Period
to 18 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CheckPoint over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Check Point Software Technologies.

CheckPoint
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 141 126
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15 -4
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 66 45 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.30% 0.97% 1.46%
As % of the Vendors category 2.76% 2.17% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 35 38
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.39% +19.23%
10th Percentile £306 £350 £255
90th Percentile £530 £488 £566
England median daily rate £425 £425 £409
% change year-on-year - +3.91% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £45.50
England median hourly rate £17.41 £48.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -64.10% +21.25% +42.46%

CheckPoint is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,392 2,069 2,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 47.04% 44.71% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,356 1,228 1,567
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £206 £237
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 94 92
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.82 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.19% +9.10% -12.12%
10th Percentile £10.85 £11.08 £10.00
90th Percentile £28.00 £50.00 £25.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing CheckPoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in the West Midlands

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CheckPoint in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in the West Midlands

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in the West Midlands

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in the West Midlands

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -30 36 £479 +12.65% 8
Birmingham +1 11 £355 -6.27% 8
Coventry - 8 £305 - 4
Warwickshire +10 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £550 - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £275 - 2
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 55 (83.33%) Firewall
2 53 (80.30%) Cisco
3 36 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (54.55%) WAN
3 36 (54.55%) Fortinet
4 35 (53.03%) CCNP
5 32 (48.48%) F5
6 30 (45.45%) McAfee
6 30 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 29 (43.94%) Amazon AWS
7 29 (43.94%) Wireless
8 27 (40.91%) SC Cleared
8 27 (40.91%) Security Cleared
8 27 (40.91%) WAN Optimisation
9 22 (33.33%) Aruba
10 20 (30.30%) VPN
11 18 (27.27%) IBM
11 18 (27.27%) Internet
12 17 (25.76%) Blue Coat
12 17 (25.76%) Network Load Balancing
12 17 (25.76%) FortiGate
13 16 (24.24%) Data Centre
13 16 (24.24%) Oracle
13 16 (24.24%) ITIL
14 15 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (21.21%) Network Packet Analysis
15 14 (21.21%) Coaching
15 14 (21.21%) Intrusion Detection
15 14 (21.21%) BMC

CheckPoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 30 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (43.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.52%) Akamai
3 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (83.33%) Firewall
2 36 (54.55%) WAN
3 29 (43.94%) Wireless
4 20 (30.30%) VPN
5 18 (27.27%) Internet
6 15 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (21.21%) Intrusion Detection
8 13 (19.70%) BGP
9 12 (18.18%) MPLS
10 9 (13.64%) OSPF
11 7 (10.61%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (9.09%) LAN
12 6 (9.09%) VLAN
13 5 (7.58%) HSRP
13 5 (7.58%) WLAN
14 4 (6.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 4 (6.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 3 (4.55%) Cisco Firepower
15 3 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) Oracle OWB
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 49 (74.24%) Network Engineer
2 21 (31.82%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Design Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Implementation Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Network Design Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 4 (6.06%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) XML
2 2 (3.03%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (24.24%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.03%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.67%) Windows
2 6 (9.09%) Unix
3 4 (6.06%) Linux
4 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.91%) WAN Optimisation
2 17 (25.76%) Network Load Balancing
3 16 (24.24%) ITIL
4 15 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (21.21%) Coaching
5 14 (21.21%) Network Packet Analysis
6 13 (19.70%) ITIL V3
6 13 (19.70%) Network Design
7 6 (9.09%) Load Balancing
7 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 6 (9.09%) Planning and Forecasting
7 6 (9.09%) SDLC
7 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 5 (7.58%) Migration
8 5 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (4.55%) Test Automation
10 3 (4.55%) Test Management
10 3 (4.55%) Workflow
11 2 (3.03%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.09%) Java
1 6 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (53.03%) CCNP
3 27 (40.91%) SC Cleared
3 27 (40.91%) Security Cleared
4 11 (16.67%) CCIE
5 7 (10.61%) CCNA
5 7 (10.61%) CISSP
6 6 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (6.06%) ISEB
7 4 (6.06%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (3.03%) CCDP
8 2 (3.03%) CCSA
8 2 (3.03%) CCSE
9 1 (1.52%) CISA
9 1 (1.52%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.52%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) GDPR
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.52%) PMO
2 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) vCloud
2 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.52%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.52%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.52%) vSphere
3 1 (1.52%) XenApp
3 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (25.76%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (80.30%) Cisco
2 36 (54.55%) Fortinet
3 32 (48.48%) F5
4 30 (45.45%) McAfee
5 22 (33.33%) Aruba
6 18 (27.27%) IBM
7 17 (25.76%) Blue Coat
8 16 (24.24%) Oracle
9 14 (21.21%) BMC
10 12 (18.18%) HP
11 10 (15.15%) Nokia
12 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
13 6 (9.09%) webMethods
14 4 (6.06%) VMware
15 3 (4.55%) EMC
15 3 (4.55%) Juniper
15 3 (4.55%) Palo Alto
15 3 (4.55%) SolarWinds
16 2 (3.03%) Citrix
16 2 (3.03%) SonicWALL