Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 2017 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 138 79
Rank change year-on-year -3 -59 +34
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 37 74 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.84% 1.23% 2.14%
As % of the Vendors category 1.95% 2.54% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 71
West Midlands median daily rate £398 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +10.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £350 £219 £295
90th Percentile £488 £551 £425
England median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £45.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +51.67% -
England median hourly rate £57.00 £37.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +54.05% -5.13% +30.00%

CheckPoint is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1894 2909 2423
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 43.06% 48.24% 47.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 1581 1318
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +9.01%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £207
90th Percentile £553 £525 £530
England median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 89 165
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.99 £13.87 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.49% -15.94% +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £46.50 £26.05 £37.80
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.58% -0.29% +2.94%

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017. 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
Birmingham +9 17 £375 +15.38% 6
Shropshire +20 9 £425 +10.75% 1
Warwickshire +5 4 £363 -3.33%
Solihull +16 1 - -
Staffordshire -2 1 - - 3
Coventry - 1 £388 - 2
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 36 (97.30%) Firewall
2 34 (91.89%) Cisco
3 21 (56.76%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (54.05%) WAN
5 18 (48.65%) Network Design
6 17 (45.95%) VPN
6 17 (45.95%) Wireless
7 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (35.14%) CCNP
8 13 (35.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (32.43%) Fortinet
10 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (27.03%) Data Centre
11 10 (27.03%) Oracle
12 9 (24.32%) F5
13 8 (21.62%) Network Security
13 8 (21.62%) Migration
13 8 (21.62%) CCNA
13 8 (21.62%) McAfee
13 8 (21.62%) WAN Optimisation
14 7 (18.92%) LAN
15 6 (16.22%) BGP
15 6 (16.22%) Finance
15 6 (16.22%) OSPF
15 6 (16.22%) VMware
15 6 (16.22%) Riverbed
15 6 (16.22%) Cisco Wireless
16 5 (13.51%) FortiGate
16 5 (13.51%) Blue Coat

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 3 (8.11%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 11 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (97.30%) Firewall
2 21 (56.76%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (54.05%) WAN
4 17 (45.95%) VPN
4 17 (45.95%) Wireless
5 13 (35.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (21.62%) Network Security
7 7 (18.92%) LAN
8 6 (16.22%) BGP
8 6 (16.22%) Cisco Wireless
8 6 (16.22%) OSPF
9 3 (8.11%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (8.11%) DMVPN
9 3 (8.11%) EIGRP
9 3 (8.11%) Internet
9 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
9 3 (8.11%) VoIP
10 2 (5.41%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (5.41%) DNS
10 2 (5.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (75.68%) Network Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Implementation Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 10 (27.03%) Design Engineer
3 10 (27.03%) Network Design Engineer
4 8 (21.62%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (21.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (16.22%) Security Engineer
6 5 (13.51%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Architect
7 3 (8.11%) Migration Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Juniper Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Network Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Network Operations Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Network Security Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Security Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (5.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.70%) CESG
3 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Solaris
1 1 (2.70%) Unix
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Network Design
2 8 (21.62%) Migration
2 8 (21.62%) WAN Optimisation
3 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
3 5 (13.51%) Workflow
4 4 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
5 3 (8.11%) Information Security
5 3 (8.11%) ITIL
5 3 (8.11%) Network Management
6 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.41%) Security Operations
6 2 (5.41%) Security Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.41%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.70%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (35.14%) CCNP
3 8 (21.62%) CCNA
4 3 (8.11%) CCIE
4 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) CISA
5 2 (5.41%) CISM
5 2 (5.41%) CISSP
5 2 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (5.41%) Degree
5 2 (5.41%) MCP
5 2 (5.41%) MCSE
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.70%) CCDP
6 1 (2.70%) CCSA
6 1 (2.70%) CCSE
6 1 (2.70%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.70%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 34 (91.89%) Cisco
2 12 (32.43%) Fortinet
3 10 (27.03%) Oracle
4 9 (24.32%) F5
5 8 (21.62%) McAfee
6 6 (16.22%) Riverbed
6 6 (16.22%) VMware
7 5 (13.51%) Blue Coat
7 5 (13.51%) Juniper
7 5 (13.51%) Nokia
8 4 (10.81%) Palo Alto
8 4 (10.81%) SolarWinds
9 3 (8.11%) EqualLogic
10 2 (5.41%) Aruba
10 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
11 1 (2.70%) Dell
11 1 (2.70%) HP
11 1 (2.70%) Sourcefire