Period
to 18 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 114 152
Rank change year-on-year 0 +38 -26
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 73 85 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.55% 1.54% 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 3.54% 3.36% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 38 25
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +50.00% -27.27%
10th Percentile £331 £318 £170
90th Percentile £530 £540 £454
England median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £10.97 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -68.66% -10.26% +21.88%

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 2,064 2,529 2,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.74% 45.95% 45.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,241 1,368 1,094
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £208 £213 £225
90th Percentile £563 £554 £556
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 91 114
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -3.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.56 £10.60 £10.54
90th Percentile £48.75 £26.00 £33.69
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 January 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 January 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 +24 44 £460 +2.22% 4
Birmingham -2 14 £338 -6.90% 5
Warwickshire +10 6 £435 -13.00% 1
Coventry +2 1 - - 3
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 68 (93.15%) Firewall
2 64 (87.67%) Cisco
3 49 (67.12%) Fortinet
3 49 (67.12%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (65.75%) WAN
4 48 (65.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 42 (57.53%) WAN Optimisation
6 41 (56.16%) Wireless
7 38 (52.05%) McAfee
8 35 (47.95%) VPN
9 34 (46.58%) FortiGate
9 34 (46.58%) F5
10 30 (41.10%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (39.73%) Aruba
12 27 (36.99%) Data Centre
12 27 (36.99%) CCNP
13 26 (35.62%) Cisco ASA
13 26 (35.62%) Network Design
14 22 (30.14%) Oracle
15 21 (28.77%) Intrusion Detection
16 20 (27.40%) Blue Coat
16 20 (27.40%) Network Load Balancing
16 20 (27.40%) IBM
16 20 (27.40%) BMC
16 20 (27.40%) Nokia
16 20 (27.40%) Internet
16 20 (27.40%) Network Packet Analysis
17 16 (21.92%) SC Cleared
17 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
17 16 (21.92%) HP

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 49 (67.12%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (65.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.11%) Akamai
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (4.11%) Office 365
3 3 (4.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (93.15%) Firewall
2 48 (65.75%) WAN
3 41 (56.16%) Wireless
4 35 (47.95%) VPN
5 26 (35.62%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (28.77%) Intrusion Detection
7 20 (27.40%) Internet
8 13 (17.81%) BGP
8 13 (17.81%) OSPF
8 13 (17.81%) VLAN
9 11 (15.07%) MPLS
10 8 (10.96%) HSRP
10 8 (10.96%) Network Security
11 6 (8.22%) BIG-IP
11 6 (8.22%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (5.48%) DNS
12 4 (5.48%) EIGRP
12 4 (5.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (5.48%) IPsec
12 4 (5.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle OWB
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 62 (84.93%) Network Engineer
2 24 (32.88%) Implementation Engineer
2 24 (32.88%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 19 (26.03%) Cisco Engineer
3 19 (26.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 18 (24.66%) Firewall Engineer
5 17 (23.29%) Design Engineer
5 17 (23.29%) Network Design Engineer
6 15 (20.55%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 15 (20.55%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (12.33%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 9 (12.33%) Network Support
7 9 (12.33%) Network Support Engineer
7 9 (12.33%) Support Engineer
8 8 (10.96%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (9.59%) Incident Engineer
10 6 (8.22%) Architect
11 4 (5.48%) Network Security Engineer
11 4 (5.48%) Security Architect
11 4 (5.48%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) OAuth
1 3 (4.11%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 27 (36.99%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.11%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.11%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.11%) PKI
3 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.37%) Linux
1 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (1.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (57.53%) WAN Optimisation
2 26 (35.62%) Network Design
3 20 (27.40%) Network Load Balancing
3 20 (27.40%) Network Packet Analysis
4 14 (19.18%) ITIL
5 12 (16.44%) ITIL V3
6 9 (12.33%) Coaching
7 8 (10.96%) Load Balancing
7 8 (10.96%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (8.22%) SIEM
9 5 (6.85%) Information Security
9 5 (6.85%) Workflow
10 4 (5.48%) Identity Management
10 4 (5.48%) Migration
10 4 (5.48%) Security Architecture
11 3 (4.11%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (4.11%) DevOps
11 3 (4.11%) Privileged Identity Management
11 3 (4.11%) Runbook
11 3 (4.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (41.10%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (36.99%) CCNP
3 16 (21.92%) SC Cleared
3 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
4 12 (16.44%) CCIE
5 9 (12.33%) CISSP
6 6 (8.22%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (4.11%) CCNA
7 3 (4.11%) CEH
7 3 (4.11%) CISM
7 3 (4.11%) Degree
8 2 (2.74%) CCSA
8 2 (2.74%) CCSE
9 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.37%) ISEB
9 1 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.37%) MCP
9 1 (1.37%) MCSE
9 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) GDPR
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.11%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (4.11%) vSphere
3 1 (1.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 34 (46.58%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.11%) Nagios
2 3 (4.11%) SCOM
2 3 (4.11%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.37%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 64 (87.67%) Cisco
2 49 (67.12%) Fortinet
3 38 (52.05%) McAfee
4 34 (46.58%) F5
5 29 (39.73%) Aruba
6 22 (30.14%) Oracle
7 20 (27.40%) Blue Coat
7 20 (27.40%) BMC
7 20 (27.40%) IBM
7 20 (27.40%) Nokia
8 16 (21.92%) HP
9 7 (9.59%) Palo Alto
10 6 (8.22%) VMware
11 5 (6.85%) Juniper
11 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
12 3 (4.11%) AppDynamics
12 3 (4.11%) Infoblox
12 3 (4.11%) SolarWinds
13 1 (1.37%) EMC
13 1 (1.37%) Red Hat