Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 115 142
Rank change year-on-year -8 +27 -29
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 65 98 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.35% 1.66% 0.73%
As % of the Vendors category 3.05% 3.62% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 39 27
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +37.10% -11.43%
10th Percentile £331 £310 £170
90th Percentile £530 £540 £453
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £45.50 -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +2.56% +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 2133 2709 2248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.33% 46.02% 44.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1294 1474 1107
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £208 £225 £220
90th Percentile £563 £550 £555
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 87 126
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.41 £14.50 £15.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.14% -5.84% -0.65%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.60 £10.56
90th Percentile £48.75 £26.00 £33.55
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +4.67%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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
Shropshire +25 41 £440 -2.22% 2
Birmingham -19 12 £338 -8.47%
Warwickshire +4 4 £393 -12.78%
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 61 (93.85%) Firewall
2 56 (86.15%) Cisco
3 47 (72.31%) Fortinet
4 46 (70.77%) WAN
5 43 (66.15%) Amazon AWS
6 41 (63.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 40 (61.54%) WAN Optimisation
8 38 (58.46%) Wireless
9 36 (55.38%) VPN
10 34 (52.31%) McAfee
11 30 (46.15%) FortiGate
12 29 (44.62%) F5
13 26 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
13 26 (40.00%) Network Design
14 25 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
14 25 (38.46%) Data Centre
15 22 (33.85%) Aruba
15 22 (33.85%) CCNP
15 22 (33.85%) Oracle
16 19 (29.23%) Intrusion Detection
17 18 (27.69%) Blue Coat
17 18 (27.69%) Network Load Balancing
17 18 (27.69%) IBM
17 18 (27.69%) BMC
17 18 (27.69%) Nokia
17 18 (27.69%) Internet
17 18 (27.69%) Network Packet Analysis
18 15 (23.08%) SC Cleared
18 15 (23.08%) Security Cleared
19 13 (20.00%) VLAN

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 2 (3.08%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 43 (66.15%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (63.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.62%) Akamai
3 3 (4.62%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 61 (93.85%) Firewall
2 46 (70.77%) WAN
3 38 (58.46%) Wireless
4 36 (55.38%) VPN
5 26 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (29.23%) Intrusion Detection
7 18 (27.69%) Internet
8 13 (20.00%) VLAN
9 12 (18.46%) BGP
9 12 (18.46%) OSPF
10 11 (16.92%) MPLS
11 8 (12.31%) HSRP
11 8 (12.31%) Network Security
12 6 (9.23%) BIG-IP
12 6 (9.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (7.69%) DNS
13 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
14 4 (6.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 4 (6.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 4 (6.15%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle OWB
General
1 4 (6.15%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (89.23%) Network Engineer
2 24 (36.92%) Implementation Engineer
2 24 (36.92%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 17 (26.15%) Design Engineer
3 17 (26.15%) Network Design Engineer
4 15 (23.08%) Cisco Engineer
4 15 (23.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
6 12 (18.46%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 11 (16.92%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (12.31%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (10.77%) Network Support
9 7 (10.77%) Network Support Engineer
9 7 (10.77%) Support Engineer
10 6 (9.23%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
11 5 (7.69%) Incident Engineer
12 4 (6.15%) Network Operations Engineer
12 4 (6.15%) Network Security Engineer
12 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 4 (6.15%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 25 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.08%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (3.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.08%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.54%) Linux
1 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (61.54%) WAN Optimisation
2 26 (40.00%) Network Design
3 18 (27.69%) Network Load Balancing
3 18 (27.69%) Network Packet Analysis
4 11 (16.92%) ITIL
5 10 (15.38%) ITIL V3
6 9 (13.85%) Coaching
7 8 (12.31%) Load Balancing
7 8 (12.31%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (10.77%) Workflow
9 4 (6.15%) Migration
10 3 (4.62%) Runbook
10 3 (4.62%) Service Management
10 3 (4.62%) SIEM
10 3 (4.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 2 (3.08%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (3.08%) Planning and Forecasting
11 2 (3.08%) Security Operations
11 2 (3.08%) Test Strategy
11 2 (3.08%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (33.85%) CCNP
3 15 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 15 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 9 (13.85%) CCIE
5 6 (9.23%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (9.23%) CISSP
6 4 (6.15%) CCNA
7 2 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.08%) Degree
7 2 (3.08%) MCP
7 2 (3.08%) MCSE
7 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.54%) ISEB
8 1 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.62%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (4.62%) vSphere
3 1 (1.54%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (46.15%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.62%) Nagios
2 3 (4.62%) SCOM
2 3 (4.62%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.54%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 56 (86.15%) Cisco
2 47 (72.31%) Fortinet
3 34 (52.31%) McAfee
4 29 (44.62%) F5
5 22 (33.85%) Aruba
5 22 (33.85%) Oracle
6 18 (27.69%) Blue Coat
6 18 (27.69%) BMC
6 18 (27.69%) IBM
6 18 (27.69%) Nokia
7 13 (20.00%) HP
8 8 (12.31%) Palo Alto
9 7 (10.77%) VMware
10 6 (9.23%) Juniper
10 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
11 4 (6.15%) SolarWinds
12 3 (4.62%) AppDynamics
12 3 (4.62%) Infoblox
13 1 (1.54%) Capita
13 1 (1.54%) Red Hat