The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Forcepoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Forcepoint over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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 Forcepoint, LLC (formerly Websense).

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Forcepoint
Rank 151 180 195
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +15
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 2 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.064% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.35% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
Average daily rate £450 £343 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.38% +8.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £240 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £533 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1230 2261 2561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.10% 43.98% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 1664 1786
Average daily rate £430 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 45 57
Average hourly rate £24.00 £21.63 £19.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.98% +11.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.08 £13.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.60 £31.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Forcepoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Forcepoint across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Forcepoint Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Forcepoint
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Forcepoint across the City of London region.

Forcepoint Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Forcepoint
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Forcepoint across the City of London region.

Forcepoint Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Forcepoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Forcepoint also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Forcepoint.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) SIEM
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Tufin
3 2 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) OWASP
3 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
3 2 (28.57%) CISSP
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) CISA
3 2 (28.57%) CISM
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) SurfControl
3 2 (28.57%) GIAC
3 2 (28.57%) AppSense
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Nessus
3 2 (28.57%) Qualys
3 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (28.57%) WAN

Forcepoint
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Forcepoint also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Forcepoint. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IT Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Information Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Information Security
1 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) OWASP
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 1 (14.29%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CISA
1 2 (28.57%) CISM
1 2 (28.57%) CISSP
1 2 (28.57%) GIAC
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (28.57%) Nessus
2 1 (14.29%) AirWatch
2 1 (14.29%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) AppSense
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
1 2 (28.57%) Qualys
1 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
1 2 (28.57%) SurfControl
1 2 (28.57%) Symantec
1 2 (28.57%) Tufin
2 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle