The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Forcepoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the 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 391 375 374
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 17 40 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.080% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.42% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 32 18
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £289 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £507 £420
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 - -
Forcepoint
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
8591 9589 9860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.57% 45.21% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5620 6357 6319
Average daily rate £438 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 198 221
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.03 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.63% +2.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £35.00
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 London

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

Forcepoint Jobs Demand Trend in London

Forcepoint
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Forcepoint Daily Rate Trend in London

Forcepoint
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Forcepoint across the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Forcepoint Daily Rate Histogram in London

Forcepoint
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Forcepoint Hourly Rate Trend in London

Forcepoint
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Forcepoint within the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +29 2 £450 +31.38% 2
Canary Wharf - 2 £438 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Forcepoint
England

Forcepoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) WAN
2 14 (43.75%) Firewall
3 13 (40.63%) Cisco
4 12 (37.50%) LAN
4 12 (37.50%) Network Security
5 10 (31.25%) Wireless
5 10 (31.25%) Finance
5 10 (31.25%) CheckPoint
5 10 (31.25%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (28.13%) Unix
7 8 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 8 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (21.88%) Aruba
8 7 (21.88%) Mitel
8 7 (21.88%) Blue Coat
8 7 (21.88%) Linux
8 7 (21.88%) Symantec
8 7 (21.88%) CCNA
8 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (21.88%) Web Filtering
9 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
9 6 (18.75%) Oracle
9 6 (18.75%) DHCP
9 6 (18.75%) MIMEsweeper
9 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
10 5 (15.63%) Information Security
10 5 (15.63%) VPN
10 5 (15.63%) Cisco Wireless

Forcepoint
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) Firewall
1 14 (43.75%) WAN
2 12 (37.50%) LAN
2 12 (37.50%) Network Security
3 10 (31.25%) Wireless
4 8 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (18.75%) DHCP
6 5 (15.63%) Cisco Wireless
6 5 (15.63%) VPN
7 4 (12.50%) DNS
8 3 (9.38%) OSPF
8 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
8 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (6.25%) DMZ
9 2 (6.25%) FWSM
9 2 (6.25%) Internet
9 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
9 2 (6.25%) VLAN
10 1 (3.13%) HSRP
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Advertising
4 1 (3.13%) Private Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Firewall Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Security Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Security Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Security Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Project Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) IT Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) NHS
2 2 (6.25%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Unix
3 7 (21.88%) Linux
4 3 (9.38%) Android
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Kalman Filter
2 8 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 7 (21.88%) Web Filtering
4 5 (15.63%) Information Security
5 3 (9.38%) SIEM
5 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.25%) DevOps
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL
6 2 (6.25%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) OWASP
7 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.13%) Data Security
7 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.13%) Document Management
7 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.13%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) CCNA
1 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) CCNP
5 2 (6.25%) CISA
5 2 (6.25%) CISM
5 2 (6.25%) CISSP
5 2 (6.25%) GIAC
6 1 (3.13%) CCIE
6 1 (3.13%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (3.13%) CCVP
6 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (6.25%) AirWatch
2 2 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (6.25%) Nessus
2 2 (6.25%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) WSUS
3 1 (3.13%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (3.13%) Nmap
3 1 (3.13%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Cisco
2 10 (31.25%) CheckPoint
3 7 (21.88%) Aruba
3 7 (21.88%) Blue Coat
3 7 (21.88%) Mitel
3 7 (21.88%) Symantec
4 6 (18.75%) Oracle
5 4 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 3 (9.38%) Intel Security
6 3 (9.38%) VMware
7 2 (6.25%) AppSense
7 2 (6.25%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.25%) MobileIron
7 2 (6.25%) Qualys
7 2 (6.25%) SurfControl
7 2 (6.25%) Tufin
8 1 (3.13%) F5
8 1 (3.13%) HP
8 1 (3.13%) Splunk