The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Forcepoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Forcepoint over the 3 months to 3 December 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).

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Forcepoint
Rank 142 160 141
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -19
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 15 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.096% 0.092%
As % of the Vendors category 0.99% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Median daily rate £325 - £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £463 £330
% change year-on-year
-11.89% +40.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.00 -
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 North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1514 1667 1516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 47.57% 39.81% 46.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 933 883 816
Median daily rate £410 £382 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.32% +9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 75 102
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +15.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Forcepoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Forcepoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Forcepoint Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Forcepoint
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Forcepoint Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Forcepoint
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Forcepoint Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Forcepoint
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Forcepoint within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 10 £325 -
Manchester +5 5 - - 1
Forcepoint
England

Forcepoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Forcepoint 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 North West region with a requirement for Forcepoint.

1 16 (80.00%) WAN
2 14 (70.00%) Cisco
3 13 (65.00%) LAN
3 13 (65.00%) Firewall
4 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (55.00%) Intel Security
5 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (50.00%) SolarWinds
5 10 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
6 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (40.00%) CCNA
7 6 (30.00%) Windows
7 6 (30.00%) Migration
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 4 (20.00%) Network Security
8 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
8 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (20.00%) DHCP
8 4 (20.00%) DNS
9 3 (15.00%) Sophos
9 3 (15.00%) Juniper
9 3 (15.00%) MPLS
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.00%) CCIE
9 3 (15.00%) CCNP
9 3 (15.00%) SSL

Forcepoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) IaaS
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) WAN
2 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 13 (65.00%) LAN
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (20.00%) DHCP
4 4 (20.00%) DNS
4 4 (20.00%) Network Security
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (15.00%) MPLS
5 3 (15.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (15.00%) SSL
5 3 (15.00%) VoIP
5 3 (15.00%) VPN
6 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (10.00%) FCoE
6 2 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (5.00%) FTP
7 1 (5.00%) HTTP
7 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Hardware Specialist
1 6 (30.00%) Storage Specialist
2 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) PowerShell Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (30.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (15.00%) SIEM
5 2 (10.00%) Network Design
5 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
6 1 (5.00%) Application Rationalisation
6 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (5.00%) Presales
6 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Software Licensing
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (40.00%) CCNA
2 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) CCIE
3 3 (15.00%) CCNP
4 1 (5.00%) CCDA
4 1 (5.00%) CCDP
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
1 2 (10.00%) SCOM
1 2 (10.00%) SCOrch
1 2 (10.00%) SCSM
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) Intel Security
3 10 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (15.00%) Juniper
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) Sophos
5 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire
5 1 (5.00%) Veeam
5 1 (5.00%) VMware