The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Websense products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Websense over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 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 Websense, Inc.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Websense
Rank 131 129 138
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Websense 8 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% 0.52% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Average daily rate
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£280 £325 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +58.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +116.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £24.65 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-1.62% +61.63%
Websense
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
1466 1342 1626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.17% 45.09% 47.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 595 753
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 104 129
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

Websense
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Websense Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Websense
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Websense Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Websense
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Websense Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Websense
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Websense within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
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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
Cheshire +11 6 £280 -39.45%
Manchester -10 2 £295 -1.66% 1
Websense
England

Websense
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Websense 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 Websense.

1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) TACACS
3 6 (60.00%) Juniper
3 6 (60.00%) Fortinet
4 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (40.00%) CISSP
5 4 (40.00%) SSL
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) GCIA
5 4 (40.00%) GCIH
5 4 (40.00%) F5
5 4 (40.00%) CEH
6 3 (30.00%) VLAN
6 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (30.00%) IPsec
6 3 (30.00%) Solaris
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) UNIX
6 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (30.00%) VPN
6 3 (30.00%) OSPF
6 3 (30.00%) BGP
6 3 (30.00%) NetScreen
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) CCNA
7 2 (20.00%) LAN
7 2 (20.00%) WAN
7 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat

Websense
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Websense 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 Websense. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) TACACS
3 4 (40.00%) SSL
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) VPN
4 3 (30.00%) NetScreen
4 3 (30.00%) OSPF
4 3 (30.00%) BGP
4 3 (30.00%) IPsec
4 3 (30.00%) VLAN
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 1 (10.00%) DHCP
6 1 (10.00%) VoIP
6 1 (10.00%) DNS
6 1 (10.00%) MPLS
6 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Solaris
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (10.00%) QMS
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CISSP
1 4 (40.00%) GCIA
1 4 (40.00%) GCIH
1 4 (40.00%) CEH
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
1 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Juniper
2 6 (60.00%) Fortinet
3 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (40.00%) F5
5 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) Nortel
6 1 (10.00%) Avaya
6 1 (10.00%) Kaspersky
6 1 (10.00%) Meraki