The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Forcepoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Forcepoint over the 3 months to 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Forcepoint
Rank 265 242 249
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +7
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 16 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.18% 0.043%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.39% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 3
Average daily rate £394 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.56
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 South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4705 4587 4404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.85% 46.07% 47.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2816 2446 2213
Average daily rate £400 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 254 258
Average hourly rate £20.25 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £44.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Forcepoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Forcepoint Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Forcepoint
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Forcepoint Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Forcepoint
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Forcepoint across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Forcepoint Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Forcepoint
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Forcepoint Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Forcepoint
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Forcepoint within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Berkshire +14 9 £394 -19.23% 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £538 -
Hampshire -1 2 £383 +21.42%
Forcepoint
England

Forcepoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 11 (44.00%) Firewall
2 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (36.00%) F5
4 8 (32.00%) Blue Coat
4 8 (32.00%) Juniper
5 7 (28.00%) Cisco
5 7 (28.00%) WAN
5 7 (28.00%) Network Security
6 6 (24.00%) LAN
7 5 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (16.00%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
8 4 (16.00%) Linux
8 4 (16.00%) Unix
8 4 (16.00%) Windows
8 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (16.00%) DNS
8 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
8 4 (16.00%) Operations Management
8 4 (16.00%) SolarWinds
8 4 (16.00%) Information Security
9 3 (12.00%) Wireless
9 3 (12.00%) IPsec
9 3 (12.00%) Sourcefire
9 3 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (12.00%) Qualys
9 3 (12.00%) SSL
9 3 (12.00%) SLA

Forcepoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) Firewall
2 7 (28.00%) Network Security
2 7 (28.00%) WAN
3 6 (24.00%) LAN
4 5 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (16.00%) DNS
5 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (12.00%) DHCP
6 3 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (12.00%) IPsec
6 3 (12.00%) SAN
6 3 (12.00%) SSL
6 3 (12.00%) Wireless
7 2 (8.00%) 4G
7 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (8.00%) FCoE
7 2 (8.00%) Junos
7 2 (8.00%) Unified Communications
7 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Consultant
2 5 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Security Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Principal Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Principal Security Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Security Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Head of Infrastructure
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (4.00%) SIEM Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (8.00%) PKI
2 1 (4.00%) CLARiiON
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
1 4 (16.00%) Unix
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Solaris
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (16.00%) Information Security
1 4 (16.00%) Kalman Filter
1 4 (16.00%) Operations Management
2 3 (12.00%) Analytics
2 3 (12.00%) Change Control
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) SIEM
2 3 (12.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 3 (12.00%) Web Filtering
3 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.00%) Information Management
3 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.00%) MODAF
3 2 (8.00%) Network Design
3 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.00%) Network Planning
4 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
1 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.00%) CCNA
3 2 (8.00%) CCNP
3 2 (8.00%) CEH
3 2 (8.00%) CISSP
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) GCIA
3 2 (8.00%) GCIH
4 1 (4.00%) CCSA
4 1 (4.00%) CCSE
4 1 (4.00%) JNCIP
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (12.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) ISA Server
1 2 (8.00%) ProxySG
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) RSA Security Analytics
2 2 (8.00%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) F5
2 8 (32.00%) Blue Coat
2 8 (32.00%) Juniper
3 7 (28.00%) Cisco
4 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (16.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.00%) NetWitness
5 3 (12.00%) Qualys
5 3 (12.00%) Sourcefire
6 2 (8.00%) Altiris
6 2 (8.00%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (8.00%) Intel Security
6 2 (8.00%) Palo Alto
6 2 (8.00%) Symantec
6 2 (8.00%) VMware
7 1 (4.00%) Kaspersky
7 1 (4.00%) NetApp
7 1 (4.00%) Nokia
7 1 (4.00%) Sophos