The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Forcepoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 126 140 150
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +10
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 9 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.13% 0.062%
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% 0.33% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Average daily rate £378 £450 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.11% +22.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £450 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1190 1220 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.61% 39.42% 42.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 689 827
Average daily rate £363 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 96 82
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.19 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.42% +34.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.24 £41.00 £37.25
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 West

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

Forcepoint Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Forcepoint
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Forcepoint Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Forcepoint
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Forcepoint Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Forcepoint
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Forcepoint Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Forcepoint
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West 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
Bristol - 3 £380 -
Gloucestershire +2 2 £131 -
Wiltshire -2 1 £375 -16.66%
Somerset - 1 - -
Forcepoint
England

Forcepoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 8 (50.00%) VMware
4 7 (43.75%) Firewall
4 7 (43.75%) DHCP
4 7 (43.75%) DNS
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco
4 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (37.50%) Internet
6 5 (31.25%) Information Security
6 5 (31.25%) Sophos
6 5 (31.25%) CISSP
6 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
6 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (31.25%) PCI DSS
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
7 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (25.00%) ITIL
7 4 (25.00%) LDAP
7 4 (25.00%) Juniper
7 4 (25.00%) NetApp
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
7 4 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (25.00%) Management Information System

Forcepoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) DHCP
1 7 (43.75%) DNS
1 7 (43.75%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) Internet
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco ISE
4 4 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (25.00%) LDAP
5 2 (12.50%) LAN
5 2 (12.50%) VoIP
5 2 (12.50%) VPN
5 2 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Security Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Information Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) IT Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) IT Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior IT Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Information Security
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Content Management
3 3 (18.75%) DDoS Mitigation
3 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) SIEM
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 2 (12.50%) ITSM
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Software Licensing
4 2 (12.50%) Threat Management
4 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CISSP
2 2 (12.50%) MCSA
2 2 (12.50%) MCSE
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (31.25%) PCI DSS
2 2 (12.50%) SLA
3 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
3 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (12.50%) BitLocker
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (12.50%) UAG
4 2 (12.50%) vSphere
4 2 (12.50%) XenApp
4 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) WSUS
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) Sophos
5 4 (25.00%) Juniper
5 4 (25.00%) NetApp
6 3 (18.75%) ArcSight
6 3 (18.75%) Citrix
6 3 (18.75%) Cyber-Ark
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
7 2 (12.50%) AppSense
7 2 (12.50%) Canon
7 2 (12.50%) Dell