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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Forcepoint over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Forcepoint
Rank 137 140 140
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 10 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.12% 0.034%
As % of the Vendors category 0.73% 0.32% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Median daily rate £375 £275 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -19.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.53 £24.25
% change year-on-year
- -11.23%
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
1361 1265 1236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 44.71% 39.46% 41.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 836 772 789
Median daily rate £375 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 91 62
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% +2.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

Forcepoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Forcepoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Forcepoint within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Bristol - 7 £370 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £375 -
Forcepoint
England

Forcepoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 South West region with a requirement for Forcepoint.

1 15 (78.95%) CISSP
2 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Cisco
2 14 (73.68%) Intrusion Detection
3 13 (68.42%) Firewall
4 12 (63.16%) VMware
4 12 (63.16%) Information Security
4 12 (63.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (63.16%) PCI DSS
4 12 (63.16%) Linux
4 12 (63.16%) Cisco ISE
5 11 (57.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (52.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (52.63%) DDoS Mitigation
6 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
6 10 (52.63%) Cyber-Ark
6 10 (52.63%) ArcSight
6 10 (52.63%) SIEM
6 10 (52.63%) Office 365
6 10 (52.63%) Content Management
6 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (52.63%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (52.63%) Security Architecture
7 9 (47.37%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (47.37%) Finance
7 9 (47.37%) Management Information System
8 7 (36.84%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (36.84%) Threat Management
9 5 (26.32%) Internet

Forcepoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (52.63%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (52.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) Intrusion Detection
2 13 (68.42%) Firewall
3 12 (63.16%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (26.32%) Internet
5 2 (10.53%) LAN
5 2 (10.53%) VoIP
5 2 (10.53%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) WAN
6 1 (5.26%) DHCP
6 1 (5.26%) DNS
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Analyst
2 12 (63.16%) Security Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Information Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Information Security Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) IT Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) IT Security Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Security Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Security Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
6 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Perimeter Security Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Windows Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
1 10 (52.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (47.37%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) CMDB
3 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Information Security
2 10 (52.63%) Content Management
2 10 (52.63%) DDoS Mitigation
2 10 (52.63%) Security Architecture
2 10 (52.63%) SIEM
3 9 (47.37%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (36.84%) Threat Management
4 7 (36.84%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (21.05%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (15.79%) Migration
7 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
7 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
7 2 (10.53%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) CISSP
2 3 (15.79%) CCNP
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (63.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (63.16%) PCI DSS
2 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) BitLocker
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (10.53%) UAG
3 2 (10.53%) XenApp
3 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Cisco
2 12 (63.16%) VMware
3 10 (52.63%) ArcSight
3 10 (52.63%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) Sophos
5 2 (10.53%) AppSense
5 2 (10.53%) Canon
5 2 (10.53%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) NetApp