The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Forcepoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Forcepoint over the 3 months to 10 February 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).

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Forcepoint
Rank 582 537 542
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +5
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 44 75 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.14% 0.093%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.32% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 55 25
Average daily rate £400 £350 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +8.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £254 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £465 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22062 23715 22622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.89% 45.79% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13749 12420
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1006 988
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Forcepoint
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Forcepoint Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Forcepoint
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Forcepoint within the UK.

Forcepoint Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Forcepoint
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Forcepoint within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Forcepoint Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Forcepoint
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Forcepoint within the UK.

Forcepoint Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Forcepoint
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Forcepoint within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Forcepoint Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Forcepoint
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Forcepoint within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
England -34 43 £400 +14.28% 9
London -16 17 £400 +14.28% 6
South East +13 8 £400 +20.30% 1
South West +6 7 £394 +12.50% 1
East of England +3 4 - -
Manchester -13 4 - -
North West -15 4 - -
Bristol - 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
Surrey -9 3 £275 -32.51% 1
Wiltshire - 3 £394 -
Swindon - 3 £394 -
City of London +29 2 £450 +31.38% 2
Berkshire +8 2 £388 -
Reigate - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £438 -
Bradford +7 1 £550 +66.66%
West Yorkshire -10 1 £550 +66.66%
West Midlands -20 1 £550 +22.22% 1
Yorkshire -21 1 £550 +66.66%
Warwickshire - 1 £550 -
West Sussex - 1 £450 -
Kent - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £550 -
Windsor - 1 £400 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £450 -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Forcepoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 47 (48.96%) Firewall
2 41 (42.71%) Cisco
3 37 (38.54%) LAN
4 32 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
5 31 (32.29%) Cisco ASA
6 30 (31.25%) Juniper
7 29 (30.21%) Blue Coat
8 27 (28.13%) CheckPoint
9 24 (25.00%) Windows
9 24 (25.00%) WAN
9 24 (25.00%) DHCP
9 24 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 23 (23.96%) Network Security
11 22 (22.92%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (22.92%) DNS
12 21 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (19.79%) CCNA
13 19 (19.79%) Barracuda Networks
13 19 (19.79%) SC Cleared
14 18 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
14 18 (18.75%) SLA
14 18 (18.75%) Finance
15 17 (17.71%) Wireless
15 17 (17.71%) Cisco PIX
16 15 (15.63%) Active Directory
16 15 (15.63%) Microsoft
17 14 (14.58%) Unix
17 14 (14.58%) Linux
17 14 (14.58%) Risk Management
17 14 (14.58%) Information Security

Forcepoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (5.21%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.08%) IIS
4 2 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (48.96%) Firewall
2 37 (38.54%) LAN
3 31 (32.29%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (25.00%) DHCP
4 24 (25.00%) WAN
5 23 (23.96%) Network Security
6 22 (22.92%) DNS
6 22 (22.92%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
8 17 (17.71%) Cisco PIX
8 17 (17.71%) Wireless
9 10 (10.42%) VPN
10 8 (8.33%) FTP
11 7 (7.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (7.29%) Internet
12 6 (6.25%) Wireshark
13 5 (5.21%) OSPF
13 5 (5.21%) SSL
13 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
13 5 (5.21%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) DB2
2 1 (1.04%) MySQL
General
1 18 (18.75%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Banking
3 3 (3.13%) Law
4 2 (2.08%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Advertising
5 1 (1.04%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.04%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (14.58%) Architect
2 14 (14.58%) Consultant
3 11 (11.46%) Security Engineer
3 11 (11.46%) Security Specialist
4 10 (10.42%) Security Consultant
5 9 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Security Architect
7 6 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Check Point Specialist
8 5 (5.21%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Information Security Specialist
8 5 (5.21%) Information Specialist
8 5 (5.21%) IT Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Network Architect
8 5 (5.21%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) SIEM Consultant
9 4 (4.17%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.17%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.04%) CSS
2 1 (1.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.29%) SecurID
3 5 (5.21%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.17%) NHS
5 3 (3.13%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.08%) PKI
6 2 (2.08%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.00%) Windows
2 14 (14.58%) Linux
2 14 (14.58%) Unix
3 9 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.13%) Android
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.08%) Solaris
7 2 (2.08%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 14 (14.58%) Information Security
2 14 (14.58%) Risk Management
3 13 (13.54%) SIEM
4 11 (11.46%) Web Filtering
5 10 (10.42%) Asset Management
6 6 (6.25%) ITIL
6 6 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (5.21%) Change Control
7 5 (5.21%) Migration
7 5 (5.21%) Security Management
7 5 (5.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (4.17%) Load Balancing
8 4 (4.17%) Security Operations
8 4 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
9 3 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.13%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.13%) Network Planning
9 3 (3.13%) Operations Management
9 3 (3.13%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.13%) Java
2 3 (3.13%) SQL
3 1 (1.04%) C
3 1 (1.04%) PHP
3 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (19.79%) CCNA
3 19 (19.79%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.25%) CCNP
5 4 (4.17%) CISSP
5 4 (4.17%) Degree
6 3 (3.13%) GIAC
7 2 (2.08%) CISA
7 2 (2.08%) CISM
7 2 (2.08%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.08%) MCSA
7 2 (2.08%) MCSE
7 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.04%) CCIE
8 1 (1.04%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (1.04%) CCSE
8 1 (1.04%) CCVP
8 1 (1.04%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.75%) SLA
2 5 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.04%) COBIT
4 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 15 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.13%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.08%) vSphere
6 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.04%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (14.58%) QRadar
2 7 (7.29%) Nexpose
3 6 (6.25%) MIMEsweeper
4 5 (5.21%) Proventia
5 4 (4.17%) WSUS
6 3 (3.13%) AirWatch
6 3 (3.13%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (3.13%) Nessus
6 3 (3.13%) SCCM
7 2 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.04%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.04%) Nmap
8 1 (1.04%) RSA Security Analytics
8 1 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.04%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 41 (42.71%) Cisco
2 30 (31.25%) Juniper
3 29 (30.21%) Blue Coat
4 27 (28.13%) CheckPoint
5 19 (19.79%) Barracuda Networks
6 15 (15.63%) Microsoft
7 13 (13.54%) Intel Security
8 11 (11.46%) Remedy
9 10 (10.42%) F5
9 10 (10.42%) Oracle
10 9 (9.38%) SolarWinds
10 9 (9.38%) VMware
11 7 (7.29%) Aruba
11 7 (7.29%) Mitel
11 7 (7.29%) Rapid7
11 7 (7.29%) Symantec
12 5 (5.21%) Qualys
13 4 (4.17%) NetApp
13 4 (4.17%) Tripwire
14 3 (3.13%) HP