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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Forcepoint over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Forcepoint
Rank 622 577 568
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -9
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 39 72 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 49 44
Median daily rate £375 £450 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £322 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £530 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £21.53 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.53 £24.25
% change year-on-year
- -11.23%

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
24309 25081 24678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.14% 43.92% 45.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14909 14782 13627
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 814 1091 1074
Median hourly rate £19.44 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.97% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Forcepoint
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Forcepoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 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
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Forcepoint within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England -37 33 £375 -16.66% 11
South West +3 12 £375 +36.36%
London -24 12 £470 +4.44% 9
Bristol - 7 £370 -
Scotland +8 6 £375 -
North West -1 4 £465 -
Hertfordshire +15 3 £413 -
East of England +14 3 £413 -25.00%
Cheshire +1 3 £465 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £375 -
Glasgow - 3 - -
City of London +39 2 £470 +21.29% 2
Berkshire +3 2 - -
South East -6 2 - -
Somerset - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Bath - 2 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £350 -

Forcepoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for Forcepoint.

1 54 (54.00%) Firewall
2 45 (45.00%) Cisco
3 39 (39.00%) Windows
4 33 (33.00%) Finance
5 30 (30.00%) CheckPoint
6 29 (29.00%) Linux
7 26 (26.00%) WAN
7 26 (26.00%) SC Cleared
7 26 (26.00%) Security Cleared
8 24 (24.00%) VPN
9 23 (23.00%) LAN
10 21 (21.00%) Kalman Filter
11 19 (19.00%) VMware
11 19 (19.00%) PCI DSS
11 19 (19.00%) SIEM
11 19 (19.00%) Blue Coat
12 18 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (18.00%) CISSP
12 18 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (17.00%) CCNP
13 17 (17.00%) Microsoft
13 17 (17.00%) Network Security
13 17 (17.00%) Intrusion Detection
13 17 (17.00%) Data Centre
14 16 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (16.00%) Juniper
15 15 (15.00%) Information Security
15 15 (15.00%) Internet
15 15 (15.00%) Symantec
16 14 (14.00%) Sophos

Forcepoint
Top Related IT Skills 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 6 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.00%) IIS
3 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.00%) MS Office
2 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.00%) Office 365
2 11 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (7.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 54 (54.00%) Firewall
2 26 (26.00%) WAN
3 24 (24.00%) VPN
4 23 (23.00%) LAN
5 17 (17.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (17.00%) Network Security
6 16 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (15.00%) Internet
8 12 (12.00%) Cisco ISE
8 12 (12.00%) TCP/IP
8 12 (12.00%) Wireless
9 11 (11.00%) Cisco Wireless
10 10 (10.00%) SSL
11 9 (9.00%) DNS
12 6 (6.00%) MPLS
12 6 (6.00%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (5.00%) Wireshark
14 4 (4.00%) DHCP
14 4 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
General
1 33 (33.00%) Finance
2 9 (9.00%) Law
3 8 (8.00%) Banking
3 8 (8.00%) Legal
4 5 (5.00%) Advertising
4 5 (5.00%) Retail
5 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (19.00%) Analyst
1 19 (19.00%) Architect
2 18 (18.00%) Consultant
3 17 (17.00%) Security Engineer
4 16 (16.00%) Network Engineer
4 16 (16.00%) Security Consultant
5 14 (14.00%) Security Analyst
6 9 (9.00%) Security Architect
7 8 (8.00%) Information Analyst
7 8 (8.00%) Information Security Analyst
8 7 (7.00%) Author
8 7 (7.00%) IT Analyst
8 7 (7.00%) IT Security Analyst
8 7 (7.00%) Operations Engineer
8 7 (7.00%) Technical Author
8 7 (7.00%) Web Consultant
8 7 (7.00%) Web Engineer
9 6 (6.00%) Firewall Engineer
9 6 (6.00%) IT Engineer
9 6 (6.00%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (9.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.00%) PKI
5 3 (3.00%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.00%) CMDB
6 2 (2.00%) Replication
6 2 (2.00%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.00%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.00%) Clustering
7 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.00%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 39 (39.00%) Windows
2 29 (29.00%) Linux
3 12 (12.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (9.00%) Unix
5 6 (6.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.00%) Solaris
9 2 (2.00%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.00%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.00%) Kalman Filter
2 19 (19.00%) SIEM
3 15 (15.00%) Information Security
4 13 (13.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (12.00%) Web Filtering
6 10 (10.00%) Content Management
6 10 (10.00%) DDoS Mitigation
6 10 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 10 (10.00%) Security Architecture
6 10 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (8.00%) ITIL
8 7 (7.00%) Patch Management
8 7 (7.00%) Threat Management
9 6 (6.00%) Attack Monitoring
10 5 (5.00%) Migration
11 4 (4.00%) Configuration Management
11 4 (4.00%) PRINCE2
12 3 (3.00%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (3.00%) Service Delivery
12 3 (3.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.00%) SQL
2 2 (2.00%) VBScript
3 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.00%) Java
3 1 (1.00%) Korn
3 1 (1.00%) Python
3 1 (1.00%) Ruby
3 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (26.00%) SC Cleared
1 26 (26.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (18.00%) CISSP
3 17 (17.00%) CCNP
4 14 (14.00%) CCNA
5 3 (3.00%) Degree
6 2 (2.00%) CEH
6 2 (2.00%) GCIA
6 2 (2.00%) GCIH
7 1 (1.00%) CCSA
7 1 (1.00%) CCSE
7 1 (1.00%) CCSP
7 1 (1.00%) CISM
7 1 (1.00%) MCSE
7 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.00%) PCI DSS
2 12 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.00%) QA
4 2 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (7.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (6.00%) XenApp
5 5 (5.00%) ISA Server
6 4 (4.00%) vSphere
7 2 (2.00%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.00%) ProxySG
7 2 (2.00%) UAG
7 2 (2.00%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.00%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.00%) Snort
8 1 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (11.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 10 (10.00%) MIMEsweeper
3 7 (7.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (5.00%) Nessus
4 5 (5.00%) Nmap
5 2 (2.00%) RSA Security Analytics
5 2 (2.00%) WSUS
6 1 (1.00%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.00%) Malwarebytes
6 1 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.00%) RSA Archer
6 1 (1.00%) SCCM
6 1 (1.00%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 45 (45.00%) Cisco
2 30 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 19 (19.00%) Blue Coat
3 19 (19.00%) VMware
4 17 (17.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (16.00%) Juniper
6 15 (15.00%) Symantec
7 14 (14.00%) Oracle
7 14 (14.00%) Sophos
8 12 (12.00%) Aruba
9 11 (11.00%) Cyber-Ark
9 11 (11.00%) F5
10 10 (10.00%) ArcSight
11 9 (9.00%) Intel Security
11 9 (9.00%) SolarWinds
12 8 (8.00%) Citrix
13 7 (7.00%) Altiris
13 7 (7.00%) HP
13 7 (7.00%) Kaspersky
13 7 (7.00%) LogRhythm