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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Forcepoint
Rank 591 572 564
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 62 68 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.095%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.27% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 50 34
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £274 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £391 £356
% change year-on-year
+0.63% +9.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.56

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
24648 25247 24438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.38% 45.25% 44.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15158 14364 13802
Median daily rate £403 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 792 1121 1057
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 5 May 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 30 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 5 May 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 -36 56 £425 +13.33% 13
London -6 25 £450 +26.31% 4
South East -14 16 £394 +0.63% 8
Berkshire +8 9 £394 +3.27% 2
South West +2 9 £378 -16.11%
Bracknell - 7 - -
Yorkshire +7 6 £438 +212.50% 2
South Yorkshire -6 5 £438 +212.50%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £538 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £538 -
Doncaster - 5 £438 -
Bristol - 3 £380 -
Glasgow - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
Canary Wharf - 3 £425 -
City of London +27 2 £500 +48.14% 2
Gloucestershire +7 2 £131 -
Hampshire +2 2 £383 +21.42%
Gloucester +1 2 £131 -
Southampton +18 1 £390 +23.80%
Wiltshire +2 1 £375 -16.66%
Wales - 1 £550 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £550 - 2
Somerset - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £390 - 1
Taunton - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £375 -
Swansea - 1 £550 -
Bradford - 1 £550 -

Forcepoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 46 (46.00%) Firewall
2 42 (42.00%) Cisco
3 34 (34.00%) LAN
4 30 (30.00%) Windows
5 29 (29.00%) WAN
5 29 (29.00%) Finance
6 26 (26.00%) CheckPoint
7 25 (25.00%) Linux
7 25 (25.00%) Blue Coat
7 25 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 25 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
8 24 (24.00%) SC Cleared
8 24 (24.00%) Network Security
9 22 (22.00%) Juniper
10 21 (21.00%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 18 (18.00%) Oracle
12 18 (18.00%) SIEM
13 17 (17.00%) DHCP
14 16 (16.00%) VMware
14 16 (16.00%) Active Directory
15 15 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (15.00%) DNS
16 14 (14.00%) Wireless
16 14 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (13.00%) PCI DSS
17 13 (13.00%) VPN
17 13 (13.00%) Unix
17 13 (13.00%) Data Centre
17 13 (13.00%) Windows Server

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 9 (9.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.00%) IIS
5 2 (2.00%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.00%) MS Office
2 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.00%) Mimecast
2 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.00%) Office 365
3 3 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (46.00%) Firewall
2 34 (34.00%) LAN
3 29 (29.00%) WAN
4 24 (24.00%) Network Security
5 21 (21.00%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (17.00%) DHCP
7 15 (15.00%) DNS
8 14 (14.00%) Wireless
9 13 (13.00%) VPN
10 12 (12.00%) Internet
10 12 (12.00%) TCP/IP
11 10 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
12 9 (9.00%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (7.00%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (7.00%) Cisco PIX
13 7 (7.00%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 5 (5.00%) OSPF
14 5 (5.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.00%) DB2
2 1 (1.00%) MySQL
General
1 29 (29.00%) Finance
2 9 (9.00%) Banking
3 6 (6.00%) Law
4 4 (4.00%) Advertising
4 4 (4.00%) Retail
5 3 (3.00%) Legal
6 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.00%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 19 (19.00%) Consultant
3 17 (17.00%) Architect
4 16 (16.00%) Security Engineer
5 14 (14.00%) Security Consultant
6 12 (12.00%) Analyst
7 10 (10.00%) Security Architect
8 9 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (8.00%) IT Engineer
9 8 (8.00%) Security Analyst
10 7 (7.00%) Author
10 7 (7.00%) Technical Author
11 6 (6.00%) Operations Engineer
12 5 (5.00%) IT Security Engineer
13 4 (4.00%) Firewall Architect
13 4 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
13 4 (4.00%) Network Architect
13 4 (4.00%) Network Operations Engineer
13 4 (4.00%) SIEM Consultant
13 4 (4.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (3.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.00%) CMDB
6 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.00%) PKI
7 1 (1.00%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.00%) Clustering
7 1 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.00%) NHS
7 1 (1.00%) Replication
7 1 (1.00%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.00%) Symmetrix
7 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.00%) Windows
2 25 (25.00%) Linux
3 13 (13.00%) Unix
3 13 (13.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.00%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (3.00%) Solaris
6 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.00%) Android
7 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 18 (18.00%) SIEM
3 12 (12.00%) Web Filtering
4 10 (10.00%) Information Security
5 9 (9.00%) ITIL
5 9 (9.00%) Risk Management
6 7 (7.00%) Patch Management
6 7 (7.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (5.00%) Attack Monitoring
8 4 (4.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.00%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.00%) Migration
8 4 (4.00%) Operations Management
9 3 (3.00%) Asset Management
9 3 (3.00%) Change Management
9 3 (3.00%) Content Management
9 3 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.00%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.00%) Network Design
9 3 (3.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.00%) C
3 1 (1.00%) Java
3 1 (1.00%) Korn
3 1 (1.00%) Python
3 1 (1.00%) Ruby
3 1 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (24.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (12.00%) CCNA
5 11 (11.00%) CCNP
6 8 (8.00%) CISSP
7 3 (3.00%) MCSE
7 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.00%) CEH
8 2 (2.00%) Degree
8 2 (2.00%) GCIA
8 2 (2.00%) GCIH
8 2 (2.00%) MCSA
9 1 (1.00%) CCSA
9 1 (1.00%) CCSE
9 1 (1.00%) CCSP
9 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.00%) PCI DSS
2 9 (9.00%) SLA
3 6 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (2.00%) QA
6 1 (1.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.00%) vSphere
3 6 (6.00%) XenApp
4 5 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.00%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.00%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.00%) ProxySG
6 2 (2.00%) UAG
6 2 (2.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.00%) Snort
7 1 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (8.00%) MIMEsweeper
2 6 (6.00%) Nessus
2 6 (6.00%) QRadar
3 5 (5.00%) Nmap
3 5 (5.00%) Proventia
4 3 (3.00%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (3.00%) RSA Security Analytics
4 3 (3.00%) SCCM
4 3 (3.00%) WSUS
5 2 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.00%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.00%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.00%) RSA Archer
6 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.00%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 42 (42.00%) Cisco
2 26 (26.00%) CheckPoint
3 25 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 22 (22.00%) Juniper
5 20 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 18 (18.00%) Oracle
7 16 (16.00%) VMware
8 12 (12.00%) F5
8 12 (12.00%) Sophos
8 12 (12.00%) Symantec
9 10 (10.00%) Aruba
9 10 (10.00%) SolarWinds
10 8 (8.00%) Altiris
10 8 (8.00%) Barracuda Networks
10 8 (8.00%) Citrix
11 7 (7.00%) Kaspersky
11 7 (7.00%) Mitel
12 6 (6.00%) HP
12 6 (6.00%) LogRhythm
13 5 (5.00%) Qualys
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