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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Forcepoint
Rank 603 597 562
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -35
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 31 67 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 42 46
Median daily rate £400 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £520 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +15.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 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
24057 25710 25856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.12% 44.07% 45.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14701 15190 14413
Median daily rate £405 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 817 1095 1105
Median hourly rate £19.44 £18.51 £18.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.99% +0.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.99% +5.82%

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 27 August 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 22 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 27 August 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 -22 26 £425 +8.97% 12
London -9 10 £470 +4.44% 9
Scotland +15 5 £375 -
South West +8 5 £365 +32.72%
South East 0 5 £425 +14.86%
North West +18 4 £465 -
Cheshire +12 3 £465 -
Bristol - 3 £365 -
City of London +28 2 £470 +6.51% 1
East of England +10 2 £375 -31.81%
Berkshire +9 2 - -
Hertfordshire 0 2 £375 -
Surrey -9 2 £425 +14.86%
Somerset - 2 - -
Camberley - 2 £425 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Bath - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £325 -
Watford - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £350 -

Forcepoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 44 (55.70%) Firewall
2 38 (48.10%) Cisco
3 29 (36.71%) Windows
4 24 (30.38%) VPN
4 24 (30.38%) Finance
5 23 (29.11%) WAN
6 21 (26.58%) CheckPoint
7 20 (25.32%) LAN
7 20 (25.32%) SC Cleared
7 20 (25.32%) Security Cleared
8 19 (24.05%) VMware
9 18 (22.78%) Linux
9 18 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (21.52%) Data Centre
11 16 (20.25%) Kalman Filter
11 16 (20.25%) CISSP
11 16 (20.25%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (18.99%) SIEM
12 15 (18.99%) Intrusion Detection
12 15 (18.99%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (18.99%) Microsoft
13 14 (17.72%) CCNP
13 14 (17.72%) PCI DSS
14 13 (16.46%) Information Security
14 13 (16.46%) Juniper
14 13 (16.46%) Sophos
14 13 (16.46%) Cisco ISE
15 12 (15.19%) Office 365
15 12 (15.19%) Internet
15 12 (15.19%) SSL

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 (7.59%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.33%) IIS
3 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Office
2 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.19%) Office 365
2 11 (13.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (6.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 44 (55.70%) Firewall
2 24 (30.38%) VPN
3 23 (29.11%) WAN
4 20 (25.32%) LAN
5 16 (20.25%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (18.99%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (16.46%) Cisco ISE
8 12 (15.19%) Internet
8 12 (15.19%) SSL
9 11 (13.92%) DNS
10 9 (11.39%) Wireless
11 8 (10.13%) Cisco Wireless
12 7 (8.86%) TCP/IP
13 6 (7.59%) MPLS
13 6 (7.59%) Network Security
13 6 (7.59%) Reverse Proxy
14 5 (6.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 4 (5.06%) DHCP
15 4 (5.06%) VoIP
16 3 (3.80%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
General
1 24 (30.38%) Finance
2 9 (11.39%) Law
3 7 (8.86%) Banking
4 6 (7.59%) Legal
5 5 (6.33%) Retail
6 4 (5.06%) Advertising
7 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (21.52%) Analyst
1 17 (21.52%) Security Engineer
2 13 (16.46%) Consultant
3 12 (15.19%) Network Engineer
3 12 (15.19%) Security Analyst
3 12 (15.19%) Security Consultant
4 10 (12.66%) Architect
5 7 (8.86%) Information Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Information Security Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) IT Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) IT Security Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Operations Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Web Consultant
5 7 (8.86%) Web Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Security Specialist
7 5 (6.33%) Author
7 5 (6.33%) IT Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Network Operations Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.52%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (11.39%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.33%) PKI
5 3 (3.80%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.53%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.53%) CMDB
6 2 (2.53%) Replication
6 2 (2.53%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.27%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.27%) Clustering
7 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.27%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 29 (36.71%) Windows
2 18 (22.78%) Linux
3 11 (13.92%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.59%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.53%) Solaris
7 2 (2.53%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.53%) Unix
7 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.25%) Kalman Filter
2 15 (18.99%) SIEM
3 13 (16.46%) Information Security
4 11 (13.92%) Vulnerability Management
5 10 (12.66%) Content Management
5 10 (12.66%) DDoS Mitigation
5 10 (12.66%) Security Architecture
5 10 (12.66%) Technical Architecture
6 9 (11.39%) ITIL
7 7 (8.86%) Compliance Management
7 7 (8.86%) Threat Management
8 5 (6.33%) Email Filtering
8 5 (6.33%) Migration
8 5 (6.33%) Patch Management
8 5 (6.33%) Web Filtering
9 4 (5.06%) Attack Monitoring
9 4 (5.06%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.80%) Data Loss Prevention
10 3 (3.80%) ITIL V3
10 3 (3.80%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.80%) Python
3 2 (2.53%) C
3 2 (2.53%) C++
3 2 (2.53%) Perl
3 2 (2.53%) PHP
3 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.53%) SQL
3 2 (2.53%) VBScript
4 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.27%) Java
4 1 (1.27%) Korn
4 1 (1.27%) Ruby
4 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (25.32%) SC Cleared
1 20 (25.32%) Security Cleared
2 16 (20.25%) CISSP
3 15 (18.99%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (17.72%) CCNP
5 11 (13.92%) CCNA
6 3 (3.80%) Degree
7 2 (2.53%) MCSE
7 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.27%) CCSA
8 1 (1.27%) CCSE
8 1 (1.27%) CCSP
8 1 (1.27%) CISM
8 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.27%) MCP
8 1 (1.27%) MCSA
8 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.72%) PCI DSS
2 12 (15.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.53%) SLA
4 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 18 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.13%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.59%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (6.33%) ISA Server
5 4 (5.06%) XenApp
6 2 (2.53%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.53%) Sendmail
6 2 (2.53%) UAG
6 2 (2.53%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.53%) vSphere
6 2 (2.53%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.27%) Snort
7 1 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (13.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (6.33%) MIMEsweeper
3 4 (5.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (3.80%) Nessus
4 3 (3.80%) Nmap
5 2 (2.53%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.53%) WSUS
6 1 (1.27%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.27%) Malwarebytes
6 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.27%) SCCM
6 1 (1.27%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 38 (48.10%) Cisco
2 21 (26.58%) CheckPoint
3 19 (24.05%) VMware
4 15 (18.99%) Microsoft
5 13 (16.46%) Juniper
5 13 (16.46%) Sophos
6 11 (13.92%) Intel Security
7 10 (12.66%) ArcSight
7 10 (12.66%) Cyber-Ark
8 9 (11.39%) Aruba
8 9 (11.39%) F5
8 9 (11.39%) Symantec
9 7 (8.86%) SolarWinds
10 6 (7.59%) Citrix
10 6 (7.59%) LogRhythm
11 5 (6.33%) Altiris
11 5 (6.33%) Blue Coat
11 5 (6.33%) HP
11 5 (6.33%) Kaspersky
11 5 (6.33%) Oracle
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