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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Forcepoint
UK
Rank 564 579 545
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -34
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 44 49 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.094% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.22% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 43
Median daily rate £381 £399 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.38% +13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £329 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £498 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £394 £345
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +14.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 -

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
20211 22470 23940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.51% 43.20% 45.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12533 13459 13746
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 753 838 976
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £17.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +19.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.77 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +29 44 £381 -4.38% 7
South East +28 20 £443 +12.38% 1
North West +31 11 £325 -
Hampshire - 10 £460 - 1
Merseyside - 10 £325 -
Southport - 9 £325 -
London +10 8 £400 - 6
Basingstoke - 8 £460 -
Milton Keynes - 7 £349 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £349 -
East of England +5 3 £600 -
Hertfordshire 0 3 £600 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £600 -
West Yorkshire +21 1 - -
Yorkshire +18 1 - -
Berkshire +13 1 - -
Bradford +11 1 - -
Manchester +9 1 - -
Bracknell -3 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £340 -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Forcepoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 (53.01%) Cisco
2 40 (48.19%) Firewall
3 38 (45.78%) WAN
4 33 (39.76%) LAN
5 32 (38.55%) Security Cleared
6 28 (33.73%) Active Directory
7 24 (28.92%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (27.71%) Windows
8 23 (27.71%) SC Cleared
9 22 (26.51%) ITIL
10 21 (25.30%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (22.89%) CCNA
12 17 (20.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (20.48%) Windows Server
13 16 (19.28%) Internet
13 16 (19.28%) MS Office
13 16 (19.28%) DNS
14 15 (18.07%) DHCP
14 15 (18.07%) MCSA
14 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (18.07%) Intel Security
14 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (16.87%) SolarWinds
15 14 (16.87%) Sophos
16 12 (14.46%) Service Delivery
16 12 (14.46%) Finance
16 12 (14.46%) CCNP
16 12 (14.46%) Cybersecurity
17 11 (13.25%) PowerShell

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 7 (8.43%) IIS
2 6 (7.23%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.23%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (19.28%) MS Office
2 7 (8.43%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.84%) Office 365
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.61%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.41%) IaaS
5 1 (1.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 40 (48.19%) Firewall
2 38 (45.78%) WAN
3 33 (39.76%) LAN
4 21 (25.30%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (19.28%) DNS
5 16 (19.28%) Internet
6 15 (18.07%) DHCP
7 10 (12.05%) DAB
7 10 (12.05%) Network Security
7 10 (12.05%) VPN
8 7 (8.43%) Wireless
9 5 (6.02%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (6.02%) NetScaler
9 5 (6.02%) Skype
9 5 (6.02%) VoIP
10 4 (4.82%) Ethernet
10 4 (4.82%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (3.61%) MPLS
11 3 (3.61%) OSPF
11 3 (3.61%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (14.46%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Legal
3 2 (2.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (26.51%) Architect
2 13 (15.66%) Network Engineer
3 11 (13.25%) Analyst
3 11 (13.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (12.05%) Security Architect
4 10 (12.05%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (8.43%) Consultant
6 6 (7.23%) Hardware Specialist
6 6 (7.23%) IT Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Security Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Security Solutions Architect
6 6 (7.23%) Storage Specialist
7 5 (6.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Data Architect
7 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) IT Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Security Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.43%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.82%) PKI
4 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.20%) Clustering
5 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.20%) Replication
5 1 (1.20%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.71%) Windows
2 17 (20.48%) Windows Server
3 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.41%) Unix
5 1 (1.20%) Android
5 1 (1.20%) Linux
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.20%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.51%) ITIL
2 12 (14.46%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (14.46%) Service Delivery
3 10 (12.05%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (10.84%) Information Security
5 8 (9.64%) Migration
5 8 (9.64%) SOA
5 8 (9.64%) TOGAF
5 8 (9.64%) Zachman Framework
6 7 (8.43%) Change Management
6 7 (8.43%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (8.43%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (8.43%) Network Management
7 6 (7.23%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (6.02%) Boundary Protection
8 5 (6.02%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.02%) Data Loss Prevention
8 5 (6.02%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.02%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.25%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.61%) VBScript
3 1 (1.20%) C
3 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (38.55%) Security Cleared
2 24 (28.92%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (27.71%) SC Cleared
4 19 (22.89%) CCNA
5 17 (20.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (18.07%) MCSA
7 12 (14.46%) CCNP
8 11 (13.25%) MCSE
9 9 (10.84%) Degree
10 7 (8.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (7.23%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (7.23%) MCP
12 4 (4.82%) CCIE
13 3 (3.61%) CEH
13 3 (3.61%) DV Cleared
13 3 (3.61%) GCWN
13 3 (3.61%) GISF
13 3 (3.61%) HND
13 3 (3.61%) SSCP
14 2 (2.41%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.25%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (33.73%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.84%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.23%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (7.23%) ISA Server
4 6 (7.23%) UAG
5 2 (2.41%) XenApp
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) SCCM
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.41%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.41%) SCOM
3 2 (2.41%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.41%) SCSM
4 1 (1.20%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.20%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.20%) CSIRT
4 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.20%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 44 (53.01%) Cisco
2 15 (18.07%) Intel Security
3 14 (16.87%) SolarWinds
3 14 (16.87%) Sophos
4 11 (13.25%) CheckPoint
5 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
6 8 (9.64%) VMware
7 6 (7.23%) Juniper
8 5 (6.02%) F5
8 5 (6.02%) Fortinet
9 4 (4.82%) Blue Coat
9 4 (4.82%) Lumension
9 4 (4.82%) Symantec
10 3 (3.61%) Aruba
10 3 (3.61%) Citrix
10 3 (3.61%) Qualys
10 3 (3.61%) Remedy
10 3 (3.61%) Sourcefire
10 3 (3.61%) Trustwave
11 2 (2.41%) Palo Alto