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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Forcepoint
Rank 619 598 573
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -25
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 29 62 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.25% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 35 32
Median daily rate £425 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £243 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Median hourly rate - £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.53 £23.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.41%

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
23985 25156 25971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.89% 43.29% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14654 14856 14656
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
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 861 1085 1172
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.80 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -7 29 £425 +8.97% 17
London -21 12 £410 -8.88% 6
North West +17 5 £455 - 1
South East +12 5 £375 -3.22% 6
South West +10 3 £365 +32.72%
Hertfordshire -4 3 £538 - 2
East of England -11 3 £538 -2.27% 2
Teddington - 3 - - 1
Cheshire +5 2 £455 -
Surrey -1 2 £425 +8.97% 1
Somerset - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Bath - 2 - -
Camberley - 2 £425 -
Middlesex - 2 £325 -
City of London +15 1 £470 +12.23% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £550 - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £365 -

Forcepoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 47 (58.02%) Firewall
2 43 (53.09%) Cisco
3 29 (35.80%) Windows
4 25 (30.86%) Finance
5 24 (29.63%) VPN
5 24 (29.63%) Security Cleared
6 22 (27.16%) WAN
7 21 (25.93%) SC Cleared
8 19 (23.46%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (23.46%) LAN
8 19 (23.46%) CheckPoint
9 17 (20.99%) CISSP
10 16 (19.75%) VMware
10 16 (19.75%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (19.75%) Internet
10 16 (19.75%) Linux
10 16 (19.75%) Data Centre
11 15 (18.52%) CCNP
11 15 (18.52%) Intrusion Detection
11 15 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (17.28%) SIEM
12 14 (17.28%) Information Security
12 14 (17.28%) Kalman Filter
13 13 (16.05%) Cisco ISE
13 13 (16.05%) Office 365
13 13 (16.05%) PCI DSS
14 12 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 12 (14.81%) Sophos
14 12 (14.81%) DNS

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 4 (4.94%) IIS
2 3 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.47%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.47%) MS Office
3 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.05%) Office 365
2 12 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.94%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 47 (58.02%) Firewall
2 24 (29.63%) VPN
3 22 (27.16%) WAN
4 19 (23.46%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (23.46%) LAN
5 16 (19.75%) Internet
6 15 (18.52%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (16.05%) Cisco ISE
8 12 (14.81%) DNS
9 11 (13.58%) SSL
10 9 (11.11%) Wireless
11 8 (9.88%) Cisco Wireless
11 8 (9.88%) Network Security
12 6 (7.41%) DHCP
12 6 (7.41%) MPLS
13 5 (6.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (6.17%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (6.17%) TCP/IP
14 4 (4.94%) VoIP
15 3 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
General
1 25 (30.86%) Finance
2 10 (12.35%) Legal
3 7 (8.64%) Law
4 5 (6.17%) Banking
4 5 (6.17%) Retail
5 3 (3.70%) Advertising
6 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 17 (20.99%) Analyst
3 14 (17.28%) Network Engineer
4 12 (14.81%) Security Analyst
5 11 (13.58%) Consultant
6 10 (12.35%) Architect
6 10 (12.35%) Operations Engineer
6 10 (12.35%) Security Consultant
7 8 (9.88%) IT Analyst
8 7 (8.64%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (8.64%) Information Analyst
8 7 (8.64%) Information Security Analyst
8 7 (8.64%) IT Engineer
8 7 (8.64%) IT Security Analyst
9 6 (7.41%) Security Specialist
10 5 (6.17%) Network Operations Engineer
10 5 (6.17%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (6.17%) Web Consultant
10 5 (6.17%) Web Engineer
10 5 (6.17%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 10 (12.35%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.17%) PKI
4 3 (3.70%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (35.80%) Windows
2 16 (19.75%) Linux
3 12 (14.81%) Windows Server
4 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.94%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.70%) Unix
9 2 (2.47%) Solaris
9 2 (2.47%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.47%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.28%) Information Security
1 14 (17.28%) Kalman Filter
1 14 (17.28%) SIEM
2 10 (12.35%) Content Management
2 10 (12.35%) DDoS Mitigation
2 10 (12.35%) ITIL
2 10 (12.35%) Security Architecture
2 10 (12.35%) Technical Architecture
2 10 (12.35%) Vulnerability Management
3 8 (9.88%) Service Delivery
4 7 (8.64%) Compliance Management
4 7 (8.64%) Threat Management
5 6 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (7.41%) Migration
6 5 (6.17%) Email Filtering
6 5 (6.17%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.17%) Web Filtering
7 4 (4.94%) Data Loss Prevention
7 4 (4.94%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (4.94%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.70%) Python
3 2 (2.47%) C
3 2 (2.47%) C++
3 2 (2.47%) Perl
3 2 (2.47%) PHP
3 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.23%) Java
4 1 (1.23%) Korn
4 1 (1.23%) Ruby
4 1 (1.23%) SQL
4 1 (1.23%) VB
4 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 21 (25.93%) SC Cleared
3 17 (20.99%) CISSP
4 16 (19.75%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (18.52%) CCNP
6 10 (12.35%) CCNA
7 5 (6.17%) MCSE
7 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (4.94%) Degree
8 4 (4.94%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (4.94%) MCP
8 4 (4.94%) MCSA
9 2 (2.47%) CCIE
9 2 (2.47%) CISM
10 1 (1.23%) CCDA
10 1 (1.23%) CCDP
10 1 (1.23%) CCSP
10 1 (1.23%) CISA
10 1 (1.23%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.05%) PCI DSS
2 12 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.70%) SLA
4 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 15 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.94%) ISA Server
3 4 (4.94%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.47%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.23%) Snort
5 1 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.23%) vSphere
5 1 (1.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (13.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (6.17%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (3.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.47%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.47%) Nessus
4 2 (2.47%) Nmap
4 2 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.47%) SCCM
4 2 (2.47%) WSUS
5 1 (1.23%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.23%) Malwarebytes
5 1 (1.23%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 43 (53.09%) Cisco
2 19 (23.46%) CheckPoint
3 16 (19.75%) VMware
4 12 (14.81%) Juniper
4 12 (14.81%) Sophos
5 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
6 10 (12.35%) ArcSight
6 10 (12.35%) Cyber-Ark
6 10 (12.35%) Intel Security
7 9 (11.11%) Aruba
7 9 (11.11%) F5
8 6 (7.41%) Fortinet
8 6 (7.41%) Symantec
9 5 (6.17%) LogRhythm
9 5 (6.17%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.70%) Altiris
10 3 (3.70%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.70%) Kaspersky
10 3 (3.70%) Mitel
10 3 (3.70%) Tripwire
Leicestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
NCC Group
Rate: up to £550 Per Day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Teddington, Middlesex
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
NCC Group
Rate: Day rate is up to £525 per day
Posted: 15 days ago