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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Forcepoint
Rank 572 596 567
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -29
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 49 48 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.087% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 45
Median daily rate £375 £416 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.90% +9.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £463 £320
% change year-on-year
-11.89% +44.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.00 -

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
22681 23630 25254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.58% 42.79% 44.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13869 14919
Median daily rate £420 £400 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 868 981 1214
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.26 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 8 December 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 27 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 8 December 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 +26 49 £375 -9.90% 8
North West +20 15 £325 -
Hertfordshire +2 12 £550 -
East of England -2 12 £550 -8.33% 1
London -3 12 £375 +17.64% 2
Merseyside - 10 £325 -
Southport - 9 £325 -
Welwyn Garden City - 7 £550 -
South East +33 6 £345 -17.11% 5
Manchester 0 5 - -
Teddington - 5 - -
East Midlands - 3 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £413 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £413 -
Leicestershire - 2 £450 -
South West +16 1 £110 -
West Sussex +12 1 £365 -18.88%
Gatwick +5 1 £365 -18.88%
Oxfordshire +2 1 - -
Stevenage -4 1 £450 -
City of London -7 1 £550 +95.55% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £110 -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £200 - 2
Swindon - 1 £110 -
Potters Bar - 1 £500 -
Liverpool - 1 £340 -

Forcepoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 48 (61.54%) Firewall
2 44 (56.41%) Cisco
3 26 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (30.77%) WAN
4 24 (30.77%) Windows
4 24 (30.77%) LAN
5 22 (28.21%) Internet
6 20 (25.64%) Security Cleared
7 19 (24.36%) Intel Security
7 19 (24.36%) Active Directory
8 18 (23.08%) VPN
9 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
10 16 (20.51%) DNS
10 16 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (19.23%) Juniper
11 15 (19.23%) Sophos
11 15 (19.23%) CheckPoint
11 15 (19.23%) SC Cleared
11 15 (19.23%) Kalman Filter
12 14 (17.95%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (17.95%) ITIL
13 13 (16.67%) Finance
13 13 (16.67%) SolarWinds
14 12 (15.38%) Windows Server
15 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (14.10%) Office 365
15 11 (14.10%) Service Delivery
15 11 (14.10%) Legal
15 11 (14.10%) 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 7 (8.97%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.41%) Skype for Business
3 4 (5.13%) IIS
4 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 6 (7.69%) MS Office
2 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.10%) Office 365
2 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.85%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.56%) IaaS
6 1 (1.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 48 (61.54%) Firewall
2 26 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 24 (30.77%) LAN
3 24 (30.77%) WAN
4 22 (28.21%) Internet
5 18 (23.08%) VPN
6 16 (20.51%) DNS
7 11 (14.10%) SSL
8 10 (12.82%) DHCP
8 10 (12.82%) Network Security
9 6 (7.69%) MPLS
9 6 (7.69%) VoIP
10 5 (6.41%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (6.41%) NetScaler
10 5 (6.41%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (6.41%) Wireless
11 4 (5.13%) Ethernet
11 4 (5.13%) Skype
11 4 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (16.67%) Finance
2 11 (14.10%) Legal
3 4 (5.13%) Law
4 3 (3.85%) Banking
5 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (17.95%) Architect
2 13 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 10 (12.82%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (11.54%) Consultant
4 9 (11.54%) Security Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) Security Architect
5 8 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (8.97%) Security Consultant
7 6 (7.69%) Hardware Specialist
7 6 (7.69%) IT Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Security Solutions Architect
7 6 (7.69%) Storage Specialist
8 5 (6.41%) Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Data Architect
8 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Security Specialist
8 5 (6.41%) Web Specialist
9 4 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.97%) PKI
4 3 (3.85%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.56%) Replication
6 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.28%) Clustering
6 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.28%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.77%) Windows
2 12 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.69%) Linux
6 4 (5.13%) Unix
7 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.56%) Solaris
8 2 (2.56%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.56%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.28%) Android
9 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.28%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.23%) Kalman Filter
2 14 (17.95%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (17.95%) ITIL
3 11 (14.10%) Service Delivery
4 10 (12.82%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.26%) Information Security
5 8 (10.26%) SOA
5 8 (10.26%) TOGAF
5 8 (10.26%) Zachman Framework
6 7 (8.97%) Email Filtering
6 7 (8.97%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (8.97%) Migration
7 6 (7.69%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.69%) Web Filtering
8 5 (6.41%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.41%) Data Loss Prevention
8 5 (6.41%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (6.41%) SIEM
9 4 (5.13%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.41%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.85%) C
3 2 (2.56%) C++
3 2 (2.56%) Perl
3 2 (2.56%) PHP
3 2 (2.56%) Python
3 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.56%) VB
3 2 (2.56%) VBScript
4 1 (1.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 16 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (19.23%) SC Cleared
4 11 (14.10%) CCNA
5 10 (12.82%) Degree
5 10 (12.82%) MCSE
5 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (11.54%) MCSA
7 7 (8.97%) CCNP
8 6 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (7.69%) MCP
9 4 (5.13%) CCIE
10 3 (3.85%) CISSP
10 3 (3.85%) HND
11 2 (2.56%) CCDP
12 1 (1.28%) CCA
12 1 (1.28%) CCDA
12 1 (1.28%) CISA
12 1 (1.28%) CISM
12 1 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (24.36%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.41%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.56%) Sendmail
4 2 (2.56%) XenApp
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) SCCM
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.56%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.56%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.56%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.56%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (2.56%) SCOM
4 2 (2.56%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.56%) SCSM
5 1 (1.28%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.28%) WSUS
5 1 (1.28%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 44 (56.41%) Cisco
2 19 (24.36%) Intel Security
3 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
4 15 (19.23%) CheckPoint
4 15 (19.23%) Juniper
4 15 (19.23%) Sophos
5 13 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 9 (11.54%) Fortinet
7 7 (8.97%) VMware
8 6 (7.69%) Blue Coat
8 6 (7.69%) F5
8 6 (7.69%) Lumension
9 5 (6.41%) Symantec
10 3 (3.85%) Apple
10 3 (3.85%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (3.85%) Citrix
10 3 (3.85%) Sourcefire
11 2 (2.56%) Avaya
11 2 (2.56%) NetApp
11 2 (2.56%) NETGEAR
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