The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Websense products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Websense over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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 Websense, Inc.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Websense
Rank 548 545 547
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Websense 65 39 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.075% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 33
Average daily rate
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£325 £260 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £170 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £23.00 £24.65 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.69% +61.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £20.37 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.93 £19.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £24.65 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-1.62% +61.63%

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
26399 24249 26884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.88% 46.64% 46.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14976 13582 13652
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1091 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

Websense
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Websense within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Websense Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Websense
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Websense within the UK.

Websense Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Websense
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Websense within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Websense Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Websense
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Websense within the UK.

Websense Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Websense
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Websense within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 65 £325 +25.00% 21
London +13 36 £375 +82.92% 4
South East +4 12 £320 -39.04% 8
City of London +28 8 £338 +64.63% 1
North West -5 8 £280 -13.84%
Hampshire - 7 £315 - 1
Cheshire +10 6 £280 -39.45%
East of England -27 4 £310 +20.38% 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £350 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £350 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 1
Berkshire +5 2 £450 - 2
Manchester -9 2 £295 -1.66%
Reading - 2 £450 - 1
South West -38 1 £340 +44.68% 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 £290 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £290 -
Birmingham - 1 £313 - 4
West Midlands - 1 £313 - 4
Chiswick - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Camberley - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - - 1
Chertsey - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Luton - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 2

Websense
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Websense also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Websense.

1 78 (63.93%) Firewall
2 68 (55.74%) Cisco
3 48 (39.34%) Windows
4 43 (35.25%) Active Directory
4 43 (35.25%) F5
5 38 (31.15%) CheckPoint
6 36 (29.51%) Juniper
6 36 (29.51%) Microsoft
6 36 (29.51%) DNS
7 35 (28.69%) VMware
8 31 (25.41%) HP
8 31 (25.41%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (23.77%) Finance
9 29 (23.77%) Blue Coat
10 28 (22.95%) Network Security
10 28 (22.95%) vSphere
11 27 (22.13%) VPN
12 24 (19.67%) TCP/IP
12 24 (19.67%) PowerShell
13 23 (18.85%) Cisco ASA
14 21 (17.21%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (17.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (17.21%) CCNP
14 21 (17.21%) SSL
14 21 (17.21%) LAN
15 19 (15.57%) MS Exchange
15 19 (15.57%) Linux
16 17 (13.93%) WAN
16 17 (13.93%) Blackberry
16 17 (13.93%) Kalman Filter

Websense
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Websense also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Websense. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (15.57%) MS Exchange
2 15 (12.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (4.10%) IIS
4 5 (4.10%) Lync
5 4 (3.28%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.46%) Apache
6 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.46%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 78 (63.93%) Firewall
2 36 (29.51%) DNS
3 28 (22.95%) Network Security
4 27 (22.13%) VPN
5 24 (19.67%) TCP/IP
6 23 (18.85%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (17.21%) SSL
7 21 (17.21%) LAN
8 17 (13.93%) WAN
9 16 (13.11%) DHCP
10 15 (12.30%) SAN
10 15 (12.30%) Wireless
11 14 (11.48%) SNMP
11 14 (11.48%) FCoE
12 13 (10.66%) iSCSI
12 13 (10.66%) VLAN
13 12 (9.84%) Reverse Proxy
13 12 (9.84%) VoIP
14 10 (8.20%) Fibre Channel
14 10 (8.20%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (23.77%) Finance
2 12 (9.84%) Financial Institution
3 6 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.46%) Publishing
4 3 (2.46%) Law
5 1 (0.82%) Legal
5 1 (0.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (18.03%) Security Engineer
2 21 (17.21%) Network Engineer
3 15 (12.30%) Administrator
4 13 (10.66%) Analyst
4 13 (10.66%) Consultant
5 10 (8.20%) Network Security Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Security Consultant
6 9 (7.38%) Network Manager
7 8 (6.56%) Security Analyst
7 8 (6.56%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.74%) Network Administrator
8 7 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Project Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Network Support
8 7 (5.74%) Wintel Administrator
8 7 (5.74%) Wintel Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.92%) Network Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) IT Consultant
10 5 (4.10%) IT Security Consultant
10 5 (4.10%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.93%) Blackberry
2 11 (9.02%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.20%) Client/Server
4 9 (7.38%) Hedge funds
5 7 (5.74%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.46%) SecurID
7 2 (1.64%) PKI
7 2 (1.64%) Replication
8 1 (0.82%) Clustering
8 1 (0.82%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.82%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.82%) Statistics
8 1 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.82%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 48 (39.34%) Windows
2 21 (17.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (15.57%) Linux
4 11 (9.02%) UNIX
4 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.28%) Solaris
6 2 (1.64%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.82%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.93%) Kalman Filter
2 16 (13.11%) Vulnerability Management
3 13 (10.66%) ITIL
4 11 (9.02%) Service Management
4 11 (9.02%) SIEM
5 10 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (8.20%) WAN Optimisation
5 10 (8.20%) ITSM
5 10 (8.20%) DevOps
6 9 (7.38%) Information Security
7 8 (6.56%) Load Balancing
8 7 (5.74%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (5.74%) Business Continuity
8 7 (5.74%) Security Architecture
8 7 (5.74%) BCP
8 7 (5.74%) Business Continuity Planning
9 4 (3.28%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.28%) Change Management
10 3 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.46%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.67%) PowerShell
2 13 (10.66%) VB
3 10 (8.20%) VBA
4 8 (6.56%) Shell Script
5 7 (5.74%) Perl
6 4 (3.28%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.46%) C++
7 3 (2.46%) PHP
7 3 (2.46%) SQL
7 3 (2.46%) VBScript
8 2 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (25.41%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (17.21%) CCNP
3 16 (13.11%) CISSP
4 13 (10.66%) CCNA
5 9 (7.38%) CCSE
6 7 (5.74%) CCVP
6 7 (5.74%) Security Cleared
6 7 (5.74%) CCDP
7 6 (4.92%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.28%) GCIA
8 4 (3.28%) GCIH
8 4 (3.28%) CEH
8 4 (3.28%) MCSE
8 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.82%) CISA
10 1 (0.82%) CISM
10 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) SLA
2 4 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.28%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.46%) GPG13
4 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (35.25%) Active Directory
2 28 (22.95%) vSphere
3 21 (17.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (11.48%) vCloud
5 10 (8.20%) NFS
5 10 (8.20%) ISA Server
6 5 (4.10%) UAG
7 4 (3.28%) VMware ESX
7 4 (3.28%) ProxySG
8 3 (2.46%) Snort
8 3 (2.46%) Squid
9 2 (1.64%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.64%) MetaFrame
9 2 (1.64%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.82%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.82%) Novell eDirectory
10 1 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (8.20%) EMC NetWorker
1 10 (8.20%) SCOM
2 9 (7.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (7.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 7 (5.74%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (4.92%) MIMEsweeper
5 5 (4.10%) MOM
5 5 (4.10%) SCCM
6 4 (3.28%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (2.46%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.46%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.64%) WSUS
8 2 (1.64%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 68 (55.74%) Cisco
2 43 (35.25%) F5
3 38 (31.15%) CheckPoint
4 36 (29.51%) Juniper
4 36 (29.51%) Microsoft
5 35 (28.69%) VMware
6 31 (25.41%) HP
7 29 (23.77%) Blue Coat
8 15 (12.30%) IBM
9 14 (11.48%) EMC
9 14 (11.48%) Symantec
10 9 (7.38%) Citrix
10 9 (7.38%) SolarWinds
10 9 (7.38%) Sophos
10 9 (7.38%) Fortinet
11 8 (6.56%) McAfee
11 8 (6.56%) Avaya
12 7 (5.74%) Riverbed
12 7 (5.74%) Ruckus Wireless
13 5 (4.10%) IronPort
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