The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Websense
Rank 537 528 532
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing Websense 51 28 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.059% 0.087%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 38
Average daily rate £350 £250 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -27.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £206 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £438 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £301
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £27.56 £19.26 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.06% -9.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £14.20 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.51 £27.80 £25.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.56 £17.63 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+56.29% -17.03%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25864 22521 27823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.91% 47.12% 45.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14483 11975 14185
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1091 1187 1343
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £40.00 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 17 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Websense within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Websense Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -16 44 £355 +42.00% 16
London -15 33 £355 -11.25% 8
City of London -7 6 £399 -8.85% 3
South East -18 6 £350 +62.79% 5
Berkshire -10 3 £350 - 3
South Wales - 3 £350 -
Wales - 3 £350 -
North West -17 2 - - 2
Surrey - 2 - -
Hampshire -7 1 £363 +68.60% 1
West Midlands -20 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £338 -
Luton - 1 £338 -
East of England - 1 £338 - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Southampton - - - - 1
Warrington - - - - 2
Watford - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Woking - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1

Websense
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 55 (55.56%) Windows
1 55 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 46 (46.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (45.45%) VMware
4 43 (43.43%) DNS
5 40 (40.40%) DHCP
6 38 (38.38%) Microsoft
7 33 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 32 (32.32%) MS Exchange
9 31 (31.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (30.30%) PowerShell
11 28 (28.28%) vSphere
11 28 (28.28%) ISA Server
12 27 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 27 (27.27%) Firewall
13 26 (26.26%) CheckPoint
14 25 (25.25%) Symantec
14 25 (25.25%) Blackberry
14 25 (25.25%) Cisco
15 24 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (24.24%) F5
16 22 (22.22%) Clearswift
17 21 (21.21%) MCSE
17 21 (21.21%) SCCM
17 21 (21.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 20 (20.20%) VMware ESX
18 20 (20.20%) SQL
18 20 (20.20%) MAILsweeper
19 19 (19.19%) Change Management
19 19 (19.19%) SMTP

Websense
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 32 (32.32%) MS Exchange
2 27 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (14.14%) IIS
4 9 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 8 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.02%) Apache
9 1 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.01%) WorkSite
9 1 (1.01%) Lync
9 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (10.10%) MS Office
2 7 (7.07%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (8.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (5.05%) WebTrends
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (43.43%) DNS
2 40 (40.40%) DHCP
3 27 (27.27%) Firewall
4 19 (19.19%) SMTP
5 16 (16.16%) Network Security
6 8 (8.08%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (7.07%) Wireless
8 6 (6.06%) TCP/IP
8 6 (6.06%) LAN
9 5 (5.05%) VPN
9 5 (5.05%) Intranet
9 5 (5.05%) Internet
9 5 (5.05%) Extranet
10 4 (4.04%) VoIP
10 4 (4.04%) WAN
10 4 (4.04%) SAN
11 3 (3.03%) NetScreen
11 3 (3.03%) SSL
12 2 (2.02%) IPv4
12 2 (2.02%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (14.14%) Finance
2 6 (6.06%) Law
3 4 (4.04%) Legal
4 2 (2.02%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.01%) Back Office
5 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Retail
5 1 (1.01%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (20.20%) Security Engineer
2 19 (19.19%) Consultant
3 13 (13.13%) Messaging Consultant
4 10 (10.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 9 (9.09%) IT Security Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 8 (8.08%) Administrator
7 7 (7.07%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (7.07%) Wintel Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Enterprise Consultant
9 5 (5.05%) Server Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Messaging Administrator
10 4 (4.04%) Security Manager
10 4 (4.04%) Security Consultant
11 3 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
11 3 (3.03%) Security Analyst
11 3 (3.03%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) Web Services
2 2 (2.02%) XML
2 2 (2.02%) SOAP
2 2 (2.02%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.01%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.25%) Blackberry
2 13 (13.13%) Clustering
3 12 (12.12%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.05%) Replication
5 2 (2.02%) PKI
5 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.01%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.01%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 55 (55.56%) Windows
2 46 (46.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (31.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
6 8 (8.08%) Linux
7 6 (6.06%) UNIX
8 3 (3.03%) Solaris
8 3 (3.03%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.01%) HPUX
9 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.01%) VMS
9 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.19%) Change Management
2 18 (18.18%) ITIL
3 17 (17.17%) Server Monitoring
4 16 (16.16%) Change Control
5 14 (14.14%) Load Balancing
6 7 (7.07%) Information Security
7 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (5.05%) Data Security
8 4 (4.04%) Risk Management
8 4 (4.04%) Capacity Management
9 3 (3.03%) Network Management
9 3 (3.03%) SIEM
9 3 (3.03%) Security Architecture
9 3 (3.03%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.03%) Project Management
9 3 (3.03%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (2.02%) Service Management
10 2 (2.02%) Business Continuity
10 2 (2.02%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.30%) PowerShell
2 20 (20.20%) SQL
3 17 (17.17%) VB
4 4 (4.04%) C
5 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.01%) C#
6 1 (1.01%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (21.21%) MCSE
3 12 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (9.09%) CCNP
5 5 (5.05%) CCSE
5 5 (5.05%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.04%) CISSP
7 3 (3.03%) CCNA
7 3 (3.03%) CISM
7 3 (3.03%) MCITP
8 2 (2.02%) Degree
8 2 (2.02%) CCSA
8 2 (2.02%) CCVP
8 2 (2.02%) CCDP
8 2 (2.02%) CCIE
8 2 (2.02%) SSCP
8 2 (2.02%) CISA
8 2 (2.02%) CEH
9 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) PCI DSS
2 6 (6.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (4.04%) SLA
4 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.01%) QA
5 1 (1.01%) GPG13
System Software
1 55 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 33 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (28.28%) vSphere
3 28 (28.28%) ISA Server
4 20 (20.20%) VMware ESX
5 12 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (5.05%) KVM
7 4 (4.04%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (4.04%) UAG
8 3 (3.03%) vCloud
8 3 (3.03%) Squid
9 2 (2.02%) ProxySG
9 2 (2.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (2.02%) Hyper-V
10 1 (1.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (1.01%) Snort
10 1 (1.01%) Xen
10 1 (1.01%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 21 (21.21%) SCCM
1 21 (21.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 20 (20.20%) MAILsweeper
3 15 (15.15%) SCOM
4 5 (5.05%) ARCserve
5 3 (3.03%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.02%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (2.02%) WSUS
6 2 (2.02%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.02%) Ionix
6 2 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.01%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.01%) Legato
7 1 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (45.45%) VMware
2 38 (38.38%) Microsoft
3 26 (26.26%) CheckPoint
4 25 (25.25%) Symantec
4 25 (25.25%) Cisco
5 24 (24.24%) F5
6 22 (22.22%) Clearswift
7 19 (19.19%) Open Text
7 19 (19.19%) RightFax
8 18 (18.18%) HP
9 17 (17.17%) McAfee
10 15 (15.15%) Citrix
11 14 (14.14%) Blue Coat
12 13 (13.13%) Juniper
13 12 (12.12%) Altiris
13 12 (12.12%) Sophos
14 11 (11.11%) SolarWinds
15 9 (9.09%) Remedy
16 8 (8.08%) BMC
17 5 (5.05%) Cognos
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