The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Forcepoint products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Forcepoint over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Forcepoint
England / South West
Rank - 129 140
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 0 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.34% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.86% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +12.05% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 -

Forcepoint is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1054 1159 1221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.59% 39.94% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 751 717
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £496 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 74 71
Median hourly rate £38.75 £20.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.75% -0.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £46.34 £44.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Forcepoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Forcepoint as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Forcepoint in the South West

Forcepoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Forcepoint in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Forcepoint in the South West

Forcepoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Forcepoint in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Forcepoint in the South West

Forcepoint
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 across the South West region with a requirement for Forcepoint.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Web Filtering

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Web Filtering
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (100.00%) VMware