Period
to 22 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 22 November 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).

Forcepoint
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 784 799 755
Rank change year-on-year +15 -44 -57
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 67 67 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.071% 0.068% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.15% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 43 72
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £231 £313 £264
90th Percentile £589 £545 £564
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +14.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
England median hourly rate - - £21.53
UK median hourly rate - - £21.53

Forcepoint is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40625 44273 44639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.81% 45.20% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25483 27361 26823
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £245 £245 £226
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.44% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1550 1921
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.38
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

Forcepoint
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Forcepoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Forcepoint in England

Forcepoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Forcepoint in England

Forcepoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Forcepoint in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Forcepoint in England

Forcepoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Forcepoint in England

Forcepoint
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Forcepoint within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +26 28 £555 +60.87% 1
London -33 20 £450 +16.13% 7
South West +8 10 £310 -16.22%
East of England -19 5 £300 -42.86%
North of England +63 3 £169 -63.71%
North East - 2 £169 -
Midlands +22 1 £300 -33.33% 1
East Midlands -5 1 £300 -33.33%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Forcepoint
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 England region with a requirement for Forcepoint.

1 37 (55.22%) Windows
1 37 (55.22%) Firewall
2 35 (52.24%) Cisco
3 29 (43.28%) WAN
4 26 (38.81%) DNS
5 25 (37.31%) LAN
5 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
6 23 (34.33%) Juniper
7 22 (32.84%) Linux
7 22 (32.84%) SC Cleared
8 19 (28.36%) Citrix
9 18 (26.87%) System Testing
10 16 (23.88%) VMware
11 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
11 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
11 15 (22.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 15 (22.39%) Office 365
12 13 (19.40%) SLA
12 13 (19.40%) CheckPoint
12 13 (19.40%) Kalman Filter
12 13 (19.40%) Boundary Protection
12 13 (19.40%) Windows Server
13 12 (17.91%) HP
13 12 (17.91%) VPN
13 12 (17.91%) NetScaler
13 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (17.91%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (16.42%) SCCM
14 11 (16.42%) DHCP
14 11 (16.42%) Cisco Certification

Forcepoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 9 (13.43%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.39%) Office 365
2 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.97%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.99%) Cloudflare
5 2 (2.99%) G Suite
5 2 (2.99%) IaaS
5 2 (2.99%) PaaS
6 1 (1.49%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (55.22%) Firewall
2 29 (43.28%) WAN
3 26 (38.81%) DNS
4 25 (37.31%) LAN
5 12 (17.91%) Cisco IOS
5 12 (17.91%) NetScaler
5 12 (17.91%) VPN
6 11 (16.42%) DHCP
7 10 (14.93%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (13.43%) Network Security
9 8 (11.94%) TCP/IP
10 7 (10.45%) VLAN
10 7 (10.45%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (8.96%) Cisco PIX
11 6 (8.96%) SAN
12 5 (7.46%) Wireless
13 4 (5.97%) Internet
13 4 (5.97%) WLAN
14 3 (4.48%) NAS
15 2 (2.99%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (13.43%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Back Office
3 1 (1.49%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.49%) Legal
3 1 (1.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Architect
2 16 (23.88%) Analyst
3 12 (17.91%) Network Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) Network Architect
4 8 (11.94%) Security Architect
4 8 (11.94%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (11.94%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Network Security Architect
5 7 (10.45%) Security Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Technical Services Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Technical Security Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Domain Architect
8 3 (4.48%) Project Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (13.43%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (10.45%) PKI
4 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.48%) BYOD
6 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.99%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.49%) Clustering
7 1 (1.49%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.49%) iPad
7 1 (1.49%) iPhone
7 1 (1.49%) Replication
7 1 (1.49%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.49%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 37 (55.22%) Windows
2 22 (32.84%) Linux
3 13 (19.40%) Windows Server
4 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
6 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (7.46%) Apple iOS
7 5 (7.46%) Windows 10
7 5 (7.46%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.97%) Android
8 4 (5.97%) HPUX
8 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.99%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) System Testing
2 13 (19.40%) Boundary Protection
2 13 (19.40%) Kalman Filter
3 10 (14.93%) SIEM
4 8 (11.94%) Information Security
5 6 (8.96%) Asset Management
5 6 (8.96%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (8.96%) Migration
6 5 (7.46%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (7.46%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (7.46%) Web Filtering
7 4 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.97%) Identity Management
7 4 (5.97%) ITIL
7 4 (5.97%) Patch Management
8 3 (4.48%) Change Management
8 3 (4.48%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (4.48%) IT Strategy
8 3 (4.48%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.97%) SQL
2 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.49%) Python
3 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
2 22 (32.84%) SC Cleared
3 11 (16.42%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (14.93%) CCNA
5 9 (13.43%) CISSP
6 7 (10.45%) CISM
7 5 (7.46%) CCNP
7 5 (7.46%) Degree
8 4 (5.97%) CRISC
8 4 (5.97%) MCSE
8 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (4.48%) CCIE
10 2 (2.99%) DBS Check
10 2 (2.99%) MCITP
10 2 (2.99%) MCSA
10 2 (2.99%) OSCP
11 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.49%) CCAA
11 1 (1.49%) CLAS
11 1 (1.49%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (22.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (19.40%) SLA
3 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.49%) COBIT
4 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.96%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (8.96%) vSphere
4 5 (7.46%) XenApp
4 5 (7.46%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.99%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.49%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.49%) Snort
7 1 (1.49%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (16.42%) SCCM
2 6 (8.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (5.97%) AirWatch
4 3 (4.48%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.48%) SmoothWall
5 2 (2.99%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.99%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.99%) Nessus
5 2 (2.99%) WSUS
6 1 (1.49%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.49%) Ionix
6 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.49%) SCOM
6 1 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 35 (52.24%) Cisco
2 23 (34.33%) Juniper
3 19 (28.36%) Citrix
4 16 (23.88%) VMware
5 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
6 13 (19.40%) CheckPoint
7 12 (17.91%) HP
8 11 (16.42%) Symantec
9 10 (14.93%) Blue Coat
9 10 (14.93%) McAfee
10 7 (10.45%) AlienVault
10 7 (10.45%) Apple
11 6 (8.96%) LogRhythm
12 5 (7.46%) Barracuda Networks
12 5 (7.46%) Sophos
13 4 (5.97%) NetApp
13 4 (5.97%) Oracle
13 4 (5.97%) Red Hat
13 4 (5.97%) Remedy
13 4 (5.97%) Tripwire