The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Forcepoint
England / North West
Rank 127 - 147
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.039% - 0.084%
As % of the Vendors category 0.092% - 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +12.05% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1083 1663 1652
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.21% 43.34% 46.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 914 801
Median daily rate £394 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 108 87
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +10.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.33 £47.33 £49.50
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 North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North 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 North West

Forcepoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Forcepoint in the North West

Forcepoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Forcepoint in the North West

Forcepoint
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Forcepoint within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
Manchester - 1 - -
Forcepoint
England

Forcepoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for Forcepoint.

1 12 (85.71%) LAN
1 12 (85.71%) WAN
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco
1 12 (85.71%) Firewall
2 10 (71.43%) Intel Security
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (71.43%) SolarWinds
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (71.43%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (64.29%) CCNA
4 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
5 4 (28.57%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
7 2 (14.29%) SCOrch
7 2 (14.29%) SCSM
7 2 (14.29%) Public Cloud
7 2 (14.29%) SIEM
7 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
7 2 (14.29%) SCCM
7 2 (14.29%) SCOM
7 2 (14.29%) Sophos
7 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft

Forcepoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) IaaS
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) Firewall
1 12 (85.71%) LAN
1 12 (85.71%) WAN
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
3 1 (7.14%) FCoE
3 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Hardware Specialist
1 6 (42.86%) Storage Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) SIEM
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
4 1 (7.14%) Security Auditing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (64.29%) CCNA
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) CCIE
4 1 (7.14%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
1 2 (14.29%) SCOM
1 2 (14.29%) SCOrch
1 2 (14.29%) SCSM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco
2 10 (71.43%) Intel Security
2 10 (71.43%) SolarWinds
3 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Sophos
4 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
4 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper