Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 343 374 373
Rank change year-on-year +31 -1 -20
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 28 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.066% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.14% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 22
South East median daily rate £555 £345 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.87% -11.25% +19.62%
10th Percentile £311 £277 £305
90th Percentile £589 £464 £516
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +15.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 8041 8100 9322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 48.16% 48.39% 47.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4661 5205
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £533
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 406 439
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -13.89% +14.43%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.90 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

Forcepoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Forcepoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Forcepoint in the South East

Forcepoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Forcepoint in the South East

Forcepoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Forcepoint in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Forcepoint in the South East

Forcepoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Forcepoint in the South East

Forcepoint
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Forcepoint within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 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
Hampshire - 20 £577 -
Thames Valley -4 8 £325 -21.21%
Berkshire +16 7 £315 -
Oxfordshire +1 1 £350 -
Forcepoint
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for Forcepoint.

1 21 (75.00%) WAN
2 19 (67.86%) Security Cleared
3 18 (64.29%) System Testing
3 18 (64.29%) Windows
3 18 (64.29%) DNS
4 16 (57.14%) Linux
4 16 (57.14%) SC Cleared
5 15 (53.57%) Citrix
5 15 (53.57%) Firewall
6 14 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (46.43%) Boundary Protection
8 11 (39.29%) LAN
8 11 (39.29%) Cisco
8 11 (39.29%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (32.14%) VPN
9 9 (32.14%) Juniper
9 9 (32.14%) NetScaler
10 8 (28.57%) Network Security
11 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
12 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
12 6 (21.43%) Symantec
12 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
13 5 (17.86%) DHCP
13 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
13 5 (17.86%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (17.86%) VMware
13 5 (17.86%) Apple
13 5 (17.86%) Windows 10
13 5 (17.86%) Office 365
13 5 (17.86%) VMware ESXi

Forcepoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (75.00%) WAN
2 18 (64.29%) DNS
3 15 (53.57%) Firewall
4 11 (39.29%) LAN
5 9 (32.14%) NetScaler
5 9 (32.14%) VPN
6 8 (28.57%) Network Security
7 5 (17.86%) DHCP
7 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
7 5 (17.86%) VLAN
8 2 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (3.57%) NAS
9 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (10.71%) Back Office
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
2 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Architect
2 8 (28.57%) Network Architect
2 8 (28.57%) Security Architect
3 7 (25.00%) Network Security Architect
4 5 (17.86%) Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Domain Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Security Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Windows Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.57%) iPad
4 1 (3.57%) iPhone
4 1 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Linux
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 5 (17.86%) Windows 10
4 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
4 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) System Testing
2 13 (46.43%) Boundary Protection
3 5 (17.86%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (10.71%) IT Strategy
5 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.57%) Computer Forensics
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security Management
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Security Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) Security Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
6 1 (3.57%) SIEM
6 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) Security Cleared
2 16 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) CISSP
4 1 (3.57%) CCA
4 1 (3.57%) CCAA
4 1 (3.57%) CCNA
4 1 (3.57%) CCNP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.57%) CISM
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.57%) CLAS
4 1 (3.57%) MCP
4 1 (3.57%) MCSE
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.57%) PCI QSA
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (14.29%) SLA
3 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.57%) COBIT
4 1 (3.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.86%) XenApp
2 5 (17.86%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.57%) BitLocker
3 1 (3.57%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Citrix
2 11 (39.29%) Cisco
3 9 (32.14%) Juniper
4 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (21.43%) Symantec
5 5 (17.86%) Apple
5 5 (17.86%) VMware
6 4 (14.29%) Canon
6 4 (14.29%) MobileIron
6 4 (14.29%) Polycom
7 3 (10.71%) Fujitsu
8 2 (7.14%) McAfee
9 1 (3.57%) Avaya
9 1 (3.57%) HP
9 1 (3.57%) Intel
9 1 (3.57%) Kofax
9 1 (3.57%) LANDesk
9 1 (3.57%) LogLogic
9 1 (3.57%) Lumension