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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 270 242
Rank change year-on-year +23 -28  
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 1 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.013% 0.091% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.026% 0.19% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 18
Median daily rate - £525 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +41.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3843 4270 4485
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.32% 48.43% 47.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2141 2502 2442
Median daily rate £413 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £257 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 215 238
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.81 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Forcepoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Hampshire +8 1 - -
Forcepoint
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 17 (80.95%) Security Cleared
2 16 (76.19%) SC Cleared
3 11 (52.38%) WAN
4 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
4 10 (47.62%) Firewall
5 9 (42.86%) LAN
6 8 (38.10%) Cisco
7 7 (33.33%) DHCP
7 7 (33.33%) DNS
7 7 (33.33%) IIS
7 7 (33.33%) Windows
7 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (33.33%) VMware
7 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
8 6 (28.57%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (28.57%) UAG
8 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
8 6 (28.57%) Change Management
8 6 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (28.57%) CCNP
8 6 (28.57%) CCNA
8 6 (28.57%) MCSA
8 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (28.57%) ITIL
9 5 (23.81%) SLA

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 7 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) WAN
2 10 (47.62%) Firewall
3 9 (42.86%) LAN
4 7 (33.33%) DHCP
4 7 (33.33%) DNS
5 5 (23.81%) DAB
6 3 (14.29%) Network Security
6 3 (14.29%) VPN
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (4.76%) SSL
7 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Architect
2 6 (28.57%) Security Architect
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Network Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Wintel Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Active Directory Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Migration Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Network Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Web Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
1 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Change Management
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (19.05%) Boundary Protection
4 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) Network Management
5 2 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.76%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) Security Cleared
2 16 (76.19%) SC Cleared
3 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (28.57%) CCNA
4 6 (28.57%) CCNP
4 6 (28.57%) MCSA
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.76%) CCIE
5 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) Forefront TMG
2 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 6 (28.57%) UAG
3 5 (23.81%) ISA Server
3 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) Qualys
3 3 (14.29%) Remedy
3 3 (14.29%) Symantec
4 2 (9.52%) Computacenter
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) Infoblox
5 1 (4.76%) Intel
5 1 (4.76%) McAfee
5 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL
5 1 (4.76%) WatchGuard