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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Forcepoint
England / South East
Rank 233 252 254
Rank change year-on-year +19 +2  
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 20 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% 0.29% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 11
Median daily rate £437 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.05% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £310 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £395 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +12.05% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
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 East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3813 4523 4544
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 48.93% 49.05% 45.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2093 2686 2376
Median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.09% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £245 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 206 236
Median hourly rate £15.60 £30.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +62.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £12.29 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £60.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Forcepoint in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 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
Hampshire +21 9 £462 +18.39% 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £349 - 2
Berkshire +23 3 - - 1
Forcepoint
England

Forcepoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 East region with a requirement for Forcepoint.

1 24 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 18 (60.00%) WAN
4 13 (43.33%) LAN
4 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
4 13 (43.33%) Firewall
5 12 (40.00%) MS Office
6 11 (36.67%) DNS
6 11 (36.67%) DAB
7 10 (33.33%) Cisco
8 9 (30.00%) DHCP
9 8 (26.67%) Windows
9 8 (26.67%) ITIL
9 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (26.67%) Network Management
10 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
10 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
10 7 (23.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (23.33%) IIS
10 7 (23.33%) CCNP
10 7 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (23.33%) VMware
10 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (23.33%) Boundary Protection
10 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
11 6 (20.00%) ISA Server
11 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (20.00%) CCNA
11 6 (20.00%) SLA

Forcepoint
Top Related 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 (23.33%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (60.00%) WAN
2 13 (43.33%) Firewall
2 13 (43.33%) LAN
3 11 (36.67%) DAB
3 11 (36.67%) DNS
4 9 (30.00%) DHCP
5 5 (16.67%) Network Security
6 4 (13.33%) VPN
7 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
7 2 (6.67%) IPsec
7 2 (6.67%) SSL
7 2 (6.67%) Wireless
8 1 (3.33%) 3G
8 1 (3.33%) HTTP
8 1 (3.33%) IPv6
8 1 (3.33%) ISDN
8 1 (3.33%) MPLS
8 1 (3.33%) OSPF
8 1 (3.33%) SAN
8 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Wintel Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Active Directory Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Network Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Migration Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Security Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Active Directory Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Security Technical Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Security Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Web Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Replication
2 1 (3.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
1 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.33%) Windows NT
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
1 8 (26.67%) Network Management
2 7 (23.33%) Boundary Protection
3 6 (20.00%) Change Management
4 5 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (3.33%) Adaptive Security
7 1 (3.33%) DNA
7 1 (3.33%) Information Management
7 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.33%) Network Design
7 1 (3.33%) Operations Management
7 1 (3.33%) Presales
7 1 (3.33%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (3.33%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) C
2 1 (3.33%) VB
2 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (23.33%) CCNP
3 7 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (23.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (20.00%) CCNA
4 6 (20.00%) MCSA
4 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) CCA
6 1 (3.33%) CCAA
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
3 6 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
3 6 (20.00%) ISA Server
3 6 (20.00%) UAG
3 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) AppDNA
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (3.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Cisco
2 7 (23.33%) VMware
3 4 (13.33%) Symantec
4 3 (10.00%) Qualys
4 3 (10.00%) Remedy
5 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.67%) Computacenter
5 2 (6.67%) F5
5 2 (6.67%) Intel Security
5 2 (6.67%) Juniper
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.33%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) Clearswift
6 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.33%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) Intel
6 1 (3.33%) Mitel
6 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds