The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 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
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 596 554
Rank change year-on-year +21 -42  
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 26 48 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.089% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.20% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 71
Median daily rate £400 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +2.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.22%  
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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20263 24158 24977
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.81% 44.93% 44.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12302 14876 14615
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 703 822 1125
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Forcepoint
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Forcepoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Forcepoint in the UK

Forcepoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Forcepoint over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Forcepoint in the UK

Forcepoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Forcepoint in the UK

Forcepoint
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Forcepoint within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +34 23 £400 +3.89% 9
South West +1 10 £400 +6.66% 1
Gloucestershire +14 9 £400 +6.66%
Gloucester - 8 £400 -
Hertfordshire +4 5 £550 +22.22%
East of England 0 5 £550 +22.22%
London +7 4 £434 -7.71% 5
Watford - 3 £320 -
County Antrim -41 2 £250 -
Belfast -44 2 £250 -
Northern Ireland -47 2 £250 -
Leicestershire - 2 £450 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £550 -
East Midlands - 2 £450 -
Scotland +39 1 - -
South East +24 1 - - 2
Yorkshire +20 1 - -
Hampshire +15 1 - -
City of London -2 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 - -
York - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Forcepoint.

1 33 (58.93%) Firewall
2 21 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 20 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 19 (33.93%) SC Cleared
4 19 (33.93%) Cisco
5 16 (28.57%) WAN
6 14 (25.00%) LAN
6 14 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (25.00%) Migration
7 13 (23.21%) Windows
7 13 (23.21%) ITIL
8 11 (19.64%) CheckPoint
8 11 (19.64%) Hyper-V
8 11 (19.64%) Data Centre
9 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (17.86%) CCNP
9 10 (17.86%) DHCP
9 10 (17.86%) DNS
10 9 (16.07%) CCNA
10 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
10 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (14.29%) Network Security
11 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
11 8 (14.29%) Juniper
11 8 (14.29%) Internet
11 8 (14.29%) Symantec
11 8 (14.29%) SLA
11 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (14.29%) VMware

Forcepoint
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (12.50%) IIS
2 6 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (58.93%) Firewall
2 16 (28.57%) WAN
3 14 (25.00%) LAN
4 10 (17.86%) DHCP
4 10 (17.86%) DNS
5 8 (14.29%) Internet
5 8 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (14.29%) Network Security
6 7 (12.50%) VPN
7 6 (10.71%) Wireless
8 5 (8.93%) DAB
9 3 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (5.36%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (5.36%) SSL
10 2 (3.57%) IPsec
10 2 (3.57%) iSCSI
10 2 (3.57%) NetScaler
10 2 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
2 2 (3.57%) Law
2 2 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Architect
2 14 (25.00%) Consultant
3 10 (17.86%) Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Security Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Security Consultant
5 8 (14.29%) Perimeter Security Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) Security Architect
6 5 (8.93%) Network Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Network Architect
7 4 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.14%) Wintel Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Active Directory Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Exchange Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Network Security Architect
8 3 (5.36%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.57%) PKI
2 2 (3.57%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.79%) IBM XIV
3 1 (1.79%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Windows
2 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) Linux
5 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) Migration
2 13 (23.21%) ITIL
3 8 (14.29%) Change Management
3 8 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
3 8 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 6 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (8.93%) Incident Management
5 5 (8.93%) Information Security
5 5 (8.93%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (7.14%) Boundary Protection
6 4 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.36%) Network Management
7 3 (5.36%) Presales
7 3 (5.36%) SIEM
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (3.57%) Change Control
8 2 (3.57%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.57%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.57%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.14%) SQL
3 2 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 19 (33.93%) SC Cleared
3 14 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (17.86%) CCNP
4 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (16.07%) CCNA
6 6 (10.71%) MCSA
6 6 (10.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (7.14%) CCSE
7 4 (7.14%) MCSE
8 3 (5.36%) CCIE
8 3 (5.36%) CEH
8 3 (5.36%) GCWN
8 3 (5.36%) GISF
8 3 (5.36%) SSCP
9 2 (3.57%) CCDP
9 2 (3.57%) CISSP
9 2 (3.57%) MCP
10 1 (1.79%) CCSP
10 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) SLA
2 7 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (5.36%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.57%) GPG13
4 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 21 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (19.64%) Hyper-V
3 6 (10.71%) Forefront TMG
3 6 (10.71%) UAG
3 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.93%) ISA Server
5 2 (3.57%) XenApp
6 1 (1.79%) NFS
6 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.79%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.79%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (33.93%) Cisco
2 11 (19.64%) CheckPoint
3 8 (14.29%) Juniper
3 8 (14.29%) Symantec
3 8 (14.29%) VMware
4 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.50%) Sophos
5 5 (8.93%) Citrix
5 5 (8.93%) HP
5 5 (8.93%) McAfee
5 5 (8.93%) Palo Alto
5 5 (8.93%) Qualys
6 4 (7.14%) Computacenter
6 4 (7.14%) F5
7 3 (5.36%) Aruba
7 3 (5.36%) Remedy
7 3 (5.36%) Sourcefire
7 3 (5.36%) Trustwave
8 2 (3.57%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.57%) Trend Micro