Period
to 16 November 2018

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 6 months to 16 November 2018 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
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 794 823 836
Rank change year-on-year +29 +13 -58
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 98 70 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.068% 0.068%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 49 45
UK median daily rate £420 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £245 £313
90th Percentile £575 £589 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43,834 43,946 48,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.18% 42.71% 45.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,151 27,277 29,399
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.87% +4.50%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,681 1,476 1,729
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.26% +5.79% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.60 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.52% - -5.71%

Forcepoint
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Forcepoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 16 November 2018.

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 14 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 6 months to 16 November 2018. 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
England 0 96 £420 -9.19% 17
UK excluding London -10 61 £400 -3.03% 13
London +20 37 £425 -10.53% 4
East of England +21 20 £550 +51.72%
South East -3 18 £388 -30.18% 3
North of England -9 14 £250 +48.15% 7
North West - 8 £513 - 4
North East +1 4 £188 +11.11%
South West -28 4 £363 +13.28% 1
Midlands -12 3 £488 +62.50% 2
Yorkshire -10 2 - - 3
West Midlands - 2 £425 - 2
Scotland -6 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Forcepoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Forcepoint.

1 52 (53.06%) Cisco
2 47 (47.96%) Firewall
3 29 (29.59%) CheckPoint
4 27 (27.55%) Data Centre
5 26 (26.53%) Microsoft
5 26 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (26.53%) Cisco ASA
6 25 (25.51%) Juniper
7 23 (23.47%) LAN
7 23 (23.47%) WAN
8 22 (22.45%) Microsoft Azure
9 21 (21.43%) CCNP
10 20 (20.41%) ITIL
10 20 (20.41%) Network Security
11 19 (19.39%) Windows
12 18 (18.37%) Symantec
12 18 (18.37%) Change Management
12 18 (18.37%) OSPF
13 17 (17.35%) Law
13 17 (17.35%) VPN
14 16 (16.33%) IPsec
14 16 (16.33%) BGP
14 16 (16.33%) Wireless
15 15 (15.31%) Security Cleared
15 15 (15.31%) Data Loss Prevention
16 14 (14.29%) Finance
16 14 (14.29%) DNS
17 13 (13.27%) DHCP
17 13 (13.27%) MPLS
17 13 (13.27%) CCNA

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 3 (3.06%) IIS
2 2 (2.04%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.08%) Office 365
4 3 (3.06%) IaaS
5 2 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.04%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.04%) PaaS
5 2 (2.04%) SaaS
6 1 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 47 (47.96%) Firewall
2 26 (26.53%) Cisco ASA
3 23 (23.47%) LAN
3 23 (23.47%) WAN
4 20 (20.41%) Network Security
5 18 (18.37%) OSPF
6 17 (17.35%) VPN
7 16 (16.33%) BGP
7 16 (16.33%) IPsec
7 16 (16.33%) Wireless
8 14 (14.29%) DNS
9 13 (13.27%) DHCP
9 13 (13.27%) MPLS
10 12 (12.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (12.24%) SSL
10 12 (12.24%) VoIP
11 10 (10.20%) EIGRP
12 9 (9.18%) TCP/IP
13 8 (8.16%) Internet
13 8 (8.16%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.04%) Metasploit
General
1 17 (17.35%) Law
2 14 (14.29%) Finance
3 10 (10.20%) Banking
4 6 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.06%) Legal
6 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.04%) Retail
7 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (29.59%) Network Engineer
2 23 (23.47%) Security Engineer
3 14 (14.29%) Analyst
4 13 (13.27%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (12.24%) Security Analyst
6 11 (11.22%) Security Manager
6 11 (11.22%) Security Specialist
7 10 (10.20%) Architect
7 10 (10.20%) Consultant
8 9 (9.18%) Engineering Manager
8 9 (9.18%) Security Consultant
8 9 (9.18%) Technical Leader
8 9 (9.18%) Technical Manager
8 9 (9.18%) Technical Security Specialist
8 9 (9.18%) Technical Specialist
9 8 (8.16%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (8.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (7.14%) Security Architect
11 6 (6.12%) Implementation Engineer
11 6 (6.12%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) SAML
1 2 (2.04%) Web Services
2 1 (1.02%) Middleware
2 1 (1.02%) OAuth
2 1 (1.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.55%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.22%) PKI
3 3 (3.06%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.04%) EFT
4 2 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.04%) NHS
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.02%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.39%) Windows
2 10 (10.20%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.16%) Linux
3 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.10%) Unix
4 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.02%) HPUX
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.41%) ITIL
2 18 (18.37%) Change Management
3 15 (15.31%) Data Loss Prevention
4 12 (12.24%) Security Operations
5 11 (11.22%) SIEM
6 10 (10.20%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (10.20%) Migration
7 9 (9.18%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (9.18%) ITIL V3
7 9 (9.18%) Network Design
8 8 (8.16%) Programme Delivery
8 8 (8.16%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (7.14%) Business Analysis
9 7 (7.14%) Information Security
9 7 (7.14%) Web Filtering
10 6 (6.12%) High Availability
10 6 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (6.12%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (5.10%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.12%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.10%) Python
3 3 (3.06%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.02%) Perl
4 1 (1.02%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (21.43%) CCNP
3 15 (15.31%) Security Cleared
4 13 (13.27%) CCNA
5 12 (12.24%) CCSE
6 11 (11.22%) DV Cleared
7 10 (10.20%) SC Cleared
8 8 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (6.12%) Degree
10 5 (5.10%) CISSP
11 3 (3.06%) CCSM
11 3 (3.06%) CEH
11 3 (3.06%) MCSA
11 3 (3.06%) MCSE
11 3 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (2.04%) CCIE
12 2 (2.04%) CCSA
12 2 (2.04%) CREST Certified
12 2 (2.04%) SANS
13 1 (1.02%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (13.27%) SLA
2 6 (6.12%) QA
2 6 (6.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.04%) COBIT
3 2 (2.04%) COSO
4 1 (1.02%) GDPR
4 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (1.02%) NIST 800
4 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.08%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.08%) vSphere
4 3 (3.06%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (3.06%) NFS
4 3 (3.06%) UAG
4 3 (3.06%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.04%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.02%) OpenAM
6 1 (1.02%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.10%) SCCM
2 5 (5.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (3.06%) CASB
3 3 (3.06%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.04%) CSIRT
4 2 (2.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.04%) QRadar
4 2 (2.04%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.02%) SCOM
5 1 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 52 (53.06%) Cisco
2 29 (29.59%) CheckPoint
3 26 (26.53%) Microsoft
4 25 (25.51%) Juniper
5 18 (18.37%) Symantec
6 12 (12.24%) McAfee
7 11 (11.22%) HP
8 10 (10.20%) VMware
9 9 (9.18%) F5
9 9 (9.18%) Palo Alto
10 7 (7.14%) Barracuda Networks
10 7 (7.14%) Citrix
10 7 (7.14%) Fortinet
10 7 (7.14%) SolarWinds
10 7 (7.14%) Sophos
11 6 (6.12%) Blue Coat
11 6 (6.12%) Infoblox
11 6 (6.12%) IronPort
11 6 (6.12%) Meraki
12 5 (5.10%) LogRhythm