Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 815 819 775
Rank change year-on-year +4 -44 -18
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 72 72 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.068% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.15% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 46 74
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +14.09%
10th Percentile £224 £313 £266
90th Percentile £589 £538 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £390
% change year-on-year -11.76% +8.97% +23.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
UK median hourly rate - - £21.53
UK excluding London 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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43948 47741 49215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 45.35% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27314 29152 29013
UK median daily rate £433 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £235 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1468 1711 2098
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.30 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 23 November 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 13 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 23 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
England +16 67 £425 - 9
UK excluding London +38 52 £375 -11.76% 3
South East +22 28 £555 +60.87% 1
London -18 20 £450 +16.13% 7
South West -4 10 £310 -16.22%
East of England -25 5 £300 -42.86%
Northern Ireland - 4 £250 -
North of England +53 3 £169 -63.71%
North East - 2 £169 -
Midlands +24 1 £300 -33.33% 1
Scotland -5 1 £153 -59.33% 1
East Midlands -8 1 £300 -33.33%
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for Forcepoint.

1 40 (55.56%) Windows
2 37 (51.39%) Firewall
3 35 (48.61%) Cisco
4 29 (40.28%) WAN
5 28 (38.89%) DNS
6 25 (34.72%) LAN
6 25 (34.72%) Security Cleared
7 23 (31.94%) Juniper
8 22 (30.56%) Citrix
8 22 (30.56%) Linux
8 22 (30.56%) SC Cleared
9 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
10 18 (25.00%) Active Directory
10 18 (25.00%) System Testing
11 17 (23.61%) Office 365
11 17 (23.61%) VMware
12 15 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 14 (19.44%) SCCM
13 14 (19.44%) NetScaler
13 14 (19.44%) HP
13 14 (19.44%) Windows Server
14 13 (18.06%) Kalman Filter
14 13 (18.06%) Boundary Protection
14 13 (18.06%) CheckPoint
14 13 (18.06%) SLA
14 13 (18.06%) DHCP
14 13 (18.06%) MS Exchange
15 12 (16.67%) VPN
15 12 (16.67%) McAfee
15 12 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012

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 13 (18.06%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.61%) Office 365
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.78%) Cloudflare
5 2 (2.78%) G Suite
5 2 (2.78%) IaaS
5 2 (2.78%) PaaS
6 1 (1.39%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (51.39%) Firewall
2 29 (40.28%) WAN
3 28 (38.89%) DNS
4 25 (34.72%) LAN
5 14 (19.44%) NetScaler
6 13 (18.06%) DHCP
7 12 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (16.67%) VPN
8 10 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (12.50%) Network Security
10 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
11 7 (9.72%) VLAN
11 7 (9.72%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
12 6 (8.33%) SAN
13 5 (6.94%) Wireless
14 4 (5.56%) Internet
14 4 (5.56%) WLAN
15 3 (4.17%) NAS
16 2 (2.78%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.39%) Legal
3 1 (1.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Architect
2 17 (23.61%) Analyst
3 12 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Network Architect
5 8 (11.11%) Security Architect
5 8 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Network Security Architect
6 7 (9.72%) Security Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Service Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Technical Services Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Server Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Technical Security Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Domain Architect
9 3 (4.17%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (9.72%) PKI
4 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.17%) BYOD
6 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.78%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.39%) Clustering
7 1 (1.39%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.39%) iPad
7 1 (1.39%) iPhone
7 1 (1.39%) Replication
7 1 (1.39%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.39%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 40 (55.56%) Windows
2 22 (30.56%) Linux
3 14 (19.44%) Windows Server
4 12 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.94%) Apple iOS
6 5 (6.94%) Windows 10
6 5 (6.94%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.56%) Android
7 4 (5.56%) HPUX
7 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) System Testing
2 13 (18.06%) Boundary Protection
2 13 (18.06%) Kalman Filter
3 10 (13.89%) SIEM
4 8 (11.11%) Information Security
4 8 (11.11%) Migration
5 6 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 6 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (6.94%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (6.94%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (6.94%) Web Filtering
7 4 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.56%) Identity Management
7 4 (5.56%) ITIL
7 4 (5.56%) Patch Management
8 3 (4.17%) Change Management
8 3 (4.17%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (4.17%) IT Strategy
8 3 (4.17%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.39%) Python
3 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (34.72%) Security Cleared
2 22 (30.56%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.28%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (13.89%) CCNA
5 9 (12.50%) CISSP
6 7 (9.72%) CISM
7 6 (8.33%) MCSE
7 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (6.94%) CCNP
8 5 (6.94%) Degree
9 4 (5.56%) CRISC
10 3 (4.17%) CCIE
10 3 (4.17%) MCP
11 2 (2.78%) DBS Check
11 2 (2.78%) MCITP
11 2 (2.78%) MCSA
11 2 (2.78%) OSCP
12 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (1.39%) CLAS
12 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (18.06%) SLA
3 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.39%) COBIT
4 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.72%) XenApp
4 6 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (8.33%) vSphere
5 5 (6.94%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.78%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.39%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.39%) Snort
8 1 (1.39%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (19.44%) SCCM
2 6 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (6.94%) AirWatch
4 4 (5.56%) SmoothWall
5 3 (4.17%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.78%) Nessus
6 2 (2.78%) WSUS
7 1 (1.39%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.39%) Ionix
7 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.39%) SCOM
7 1 (1.39%) Simpana
7 1 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 35 (48.61%) Cisco
2 23 (31.94%) Juniper
3 22 (30.56%) Citrix
4 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
5 17 (23.61%) VMware
6 14 (19.44%) HP
7 13 (18.06%) CheckPoint
8 12 (16.67%) McAfee
9 11 (15.28%) Symantec
10 10 (13.89%) Blue Coat
11 7 (9.72%) AlienVault
11 7 (9.72%) Apple
11 7 (9.72%) Sophos
12 6 (8.33%) LogRhythm
12 6 (8.33%) MobileIron
13 5 (6.94%) Barracuda Networks
13 5 (6.94%) Dell
14 4 (5.56%) NetApp
14 4 (5.56%) Polycom
14 4 (5.56%) Tripwire