Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 787 786 785
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -5
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 86 82 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.082% 0.083%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 56 53
UK median daily rate £423 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +23.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £315 £237 £303
90th Percentile £610 £589 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £365
% change year-on-year -15.79% +30.14% -6.41%
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 41,720 42,095 43,787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.25% 42.00% 45.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,843 26,557 26,819
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £231 £240
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,534 1,369 1,660
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +2.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.28 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 -1 85 £423 -11.05% 18
UK excluding London -24 52 £400 -15.79% 16
London +4 34 £425 -5.56% 3
South East -21 18 £388 -30.77% 6
North of England +2 14 £381 +69.44% 1
East of England -7 10 £550 -2.22%
North West - 9 £519 -
Midlands 0 7 £425 +41.67% 3
West Midlands - 6 £400 - 3
North East -5 3 £188 +11.11%
Yorkshire -9 2 - - 1
South West -28 2 £388 +53.47% 5
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 50 (58.14%) Cisco
2 45 (52.33%) Firewall
3 30 (34.88%) WAN
4 27 (31.40%) CheckPoint
5 25 (29.07%) LAN
5 25 (29.07%) Cisco ASA
6 24 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (26.74%) Data Centre
8 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
9 19 (22.09%) Symantec
9 19 (22.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 18 (20.93%) Windows
11 17 (19.77%) Cybersecurity
11 17 (19.77%) Network Security
12 16 (18.60%) F5
12 16 (18.60%) DNS
12 16 (18.60%) OSPF
12 16 (18.60%) Juniper
12 16 (18.60%) CCNP
13 15 (17.44%) Change Management
13 15 (17.44%) VPN
13 15 (17.44%) SSL
13 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
14 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (16.28%) ITIL
14 14 (16.28%) VMware
14 14 (16.28%) Blue Coat
15 13 (15.12%) DHCP
15 13 (15.12%) Active Directory
15 13 (15.12%) BGP

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 4 (4.65%) IIS
2 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (9.30%) Office 365
4 5 (5.81%) IaaS
5 4 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (4.65%) PaaS
5 4 (4.65%) SaaS
6 2 (2.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 45 (52.33%) Firewall
2 30 (34.88%) WAN
3 25 (29.07%) Cisco ASA
3 25 (29.07%) LAN
4 17 (19.77%) Network Security
5 16 (18.60%) DNS
5 16 (18.60%) OSPF
6 15 (17.44%) SSL
6 15 (17.44%) VPN
7 13 (15.12%) BGP
7 13 (15.12%) DHCP
8 11 (12.79%) Cisco Firepower
8 11 (12.79%) IPsec
8 11 (12.79%) VoIP
8 11 (12.79%) Wireless
9 10 (11.63%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (11.63%) EIGRP
9 10 (11.63%) MPLS
10 8 (9.30%) DMZ
10 8 (9.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Metasploit
1 3 (3.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (12.79%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Law
3 8 (9.30%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.98%) Banking
5 4 (4.65%) Legal
6 3 (3.49%) Retail
7 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (38.37%) Network Engineer
2 16 (18.60%) Security Engineer
3 11 (12.79%) Architect
4 9 (10.47%) Consultant
4 9 (10.47%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Security Consultant
6 7 (8.14%) Security Architect
7 6 (6.98%) Implementation Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Network Architect
7 6 (6.98%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Antivirus Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Audio Visual Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Security Manager
9 4 (4.65%) Security Specialist
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) Web Services
2 1 (1.16%) REST
2 1 (1.16%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.74%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.79%) PKI
3 6 (6.98%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.49%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.33%) EFT
6 2 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.16%) NHS
7 1 (1.16%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.93%) Windows
2 10 (11.63%) Windows Server
3 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.98%) Linux
4 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.49%) Unix
7 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.16%) Android
8 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.77%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (17.44%) Change Management
3 14 (16.28%) ITIL
4 13 (15.12%) SIEM
5 10 (11.63%) Migration
6 9 (10.47%) Network Design
7 8 (9.30%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (8.14%) Data Loss Prevention
8 7 (8.14%) Information Security
8 7 (8.14%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (8.14%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (6.98%) Analytics
9 6 (6.98%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.98%) Security Operations
9 6 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.98%) Web Filtering
10 5 (5.81%) Data Security
10 5 (5.81%) High Availability
10 5 (5.81%) TOGAF
10 5 (5.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.81%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.65%) Python
3 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (18.60%) CCNP
3 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
4 12 (13.95%) CCNA
5 10 (11.63%) DV Cleared
5 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
6 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (9.30%) CCSE
8 7 (8.14%) CISSP
9 6 (6.98%) CEH
10 5 (5.81%) CCIE
11 4 (4.65%) Degree
11 4 (4.65%) MCSE
12 3 (3.49%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (3.49%) CCIE Data Center
12 3 (3.49%) CCSM
12 3 (3.49%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (3.49%) CREST Certified
12 3 (3.49%) MCSA
12 3 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.98%) QA
2 6 (6.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (6.98%) SLA
3 3 (3.49%) COBIT
3 3 (3.49%) COSO
4 1 (1.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (15.12%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.65%) vSphere
4 3 (3.49%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (3.49%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.49%) UAG
4 3 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.49%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.33%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.33%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.16%) NFS
6 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (13.95%) FortiGate
2 7 (8.14%) SCCM
3 6 (6.98%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (5.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (4.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (3.49%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (3.49%) QRadar
7 1 (1.16%) CASB
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.16%) CSIRT
7 1 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.16%) Nessus
7 1 (1.16%) SCOM
7 1 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (58.14%) Cisco
2 27 (31.40%) CheckPoint
3 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
4 19 (22.09%) Symantec
5 16 (18.60%) F5
5 16 (18.60%) Juniper
6 14 (16.28%) Blue Coat
6 14 (16.28%) VMware
7 10 (11.63%) McAfee
7 10 (11.63%) Palo Alto
8 8 (9.30%) Fortinet
8 8 (9.30%) HP
9 7 (8.14%) IronPort
10 6 (6.98%) Sophos
11 5 (5.81%) Aruba
11 5 (5.81%) Citrix
11 5 (5.81%) LogRhythm
12 4 (4.65%) Meraki
13 3 (3.49%) AlgoSec
13 3 (3.49%) Arista