Period
to 14 October 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 14 October 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 735 796 828
Rank change year-on-year +61 +32 +8
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 69 104 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.10% 0.063%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.24% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 48 41
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -6.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £245 £309 £250
90th Percentile £705 £575 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £20.11 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.11 - -

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 36,840 42,988 42,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.13% 42.06% 43.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,116 26,591 26,162
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £241
90th Percentile £638 £625 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,415 1,663 1,376
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.87 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £16.50 £16.88
% change year-on-year +14.77% -2.27% -0.69%

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 14 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Forcepoint over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 October 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 +67 67 £438 +4.17% 26
UK excluding London +36 51 £380 -5.00% 22
London +45 18 £525 +23.53% 4
Midlands +63 17 £473 -14.09% 7
West Midlands +51 16 £473 - 6
North of England +34 15 £380 +19.69% 4
North West +14 10 £378 -26.34% 4
South East +32 9 £200 -50.00% 9
Yorkshire +37 5 £500 +29.87%
East of England +14 4 £525 -
South West -11 4 £293 -19.31% 2
Scotland +21 1 - -
Northern Ireland +6 1 £300 -53.85%
East Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 14 October 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 33 (47.83%) Firewall
2 29 (42.03%) VMware
2 29 (42.03%) Active Directory
3 28 (40.58%) Windows
4 23 (33.33%) Cisco
5 20 (28.99%) Microsoft
6 19 (27.54%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (26.09%) Office 365
8 17 (24.64%) Azure
9 16 (23.19%) Kalman Filter
9 16 (23.19%) VPN
10 15 (21.74%) McAfee
10 15 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (21.74%) Windows Server
11 14 (20.29%) Internet
11 14 (20.29%) DNS
11 14 (20.29%) DHCP
11 14 (20.29%) Information Security
12 13 (18.84%) LAN
12 13 (18.84%) Symantec
13 12 (17.39%) Citrix
13 12 (17.39%) WAN
13 12 (17.39%) Finance
14 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange
14 11 (15.94%) Data Loss Prevention
14 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 10 (14.49%) Data Centre
15 10 (14.49%) HP
15 10 (14.49%) Wireless
16 9 (13.04%) Migration

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 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.59%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.25%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.35%) IIS
5 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (2.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.09%) Office 365
2 17 (24.64%) Azure
3 9 (13.04%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (13.04%) Mimecast
4 7 (10.14%) AWS
5 6 (8.70%) OneDrive
6 4 (5.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (4.35%) IaaS
7 3 (4.35%) PaaS
8 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (47.83%) Firewall
2 16 (23.19%) VPN
3 14 (20.29%) DHCP
3 14 (20.29%) DNS
3 14 (20.29%) Internet
4 13 (18.84%) LAN
5 12 (17.39%) WAN
6 10 (14.49%) Wireless
7 8 (11.59%) Cisco Firepower
8 6 (8.70%) WebEx
8 6 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (7.25%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (7.25%) DMZ
9 5 (7.25%) Network Security
9 5 (7.25%) SSL
10 4 (5.80%) Skype
11 3 (4.35%) Plixer Scrutinizer
11 3 (4.35%) SMTP
11 3 (4.35%) VLAN
11 3 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) DB2
1 3 (4.35%) MySQL
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) Big Data
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.90%) Legal
3 2 (2.90%) Publishing
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (23.19%) Architect
2 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (14.49%) Network Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Security Architect
5 7 (10.14%) Consultant
6 4 (5.80%) Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Network Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Network Support
7 3 (4.35%) Data Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Junior
7 3 (4.35%) Junior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Network Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (2.90%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) XMPP
2 3 (4.35%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.70%) Fat Client
2 6 (8.70%) Shadow IT
2 6 (8.70%) Thin Client
3 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (7.25%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.80%) Private Cloud
4 4 (5.80%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.80%) Replication
5 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.90%) PKI
5 2 (2.90%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.45%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.45%) iPhone
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.58%) Windows
2 15 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 8 (11.59%) Linux
3 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.25%) Windows 10
6 4 (5.80%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.45%) Solaris
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) Kalman Filter
2 15 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (20.29%) Information Security
4 11 (15.94%) Data Loss Prevention
4 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (13.04%) ITIL
5 9 (13.04%) Migration
5 9 (13.04%) SIEM
5 9 (13.04%) Web Filtering
6 8 (11.59%) Computer Science
6 8 (11.59%) Data Protection
6 8 (11.59%) Security Monitoring
7 7 (10.14%) Project Delivery
7 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.70%) Data Security
8 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (8.70%) Performance Optimisation
8 6 (8.70%) Security Operations
9 5 (7.25%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.14%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.90%) C
3 2 (2.90%) VBScript
4 1 (1.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) MCP
2 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.70%) Degree
3 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.25%) CISSP
5 4 (5.80%) CCNP
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.90%) CCDP
6 2 (2.90%) CCIE
6 2 (2.90%) CCNA
6 2 (2.90%) CISA
6 2 (2.90%) CISM
6 2 (2.90%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.90%) MCSA
7 1 (1.45%) IISP
7 1 (1.45%) MBA
7 1 (1.45%) MCSE
7 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) NIST
1 7 (10.14%) PCI DSS
1 7 (10.14%) SLA
2 6 (8.70%) Cyber Essentials
2 6 (8.70%) GDPR
3 4 (5.80%) HIPAA
4 3 (4.35%) COBIT
4 3 (4.35%) GLBA
4 3 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (42.03%) Active Directory
2 19 (27.54%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (11.59%) XenApp
5 1 (1.45%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.45%) KVM
5 1 (1.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) AirWatch
2 6 (8.70%) vCenter Server
3 5 (7.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (5.80%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (5.80%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (5.80%) NetBackup
4 4 (5.80%) SCCM
5 3 (4.35%) CASB
5 3 (4.35%) IBM Guardium
6 2 (2.90%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.45%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (1.45%) Malwarebytes
7 1 (1.45%) QRadar
7 1 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.45%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 29 (42.03%) VMware
2 23 (33.33%) Cisco
3 20 (28.99%) Microsoft
4 15 (21.74%) McAfee
5 13 (18.84%) Symantec
6 12 (17.39%) Citrix
7 10 (14.49%) HP
8 8 (11.59%) CheckPoint
8 8 (11.59%) F5
9 7 (10.14%) Palo Alto
10 6 (8.70%) LogRhythm
10 6 (8.70%) Remedy
10 6 (8.70%) Trend Micro
11 5 (7.25%) Blue Coat
11 5 (7.25%) Intel
11 5 (7.25%) Veeam
11 5 (7.25%) Zscaler
12 4 (5.80%) Aruba
12 4 (5.80%) Oracle
12 4 (5.80%) SolarWinds