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 23 March 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).

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Forcepoint
UK
Rank 569 577 568
Rank change year-on-year +8 -9  
Contract jobs citing Forcepoint 30 51 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.097% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 36
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +12.05% +7.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 -

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 19754 23040 23661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.17% 43.62% 45.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12176 13939 13362
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 798 980
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

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 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Forcepoint in the UK

Forcepoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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 +16 30 £400 - 10
South East +24 20 £437 +12.05% 4
Hampshire +14 9 £462 +18.39% 1
Basingstoke - 9 £462 -
London +5 8 £400 -8.57% 4
Milton Keynes - 7 £349 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 7 £349 - 2
Berkshire +16 3 - - 1
Bracknell -2 3 - -
Bradford +5 1 - -
Yorkshire +5 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire +4 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

Forcepoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 38 (49.35%) Firewall
2 35 (45.45%) WAN
2 35 (45.45%) Cisco
3 32 (41.56%) Security Cleared
4 31 (40.26%) LAN
5 26 (33.77%) SC Cleared
6 25 (32.47%) Active Directory
7 22 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (23.38%) CCNA
8 18 (23.38%) MS Office
8 18 (23.38%) ITIL
9 17 (22.08%) Windows
10 15 (19.48%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (18.18%) SolarWinds
11 14 (18.18%) Intel Security
12 13 (16.88%) DNS
13 12 (15.58%) DHCP
13 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (15.58%) Windows Server
14 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 11 (14.29%) CheckPoint
14 11 (14.29%) MCSA
14 11 (14.29%) DAB
14 11 (14.29%) PowerShell
15 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (12.99%) Performance Monitoring
15 10 (12.99%) CCNP
15 10 (12.99%) Migration
15 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2003

Forcepoint
Top Related 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 (9.09%) IIS
2 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.49%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (23.38%) MS Office
2 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Office 365
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.90%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.60%) IaaS
5 1 (1.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 38 (49.35%) Firewall
2 35 (45.45%) WAN
3 31 (40.26%) LAN
4 15 (19.48%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (16.88%) DNS
6 12 (15.58%) DHCP
7 11 (14.29%) DAB
8 9 (11.69%) Internet
8 9 (11.69%) VPN
9 8 (10.39%) Network Security
10 7 (9.09%) Wireless
11 5 (6.49%) Skype
12 4 (5.19%) IPsec
12 4 (5.19%) SSL
12 4 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (3.90%) Ethernet
13 3 (3.90%) MPLS
13 3 (3.90%) OSPF
13 3 (3.90%) VoIP
13 3 (3.90%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Legal
3 2 (2.60%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (36.36%) Architect
2 13 (16.88%) Security Architect
3 11 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (12.99%) Analyst
4 10 (12.99%) Network Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) Consultant
6 7 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Hardware Specialist
7 6 (7.79%) Security Consultant
7 6 (7.79%) Storage Specialist
8 5 (6.49%) Data Architect
8 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Security Solutions Architect
9 4 (5.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) PowerShell Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Wintel Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Active Directory Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) IT Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) IT Security Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.19%) PKI
4 2 (2.60%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) Clustering
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.08%) Windows
2 12 (15.58%) Windows Server
3 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.30%) Android
4 1 (1.30%) Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Unix
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.30%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) ITIL
2 10 (12.99%) Migration
2 10 (12.99%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (11.69%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (10.39%) Change Management
4 8 (10.39%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (10.39%) Information Security
4 8 (10.39%) Network Management
5 7 (9.09%) Boundary Protection
5 7 (9.09%) SOA
5 7 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 7 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
6 6 (7.79%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (6.49%) Incident Management
7 5 (6.49%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (6.49%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.49%) SIEM
8 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.19%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.19%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.90%) VBScript
3 1 (1.30%) C
3 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (41.56%) Security Cleared
2 26 (33.77%) SC Cleared
3 22 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (23.38%) CCNA
5 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (14.29%) MCSA
7 10 (12.99%) CCNP
8 8 (10.39%) Degree
9 7 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (7.79%) MCSE
11 3 (3.90%) CEH
11 3 (3.90%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.90%) GCWN
11 3 (3.90%) GISF
11 3 (3.90%) HND
11 3 (3.90%) SSCP
12 2 (2.60%) CCIE
12 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (2.60%) MCP
13 1 (1.30%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) SLA
2 4 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.60%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (32.47%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.39%) Hyper-V
3 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.79%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (7.79%) ISA Server
4 6 (7.79%) UAG
5 2 (2.60%) XenApp
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.60%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.60%) SCOM
3 2 (2.60%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.60%) SCSM
4 1 (1.30%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.30%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.30%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 35 (45.45%) Cisco
2 14 (18.18%) Intel Security
2 14 (18.18%) SolarWinds
3 11 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 9 (11.69%) Sophos
5 8 (10.39%) VMware
6 7 (9.09%) Juniper
6 7 (9.09%) Symantec
7 5 (6.49%) F5
7 5 (6.49%) Qualys
8 4 (5.19%) Blue Coat
8 4 (5.19%) Lumension
9 3 (3.90%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (3.90%) Citrix
9 3 (3.90%) Fortinet
9 3 (3.90%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.90%) Remedy
9 3 (3.90%) Trustwave
10 2 (2.60%) HP
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