The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ProxySG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ProxySG over the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Blue Coat Proxy SG
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 558 604 589
Rank change year-on-year +46 -15  
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 24 28 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.057% 0.057% 0.071%
As % of the System Software category 0.50% 0.46% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 28
Median daily rate £500 £390 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.20% -27.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £474 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +23.43% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

ProxySG is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4799 6069 5514
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.30% 12.29% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3086 3850 3159
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 426 590
Median hourly rate £16.92 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.94% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing ProxySG as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for ProxySG in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ProxySG in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for ProxySG in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ProxySG in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ProxySG in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ProxySG in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ProxySG in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ProxySG within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
South East +33 12 £525 +16.66% 1
South West +2 5 £325 -1.51%
London +10 3 £525 +11.40% 2
North East - 2 £346 -
Yorkshire +20 1 £350 -26.31%
East Midlands - 1 £288 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ProxySG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for ProxySG.

1 45 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 39 (86.67%) Firewall
3 35 (77.78%) Cisco
4 22 (48.89%) CheckPoint
5 21 (46.67%) F5
6 16 (35.56%) Juniper
7 15 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (28.89%) Network Security
8 13 (28.89%) SC Cleared
8 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
8 13 (28.89%) CCNP
8 13 (28.89%) WAN
8 13 (28.89%) VPN
8 13 (28.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 12 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 12 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (24.44%) Load Balancing
10 11 (24.44%) DNS
10 11 (24.44%) Palo Alto
11 10 (22.22%) Skype
11 10 (22.22%) Skype for Business
11 10 (22.22%) Finance
12 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
12 9 (20.00%) LAN
12 9 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (15.56%) BGP
13 7 (15.56%) IPsec
13 7 (15.56%) Telecoms

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Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 10 (22.22%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 4 (8.89%) Office 365
3 1 (2.22%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (86.67%) Firewall
2 13 (28.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 13 (28.89%) Network Security
2 13 (28.89%) VPN
2 13 (28.89%) WAN
3 12 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 11 (24.44%) DNS
5 10 (22.22%) Skype
6 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (20.00%) LAN
7 7 (15.56%) BGP
7 7 (15.56%) IPsec
8 6 (13.33%) TACACS
9 5 (11.11%) Internet
10 3 (6.67%) BIG-IP
10 3 (6.67%) DHCP
10 3 (6.67%) Wireless
11 2 (4.44%) HTTP
11 2 (4.44%) HTTPS
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Electronics
4 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.44%) Marketing
5 1 (2.22%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Legal
5 1 (2.22%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 14 (31.11%) Security Engineer
3 13 (28.89%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (22.22%) Firewall Engineer
5 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 6 (13.33%) Blue Coat Engineer
6 6 (13.33%) Consultant
7 5 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) Network Consultant
8 4 (8.89%) Analyst
8 4 (8.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (8.89%) Deployment Engineer
8 4 (8.89%) Network Analyst
8 4 (8.89%) Network Specialist
8 4 (8.89%) Office 365 Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) Blue Coat Analyst
9 3 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) SCCM Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) Security Consultant
10 2 (4.44%) Network Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.22%) CLARiiON
2 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.22%) PKI
2 1 (2.22%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.22%) AIX
3 1 (2.22%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Unix
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Load Balancing
2 6 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.89%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.44%) Change Control
4 2 (4.44%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (4.44%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL V3
4 2 (4.44%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.22%) Change Management
5 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.22%) Migration
5 1 (2.22%) Network Design
5 1 (2.22%) Network Management
5 1 (2.22%) Process Improvement
5 1 (2.22%) Project Management
5 1 (2.22%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (2.22%) Service Management
5 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (28.89%) CCNP
2 13 (28.89%) SC Cleared
2 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) CCNA
4 4 (8.89%) Degree
5 2 (4.44%) CCIE
5 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SCCM
2 3 (6.67%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 35 (77.78%) Cisco
3 22 (48.89%) CheckPoint
4 21 (46.67%) F5
5 16 (35.56%) Juniper
6 11 (24.44%) Palo Alto
7 6 (13.33%) ArcSight
7 6 (13.33%) Nokia
8 4 (8.89%) Citrix
9 3 (6.67%) Fortinet
9 3 (6.67%) Lumension
9 3 (6.67%) McAfee
9 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
10 2 (4.44%) FireEye
10 2 (4.44%) SAP
10 2 (4.44%) Sourcefire
11 1 (2.22%) NetScout
11 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
11 1 (2.22%) Veritas
11 1 (2.22%) VMware
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