Period
to 16 July 2018

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 6 months to 16 July 2018 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
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 789 777 837
Rank change year-on-year -12 +60 -45
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 57 48 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.060% 0.055% 0.040%
As % of the System Software category 0.43% 0.48% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 43 22
England median daily rate £450 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +14.71% -19.05%
10th Percentile £354 £290 £292
90th Percentile £553 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% -17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

ProxySG is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13,250 10,058 11,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.01% 11.50% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,631 6,435 7,550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £185 £170 £180
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 791 622 867
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.73% -3.59%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.13 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £43.75 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year - +1.59% -1.56%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ProxySG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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 6 months to 16 July 2018. 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
London -27 27 £500 +11.11% 3
North of England -18 13 £425 +21.43%
East of England +14 7 £400 -17.95% 4
North West -22 7 £425 -
South East -43 7 £450 -13.25% 3
Yorkshire -14 6 £400 +14.29%
East Midlands +1 3 £563 +95.65%
Midlands -18 3 £563 +12.50%
ProxySG
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ProxySG 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 across the England region with a requirement for ProxySG.

1 57 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 49 (85.96%) Firewall
3 37 (64.91%) Cisco
4 36 (63.16%) F5
5 34 (59.65%) CheckPoint
6 29 (50.88%) Juniper
6 29 (50.88%) Finance
7 21 (36.84%) Network Security
7 21 (36.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 19 (33.33%) Palo Alto
9 17 (29.82%) Internet
10 16 (28.07%) Symantec
11 15 (26.32%) Python
12 14 (24.56%) ITIL
13 13 (22.81%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (21.05%) Change Control
14 12 (21.05%) Change Management
14 12 (21.05%) BIG-IP
14 12 (21.05%) PowerShell
14 12 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (19.30%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (19.30%) Banking
15 11 (19.30%) WAN
15 11 (19.30%) VPN
15 11 (19.30%) Ansible
15 11 (19.30%) NX-OS
16 10 (17.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 10 (17.54%) GitHub
16 10 (17.54%) LAN

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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 9 (15.79%) Confluence
2 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.54%) GitHub
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (85.96%) Firewall
2 21 (36.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 21 (36.84%) Network Security
3 17 (29.82%) Internet
4 12 (21.05%) BIG-IP
4 12 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (19.30%) Cisco IOS
5 11 (19.30%) NX-OS
5 11 (19.30%) VPN
5 11 (19.30%) WAN
6 10 (17.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 10 (17.54%) LAN
7 9 (15.79%) OSPF
8 7 (12.28%) Wireless
9 6 (10.53%) DNS
9 6 (10.53%) Sourcefire
10 5 (8.77%) MPLS
10 5 (8.77%) SSL
10 5 (8.77%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (50.88%) Finance
2 11 (19.30%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Local Government
5 2 (3.51%) Legal
6 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (43.86%) Network Engineer
2 15 (26.32%) Security Engineer
3 13 (22.81%) Blue Coat Engineer
3 13 (22.81%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Network Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Python Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Security Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.02%) Algorithms
5 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.51%) e-Health
7 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Windows
2 4 (7.02%) Unix
3 3 (5.26%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.51%) CentOS
4 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) ITIL
2 12 (21.05%) Change Control
2 12 (21.05%) Change Management
3 9 (15.79%) Incident Management
3 9 (15.79%) Open Source
4 7 (12.28%) DevOps
4 7 (12.28%) ITIL V3
4 7 (12.28%) Service Delivery
4 7 (12.28%) Service Management
5 6 (10.53%) Load Balancing
6 5 (8.77%) Project Management
7 4 (7.02%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (7.02%) Migration
7 4 (7.02%) Network Management
7 4 (7.02%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (5.26%) Process Improvement
8 3 (5.26%) Product Management
8 3 (5.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.32%) Python
2 12 (21.05%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.02%) Perl
4 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
2 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.28%) CCIE
4 5 (8.77%) CCNP
5 4 (7.02%) CISSP
6 3 (5.26%) MCSE
6 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.51%) CCNA
7 2 (3.51%) CCSA
7 2 (3.51%) CCSE
7 2 (3.51%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (3.51%) Degree
7 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.51%) Squid
1 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) Ansible
2 3 (5.26%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.51%) Nagios
3 2 (3.51%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 37 (64.91%) Cisco
3 36 (63.16%) F5
4 34 (59.65%) CheckPoint
5 29 (50.88%) Juniper
6 19 (33.33%) Palo Alto
7 16 (28.07%) Symantec
8 9 (15.79%) Zscaler
9 7 (12.28%) Citrix
9 7 (12.28%) Splunk
9 7 (12.28%) VMware
10 6 (10.53%) FireEye
10 6 (10.53%) Fortinet
11 5 (8.77%) Dell
11 5 (8.77%) EMC
11 5 (8.77%) NetApp
12 4 (7.02%) Bloomberg
12 4 (7.02%) NetScout
12 4 (7.02%) Reuters
12 4 (7.02%) SolarWinds