Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 778 787 795
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8 -47
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 51 39 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.043% 0.046%
As % of the System Software category 0.43% 0.35% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 31
England median daily rate £400 £300 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -26.83% -2.38%
10th Percentile £293 £206 £308
90th Percentile £502 £524 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £428 £405
% change year-on-year -6.43% +5.56% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
England median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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 11,963 10,990 10,035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.96% 12.21% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,852 6,949 5,878
England median daily rate £440 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +8.55% +8.57%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £156
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +6.12% +6.80% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 736 1,081
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.15 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +4.19% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £46.60 £43.75 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £16.16 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.00% +3.23% -

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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 19 January 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 19 January 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 20 £425 -
South East -9 16 £395 +54.15% 1
North of England +35 13 £338 +12.50%
North West +5 10 £338 +12.50%
Yorkshire +14 3 £345 +20.52%
Midlands +10 1 £400 -
South West +4 1 £325 -36.27%
East Midlands - 1 £400 -
ProxySG
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 51 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 42 (82.35%) Firewall
3 34 (66.67%) Cisco
4 22 (43.14%) CheckPoint
5 21 (41.18%) Juniper
5 21 (41.18%) Palo Alto
6 20 (39.22%) F5
7 19 (37.25%) WAN
8 18 (35.29%) Network Security
9 17 (33.33%) BIG-IP
10 16 (31.37%) SC Cleared
10 16 (31.37%) Security Cleared
10 16 (31.37%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (31.37%) DNS
11 14 (27.45%) VPN
12 13 (25.49%) Citrix
13 12 (23.53%) SolarWinds
13 12 (23.53%) VLAN
14 11 (21.57%) Internet
14 11 (21.57%) Finance
14 11 (21.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 9 (17.65%) Data Centre
15 9 (17.65%) SSL
15 9 (17.65%) LAN
15 9 (17.65%) DHCP
16 8 (15.69%) Network Design
16 8 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (15.69%) High Availability
17 7 (13.73%) SIEM
17 7 (13.73%) PuTTY

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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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (82.35%) Firewall
2 19 (37.25%) WAN
3 18 (35.29%) Network Security
4 17 (33.33%) BIG-IP
5 16 (31.37%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (31.37%) DNS
6 14 (27.45%) VPN
7 12 (23.53%) VLAN
8 11 (21.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 11 (21.57%) Internet
9 9 (17.65%) DHCP
9 9 (17.65%) LAN
9 9 (17.65%) SSL
10 7 (13.73%) PuTTY
10 7 (13.73%) TACACS
11 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
12 5 (9.80%) BGP
12 5 (9.80%) EIGRP
12 5 (9.80%) MPLS
12 5 (9.80%) SAN
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Legal
3 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (50.98%) Network Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) Security Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Blue Coat Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Administrator
6 5 (9.80%) Architect
7 4 (7.84%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (5.88%) SOC Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) IT Manager
9 2 (3.92%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Network Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.73%) e-Health
3 5 (9.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.96%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Solaris
1 6 (11.76%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.92%) Unix
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) High Availability
1 8 (15.69%) Network Design
2 7 (13.73%) ITIL
2 7 (13.73%) SIEM
3 6 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (11.76%) Service Management
3 6 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 5 (9.80%) DDoS Mitigation
4 5 (9.80%) ITIL V3
5 4 (7.84%) Analytics
5 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.84%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (7.84%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.88%) Asset Management
6 3 (5.88%) Information Management
6 3 (5.88%) Network Management
6 3 (5.88%) Process Improvement
6 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) SC Cleared
1 16 (31.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (9.80%) CCNP
4 3 (5.88%) CCNA
4 3 (5.88%) CCSE
5 2 (3.92%) CCSA
5 2 (3.92%) CISSP
5 2 (3.92%) MCP
5 2 (3.92%) MCSA
5 2 (3.92%) MCSE
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Sendmail
2 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 51 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 34 (66.67%) Cisco
3 22 (43.14%) CheckPoint
4 21 (41.18%) Juniper
4 21 (41.18%) Palo Alto
5 20 (39.22%) F5
6 13 (25.49%) Citrix
7 12 (23.53%) SolarWinds
8 7 (13.73%) IronPort
8 7 (13.73%) Thales
9 6 (11.76%) McAfee
9 6 (11.76%) Proofpoint
9 6 (11.76%) Red Hat
10 5 (9.80%) Motorola
11 4 (7.84%) Arista
11 4 (7.84%) Symantec
12 3 (5.88%) AlgoSec
12 3 (5.88%) ArcSight
12 3 (5.88%) Darktrace
12 3 (5.88%) HP