Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 802 753 834
Rank change year-on-year -49 +81 -56
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 52 49 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.056% 0.058% 0.036%
As % of the System Software category 0.43% 0.50% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 16
England median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% -1.73%
10th Percentile £304 £228 £339
90th Percentile £553 £538 £481
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
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 12,218 9,738 10,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.20% 11.54% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,949 6,213 6,587
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £181 £170 £163
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +14.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 640 921
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -1.59%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.13 £10.13
90th Percentile £46.00 £43.80 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -0.88% +0.95% +2.26%

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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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -40 25 £475 +5.56% 5
North of England -11 8 £325 +8.33% 2
South East -32 8 £375 +25.00% 3
East of England +4 7 £400 -17.95%
Yorkshire -19 7 £363 +26.64%
East Midlands -4 3 £563 +95.65%
Midlands -5 3 £563 +12.50%
South West -3 1 £325 -16.13% 1
North West -29 1 £200 -33.33% 2
ProxySG
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 52 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 47 (90.38%) Firewall
3 37 (71.15%) Cisco
4 34 (65.38%) CheckPoint
4 34 (65.38%) F5
5 22 (42.31%) Finance
6 21 (40.38%) Internet
6 21 (40.38%) Juniper
7 19 (36.54%) BIG-IP
8 17 (32.69%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (32.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 16 (30.77%) Network Security
10 15 (28.85%) VPN
10 15 (28.85%) WAN
10 15 (28.85%) Palo Alto
11 14 (26.92%) SC Cleared
11 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
12 13 (25.00%) Python
12 13 (25.00%) Symantec
13 12 (23.08%) Change Control
13 12 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (23.08%) Citrix
13 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
14 11 (21.15%) Ansible
15 10 (19.23%) GitHub
15 10 (19.23%) SolarWinds
16 9 (17.31%) Open Source
16 9 (17.31%) Confluence
16 9 (17.31%) DNS
16 9 (17.31%) Jenkins

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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 (17.31%) Confluence
2 2 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.23%) GitHub
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.77%) Office 365
4 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (90.38%) Firewall
2 21 (40.38%) Internet
3 19 (36.54%) BIG-IP
4 17 (32.69%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (32.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 16 (30.77%) Network Security
6 15 (28.85%) VPN
6 15 (28.85%) WAN
7 12 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (17.31%) DNS
9 7 (13.46%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (13.46%) NX-OS
9 7 (13.46%) OSPF
10 6 (11.54%) PuTTY
10 6 (11.54%) Sourcefire
10 6 (11.54%) TACACS
11 5 (9.62%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (9.62%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (9.62%) Wireless
12 4 (7.69%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (42.31%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Local Government
4 2 (3.85%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (55.77%) Network Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Blue Coat Engineer
3 11 (21.15%) Network Security Engineer
3 11 (21.15%) Security Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Network Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Python Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Security Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.54%) e-Health
3 4 (7.69%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) CentOS
3 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.85%) Unix
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Change Control
2 9 (17.31%) Open Source
3 7 (13.46%) DevOps
4 6 (11.54%) ITIL
5 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.69%) Change Management
6 4 (7.69%) Deployment Automation
6 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 4 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 4 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.77%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.77%) Break/Fix
7 3 (5.77%) High Availability
7 3 (5.77%) Project Management
8 2 (3.85%) Information Security
8 2 (3.85%) Investment Management
8 2 (3.85%) Migration
8 2 (3.85%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.85%) Service Management
8 2 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) Python
2 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) SC Cleared
1 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (11.54%) CCNP
4 3 (5.77%) CCIE
4 3 (5.77%) MCSE
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.85%) CCNA
5 2 (3.85%) CCSA
5 2 (3.85%) CCSE
5 2 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.85%) Squid
1 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) Ansible
2 6 (11.54%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (3.85%) Nagios
4 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 37 (71.15%) Cisco
3 34 (65.38%) CheckPoint
3 34 (65.38%) F5
4 21 (40.38%) Juniper
5 15 (28.85%) Palo Alto
6 13 (25.00%) Symantec
7 12 (23.08%) Citrix
8 10 (19.23%) SolarWinds
9 8 (15.38%) Zscaler
10 7 (13.46%) Splunk
10 7 (13.46%) VMware
11 6 (11.54%) FireEye
11 6 (11.54%) IronPort
11 6 (11.54%) Thales
12 5 (9.62%) Dell
12 5 (9.62%) EMC
12 5 (9.62%) NetApp
13 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
14 2 (3.85%) Sun