Period
to 22 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Proofpoint products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Proofpoint over the 6 months to 22 November 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 Proofpoint, Inc.

Proofpoint
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 869 898
Rank change year-on-year -1 +29 -46
Contract jobs citing Proofpoint 14 30 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.028% 0.005%
As % of the Vendors category 0.032% 0.063% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 5
UK median daily rate £400 £410 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -21.90% +37.61%
10th Percentile £349 £306 £490
90th Percentile £476 £493 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £313 £475
% change year-on-year +28.00% -34.21% +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Proofpoint is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43983 47802 48849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.63% 45.34% 43.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 27338 29209 28805
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £235 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1473 1700 2082
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.23 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.20 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

Proofpoint
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Proofpoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Proofpoint in the UK

Proofpoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Proofpoint in the UK

Proofpoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Proofpoint over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Proofpoint in the UK

Proofpoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Proofpoint in the UK

Proofpoint
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Proofpoint within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
England -1 14 £400 -2.44% 3
UK excluding London +30 13 £400 +28.00% 3
South East +11 7 £417 +33.28% 1
West Midlands +23 3 £383 +3.73%
Midlands +20 3 £383 +3.73% 1
North West - 3 £450 -
North of England - 3 £450 -
London -46 1 £285 -34.48%

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Proofpoint 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 Proofpoint.

1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco
3 6 (42.86%) Juniper
3 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 6 (42.86%) Solaris
3 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 6 (42.86%) McAfee
3 6 (42.86%) Blue Coat
3 6 (42.86%) ProxySG
3 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) Sendmail
3 6 (42.86%) Palo Alto
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) Unix
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
5 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 4 (28.57%) Service Management
5 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (28.57%) Office 365
5 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (21.43%) Skype
6 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
6 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
6 3 (21.43%) F5
6 3 (21.43%) SLA
6 3 (21.43%) Symantec

Proofpoint
Co-occurring 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
4 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) Skype
2 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security
3 2 (14.29%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) Internet
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (28.57%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support
3 2 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Migration Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Security Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Solaris
2 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
1 4 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
2 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (7.14%) Logistics
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) ProxySG
1 6 (42.86%) Sendmail
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco
2 6 (42.86%) Blue Coat
2 6 (42.86%) Juniper
2 6 (42.86%) McAfee
2 6 (42.86%) Palo Alto
2 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) F5
4 3 (21.43%) Symantec
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 2 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 2 (14.29%) Splunk
6 1 (7.14%) Kaspersky
6 1 (7.14%) MobileIron