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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Proofpoint
UK
Rank 586 637 614
Rank change year-on-year +51 -23  
Contract jobs citing Proofpoint 10 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.009% 0.013%
As % of the Vendors category 0.050% 0.022% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Median daily rate £413 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £438 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -5.71% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20011 23143 23796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.18% 43.66% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12332 14008 13432
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 802 994
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Proofpoint
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Proofpoint as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Proofpoint in the UK

Proofpoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Proofpoint in the UK

Proofpoint
Top 12 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 3 months to 24 March 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
England +34 5 £413 -5.71% 1
Wales - 5 £325 -
Cardiff - 5 £325 -
South Wales - 5 £325 -
Bedfordshire -2 2 £505 -
East of England -3 2 £505 -
South West - 2 £275 -
Bristol - 2 £275 -
West Midlands +6 1 £413 -
Birmingham -3 1 £413 -
Staffordshire - 1 £413 -
Tamworth - 1 £413 -

Proofpoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 6 (42.86%) Intel Security
1 6 (42.86%) Blue Coat
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (35.71%) Security Operations
2 5 (35.71%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) Office 365
4 3 (21.43%) VMware
5 2 (14.29%) Information Security
5 2 (14.29%) SCOrch
5 2 (14.29%) AirWatch
5 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 2 (14.29%) Unix
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (14.29%) GDPR
5 2 (14.29%) Sendmail
5 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (14.29%) SCCM
5 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 2 (14.29%) Solaris
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) SMTP
5 2 (14.29%) DNS
6 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Firewall
6 1 (7.14%) Data Security
6 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL

Proofpoint
Top Related 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 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) MindAlign
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) SMTP
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) IMAP
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (7.14%) S/MIME
2 1 (7.14%) Skype
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Security Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Support
3 1 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) CESG
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Fintech
2 1 (7.14%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Solaris
2 2 (14.29%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (35.71%) Security Operations
2 2 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
2 2 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.14%) Data Security
3 1 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Logistics
3 1 (7.14%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Service Design
3 1 (7.14%) SIEM
3 1 (7.14%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) GDPR
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Sendmail
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) AirWatch
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
1 2 (14.29%) SCOrch
2 1 (7.14%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Blue Coat
1 6 (42.86%) Intel Security
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) FireEye
4 1 (7.14%) LogRhythm
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec
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