Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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.

Blue Coat Proxy SG
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 814 852 832
Rank change year-on-year +38 -20 -73
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 61 44 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.042% 0.052%
As % of the System Software category 0.48% 0.34% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 43
UK median daily rate £469 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £323 £206 £301
90th Percentile £550 £503 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +56.25% -14.29% -11.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12741 12956 11716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.56% 12.36% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8259 8116 6678
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.89%
10th Percentile £157 £173 £160
90th Percentile £606 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 714 886 1255
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.18 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.67% -6.25% +6.67%

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Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ProxySG in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ProxySG in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ProxySG over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ProxySG in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ProxySG in the UK

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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 ProxySG within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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 +41 59 £475 +11.76%
UK excluding London +42 40 £469 +56.25%
London -27 21 £463 -1.60%
South East +21 19 £506 +138.24%
North of England +67 16 £351 +17.08%
North West +32 11 £350 -
Yorkshire +24 3 £365 +21.67%
North East +68 2 £346 -
South West +4 2 £325 -
Scotland - 2 £463 -
Midlands +29 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 with a requirement for ProxySG.

1 61 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 54 (88.52%) Firewall
3 36 (59.02%) Cisco
4 32 (52.46%) CheckPoint
5 25 (40.98%) Juniper
6 24 (39.34%) Palo Alto
7 23 (37.70%) F5
8 22 (36.07%) Network Security
9 18 (29.51%) DNS
10 17 (27.87%) Finance
10 17 (27.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 15 (24.59%) WAN
12 14 (22.95%) SC Cleared
12 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
12 14 (22.95%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (21.31%) VPN
13 13 (21.31%) VLAN
14 12 (19.67%) DHCP
15 11 (18.03%) LAN
15 11 (18.03%) Citrix
15 11 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (18.03%) BIG-IP
16 10 (16.39%) Network Design
16 10 (16.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 9 (14.75%) SIEM
17 9 (14.75%) SSL
17 9 (14.75%) ITIL
18 8 (13.11%) CCNP
18 8 (13.11%) BGP
18 8 (13.11%) Internet

ProxySG
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 5 (8.20%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.56%) Office 365
2 4 (6.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.64%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (88.52%) Firewall
2 22 (36.07%) Network Security
3 18 (29.51%) DNS
4 17 (27.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 15 (24.59%) WAN
6 14 (22.95%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (21.31%) VLAN
7 13 (21.31%) VPN
8 12 (19.67%) DHCP
9 11 (18.03%) BIG-IP
9 11 (18.03%) LAN
10 10 (16.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 9 (14.75%) SSL
12 8 (13.11%) BGP
12 8 (13.11%) Internet
13 7 (11.48%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (11.48%) MPLS
13 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
14 6 (9.84%) Junos
15 5 (8.20%) Skype
General
1 17 (27.87%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Legal
3 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) Law
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (45.90%) Network Engineer
2 11 (18.03%) Security Engineer
3 10 (16.39%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Architect
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Network Specialist
6 4 (6.56%) Office 365 Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.92%) Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Blue Coat Specialist
7 3 (4.92%) Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Network Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Security Specialist
7 3 (4.92%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (4.92%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) e-Health
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Solaris
1 6 (9.84%) Windows
1 6 (9.84%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.28%) Unix
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.39%) Network Design
2 9 (14.75%) ITIL
2 9 (14.75%) SIEM
3 8 (13.11%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (13.11%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (13.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 7 (11.48%) High Availability
4 7 (11.48%) Load Balancing
5 6 (9.84%) Service Management
6 5 (8.20%) DDoS Mitigation
6 5 (8.20%) ITIL V3
7 4 (6.56%) Analytics
7 4 (6.56%) Change Management
7 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.56%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.92%) Information Management
8 3 (4.92%) Project Management
8 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) C
2 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) SC Cleared
1 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (13.11%) CCNP
4 3 (4.92%) CCNA
5 2 (3.28%) CISSP
5 2 (3.28%) MCP
5 2 (3.28%) MCSA
5 2 (3.28%) MCSE
5 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.64%) CCSA
6 1 (1.64%) CCSE
6 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
1 6 (9.84%) Sendmail
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.64%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 61 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 36 (59.02%) Cisco
3 32 (52.46%) CheckPoint
4 25 (40.98%) Juniper
5 24 (39.34%) Palo Alto
6 23 (37.70%) F5
7 11 (18.03%) Citrix
8 7 (11.48%) McAfee
9 6 (9.84%) Proofpoint
9 6 (9.84%) Red Hat
10 5 (8.20%) ArcSight
10 5 (8.20%) Motorola
10 5 (8.20%) SolarWinds
11 4 (6.56%) Arista
11 4 (6.56%) HP
11 4 (6.56%) Symantec
12 3 (4.92%) AlgoSec
12 3 (4.92%) Darktrace
12 3 (4.92%) Qualys
13 2 (3.28%) FireEye