Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 809 815 853
Rank change year-on-year +6 +38 -18
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 70 67 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.067% 0.040%
As % of the System Software category 0.46% 0.55% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 43 25
UK median daily rate £450 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +14.71% -5.56%
10th Percentile £406 £325 £206
90th Percentile £538 £538 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £488 £330
% change year-on-year -12.82% +47.73% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 15,305 12,140 13,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.96% 12.22% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,967 7,822 8,236
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.89%
10th Percentile £180 £158 £175
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 890 677 900
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.66 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.96% +4.13% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.25 £40.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.46
% change year-on-year - +0.24% -1.83%

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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 21 October 2018.

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 11 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 21 October 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
England +4 69 £450 -6.98% 4
UK excluding London -26 41 £425 -12.82% 3
London -11 27 £498 +4.19% 1
North of England -21 22 £425 +21.43% 1
North West -13 13 £458 +30.71% 1
Yorkshire -15 9 £423 +18.18%
South East -26 8 £450 -14.29% 1
East of England - 6 £375 -
Midlands -15 4 £450 +12.50% 1
West Midlands - 4 £450 -
Scotland -23 1 £510 +7.37%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 with a requirement for ProxySG.

1 70 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 41 (58.57%) CheckPoint
2 41 (58.57%) Firewall
3 35 (50.00%) Cisco
3 35 (50.00%) F5
4 28 (40.00%) Juniper
4 28 (40.00%) Network Security
5 26 (37.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 22 (31.43%) Internet
6 22 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (27.14%) Finance
7 19 (27.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 19 (27.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 18 (25.71%) LAN
9 16 (22.86%) Symantec
9 16 (22.86%) Banking
9 16 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (21.43%) CCNP
11 13 (18.57%) Wireless
11 13 (18.57%) Change Management
11 13 (18.57%) Load Balancing
12 12 (17.14%) OSPF
12 12 (17.14%) McAfee
12 12 (17.14%) ITIL
12 12 (17.14%) M86 Security
12 12 (17.14%) Trustwave
13 11 (15.71%) WAN
13 11 (15.71%) BGP
14 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
15 9 (12.86%) Fortinet

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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 (8.57%) CMS
2 1 (1.43%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) GitHub
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (58.57%) Firewall
2 28 (40.00%) Network Security
3 26 (37.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 22 (31.43%) Internet
5 19 (27.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 19 (27.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 18 (25.71%) LAN
7 16 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (18.57%) Wireless
9 12 (17.14%) OSPF
10 11 (15.71%) BGP
10 11 (15.71%) WAN
11 9 (12.86%) Cisco ISE
11 9 (12.86%) MPLS
11 9 (12.86%) SSL
12 8 (11.43%) ISDN
12 8 (11.43%) NX-OS
12 8 (11.43%) VPN
12 8 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (27.14%) Finance
2 16 (22.86%) Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (34.29%) Network Engineer
2 18 (25.71%) Security Engineer
3 11 (15.71%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Technical Writer
5 7 (10.00%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 7 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Consultant
6 6 (8.57%) Network Specialist
7 4 (5.71%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Juniper Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Network Security Specialist
7 4 (5.71%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.29%) Blue Coat Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Security Consultant
9 2 (2.86%) Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) XMPP
2 5 (7.14%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (5.71%) PKI
3 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.43%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Unix
2 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.57%) Change Management
1 13 (18.57%) Load Balancing
2 12 (17.14%) ITIL
3 8 (11.43%) Process Improvement
4 7 (10.00%) Service Management
5 5 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 5 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 5 (7.14%) Security Management
6 4 (5.71%) Network Management
6 4 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (5.71%) Project Management
6 4 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.29%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (4.29%) ITIL V3
7 3 (4.29%) ITSM
7 3 (4.29%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (4.29%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (4.29%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.29%) Python
2 2 (2.86%) Perl
3 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (21.43%) CCNP
3 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 9 (12.86%) CISSP
4 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.57%) CCIE
5 6 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (7.14%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (7.14%) GSEC
7 2 (2.86%) CCDP
7 2 (2.86%) CCNA
7 2 (2.86%) CCSA
7 2 (2.86%) CCSE
7 2 (2.86%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.43%) Degree
8 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (8.57%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (4.29%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.86%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.43%) Ansible
4 1 (1.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 70 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 41 (58.57%) CheckPoint
3 35 (50.00%) Cisco
3 35 (50.00%) F5
4 28 (40.00%) Juniper
5 16 (22.86%) Symantec
6 12 (17.14%) M86 Security
6 12 (17.14%) McAfee
6 12 (17.14%) Trustwave
7 9 (12.86%) Fortinet
7 9 (12.86%) Palo Alto
8 8 (11.43%) Meraki
8 8 (11.43%) SolarWinds
9 5 (7.14%) Zscaler
10 4 (5.71%) Bloomberg
10 4 (5.71%) Reuters
11 2 (2.86%) Citrix
11 2 (2.86%) NetScout
11 2 (2.86%) Radianz
11 2 (2.86%) SevOne