Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 2019 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 795 826 781
Rank change year-on-year +31 -45 +77
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 54 62 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.062% 0.067%
As % of the System Software category 0.39% 0.46% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 39 56
UK median daily rate £438 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £347 £313 £294
90th Percentile £515 £553 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +8.82% -5.56% +18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
UK median hourly rate £66.81 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.81 - -

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 14,008 13,519 10,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.46% 13.60% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,285 8,715 6,554
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £180 £185 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 802 653
UK median hourly rate £16.86 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.38% - -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.41 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.76 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.68% +3.33% -6.25%

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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 17 June 2019.

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 10 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 17 June 2019. 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 +29 46 £431 -4.17%
UK excluding London +19 34 £463 +8.82%
London +37 19 £425 -15.00%
East of England +6 11 £488 +21.88%
South West -17 7 £463 +42.31%
Wales - 7 £545 -
North of England +21 5 £413 -2.94%
South East +15 4 £445 +4.71%
North West +8 4 - -
Yorkshire +8 1 £413 +13.79%

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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 54 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 46 (85.19%) Firewall
3 45 (83.33%) Cisco
4 40 (74.07%) F5
5 37 (68.52%) CheckPoint
6 33 (61.11%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (46.30%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (42.59%) Network Security
9 22 (40.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (40.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 22 (40.74%) Juniper
10 21 (38.89%) Finance
11 19 (35.19%) CCNP
11 19 (35.19%) DNS
11 19 (35.19%) LAN
12 17 (31.48%) Symantec
13 16 (29.63%) OSPF
13 16 (29.63%) BGP
14 15 (27.78%) VPN
15 14 (25.93%) WAN
15 14 (25.93%) Wireless
15 14 (25.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 13 (24.07%) CISSP
17 12 (22.22%) Palo Alto
17 12 (22.22%) Riverbed
18 11 (20.37%) Network Monitoring
18 11 (20.37%) TCP/IP
18 11 (20.37%) Wi-Fi
18 11 (20.37%) Migration
19 10 (18.52%) ITIL

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 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (3.70%) IIS
1 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.85%) Apache
2 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.70%) Office 365
4 1 (1.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 46 (85.19%) Firewall
2 33 (61.11%) Cisco ASA
3 23 (42.59%) Network Security
4 22 (40.74%) Cisco Nexus
4 22 (40.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 19 (35.19%) DNS
5 19 (35.19%) LAN
6 16 (29.63%) BGP
6 16 (29.63%) OSPF
7 15 (27.78%) VPN
8 14 (25.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 14 (25.93%) WAN
8 14 (25.93%) Wireless
9 11 (20.37%) TCP/IP
9 11 (20.37%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (18.52%) Cisco ISE
11 9 (16.67%) DHCP
12 8 (14.81%) FWSM
12 8 (14.81%) TACACS
12 8 (14.81%) WPA2
General
1 21 (38.89%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Legal
3 7 (12.96%) Banking
3 7 (12.96%) Law
4 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.70%) Billing
6 1 (1.85%) Electronics
6 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) Network Engineer
2 12 (22.22%) Consultant
3 7 (12.96%) Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Blue Coat Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Network Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Network Security Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Security Consultant
3 7 (12.96%) Security Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Network Security Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) NOC Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Security Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Blue Coat Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Network Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Security Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.70%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.85%) IPTV
5 1 (1.85%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.70%) Unix
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) Migration
1 11 (20.37%) Network Monitoring
2 10 (18.52%) ITIL
3 8 (14.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 7 (12.96%) Email Filtering
4 7 (12.96%) Information Security
4 7 (12.96%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (11.11%) Change Management
6 5 (9.26%) Network Design
6 5 (9.26%) Network Management
6 5 (9.26%) Service Management
7 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (7.41%) Load Balancing
7 4 (7.41%) SIEM
8 3 (5.56%) Network Architecture
8 3 (5.56%) Presales
8 3 (5.56%) Risk Management
8 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.56%) Threat Analysis
9 2 (3.70%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) Perl
1 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (46.30%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (35.19%) CCNP
3 13 (24.07%) CISSP
4 8 (14.81%) CCNA
4 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.96%) CEH
5 7 (12.96%) Degree
6 3 (5.56%) SSCP
7 2 (3.70%) CCIE
7 2 (3.70%) JNCIA
7 2 (3.70%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.70%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.85%) CISM
8 1 (1.85%) GIAC
8 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.85%) PMP
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (5.56%) Nessus
3 2 (3.70%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.70%) SCCM
3 2 (3.70%) SCOM
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.85%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 54 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 45 (83.33%) Cisco
3 40 (74.07%) F5
4 37 (68.52%) CheckPoint
5 22 (40.74%) Juniper
6 17 (31.48%) Symantec
7 12 (22.22%) Palo Alto
7 12 (22.22%) Riverbed
8 7 (12.96%) Fortinet
9 5 (9.26%) McAfee
10 4 (7.41%) Dell
11 3 (5.56%) FireEye
11 3 (5.56%) IronPort
11 3 (5.56%) Meraki
11 3 (5.56%) Qualys
11 3 (5.56%) Zscaler
12 2 (3.70%) HP
12 2 (3.70%) Sophos
12 2 (3.70%) Sun
12 2 (3.70%) VMware