Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 710 819 834
Rank change year-on-year +109 +15 -40
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 9 65 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.066% 0.051%
As % of the System Software category 0.086% 0.43% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 48 31
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -6.43%
10th Percentile £360 £404 £300
90th Percentile £623 £538 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £438 £363
% change year-on-year +14.29% +20.69% -15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 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 10,475 15,065 12,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.55% 15.33% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,863 9,903 8,414
UK median daily rate £450 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.80%
10th Percentile £163 £178 £163
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £385
% change year-on-year - +10.39% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 760 701
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% - +0.95%
10th Percentile £11.41 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.09 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.49 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.52% +3.27% -

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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 23 February 2020.

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 7 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 23 February 2020. 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 +108 9 £450 - 9
London +119 5 £450 -5.76% 5
UK excluding London +85 3 £500 +14.29% 4
Midlands +50 1 £550 +18.92%
West Midlands +45 1 £550 +18.92%
South West +26 1 £450 -3.23%
East of England +22 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 8 (88.89%) Blue Coat
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) Firewall
4 4 (44.44%) Fortinet
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (33.33%) F5
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) Symantec
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Juniper
6 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) LAN
6 2 (22.22%) WAN
6 2 (22.22%) OSPF
6 2 (22.22%) BGP
6 2 (22.22%) CCNP
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) NetScout
6 2 (22.22%) NX-OS
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (22.22%) Network Security
6 2 (22.22%) Multicast
6 2 (22.22%) Meraki
6 2 (22.22%) Network Management
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (11.11%) SevOne

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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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (22.22%) BGP
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Firepower
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) Multicast
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) NX-OS
4 2 (22.22%) OSPF
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) VoIP
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Lead Security Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Network Operations Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Professional Services Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Web Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Network Management
2 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (11.11%) Email Filtering
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (11.11%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) SIEM
2 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCNP
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) CASB
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Blue Coat
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Fortinet
4 3 (33.33%) F5
4 3 (33.33%) Symantec
5 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 2 (22.22%) Juniper
5 2 (22.22%) Meraki
5 2 (22.22%) NetScout
6 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg
6 1 (11.11%) FireEye
6 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 1 (11.11%) Reuters
6 1 (11.11%) SevOne
6 1 (11.11%) Zscaler