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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 619 600
Rank change year-on-year +60 -19  
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 28 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.062% 0.064%
As % of the System Software category 0.54% 0.49% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 29
Median daily rate £500 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -19.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +23.43% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

ProxySG is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5162 6689 5926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.15% 12.61% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3309 4127 3352
Median daily rate £401 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 468 622
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 June 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 23 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +43 24 £500 +28.20% 4
South East +41 12 £525 +16.66% 1
Surrey - 6 £525 -
Wiltshire +9 5 £325 -
South West -1 5 £325 -1.51%
Kent - 5 £525 -
Swindon +5 4 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £506 - 1
High Wycombe - 4 £506 - 1
London 0 3 £525 +11.40% 2
Edinburgh - 3 £475 -
Scotland - 3 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £346 -
North East - 2 £346 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £346 -
Yorkshire +22 1 £350 -26.31%
Hampshire +7 1 £175 -6.66%
East Midlands - 1 £288 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £288 -
Tonbridge - 1 £525 -
Nottingham - 1 £288 -
Leeds - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 60 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 54 (90.00%) Firewall
3 47 (78.33%) Cisco
4 33 (55.00%) F5
5 27 (45.00%) CheckPoint
6 21 (35.00%) Security Cleared
7 20 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 17 (28.33%) Juniper
9 16 (26.67%) WAN
9 16 (26.67%) Network Security
10 15 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (23.33%) VPN
11 14 (23.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 13 (21.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 13 (21.67%) CCNP
12 13 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (20.00%) LAN
13 12 (20.00%) DNS
13 12 (20.00%) Finance
13 12 (20.00%) Palo Alto
14 11 (18.33%) Skype
14 11 (18.33%) Skype for Business
14 11 (18.33%) Load Balancing
15 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
15 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
15 10 (16.67%) McAfee
15 10 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 9 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (15.00%) Windows
16 9 (15.00%) 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 11 (18.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 4 (6.67%) Office 365
3 1 (1.67%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (90.00%) Firewall
2 16 (26.67%) Network Security
2 16 (26.67%) WAN
3 14 (23.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 14 (23.33%) VPN
4 13 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (21.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 12 (20.00%) DNS
5 12 (20.00%) LAN
6 11 (18.33%) Skype
7 9 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (13.33%) BGP
8 8 (13.33%) IPsec
9 6 (10.00%) TACACS
10 5 (8.33%) Internet
11 3 (5.00%) BIG-IP
11 3 (5.00%) DHCP
11 3 (5.00%) Wireless
12 2 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (3.33%) VLAN
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.00%) Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Electronics
4 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.33%) Marketing
4 2 (3.33%) Military
5 1 (1.67%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 15 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 14 (23.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (18.33%) Firewall Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) Blue Coat Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) Consultant
6 7 (11.67%) Network Specialist
7 6 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (10.00%) Network Consultant
8 5 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Analyst
9 4 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Network Analyst
9 4 (6.67%) Office 365 Engineer
10 3 (5.00%) Blue Coat Analyst
10 3 (5.00%) Juniper Engineer
10 3 (5.00%) Project Engineer
10 3 (5.00%) SCCM Engineer
10 3 (5.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.67%) CLARiiON
2 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.67%) PKI
2 1 (1.67%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.67%) AIX
3 1 (1.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Unix
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) Load Balancing
2 8 (13.33%) Change Control
3 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.33%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (3.33%) ITIL
5 2 (3.33%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (3.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.67%) Change Management
6 1 (1.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.67%) Migration
6 1 (1.67%) Network Design
6 1 (1.67%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.67%) Project Management
6 1 (1.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 15 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (21.67%) CCNP
5 6 (10.00%) CCNA
6 4 (6.67%) Degree
7 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.33%) CCIE
9 1 (1.67%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.00%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 47 (78.33%) Cisco
3 33 (55.00%) F5
4 27 (45.00%) CheckPoint
5 17 (28.33%) Juniper
6 12 (20.00%) Palo Alto
7 10 (16.67%) McAfee
8 9 (15.00%) Fortinet
9 6 (10.00%) ArcSight
9 6 (10.00%) Nokia
10 4 (6.67%) Citrix
11 3 (5.00%) Lumension
11 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
12 2 (3.33%) FireEye
12 2 (3.33%) SAP
12 2 (3.33%) Sourcefire
13 1 (1.67%) HP
13 1 (1.67%) IBM
13 1 (1.67%) NetScout
13 1 (1.67%) VMware
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