Period
to 19 September 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 September 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 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 845 834
Rank change year-on-year +55 -11 -50
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 69 44 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.041% 0.063%
As % of the System Software category 0.58% 0.34% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 27 53
UK median daily rate £480 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.94% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £257 £308
90th Percentile £538 £527 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £380 £363
% change year-on-year +23.36% +4.83% -9.38%
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 11806 13129 11790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.96% 12.27% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7588 8238 6691
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £160 £177 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 874 1248
UK median hourly rate £16.68 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.06
90th Percentile £47.00 £41.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.34% +5.65% +3.33%

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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 September 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 September 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 +68 65 £478 +12.35% 5
UK excluding London +71 52 £469 +23.36% 5
South East +29 25 £525 +58.49% 3
North of England +93 16 £350 -26.32%
London -5 16 £503 +6.63% 1
North West - 10 £350 -
South West -1 6 £325 -1.52%
Yorkshire +33 4 £358 -24.74%
Scotland - 3 £475 - 1
Midlands +26 2 £344 - 1
North East - 2 £346 -
East Midlands - 2 £344 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 69 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 63 (91.30%) Firewall
3 44 (63.77%) Cisco
4 41 (59.42%) CheckPoint
5 32 (46.38%) Juniper
6 31 (44.93%) Palo Alto
7 27 (39.13%) F5
8 23 (33.33%) DNS
9 19 (27.54%) Network Security
9 19 (27.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 18 (26.09%) SC Cleared
10 18 (26.09%) Security Cleared
10 18 (26.09%) Finance
11 17 (24.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 16 (23.19%) VPN
12 16 (23.19%) WAN
13 15 (21.74%) LAN
14 14 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (20.29%) Load Balancing
15 12 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (17.39%) Skype for Business
15 12 (17.39%) Skype
16 11 (15.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (15.94%) BGP
17 10 (14.49%) DHCP
17 10 (14.49%) CCNP
18 9 (13.04%) IPsec

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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 12 (17.39%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (15.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (5.80%) Office 365
4 1 (1.45%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 63 (91.30%) Firewall
2 23 (33.33%) DNS
3 19 (27.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 19 (27.54%) Network Security
4 17 (24.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 16 (23.19%) VPN
5 16 (23.19%) WAN
6 15 (21.74%) LAN
7 12 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (17.39%) Skype
8 11 (15.94%) BGP
8 11 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (14.49%) DHCP
10 9 (13.04%) IPsec
11 8 (11.59%) TACACS
11 8 (11.59%) VLAN
12 7 (10.14%) TCP/IP
13 6 (8.70%) BIG-IP
13 6 (8.70%) Junos
13 6 (8.70%) MPLS
General
1 18 (26.09%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Banking
2 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.35%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Electronics
4 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
4 2 (2.90%) Retail
5 1 (1.45%) Law
5 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (49.28%) Network Engineer
2 16 (23.19%) Security Engineer
3 15 (21.74%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (18.84%) Firewall Engineer
5 9 (13.04%) Blue Coat Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Network Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Network Specialist
8 4 (5.80%) Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Deployment Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Office 365 Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.35%) Blue Coat Specialist
9 3 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Security Specialist
9 3 (4.35%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.90%) e-Health
4 1 (1.45%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.14%) Windows
1 7 (10.14%) Windows Server
2 6 (8.70%) Solaris
3 2 (2.90%) Unix
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.45%) AIX
4 1 (1.45%) Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Load Balancing
2 9 (13.04%) Network Design
2 9 (13.04%) SIEM
3 8 (11.59%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (11.59%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (11.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 7 (10.14%) ITIL
5 6 (8.70%) Service Management
6 4 (5.80%) Analytics
6 4 (5.80%) Change Management
6 4 (5.80%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (5.80%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (4.35%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 3 (4.35%) Information Management
7 3 (4.35%) ITIL V3
7 3 (4.35%) Network Management
7 3 (4.35%) Project Management
7 3 (4.35%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) C
2 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (26.09%) SC Cleared
1 18 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (14.49%) CCNP
4 5 (7.25%) CCNA
5 2 (2.90%) CISSP
5 2 (2.90%) MCP
5 2 (2.90%) MCSA
5 2 (2.90%) MCSE
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.45%) CCSA
6 1 (1.45%) CCSE
6 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.70%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.45%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.90%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 69 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 44 (63.77%) Cisco
3 41 (59.42%) CheckPoint
4 32 (46.38%) Juniper
5 31 (44.93%) Palo Alto
6 27 (39.13%) F5
7 9 (13.04%) ArcSight
8 7 (10.14%) McAfee
8 7 (10.14%) Red Hat
9 6 (8.70%) Citrix
9 6 (8.70%) Nokia
9 6 (8.70%) Proofpoint
10 5 (7.25%) SolarWinds
11 4 (5.80%) HP
12 3 (4.35%) AlgoSec
12 3 (4.35%) Qualys
12 3 (4.35%) Symantec
13 2 (2.90%) Fortinet
13 2 (2.90%) Thales
13 2 (2.90%) VMware