Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 821 781 843
Rank change year-on-year -40 +62 -41
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 61 64 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.071% 0.043%
As % of the System Software category 0.45% 0.63% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 53 25
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £330
90th Percentile £553 £525 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £413
% change year-on-year -1.16% +4.24% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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 13,519 10,121 12,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.42% 11.20% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,741 6,445 7,305
UK median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £183 £163 £170
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 791 649 930
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +1.59% +0.88%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.49
90th Percentile £45.87 £46.91 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +6.67%

ProxySG
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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -31 59 £438 +24.11% 8
UK excluding London -40 33 £425 -1.16% 5
London -27 26 £480 +6.67% 3
North of England -7 13 £425 +41.67%
South East -25 9 £425 +30.77% 4
East of England +4 7 £400 -17.95% 1
Yorkshire -6 7 £363 +16.47%
North West -11 6 £425 +41.67%
East Midlands +4 3 £563 +95.65%
Midlands -8 3 £563 +12.50%
South West +2 1 £325 -7.14%

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 61 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 55 (90.16%) Firewall
3 44 (72.13%) Cisco
4 42 (68.85%) F5
5 34 (55.74%) CheckPoint
6 30 (49.18%) Juniper
7 28 (45.90%) Finance
8 22 (36.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 20 (32.79%) Internet
9 20 (32.79%) Network Security
10 18 (29.51%) Palo Alto
11 17 (27.87%) BIG-IP
11 17 (27.87%) WAN
12 16 (26.23%) Symantec
12 16 (26.23%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (24.59%) VPN
13 15 (24.59%) Python
14 14 (22.95%) SC Cleared
14 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
14 14 (22.95%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (21.31%) PowerShell
15 13 (21.31%) ITIL
15 13 (21.31%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (19.67%) Change Control
17 11 (18.03%) GitHub
17 11 (18.03%) Ansible
17 11 (18.03%) Zscaler
17 11 (18.03%) Change Management
17 11 (18.03%) Banking
18 10 (16.39%) Cisco IOS

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 9 (14.75%) Confluence
2 2 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.03%) GitHub
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.92%) Office 365
4 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (90.16%) Firewall
2 22 (36.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 20 (32.79%) Internet
3 20 (32.79%) Network Security
4 17 (27.87%) BIG-IP
4 17 (27.87%) WAN
5 16 (26.23%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (24.59%) VPN
7 14 (22.95%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (16.39%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (16.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 10 (16.39%) LAN
8 10 (16.39%) NX-OS
9 9 (14.75%) DNS
9 9 (14.75%) OSPF
10 7 (11.48%) Wireless
11 6 (9.84%) PuTTY
11 6 (9.84%) Sourcefire
11 6 (9.84%) TACACS
12 5 (8.20%) Cisco ISE
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (45.90%) Finance
2 11 (18.03%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Local Government
5 2 (3.28%) Legal
6 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (52.46%) Network Engineer
2 16 (26.23%) Blue Coat Engineer
2 16 (26.23%) Security Engineer
3 14 (22.95%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Architect
7 5 (8.20%) Network Architect
8 4 (6.56%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Python Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Senior Security Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.84%) e-Health
2 6 (9.84%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.56%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Linux
2 4 (6.56%) Unix
3 2 (3.28%) CentOS
3 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) ITIL
2 12 (19.67%) Change Control
3 11 (18.03%) Change Management
4 9 (14.75%) Incident Management
4 9 (14.75%) Open Source
5 7 (11.48%) DevOps
5 7 (11.48%) ITIL V3
5 7 (11.48%) Service Delivery
6 6 (9.84%) Project Management
6 6 (9.84%) Service Management
7 5 (8.20%) Load Balancing
7 5 (8.20%) Network Management
8 4 (6.56%) Deployment Automation
8 4 (6.56%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (6.56%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.92%) ITSM
9 3 (4.92%) Migration
9 3 (4.92%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.92%) Product Management
9 3 (4.92%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) Python
2 13 (21.31%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.56%) Perl
4 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) SC Cleared
1 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
2 13 (21.31%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (9.84%) CCIE
3 6 (9.84%) CCNP
4 3 (4.92%) CISSP
4 3 (4.92%) MCSE
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.28%) CCNA
5 2 (3.28%) CCSA
5 2 (3.28%) CCSE
5 2 (3.28%) Degree
5 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.28%) Squid
1 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (18.03%) Ansible
2 6 (9.84%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (3.28%) Nagios
4 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 61 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 44 (72.13%) Cisco
3 42 (68.85%) F5
4 34 (55.74%) CheckPoint
5 30 (49.18%) Juniper
6 18 (29.51%) Palo Alto
7 16 (26.23%) Symantec
8 11 (18.03%) Zscaler
9 8 (13.11%) Citrix
9 8 (13.11%) SolarWinds
10 7 (11.48%) Splunk
10 7 (11.48%) VMware
11 6 (9.84%) FireEye
11 6 (9.84%) IronPort
11 6 (9.84%) Thales
12 5 (8.20%) Dell
12 5 (8.20%) EMC
12 5 (8.20%) Fortinet
12 5 (8.20%) NetApp
13 4 (6.56%) Reuters