Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 814 872
Rank change year-on-year -9 +58 -59
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 58 53 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.055% 0.041%
As % of the System Software category 0.40% 0.47% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 44 24
UK median daily rate £450 £488 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.64% -5.53%
10th Percentile £391 £313 £297
90th Percentile £553 £538 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £488 £400
% change year-on-year -12.82% +21.88% +14.29%
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 14,627 11,213 13,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.29% 11.73% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,457 7,218 8,269
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £181 £163 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 887 639 887
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -0.87%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.87 £47.10 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.73% -9.09% +4.43%

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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 15 August 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 8 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 15 August 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 -17 56 £450 -8.86% 5
UK excluding London -31 29 £425 -12.82% 3
London -7 27 £525 - 2
North of England -17 13 £425 +21.00% 1
South East -33 8 £450 -14.29%
East of England - 8 £400 - 1
North West -10 7 £425 +13.33% 1
Yorkshire -10 6 £400 +14.29%

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 58 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 47 (81.03%) Firewall
3 37 (63.79%) CheckPoint
4 34 (58.62%) Cisco
5 29 (50.00%) F5
6 28 (48.28%) Juniper
6 28 (48.28%) Finance
7 23 (39.66%) Network Security
8 20 (34.48%) Symantec
9 18 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (25.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 15 (25.86%) Internet
11 15 (25.86%) Python
11 15 (25.86%) LAN
12 14 (24.14%) Change Management
12 14 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (22.41%) PowerShell
13 13 (22.41%) Banking
13 13 (22.41%) OSPF
14 12 (20.69%) ITIL
14 12 (20.69%) Change Control
15 11 (18.97%) GitHub
15 11 (18.97%) Ansible
15 11 (18.97%) Palo Alto
15 11 (18.97%) BGP
15 11 (18.97%) Wireless
15 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
15 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
16 10 (17.24%) VPN

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 (15.52%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 47 (81.03%) Firewall
2 23 (39.66%) Network Security
3 16 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (25.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 15 (25.86%) Internet
4 15 (25.86%) LAN
5 14 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (22.41%) OSPF
7 11 (18.97%) BGP
7 11 (18.97%) Wireless
8 10 (17.24%) Cisco ISE
8 10 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 10 (17.24%) VPN
9 8 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (13.79%) DNS
9 8 (13.79%) NX-OS
9 8 (13.79%) WAN
10 7 (12.07%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (10.34%) FWSM
11 6 (10.34%) SSL
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (48.28%) Finance
2 13 (22.41%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.17%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.72%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (43.10%) Network Engineer
2 19 (32.76%) Blue Coat Engineer
3 16 (27.59%) Security Engineer
4 12 (20.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Juniper Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Python Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Head of Security
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Technical Specialist
9 2 (3.45%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.90%) PKI
4 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.45%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) Unix
3 2 (3.45%) Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) Change Management
2 12 (20.69%) Change Control
2 12 (20.69%) ITIL
3 9 (15.52%) Incident Management
4 8 (13.79%) Load Balancing
5 7 (12.07%) DevOps
5 7 (12.07%) Open Source
5 7 (12.07%) Service Management
6 6 (10.34%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (10.34%) Project Management
6 6 (10.34%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.62%) ITIL V3
7 5 (8.62%) Network Management
8 4 (6.90%) Deployment Automation
8 4 (6.90%) Migration
8 4 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (6.90%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.17%) ITSM
9 3 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (5.17%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) Python
2 13 (22.41%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.90%) Perl
4 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
2 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
3 10 (17.24%) CCNP
4 6 (10.34%) CCIE
5 4 (6.90%) CISSP
6 2 (3.45%) CCDP
6 2 (3.45%) CCNA
6 2 (3.45%) CCSA
6 2 (3.45%) CCSE
6 2 (3.45%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) Ansible
2 3 (5.17%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.45%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 58 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 37 (63.79%) CheckPoint
3 34 (58.62%) Cisco
4 29 (50.00%) F5
5 28 (48.28%) Juniper
6 20 (34.48%) Symantec
7 11 (18.97%) Palo Alto
8 7 (12.07%) Zscaler
9 6 (10.34%) Bloomberg
9 6 (10.34%) Fortinet
9 6 (10.34%) Reuters
10 5 (8.62%) Dell
10 5 (8.62%) EMC
10 5 (8.62%) NetApp
10 5 (8.62%) Splunk
10 5 (8.62%) VMware
11 4 (6.90%) Citrix
11 4 (6.90%) NetScout
11 4 (6.90%) SevOne
12 3 (5.17%) Sun