Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 813 775 844
Rank change year-on-year -38 +69 -48
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 56 68 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.071% 0.033%
As % of the System Software category 0.43% 0.59% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 45 20
UK median daily rate £383 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.34% -1.79%
10th Percentile £301 £206 £246
90th Percentile £494 £519 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £430 £363
% change year-on-year -15.12% +18.62% -11.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 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 12,912 11,599 10,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.72% 12.17% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,415 7,239 6,312
UK median daily rate £450 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.43% +8.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £162 £163 £158
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +10.71% +2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 712 843 1,100
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £44.15 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -34 56 £383 -7.27% 8
UK excluding London -22 36 £365 -15.12% 5
London -20 20 £400 -8.57% 3
South East -14 16 £395 +54.15% 2
North of England +30 10 £338 +12.50%
North West +10 7 £275 -8.33%
East of England -10 5 £360 -26.15% 1
Midlands +8 4 £500 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £500 - 1
Yorkshire -2 3 £345 +20.52%
South West +13 1 £325 -36.27% 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 56 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 49 (87.50%) Firewall
3 43 (76.79%) Cisco
4 30 (53.57%) F5
5 27 (48.21%) CheckPoint
6 26 (46.43%) Juniper
7 23 (41.07%) BIG-IP
8 22 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (39.29%) Palo Alto
9 21 (37.50%) SC Cleared
9 21 (37.50%) Security Cleared
10 19 (33.93%) WAN
10 19 (33.93%) VPN
11 18 (32.14%) Network Security
12 17 (30.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 16 (28.57%) DNS
14 14 (25.00%) Citrix
15 13 (23.21%) Internet
15 13 (23.21%) SolarWinds
16 12 (21.43%) Data Centre
17 11 (19.64%) Cisco Nexus
17 11 (19.64%) Finance
18 10 (17.86%) VLAN
18 10 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
19 9 (16.07%) SSL
19 9 (16.07%) CCNP
20 8 (14.29%) Thales
20 8 (14.29%) High Availability
20 8 (14.29%) PuTTY
20 8 (14.29%) e-Health

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 2 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.36%) Office 365
3 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (87.50%) Firewall
2 23 (41.07%) BIG-IP
3 22 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (33.93%) VPN
4 19 (33.93%) WAN
5 18 (32.14%) Network Security
6 17 (30.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 16 (28.57%) DNS
8 13 (23.21%) Internet
9 11 (19.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (17.86%) VLAN
11 9 (16.07%) SSL
12 8 (14.29%) DHCP
12 8 (14.29%) PuTTY
12 8 (14.29%) TACACS
13 7 (12.50%) LAN
13 7 (12.50%) SAN
14 6 (10.71%) Wireless
15 5 (8.93%) BGP
15 5 (8.93%) EIGRP
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Legal
3 3 (5.36%) Local Government
3 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (53.57%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Architect
2 9 (16.07%) Network Security Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Security Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Network Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.36%) Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Network Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Security Specialist
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.29%) e-Health
3 5 (8.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Solaris
1 5 (8.93%) Windows
2 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.57%) CentOS
3 2 (3.57%) Linux
3 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.57%) Unix
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) High Availability
2 7 (12.50%) ITIL
2 7 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 5 (8.93%) DDoS Mitigation
4 4 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.14%) Network Design
4 4 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 4 (7.14%) Process Improvement
4 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.36%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.36%) Break/Fix
5 3 (5.36%) Service Management
5 3 (5.36%) SIEM
6 2 (3.57%) Analytics
6 2 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 21 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 21 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (16.07%) CCNP
4 3 (5.36%) CCIE
4 3 (5.36%) CCSE
4 3 (5.36%) MCSE
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.57%) CCNA
5 2 (3.57%) CCSA
6 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Sendmail
2 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.57%) Squid
2 2 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (3.57%) Nagios
3 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 56 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 43 (76.79%) Cisco
3 30 (53.57%) F5
4 27 (48.21%) CheckPoint
5 26 (46.43%) Juniper
6 22 (39.29%) Palo Alto
7 14 (25.00%) Citrix
8 13 (23.21%) SolarWinds
9 8 (14.29%) IronPort
9 8 (14.29%) Thales
10 5 (8.93%) McAfee
10 5 (8.93%) Motorola
10 5 (8.93%) Proofpoint
10 5 (8.93%) Red Hat
11 4 (7.14%) Arista
11 4 (7.14%) Symantec
12 3 (5.36%) FireEye
12 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
12 3 (5.36%) Sourcefire
13 2 (3.57%) SonicWALL