Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 772 835 805
Rank change year-on-year +63 -30 +60
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 35 70 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.068% 0.067%
As % of the System Software category 0.26% 0.45% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 50 43
UK median daily rate £458 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% -7.69% +14.71%
10th Percentile £324 £406 £325
90th Percentile £540 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £425 £488
% change year-on-year +14.12% -12.82% +47.73%
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 13,293 15,398 12,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.62% 14.92% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,778 10,008 7,786
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £168 £180 £158
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 667 901 679
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -4.19% +4.38%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% - -

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +44 28 £454 +0.83% 4
UK excluding London +53 21 £485 +14.12% 2
London +59 14 £454 -12.74% 2
Wales - 7 £545 -
North of England +19 5 £413 -2.94%
South West - 5 £485 -
North West +22 4 - -
East of England +32 2 £450 +20.00%
Midlands +44 1 £550 +22.22%
West Midlands +31 1 £550 +22.22%
South East +23 1 - - 2
Yorkshire +23 1 £413 -2.37%

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 32 (91.43%) Blue Coat
2 25 (71.43%) Cisco
3 23 (65.71%) F5
4 21 (60.00%) Firewall
5 18 (51.43%) Juniper
6 17 (48.57%) Symantec
7 16 (45.71%) Network Security
8 14 (40.00%) Finance
9 13 (37.14%) ITIL
10 12 (34.29%) Windows
10 12 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (34.29%) Change Management
10 12 (34.29%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (31.43%) BGP
11 11 (31.43%) OSPF
11 11 (31.43%) CheckPoint
12 10 (28.57%) NX-OS
13 9 (25.71%) CISSP
13 9 (25.71%) LAN
13 9 (25.71%) WAN
13 9 (25.71%) Banking
13 9 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (22.86%) Junos
14 8 (22.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 8 (22.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
14 8 (22.86%) CCNP
14 8 (22.86%) Wireless
15 7 (20.00%) Information Security
15 7 (20.00%) McAfee

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 (5.71%) Apache
1 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) AWS
1 5 (14.29%) Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 21 (60.00%) Firewall
2 16 (45.71%) Network Security
3 12 (34.29%) Cisco IOS
4 11 (31.43%) BGP
4 11 (31.43%) OSPF
5 10 (28.57%) NX-OS
6 9 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (25.71%) LAN
6 9 (25.71%) WAN
7 8 (22.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 8 (22.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 8 (22.86%) Junos
7 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
7 8 (22.86%) Wireless
8 7 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (20.00%) Internet
9 6 (17.14%) DNS
9 6 (17.14%) Multicast
9 6 (17.14%) Wireshark
10 5 (14.29%) VPN
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 9 (25.71%) Banking
3 5 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 4 (11.43%) Legal
5 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Blue Coat Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Designer
4 4 (11.43%) Security Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Security Designer
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) WAN Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Operations Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Team Leader
6 2 (5.71%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Designer
6 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.86%) Cybersecurity Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Lead Security Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Professional Services Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Security Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.14%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (11.43%) Virtual Team
4 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.71%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (2.86%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (2.86%) IPTV
6 1 (2.86%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Unix
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ITIL
2 12 (34.29%) Change Management
3 7 (20.00%) Email Filtering
3 7 (20.00%) Information Security
3 7 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (20.00%) Network Management
3 7 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (17.14%) Migration
4 6 (17.14%) Network Design
5 5 (14.29%) Project Management
5 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (11.43%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (11.43%) Network Architecture
6 4 (11.43%) Service Management
6 4 (11.43%) Virtual Team Management
7 3 (8.57%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
7 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) Perl
1 2 (5.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (25.71%) CISSP
3 8 (22.86%) CCNP
4 7 (20.00%) CEH
4 7 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (5.71%) CCNA
5 2 (5.71%) JNCIA
5 2 (5.71%) JNCIP
5 2 (5.71%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.86%) Check Point Certification
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.86%) CASB
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.86%) Nessus
Vendors
1 32 (91.43%) Blue Coat
2 25 (71.43%) Cisco
3 23 (65.71%) F5
4 18 (51.43%) Juniper
5 17 (48.57%) Symantec
6 11 (31.43%) CheckPoint
7 7 (20.00%) McAfee
8 6 (17.14%) Fortinet
8 6 (17.14%) NetScout
8 6 (17.14%) SevOne
9 5 (14.29%) Palo Alto
10 4 (11.43%) Bloomberg
10 4 (11.43%) Meraki
10 4 (11.43%) Reuters
11 3 (8.57%) Sun
12 2 (5.71%) Riverbed
13 1 (2.86%) IronPort
13 1 (2.86%) Polycom
13 1 (2.86%) Qualys
13 1 (2.86%) Tandberg