Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 838 834 837
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 +31
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 65 54 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.052% 0.050%
As % of the System Software category 0.41% 0.41% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 28 25
UK median daily rate £458 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £391 £321 £206
90th Percentile £538 £545 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £300
% change year-on-year -2.86% +45.83% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
UK median hourly rate £66.81 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.81 - £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 16,017 13,036 12,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.27% 12.63% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,502 8,467 7,962
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.85% +7.07%
10th Percentile £180 £158 £170
90th Percentile £625 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 879 699 861
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +4.76% +1.61%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.27 £47.00 £43.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.70 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.67% - -3.23%

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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 14 December 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 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 14 December 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 +13 64 £450 +2.86% 2
UK excluding London -21 40 £425 -2.86% 3
London +16 23 £490 +12.00% 1
North of England -8 16 £424 +18.53% 1
Yorkshire -8 9 £423 +15.75%
South East -15 8 £425 -15.00%
East of England - 8 £375 -
North West -15 7 £490 +40.00% 1
Midlands -13 6 £463 +15.63%
West Midlands - 6 £463 -
Scotland - 1 £510 -
South West - 1 £465 -

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 65 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 39 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 34 (52.31%) Firewall
4 33 (50.77%) Cisco
5 27 (41.54%) F5
6 23 (35.38%) Internet
6 23 (35.38%) Network Security
7 21 (32.31%) Juniper
7 21 (32.31%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 19 (29.23%) CCNP
10 14 (21.54%) Symantec
10 14 (21.54%) McAfee
10 14 (21.54%) Finance
11 13 (20.00%) Wireless
11 13 (20.00%) OSPF
11 13 (20.00%) LAN
11 13 (20.00%) Trustwave
11 13 (20.00%) M86 Security
12 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
12 12 (18.46%) BGP
13 11 (16.92%) SC Cleared
13 11 (16.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 11 (16.92%) Cisco ISE
14 10 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (15.38%) VPN
14 10 (15.38%) SSL
15 9 (13.85%) DNS

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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 6 (9.23%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (52.31%) Firewall
2 23 (35.38%) Internet
2 23 (35.38%) Network Security
3 20 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
3 20 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 13 (20.00%) LAN
4 13 (20.00%) OSPF
4 13 (20.00%) Wireless
5 12 (18.46%) BGP
6 11 (16.92%) Cisco ISE
6 11 (16.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 10 (15.38%) SSL
7 10 (15.38%) VPN
7 10 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (13.85%) DNS
9 8 (12.31%) FWSM
10 7 (10.77%) MPLS
10 7 (10.77%) TACACS
10 7 (10.77%) WAN
General
1 14 (21.54%) Finance
2 9 (13.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (35.38%) Network Engineer
2 13 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 8 (12.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (12.31%) Network Security Engineer
3 8 (12.31%) Technical Writer
4 7 (10.77%) Consultant
4 7 (10.77%) Firewall Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Network Specialist
6 5 (7.69%) Blue Coat Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Blue Coat Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Juniper Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Network Security Specialist
7 4 (6.15%) Security Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.62%) Network Support
8 3 (4.62%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) 802.1X
2 6 (9.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) PKI
2 3 (4.62%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.54%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) Windows
2 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.54%) Linux
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.85%) Process Improvement
2 8 (12.31%) Load Balancing
3 5 (7.69%) Change Management
3 5 (7.69%) Risk Management
3 5 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (6.15%) ITIL
4 4 (6.15%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (6.15%) Security Management
5 3 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.62%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (4.62%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (4.62%) Service Management
6 2 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (3.08%) High Availability
6 2 (3.08%) Migration
6 2 (3.08%) Network Management
6 2 (3.08%) Organisational Awareness
6 2 (3.08%) OWASP
6 2 (3.08%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (32.31%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (29.23%) CCNP
3 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
4 11 (16.92%) SC Cleared
5 6 (9.23%) CISSP
6 5 (7.69%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (7.69%) GSEC
7 4 (6.15%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (4.62%) CCIE
9 2 (3.08%) CCDP
9 2 (3.08%) CCNA
9 2 (3.08%) CCSA
9 2 (3.08%) CCSE
9 2 (3.08%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.54%) Degree
10 1 (1.54%) GCIA
10 1 (1.54%) GCIH
10 1 (1.54%) GIAC
10 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.54%) NIST 800
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (9.23%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (3.08%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.08%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 65 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 39 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 33 (50.77%) Cisco
4 27 (41.54%) F5
5 21 (32.31%) Juniper
6 14 (21.54%) McAfee
6 14 (21.54%) Symantec
7 13 (20.00%) M86 Security
7 13 (20.00%) Trustwave
8 8 (12.31%) Meraki
8 8 (12.31%) SolarWinds
9 7 (10.77%) Palo Alto
10 4 (6.15%) Fortinet
11 2 (3.08%) Bloomberg
11 2 (3.08%) Dell
11 2 (3.08%) Forcepoint
11 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
11 2 (3.08%) Radianz
11 2 (3.08%) Reuters
11 2 (3.08%) Zscaler