Period
to 6 July 2020

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 6 July 2020 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
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 562 794 845
Rank change year-on-year +232 +51 -37
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 17 57 62
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.061% 0.059%
As % of the System Software category 0.26% 0.39% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 30 43
Median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% -
10th Percentile £360 £324 £313
90th Percentile £614 £504 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -13.51% +8.82% -8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £66.81 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.81 -

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 6,435 14,536 14,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.52% 15.52% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,057 9,644 9,352
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £188 £180 £185
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 625 864
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £11.64 £11.13 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.92 £47.50 £45.38
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year +13.49% +2.32% +3.33%

ProxySG
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ProxySG as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ProxySG in the UK

ProxySG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ProxySG.

Daily rate trend for ProxySG in the UK

ProxySG
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ProxySG over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for ProxySG in the UK

ProxySG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ProxySG.

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 6 July 2020. 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 +232 14 £450 +5.88% 2
London +190 9 £450 +5.88%
UK excluding London +201 6 £400 -13.51% 2
North of England +101 4 - -
North West +70 4 - -
Work from Home +5 2 £450 +9.09%
South East +150 1 - - 2
Scotland - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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 16 (94.12%) Blue Coat
2 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco
3 11 (64.71%) CheckPoint
4 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (52.94%) Network Security
5 8 (47.06%) Juniper
5 8 (47.06%) F5
5 8 (47.06%) Palo Alto
6 7 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (41.18%) Change Management
6 7 (41.18%) Windows
7 6 (35.29%) ITIL
7 6 (35.29%) VPN
7 6 (35.29%) DNS
7 6 (35.29%) SSL
7 6 (35.29%) Service Management
7 6 (35.29%) CCNP
7 6 (35.29%) Finance
8 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
8 5 (29.41%) BGP
8 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (23.53%) SIEM
9 4 (23.53%) Fortinet
9 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
9 4 (23.53%) NetScaler
9 4 (23.53%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
9 4 (23.53%) Symantec

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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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 9 (52.94%) Network Security
3 6 (35.29%) DNS
3 6 (35.29%) SSL
3 6 (35.29%) VPN
4 5 (29.41%) BGP
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (23.53%) DHCP
5 4 (23.53%) NetScaler
5 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 3 (17.65%) OSPF
6 3 (17.65%) WAN
6 3 (17.65%) Wireless
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (11.76%) IPsec
7 2 (11.76%) LAN
7 2 (11.76%) Multicast
7 2 (11.76%) NX-OS
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Azure Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Switch Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Change Management
1 7 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Service Management
3 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
4 4 (23.53%) Network Design
4 4 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (23.53%) SIEM
5 2 (11.76%) Network Management
6 1 (5.88%) Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) Architectural Design
6 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.88%) Information Security
6 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (5.88%) Security Operations
6 1 (5.88%) Validation
6 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCNP
3 4 (23.53%) CCNA
3 4 (23.53%) CISSP
3 4 (23.53%) JNCIA
3 4 (23.53%) JNCIP
3 4 (23.53%) JNCIS
4 2 (11.76%) CCIE
4 2 (11.76%) CCSA
4 2 (11.76%) CCSP
5 1 (5.88%) MCSE
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.88%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Blue Coat
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco
3 11 (64.71%) CheckPoint
4 8 (47.06%) F5
4 8 (47.06%) Juniper
4 8 (47.06%) Palo Alto
5 4 (23.53%) Fortinet
5 4 (23.53%) Symantec
6 2 (11.76%) Meraki
6 2 (11.76%) NetScout
7 1 (5.88%) Bloomberg
7 1 (5.88%) Broadcom
7 1 (5.88%) McAfee
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.88%) Reuters
7 1 (5.88%) Riverbed
7 1 (5.88%) SevOne