The table below looks at the statistics for ProxySG skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ProxySG over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat Proxy SG
Rank 182 209 202
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -7
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 8 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.031% 0.063%
As % of the System Software category 1.62% 0.40% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Average daily rate
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£438 £438 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +113.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £428 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £448 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+31.88% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
493 505 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.07% 7.80% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 327 318
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 50
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £28.20 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.45%

ProxySG
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ProxySG across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

ProxySG Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ProxySG across the City of London region.

ProxySG Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ProxySG across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

ProxySG Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

ProxySG
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ProxySG across the City of London region.

ProxySG Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing ProxySG also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ProxySG.

1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
1 14 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 13 (92.86%) CheckPoint
3 9 (64.29%) SSL
4 8 (57.14%) VPN
4 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (57.14%) Juniper
4 8 (57.14%) Network Security
5 7 (50.00%) Wireless
6 6 (42.86%) WAN
6 6 (42.86%) F5
7 5 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (35.71%) LAN
7 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
7 5 (35.71%) DNS
7 5 (35.71%) HP
7 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (35.71%) Sourcefire
8 4 (28.57%) Riverbed
8 4 (28.57%) IPsec
8 4 (28.57%) Internet
8 4 (28.57%) CCNP
9 3 (21.43%) SLA
9 3 (21.43%) DHCP
9 3 (21.43%) Kerberos
9 3 (21.43%) OSPF
9 3 (21.43%) Nokia
9 3 (21.43%) BGP
9 3 (21.43%) NetScreen

ProxySG
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing ProxySG also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ProxySG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) SSL
3 8 (57.14%) VPN
3 8 (57.14%) Network Security
4 7 (50.00%) Wireless
5 6 (42.86%) WAN
6 5 (35.71%) LAN
6 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
6 5 (35.71%) DNS
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (28.57%) IPsec
7 4 (28.57%) Internet
8 3 (21.43%) OSPF
8 3 (21.43%) BGP
8 3 (21.43%) NetScreen
8 3 (21.43%) DHCP
8 3 (21.43%) Kerberos
8 3 (21.43%) Wireshark
8 3 (21.43%) NetScaler
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Security Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Team Leader
4 3 (21.43%) Network Team Leader
5 2 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 2 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Team Leader
5 2 (14.29%) Network Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Network Design
1 3 (21.43%) WAN Optimisation
1 3 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
2 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) CISSP
3 2 (14.29%) CCIE
3 2 (14.29%) CCSA
4 1 (7.14%) CCSE
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 13 (92.86%) CheckPoint
3 8 (57.14%) Juniper
4 6 (42.86%) F5
5 5 (35.71%) Sourcefire
5 5 (35.71%) HP
6 4 (28.57%) Riverbed
7 3 (21.43%) Nokia
8 2 (14.29%) Remedy
8 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
8 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
8 2 (14.29%) Mitel
9 1 (7.14%) VMware
9 1 (7.14%) NetApp
9 1 (7.14%) Microsoft