The first table below looks at the demand for ProxySG skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ProxySG over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat Proxy SG
Rank 534 515 506
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -9
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 32 24 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.052% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.67% 0.52% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 29
Average daily rate
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£340 £413 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.57% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £272 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £413 £358
% change year-on-year
-17.57% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.25
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4792 4604 4434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.69% 9.88% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2677 2356 2159
Average daily rate £325 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 591 600
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.88 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.24% +7.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
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ProxySG
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

ProxySG Jobs Demand Trend in England

ProxySG
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

ProxySG Daily Rate Trend in England

ProxySG
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ProxySG across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

ProxySG Daily Rate Histogram in England

ProxySG
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

ProxySG Hourly Rate Trend in England

ProxySG
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ProxySG within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West - 12 £450 -
South East -6 8 £345 -13.75% 1
London +14 5 £425 +34.06%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - - - -
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ProxySG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 56 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 50 (89.29%) Firewall
3 36 (64.29%) Cisco
4 35 (62.50%) CheckPoint
5 27 (48.21%) F5
6 26 (46.43%) Juniper
7 25 (44.64%) Network Security
8 16 (28.57%) SSL
8 16 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (26.79%) VPN
9 15 (26.79%) Nokia
9 15 (26.79%) IronPort
10 14 (25.00%) McAfee
11 13 (23.21%) WAN
12 12 (21.43%) Citrix
12 12 (21.43%) Load Balancing
12 12 (21.43%) Finance
12 12 (21.43%) NetScaler
13 11 (19.64%) LAN
13 11 (19.64%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (17.86%) Sourcefire
14 10 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 10 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 9 (16.07%) Cisco PIX
15 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
15 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
15 9 (16.07%) CCNP
15 9 (16.07%) TCP/IP
16 7 (12.50%) ITIL

ProxySG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (1.79%) Apache
1 1 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
Communications & Networking
1 50 (89.29%) Firewall
2 25 (44.64%) Network Security
3 16 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (28.57%) SSL
4 15 (26.79%) VPN
5 13 (23.21%) WAN
6 12 (21.43%) NetScaler
7 11 (19.64%) LAN
8 10 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 10 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 9 (16.07%) Cisco PIX
9 9 (16.07%) TCP/IP
10 7 (12.50%) BGP
10 7 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (12.50%) VLAN
11 5 (8.93%) NetScreen
11 5 (8.93%) BIG-IP
12 4 (7.14%) OSPF
12 4 (7.14%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.36%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Billing
4 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Network Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Security Engineer
3 14 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Architect
5 6 (10.71%) Senior Security Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Designer
7 4 (7.14%) Security Designer
7 4 (7.14%) Technical Implementation Manager
7 4 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Implementation Manager
7 4 (7.14%) Security Architect
7 4 (7.14%) Design Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Technical Manager
7 4 (7.14%) Network Designer
7 4 (7.14%) Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Network Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Web 2.0
1 2 (3.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Linux
2 2 (3.57%) Windows
3 1 (1.79%) MVS
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) Load Balancing
2 7 (12.50%) ITIL
3 5 (8.93%) Migration
4 4 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (7.14%) Security Architecture
4 4 (7.14%) Change Control
5 3 (5.36%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.36%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.57%) Validation
6 2 (3.57%) Network Design
6 2 (3.57%) Change Management
6 2 (3.57%) Fault Management
7 1 (1.79%) Security Testing
7 1 (1.79%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.79%) Release Management
7 1 (1.79%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.79%) Database Security
7 1 (1.79%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.79%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) C
1 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (16.07%) CCNP
2 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
2 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.93%) CCSE
4 4 (7.14%) CCSA
5 3 (5.36%) CCSP
5 3 (5.36%) CISSP
6 1 (1.79%) CCNA
6 1 (1.79%) Degree
6 1 (1.79%) CISA
6 1 (1.79%) CISM
6 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.79%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Snort
2 1 (1.79%) Squid
2 1 (1.79%) Sendmail
2 1 (1.79%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 56 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 36 (64.29%) Cisco
3 35 (62.50%) CheckPoint
4 27 (48.21%) F5
5 26 (46.43%) Juniper
6 15 (26.79%) Nokia
6 15 (26.79%) IronPort
7 14 (25.00%) McAfee
8 12 (21.43%) Citrix
9 10 (17.86%) Sourcefire
10 5 (8.93%) BT
11 3 (5.36%) Avaya
11 3 (5.36%) Websense
11 3 (5.36%) Crossbeam
12 2 (3.57%) SonicWALL
12 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
12 2 (3.57%) Nortel
12 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
12 2 (3.57%) VMware
13 1 (1.79%) PeopleSoft