The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat Proxy SG
Rank 519 552 530
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -22
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 61 10 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.021% 0.097%
As % of the System Software category 1.20% 0.21% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 6 20
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£425 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £255 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.50
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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 England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5078 4762 4597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.77% 9.90% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2847 2525 2236
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 578 606
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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

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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 1 October 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

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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 1 October 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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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
London +27 23 £425 +16.43% 1
South East -3 11 £375 +4.16% 2
South West - 10 £288 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £320 -
North West - 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 91 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 86 (94.51%) Firewall
3 68 (74.73%) Cisco
4 67 (73.63%) CheckPoint
5 45 (49.45%) F5
6 40 (43.96%) Juniper
7 35 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (37.36%) Network Security
9 31 (34.07%) SSL
10 30 (32.97%) CCNP
11 29 (31.87%) Load Balancing
12 27 (29.67%) VPN
12 27 (29.67%) Finance
13 25 (27.47%) ITIL
13 25 (27.47%) Cisco Nexus
14 24 (26.37%) Cisco ASA
14 24 (26.37%) WAN
15 20 (21.98%) Sourcefire
16 19 (20.88%) LAN
16 19 (20.88%) TCP/IP
17 18 (19.78%) Nokia
17 18 (19.78%) Wireless
18 17 (18.68%) Change Control
18 17 (18.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 16 (17.58%) Cisco PIX
19 16 (17.58%) VMware
19 16 (17.58%) Nortel
20 15 (16.48%) Citrix
20 15 (16.48%) McAfee
20 15 (16.48%) BGP

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (2.20%) IIS
2 1 (1.10%) Lync
2 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 86 (94.51%) Firewall
2 34 (37.36%) Network Security
3 31 (34.07%) SSL
4 27 (29.67%) VPN
5 25 (27.47%) Cisco Nexus
6 24 (26.37%) Cisco ASA
6 24 (26.37%) WAN
7 19 (20.88%) LAN
7 19 (20.88%) TCP/IP
8 18 (19.78%) Wireless
9 17 (18.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 16 (17.58%) Cisco PIX
11 15 (16.48%) BGP
11 15 (16.48%) Cisco IOS
11 15 (16.48%) NetScaler
12 14 (15.38%) NAS
12 14 (15.38%) SAN
12 14 (15.38%) Nortel Contivity
13 11 (12.09%) VLAN
13 11 (12.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 27 (29.67%) Finance
2 13 (14.29%) Banking
3 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.40%) Spanish Language
5 3 (3.30%) Back Office
5 3 (3.30%) Retail
5 3 (3.30%) Billing
6 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 42 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 34 (37.36%) Security Engineer
3 22 (24.18%) Network Security Engineer
4 17 (18.68%) Senior Security Engineer
5 10 (10.99%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (8.79%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) Consultant
8 6 (6.59%) Designer
9 5 (5.49%) Security Designer
9 5 (5.49%) Team Leader
9 5 (5.49%) Network Team Leader
10 4 (4.40%) Architect
10 4 (4.40%) Network Design Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Design Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Technical Manager
10 4 (4.40%) Implementation Manager
10 4 (4.40%) Network Designer
10 4 (4.40%) Technical Implementation Manager
11 3 (3.30%) IP Engineer
11 3 (3.30%) Operations Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.40%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.19%) PKI
3 2 (2.20%) Web 2.0
3 2 (2.20%) Open Source
4 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.10%) iPad
4 1 (1.10%) iPhone
4 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.10%) Wiki
4 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.40%) Windows
1 4 (4.40%) Linux
2 2 (2.20%) MVS
3 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.10%) Android
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.87%) Load Balancing
2 25 (27.47%) ITIL
3 17 (18.68%) Change Control
4 9 (9.89%) Mentoring
5 8 (8.79%) Project Planning
5 8 (8.79%) Project Management
6 6 (6.59%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (5.49%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.30%) ITSM
8 3 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.30%) CRM
9 2 (2.20%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.20%) Network Design
9 2 (2.20%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (2.20%) Change Management
9 2 (2.20%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.20%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 2 (2.20%) Fault Management
9 2 (2.20%) Performance Management
9 2 (2.20%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.10%) C
1 1 (1.10%) SQL
1 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (32.97%) CCNP
3 15 (16.48%) CCIE
4 14 (15.38%) CCNA
5 10 (10.99%) Degree
5 10 (10.99%) Security Cleared
6 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared
7 8 (8.79%) CCSE
8 3 (3.30%) CCSA
9 2 (2.20%) CISSP
9 2 (2.20%) CCSP
10 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.10%) CISA
10 1 (1.10%) CISM
10 1 (1.10%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.10%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (5.49%) Snort
3 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.20%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (2.20%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.10%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 91 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 68 (74.73%) Cisco
3 67 (73.63%) CheckPoint
4 45 (49.45%) F5
5 40 (43.96%) Juniper
6 20 (21.98%) Sourcefire
7 18 (19.78%) Nokia
8 16 (17.58%) VMware
8 16 (17.58%) Nortel
9 15 (16.48%) Citrix
9 15 (16.48%) McAfee
10 13 (14.29%) HP
11 9 (9.89%) IronPort
12 4 (4.40%) Websense
12 4 (4.40%) Microsoft
12 4 (4.40%) BT
13 3 (3.30%) Crossbeam
13 3 (3.30%) 3Com
14 2 (2.20%) Avaya
14 2 (2.20%) Meraki
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