The table below looks at the statistics for ProxySG skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ProxySG over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat Proxy SG
Rank 377 397 361
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -36
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 16 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.072% 0.017% 0.071%
As % of the System Software category 0.83% 0.22% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £357 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £445 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £345 £320
% change year-on-year
+44.92% +7.81%
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 London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1924 1817 1742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.65% 7.79% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1272 1080 1054
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 142 158
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £38.18 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +1.58%

ProxySG
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

ProxySG Jobs Demand Trend in London

ProxySG
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

ProxySG Daily Rate Trend in London

ProxySG
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ProxySG across the London region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

ProxySG Daily Rate Histogram in London

ProxySG
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

ProxySG Hourly Rate Trend in London

ProxySG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 35 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 34 (97.14%) Firewall
3 32 (91.43%) Cisco
3 32 (91.43%) CheckPoint
4 19 (54.29%) F5
5 18 (51.43%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (51.43%) Juniper
6 17 (48.57%) SSL
7 16 (45.71%) TCP/IP
7 16 (45.71%) VPN
7 16 (45.71%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (37.14%) CCNP
10 13 (37.14%) Telecoms
11 11 (31.43%) Sourcefire
11 11 (31.43%) BGP
12 10 (28.57%) CCSE
12 10 (28.57%) Banking
12 10 (28.57%) Internet
12 10 (28.57%) OSPF
12 10 (28.57%) DNS
12 10 (28.57%) NetScaler
13 9 (25.71%) Network Security
13 9 (25.71%) WAN
13 9 (25.71%) Remedy
13 9 (25.71%) HP
13 9 (25.71%) IPsec
14 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
14 8 (22.86%) DHCP

ProxySG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2 (5.71%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 34 (97.14%) Firewall
2 17 (48.57%) SSL
3 16 (45.71%) TCP/IP
3 16 (45.71%) VPN
3 16 (45.71%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (31.43%) BGP
6 10 (28.57%) Internet
6 10 (28.57%) OSPF
6 10 (28.57%) DNS
6 10 (28.57%) NetScaler
7 9 (25.71%) Network Security
7 9 (25.71%) WAN
7 9 (25.71%) IPsec
8 8 (22.86%) DHCP
8 8 (22.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (20.00%) Wireshark
9 7 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (20.00%) LAN
9 7 (20.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
General
1 13 (37.14%) Telecoms
2 10 (28.57%) Banking
3 6 (17.14%) Finance
4 4 (11.43%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Network Engineer
2 12 (34.29%) Security Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Network Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Network Infrastructure Team Leader
7 2 (5.71%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Firewall Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 2 (5.71%) Network Team Leader
7 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 15 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
1 7 (20.00%) ITIL V3
1 7 (20.00%) ITIL
1 7 (20.00%) Network Design
2 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
2 6 (17.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 4 (11.43%) Project Planning
5 3 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Security Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.71%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (5.71%) Time Management
6 2 (5.71%) Project Management
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
7 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) PHP
2 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (51.43%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (37.14%) CCNP
3 10 (28.57%) CCSE
4 3 (8.57%) CCNA
5 2 (5.71%) CCIE
5 2 (5.71%) CISSP
5 2 (5.71%) CCSA
6 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
1 2 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Snort
2 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.86%) XenServer
3 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Nagios
1 1 (2.86%) Cacti
1 1 (2.86%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 32 (91.43%) Cisco
2 32 (91.43%) CheckPoint
3 19 (54.29%) F5
4 18 (51.43%) Juniper
5 11 (31.43%) Sourcefire
6 9 (25.71%) Remedy
6 9 (25.71%) HP
7 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
8 6 (17.14%) Red Hat
8 6 (17.14%) BMC
9 4 (11.43%) Riverbed
9 4 (11.43%) Nokia
10 3 (8.57%) Citrix
10 3 (8.57%) SolarWinds
11 2 (5.71%) Mitel
11 2 (5.71%) Fortinet
12 1 (2.86%) VMware
12 1 (2.86%) CA
12 1 (2.86%) NetApp