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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat Proxy SG
Rank 378 382 355
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -27
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 9 2 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.044% 0.009% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.50% 0.12% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £340 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £340 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £340 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +12.90%
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
1789 1680 1669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.71% 7.91% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1188 998 1007
Average daily rate £425 £395 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +12.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 111 165
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £36.05 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 37 (100.00%) Firewall
1 37 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 35 (94.59%) CheckPoint
3 34 (91.89%) Cisco
4 22 (59.46%) F5
5 21 (56.76%) Juniper
6 18 (48.65%) SSL
6 18 (48.65%) TCP/IP
7 17 (45.95%) VPN
7 17 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (45.95%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (43.24%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (40.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (37.84%) Network Security
10 14 (37.84%) Sourcefire
11 13 (35.14%) Banking
11 13 (35.14%) Telecoms
12 12 (32.43%) CCNP
12 12 (32.43%) Internet
12 12 (32.43%) BGP
13 11 (29.73%) OSPF
14 10 (27.03%) WAN
14 10 (27.03%) CCSE
14 10 (27.03%) NetScaler
15 9 (24.32%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (24.32%) Finance
15 9 (24.32%) IPsec
15 9 (24.32%) DNS
15 9 (24.32%) Remedy
15 9 (24.32%) HP

ProxySG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (5.41%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 37 (100.00%) Firewall
2 18 (48.65%) TCP/IP
2 18 (48.65%) SSL
3 17 (45.95%) VPN
4 16 (43.24%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (40.54%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (37.84%) Network Security
7 12 (32.43%) Internet
7 12 (32.43%) BGP
8 11 (29.73%) OSPF
9 10 (27.03%) WAN
9 10 (27.03%) NetScaler
10 9 (24.32%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (24.32%) IPsec
10 9 (24.32%) DNS
11 8 (21.62%) LAN
11 8 (21.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (18.92%) Wireshark
12 7 (18.92%) Kerberos
12 7 (18.92%) DHCP
General
1 13 (35.14%) Telecoms
1 13 (35.14%) Banking
2 9 (24.32%) Finance
3 4 (10.81%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Network Engineer
2 18 (48.65%) Security Engineer
3 13 (35.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (24.32%) Senior Network Engineer
4 9 (24.32%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Network Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Firewall Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Network Infrastructure Team Leader
8 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 1 (2.70%) Network Team Leader
8 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (45.95%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) ITIL
1 7 (18.92%) Network Design
1 7 (18.92%) ITIL V3
1 7 (18.92%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (16.22%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (16.22%) Incident Management
3 5 (13.51%) Project Planning
3 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
3 5 (13.51%) Project Management
4 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) Migration
6 2 (5.41%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.41%) Time Management
6 2 (5.41%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.70%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (32.43%) CCNP
3 10 (27.03%) CCSE
4 3 (8.11%) CCNA
4 3 (8.11%) CISSP
4 3 (8.11%) CCSA
5 2 (5.41%) CCIE
6 1 (2.70%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Snort
2 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 35 (94.59%) CheckPoint
3 34 (91.89%) Cisco
4 22 (59.46%) F5
5 21 (56.76%) Juniper
6 14 (37.84%) Sourcefire
7 9 (24.32%) Remedy
7 9 (24.32%) HP
8 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
9 6 (16.22%) BMC
9 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
10 4 (10.81%) Nokia
11 3 (8.11%) Citrix
11 3 (8.11%) Riverbed
11 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
12 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
13 1 (2.70%) VMware
13 1 (2.70%) Mitel
13 1 (2.70%) NetApp