The table below looks at the statistics for ProxySG skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ProxySG over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat Proxy SG
Rank 64 - 79
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 2 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% - 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 1.47% - 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£350 - £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £425 £310
% change year-on-year
-12.35% +37.09%
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 Reading region.

System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
136 159 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.01% 14.25% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 74 34
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £122 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 18
Average hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £18.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

ProxySG
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

ProxySG Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

ProxySG
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

ProxySG Daily Rate Trend in Reading

ProxySG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (60.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) FWSM
4 2 (40.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (40.00%) FortiGate
4 2 (40.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) CCNP
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) SSL
4 2 (40.00%) Nokia
4 2 (40.00%) OSPF
4 2 (40.00%) BGP
4 2 (40.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) CCSA
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) Back Office
5 1 (20.00%) Retail
5 1 (20.00%) Billing
5 1 (20.00%) 3G
5 1 (20.00%) MPLS

ProxySG
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (40.00%) FWSM
3 2 (40.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (40.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) SSL
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) 3G
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) Broadband
4 1 (20.00%) SMTP
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) RIP
4 1 (20.00%) SNMP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (40.00%) Financial Institution
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) IP Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 1 (20.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCSA
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) CCIP
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
2 1 (20.00%) CCSE
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Nokia
5 1 (20.00%) BMC
5 1 (20.00%) SevOne