The table below looks at the statistics for ProxySG skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ProxySG over the 3 months to 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat Proxy SG
Rank 248 231 223
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -8
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 9 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.092% 0.024% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 0.73% 0.18% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 7
Average daily rate
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£395 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £360 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +30.76%
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 South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1236 1104 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.64% 13.03% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 513 365
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £163 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 174 162
Average hourly rate £18.25 £14.50 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% -10.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.25 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%

ProxySG
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

ProxySG Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

ProxySG
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

ProxySG Daily Rate Trend in the South East

ProxySG
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

ProxySG Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

ProxySG
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ProxySG within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 November 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
Berkshire +8 6 £450 -
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England

ProxySG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 19 (100.00%) Firewall
1 19 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 15 (78.95%) Cisco
3 14 (73.68%) CheckPoint
4 11 (57.89%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (57.89%) F5
5 8 (42.11%) Network Security
6 7 (36.84%) OSPF
6 7 (36.84%) BGP
6 7 (36.84%) Juniper
7 6 (31.58%) Nokia
8 5 (26.32%) WAN
8 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
8 5 (26.32%) VPN
8 5 (26.32%) DNS
8 5 (26.32%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (21.05%) FortiGate
9 4 (21.05%) FWSM
9 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
9 4 (21.05%) ITIL
9 4 (21.05%) LAN
9 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (21.05%) VRRP
10 3 (15.79%) 3G
10 3 (15.79%) 3Com
10 3 (15.79%) ITSM
10 3 (15.79%) Back Office
10 3 (15.79%) Finance
10 3 (15.79%) CCNP

ProxySG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 19 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (57.89%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (42.11%) Network Security
4 7 (36.84%) OSPF
4 7 (36.84%) BGP
5 5 (26.32%) WAN
5 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
5 5 (26.32%) VPN
5 5 (26.32%) DNS
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco PIX
5 5 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (21.05%) FWSM
6 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
6 4 (21.05%) LAN
6 4 (21.05%) VRRP
7 3 (15.79%) 3G
7 3 (15.79%) RIP
7 3 (15.79%) SNMP
7 3 (15.79%) SSL
7 3 (15.79%) Broadband
General
1 3 (15.79%) Back Office
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
1 3 (15.79%) Billing
2 2 (10.53%) German Language
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Security Engineer
2 10 (52.63%) Network Engineer
3 6 (31.58%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (21.05%) IP Engineer
5 4 (21.05%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (21.05%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Network Support
6 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Solaris
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) ITSM
2 3 (15.79%) CRM
2 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.79%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) SIEM
4 1 (5.26%) Fault Management
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.79%) CCNP
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) CCSE
3 2 (10.53%) CCIE
3 2 (10.53%) CCSA
4 1 (5.26%) CCSP
4 1 (5.26%) CISSP
4 1 (5.26%) CCIP
4 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 15 (78.95%) Cisco
3 14 (73.68%) CheckPoint
4 11 (57.89%) F5
5 7 (36.84%) Juniper
6 6 (31.58%) Nokia
7 3 (15.79%) 3Com
7 3 (15.79%) Citrix
7 3 (15.79%) Crossbeam
7 3 (15.79%) Sourcefire
8 1 (5.26%) McAfee
8 1 (5.26%) BMC
8 1 (5.26%) IronPort
8 1 (5.26%) SevOne