The table below looks at the statistics for ProxySG skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ProxySG over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat Proxy SG
Rank 637 604 594
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -10
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 21 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.048% 0.044%
As % of the System Software category 0.33% 0.48% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 13
Average daily rate £450 £450 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £360 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £630 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £455 £348
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +30.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6403 5598 5408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.46% 10.02% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3923 3083 2794
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 678 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.71 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.18 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

ProxySG
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ProxySG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ProxySG
Daily Rate Trend

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

ProxySG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ProxySG
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ProxySG within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

ProxySG Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ProxySG
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ProxySG Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ProxySG
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ProxySG within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -37 18 £450 - 3
South East -12 12 £450 -
Berkshire +15 11 £450 -
Reading - 6 £450 -
London -16 5 £455 +1.11% 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £550 -
County Antrim - 2 £550 -
Belfast - 2 £550 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Wales +4 1 £425 +3.65%
South Wales -8 1 £425 +3.65%
Cardiff -20 1 £425 +3.65%
Sheffield - 1 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £475 -
Hampshire - 1 £188 -
Yorkshire - 1 £475 -

ProxySG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 40 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 32 (80.00%) Cisco
3 29 (72.50%) Firewall
4 27 (67.50%) CheckPoint
5 18 (45.00%) F5
6 16 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (37.50%) Network Security
8 13 (32.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 12 (30.00%) CCNP
9 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (27.50%) Cisco PIX
11 10 (25.00%) CCSA
11 10 (25.00%) CCSE
11 10 (25.00%) Fortinet
11 10 (25.00%) Juniper
11 10 (25.00%) BGP
11 10 (25.00%) FortiGate
11 10 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 10 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
12 9 (22.50%) WAN
12 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
13 8 (20.00%) OSPF
13 8 (20.00%) FWSM
13 8 (20.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
14 7 (17.50%) High Availability
14 7 (17.50%) BIG-IP
14 7 (17.50%) DNS
14 7 (17.50%) LAN
15 6 (15.00%) RIP
15 6 (15.00%) Windows

ProxySG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (72.50%) Firewall
2 16 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (37.50%) Network Security
4 13 (32.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 11 (27.50%) Cisco PIX
6 10 (25.00%) BGP
7 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
7 9 (22.50%) WAN
8 8 (20.00%) FWSM
8 8 (20.00%) OSPF
9 7 (17.50%) BIG-IP
9 7 (17.50%) DNS
9 7 (17.50%) LAN
10 6 (15.00%) RIP
10 6 (15.00%) Wireless
11 5 (12.50%) Broadband
11 5 (12.50%) HTTPS
11 5 (12.50%) SMTP
11 5 (12.50%) SNMP
11 5 (12.50%) VRRP
General
1 5 (12.50%) Billing
1 5 (12.50%) Retail
2 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 3 (7.50%) Law
4 2 (5.00%) Back Office
5 1 (2.50%) Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Security Engineer
2 16 (40.00%) Network Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) IP Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) IP Security Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Blue Coat Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Blue Coat Specialist
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Network Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Network Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Network Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Information Security Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Network Security Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Security Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Project Leader
8 1 (2.50%) Lead Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) BBC
3 2 (5.00%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (2.50%) iDTV
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 8 (20.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 7 (17.50%) High Availability
4 5 (12.50%) Change Management
4 5 (12.50%) CRM
4 5 (12.50%) ITIL
5 3 (7.50%) Service Management
6 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.00%) Information Security
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (5.00%) SIEM
7 1 (2.50%) Change Control
7 1 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.50%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) CCNP
1 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (25.00%) CCSA
2 10 (25.00%) CCSE
3 5 (12.50%) CISSP
3 5 (12.50%) JNCIP
3 5 (12.50%) JNCIS
4 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.50%) CCDA
5 3 (7.50%) CCDP
5 3 (7.50%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (7.50%) MIMEsweeper
3 2 (5.00%) QRadar
4 1 (2.50%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 32 (80.00%) Cisco
3 27 (67.50%) CheckPoint
4 18 (45.00%) F5
5 10 (25.00%) Fortinet
5 10 (25.00%) Juniper
6 5 (12.50%) Intel Security
6 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 4 (10.00%) Palo Alto
7 4 (10.00%) Riverbed
8 3 (7.50%) Clearswift
8 3 (7.50%) IBM
8 3 (7.50%) Trustwave
9 2 (5.00%) Aruba
9 2 (5.00%) Citrix
9 2 (5.00%) Forcepoint
9 2 (5.00%) IronPort
9 2 (5.00%) Lumension
9 2 (5.00%) Motorola
10 1 (2.50%) ZTE