The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat Proxy SG
Rank 569 532 504
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -28
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 19 24 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.050% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.36% 0.55% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 52
Average daily rate £355 £310 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% -27.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £310 £231
% change year-on-year
+11.29% +34.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5258 4380 4694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.16% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2115 2310
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 625 569
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -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 17 April 2014.

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 24 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -37 19 £355 +14.51% 1
South East -12 10 £326 +5.24% 1
London -40 5 £425 +41.66%
Berkshire -13 3 £300 -11.43% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Reading -9 2 £300 -11.43% 1
Surrey -10 2 £360 +16.12%
City of London -12 2 £438 +113.41%
Yorkshire -8 1 - -
South West -24 1 £375 -
Hampshire - 1 £345 -
Middlesex - 1 £308 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Essex - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Brentford - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -

ProxySG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 35 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 31 (88.57%) CheckPoint
2 31 (88.57%) Firewall
3 27 (77.14%) Cisco
4 18 (51.43%) Network Security
5 17 (48.57%) F5
6 13 (37.14%) NetScaler
6 13 (37.14%) Juniper
6 13 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (37.14%) VPN
7 11 (31.43%) CCNP
7 11 (31.43%) TCP/IP
7 11 (31.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (28.57%) Finance
8 10 (28.57%) ITIL
9 9 (25.71%) DNS
9 9 (25.71%) IronPort
10 8 (22.86%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (22.86%) SSL
10 8 (22.86%) HP
10 8 (22.86%) DHCP
11 7 (20.00%) Nokia
11 7 (20.00%) Netcool
11 7 (20.00%) MPLS
11 7 (20.00%) OSPF
11 7 (20.00%) BGP
11 7 (20.00%) Problem Management
11 7 (20.00%) NetScout
11 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared

ProxySG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 1 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 31 (88.57%) Firewall
2 18 (51.43%) Network Security
3 13 (37.14%) NetScaler
3 13 (37.14%) VPN
4 11 (31.43%) TCP/IP
4 11 (31.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (25.71%) DNS
6 8 (22.86%) SSL
6 8 (22.86%) DHCP
6 8 (22.86%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (20.00%) MPLS
7 7 (20.00%) OSPF
7 7 (20.00%) BGP
8 6 (17.14%) LAN
8 6 (17.14%) WAN
8 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (11.43%) WAAS
9 4 (11.43%) FWSM
9 4 (11.43%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (11.43%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
2 6 (17.14%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Local Government
3 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Architect
2 7 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Network Specialist
3 5 (14.29%) Security Specialist
3 5 (14.29%) Security Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Network Security Specialist
5 3 (8.57%) Network Operations Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (5.71%) IT Security Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 7 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (17.14%) Information Security
3 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
3 6 (17.14%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (17.14%) Risk Management
4 5 (14.29%) Network Management
5 4 (11.43%) Migration
5 4 (11.43%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (11.43%) Security Architecture
6 3 (8.57%) SIEM
6 3 (8.57%) Information Assurance
7 2 (5.71%) Validation
7 2 (5.71%) Change Management
8 1 (2.86%) Data Security
8 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.86%) Network Design
8 1 (2.86%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (31.43%) CCNP
3 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) CCSE
4 3 (8.57%) CCNA
4 3 (8.57%) CISSP
5 2 (5.71%) CCSA
6 1 (2.86%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.57%) SLA
3 1 (2.86%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) Squid
1 1 (2.86%) Sendmail
1 1 (2.86%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 31 (88.57%) CheckPoint
3 27 (77.14%) Cisco
4 17 (48.57%) F5
5 13 (37.14%) Juniper
6 9 (25.71%) IronPort
7 8 (22.86%) HP
8 7 (20.00%) Nokia
8 7 (20.00%) NetScout
9 6 (17.14%) Citrix
9 6 (17.14%) Avaya
10 5 (14.29%) Nortel
11 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
12 2 (5.71%) Crossbeam
12 2 (5.71%) Websense
12 2 (5.71%) BT
13 1 (2.86%) Sourcefire
13 1 (2.86%) Infoblox
13 1 (2.86%) PeopleSoft