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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat Proxy SG
Rank 553 537 528
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 35 26 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.051% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.67% 0.52% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 30
Average daily rate
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£350 £413 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £272 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £413 £358
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.25
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5209 4984 4738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.75% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2872 2527 2264
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 611 633
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.32% +7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%

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 July 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 26 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 July 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
England -21 33 £345 -16.36% 2
South West - 12 £450 -
Wiltshire - 9 £450 -
South East -10 8 £345 -13.75% 1
Swindon - 6 £450 -
London +10 5 £425 +34.06%
Reading +5 2 - -
Berkshire -3 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 £419 -
City of London +8 1 £325 +18.61%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £519 - 1
Leeds - 1 - -
Wimbledon - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
North West - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chester - - - -
Dorking - - - -

ProxySG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 58 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 52 (89.66%) Firewall
3 37 (63.79%) Cisco
4 36 (62.07%) CheckPoint
5 28 (48.28%) F5
6 27 (46.55%) Juniper
7 26 (44.83%) Network Security
8 17 (29.31%) SSL
9 16 (27.59%) Nokia
9 16 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (25.86%) McAfee
10 15 (25.86%) VPN
10 15 (25.86%) IronPort
11 13 (22.41%) Citrix
11 13 (22.41%) WAN
11 13 (22.41%) Load Balancing
11 13 (22.41%) NetScaler
12 12 (20.69%) Finance
13 11 (18.97%) LAN
13 11 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (17.24%) Sourcefire
14 10 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 10 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
15 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
15 9 (15.52%) Cisco PIX
15 9 (15.52%) CCNP
15 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
16 8 (13.79%) BGP

ProxySG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (1.72%) Apache
1 1 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
Communications & Networking
1 52 (89.66%) Firewall
2 26 (44.83%) Network Security
3 17 (29.31%) SSL
4 16 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (25.86%) VPN
6 13 (22.41%) WAN
6 13 (22.41%) NetScaler
7 11 (18.97%) LAN
8 10 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 10 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 9 (15.52%) Cisco PIX
9 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
10 8 (13.79%) BGP
11 7 (12.07%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (12.07%) VLAN
12 5 (8.62%) BIG-IP
12 5 (8.62%) NetScreen
12 5 (8.62%) OSPF
13 4 (6.90%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (20.69%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Billing
4 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Network Engineer
2 18 (31.03%) Security Engineer
3 14 (24.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Architect
4 7 (12.07%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Senior Security Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Designer
7 4 (6.90%) Technical Implementation Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Network Designer
7 4 (6.90%) Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) Design Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Technical Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Implementation Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Security Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Security Designer
8 3 (5.17%) Network Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Open Source
1 2 (3.45%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Linux
2 2 (3.45%) Windows
3 1 (1.72%) MVS
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) Load Balancing
2 7 (12.07%) ITIL
3 6 (10.34%) Migration
4 4 (6.90%) Change Control
4 4 (6.90%) Security Architecture
4 4 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (5.17%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.45%) Validation
6 2 (3.45%) Change Management
6 2 (3.45%) Fault Management
6 2 (3.45%) Network Design
7 1 (1.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (1.72%) Security Testing
7 1 (1.72%) Release Management
7 1 (1.72%) ITSM
7 1 (1.72%) CRM
7 1 (1.72%) Service Management
7 1 (1.72%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.72%) C
1 1 (1.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
2 9 (15.52%) CCNP
3 5 (8.62%) CCSE
4 4 (6.90%) CCSA
5 3 (5.17%) CISSP
5 3 (5.17%) CCSP
6 1 (1.72%) Degree
6 1 (1.72%) CCNA
6 1 (1.72%) CISA
6 1 (1.72%) CISM
6 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) SLA
2 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.72%) TickIT
3 1 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Snort
2 1 (1.72%) Squid
2 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Sendmail
2 1 (1.72%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 58 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 37 (63.79%) Cisco
3 36 (62.07%) CheckPoint
4 28 (48.28%) F5
5 27 (46.55%) Juniper
6 16 (27.59%) Nokia
7 15 (25.86%) McAfee
7 15 (25.86%) IronPort
8 13 (22.41%) Citrix
9 10 (17.24%) Sourcefire
10 5 (8.62%) BT
11 3 (5.17%) Crossbeam
11 3 (5.17%) Websense
11 3 (5.17%) Avaya
12 2 (3.45%) Nortel
12 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
12 2 (3.45%) VMware
12 2 (3.45%) Fortinet
12 2 (3.45%) SonicWALL
13 1 (1.72%) 3Com