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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat Proxy SG
Rank 560 538 523
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -15
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 33 30 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.059% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.64% 0.60% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 31
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£350 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £413 £360
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +14.58%
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
5194 5006 4763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.50% 9.81% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2863 2535 2269
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 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 621 648
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +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 25 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 25 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 -25 31 £345 -16.36% 3
South West - 11 £450 - 1
Wiltshire - 9 £450 -
South East -7 7 £340 -15.00% 1
Swindon - 6 £450 -
London -4 5 £350 -2.77%
City of London +10 2 £338 +23.17%
Reading +7 2 - -
Berkshire 0 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +8 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £488 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £519 - 2
Leeds - 1 - -
Wimbledon - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
North West - - - -
Stirling - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chester - - - -
Dorking - - - -

ProxySG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 56 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 50 (89.29%) Firewall
3 36 (64.29%) CheckPoint
4 35 (62.50%) Cisco
5 27 (48.21%) F5
6 25 (44.64%) Juniper
6 25 (44.64%) Network Security
7 16 (28.57%) SSL
8 15 (26.79%) Nokia
8 15 (26.79%) IronPort
8 15 (26.79%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (25.00%) McAfee
10 13 (23.21%) VPN
10 13 (23.21%) Citrix
10 13 (23.21%) Load Balancing
10 13 (23.21%) NetScaler
11 12 (21.43%) Finance
11 12 (21.43%) WAN
12 11 (19.64%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (17.86%) LAN
13 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
13 10 (17.86%) Sourcefire
14 9 (16.07%) Cisco PIX
14 9 (16.07%) CCNP
14 9 (16.07%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (16.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 9 (16.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
15 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
16 7 (12.50%) Cisco IOS

ProxySG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (1.79%) Apache
1 1 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
Communications & Networking
1 50 (89.29%) Firewall
2 25 (44.64%) Network Security
3 16 (28.57%) SSL
4 15 (26.79%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (23.21%) NetScaler
5 13 (23.21%) VPN
6 12 (21.43%) WAN
7 10 (17.86%) LAN
7 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
8 9 (16.07%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (16.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 9 (16.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 9 (16.07%) Cisco PIX
9 7 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (12.50%) BGP
10 6 (10.71%) VLAN
11 5 (8.93%) OSPF
11 5 (8.93%) BIG-IP
12 4 (7.14%) HSRP
12 4 (7.14%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.36%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Billing
4 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Network Engineer
2 18 (32.14%) Security Engineer
3 14 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Architect
5 6 (10.71%) Senior Security Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Implementation Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Technical Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Design Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Designer
6 4 (7.14%) Technical Implementation Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Network Designer
7 3 (5.36%) Security Specialist
7 3 (5.36%) Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Security Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Security Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Web 2.0
1 2 (3.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Linux
2 2 (3.57%) Windows
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) Load Balancing
2 6 (10.71%) Migration
3 5 (8.93%) ITIL
4 4 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (7.14%) Security Architecture
4 4 (7.14%) Change Control
5 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.57%) Network Design
6 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.57%) Fault Management
6 2 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.57%) Validation
7 1 (1.79%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (1.79%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.79%) Database Security
7 1 (1.79%) Security Testing
7 1 (1.79%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.79%) Information Assurance
7 1 (1.79%) Release Management
7 1 (1.79%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) C
1 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (16.07%) CCNP
3 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.93%) CCSE
5 4 (7.14%) CCSA
6 3 (5.36%) CCSP
6 3 (5.36%) CISSP
7 1 (1.79%) CCNA
7 1 (1.79%) Degree
7 1 (1.79%) CISA
7 1 (1.79%) CISM
7 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.79%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Snort
2 1 (1.79%) Squid
2 1 (1.79%) Sendmail
2 1 (1.79%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 56 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 36 (64.29%) CheckPoint
3 35 (62.50%) Cisco
4 27 (48.21%) F5
5 25 (44.64%) Juniper
6 15 (26.79%) Nokia
6 15 (26.79%) IronPort
7 14 (25.00%) McAfee
8 13 (23.21%) Citrix
9 10 (17.86%) Sourcefire
10 4 (7.14%) BT
11 3 (5.36%) Avaya
11 3 (5.36%) Websense
12 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
12 2 (3.57%) Nortel
12 2 (3.57%) VMware
12 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
12 2 (3.57%) Crossbeam
12 2 (3.57%) SonicWALL
13 1 (1.79%) Radware
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