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 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat Proxy SG
Rank 558 536 499
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -37
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 25 17 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.035% 0.090%
As % of the System Software category 0.51% 0.37% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 27
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +15.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £413 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +30.95%
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
4912 4593 4221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.54% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 2338 1944
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 528 756
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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 January 2015.

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 15 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 January 2015. 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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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 -12 23 £420 +5.00% 2
London +6 16 £420 +23.52%
City of London +17 6 £410 -3.52%
East Midlands +14 2 £313 -
South East -5 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -

ProxySG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 89 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 86 (96.63%) Firewall
3 78 (87.64%) Cisco
4 77 (86.52%) CheckPoint
5 46 (51.69%) F5
6 45 (50.56%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (41.57%) CCNP
8 34 (38.20%) Juniper
9 33 (37.08%) SSL
10 32 (35.96%) Cisco Nexus
11 30 (33.71%) VPN
12 29 (32.58%) Cisco ASA
13 27 (30.34%) Network Security
13 27 (30.34%) ITIL
13 27 (30.34%) Wireless
14 25 (28.09%) HP
15 24 (26.97%) WAN
15 24 (26.97%) TCP/IP
15 24 (26.97%) Load Balancing
16 23 (25.84%) Finance
17 21 (23.60%) LAN
17 21 (23.60%) BGP
17 21 (23.60%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (22.47%) Telecoms
19 19 (21.35%) Sourcefire
20 18 (20.22%) CCNA
20 18 (20.22%) CCIE
21 17 (19.10%) OSPF
21 17 (19.10%) Internet
21 17 (19.10%) Banking

ProxySG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (4.49%) IIS
2 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.12%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 86 (96.63%) Firewall
2 33 (37.08%) SSL
3 32 (35.96%) Cisco Nexus
4 30 (33.71%) VPN
5 29 (32.58%) Cisco ASA
6 27 (30.34%) Network Security
6 27 (30.34%) Wireless
7 24 (26.97%) WAN
7 24 (26.97%) TCP/IP
8 21 (23.60%) LAN
8 21 (23.60%) BGP
9 17 (19.10%) OSPF
9 17 (19.10%) Internet
9 17 (19.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 15 (16.85%) Nortel Contivity
10 15 (16.85%) SAN
10 15 (16.85%) NetScaler
10 15 (16.85%) NAS
10 15 (16.85%) Cisco IOS
11 14 (15.73%) DNS
General
1 23 (25.84%) Finance
2 20 (22.47%) Telecoms
3 17 (19.10%) Banking
4 5 (5.62%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.25%) German Language
5 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.25%) Back Office
5 2 (2.25%) Billing
5 2 (2.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (59.55%) Network Engineer
2 33 (37.08%) Security Engineer
3 19 (21.35%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (17.98%) Senior Security Engineer
5 12 (13.48%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (8.99%) Consultant
7 6 (6.74%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.49%) Network Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) Network Team Leader
9 3 (3.37%) Trainer
9 3 (3.37%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) IP Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Operations Team Leader
9 3 (3.37%) Network Operations Team Leader
10 2 (2.25%) Security Designer
10 2 (2.25%) Designer
10 2 (2.25%) Security Consultant
10 2 (2.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.60%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (14.61%) PKI
3 2 (2.25%) e-Health
4 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.12%) iPad
4 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.12%) iPhone
4 1 (1.12%) Wiki
4 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.62%) Windows
2 2 (2.25%) Linux
3 1 (1.12%) MVS
3 1 (1.12%) Solaris
3 1 (1.12%) UNIX
3 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.34%) ITIL
2 24 (26.97%) Load Balancing
3 14 (15.73%) Change Control
4 12 (13.48%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (12.36%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (10.11%) Project Management
6 9 (10.11%) Incident Management
6 9 (10.11%) Project Planning
7 8 (8.99%) Mentoring
8 7 (7.87%) Network Design
8 7 (7.87%) ITIL V3
9 4 (4.49%) Network Management
10 3 (3.37%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.37%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (3.37%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (3.37%) Performance Management
10 3 (3.37%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.37%) Deep Packet Inspection
11 2 (2.25%) Resilience Testing
11 2 (2.25%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.37%) SQL
2 1 (1.12%) C
2 1 (1.12%) VB
2 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (50.56%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (41.57%) CCNP
3 18 (20.22%) CCNA
3 18 (20.22%) CCIE
4 14 (15.73%) CCSE
5 10 (11.24%) Degree
6 9 (10.11%) Security Cleared
7 7 (7.87%) SC Cleared
8 5 (5.62%) CCSA
9 4 (4.49%) CISSP
10 1 (1.12%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.12%) CCIP
10 1 (1.12%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.25%) QA
System Software
1 15 (16.85%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (4.49%) Snort
3 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.25%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (2.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.25%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.12%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 89 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 78 (87.64%) Cisco
3 77 (86.52%) CheckPoint
4 46 (51.69%) F5
5 34 (38.20%) Juniper
6 25 (28.09%) HP
7 19 (21.35%) Sourcefire
8 16 (17.98%) VMware
9 15 (16.85%) Nortel
10 11 (12.36%) Microsoft
11 10 (11.24%) Nokia
12 9 (10.11%) Citrix
12 9 (10.11%) Remedy
13 8 (8.99%) BMC
14 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
15 4 (4.49%) SolarWinds
16 3 (3.37%) Websense
17 2 (2.25%) ScanSafe
17 2 (2.25%) Crossbeam
17 2 (2.25%) Meraki
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