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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat Proxy SG
Rank 600 577 564
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -13
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 19 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.047% 0.031%
As % of the System Software category 0.38% 0.48% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 9
Average daily rate £400 £419 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +16.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £368 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £419 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.43% +4.68%
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
5055 5023 4726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.83% 9.91% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2987 2742 2372
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 582 544
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 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 12 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 5 February 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 -3 18 £406 -3.27% 3
London -12 9 £425 -1.16%
Yorkshire - 6 £375 -
Sheffield - 6 £375 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £375 -
Berkshire - 3 - -
South East - 3 - - 1
City of London +34 2 £419 +2.13%
Reading - 2 - -
Wales -5 1 £210 -48.78%
South Wales -8 1 £210 -48.78%
Newport - 1 £210 -

ProxySG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 36 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 30 (83.33%) Cisco
3 24 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 23 (63.89%) Firewall
5 16 (44.44%) Network Security
6 14 (38.89%) Palo Alto
6 14 (38.89%) Juniper
7 13 (36.11%) WAN
7 13 (36.11%) F5
8 12 (33.33%) VPN
9 11 (30.56%) CCNP
9 11 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (27.78%) McAfee
11 9 (25.00%) Load Balancing
11 9 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
12 8 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (22.22%) Fortinet
12 8 (22.22%) CCNA
12 8 (22.22%) CCDP
12 8 (22.22%) LAN
12 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
13 7 (19.44%) ITIL
13 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
13 7 (19.44%) Change Management
14 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
14 6 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (16.67%) SSL
14 6 (16.67%) CCSE
14 6 (16.67%) NX-OS

ProxySG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.78%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (63.89%) Firewall
2 16 (44.44%) Network Security
3 13 (36.11%) WAN
4 12 (33.33%) VPN
5 8 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (22.22%) LAN
6 6 (16.67%) NX-OS
6 6 (16.67%) SSL
7 5 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (13.89%) IPsec
8 4 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (11.11%) Internet
9 3 (8.33%) DHCP
9 3 (8.33%) DNS
9 3 (8.33%) Ethernet
9 3 (8.33%) NetScaler
10 2 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (5.56%) DMVPN
10 2 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Law
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Security Engineer
3 10 (27.78%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Consultant
5 5 (13.89%) Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Data Centre Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Blue Coat Specialist
6 4 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Data Centre Consultant
6 4 (11.11%) Data Consultant
6 4 (11.11%) Network Specialist
7 3 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Network Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Network Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Security Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Cisco Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
1 9 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (19.44%) Change Management
2 7 (19.44%) ITIL
3 5 (13.89%) ITIL V3
3 5 (13.89%) Strategic Planning
3 5 (13.89%) Web Filtering
4 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.56%) Migration
5 2 (5.56%) SIEM
6 1 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.78%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.78%) Service Management
6 1 (2.78%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) CCNP
1 11 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (22.22%) CCDP
2 8 (22.22%) CCNA
3 6 (16.67%) CCSE
4 5 (13.89%) CCSA
4 5 (13.89%) CCSP
4 5 (13.89%) CISSP
5 3 (8.33%) CCDA
5 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) JNCIP
6 2 (5.56%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) HIPAA
1 5 (13.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.33%) Firmware
2 2 (5.56%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) MIMEsweeper
1 2 (5.56%) QRadar
2 1 (2.78%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 30 (83.33%) Cisco
3 24 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 14 (38.89%) Juniper
4 14 (38.89%) Palo Alto
5 13 (36.11%) F5
6 10 (27.78%) McAfee
7 8 (22.22%) Fortinet
8 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
9 5 (13.89%) Nokia
9 5 (13.89%) TippingPoint
9 5 (13.89%) Tufin
10 4 (11.11%) Citrix
10 4 (11.11%) Riverbed
11 2 (5.56%) Clearswift
11 2 (5.56%) IBM
11 2 (5.56%) Lumension
11 2 (5.56%) Trustwave
12 1 (2.78%) IronPort
12 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds