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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat Proxy SG
Rank 561 571 534
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -37
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 61 13 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.025% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 1.12% 0.26% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 7 26
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£413 £360 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £234 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £505 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £248 £348
% change year-on-year
+61.61% -28.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.50

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
5450 5071 4861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 9.59% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3033 2678 2361
Average daily rate £338 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 665 549 582
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.65 £32.25 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 15 September 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 22 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 15 September 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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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 +50 60 £400 +11.11% 4
London +13 17 £438 +19.86% 2
South East -8 12 £400 +77.77% 1
South West - 12 £400 -
Wiltshire - 8 £465 -
Berkshire +9 5 £450 -
Swindon - 5 £465 -
Reading +10 3 £450 -
Birmingham - 2 £320 -
West Midlands - 2 £320 -
Scotland - 1 £519 -
Maidstone - 1 £400 - 1
North West - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Chester - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Wales - - - -

ProxySG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 95 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 90 (94.74%) Firewall
3 67 (70.53%) Cisco
3 67 (70.53%) CheckPoint
4 44 (46.32%) F5
5 39 (41.05%) Juniper
6 35 (36.84%) Network Security
7 31 (32.63%) Load Balancing
7 31 (32.63%) SSL
8 30 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (28.42%) Finance
9 27 (28.42%) VPN
10 25 (26.32%) CCNP
10 25 (26.32%) ITIL
11 24 (25.26%) WAN
11 24 (25.26%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (23.16%) Cisco ASA
12 22 (23.16%) Nokia
13 20 (21.05%) LAN
14 19 (20.00%) Citrix
14 19 (20.00%) NetScaler
15 16 (16.84%) McAfee
15 16 (16.84%) Wireless
15 16 (16.84%) Sourcefire
16 15 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 15 (15.79%) Change Control
16 15 (15.79%) IronPort
17 14 (14.74%) Cisco PIX
17 14 (14.74%) VMware
17 14 (14.74%) BGP

ProxySG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 2 (2.11%) IIS
2 1 (1.05%) Apache
2 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (1.05%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 90 (94.74%) Firewall
2 35 (36.84%) Network Security
3 31 (32.63%) SSL
4 27 (28.42%) VPN
5 24 (25.26%) WAN
5 24 (25.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 22 (23.16%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (21.05%) LAN
8 19 (20.00%) NetScaler
9 16 (16.84%) Wireless
10 15 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 14 (14.74%) Cisco PIX
11 14 (14.74%) TCP/IP
11 14 (14.74%) BGP
12 13 (13.68%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (12.63%) NAS
13 12 (12.63%) Nortel Contivity
13 12 (12.63%) SAN
14 11 (11.58%) VLAN
14 11 (11.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
General
1 27 (28.42%) Finance
2 10 (10.53%) Banking
3 7 (7.37%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.16%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.11%) German Language
6 1 (1.05%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.05%) Back Office
6 1 (1.05%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (44.21%) Network Engineer
2 29 (30.53%) Security Engineer
3 21 (22.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (15.79%) Senior Security Engineer
5 11 (11.58%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (9.47%) Consultant
6 9 (9.47%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) Architect
8 6 (6.32%) Designer
9 5 (5.26%) Team Leader
9 5 (5.26%) Security Architect
9 5 (5.26%) Network Team Leader
9 5 (5.26%) Security Designer
10 4 (4.21%) Network Design Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Technical Manager
10 4 (4.21%) Implementation Manager
10 4 (4.21%) Design Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Network Designer
10 4 (4.21%) Technical Implementation Manager
11 3 (3.16%) Network Operations Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.47%) PKI
3 2 (2.11%) Web 2.0
3 2 (2.11%) Open Source
4 1 (1.05%) iPad
4 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.05%) Wiki
4 1 (1.05%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.26%) Linux
2 4 (4.21%) Windows
3 2 (2.11%) MVS
4 1 (1.05%) Android
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.63%) Load Balancing
2 25 (26.32%) ITIL
3 15 (15.79%) Change Control
4 6 (6.32%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (6.32%) Mentoring
4 6 (6.32%) Problem Management
5 5 (5.26%) Migration
5 5 (5.26%) Project Management
5 5 (5.26%) Project Planning
6 4 (4.21%) Security Architecture
6 4 (4.21%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (3.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.16%) ITSM
8 2 (2.11%) Network Design
8 2 (2.11%) Change Management
8 2 (2.11%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.11%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.11%) Fault Management
9 1 (1.05%) Security Testing
9 1 (1.05%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.11%) SQL
2 1 (1.05%) VB
2 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (26.32%) CCNP
3 13 (13.68%) CCNA
3 13 (13.68%) CCIE
4 12 (12.63%) Security Cleared
5 11 (11.58%) SC Cleared
6 10 (10.53%) Degree
7 5 (5.26%) CCSE
8 3 (3.16%) CISSP
9 2 (2.11%) CCSP
9 2 (2.11%) CCSA
10 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.05%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.05%) CISA
10 1 (1.05%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (4.21%) SLA
3 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.05%) QA
4 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.05%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (12.63%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (5.26%) Snort
3 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.05%) Squid
4 1 (1.05%) Sendmail
4 1 (1.05%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.11%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.05%) XenMobile
2 1 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 95 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 67 (70.53%) Cisco
2 67 (70.53%) CheckPoint
3 44 (46.32%) F5
4 39 (41.05%) Juniper
5 22 (23.16%) Nokia
6 19 (20.00%) Citrix
7 16 (16.84%) McAfee
7 16 (16.84%) Sourcefire
8 15 (15.79%) IronPort
9 14 (14.74%) Nortel
9 14 (14.74%) VMware
10 11 (11.58%) HP
11 6 (6.32%) BT
12 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
13 4 (4.21%) Websense
13 4 (4.21%) Crossbeam
14 3 (3.16%) 3Com
14 3 (3.16%) Avaya
15 2 (2.11%) SonicWALL
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