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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat Proxy SG
Rank 572 556 508
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -48
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 27 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.027% 0.069%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 0.29% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 17
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £334 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £390 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +9.37%
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
5111 4785 4314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.22% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2806 2381 2081
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 564 652
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £34.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

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 27 March 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 13 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 27 March 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 +1 24 £450 +28.57%
London +16 16 £450 +13.92%
South East -37 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £430 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Berkshire -9 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £420 -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Stirling - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -

ProxySG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 57 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 53 (92.98%) Firewall
3 51 (89.47%) Cisco
4 49 (85.96%) CheckPoint
5 30 (52.63%) F5
6 27 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (38.60%) Juniper
8 22 (38.60%) VPN
9 21 (36.84%) SSL
10 19 (33.33%) CCNP
10 19 (33.33%) Telecoms
11 18 (31.58%) TCP/IP
12 17 (29.82%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (29.82%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (28.07%) Wireless
14 15 (26.32%) BGP
15 14 (24.56%) OSPF
15 14 (24.56%) HP
15 14 (24.56%) WAN
15 14 (24.56%) CCSE
15 14 (24.56%) Sourcefire
15 14 (24.56%) Network Security
16 13 (22.81%) Banking
16 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
16 13 (22.81%) LAN
17 12 (21.05%) DNS
18 11 (19.30%) Finance
18 11 (19.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 10 (17.54%) NetScaler

ProxySG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (92.98%) Firewall
2 24 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
3 22 (38.60%) VPN
4 21 (36.84%) SSL
5 18 (31.58%) TCP/IP
6 17 (29.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (28.07%) Wireless
8 15 (26.32%) BGP
9 14 (24.56%) OSPF
9 14 (24.56%) WAN
9 14 (24.56%) Network Security
10 13 (22.81%) LAN
11 12 (21.05%) DNS
12 11 (19.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 10 (17.54%) NetScaler
13 10 (17.54%) Internet
14 9 (15.79%) IPsec
14 9 (15.79%) Wireshark
14 9 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (14.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) EDMS
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
General
1 19 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 13 (22.81%) Banking
3 11 (19.30%) Finance
4 5 (8.77%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.51%) Retail
6 1 (1.75%) Billing
6 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (45.61%) Network Engineer
2 17 (29.82%) Security Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Consultant
3 8 (14.04%) Network Security Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Senior Security Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Network Consultant
5 3 (5.26%) Network Team Leader
5 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Firewall Specialist
6 2 (3.51%) Data Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Network Support
6 2 (3.51%) Security Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.82%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) PKI
3 2 (3.51%) e-Health
4 1 (1.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Solaris
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) Root Cause Analysis
1 10 (17.54%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (12.28%) ITIL V3
2 7 (12.28%) ITIL
2 7 (12.28%) Network Design
2 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
2 7 (12.28%) Load Balancing
3 5 (8.77%) Project Planning
4 4 (7.02%) Network Management
4 4 (7.02%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.26%) Security Architecture
5 3 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.51%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (3.51%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 2 (3.51%) Resilience Testing
6 2 (3.51%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.51%) Supplier Management
6 2 (3.51%) Time Management
6 2 (3.51%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.02%) Python
2 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.51%) SQL
4 1 (1.75%) C
4 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (33.33%) CCNP
3 14 (24.56%) CCSE
4 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.77%) CCIE
4 5 (8.77%) CCSA
4 5 (8.77%) CCNA
5 4 (7.02%) CISSP
5 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) Degree
6 1 (1.75%) CCSP
6 1 (1.75%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
1 2 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) Snort
3 1 (1.75%) XenServer
3 1 (1.75%) vSphere
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) FortiGate
1 3 (5.26%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.75%) Nagios
2 1 (1.75%) Cacti
Vendors
1 57 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 51 (89.47%) Cisco
3 49 (85.96%) CheckPoint
4 30 (52.63%) F5
5 22 (38.60%) Juniper
6 14 (24.56%) HP
6 14 (24.56%) Sourcefire
7 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
8 9 (15.79%) Remedy
9 7 (12.28%) BMC
10 6 (10.53%) Red Hat
11 5 (8.77%) Nokia
11 5 (8.77%) SolarWinds
12 4 (7.02%) Riverbed
12 4 (7.02%) Sophos
12 4 (7.02%) Oracle
12 4 (7.02%) Citrix
12 4 (7.02%) Symantec
13 3 (5.26%) CA
13 3 (5.26%) Fortinet