The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for ProxySG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ProxySG over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Blue Coat Proxy SG
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 184
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - - 0.14%
As % of the System Software category - - 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Median daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £210 £500
% change year-on-year +114.28% -58.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

ProxySG is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 326 332 476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.61% 9.81% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 258 348
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £297 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 23
Median hourly rate £22.04 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.01% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £12.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £19.20 £24.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing ProxySG as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for ProxySG in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ProxySG in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for ProxySG in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ProxySG in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ProxySG in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ProxySG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for ProxySG.

1 5 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Wireless
3 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) Riverbed
3 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (60.00%) CMDB
3 3 (60.00%) OPNET
3 3 (60.00%) Network Management
3 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 3 (60.00%) Arista
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) Internet
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) HTTP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) CMDB
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (60.00%) Network Management
1 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Arista
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (60.00%) Riverbed
3 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (20.00%) Lumension
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft