The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 30 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
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 262 264
Rank change year-on-year +21 +2  
Contract jobs citing ProxySG 7 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.088% 0.053% 0.020%
As % of the System Software category 0.73% 0.38% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
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 South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 955 1299 1252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.06% 13.81% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 808 641
Median daily rate £375 £365 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 103 129
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £40.00
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 South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ProxySG in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for ProxySG in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ProxySG in the South East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ProxySG in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ProxySG in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ProxySG within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +23 3 £300 -
Hampshire - 2 £213 -
Kent - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 30 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 South East region with a requirement for ProxySG.

1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (75.00%) VPN
3 9 (75.00%) WAN
4 6 (50.00%) LAN
5 5 (41.67%) Firewall
5 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
5 5 (41.67%) Palo Alto
6 4 (33.33%) Degree
6 4 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (33.33%) CCNP
6 4 (33.33%) CCNA
6 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
7 3 (25.00%) OPNET
7 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (25.00%) Change Management
7 3 (25.00%) Wireless
7 3 (25.00%) Project Management
7 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (25.00%) Citrix
7 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (25.00%) Network Management
7 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
7 3 (25.00%) Lumension
7 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (75.00%) VPN
2 9 (75.00%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) LAN
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) BGP
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
6 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (16.67%) IPsec
6 2 (16.67%) Skype
7 1 (8.33%) HTTP
7 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Network Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (25.00%) Blue Coat Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) CMDB
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (25.00%) Network Management
2 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CCNA
1 4 (33.33%) CCNP
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 5 (41.67%) Palo Alto
3 3 (25.00%) Arista
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) Lumension
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Riverbed
3 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (16.67%) F5
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper