The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 3 May 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 109 127 118
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 16 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.64% 0.18% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 1.23% 0.37% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Median daily rate £450 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - -
Blue Coat
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1303 1364 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 52.08% 48.64% 49.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 696 627
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 56
Median hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £16.50 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £39.00 £27.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the Berkshire region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the Berkshire region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +3 7 £450 - 3
Bracknell - 6 - - 1
Blue Coat
South East

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 19 (67.86%) Firewall
2 18 (64.29%) CheckPoint
3 17 (60.71%) Cisco
4 14 (50.00%) ProxySG
5 12 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (39.29%) Cisco PIX
6 11 (39.29%) F5
7 9 (32.14%) CCNP
7 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (28.57%) CCSE
8 8 (28.57%) CCSA
8 8 (28.57%) FWSM
8 8 (28.57%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 8 (28.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (28.57%) DDoS Mitigation
8 8 (28.57%) FortiGate
8 8 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (25.00%) Juniper
10 6 (21.43%) DNS
10 6 (21.43%) Forcepoint
10 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
10 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
10 6 (21.43%) Network Security
10 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
11 5 (17.86%) High Availability
11 5 (17.86%) Wireshark
11 5 (17.86%) BIG-IP
11 5 (17.86%) Retail
11 5 (17.86%) Billing
11 5 (17.86%) HTTPS

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 19 (67.86%) Firewall
2 12 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (39.29%) Cisco PIX
4 8 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 8 (28.57%) FWSM
5 6 (21.43%) DNS
5 6 (21.43%) Network Security
6 5 (17.86%) BGP
6 5 (17.86%) BIG-IP
6 5 (17.86%) Broadband
6 5 (17.86%) HTTP
6 5 (17.86%) HTTPS
6 5 (17.86%) OSPF
6 5 (17.86%) RIP
6 5 (17.86%) SMTP
6 5 (17.86%) SNMP
6 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
6 5 (17.86%) VRRP
6 5 (17.86%) Wireshark
7 4 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
General
1 5 (17.86%) Billing
1 5 (17.86%) Retail
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Security Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) IP Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) IP Security Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Architect
4 5 (17.86%) Security Architect
5 4 (14.29%) Network Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Designer
6 3 (10.71%) Network Designer
7 2 (7.14%) Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Network Consultant
8 1 (3.57%) Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Network Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Network Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
1 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) DDoS Mitigation
1 8 (28.57%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 5 (17.86%) CRM
2 5 (17.86%) High Availability
3 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 3 (10.71%) Change Management
4 3 (10.71%) Network Architecture
4 3 (10.71%) Network Design
4 3 (10.71%) Network Management
5 2 (7.14%) MODAF
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
5 2 (7.14%) Process Improvement
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.57%) Change Control
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.57%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) CCNP
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (28.57%) CCSA
2 8 (28.57%) CCSE
3 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 5 (17.86%) CISSP
5 1 (3.57%) CCNA
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) FortiGate
2 3 (10.71%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (10.71%) OPNET
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) CheckPoint
2 17 (60.71%) Cisco
3 11 (39.29%) F5
4 7 (25.00%) Juniper
5 6 (21.43%) Forcepoint
6 3 (10.71%) Clearswift
6 3 (10.71%) IBM
6 3 (10.71%) Intel Security
6 3 (10.71%) Riverbed
6 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
6 3 (10.71%) Trustwave
7 2 (7.14%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.57%) Fujitsu
8 1 (3.57%) Infoblox
8 1 (3.57%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.57%) Symantec