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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 24 October 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.

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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 111 106 116
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 12 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.48% 1.07% 0.85%
As % of the Vendors category 1.02% 2.15% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 9
Average daily rate
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£413 £361 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% +11.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £241 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £394 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +21.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
- +12.78%
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
1172 1304 1483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 46.81% 49.81% 50.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 576 507
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 55 58
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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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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
Reading +8 6 £450 +125.00% 3
Newbury - 2 £300 -
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South East

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Blue Coat 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 Blue Coat.

1 20 (86.96%) Firewall
2 19 (82.61%) CheckPoint
3 15 (65.22%) Network Security
3 15 (65.22%) F5
4 14 (60.87%) Juniper
4 14 (60.87%) Cisco
5 10 (43.48%) ProxySG
6 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (39.13%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (39.13%) Cisco PIX
7 8 (34.78%) CISSP
7 8 (34.78%) OSPF
8 7 (30.43%) CCIE
8 7 (30.43%) SNMP
8 7 (30.43%) BIG-IP
8 7 (30.43%) FortiGate
9 6 (26.09%) CCNP
9 6 (26.09%) Nokia
10 5 (21.74%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (21.74%) DNS
10 5 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (17.39%) NetScaler
11 4 (17.39%) Network Management
11 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
11 4 (17.39%) SSL
11 4 (17.39%) VoIP
11 4 (17.39%) Apache
11 4 (17.39%) Citrix
11 4 (17.39%) BGP
11 4 (17.39%) Telecoms

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Blue Coat 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 Blue Coat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) Firewall
2 15 (65.22%) Network Security
3 9 (39.13%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (39.13%) Cisco PIX
4 8 (34.78%) OSPF
5 7 (30.43%) BIG-IP
5 7 (30.43%) SNMP
6 5 (21.74%) DNS
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (17.39%) SSL
7 4 (17.39%) VoIP
7 4 (17.39%) NetScaler
7 4 (17.39%) BGP
8 3 (13.04%) FWSM
8 3 (13.04%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (13.04%) WAN
8 3 (13.04%) SMTP
8 3 (13.04%) DHCP
8 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
8 3 (13.04%) Broadband
General
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Billing
2 3 (13.04%) Back Office
3 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
3 2 (8.70%) German Language
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Network Engineer
1 11 (47.83%) Security Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Consultant
3 6 (26.09%) IP Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Security Consultant
5 4 (17.39%) Network Consultant
6 3 (13.04%) Design Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) IP Network Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) Security Designer
7 2 (8.70%) Network Design Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Designer
7 2 (8.70%) IT Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) SecurID
1 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Information Security
1 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
1 4 (17.39%) Network Management
2 3 (13.04%) CRM
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Network Design
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 1 (4.35%) SIEM
4 1 (4.35%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (4.35%) eTOM
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Business Development
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (34.78%) CISSP
3 7 (30.43%) CCIE
4 6 (26.09%) CCNP
5 5 (21.74%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (13.04%) CCSA
6 3 (13.04%) CCSP
7 2 (8.70%) CCSE
8 1 (4.35%) Degree
8 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
8 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
8 1 (4.35%) CCIP
8 1 (4.35%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) CheckPoint
2 15 (65.22%) F5
3 14 (60.87%) Cisco
3 14 (60.87%) Juniper
4 6 (26.09%) Nokia
5 4 (17.39%) Citrix
6 3 (13.04%) Fortinet
7 2 (8.70%) Websense
8 1 (4.35%) Sourcefire
8 1 (4.35%) Tufin
8 1 (4.35%) BMC
8 1 (4.35%) ArcSight
8 1 (4.35%) AlgoSec
8 1 (4.35%) SevOne