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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
South East / Berkshire
Rank 98 103 131
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +28
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 9 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.45% 0.69% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.92% 1.34% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
Median daily rate £333 - £488
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £458
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 - £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
- -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+83.33% -

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
983 1271 1403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.35% 51.40% 49.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 644 682
Median daily rate £400 £380 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -4.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 59 43
Median hourly rate £14.85 £15.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.15 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +20.00%

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 27 February 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
Bracknell -3 4 £300 -
Reading +13 3 £413 - 1
Slough - 1 £315 -
Blue Coat
South East

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 9 (81.82%) Cisco
2 8 (72.73%) WAN
2 8 (72.73%) VPN
3 7 (63.64%) ProxySG
3 7 (63.64%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (45.45%) WAN Optimisation
4 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
4 5 (45.45%) Firewall
4 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
5 4 (36.36%) Change Management
5 4 (36.36%) Project Management
5 4 (36.36%) LAN
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (36.36%) CCNP
5 4 (36.36%) CCNA
5 4 (36.36%) Degree
5 4 (36.36%) Riverbed
6 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
6 3 (27.27%) Network Management
6 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
6 3 (27.27%) CMDB
6 3 (27.27%) Arista
6 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
6 3 (27.27%) Palo Alto
6 3 (27.27%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (27.27%) NetScaler
6 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (27.27%) Citrix
6 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery

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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) VPN
1 8 (72.73%) WAN
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (45.45%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) LAN
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (27.27%) NetScaler
5 3 (27.27%) Wireless
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (9.09%) HTTP
6 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
6 1 (9.09%) Network Security
6 1 (9.09%) SSL
General
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Network Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Blue Coat Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Security Project Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) CMDB
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Solaris
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) WAN Optimisation
2 4 (36.36%) Change Management
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
3 3 (27.27%) Network Management
3 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security
5 1 (9.09%) Network Design
5 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CCNA
1 4 (36.36%) CCNP
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) CISA
2 1 (9.09%) CISM
2 1 (9.09%) CISSP
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) OPNET
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 4 (36.36%) Riverbed
4 3 (27.27%) Arista
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) Palo Alto
4 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
5 2 (18.18%) Lancope
6 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
6 1 (9.09%) Infovista
6 1 (9.09%) Juniper
6 1 (9.09%) Sourcefire