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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 117 108 99
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 6 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.58% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 1.21% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 6
Average daily rate
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£488 £400 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.93% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £345 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £505 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £336
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +15.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.78%
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
1263 1235 1061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.11% 47.41% 49.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 604 418
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 61 70
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.98 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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
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 26 January 2015. 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 +11 4 £451 -
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Blue Coat
South East

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 13 (72.22%) CheckPoint
1 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco
3 9 (50.00%) F5
4 8 (44.44%) ProxySG
5 7 (38.89%) Juniper
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (33.33%) Network Security
7 5 (27.78%) Citrix
8 4 (22.22%) Nokia
8 4 (22.22%) OSPF
8 4 (22.22%) BGP
8 4 (22.22%) DNS
8 4 (22.22%) Finance
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (22.22%) Infoblox
8 4 (22.22%) Wireshark
8 4 (22.22%) Tufin
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (22.22%) FortiGate
9 3 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (16.67%) FWSM
9 3 (16.67%) Network Architecture
9 3 (16.67%) BIG-IP
9 3 (16.67%) Fortinet
9 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
9 3 (16.67%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 3 (16.67%) Change Management
9 3 (16.67%) Financial Institution

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (33.33%) Network Security
4 4 (22.22%) Wireshark
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (22.22%) DNS
4 4 (22.22%) OSPF
4 4 (22.22%) BGP
5 3 (16.67%) RIP
5 3 (16.67%) SNMP
5 3 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (16.67%) FWSM
5 3 (16.67%) BIG-IP
6 2 (11.11%) 3G
6 2 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (11.11%) NetScaler
6 2 (11.11%) 4G
6 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.11%) Broadband
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Financial Institution
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.11%) Back Office
3 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (11.11%) Billing
3 2 (11.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Security Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Design Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Senior Network Design Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) IP Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Senior Design Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
6 2 (11.11%) IT Consultant
6 2 (11.11%) Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) CMDB
1 1 (5.56%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Change Management
1 3 (16.67%) Network Design
1 3 (16.67%) Network Architecture
1 3 (16.67%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
2 2 (11.11%) Information Security
2 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.11%) CRM
2 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Network Management
3 1 (5.56%) SIEM
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Business Development
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CCNP
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) CCSA
2 2 (11.11%) CCIE
2 2 (11.11%) CISSP
3 1 (5.56%) CCIP
3 1 (5.56%) CCSE
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) CheckPoint
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco
3 9 (50.00%) F5
4 7 (38.89%) Juniper
5 5 (27.78%) Citrix
6 4 (22.22%) Nokia
6 4 (22.22%) Infoblox
6 4 (22.22%) Tufin
7 3 (16.67%) Fortinet
7 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
8 2 (11.11%) Websense
9 1 (5.56%) Sourcefire
9 1 (5.56%) Brocade
9 1 (5.56%) BMC
9 1 (5.56%) HP
9 1 (5.56%) Aruba
9 1 (5.56%) ArcSight
9 1 (5.56%) SevOne