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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 128 113 113
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 2 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.068% 0.53% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 1.07% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
Average daily rate
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£525 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £117.50 -
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
1402 1405 1069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.53% 49.58% 46.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 664 392
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 76 70
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.59 £11.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.88 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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 30 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bracknell - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Blue Coat
South East

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 6 (75.00%) Cisco
1 6 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (50.00%) Tufin
2 4 (50.00%) Infoblox
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (37.50%) FortiGate
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) OSPF
3 3 (37.50%) BGP
3 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) F5
3 3 (37.50%) Network Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
3 3 (37.50%) ProxySG
3 3 (37.50%) Network Design
4 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (25.00%) CCSE
4 2 (25.00%) CCSA
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) CISSP
4 2 (25.00%) RIP
4 2 (25.00%) SNMP
4 2 (25.00%) FWSM
4 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 6 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (37.50%) OSPF
3 3 (37.50%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) RIP
4 2 (25.00%) SNMP
4 2 (25.00%) FWSM
4 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
5 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (12.50%) 4G
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
5 1 (12.50%) IPv4
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Design Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Senior Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Senior Network Design Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Senior Design Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) IP Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design
1 3 (37.50%) Network Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) SIEM
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCSA
2 2 (25.00%) CCSE
2 2 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE
3 1 (12.50%) CCIP
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
1 6 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (50.00%) Infoblox
2 4 (50.00%) Tufin
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) F5
3 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) SevOne
4 1 (12.50%) BMC
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Aruba
4 1 (12.50%) Brocade
4 1 (12.50%) Fortinet