The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Berkshire region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 117 112 121
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 12 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.44% 0.24% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 0.87% 0.50% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate £325 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £339 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.08% -9.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £180.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 - £27.00
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1374 1209 1647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.44% 48.65% 53.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 455 565
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 71 60
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +69.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.98 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.23 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Blue Coat
South East

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -8 5 £300 -11.43% 1
Bracknell - 4 - -
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
Blue Coat
South East

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (81.48%) CheckPoint
2 21 (77.78%) Cisco
3 19 (70.37%) Firewall
4 14 (51.85%) WAN
5 13 (48.15%) LAN
6 12 (44.44%) VPN
7 11 (40.74%) DNS
7 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
8 10 (37.04%) SAN
8 10 (37.04%) MPLS
8 10 (37.04%) LDAP
8 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
8 10 (37.04%) Network Security
9 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (33.33%) Windows
9 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 9 (33.33%) SMTP
9 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (29.63%) Juniper
10 8 (29.63%) Symantec
10 8 (29.63%) HP
10 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
10 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
10 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
10 8 (29.63%) SCCM
10 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (29.63%) WSUS
10 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (29.63%) NetBackup
10 8 (29.63%) VMware

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
1 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2007
1 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (18.52%) MS Office
3 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) Firewall
2 14 (51.85%) WAN
3 13 (48.15%) LAN
4 12 (44.44%) VPN
5 11 (40.74%) DNS
6 10 (37.04%) SAN
6 10 (37.04%) LDAP
6 10 (37.04%) MPLS
6 10 (37.04%) Network Security
7 9 (33.33%) SMTP
8 7 (25.93%) HTTP
8 7 (25.93%) Internet
9 6 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (14.81%) OSPF
10 4 (14.81%) BGP
11 3 (11.11%) Ethernet
11 3 (11.11%) SNMP
11 3 (11.11%) SSL
11 3 (11.11%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
2 5 (18.52%) Japanese Language
3 4 (14.81%) French Language
3 4 (14.81%) German Language
3 4 (14.81%) Italian Language
4 2 (7.41%) Back Office
4 2 (7.41%) Finance
5 1 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (3.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Team Leader
2 5 (18.52%) Security Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Operations Team Leader
3 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
3 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Team Leader
4 3 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Operations Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Network Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Project Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Service Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Data Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Data Centre Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Data Centre Operations Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Data Centre Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) SOAP
1 1 (3.70%) XML
1 1 (3.70%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
1 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) CentOS
4 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Problem Management
2 6 (22.22%) Network Design
3 5 (18.52%) Project Management
4 4 (14.81%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) Information Security
5 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) Security Management
6 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.41%) Service Management
6 2 (7.41%) Operations Management
6 2 (7.41%) Network Management
6 2 (7.41%) Change Control
7 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) CRM
7 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) CCSA
2 4 (14.81%) CCSE
2 4 (14.81%) CISSP
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.81%) CISA
3 3 (11.11%) CCNA
4 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) CCDA
5 1 (3.70%) CCDP
5 1 (3.70%) CCIE
5 1 (3.70%) CCSP
5 1 (3.70%) CCNP
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (25.93%) vSphere
4 4 (14.81%) ProxySG
5 1 (3.70%) Squid
5 1 (3.70%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.70%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (3.70%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) NetBackup
1 8 (29.63%) WSUS
1 8 (29.63%) SCCM
2 7 (25.93%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) CheckPoint
2 21 (77.78%) Cisco
3 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (29.63%) HP
4 8 (29.63%) Symantec
4 8 (29.63%) VMware
4 8 (29.63%) Juniper
4 8 (29.63%) F5
5 7 (25.93%) Brocade
6 6 (22.22%) Nokia
6 6 (22.22%) McAfee
7 3 (11.11%) Websense
7 3 (11.11%) Citrix
8 2 (7.41%) EMC
8 2 (7.41%) Riverbed
8 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.41%) Infoblox
9 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL
9 1 (3.70%) Barracuda Networks