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 Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 18 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 Bristol 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 69 57 67
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.11% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.34% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £330 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £117.50 - £25.25
Vendors Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
381 290 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 40.66% 45.38% 32.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 169 196
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £210 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £491 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 29
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -17.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Blue Coat
South West

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the Bristol region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Blue Coat
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Nokia
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) IronPort
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
1 1 (100.00%) FWSM

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) FWSM
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Network Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Nokia
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) IronPort