The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 70 - 62
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.21% - 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% - 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £403 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.83% +23.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Vendors Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
387 221 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 41.39% 35.30% 40.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 139 170
Average daily rate £380 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £170 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 26
Average hourly rate £16.75 £13.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.07% -50.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £31.56 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (100.00%) CA
1 2 (100.00%) Nokia
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (100.00%) IronPort
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (100.00%) FWSM
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (100.00%) FWSM
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Network Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Network Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
2 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) CA
1 2 (100.00%) Nokia
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) IronPort
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds