The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 77 71 67
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 7 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.56% 0.81% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 1.27% 1.90% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £431 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
- +12.78%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Vendors Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
550 422 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 43.96% 42.50% 48.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 198 214
Average daily rate £335 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £158 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 52 41
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.55 £8.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -5.10%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the Buckinghamshire region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 October 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
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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
Milton Keynes -10 6 £318 -29.44%
Blue Coat
South East

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 16 (100.00%) Cisco
1 16 (100.00%) F5
2 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
3 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
3 9 (56.25%) LAN
3 9 (56.25%) WAN
3 9 (56.25%) Juniper
3 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 9 (56.25%) Firewall
4 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (50.00%) CCNP
5 7 (43.75%) DV Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) Network Management
6 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (37.50%) Information Assurance
6 6 (37.50%) Performance Management
6 6 (37.50%) CCSE
6 6 (37.50%) Citrix
6 6 (37.50%) Nokia
6 6 (37.50%) TACACS
6 6 (37.50%) CCSA
7 5 (31.25%) SLA
8 4 (25.00%) Fault Management
8 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
8 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 4 (25.00%) ITIL
8 4 (25.00%) CCNA
8 4 (25.00%) Change Management
9 3 (18.75%) VRRP
9 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 9 (56.25%) LAN
1 9 (56.25%) WAN
1 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) TACACS
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (18.75%) HSRP
3 3 (18.75%) VLAN
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (18.75%) VRRP
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 3 (18.75%) VPN
3 3 (18.75%) OSPF
3 3 (18.75%) BGP
4 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Network Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Network Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Security Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
5 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Network Management
2 6 (37.50%) Performance Management
2 6 (37.50%) Information Assurance
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) Change Management
3 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (25.00%) Fault Management
3 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) CCNP
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (43.75%) DV Cleared
5 6 (37.50%) CCSA
5 6 (37.50%) CCSE
6 4 (25.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Snort
2 2 (12.50%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
1 16 (100.00%) F5
2 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
2 9 (56.25%) Juniper
3 6 (37.50%) Nokia
3 6 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Computacenter
4 3 (18.75%) Sourcefire
5 1 (6.25%) HP