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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 78 76 68
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.77% 0.38% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 1.68% 0.92% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £431 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -31.57%
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
596 437 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 45.81% 41.78% 47.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 209 147
Average daily rate £350 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 58 47
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.26 £9.00 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £28.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 22 December 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 -6 9 £375 -13.04%
Blue Coat
South East

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 12 (100.00%) LAN
1 12 (100.00%) WAN
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (91.67%) Firewall
3 10 (83.33%) Juniper
3 10 (83.33%) CheckPoint
3 10 (83.33%) TACACS
3 10 (83.33%) F5
4 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (66.67%) Citrix
5 8 (66.67%) Nokia
5 8 (66.67%) CCSA
5 8 (66.67%) CCSE
5 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 8 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (58.33%) SLA
6 7 (58.33%) CCNP
7 6 (50.00%) ITIL
7 6 (50.00%) Change Management
7 6 (50.00%) Incident Management
7 6 (50.00%) Fault Management
7 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (50.00%) Mentoring
8 5 (41.67%) Computacenter
9 4 (33.33%) OSPF
9 4 (33.33%) BGP
10 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
11 2 (16.67%) CSS
11 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 2 (16.67%) VPN

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 12 (100.00%) LAN
1 12 (100.00%) WAN
2 11 (91.67%) Firewall
3 10 (83.33%) TACACS
4 8 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (33.33%) OSPF
5 4 (33.33%) BGP
6 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
6 2 (16.67%) VRRP
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) VPN
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (16.67%) HSRP
6 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (16.67%) VLAN
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
1 7 (58.33%) Network Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Design Authority
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
1 6 (50.00%) Change Management
1 6 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 6 (50.00%) Fault Management
1 6 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (16.67%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (66.67%) CCSA
2 8 (66.67%) CCSE
2 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (58.33%) CCNP
4 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) CCIE
7 1 (8.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) SLA
2 2 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Snort
2 1 (8.33%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) Juniper
2 10 (83.33%) CheckPoint
2 10 (83.33%) F5
3 8 (66.67%) Nokia
3 8 (66.67%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) Computacenter
5 2 (16.67%) Sourcefire