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 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 16 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 Buckinghamshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 82 - 80
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 6 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.49% - 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 1.16% - 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate £525 - £375
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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
519 384 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 42.68% 45.12% 49.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 193 256
Average daily rate £355 £288 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.47% -11.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £465 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 45
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £9.53 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Blue Coat
South East

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 16 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
Milton Keynes - 6 £525 -
Blue Coat
South East

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Network Management
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) SLA
3 4 (50.00%) F5
4 3 (37.50%) VoIP
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (37.50%) CCNA
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
4 3 (37.50%) Information Assurance
4 3 (37.50%) IronPort
4 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) ProxySG
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) CCNP
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (25.00%) OSPF
5 2 (25.00%) BGP
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) LDAP
6 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) MS Office

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (37.50%) VoIP
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) OSPF
4 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) LDAP
5 1 (12.50%) SMTP
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 1 (12.50%) HTTP
5 1 (12.50%) RIP
5 1 (12.50%) SNMP
5 1 (12.50%) H.323
5 1 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) Frame Relay
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (12.50%) Japanese Language
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Network Management
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
2 3 (37.50%) Information Assurance
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) B2B
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (37.50%) CCNA
1 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) CCSA
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) ProxySG
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
1 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) F5
3 3 (37.50%) IronPort
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) McAfee
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) Nokia
5 1 (12.50%) EMC
5 1 (12.50%) Brocade
5 1 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds