The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 40 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.30% 0.31% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 0.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
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%
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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 Cambridge region.

Vendors Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
157 139 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 47.15% 42.64% 50.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 76 93
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £488 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 31
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% +14.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £11.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £50.75 £36.60
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 Cambridge

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Blue Coat
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) ProxySG
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds