The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank - - 66
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category - - 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.53 -
% change year-on-year
-18.69% -
Blue Coat
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
348 392 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.72% 33.68% 43.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 252 158
Median daily rate £411 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.74% +0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 30
Median hourly rate £13.25 £17.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +0.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.23 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £25.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire