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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 54 71 66
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.47% 0.099% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 1.08% 0.25% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £438 £410 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.70% -18.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year
+161.90% -
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
278 395 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.71% 39.23% 49.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 249 185
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £232 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 24
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £34.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 2 £438 -
Macclesfield - 1 £375 -
Blue Coat
North West

Blue Coat
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco