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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 74 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.30% 0.49% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.66% 1.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £333 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
- +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 -
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
457 356 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 45.88% 43.90% 51.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 160 171
Average daily rate £475 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £160 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 26
Average hourly rate £16.84 £28.25 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.38% +43.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
Warrington - 3 £500 -
Blue Coat
North West

Blue Coat
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 8 (100.00%) PMP
1 8 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Juniper
1 8 (100.00%) Nokia
1 8 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 8 (100.00%) McAfee
1 8 (100.00%) Project Management
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
1 8 (100.00%) Information Security
1 8 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) Business Development
1 8 (100.00%) Degree
1 8 (100.00%) TippingPoint
1 8 (100.00%) F5
1 8 (100.00%) ArcSight
1 8 (100.00%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (12.50%) HP

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 8 (100.00%) Firewall
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Information Security Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Security Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Information Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Information Security Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Security Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Project Management
1 8 (100.00%) Information Security
1 8 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 8 (100.00%) Business Development
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 8 (100.00%) PMP
1 8 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Juniper
1 8 (100.00%) Nokia
1 8 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 8 (100.00%) McAfee
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) TippingPoint
1 8 (100.00%) F5
1 8 (100.00%) ArcSight
1 8 (100.00%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (12.50%) HP