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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank - 61 71
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 0 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.80% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category - 1.66% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Average daily rate - £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - £117.50
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
351 362 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.99% 48.01% 40.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 184 161
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 35
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.13 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.31% -42.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.40 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) ProxySG
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Intel Security