The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
London / City of London
Rank 149 142 154
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 4 8 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.25% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.64% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 32
Median daily rate £413 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £413 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £510 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1225 1252 2211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 41.54% 39.89% 43.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 933 1628
Median daily rate £450 £430 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 41
Median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +17.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £30.00 £28.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the City of London region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
3 8 (57.14%) Finance
4 7 (50.00%) WAN
4 7 (50.00%) F5
4 7 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (42.86%) Citrix
5 6 (42.86%) Wireless
5 6 (42.86%) Project Management
5 6 (42.86%) Palo Alto
6 5 (35.71%) Aruba
6 5 (35.71%) ProxySG
6 5 (35.71%) BIG-IP
6 5 (35.71%) Riverbed
6 5 (35.71%) SolarWinds
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (28.57%) Network Security
7 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (28.57%) OSPF
7 4 (28.57%) BGP
7 4 (28.57%) Change Management
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (28.57%) CCNP
7 4 (28.57%) VPN
7 4 (28.57%) DNS

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) JBoss
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) WAN
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (42.86%) Wireless
4 5 (35.71%) BIG-IP
5 4 (28.57%) BGP
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (28.57%) DNS
5 4 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (28.57%) LAN
5 4 (28.57%) Network Security
5 4 (28.57%) OSPF
5 4 (28.57%) VPN
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) HSRP
6 3 (21.43%) MPLS
6 3 (21.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Network Engineer
2 7 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Security Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Security Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) IT Security Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Security Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) CMDB
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
3 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Streaming Media
3 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Solaris
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) High Availability
3 3 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
3 3 (21.43%) Network Management
3 3 (21.43%) Process Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) RUP
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.14%) Validation
5 1 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CCNP
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) ProxySG
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) BitLocker
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) OPNET
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) BladeLogic
3 1 (7.14%) Control-M
3 1 (7.14%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) F5
3 6 (42.86%) Citrix
3 6 (42.86%) Palo Alto
4 5 (35.71%) Aruba
4 5 (35.71%) Riverbed
4 5 (35.71%) SolarWinds
5 3 (21.43%) Arista
5 3 (21.43%) FireEye
5 3 (21.43%) Juniper
5 3 (21.43%) Meraki
5 3 (21.43%) NetScout
5 3 (21.43%) TippingPoint
5 3 (21.43%) Tufin
6 2 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 1 (7.14%) Nokia
7 1 (7.14%) Radianz
7 1 (7.14%) Symantec