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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 29 April 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 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 150 188 195
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +7
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 7 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.22% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.53% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 13
Average daily rate £500 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £361 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £180.00
Blue Coat
London

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
1390 2279 2749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.82% 41.68% 44.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1067 1670 1933
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 49 49
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -20.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 7 (53.85%) Network Security
2 7 (53.85%) F5
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (46.15%) Juniper
4 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
4 5 (38.46%) WAN
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Fortinet
6 3 (23.08%) Banking
6 3 (23.08%) OSPF
6 3 (23.08%) BGP
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
6 3 (23.08%) Internet
6 3 (23.08%) CCNP
6 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) HP
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) DNS
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 2 (15.38%) Unix
7 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 2 (15.38%) DHCP
7 2 (15.38%) Identity Management
7 2 (15.38%) Symantec

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) JBoss
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Firewall
1 7 (53.85%) Network Security
2 5 (38.46%) WAN
3 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (30.77%) LAN
4 3 (23.08%) BGP
4 3 (23.08%) Internet
4 3 (23.08%) OSPF
5 2 (15.38%) BIG-IP
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (15.38%) DHCP
5 2 (15.38%) DNS
5 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (15.38%) HSRP
5 2 (15.38%) Wireless
6 1 (7.69%) Junos
6 1 (7.69%) Multicast
6 1 (7.69%) NAS
6 1 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Security Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Security Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
1 2 (15.38%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (15.38%) Identity Management
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
1 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
1 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
2 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (7.69%) Line Management
2 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) Network Packet Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (7.69%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (7.69%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCNP
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) CCSE
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (7.69%) CCIE
4 1 (7.69%) JNCIP
4 1 (7.69%) JNCIS
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) ProxySG
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Snort
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (7.69%) BladeLogic
2 1 (7.69%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (7.69%) Control-M
2 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (7.69%) Proventia
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) F5
3 6 (46.15%) Juniper
4 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
5 3 (23.08%) Fortinet
5 3 (23.08%) HP
6 2 (15.38%) Avaya
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 2 (15.38%) Symantec
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
7 1 (7.69%) Axway
7 1 (7.69%) BEA
7 1 (7.69%) CA
7 1 (7.69%) Citrix
7 1 (7.69%) Forcepoint
7 1 (7.69%) Nokia
7 1 (7.69%) ProCurve
7 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
7 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds