The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 190 187 189
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 20 10 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.16% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 0.36% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 26
Average daily rate £425 £205 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.31% -51.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £185 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £273 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £117.50 - £25.25
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2854 2783 3309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.22% 44.66% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2010 1965 2224
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 97
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.44 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.18 £135.00 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Blue Coat
London

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 25 (78.13%) Firewall
2 24 (75.00%) Cisco
3 18 (56.25%) Juniper
3 18 (56.25%) CheckPoint
4 15 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (46.88%) F5
5 11 (34.38%) Finance
6 10 (31.25%) CCNP
6 10 (31.25%) WAN
6 10 (31.25%) Network Security
6 10 (31.25%) NetScaler
7 9 (28.13%) Citrix
7 9 (28.13%) McAfee
8 8 (25.00%) BGP
8 8 (25.00%) Wireless
8 8 (25.00%) Load Balancing
8 8 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (21.88%) Multicast
9 7 (21.88%) Aruba
9 7 (21.88%) Nortel
9 7 (21.88%) DHCP
9 7 (21.88%) DNS
10 6 (18.75%) Windows
10 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
10 6 (18.75%) LAN
10 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (18.75%) Banking
10 6 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (15.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 5 (15.63%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.13%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (78.13%) Firewall
2 10 (31.25%) WAN
2 10 (31.25%) Network Security
2 10 (31.25%) NetScaler
3 8 (25.00%) BGP
3 8 (25.00%) Wireless
3 8 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (21.88%) Multicast
4 7 (21.88%) DHCP
4 7 (21.88%) DNS
5 6 (18.75%) LAN
5 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (15.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (15.63%) SAN
7 4 (12.50%) SSL
8 3 (9.38%) OSPF
8 3 (9.38%) NetScreen
8 3 (9.38%) VoIP
9 2 (6.25%) VPN
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Banking
3 4 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 4 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Security Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Security Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Operations Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Support Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) GIS
2 1 (3.13%) Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) e-Health
2 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (15.63%) ITIL
3 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
3 3 (9.38%) Validation
3 3 (9.38%) PRINCE
4 2 (6.25%) Migration
4 2 (6.25%) Security Architecture
4 2 (6.25%) Change Control
4 2 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (6.25%) BCP
4 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.13%) Information Security
5 1 (3.13%) Network Design
5 1 (3.13%) Network Management
5 1 (3.13%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (31.25%) CCNP
3 3 (9.38%) MCSE
3 3 (9.38%) MCSA
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.25%) CCNA
4 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.13%) CCSE
5 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) CCIE
5 1 (3.13%) CISSP
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) ProxySG
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) XenApp
4 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) BladeLogic
1 1 (3.13%) WSUS
1 1 (3.13%) Netcool
1 1 (3.13%) ARCserve
1 1 (3.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Cisco
2 18 (56.25%) Juniper
2 18 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 15 (46.88%) F5
4 9 (28.13%) Citrix
4 9 (28.13%) McAfee
5 7 (21.88%) Aruba
5 7 (21.88%) Nortel
6 5 (15.63%) VMware
6 5 (15.63%) NetScout
6 5 (15.63%) TippingPoint
6 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.50%) HP
8 3 (9.38%) Dell
8 3 (9.38%) EMC
8 3 (9.38%) Nokia
9 2 (6.25%) Avaya
9 2 (6.25%) Websense
9 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
9 2 (6.25%) Infoblox
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 27 days ago