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 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 180 202 217
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +15
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 19 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.21% 0.064%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 0.45% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £334 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £480 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
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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
2694 3343 3370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.67% 46.12% 43.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1888 2321 2299
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 94 96
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.97 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £59.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 August 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 29 August 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 38 (79.17%) Firewall
2 33 (68.75%) Cisco
3 30 (62.50%) F5
4 28 (58.33%) Juniper
4 28 (58.33%) CheckPoint
5 21 (43.75%) Finance
6 18 (37.50%) Network Security
6 18 (37.50%) WAN
7 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (31.25%) CCNP
8 15 (31.25%) VPN
9 14 (29.17%) McAfee
10 13 (27.08%) SSL
10 13 (27.08%) Load Balancing
11 12 (25.00%) BGP
12 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
12 11 (22.92%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (20.83%) LAN
13 10 (20.83%) OSPF
13 10 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (16.67%) Sourcefire
14 8 (16.67%) Wireless
14 8 (16.67%) VLAN
14 8 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (16.67%) HSRP
15 7 (14.58%) NetScaler
15 7 (14.58%) ProxySG
15 7 (14.58%) Banking
15 7 (14.58%) NetScreen
15 7 (14.58%) Nortel

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Project
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 38 (79.17%) Firewall
2 18 (37.50%) Network Security
2 18 (37.50%) WAN
3 15 (31.25%) VPN
4 13 (27.08%) SSL
5 12 (25.00%) BGP
6 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
6 11 (22.92%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (20.83%) LAN
7 10 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (20.83%) OSPF
8 8 (16.67%) Wireless
8 8 (16.67%) VLAN
8 8 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (16.67%) HSRP
9 7 (14.58%) NetScreen
9 7 (14.58%) NetScaler
10 6 (12.50%) Multicast
10 6 (12.50%) VRRP
11 5 (10.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 21 (43.75%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Banking
3 5 (10.42%) Investment Banking
3 5 (10.42%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.08%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 22 (45.83%) Security Engineer
3 12 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (14.58%) Senior Security Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Project Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Security Specialist
7 1 (2.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.08%) Network Specialist
7 1 (2.08%) Security Consultant
7 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Systems Designer
7 1 (2.08%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Author
7 1 (2.08%) Technical Author
7 1 (2.08%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) SecurID
1 3 (6.25%) PKI
2 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.08%) PMI
2 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Windows
1 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Load Balancing
2 5 (10.42%) Business Continuity
2 5 (10.42%) BCP
2 5 (10.42%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (10.42%) Security Architecture
2 5 (10.42%) Business Continuity Planning
3 4 (8.33%) Change Control
3 4 (8.33%) Project Management
3 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.33%) Validation
3 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (4.17%) ITIL
5 2 (4.17%) Service Management
5 2 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (4.17%) Low Latency
5 2 (4.17%) Network Management
5 2 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.08%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.08%) Database Security
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (31.25%) CCNP
3 5 (10.42%) CCSE
4 4 (8.33%) JNCIS
5 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) CISSP
5 2 (4.17%) CCIE
6 1 (2.08%) CCSP
6 1 (2.08%) ISEB
6 1 (2.08%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.08%) CISA
6 1 (2.08%) CISM
6 1 (2.08%) APMP
6 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) ProxySG
2 6 (12.50%) Snort
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) BladeLogic
1 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 33 (68.75%) Cisco
2 30 (62.50%) F5
3 28 (58.33%) Juniper
3 28 (58.33%) CheckPoint
4 14 (29.17%) McAfee
5 8 (16.67%) Sourcefire
6 7 (14.58%) Nortel
7 6 (12.50%) NetScout
7 6 (12.50%) Websense
7 6 (12.50%) Aruba
7 6 (12.50%) Ciena
8 5 (10.42%) Ruckus Wireless
8 5 (10.42%) Citrix
8 5 (10.42%) Nokia
9 4 (8.33%) HP
9 4 (8.33%) ProCurve
10 3 (6.25%) Infoblox
10 3 (6.25%) TippingPoint
11 2 (4.17%) Proofpoint
11 2 (4.17%) Radware
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