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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 163 195 190
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -5
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 33 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.59% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 1.36% 0.24% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 2 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £386 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.03% +24.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £355 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £417 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -31.57%
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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
2420 2953 2584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.29% 44.41% 43.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1792 2108 1854
Average daily rate £420 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 73 79
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £12.50 £14.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.78 £30.83 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 49 (90.74%) Firewall
2 46 (85.19%) CheckPoint
3 40 (74.07%) Cisco
4 32 (59.26%) F5
5 28 (51.85%) Juniper
6 25 (46.30%) Finance
7 23 (42.59%) Network Security
8 20 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (37.04%) TCP/IP
9 19 (35.19%) VPN
9 19 (35.19%) CCNP
10 16 (29.63%) WAN
11 15 (27.78%) OSPF
11 15 (27.78%) BGP
12 14 (25.93%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (24.07%) ProxySG
13 13 (24.07%) SSL
14 12 (22.22%) Sourcefire
15 11 (20.37%) CCSE
15 11 (20.37%) DNS
15 11 (20.37%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (20.37%) Mentoring
15 11 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (18.52%) LAN
16 10 (18.52%) NetScreen
16 10 (18.52%) Banking
17 9 (16.67%) PKI
17 9 (16.67%) Internet
17 9 (16.67%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.85%) MS Project
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (90.74%) Firewall
2 23 (42.59%) Network Security
3 20 (37.04%) TCP/IP
4 19 (35.19%) VPN
5 16 (29.63%) WAN
6 15 (27.78%) OSPF
6 15 (27.78%) BGP
7 14 (25.93%) Cisco IOS
8 13 (24.07%) SSL
9 11 (20.37%) DNS
9 11 (20.37%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (18.52%) LAN
10 10 (18.52%) NetScreen
11 9 (16.67%) Internet
11 9 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 8 (14.81%) HSRP
12 8 (14.81%) VLAN
13 6 (11.11%) IPsec
General
1 25 (46.30%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Spanish Language
4 4 (7.41%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (48.15%) Security Engineer
2 25 (46.30%) Network Engineer
3 16 (29.63%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Security Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Security Consultant
7 5 (9.26%) Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Network Security Specialist
8 3 (5.56%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Network Specialist
8 3 (5.56%) Security Specialist
8 3 (5.56%) Network Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Network Support
9 2 (3.70%) Firewall Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Designer
10 1 (1.85%) Operations Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.67%) PKI
3 3 (5.56%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.56%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.70%) SecurID
5 1 (1.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) Mentoring
2 8 (14.81%) Migration
3 7 (12.96%) Load Balancing
3 7 (12.96%) Investment Management
3 7 (12.96%) Project Management
4 6 (11.11%) SIEM
5 5 (9.26%) Project Planning
6 4 (7.41%) Change Management
6 4 (7.41%) Low Latency
6 4 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (5.56%) Information Assurance
7 3 (5.56%) Network Architecture
7 3 (5.56%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.56%) ITIL
7 3 (5.56%) Network Design
8 2 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) C
2 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (35.19%) CCNP
3 11 (20.37%) CCSE
4 4 (7.41%) CISSP
5 3 (5.56%) CCSA
5 3 (5.56%) JNCIS
6 2 (3.70%) CCIE
6 2 (3.70%) CCSP
7 1 (1.85%) ISEB
7 1 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.85%) Degree
7 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.85%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) ProxySG
2 4 (7.41%) Snort
3 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.85%) vSphere
4 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 46 (85.19%) CheckPoint
2 40 (74.07%) Cisco
3 32 (59.26%) F5
4 28 (51.85%) Juniper
5 12 (22.22%) Sourcefire
6 7 (12.96%) HP
7 6 (11.11%) Varonis
7 6 (11.11%) LogRhythm
8 5 (9.26%) Citrix
9 4 (7.41%) Brocade
9 4 (7.41%) TippingPoint
9 4 (7.41%) VMware
9 4 (7.41%) Infoblox
10 3 (5.56%) Imperva
10 3 (5.56%) Nokia
10 3 (5.56%) Fortinet
10 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
11 2 (3.70%) TIBCO
11 2 (3.70%) Bloomberg
11 2 (3.70%) McAfee