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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 151 189 184
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -5
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 35 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.71% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 1.61% 0.47% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 5 9
Average daily rate
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£413 £348 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.70% +6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £253 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.29% +16.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £117.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- +147.36%
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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
2177 2575 2477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.91% 43.06% 43.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1609 1820 1776
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 60 70
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £30.83 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015, 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 55 (90.16%) CheckPoint
1 55 (90.16%) Firewall
2 46 (75.41%) Cisco
3 37 (60.66%) F5
4 29 (47.54%) Juniper
5 27 (44.26%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (44.26%) Finance
5 27 (44.26%) Network Security
6 25 (40.98%) CCNP
7 20 (32.79%) Cisco IOS
7 20 (32.79%) OSPF
7 20 (32.79%) BGP
8 19 (31.15%) DNS
9 18 (29.51%) CCSE
9 18 (29.51%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (27.87%) TCP/IP
11 16 (26.23%) VPN
11 16 (26.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 16 (26.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (24.59%) DHCP
13 14 (22.95%) NetScreen
13 14 (22.95%) ProxySG
14 13 (21.31%) VMware
14 13 (21.31%) Linux
14 13 (21.31%) SSL
14 13 (21.31%) Mentoring
14 13 (21.31%) DMVPN
15 12 (19.67%) Infoblox
15 12 (19.67%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.64%) IIS
1 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.64%) MS Project
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (90.16%) Firewall
2 27 (44.26%) Network Security
3 20 (32.79%) Cisco IOS
3 20 (32.79%) OSPF
3 20 (32.79%) BGP
4 19 (31.15%) DNS
5 18 (29.51%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (27.87%) TCP/IP
7 16 (26.23%) VPN
7 16 (26.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 16 (26.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 15 (24.59%) DHCP
9 14 (22.95%) NetScreen
10 13 (21.31%) SSL
10 13 (21.31%) DMVPN
11 12 (19.67%) BIG-IP
12 11 (18.03%) WAN
13 10 (16.39%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (14.75%) Internet
15 8 (13.11%) LAN
General
1 27 (44.26%) Finance
2 11 (18.03%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Spanish Language
4 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.92%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (37.70%) Security Engineer
1 23 (37.70%) Network Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Network Security Engineer
3 10 (16.39%) Security Specialist
3 10 (16.39%) Network Security Specialist
3 10 (16.39%) Network Specialist
4 8 (13.11%) Senior Security Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Security Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Consultant
8 4 (6.56%) Security Consultant
9 3 (4.92%) Network Consultant
10 2 (3.28%) Network Support
10 2 (3.28%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Network Security Consultant
10 2 (3.28%) Firewall Engineer
11 1 (1.64%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
11 1 (1.64%) Security Manager
11 1 (1.64%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (16.39%) Fat Client
2 10 (16.39%) Thin Client
3 8 (13.11%) PKI
4 2 (3.28%) SecurID
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) Linux
2 10 (16.39%) Windows
3 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) Mentoring
2 11 (18.03%) E-Commerce
3 10 (16.39%) Load Balancing
4 8 (13.11%) Project Management
4 8 (13.11%) Migration
5 7 (11.48%) Low Latency
5 7 (11.48%) Investment Management
6 6 (9.84%) SIEM
7 5 (8.20%) Project Planning
8 4 (6.56%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (6.56%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (6.56%) Line Management
9 3 (4.92%) Network Design
9 3 (4.92%) Change Management
9 3 (4.92%) ITIL
10 2 (3.28%) Information Assurance
10 2 (3.28%) Computer Security
10 2 (3.28%) ISMS
10 2 (3.28%) High Availability
10 2 (3.28%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) C
2 2 (3.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (44.26%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (40.98%) CCNP
3 18 (29.51%) CCSE
4 5 (8.20%) CISSP
4 5 (8.20%) CCIE
5 3 (4.92%) CCSA
6 2 (3.28%) CCSP
7 1 (1.64%) Degree
7 1 (1.64%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.64%) CISMP
7 1 (1.64%) CISM
7 1 (1.64%) CCNA
7 1 (1.64%) ISEB
7 1 (1.64%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.64%) APMP
7 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (22.95%) ProxySG
2 11 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) Snort
4 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.64%) vSphere
4 1 (1.64%) XenServer
4 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (90.16%) CheckPoint
2 46 (75.41%) Cisco
3 37 (60.66%) F5
4 29 (47.54%) Juniper
5 13 (21.31%) VMware
6 12 (19.67%) Infoblox
6 12 (19.67%) Citrix
7 11 (18.03%) Imperva
8 10 (16.39%) HP
8 10 (16.39%) Sourcefire
9 6 (9.84%) Varonis
9 6 (9.84%) LogRhythm
9 6 (9.84%) Fortinet
10 4 (6.56%) Brocade
11 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
11 3 (4.92%) TippingPoint
12 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds
12 2 (3.28%) Tufin
12 2 (3.28%) LogLogic
12 2 (3.28%) TIBCO