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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 144 161 196
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +35
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 6 38 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.74% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 1.68% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 32 4
Average daily rate £475 £413 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £376 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £525 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - £117.50
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
1248 2260 2508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.62% 43.99% 42.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 1665 1748
Average daily rate £430 £422 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.89% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 46 56
Average hourly rate £21.62 £20.45 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.18 £14.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.40 £31.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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
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 8 February 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 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) F5
3 11 (73.33%) Network Security
3 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
3 11 (73.33%) Firewall
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (46.67%) Juniper
5 7 (46.67%) OSPF
5 7 (46.67%) BGP
5 7 (46.67%) WAN
5 7 (46.67%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (40.00%) CCSE
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (40.00%) LAN
6 6 (40.00%) CCNP
6 6 (40.00%) Finance
7 5 (33.33%) VPN
7 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (26.67%) Infoblox
8 4 (26.67%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (26.67%) HSRP
8 4 (26.67%) NX-OS
8 4 (26.67%) Proventia
8 4 (26.67%) Linux
8 4 (26.67%) VRRP
8 4 (26.67%) Sourcefire
8 4 (26.67%) Snort
8 4 (26.67%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
1 11 (73.33%) Network Security
2 7 (46.67%) BGP
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (46.67%) OSPF
2 7 (46.67%) WAN
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (40.00%) LAN
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (33.33%) VPN
5 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (26.67%) HSRP
5 4 (26.67%) NX-OS
5 4 (26.67%) Spanning Tree
5 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (26.67%) VLAN
5 4 (26.67%) VRRP
6 3 (20.00%) DHCP
6 3 (20.00%) DMVPN
6 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Security Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Check Point Specialist
4 3 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Network Security Specialist
4 3 (20.00%) Network Specialist
4 3 (20.00%) Security Specialist
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Security Specialist
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Specialist
5 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 3 (20.00%) Line Management
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Network Management
4 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Network Packet Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (6.67%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (40.00%) CCNP
2 6 (40.00%) CCSE
3 3 (20.00%) CISSP
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) CCSA
4 1 (6.67%) JNCIP
4 1 (6.67%) JNCIS
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Snort
2 3 (20.00%) ProxySG
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Proventia
2 1 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (6.67%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) F5
3 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (46.67%) Juniper
5 4 (26.67%) Infoblox
5 4 (26.67%) Sourcefire
6 3 (20.00%) Citrix
6 3 (20.00%) Imperva
6 3 (20.00%) Palo Alto
6 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 2 (13.33%) Avaya
7 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
7 2 (13.33%) HP
7 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
8 1 (6.67%) Forcepoint
8 1 (6.67%) Oracle
8 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
8 1 (6.67%) Symantec
8 1 (6.67%) Tufin
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