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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 31 May 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 150 184 176
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -8
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 7 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.24% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% 0.56% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 17
Median daily rate £500 £513 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £414 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £548 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.00 -
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
1364 2336 2642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.72% 42.63% 43.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1060 1732 1864
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 60 44
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.98 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% -14.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £26.65 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) Firewall
3 8 (53.33%) F5
4 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
4 7 (46.67%) Juniper
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (40.00%) WAN
5 6 (40.00%) Network Security
6 5 (33.33%) Finance
6 5 (33.33%) Windows
6 5 (33.33%) LAN
7 4 (26.67%) ITIL
7 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (26.67%) Wireless
7 4 (26.67%) Banking
7 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (20.00%) Fortinet
8 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP
8 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
8 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (20.00%) Internet
8 3 (20.00%) Symantec
8 3 (20.00%) OSPF
8 3 (20.00%) BGP
8 3 (20.00%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (20.00%) HP

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) JBoss
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) Network Security
2 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 5 (33.33%) LAN
4 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (26.67%) Wireless
5 3 (20.00%) BGP
5 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (20.00%) DHCP
5 3 (20.00%) DNS
5 3 (20.00%) Internet
5 3 (20.00%) OSPF
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (13.33%) HSRP
6 2 (13.33%) NAS
6 2 (13.33%) NX-OS
6 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Identity Management
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Network Packet Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (6.67%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCNP
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) CCSE
3 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (6.67%) CCSA
4 1 (6.67%) JNCIP
4 1 (6.67%) JNCIS
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) ProxySG
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (13.33%) Control-M
2 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) BladeLogic
3 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
3 1 (6.67%) OpenView
3 1 (6.67%) Proventia
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) F5
3 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
3 7 (46.67%) Juniper
4 3 (20.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (20.00%) Symantec
5 2 (13.33%) Avaya
5 2 (13.33%) Axway
5 2 (13.33%) BEA
5 2 (13.33%) CA
5 2 (13.33%) Nokia
5 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
5 2 (13.33%) Riverbed
5 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (13.33%) VMware
6 1 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (6.67%) FireEye