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 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 177 223 190
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -33
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 26 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.099% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 1.02% 0.22% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £365 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +25.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £252 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £455 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £403 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.83% +23.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
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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
2547 3178 2755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.40% 44.97% 43.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1871 2263 1966
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 88 75
Average hourly rate £17.87 £18.10 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% -9.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.58 £27.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 November 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 28 November 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 41 (91.11%) Firewall
2 37 (82.22%) CheckPoint
3 35 (77.78%) Cisco
4 29 (64.44%) F5
5 27 (60.00%) Juniper
6 23 (51.11%) Finance
7 22 (48.89%) VPN
8 20 (44.44%) TCP/IP
9 18 (40.00%) WAN
9 18 (40.00%) Network Security
10 17 (37.78%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (35.56%) CCNP
12 14 (31.11%) Sourcefire
13 13 (28.89%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (28.89%) Mentoring
14 12 (26.67%) SSL
14 12 (26.67%) LAN
15 11 (24.44%) OSPF
15 11 (24.44%) BGP
15 11 (24.44%) ProxySG
16 10 (22.22%) VLAN
16 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (22.22%) HSRP
17 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 9 (20.00%) PKI
17 9 (20.00%) CCSE
17 9 (20.00%) Banking
18 8 (17.78%) Project Management
19 7 (15.56%) Internet
20 6 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Project
3 1 (2.22%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (91.11%) Firewall
2 22 (48.89%) VPN
3 20 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 18 (40.00%) WAN
4 18 (40.00%) Network Security
5 13 (28.89%) Cisco IOS
6 12 (26.67%) SSL
6 12 (26.67%) LAN
7 11 (24.44%) OSPF
7 11 (24.44%) BGP
8 10 (22.22%) VLAN
8 10 (22.22%) HSRP
9 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (15.56%) Internet
11 6 (13.33%) VRRP
11 6 (13.33%) DNS
11 6 (13.33%) Reverse Proxy
11 6 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 23 (51.11%) Finance
2 9 (20.00%) Banking
3 5 (11.11%) Spanish Language
4 4 (8.89%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (55.56%) Security Engineer
2 22 (48.89%) Network Engineer
3 15 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (22.22%) Senior Security Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Consultant
6 5 (11.11%) Security Consultant
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (6.67%) Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Network Consultant
9 2 (4.44%) Network Support
9 2 (4.44%) Security Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Firewall Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) Network Team Leader
10 1 (2.22%) Team Leader
10 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Manager
10 1 (2.22%) Designer
10 1 (2.22%) Operations Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (20.00%) PKI
3 3 (6.67%) SecurID
4 1 (2.22%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Mentoring
2 8 (17.78%) Project Management
3 5 (11.11%) Investment Management
3 5 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 5 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.89%) Change Management
4 4 (8.89%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.67%) Information Assurance
5 3 (6.67%) Network Architecture
5 3 (6.67%) ITIL
6 2 (4.44%) Network Management
6 2 (4.44%) ISMS
6 2 (4.44%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.44%) High Availability
6 2 (4.44%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (37.78%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (35.56%) CCNP
3 9 (20.00%) CCSE
4 4 (8.89%) CISSP
5 3 (6.67%) JNCIS
5 3 (6.67%) CCSA
6 2 (4.44%) CCSP
7 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) APMP
7 1 (2.22%) CCIE
7 1 (2.22%) ISEB
7 1 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) ProxySG
2 6 (13.33%) Snort
3 1 (2.22%) vSphere
3 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 37 (82.22%) CheckPoint
2 35 (77.78%) Cisco
3 29 (64.44%) F5
4 27 (60.00%) Juniper
5 14 (31.11%) Sourcefire
6 4 (8.89%) Brocade
6 4 (8.89%) TippingPoint
7 3 (6.67%) Nokia
7 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.67%) HP
8 2 (4.44%) McAfee
8 2 (4.44%) TIBCO
8 2 (4.44%) Bloomberg
8 2 (4.44%) Proofpoint
8 2 (4.44%) Tufin
8 2 (4.44%) ProCurve
8 2 (4.44%) LogLogic
8 2 (4.44%) Varonis
8 2 (4.44%) LogRhythm
9 1 (2.22%) VMware
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £420 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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TRG
Rate: £250 - £350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago