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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 181 182 203
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +21
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 16 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.32% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.67% 0.71% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 8
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £338 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £544 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 - -
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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
2371 2685 3294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.01% 45.52% 45.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 1856 2270
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 94
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.47 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £34.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.73%

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 1 September 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 27 (93.10%) Cisco
1 27 (93.10%) CheckPoint
2 25 (86.21%) Firewall
3 17 (58.62%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (51.72%) ProxySG
4 15 (51.72%) F5
5 14 (48.28%) Finance
6 13 (44.83%) WAN
7 12 (41.38%) LAN
8 11 (37.93%) CCNP
8 11 (37.93%) Nokia
8 11 (37.93%) Wireless
8 11 (37.93%) BIG-IP
9 10 (34.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (31.03%) VoIP
10 9 (31.03%) VPN
11 8 (27.59%) SAN
11 8 (27.59%) Nortel
11 8 (27.59%) Avaya
11 8 (27.59%) Symantec
12 7 (24.14%) Citrix
12 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
12 7 (24.14%) Network Design
12 7 (24.14%) Network Security
13 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
13 6 (20.69%) CCSE
13 6 (20.69%) Network Architecture
14 5 (17.24%) Juniper
14 5 (17.24%) SSL

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 25 (86.21%) Firewall
2 13 (44.83%) WAN
3 12 (41.38%) LAN
4 11 (37.93%) Wireless
4 11 (37.93%) BIG-IP
5 10 (34.48%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (31.03%) VoIP
6 9 (31.03%) VPN
7 8 (27.59%) SAN
8 7 (24.14%) Network Security
9 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (17.24%) SSL
11 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
11 4 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 3 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (10.34%) DNS
13 2 (6.90%) FTP
13 2 (6.90%) HTTP
13 2 (6.90%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Electronics
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
2 2 (6.90%) Spanish Language
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Network Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Security Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) Architect
4 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (20.69%) Network Architect
6 5 (17.24%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (17.24%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (17.24%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) Senior Security Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
8 2 (6.90%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (6.90%) Consultant
8 2 (6.90%) Network Team Leader
9 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Design Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Network Specialist
9 1 (3.45%) Senior Design Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Network Infrastructure Team Leader
9 1 (3.45%) Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Middleware
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) DTV
3 1 (3.45%) PKI
3 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) UNIX
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 3 (10.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Network Design
2 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
2 6 (20.69%) Network Architecture
3 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.90%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
4 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Line Management
5 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.45%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 17 (58.62%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (37.93%) CCNP
3 6 (20.69%) CCSE
4 3 (10.34%) CCSA
5 1 (3.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.45%) Snort
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (10.34%) Control-M
1 3 (10.34%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 27 (93.10%) Cisco
1 27 (93.10%) CheckPoint
2 15 (51.72%) F5
3 11 (37.93%) Nokia
4 8 (27.59%) Avaya
4 8 (27.59%) Symantec
4 8 (27.59%) Nortel
5 7 (24.14%) Citrix
6 5 (17.24%) Juniper
7 4 (13.79%) Sourcefire
8 3 (10.34%) Riverbed
8 3 (10.34%) CA
8 3 (10.34%) Oracle
9 2 (6.90%) SAP
9 2 (6.90%) Websense
9 2 (6.90%) Infoblox
10 1 (3.45%) Imperva
10 1 (3.45%) Tufin
10 1 (3.45%) Ipanema Technologies
10 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
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