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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 180 172 200
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +28
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 12 29 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.49% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% 1.09% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 4
Average daily rate
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£525 £400 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +41.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £315 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £345
% change year-on-year
- +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 - -
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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
2309 2667 2893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.55% 44.61% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1714 1881 2035
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 40 105
Average hourly rate £17.98 £21.00 £23.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.38% -10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 48 (96.00%) CheckPoint
2 47 (94.00%) Firewall
3 41 (82.00%) Cisco
4 31 (62.00%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (58.00%) F5
6 23 (46.00%) CCNP
7 20 (40.00%) DNS
7 20 (40.00%) Network Security
8 19 (38.00%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (36.00%) Finance
9 18 (36.00%) OSPF
9 18 (36.00%) BGP
10 17 (34.00%) Juniper
11 16 (32.00%) DHCP
11 16 (32.00%) ProxySG
11 16 (32.00%) BIG-IP
12 15 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
12 15 (30.00%) CCSE
12 15 (30.00%) Citrix
12 15 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 15 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 14 (28.00%) NetScreen
14 13 (26.00%) Linux
14 13 (26.00%) VMware
14 13 (26.00%) Load Balancing
15 12 (24.00%) E-Commerce
15 12 (24.00%) HP
15 12 (24.00%) DMVPN
15 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (24.00%) Infoblox

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 47 (94.00%) Firewall
2 20 (40.00%) DNS
2 20 (40.00%) Network Security
3 19 (38.00%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (36.00%) OSPF
4 18 (36.00%) BGP
5 16 (32.00%) DHCP
5 16 (32.00%) BIG-IP
6 15 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
6 15 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 15 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 14 (28.00%) NetScreen
8 12 (24.00%) DMVPN
9 11 (22.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (22.00%) Wireless
10 10 (20.00%) VPN
11 9 (18.00%) WAN
11 9 (18.00%) LAN
12 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
12 8 (16.00%) SSL
General
1 18 (36.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Banking
3 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.00%) Marketing
4 2 (4.00%) Electronics
4 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (22.00%) Network Security Specialist
2 11 (22.00%) Network Specialist
2 11 (22.00%) Security Specialist
3 10 (20.00%) Security Engineer
4 8 (16.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (12.00%) Security Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Team Leader
8 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Network Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Network Team Leader
8 3 (6.00%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Team Leader
9 2 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (22.00%) Thin Client
1 11 (22.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.00%) DTV
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Linux
2 7 (14.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) UNIX
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.00%) Solaris
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Load Balancing
2 12 (24.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (14.00%) Migration
3 7 (14.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (12.00%) SIEM
5 5 (10.00%) Network Design
5 5 (10.00%) Low Latency
5 5 (10.00%) Line Management
6 3 (6.00%) Investment Management
6 3 (6.00%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (6.00%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (6.00%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (6.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (6.00%) Network Architecture
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (4.00%) Computer Security
7 2 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (4.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) C
2 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (62.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (46.00%) CCNP
3 15 (30.00%) CCSE
4 7 (14.00%) CCIE
5 2 (4.00%) CCNA
6 1 (2.00%) CISM
6 1 (2.00%) CCSP
6 1 (2.00%) CISSP
6 1 (2.00%) CCSA
6 1 (2.00%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (32.00%) ProxySG
2 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) Snort
4 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.00%) XenServer
4 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (2.00%) Control-M
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (96.00%) CheckPoint
2 41 (82.00%) Cisco
3 29 (58.00%) F5
4 17 (34.00%) Juniper
5 15 (30.00%) Citrix
6 13 (26.00%) VMware
7 12 (24.00%) HP
7 12 (24.00%) Infoblox
7 12 (24.00%) Imperva
8 7 (14.00%) Nokia
8 7 (14.00%) Sourcefire
8 7 (14.00%) Fortinet
9 6 (12.00%) Varonis
9 6 (12.00%) LogRhythm
10 3 (6.00%) Websense
10 3 (6.00%) Symantec
10 3 (6.00%) Nortel
10 3 (6.00%) Avaya
10 3 (6.00%) Riverbed
10 3 (6.00%) SolarWinds
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