The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 85 90 79
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.45% 0.071% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 1.05% 0.16% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 5
Average daily rate
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£400 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £388 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +23.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £117.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- +147.36%
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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 East Midlands region.

Vendors Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
666 625 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 43.22% 44.14% 45.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 285 235
Average daily rate £350 £266 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.45% -18.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £70 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 72 75
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £9.78 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £38.25 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
-0.57% -7.40%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the East Midlands region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the East Midlands region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire - 6 £400 - 2
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (94.74%) CheckPoint
3 17 (89.47%) Firewall
4 14 (73.68%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (68.42%) CCNP
6 11 (57.89%) F5
7 10 (52.63%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (52.63%) WAN
7 10 (52.63%) LAN
8 9 (47.37%) CCNA
8 9 (47.37%) Wireless
9 7 (36.84%) VPN
9 7 (36.84%) ITIL
9 7 (36.84%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (36.84%) ProxySG
10 6 (31.58%) Network Management
10 6 (31.58%) Nortel
10 6 (31.58%) Juniper
11 5 (26.32%) SAN
11 5 (26.32%) Nokia
11 5 (26.32%) WAP
11 5 (26.32%) CCIE
11 5 (26.32%) VMware
11 5 (26.32%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (26.32%) NAS
11 5 (26.32%) Nortel Contivity
11 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
11 5 (26.32%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (26.32%) Network Security
12 4 (21.05%) Change Control

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) Firewall
2 10 (52.63%) WAN
2 10 (52.63%) LAN
2 10 (52.63%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (47.37%) Wireless
4 7 (36.84%) VPN
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (26.32%) NAS
5 5 (26.32%) Network Security
5 5 (26.32%) SAN
5 5 (26.32%) Nortel Contivity
5 5 (26.32%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (15.79%) TACACS
7 1 (5.26%) WLAN
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (5.26%) OSPF
7 1 (5.26%) BGP
7 1 (5.26%) MGCP
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Network Support
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (5.26%) Security Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) Network Management
3 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
4 4 (21.05%) Change Control
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (68.42%) CCNP
3 9 (47.37%) CCNA
4 5 (26.32%) CCIE
5 3 (15.79%) CCSA
5 3 (15.79%) CCSE
5 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) ProxySG
2 5 (26.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (94.74%) CheckPoint
3 11 (57.89%) F5
4 6 (31.58%) Juniper
4 6 (31.58%) Nortel
5 5 (26.32%) VMware
5 5 (26.32%) Nokia
6 4 (21.05%) Citrix
6 4 (21.05%) HP
7 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.26%) Tufin