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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 79 93 91
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 16 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.97% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 2.05% 0.70% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 3
Average daily rate
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£425 - £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £394 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +21.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
- +12.78%
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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
779 713 775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 47.07% 44.96% 50.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 333 299
Average daily rate £375 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £80 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 56 75
Average hourly rate £16.33 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £10.85 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £37.55 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 October 2014. 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
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 21 (91.30%) Cisco
2 20 (86.96%) Firewall
3 19 (82.61%) CheckPoint
4 16 (69.57%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (69.57%) ProxySG
5 15 (65.22%) Nortel Contivity
5 15 (65.22%) Load Balancing
5 15 (65.22%) NAS
5 15 (65.22%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (65.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (65.22%) CCIE
5 15 (65.22%) CCNP
5 15 (65.22%) Nortel
5 15 (65.22%) SAN
5 15 (65.22%) Wireless
5 15 (65.22%) VMware
6 14 (60.87%) ITIL
6 14 (60.87%) Change Control
7 13 (56.52%) CCNA
7 13 (56.52%) HP
8 8 (34.78%) Degree
9 5 (21.74%) Finance
10 4 (17.39%) Juniper
11 3 (13.04%) Banking
11 3 (13.04%) Network Security
11 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
11 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
12 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (8.70%) LAN
12 2 (8.70%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 20 (86.96%) Firewall
2 15 (65.22%) Wireless
2 15 (65.22%) Nortel Contivity
2 15 (65.22%) NAS
2 15 (65.22%) Cisco Nexus
2 15 (65.22%) SAN
3 3 (13.04%) Network Security
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.70%) LAN
4 2 (8.70%) WAN
5 1 (4.35%) FTP
5 1 (4.35%) HTTP
5 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.35%) VPN
5 1 (4.35%) SNA
5 1 (4.35%) DNS
5 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
5 1 (4.35%) BIG-IP
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Designer
4 1 (4.35%) Lead Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Security Designer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Network Designer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Network Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Designer
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Load Balancing
2 14 (60.87%) Change Control
2 14 (60.87%) ITIL
3 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (65.22%) CCIE
2 15 (65.22%) CCNP
3 13 (56.52%) CCNA
4 8 (34.78%) Degree
5 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) ProxySG
2 15 (65.22%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) Cisco
2 19 (82.61%) CheckPoint
3 15 (65.22%) VMware
3 15 (65.22%) Nortel
4 13 (56.52%) HP
5 4 (17.39%) Juniper
6 1 (4.35%) IronPort
6 1 (4.35%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.35%) F5