The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 77 - 61
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.17% - 0.095%
As % of the Vendors category 0.43% - 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£519 - £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
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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 Edinburgh region.

Vendors Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
470 347 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 39.33% 30.95% 35.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 132 132
Average daily rate £400 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £280 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £28.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +36.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Blue Coat
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Migration

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) F5