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 6 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 81 87 61
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -26
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.34% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 1.24% 0.51% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £519 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.62% +72.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.64 - -
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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
402 395 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.69% 31.20% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 197 106
Average daily rate £350 £375 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 6
Average hourly rate £12.35 £21.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.19% +2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £18.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.47 £32.00 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Fortinet
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (85.71%) F5
3 5 (71.43%) Nokia
3 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
3 5 (71.43%) Imperva
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (28.57%) Change Management
5 2 (28.57%) ProxySG
5 2 (28.57%) Sourcefire
5 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
6 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
6 1 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 1 (14.29%) Network Security
6 1 (14.29%) Wireless Security
6 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
6 1 (14.29%) VPN
6 1 (14.29%) DNS
6 1 (14.29%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) McAfee
6 1 (14.29%) CCIE
6 1 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless Security
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall Support
2 1 (14.29%) Security Designer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCIE
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (85.71%) Fortinet
2 6 (85.71%) F5
3 5 (71.43%) Imperva
3 5 (71.43%) Nokia
4 2 (28.57%) Sourcefire
5 1 (14.29%) McAfee
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) Juniper