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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 62 90 78
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -12
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.95% 0.068% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 2.41% 0.19% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £401
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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
332 520 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 39.34% 35.49% 28.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 255 201
Median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £290 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £550 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 £40.25 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.79% +86.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £39.25 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.25 £32.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
1 11 (78.57%) F5
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (42.86%) DNS
3 6 (42.86%) BIG-IP
3 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (35.71%) Banking
5 4 (28.57%) Law
5 4 (28.57%) Fortinet
5 4 (28.57%) Network Security
5 4 (28.57%) Intel Security
5 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) MPLS
6 3 (21.43%) ProxySG
7 2 (14.29%) Military
7 2 (14.29%) Information Security
7 2 (14.29%) VLAN
7 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (14.29%) LAN
7 2 (14.29%) WAN
7 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
7 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
7 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
8 1 (7.14%) Finance

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (42.86%) BIG-IP
2 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (28.57%) Network Security
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) MPLS
5 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
5 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (14.29%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) VLAN
5 2 (14.29%) WAN
6 1 (7.14%) Internet
General
1 5 (35.71%) Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Law
3 2 (14.29%) Military
4 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Consultant
1 6 (42.86%) Security Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Network Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Network Security Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Security Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Information Security
1 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
1 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
1 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
1 11 (78.57%) F5
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) Fortinet
3 4 (28.57%) Intel Security