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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 91 78 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.14% 0.15% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% 0.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £381
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £117.50
Blue Coat
Scotland

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
509 375 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 35.64% 28.58% 31.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 192 192
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £41.50 £21.64 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.81% +116.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) CCIE
1 6 (85.71%) CCNP
1 6 (85.71%) CCNA
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
1 6 (85.71%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (85.71%) CCSA
1 6 (85.71%) Network Security
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) FortiGate
1 6 (85.71%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) ISA Server

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
1 6 (85.71%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Check Point Consultant
1 6 (85.71%) Consultant
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall Consultant
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CCIE
1 6 (85.71%) CCNA
1 6 (85.71%) CCNP
1 6 (85.71%) CCSA
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Forefront TMG
1 1 (14.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft