The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 426 433 453
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +20
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 144 109 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 0.50% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 57 56
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22443 21822 24527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.46% 46.91% 46.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12742 12175 12864
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1014 1126 1280
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Blue Coat
UK

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in England

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in England

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in England

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the England region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in England

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +5 52 £420 +12.00% 5
South East -4 31 £363 -11.04% 9
South West -13 16 £497 - 1
West Midlands - 15 £300 - 3
Yorkshire +10 13 £388 +29.16% 1
North West 0 2 £400 -5.88%
East of England -36 2 £388 -6.06%
Midlands - - - -
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 234 (83.87%) Cisco
2 218 (78.14%) Firewall
3 172 (61.65%) CheckPoint
4 152 (54.48%) F5
5 138 (49.46%) Juniper
6 136 (48.75%) Cisco Certification
7 121 (43.37%) Network Security
8 114 (40.86%) CCNP
9 88 (31.54%) Cisco ASA
10 80 (28.67%) BGP
11 79 (28.32%) WAN
12 72 (25.81%) McAfee
13 70 (25.09%) OSPF
14 63 (22.58%) Finance
15 61 (21.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 59 (21.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 57 (20.43%) Security Cleared
17 57 (20.43%) NetScreen
17 57 (20.43%) VPN
18 55 (19.71%) Linux
18 55 (19.71%) CCSE
18 55 (19.71%) Cisco Nexus
19 54 (19.35%) ProxySG
20 53 (19.00%) LAN
20 53 (19.00%) HP
21 52 (18.64%) Load Balancing
22 49 (17.56%) DNS
23 47 (16.85%) SC Cleared
24 45 (16.13%) BIG-IP
25 43 (15.41%) Citrix

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.23%) Apache
2 6 (2.15%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.43%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.43%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.72%) LiveLink
6 2 (0.72%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.87%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.72%) MS Office
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 218 (78.14%) Firewall
2 121 (43.37%) Network Security
3 88 (31.54%) Cisco ASA
4 80 (28.67%) BGP
5 79 (28.32%) WAN
6 70 (25.09%) OSPF
7 61 (21.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 59 (21.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 57 (20.43%) NetScreen
9 57 (20.43%) VPN
10 55 (19.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 53 (19.00%) LAN
12 49 (17.56%) DNS
13 45 (16.13%) BIG-IP
14 42 (15.05%) Cisco IOS
15 39 (13.98%) DMVPN
16 36 (12.90%) DHCP
17 35 (12.54%) TCP/IP
18 30 (10.75%) SSL
19 27 (9.68%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.43%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
General
1 63 (22.58%) Finance
2 23 (8.24%) Financial Institution
3 21 (7.53%) Banking
3 21 (7.53%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.87%) Retail
5 6 (2.15%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.72%) Local Government
7 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.36%) German Language
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Military
7 1 (0.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 94 (33.69%) Network Engineer
2 67 (24.01%) Security Engineer
3 49 (17.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 34 (12.19%) Consultant
4 34 (12.19%) Network Specialist
5 30 (10.75%) Security Specialist
6 27 (9.68%) Network Security Specialist
7 24 (8.60%) Network Consultant
8 18 (6.45%) Security Consultant
9 16 (5.73%) Network Support
10 15 (5.38%) Architect
11 14 (5.02%) Support Engineer
12 13 (4.66%) Senior Network Engineer
12 13 (4.66%) Network Manager
13 12 (4.30%) Network Security Consultant
13 12 (4.30%) Firewall Engineer
14 10 (3.58%) Designer
14 10 (3.58%) Analyst
15 9 (3.23%) Senior Security Engineer
15 9 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.87%) CSS
2 4 (1.43%) SAML
3 3 (1.08%) JSP
4 2 (0.72%) Middleware
4 2 (0.72%) JSF
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.32%) Thin Client
1 26 (9.32%) Fat Client
2 10 (3.58%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.23%) Clustering
4 7 (2.51%) Open Source
5 5 (1.79%) PKI
6 4 (1.43%) Firmware
7 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.72%) Web 2.0
7 2 (0.72%) SecurID
7 2 (0.72%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 55 (19.71%) Linux
2 25 (8.96%) Windows
3 17 (6.09%) UNIX
4 9 (3.23%) Solaris
4 9 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.79%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.72%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.36%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.64%) Load Balancing
2 30 (10.75%) E-Commerce
3 22 (7.89%) Change Control
4 20 (7.17%) Network Design
5 19 (6.81%) ITIL
6 18 (6.45%) Problem Management
7 16 (5.73%) Network Management
8 15 (5.38%) WAN Optimisation
8 15 (5.38%) Change Management
9 14 (5.02%) Information Assurance
10 13 (4.66%) Service Delivery
10 13 (4.66%) Information Security
11 12 (4.30%) Risk Assessment
11 12 (4.30%) Migration
11 12 (4.30%) Security Architecture
12 10 (3.58%) Incident Management
13 9 (3.23%) Network Architecture
13 9 (3.23%) Performance Management
14 8 (2.87%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (2.87%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.73%) Perl
2 15 (5.38%) C
3 8 (2.87%) Tcl
4 5 (1.79%) Lisp
4 5 (1.79%) Java
5 4 (1.43%) PHP
5 4 (1.43%) SQL
5 4 (1.43%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.08%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.72%) Ruby
8 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 136 (48.75%) Cisco Certification
2 114 (40.86%) CCNP
3 57 (20.43%) Security Cleared
4 55 (19.71%) CCSE
5 47 (16.85%) SC Cleared
6 25 (8.96%) CCNA
7 24 (8.60%) CISSP
8 20 (7.17%) CCSA
9 17 (6.09%) JNCIS
10 13 (4.66%) CCIE
11 11 (3.94%) Check Point Certification
12 10 (3.58%) DV Cleared
13 9 (3.23%) CCSP
14 7 (2.51%) CCDP
15 5 (1.79%) CISA
16 3 (1.08%) Degree
17 2 (0.72%) JNCIA
18 1 (0.36%) CISM
18 1 (0.36%) HND
18 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.94%) SLA
2 5 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.43%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.08%) GPG13
4 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.08%) QA
5 1 (0.36%) TickIT
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 54 (19.35%) ProxySG
2 37 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.38%) Snort
4 12 (4.30%) Active Directory
5 6 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.43%) Shibboleth
6 4 (1.43%) Squid
7 3 (1.08%) XenApp
8 2 (0.72%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.36%) vSphere
9 1 (0.36%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.36%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 9 (3.23%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.79%) OPNET
3 5 (1.79%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.43%) SCCM
4 4 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.08%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.72%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.72%) Control-M
6 2 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.36%) SCOM
7 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.36%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.36%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 234 (83.87%) Cisco
2 172 (61.65%) CheckPoint
3 152 (54.48%) F5
4 138 (49.46%) Juniper
5 72 (25.81%) McAfee
6 53 (19.00%) HP
7 43 (15.41%) Citrix
8 42 (15.05%) VMware
9 29 (10.39%) Infoblox
10 28 (10.04%) Nokia
11 25 (8.96%) Imperva
12 23 (8.24%) Websense
13 21 (7.53%) Sourcefire
14 19 (6.81%) IronPort
15 18 (6.45%) Microsoft
16 17 (6.09%) Fortinet
17 15 (5.38%) ProCurve
18 14 (5.02%) TippingPoint
18 14 (5.02%) Symantec
18 14 (5.02%) Nortel
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