The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 400 446 457
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +11
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 185 137 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.27% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 0.59% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 81 29
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£401 £401 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £325 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
- +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £117.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £117.50 -
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UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23033 23372 19990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.40% 45.62% 46.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13388 13404 10969
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1044 1105
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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 +11 59 £400 -11.11% 16
South East +12 58 £416 +14.82% 7
Yorkshire -6 23 £401 - 4
West Midlands -2 19 £360 -14.28% 1
East of England +18 11 £500 +25.00% 4
East Midlands +2 6 £400 -
North West -15 5 £500 +50.37% 2
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

1 340 (90.91%) Cisco
2 309 (82.62%) Firewall
3 291 (77.81%) CheckPoint
4 199 (53.21%) F5
5 183 (48.93%) Juniper
6 182 (48.66%) Cisco Certification
7 179 (47.86%) Cisco ASA
8 156 (41.71%) CCNP
9 133 (35.56%) Network Security
10 120 (32.09%) OSPF
11 119 (31.82%) DNS
12 110 (29.41%) WAN
12 110 (29.41%) BGP
13 103 (27.54%) LAN
13 103 (27.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 102 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 98 (26.20%) Cisco Nexus
16 97 (25.94%) VPN
17 89 (23.80%) Finance
18 88 (23.53%) DHCP
19 86 (22.99%) VMware
20 84 (22.46%) CCSE
21 77 (20.59%) HP
22 75 (20.05%) Cisco IOS
23 73 (19.52%) VMware Infrastructure
24 70 (18.72%) Load Balancing
24 70 (18.72%) SSL
25 69 (18.45%) Infoblox
26 68 (18.18%) BIG-IP
27 62 (16.58%) Citrix

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 11 (2.94%) SharePoint
1 11 (2.94%) Lync
2 3 (0.80%) IIS
3 2 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.27%) Apache
4 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (1.34%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.07%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (4.55%) RMDS
2 5 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.27%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.07%) Office 365
1 4 (1.07%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 309 (82.62%) Firewall
2 179 (47.86%) Cisco ASA
3 133 (35.56%) Network Security
4 120 (32.09%) OSPF
5 119 (31.82%) DNS
6 110 (29.41%) WAN
6 110 (29.41%) BGP
7 103 (27.54%) LAN
7 103 (27.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 102 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 98 (26.20%) Cisco Nexus
10 97 (25.94%) VPN
11 88 (23.53%) DHCP
12 75 (20.05%) Cisco IOS
13 70 (18.72%) SSL
14 68 (18.18%) BIG-IP
15 59 (15.78%) TCP/IP
16 53 (14.17%) Wireless
17 47 (12.57%) NetScreen
18 44 (11.76%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.07%) SQL Server
1 4 (1.07%) EDRMS
2 3 (0.80%) EDMS
3 1 (0.27%) MS Access
3 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Fiddler
1 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
General
1 89 (23.80%) Finance
2 43 (11.50%) Telecoms
3 29 (7.75%) Banking
4 11 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.87%) Retail
6 5 (1.34%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.07%) Law
8 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.53%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 141 (37.70%) Network Engineer
2 60 (16.04%) Analyst
3 56 (14.97%) Security Engineer
4 46 (12.30%) Consultant
5 38 (10.16%) Network Security Engineer
6 35 (9.36%) Security Specialist
6 35 (9.36%) Network Specialist
6 35 (9.36%) Network Security Specialist
7 34 (9.09%) Network Analyst
8 32 (8.56%) Security Analyst
9 29 (7.75%) Senior Network Engineer
9 29 (7.75%) Network Consultant
10 22 (5.88%) Security Consultant
11 18 (4.81%) Network Security Consultant
11 18 (4.81%) Network Security Analyst
12 16 (4.28%) Support Engineer
12 16 (4.28%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (4.01%) Network Support
14 14 (3.74%) Firewall Engineer
15 12 (3.21%) Firewall Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.55%) Rendezvous
2 8 (2.14%) CSS
3 5 (1.34%) WAP
4 4 (1.07%) CGI
5 3 (0.80%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (9.09%) Thin Client
2 34 (9.09%) Fat Client
3 16 (4.28%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.14%) Clustering
6 7 (1.87%) SecurID
7 5 (1.34%) PKI
7 5 (1.34%) NHS
8 3 (0.80%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.80%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.53%) e-Health
9 2 (0.53%) IVR
9 2 (0.53%) Statistics
10 1 (0.27%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.27%) CMDB
10 1 (0.27%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.27%) iPhone
10 1 (0.27%) Open Source
10 1 (0.27%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 55 (14.71%) Linux
2 38 (10.16%) Windows
3 31 (8.29%) UNIX
4 24 (6.42%) Solaris
5 10 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.80%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.72%) Load Balancing
2 51 (13.64%) E-Commerce
3 46 (12.30%) ITIL
4 37 (9.89%) Kalman Filter
5 30 (8.02%) Network Management
6 27 (7.22%) Change Management
7 26 (6.95%) Network Design
7 26 (6.95%) Mentoring
8 25 (6.68%) Network Architecture
9 22 (5.88%) Service Management
10 20 (5.35%) Information Security
10 20 (5.35%) Time Management
11 18 (4.81%) Project Management
12 17 (4.55%) Migration
13 16 (4.28%) Low Latency
14 14 (3.74%) Line Management
15 12 (3.21%) Incident Management
16 11 (2.94%) PRINCE2
17 10 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
17 10 (2.67%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (10.96%) C
2 18 (4.81%) Python
3 17 (4.55%) Perl
4 14 (3.74%) C++
4 14 (3.74%) Shell Script
5 11 (2.94%) Lisp
6 4 (1.07%) PHP
6 4 (1.07%) SQL
7 3 (0.80%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.80%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 182 (48.66%) Cisco Certification
2 156 (41.71%) CCNP
3 84 (22.46%) CCSE
4 42 (11.23%) Security Cleared
5 37 (9.89%) CCNA
6 34 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 30 (8.02%) CCIE
8 27 (7.22%) CISSP
9 19 (5.08%) CCSA
10 12 (3.21%) CCDP
11 11 (2.94%) Degree
12 9 (2.41%) DV Cleared
12 9 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (2.14%) PMP
13 8 (2.14%) PMI Certification
14 7 (1.87%) CCSP
15 6 (1.60%) Check Point Certification
16 5 (1.34%) CISM
17 3 (0.80%) Avaya Certification
17 3 (0.80%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (2.41%) SLA
3 6 (1.60%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.60%) GPG13
4 3 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 73 (19.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (13.37%) ProxySG
3 21 (5.61%) Active Directory
4 18 (4.81%) XenServer
5 14 (3.74%) Sendmail
5 14 (3.74%) Snort
6 6 (1.60%) Squid
7 5 (1.34%) UAG
8 4 (1.07%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.07%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.80%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.80%) XenApp
10 2 (0.53%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.53%) Xen
10 2 (0.53%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (4.55%) CiscoWorks
2 14 (3.74%) MIMEsweeper
2 14 (3.74%) MAILsweeper
3 11 (2.94%) OPNET
3 11 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (2.14%) FortiGate
5 6 (1.60%) SCCM
6 5 (1.34%) DatAdvantage
7 4 (1.07%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.80%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.53%) NetCrunch
10 1 (0.27%) Nagios
10 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.27%) Cacti
10 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 340 (90.91%) Cisco
2 291 (77.81%) CheckPoint
3 199 (53.21%) F5
4 183 (48.93%) Juniper
5 86 (22.99%) VMware
6 77 (20.59%) HP
7 69 (18.45%) Infoblox
8 62 (16.58%) Citrix
9 60 (16.04%) McAfee
10 46 (12.30%) TippingPoint
11 44 (11.76%) SolarWinds
12 40 (10.70%) Nokia
13 35 (9.36%) Imperva
14 29 (7.75%) Fortinet
14 29 (7.75%) Websense
15 24 (6.42%) Sourcefire
16 22 (5.88%) Tufin
17 20 (5.35%) BMC
18 19 (5.08%) NetApp
19 18 (4.81%) Remedy
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