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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 434 443 475
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +32
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 149 119 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.53% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 61 49
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£420 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +16.27%
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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
23560 22273 24622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.31% 46.29% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13717 12890 12929
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1107 1020 1274
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.90 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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 +35 61 £425 +7.59% 14
South East -23 26 £388 -6.06% 12
East Midlands +15 15 £425 - 1
South West - 14 £433 - 1
West Midlands -7 13 £295 -26.70% 2
Yorkshire -6 8 £325 -16.12% 1
North West -10 8 £420 -23.63%
East of England -34 1 - -
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 247 (84.59%) Cisco
2 242 (82.88%) Firewall
3 188 (64.38%) CheckPoint
4 155 (53.08%) Juniper
5 149 (51.03%) F5
6 132 (45.21%) Cisco Certification
7 125 (42.81%) Network Security
8 109 (37.33%) CCNP
9 91 (31.16%) ProxySG
10 90 (30.82%) WAN
11 85 (29.11%) Cisco ASA
12 79 (27.05%) Finance
13 78 (26.71%) VPN
14 72 (24.66%) BGP
15 71 (24.32%) Cisco Nexus
16 68 (23.29%) LAN
17 64 (21.92%) OSPF
18 63 (21.58%) Load Balancing
19 59 (20.21%) McAfee
20 57 (19.52%) HP
21 50 (17.12%) TCP/IP
21 50 (17.12%) SSL
22 48 (16.44%) VMware
22 48 (16.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
23 46 (15.75%) Security Cleared
24 45 (15.41%) Cisco IOS
25 44 (15.07%) CCSE
25 44 (15.07%) Linux
26 43 (14.73%) ITIL
27 42 (14.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (3.08%) Apache
1 9 (3.08%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.37%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.37%) IIS
2 4 (1.37%) LiveLink
3 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (0.68%) GlassFish
3 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.34%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.40%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.68%) MS Project
3 2 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 242 (82.88%) Firewall
2 125 (42.81%) Network Security
3 90 (30.82%) WAN
4 85 (29.11%) Cisco ASA
5 78 (26.71%) VPN
6 72 (24.66%) BGP
7 71 (24.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 68 (23.29%) LAN
9 64 (21.92%) OSPF
10 50 (17.12%) TCP/IP
10 50 (17.12%) SSL
11 48 (16.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 45 (15.41%) Cisco IOS
13 42 (14.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 40 (13.70%) DNS
15 37 (12.67%) Wireless
16 36 (12.33%) NetScreen
17 35 (11.99%) BIG-IP
18 34 (11.64%) SAN
19 33 (11.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.05%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Metasploit
General
1 79 (27.05%) Finance
2 30 (10.27%) Banking
3 20 (6.85%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.82%) Financial Institution
5 11 (3.77%) Retail
6 8 (2.74%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.05%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.37%) German Language
9 3 (1.03%) Billing
9 3 (1.03%) Back Office
10 2 (0.68%) Local Government
10 2 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.68%) Legal
11 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 106 (36.30%) Network Engineer
2 81 (27.74%) Security Engineer
3 56 (19.18%) Network Security Engineer
4 39 (13.36%) Consultant
5 27 (9.25%) Network Consultant
6 25 (8.56%) Senior Security Engineer
7 24 (8.22%) Security Consultant
8 21 (7.19%) Network Specialist
9 20 (6.85%) Senior Network Engineer
10 18 (6.16%) Designer
10 18 (6.16%) Network Security Consultant
11 16 (5.48%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 15 (5.14%) Security Specialist
12 15 (5.14%) Architect
13 14 (4.79%) Network Security Specialist
14 13 (4.45%) Firewall Engineer
15 12 (4.11%) Network Support
16 11 (3.77%) Analyst
17 10 (3.42%) Security Designer
17 10 (3.42%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.74%) CSS
2 4 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (1.37%) Middleware
3 2 (0.68%) Web Services
3 2 (0.68%) WAP
3 2 (0.68%) SAML
4 1 (0.34%) JSF
4 1 (0.34%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.16%) PKI
3 13 (4.45%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.45%) Thin Client
3 13 (4.45%) Fat Client
4 8 (2.74%) Clustering
5 6 (2.05%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.71%) Open Source
7 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.37%) SecurID
8 2 (0.68%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.34%) PMI
9 1 (0.34%) Wiki
9 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.34%) iPhone
9 1 (0.34%) iPad
9 1 (0.34%) Social Media
9 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 44 (15.07%) Linux
2 25 (8.56%) Windows
3 15 (5.14%) UNIX
4 12 (4.11%) Solaris
5 6 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.03%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.68%) AIX
8 2 (0.68%) MVS
9 1 (0.34%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.34%) Android
9 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (21.58%) Load Balancing
2 43 (14.73%) ITIL
3 31 (10.62%) Change Control
4 30 (10.27%) Mentoring
5 19 (6.51%) E-Commerce
5 19 (6.51%) Problem Management
6 17 (5.82%) Change Management
7 16 (5.48%) Kalman Filter
7 16 (5.48%) Information Security
8 15 (5.14%) Network Design
8 15 (5.14%) Network Management
9 14 (4.79%) Project Management
10 12 (4.11%) WAN Optimisation
10 12 (4.11%) Service Delivery
11 11 (3.77%) Migration
12 10 (3.42%) Information Assurance
12 10 (3.42%) PRINCE2
13 9 (3.08%) Risk Assessment
13 9 (3.08%) Security Architecture
13 9 (3.08%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.48%) Perl
2 8 (2.74%) C
3 7 (2.40%) Tcl
4 6 (2.05%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.05%) Lisp
5 5 (1.71%) PHP
5 5 (1.71%) SQL
6 4 (1.37%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.03%) VBScript
7 3 (1.03%) C++
7 3 (1.03%) Java
8 2 (0.68%) Ruby
9 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 132 (45.21%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (37.33%) CCNP
3 46 (15.75%) Security Cleared
4 44 (15.07%) CCSE
5 40 (13.70%) SC Cleared
6 36 (12.33%) CCNA
7 24 (8.22%) CCIE
8 20 (6.85%) CISSP
9 15 (5.14%) JNCIS
9 15 (5.14%) CCSA
10 13 (4.45%) Check Point Certification
11 11 (3.77%) Degree
12 8 (2.74%) CCSP
13 6 (2.05%) CCDP
14 5 (1.71%) DV Cleared
15 3 (1.03%) JNCIA
16 2 (0.68%) HP ASE
16 2 (0.68%) HP MASE
16 2 (0.68%) CISA
16 2 (0.68%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (2.05%) SLA
3 5 (1.71%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.37%) GPG13
4 4 (1.37%) QA
5 2 (0.68%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 91 (31.16%) ProxySG
2 26 (8.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (7.53%) Snort
4 17 (5.82%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (5.14%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.37%) Squid
6 4 (1.37%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.68%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.68%) XenApp
8 1 (0.34%) UAG
8 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.77%) FortiGate
2 10 (3.42%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (2.05%) OPNET
4 5 (1.71%) BladeLogic
4 5 (1.71%) SCCM
4 5 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (1.37%) Control-M
5 4 (1.37%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.03%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.03%) SCOM
7 2 (0.68%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.68%) OpenView
7 2 (0.68%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.34%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 247 (84.59%) Cisco
2 188 (64.38%) CheckPoint
3 155 (53.08%) Juniper
4 149 (51.03%) F5
5 59 (20.21%) McAfee
6 57 (19.52%) HP
7 48 (16.44%) VMware
8 39 (13.36%) Sourcefire
9 35 (11.99%) Citrix
10 34 (11.64%) Nokia
11 29 (9.93%) Websense
12 26 (8.90%) Nortel
13 22 (7.53%) Microsoft
14 17 (5.82%) Infoblox
15 16 (5.48%) Symantec
16 15 (5.14%) Fortinet
17 14 (4.79%) IronPort
18 13 (4.45%) Imperva
19 12 (4.11%) TippingPoint
19 12 (4.11%) Avaya
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