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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 420 449 463
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +14
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 162 120 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 0.54% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 54 49
Average daily rate
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£410 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £267 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £535 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
- +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%
Blue Coat
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
23881 22408 24568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.70% 46.46% 46.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13824 12877 12857
Average daily rate £399 £388 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.96% +1.17%
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 1099 1030 1248
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +36 63 £425 +13.33% 12
South East -3 28 £410 -5.20% 7
East Midlands +11 16 £425 +60.37%
South West - 16 £458 -
West Midlands -6 14 £295 -26.70% 3
Yorkshire +1 10 £325 -16.12% 1
North West -5 8 £420 -25.33%
East of England -31 1 - -
Blue Coat
UK

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 260 (83.33%) Cisco
2 255 (81.73%) Firewall
3 198 (63.46%) CheckPoint
4 163 (52.24%) Juniper
5 155 (49.68%) F5
6 137 (43.91%) Cisco Certification
7 128 (41.03%) Network Security
8 113 (36.22%) CCNP
9 93 (29.81%) ProxySG
9 93 (29.81%) WAN
10 91 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
11 81 (25.96%) Finance
11 81 (25.96%) VPN
12 75 (24.04%) BGP
13 69 (22.12%) LAN
14 68 (21.79%) Cisco Nexus
15 66 (21.15%) OSPF
16 64 (20.51%) Load Balancing
17 62 (19.87%) McAfee
18 59 (18.91%) HP
19 54 (17.31%) SSL
19 54 (17.31%) Security Cleared
20 52 (16.67%) Linux
21 51 (16.35%) VMware
22 50 (16.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
23 49 (15.71%) CCSE
23 49 (15.71%) TCP/IP
24 48 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
25 47 (15.06%) SC Cleared
26 45 (14.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (3.85%) Apache
2 9 (2.88%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.28%) LiveLink
4 4 (1.28%) IIS
4 4 (1.28%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.28%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.32%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.64%) MS Project
3 2 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 255 (81.73%) Firewall
2 128 (41.03%) Network Security
3 93 (29.81%) WAN
4 91 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
5 81 (25.96%) VPN
6 75 (24.04%) BGP
7 69 (22.12%) LAN
8 68 (21.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 66 (21.15%) OSPF
10 54 (17.31%) SSL
11 50 (16.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 49 (15.71%) TCP/IP
13 48 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
14 45 (14.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 44 (14.10%) DNS
16 39 (12.50%) NetScreen
17 38 (12.18%) Wireless
17 38 (12.18%) BIG-IP
18 34 (10.90%) SAN
18 34 (10.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.92%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (1.28%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
General
1 81 (25.96%) Finance
2 30 (9.62%) Banking
3 20 (6.41%) Telecoms
4 18 (5.77%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.21%) Retail
6 8 (2.56%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.60%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.28%) German Language
9 2 (0.64%) Billing
9 2 (0.64%) Legal
9 2 (0.64%) Back Office
9 2 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.64%) Local Government
10 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 112 (35.90%) Network Engineer
2 82 (26.28%) Security Engineer
3 58 (18.59%) Network Security Engineer
4 39 (12.50%) Consultant
5 25 (8.01%) Network Specialist
5 25 (8.01%) Senior Security Engineer
6 24 (7.69%) Network Consultant
7 23 (7.37%) Security Consultant
8 22 (7.05%) Senior Network Engineer
9 20 (6.41%) Security Specialist
10 19 (6.09%) Architect
11 18 (5.77%) Network Security Specialist
11 18 (5.77%) Designer
12 17 (5.45%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 16 (5.13%) Network Security Consultant
14 13 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
15 12 (3.85%) Network Support
15 12 (3.85%) Analyst
16 11 (3.53%) Network Manager
17 10 (3.21%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.56%) CSS
2 4 (1.28%) Middleware
2 4 (1.28%) SAML
2 4 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.64%) JSF
3 2 (0.64%) WAP
3 2 (0.64%) Web Services
4 1 (0.32%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.45%) Fat Client
2 17 (5.45%) PKI
2 17 (5.45%) Thin Client
3 14 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.56%) Clustering
5 7 (2.24%) Open Source
6 6 (1.92%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.28%) SecurID
7 4 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.64%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.32%) Wiki
9 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.32%) iPhone
9 1 (0.32%) iPad
9 1 (0.32%) Social Media
9 1 (0.32%) PMI
9 1 (0.32%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 52 (16.67%) Linux
2 28 (8.97%) Windows
3 17 (5.45%) UNIX
4 12 (3.85%) Solaris
5 8 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.60%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.64%) AIX
9 2 (0.64%) MVS
9 2 (0.64%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.32%) Android
10 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.32%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.51%) Load Balancing
2 42 (13.46%) ITIL
3 31 (9.94%) Mentoring
4 30 (9.62%) Change Control
5 23 (7.37%) E-Commerce
6 20 (6.41%) Problem Management
7 17 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
8 16 (5.13%) Information Security
8 16 (5.13%) Network Management
9 15 (4.81%) Change Management
9 15 (4.81%) Network Design
10 14 (4.49%) Migration
11 13 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
12 12 (3.85%) Service Delivery
12 12 (3.85%) Project Management
13 11 (3.53%) Information Assurance
13 11 (3.53%) Security Architecture
13 11 (3.53%) PRINCE2
14 10 (3.21%) Risk Assessment
15 9 (2.88%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.77%) Perl
2 12 (3.85%) C
3 7 (2.24%) Tcl
3 7 (2.24%) PHP
4 6 (1.92%) SQL
4 6 (1.92%) Lisp
4 6 (1.92%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.60%) Java
6 4 (1.28%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.96%) VBScript
7 3 (0.96%) C++
8 2 (0.64%) Ruby
9 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 137 (43.91%) Cisco Certification
2 113 (36.22%) CCNP
3 54 (17.31%) Security Cleared
4 49 (15.71%) CCSE
5 47 (15.06%) SC Cleared
6 35 (11.22%) CCNA
7 23 (7.37%) CCIE
8 22 (7.05%) CISSP
9 16 (5.13%) JNCIS
10 15 (4.81%) CCSA
11 13 (4.17%) Check Point Certification
12 11 (3.53%) Degree
13 8 (2.56%) CCSP
14 7 (2.24%) CCDP
15 6 (1.92%) DV Cleared
16 3 (0.96%) JNCIA
17 2 (0.64%) CISA
17 2 (0.64%) CISM
18 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 1 (0.32%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (2.24%) SLA
3 5 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.28%) QA
4 4 (1.28%) GPG13
5 3 (0.96%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.32%) TickIT
System Software
1 93 (29.81%) ProxySG
2 31 (9.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (7.05%) Snort
4 17 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (5.45%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.60%) Squid
6 4 (1.28%) ISA Server
6 4 (1.28%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.64%) XenApp
8 1 (0.32%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.32%) UAG
8 1 (0.32%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (3.21%) Norton AntiVirus
1 10 (3.21%) FortiGate
2 6 (1.92%) OPNET
2 6 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.92%) SCCM
3 5 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (1.60%) BladeLogic
3 5 (1.60%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.28%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (1.28%) Control-M
4 4 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (0.96%) SCOM
6 2 (0.64%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.64%) OpenView
6 2 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.64%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.32%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 260 (83.33%) Cisco
2 198 (63.46%) CheckPoint
3 163 (52.24%) Juniper
4 155 (49.68%) F5
5 62 (19.87%) McAfee
6 59 (18.91%) HP
7 51 (16.35%) VMware
8 41 (13.14%) Citrix
9 37 (11.86%) Sourcefire
10 36 (11.54%) Nokia
11 30 (9.62%) Websense
12 27 (8.65%) Microsoft
13 24 (7.69%) Nortel
14 23 (7.37%) Infoblox
15 19 (6.09%) IronPort
16 18 (5.77%) Symantec
17 17 (5.45%) Imperva
18 16 (5.13%) Fortinet
19 13 (4.17%) Oracle
19 13 (4.17%) Avaya
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