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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 433 444 473
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +29
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 152 122 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.54% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 58 50
Average daily rate
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£408 £388 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% +11.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £269 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £491 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
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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
23558 22470 24594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 46.03% 46.69% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13539 12788 12898
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +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 1040 1032 1243
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +27 60 £420 +12.00% 8
South East -23 27 £425 +5.91% 8
South West - 18 £458 -
West Midlands - 14 £300 - 2
Yorkshire -1 7 £325 -16.12% 1
North West -10 7 £420 -16.00%
Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 262 (84.79%) Cisco
2 250 (80.91%) Firewall
3 196 (63.43%) CheckPoint
4 163 (52.75%) F5
5 158 (51.13%) Juniper
6 143 (46.28%) Cisco Certification
7 134 (43.37%) Network Security
8 120 (38.83%) CCNP
9 94 (30.42%) Cisco ASA
10 91 (29.45%) WAN
11 86 (27.83%) BGP
12 82 (26.54%) ProxySG
13 77 (24.92%) Finance
13 77 (24.92%) VPN
14 72 (23.30%) OSPF
15 69 (22.33%) Cisco Nexus
16 67 (21.68%) LAN
17 59 (19.09%) Linux
17 59 (19.09%) McAfee
17 59 (19.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 58 (18.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 57 (18.45%) Load Balancing
19 57 (18.45%) HP
20 56 (18.12%) CCSE
21 52 (16.83%) VMware
21 52 (16.83%) Cisco IOS
22 51 (16.50%) Security Cleared
23 48 (15.53%) SSL
24 46 (14.89%) NetScreen
25 44 (14.24%) DNS

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (3.24%) Apache
2 9 (2.91%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.29%) GlassFish
4 4 (1.29%) LiveLink
4 4 (1.29%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.29%) IIS
5 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.32%) Lync
6 1 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 13 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.65%) MS Project
3 2 (0.65%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 250 (80.91%) Firewall
2 134 (43.37%) Network Security
3 94 (30.42%) Cisco ASA
4 91 (29.45%) WAN
5 86 (27.83%) BGP
6 77 (24.92%) VPN
7 72 (23.30%) OSPF
8 69 (22.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 67 (21.68%) LAN
10 59 (19.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 58 (18.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 52 (16.83%) Cisco IOS
13 48 (15.53%) SSL
14 46 (14.89%) NetScreen
15 44 (14.24%) DNS
15 44 (14.24%) TCP/IP
16 43 (13.92%) BIG-IP
17 36 (11.65%) DMVPN
18 34 (11.00%) Wireless
19 33 (10.68%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.94%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
General
1 77 (24.92%) Finance
2 31 (10.03%) Banking
3 20 (6.47%) Financial Institution
4 18 (5.83%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.24%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.91%) Retail
7 4 (1.29%) German Language
8 3 (0.97%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.65%) Local Government
9 2 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
10 1 (0.32%) Military
10 1 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 108 (34.95%) Network Engineer
2 80 (25.89%) Security Engineer
3 60 (19.42%) Network Security Engineer
4 38 (12.30%) Consultant
5 31 (10.03%) Network Specialist
6 26 (8.41%) Security Specialist
7 24 (7.77%) Network Security Specialist
8 23 (7.44%) Network Consultant
9 21 (6.80%) Architect
9 21 (6.80%) Security Consultant
10 20 (6.47%) Senior Network Engineer
10 20 (6.47%) Senior Security Engineer
11 15 (4.85%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 14 (4.53%) Network Security Consultant
12 14 (4.53%) Designer
13 13 (4.21%) Network Support
13 13 (4.21%) Network Manager
14 12 (3.88%) Firewall Engineer
15 11 (3.56%) Analyst
16 10 (3.24%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.91%) CSS
2 4 (1.29%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (1.29%) Middleware
2 4 (1.29%) SAML
3 2 (0.65%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.44%) Thin Client
1 23 (7.44%) Fat Client
2 14 (4.53%) Management Information System
2 14 (4.53%) PKI
3 8 (2.59%) Clustering
4 7 (2.27%) Open Source
5 6 (1.94%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (1.29%) SecurID
7 2 (0.65%) Web 2.0
7 2 (0.65%) Firmware
8 1 (0.32%) PMI
8 1 (0.32%) Social Media
8 1 (0.32%) iPad
8 1 (0.32%) iPhone
8 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.32%) Wiki
8 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 59 (19.09%) Linux
2 30 (9.71%) Windows
3 18 (5.83%) UNIX
4 12 (3.88%) Solaris
5 8 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.62%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.65%) AIX
9 2 (0.65%) MVS
10 1 (0.32%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.32%) Android
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (18.45%) Load Balancing
2 39 (12.62%) ITIL
3 28 (9.06%) E-Commerce
4 26 (8.41%) Change Control
5 22 (7.12%) Problem Management
6 18 (5.83%) Network Management
7 17 (5.50%) Migration
8 16 (5.18%) Information Security
8 16 (5.18%) Change Management
8 16 (5.18%) Network Design
8 16 (5.18%) Kalman Filter
9 15 (4.85%) WAN Optimisation
10 13 (4.21%) Information Assurance
11 12 (3.88%) Security Architecture
12 11 (3.56%) PRINCE2
12 11 (3.56%) Risk Assessment
13 10 (3.24%) Service Delivery
13 10 (3.24%) Project Management
14 9 (2.91%) Performance Management
14 9 (2.91%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.18%) Perl
2 13 (4.21%) C
3 7 (2.27%) Tcl
4 6 (1.94%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.94%) SQL
4 6 (1.94%) Lisp
5 5 (1.62%) PHP
5 5 (1.62%) Java
6 4 (1.29%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.97%) VBScript
8 2 (0.65%) Ruby
9 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.32%) VB
9 1 (0.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 143 (46.28%) Cisco Certification
2 120 (38.83%) CCNP
3 56 (18.12%) CCSE
4 51 (16.50%) Security Cleared
5 43 (13.92%) SC Cleared
6 32 (10.36%) CCNA
7 25 (8.09%) CISSP
8 21 (6.80%) CCIE
9 18 (5.83%) CCSA
10 15 (4.85%) JNCIS
11 12 (3.88%) Check Point Certification
12 9 (2.91%) CCSP
13 8 (2.59%) DV Cleared
13 8 (2.59%) Degree
13 8 (2.59%) CCDP
14 4 (1.29%) CISA
15 3 (0.97%) JNCIA
16 2 (0.65%) CISM
17 1 (0.32%) ISEB
17 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.56%) SLA
2 9 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.29%) QA
3 4 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.97%) GPG13
5 2 (0.65%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) TickIT
System Software
1 82 (26.54%) ProxySG
2 36 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.47%) Snort
4 17 (5.50%) Active Directory
5 13 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.29%) Shibboleth
6 4 (1.29%) Squid
7 3 (0.97%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.65%) XenApp
9 1 (0.32%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.32%) UAG
9 1 (0.32%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.91%) FortiGate
2 8 (2.59%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (1.94%) SCCM
3 6 (1.94%) OPNET
4 5 (1.62%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.62%) BladeLogic
4 5 (1.62%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (1.29%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (1.29%) Control-M
6 3 (0.97%) SCOM
7 2 (0.65%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.65%) OpenView
8 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.32%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 262 (84.79%) Cisco
2 196 (63.43%) CheckPoint
3 163 (52.75%) F5
4 158 (51.13%) Juniper
5 59 (19.09%) McAfee
6 57 (18.45%) HP
7 52 (16.83%) VMware
8 43 (13.92%) Citrix
9 31 (10.03%) Nokia
9 31 (10.03%) Sourcefire
10 27 (8.74%) Websense
10 27 (8.74%) Infoblox
11 25 (8.09%) Microsoft
12 23 (7.44%) Imperva
13 21 (6.80%) IronPort
14 20 (6.47%) Nortel
15 18 (5.83%) Symantec
16 16 (5.18%) Fortinet
17 14 (4.53%) TippingPoint
18 13 (4.21%) Avaya
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