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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 402 457 426
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -31
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 192 102 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.84% 0.47% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 65 61
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£413 £400 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +18.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £333
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +20.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -31.57%
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
22961 21811 21448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.52% 46.18% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13942 12692 11463
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
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 £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1036 1320
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.08 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 December 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 December 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 +86 97 £425 +22.30% 11
South East -5 45 £388 +1.97% 7
Yorkshire -5 19 £401 +14.42% 2
East Midlands +10 12 £313 +25.00%
North West -8 7 £500 +17.64% 1
South West -19 4 £375 -
West Midlands -26 4 £421 +0.29% 1
East of England -17 3 £350 -5.40%
Blue Coat
UK

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 299 (84.46%) Firewall
2 297 (83.90%) Cisco
3 245 (69.21%) CheckPoint
4 177 (50.00%) F5
5 175 (49.44%) Juniper
6 159 (44.92%) Cisco Certification
7 136 (38.42%) CCNP
8 118 (33.33%) WAN
9 117 (33.05%) Cisco ASA
10 115 (32.49%) Network Security
11 99 (27.97%) BGP
12 98 (27.68%) ProxySG
13 97 (27.40%) LAN
13 97 (27.40%) Cisco Nexus
14 96 (27.12%) Finance
15 95 (26.84%) VPN
16 92 (25.99%) OSPF
17 68 (19.21%) HP
17 68 (19.21%) DNS
18 66 (18.64%) TCP/IP
19 63 (17.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 61 (17.23%) VMware
21 60 (16.95%) Load Balancing
22 57 (16.10%) Security Cleared
23 54 (15.25%) CCSE
23 54 (15.25%) ITIL
24 51 (14.41%) SSL
24 51 (14.41%) McAfee
25 50 (14.12%) Wireless
25 50 (14.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (2.54%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.98%) IIS
3 6 (1.69%) Lync
4 4 (1.13%) LiveLink
4 4 (1.13%) Apache
5 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.67%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.98%) MS Office
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.85%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 299 (84.46%) Firewall
2 118 (33.33%) WAN
3 117 (33.05%) Cisco ASA
4 115 (32.49%) Network Security
5 99 (27.97%) BGP
6 97 (27.40%) LAN
6 97 (27.40%) Cisco Nexus
7 95 (26.84%) VPN
8 92 (25.99%) OSPF
9 68 (19.21%) DNS
10 66 (18.64%) TCP/IP
11 63 (17.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 51 (14.41%) SSL
13 50 (14.12%) Wireless
13 50 (14.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 49 (13.84%) Cisco IOS
15 42 (11.86%) MPLS
16 40 (11.30%) NetScreen
17 37 (10.45%) BIG-IP
18 36 (10.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database
1 4 (1.13%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (1.41%) Fiddler
2 2 (0.56%) Metasploit
General
1 96 (27.12%) Finance
2 48 (13.56%) Telecoms
3 39 (11.02%) Banking
4 15 (4.24%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.39%) Retail
6 10 (2.82%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.98%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.13%) Legal
9 3 (0.85%) German Language
9 3 (0.85%) Back Office
9 3 (0.85%) Billing
10 2 (0.56%) Law
10 2 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (39.27%) Network Engineer
2 77 (21.75%) Security Engineer
3 50 (14.12%) Network Security Engineer
4 41 (11.58%) Analyst
5 35 (9.89%) Consultant
6 32 (9.04%) Senior Network Engineer
7 24 (6.78%) Architect
7 24 (6.78%) Senior Security Engineer
8 22 (6.21%) Network Consultant
9 20 (5.65%) Security Analyst
9 20 (5.65%) Security Consultant
10 19 (5.37%) Network Analyst
11 16 (4.52%) Network Specialist
11 16 (4.52%) Network Security Consultant
12 14 (3.95%) Firewall Engineer
13 13 (3.67%) Designer
13 13 (3.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 13 (3.67%) Security Specialist
14 12 (3.39%) Network Support
14 12 (3.39%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.98%) Middleware
2 6 (1.69%) CSS
3 5 (1.41%) WAP
4 4 (1.13%) CGI
4 4 (1.13%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (0.85%) Rendezvous
6 2 (0.56%) Web Services
7 1 (0.28%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.34%) PKI
3 12 (3.39%) Thin Client
3 12 (3.39%) Fat Client
4 10 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.54%) Clustering
6 7 (1.98%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.13%) NHS
7 4 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.85%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.85%) SecurID
9 2 (0.56%) iPhone
9 2 (0.56%) Statistics
10 1 (0.28%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.28%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.28%) Wiki
10 1 (0.28%) CMDB
10 1 (0.28%) iPad
10 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.28%) Linux
2 39 (11.02%) Windows
3 32 (9.04%) UNIX
4 30 (8.47%) Solaris
5 7 (1.98%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.56%) AIX
8 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.56%) MVS
8 2 (0.56%) Android
8 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (16.95%) Load Balancing
2 54 (15.25%) ITIL
3 32 (9.04%) Change Management
4 29 (8.19%) Mentoring
5 28 (7.91%) Kalman Filter
5 28 (7.91%) E-Commerce
5 28 (7.91%) Network Design
6 23 (6.50%) Change Control
7 22 (6.21%) Migration
8 20 (5.65%) Information Security
8 20 (5.65%) Project Management
9 16 (4.52%) Low Latency
9 16 (4.52%) Network Architecture
10 15 (4.24%) Network Monitoring
11 14 (3.95%) WAN Optimisation
12 13 (3.67%) Network Management
13 12 (3.39%) Service Delivery
13 12 (3.39%) Incident Management
13 12 (3.39%) Problem Management
14 11 (3.11%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.80%) C
1 17 (4.80%) Perl
2 9 (2.54%) Lisp
2 9 (2.54%) Shell Script
2 9 (2.54%) C++
3 8 (2.26%) SQL
3 8 (2.26%) Tcl
4 6 (1.69%) Python
5 4 (1.13%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.85%) VBScript
6 3 (0.85%) PHP
7 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 159 (44.92%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (38.42%) CCNP
3 57 (16.10%) Security Cleared
4 54 (15.25%) CCSE
5 46 (12.99%) SC Cleared
6 42 (11.86%) CCNA
7 38 (10.73%) CCIE
8 22 (6.21%) CCSA
9 15 (4.24%) CISSP
10 14 (3.95%) Degree
11 13 (3.67%) DV Cleared
12 11 (3.11%) JNCIS
13 9 (2.54%) Check Point Certification
14 7 (1.98%) CCDP
15 5 (1.41%) HP ASE
15 5 (1.41%) HP MASE
15 5 (1.41%) PMI Certification
15 5 (1.41%) CISM
16 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 4 (1.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 13 (3.67%) SLA
3 7 (1.98%) QA
4 5 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.41%) GPG13
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 98 (27.68%) ProxySG
2 32 (9.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.93%) Snort
4 15 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (4.24%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.69%) Sendmail
6 5 (1.41%) Squid
7 4 (1.13%) ISA Server
7 4 (1.13%) XenServer
8 3 (0.85%) XenApp
9 2 (0.56%) UAG
10 1 (0.28%) vSphere
10 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (2.54%) Cisco CUCM
1 9 (2.54%) FortiGate
1 9 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
1 9 (2.54%) OPNET
2 8 (2.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (2.26%) Control-M
2 8 (2.26%) BladeLogic
3 6 (1.69%) MIMEsweeper
3 6 (1.69%) MAILsweeper
4 5 (1.41%) SCCM
4 5 (1.41%) DatAdvantage
4 5 (1.41%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (1.13%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.85%) SCOM
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.56%) OpenView
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.56%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 297 (83.90%) Cisco
2 245 (69.21%) CheckPoint
3 177 (50.00%) F5
4 175 (49.44%) Juniper
5 68 (19.21%) HP
6 61 (17.23%) VMware
7 51 (14.41%) McAfee
8 47 (13.28%) Nokia
9 42 (11.86%) Citrix
10 38 (10.73%) Sourcefire
11 30 (8.47%) Microsoft
12 27 (7.63%) Websense
13 26 (7.34%) TippingPoint
14 23 (6.50%) Infoblox
14 23 (6.50%) Nortel
15 22 (6.21%) Fortinet
16 16 (4.52%) Symantec
17 15 (4.24%) BMC
18 14 (3.95%) Brocade
19 12 (3.39%) Imperva
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 3 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Vertical IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago