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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 489 522 469
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -53
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 119 97 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.19% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.45% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 54 105
Median daily rate £450 £413 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £379 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £514 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.93% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+161.90% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year
+161.90% -
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
21051 21531 23499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.38% 42.36% 44.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12927 12854 14116
Median daily rate £425 £401 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 804 909 1172
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the England region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the England region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +17 47 £454 +0.83% 6
South East +29 22 £400 -1.84%
East of England 0 16 £463 +2.77% 3
Yorkshire +28 11 £375 -4.82% 2
North West +14 10 £438 -12.50%
West Midlands -15 7 £450 +50.00% 1
North East - 3 - -
South West +6 2 £510 +13.33% 2
East Midlands -19 1 £325 -18.75%
Blue Coat
UK

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 188 (80.34%) Cisco
2 184 (78.63%) Firewall
3 130 (55.56%) CheckPoint
4 115 (49.15%) F5
5 108 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
6 106 (45.30%) Juniper
7 83 (35.47%) Finance
8 82 (35.04%) VPN
9 81 (34.62%) Wireless
10 68 (29.06%) WAN
11 64 (27.35%) Network Security
12 62 (26.50%) TCP/IP
13 61 (26.07%) Cisco Certification
14 60 (25.64%) LAN
15 56 (23.93%) DNS
16 53 (22.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 53 (22.65%) Palo Alto
17 45 (19.23%) ProxySG
18 44 (18.80%) Data Centre
19 43 (18.38%) Aruba
20 42 (17.95%) CCNP
21 41 (17.52%) Windows
21 41 (17.52%) BIG-IP
21 41 (17.52%) TippingPoint
22 40 (17.09%) ITIL
23 39 (16.67%) SSL
24 37 (15.81%) Change Management
24 37 (15.81%) FireEye
24 37 (15.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
25 36 (15.38%) Internet

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (2.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (1.71%) Confluence
2 4 (1.71%) FileNet
3 1 (0.43%) JBoss
3 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.85%) MS Project
2 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.71%) GitHub
4 3 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.28%) Office 365
5 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 184 (78.63%) Firewall
2 108 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
3 82 (35.04%) VPN
4 81 (34.62%) Wireless
5 68 (29.06%) WAN
6 64 (27.35%) Network Security
7 62 (26.50%) TCP/IP
8 60 (25.64%) LAN
9 56 (23.93%) DNS
10 53 (22.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 41 (17.52%) BIG-IP
12 39 (16.67%) SSL
13 37 (15.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 36 (15.38%) Internet
15 34 (14.53%) Cisco Nexus
15 34 (14.53%) DHCP
16 29 (12.39%) MPLS
17 26 (11.11%) BGP
17 26 (11.11%) IPsec
18 19 (8.12%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.71%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.28%) MySQL
2 3 (1.28%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (1.71%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.71%) JMeter
2 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.43%) JIRA
General
1 83 (35.47%) Finance
2 22 (9.40%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.41%) Banking
4 6 (2.56%) Retail
5 3 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 103 (44.02%) Network Engineer
2 32 (13.68%) Security Engineer
3 29 (12.39%) Senior Network Engineer
4 24 (10.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 22 (9.40%) Architect
6 21 (8.97%) Consultant
7 18 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
8 17 (7.26%) Security Specialist
9 16 (6.84%) Analyst
10 15 (6.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 15 (6.41%) Network Architect
10 15 (6.41%) Network Consultant
11 13 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (5.56%) Network Specialist
11 13 (5.56%) Security Analyst
12 10 (4.27%) Blue Coat Engineer
12 10 (4.27%) Information Security Specialist
12 10 (4.27%) Information Specialist
12 10 (4.27%) Security Architect
12 10 (4.27%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.41%) 802.1X
2 9 (3.85%) Web Services
3 4 (1.71%) JSON
3 4 (1.71%) Spring
4 3 (1.28%) J2EE
4 3 (1.28%) Middleware
4 3 (1.28%) REST
4 3 (1.28%) RESTful
4 3 (1.28%) Velocity
5 1 (0.43%) .NET
5 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.43%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.43%) WAP
5 1 (0.43%) XML
5 1 (0.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.80%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.85%) PKI
4 9 (3.85%) RSA SecurID
5 6 (2.56%) CMDB
6 5 (2.14%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.71%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.28%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.28%) Wiki
9 2 (0.85%) DataPower
9 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.43%) Clustering
10 1 (0.43%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.43%) Streaming Media
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (17.52%) Windows
2 22 (9.40%) Unix
3 13 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.99%) Linux
7 6 (2.56%) Solaris
7 6 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.71%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.85%) AIX
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (17.09%) ITIL
2 37 (15.81%) Change Management
3 34 (14.53%) Load Balancing
4 30 (12.82%) Project Management
5 25 (10.68%) Information Security
6 24 (10.26%) Service Management
7 22 (9.40%) Migration
7 22 (9.40%) Network Architecture
8 17 (7.26%) Kalman Filter
8 17 (7.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 16 (6.84%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 15 (6.41%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 15 (6.41%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 15 (6.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 14 (5.98%) Network Management
12 9 (3.85%) High Availability
12 9 (3.85%) Incident Management
12 9 (3.85%) Network Design
12 9 (3.85%) Problem Management
13 8 (3.42%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.56%) Java
1 6 (2.56%) Python
2 5 (2.14%) PHP
3 4 (1.71%) C
4 2 (0.85%) C++
4 2 (0.85%) Perl
4 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (26.07%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (17.95%) CCNP
3 32 (13.68%) Security Cleared
4 31 (13.25%) SC Cleared
5 23 (9.83%) CCIE
6 19 (8.12%) JNCIP
6 19 (8.12%) JNCIS
7 16 (6.84%) CCNA
7 16 (6.84%) CISSP
8 10 (4.27%) Degree
9 6 (2.56%) CCSE
10 5 (2.14%) CCSA
11 4 (1.71%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.28%) CISA
12 3 (1.28%) CRISC
13 2 (0.85%) GCIA
13 2 (0.85%) GCIH
13 2 (0.85%) JNCIE
13 2 (0.85%) PMP
13 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.26%) PCI DSS
2 21 (8.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.99%) SLA
4 5 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.71%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.85%) COBIT
6 2 (0.85%) COSO
6 2 (0.85%) QA
6 2 (0.85%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.43%) GPG13
7 1 (0.43%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 45 (19.23%) ProxySG
2 21 (8.97%) Active Directory
3 19 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.42%) BitLocker
5 6 (2.56%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.56%) XenApp
6 5 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.28%) BIND 9
7 3 (1.28%) XenServer
8 2 (0.85%) Firmware
8 2 (0.85%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (5.98%) FortiGate
1 14 (5.98%) Nexpose
2 10 (4.27%) OPNET
3 5 (2.14%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.28%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.28%) Cacti
4 3 (1.28%) MIMEsweeper
4 3 (1.28%) Nagios
4 3 (1.28%) OpenView
4 3 (1.28%) SCCM
5 2 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.85%) HP UCMDB
5 2 (0.85%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.85%) Puppet
6 1 (0.43%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 188 (80.34%) Cisco
2 130 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 115 (49.15%) F5
4 106 (45.30%) Juniper
5 53 (22.65%) Palo Alto
6 43 (18.38%) Aruba
7 41 (17.52%) TippingPoint
8 37 (15.81%) FireEye
9 33 (14.10%) Citrix
9 33 (14.10%) Intel Security
10 32 (13.68%) SolarWinds
11 30 (12.82%) Fortinet
12 26 (11.11%) Microsoft
13 25 (10.68%) Riverbed
14 21 (8.97%) VMware
15 20 (8.55%) Sourcefire
15 20 (8.55%) Symantec
16 19 (8.12%) HP
17 16 (6.84%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 16 (6.84%) Brocade
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