The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 421 448 454
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +6
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 142 106 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.49% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 56 57
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22446 21846 24533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.50% 46.86% 46.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12730 12205 12861
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +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 1003 1114 1289
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.98 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Blue Coat
UK

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 July 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 July 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 -3 50 £423 +12.66% 3
South East -4 31 £363 -11.04% 7
South West -20 16 £497 -
West Midlands - 15 £300 - 3
Yorkshire +7 12 £388 +29.16% 1
North West 0 4 £420 +15.86%
East of England -37 1 £388 -6.06% 1
Midlands - - - -
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 236 (83.99%) Cisco
2 220 (78.29%) Firewall
3 172 (61.21%) CheckPoint
4 152 (54.09%) F5
5 141 (50.18%) Juniper
6 136 (48.40%) Cisco Certification
7 121 (43.06%) Network Security
8 114 (40.57%) CCNP
9 87 (30.96%) Cisco ASA
10 80 (28.47%) BGP
11 79 (28.11%) WAN
12 73 (25.98%) McAfee
13 70 (24.91%) OSPF
14 64 (22.78%) Finance
15 63 (22.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 60 (21.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 58 (20.64%) NetScreen
18 57 (20.28%) VPN
18 57 (20.28%) Security Cleared
19 56 (19.93%) Cisco Nexus
20 55 (19.57%) Linux
20 55 (19.57%) HP
20 55 (19.57%) CCSE
21 54 (19.22%) ProxySG
22 52 (18.51%) LAN
22 52 (18.51%) Load Balancing
23 48 (17.08%) DNS
24 47 (16.73%) SC Cleared
25 44 (15.66%) BIG-IP
26 43 (15.30%) VMware

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (3.20%) Apache
2 6 (2.14%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.78%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.42%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.42%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.71%) LiveLink
6 2 (0.71%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.85%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.71%) MS Office
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 220 (78.29%) Firewall
2 121 (43.06%) Network Security
3 87 (30.96%) Cisco ASA
4 80 (28.47%) BGP
5 79 (28.11%) WAN
6 70 (24.91%) OSPF
7 63 (22.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 60 (21.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 58 (20.64%) NetScreen
10 57 (20.28%) VPN
11 56 (19.93%) Cisco Nexus
12 52 (18.51%) LAN
13 48 (17.08%) DNS
14 44 (15.66%) BIG-IP
15 42 (14.95%) Cisco IOS
16 39 (13.88%) DMVPN
17 35 (12.46%) DHCP
18 34 (12.10%) TCP/IP
19 31 (11.03%) SSL
20 26 (9.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.42%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
General
1 64 (22.78%) Finance
2 24 (8.54%) Financial Institution
3 21 (7.47%) Banking
4 20 (7.12%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.85%) Retail
6 6 (2.14%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Local Government
7 2 (0.71%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Billing
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 94 (33.45%) Network Engineer
2 67 (23.84%) Security Engineer
3 49 (17.44%) Network Security Engineer
4 35 (12.46%) Consultant
5 34 (12.10%) Network Specialist
6 29 (10.32%) Security Specialist
7 27 (9.61%) Network Security Specialist
8 24 (8.54%) Network Consultant
9 18 (6.41%) Security Consultant
10 17 (6.05%) Architect
11 16 (5.69%) Network Support
12 14 (4.98%) Support Engineer
13 13 (4.63%) Senior Network Engineer
13 13 (4.63%) Network Manager
14 12 (4.27%) Network Security Consultant
14 12 (4.27%) Firewall Engineer
15 11 (3.91%) Designer
16 10 (3.56%) Analyst
17 9 (3.20%) Senior Security Engineer
17 9 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.85%) CSS
2 4 (1.42%) SAML
3 3 (1.07%) JSP
4 2 (0.71%) Middleware
4 2 (0.71%) JSF
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.25%) Thin Client
1 26 (9.25%) Fat Client
2 10 (3.56%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.20%) Clustering
4 7 (2.49%) Open Source
5 5 (1.78%) PKI
6 4 (1.42%) Firmware
7 3 (1.07%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.71%) SecurID
8 2 (0.71%) Web 2.0
8 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.36%) Social Media
9 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (19.57%) Linux
2 25 (8.90%) Windows
3 17 (6.05%) UNIX
4 10 (3.56%) Solaris
5 9 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.78%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.71%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.36%) MVS
9 1 (0.36%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.51%) Load Balancing
2 30 (10.68%) E-Commerce
3 23 (8.19%) Change Control
4 19 (6.76%) Problem Management
4 19 (6.76%) ITIL
4 19 (6.76%) Network Design
5 17 (6.05%) Network Management
6 16 (5.69%) Change Management
7 15 (5.34%) WAN Optimisation
8 14 (4.98%) Service Delivery
9 13 (4.63%) Migration
9 13 (4.63%) Information Security
9 13 (4.63%) Information Assurance
10 12 (4.27%) Security Architecture
10 12 (4.27%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (3.56%) Incident Management
12 9 (3.20%) Network Architecture
12 9 (3.20%) Performance Management
13 8 (2.85%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (2.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.69%) Perl
2 15 (5.34%) C
3 8 (2.85%) Tcl
4 5 (1.78%) Lisp
4 5 (1.78%) SQL
4 5 (1.78%) Java
5 4 (1.42%) PHP
5 4 (1.42%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.07%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.71%) Ruby
8 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 136 (48.40%) Cisco Certification
2 114 (40.57%) CCNP
3 57 (20.28%) Security Cleared
4 55 (19.57%) CCSE
5 47 (16.73%) SC Cleared
6 24 (8.54%) CISSP
6 24 (8.54%) CCNA
7 19 (6.76%) CCSA
8 18 (6.41%) JNCIS
9 12 (4.27%) CCIE
10 11 (3.91%) Check Point Certification
11 10 (3.56%) DV Cleared
12 8 (2.85%) CCSP
13 7 (2.49%) CCDP
14 5 (1.78%) CISA
15 3 (1.07%) Degree
15 3 (1.07%) JNCIA
16 1 (0.36%) CISM
16 1 (0.36%) HND
16 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.91%) SLA
2 5 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.42%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.07%) GPG13
4 3 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.07%) QA
5 1 (0.36%) TickIT
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 54 (19.22%) ProxySG
2 37 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.34%) Snort
4 13 (4.63%) Active Directory
5 6 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.42%) Shibboleth
6 4 (1.42%) Squid
7 3 (1.07%) XenApp
8 2 (0.71%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.36%) vSphere
9 1 (0.36%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.36%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 9 (3.20%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.78%) OPNET
3 5 (1.78%) SCCM
3 5 (1.78%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.07%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.71%) Control-M
6 2 (0.71%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.36%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.36%) SCOM
7 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.36%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.36%) OpenView
7 1 (0.36%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 236 (83.99%) Cisco
2 172 (61.21%) CheckPoint
3 152 (54.09%) F5
4 141 (50.18%) Juniper
5 73 (25.98%) McAfee
6 55 (19.57%) HP
7 43 (15.30%) Citrix
7 43 (15.30%) VMware
8 29 (10.32%) Infoblox
9 28 (9.96%) Nokia
10 25 (8.90%) Imperva
11 23 (8.19%) Websense
12 21 (7.47%) Sourcefire
13 19 (6.76%) Microsoft
13 19 (6.76%) IronPort
14 17 (6.05%) Fortinet
15 16 (5.69%) ProCurve
16 14 (4.98%) TippingPoint
16 14 (4.98%) Nortel
16 14 (4.98%) Symantec
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