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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 425 442 468
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +26
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 165 118 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.69% 0.53% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 56 44
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£425 £394 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%
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
23957 22170 24004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.08% 46.10% 46.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14152 12856 12756
Average daily rate £396 £390 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.26%
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 1164 1048 1259
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +60 79 £450 +20.00% 14
South East -15 37 £373 -9.69% 12
East Midlands +17 16 £425 -
Yorkshire -5 11 £325 -16.12%
South West -25 9 £288 - 1
North West -12 7 £420 -23.63%
West Midlands -20 2 £321 -20.24%
East of England -33 2 - - 2
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UK

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 259 (83.55%) Cisco
2 256 (82.58%) Firewall
3 196 (63.23%) CheckPoint
4 164 (52.90%) Juniper
5 153 (49.35%) F5
6 140 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
7 121 (39.03%) Network Security
8 114 (36.77%) CCNP
9 106 (34.19%) WAN
10 97 (31.29%) ProxySG
11 91 (29.35%) VPN
12 89 (28.71%) Cisco ASA
13 86 (27.74%) LAN
14 85 (27.42%) BGP
15 80 (25.81%) Finance
16 74 (23.87%) OSPF
17 71 (22.90%) Cisco Nexus
18 61 (19.68%) TCP/IP
19 60 (19.35%) Load Balancing
20 56 (18.06%) Security Cleared
20 56 (18.06%) HP
21 52 (16.77%) CCSE
21 52 (16.77%) Linux
22 51 (16.45%) VMware
23 50 (16.13%) SSL
24 48 (15.48%) McAfee
25 47 (15.16%) DNS
25 47 (15.16%) Cisco IOS
25 47 (15.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
26 46 (14.84%) SC Cleared

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (2.90%) Apache
1 9 (2.90%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.29%) LiveLink
2 4 (1.29%) IIS
2 4 (1.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (0.65%) GlassFish
3 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.32%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.19%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.26%) MS Office
4 2 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 256 (82.58%) Firewall
2 121 (39.03%) Network Security
3 106 (34.19%) WAN
4 91 (29.35%) VPN
5 89 (28.71%) Cisco ASA
6 86 (27.74%) LAN
7 85 (27.42%) BGP
8 74 (23.87%) OSPF
9 71 (22.90%) Cisco Nexus
10 61 (19.68%) TCP/IP
11 50 (16.13%) SSL
12 47 (15.16%) DNS
12 47 (15.16%) Cisco IOS
12 47 (15.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 42 (13.55%) VLAN
14 41 (13.23%) Wireless
15 40 (12.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 38 (12.26%) SAN
17 35 (11.29%) BIG-IP
17 35 (11.29%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.94%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
General
1 80 (25.81%) Finance
2 33 (10.65%) Banking
3 22 (7.10%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.52%) Retail
5 13 (4.19%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.58%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.26%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.29%) German Language
9 3 (0.97%) Billing
9 3 (0.97%) Back Office
9 3 (0.97%) Legal
10 2 (0.65%) Local Government
10 2 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 109 (35.16%) Network Engineer
2 80 (25.81%) Security Engineer
3 55 (17.74%) Network Security Engineer
4 38 (12.26%) Consultant
5 27 (8.71%) Senior Security Engineer
6 26 (8.39%) Network Consultant
7 24 (7.74%) Security Consultant
8 22 (7.10%) Architect
9 21 (6.77%) Senior Network Engineer
10 20 (6.45%) Analyst
11 19 (6.13%) Network Specialist
12 18 (5.81%) Network Security Consultant
13 17 (5.48%) Designer
14 16 (5.16%) Senior Network Security Engineer
15 15 (4.84%) Network Support
16 13 (4.19%) Security Specialist
16 13 (4.19%) Network Analyst
16 13 (4.19%) Firewall Engineer
17 12 (3.87%) Network Security Specialist
18 11 (3.55%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.26%) Middleware
2 4 (1.29%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (1.29%) CSS
3 2 (0.65%) Web Services
3 2 (0.65%) WAP
3 2 (0.65%) SAML
4 1 (0.32%) JSP
4 1 (0.32%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.06%) PKI
3 14 (4.52%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.55%) Thin Client
4 11 (3.55%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.90%) Clustering
6 6 (1.94%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.61%) Open Source
8 4 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.29%) SecurID
9 2 (0.65%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.32%) Wiki
10 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.32%) PMI
10 1 (0.32%) iPad
10 1 (0.32%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 52 (16.77%) Linux
2 33 (10.65%) Windows
3 23 (7.42%) UNIX
4 21 (6.77%) Solaris
5 7 (2.26%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.97%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.65%) MVS
9 2 (0.65%) AIX
9 2 (0.65%) 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 60 (19.35%) Load Balancing
2 44 (14.19%) ITIL
3 34 (10.97%) Mentoring
4 27 (8.71%) Change Control
5 25 (8.06%) Change Management
6 19 (6.13%) Kalman Filter
7 18 (5.81%) Network Design
8 17 (5.48%) E-Commerce
8 17 (5.48%) Information Assurance
9 16 (5.16%) WAN Optimisation
9 16 (5.16%) Information Security
10 15 (4.84%) Migration
10 15 (4.84%) Project Management
10 15 (4.84%) Network Management
10 15 (4.84%) Problem Management
11 14 (4.52%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (3.55%) Service Delivery
13 10 (3.23%) PRINCE2
13 10 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
13 10 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.45%) Perl
2 9 (2.90%) C
2 9 (2.90%) Lisp
3 8 (2.58%) Tcl
4 6 (1.94%) C++
4 6 (1.94%) Shell Script
4 6 (1.94%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.61%) PHP
5 5 (1.61%) SQL
6 4 (1.29%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.97%) VBScript
7 3 (0.97%) Java
7 3 (0.97%) Python
8 2 (0.65%) Ruby
9 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 140 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
2 114 (36.77%) CCNP
3 56 (18.06%) Security Cleared
4 52 (16.77%) CCSE
5 46 (14.84%) SC Cleared
6 38 (12.26%) CCNA
7 27 (8.71%) CCIE
8 21 (6.77%) CCSA
9 19 (6.13%) CISSP
10 14 (4.52%) Check Point Certification
11 13 (4.19%) JNCIS
12 12 (3.87%) DV Cleared
13 11 (3.55%) Degree
14 9 (2.90%) CCDP
15 8 (2.58%) CCSP
16 4 (1.29%) HP ASE
16 4 (1.29%) HP MASE
17 3 (0.97%) JNCIA
18 2 (0.65%) CISA
18 2 (0.65%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 11 (3.55%) SLA
3 7 (2.26%) QA
4 5 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.29%) GPG13
6 2 (0.65%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 97 (31.29%) ProxySG
2 29 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (8.06%) Snort
4 18 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (4.52%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.29%) ISA Server
6 4 (1.29%) Squid
7 3 (0.97%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.65%) XenApp
8 2 (0.65%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.32%) UAG
9 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.87%) FortiGate
2 10 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (2.90%) OPNET
4 8 (2.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (2.58%) BladeLogic
4 8 (2.58%) Control-M
4 8 (2.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.61%) SCCM
6 4 (1.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (1.29%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.97%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.97%) MIMEsweeper
7 3 (0.97%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (0.97%) SCOM
8 2 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.65%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (0.65%) OpenView
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.32%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 259 (83.55%) Cisco
2 196 (63.23%) CheckPoint
3 164 (52.90%) Juniper
4 153 (49.35%) F5
5 56 (18.06%) HP
6 51 (16.45%) VMware
7 48 (15.48%) McAfee
8 42 (13.55%) Sourcefire
9 40 (12.90%) Nokia
10 39 (12.58%) Citrix
11 29 (9.35%) Websense
12 28 (9.03%) Microsoft
13 26 (8.39%) Nortel
14 21 (6.77%) Symantec
15 16 (5.16%) Avaya
16 15 (4.84%) Oracle
16 15 (4.84%) TippingPoint
17 14 (4.52%) IronPort
18 13 (4.19%) Infoblox
18 13 (4.19%) Fortinet
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