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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
UK / England
Rank 427 501 392
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -109
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 140 103 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.22% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% 0.52% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 49 140
Median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £504 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £22.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.81% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year
+161.90% -

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
18459 19999 21199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.24% 43.00% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11474 11915 12658
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 815 938
Median hourly rate £19.77 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.42 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +22 46 £495 +16.47% 9
South East +40 45 £400 -5.88% 1
East of England 0 15 £456 -6.41% 4
West Midlands - 10 £450 - 1
North West +33 9 £300 -40.00% 1
Yorkshire -4 7 £450 +13.92%
South West +11 4 £510 +20.00%
East Midlands +4 2 £400 - 1
Midlands - 2 - -
Blue Coat
UK

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 179 (80.63%) Firewall
2 176 (79.28%) Cisco
3 133 (59.91%) CheckPoint
4 116 (52.25%) F5
5 105 (47.30%) Juniper
6 96 (43.24%) Cisco ASA
7 67 (30.18%) Cisco Certification
8 66 (29.73%) Finance
9 65 (29.28%) WAN
10 62 (27.93%) Network Security
11 59 (26.58%) Wireless
12 58 (26.13%) VPN
13 56 (25.23%) LAN
14 47 (21.17%) Palo Alto
15 45 (20.27%) Data Centre
16 43 (19.37%) DNS
17 42 (18.92%) CCNP
18 40 (18.02%) Security Cleared
19 39 (17.57%) SC Cleared
19 39 (17.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 39 (17.57%) ProxySG
20 37 (16.67%) TCP/IP
20 37 (16.67%) Windows
21 36 (16.22%) Citrix
22 35 (15.77%) Fortinet
23 32 (14.41%) Load Balancing
23 32 (14.41%) TippingPoint
23 32 (14.41%) Aruba
23 32 (14.41%) Change Management
23 32 (14.41%) Intel Security

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 (2.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (1.80%) Confluence
2 4 (1.80%) FileNet
3 2 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.90%) JBoss
3 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
1 24 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (1.80%) GitHub
3 3 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 179 (80.63%) Firewall
2 96 (43.24%) Cisco ASA
3 65 (29.28%) WAN
4 62 (27.93%) Network Security
5 59 (26.58%) Wireless
6 58 (26.13%) VPN
7 56 (25.23%) LAN
8 43 (19.37%) DNS
9 39 (17.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 37 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 29 (13.06%) SSL
12 28 (12.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 27 (12.16%) BIG-IP
14 26 (11.71%) MPLS
15 23 (10.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 23 (10.36%) Internet
16 19 (8.56%) BGP
16 19 (8.56%) NetScaler
17 15 (6.76%) DHCP
17 15 (6.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.80%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.35%) MySQL
2 3 (1.35%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.80%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.80%) JMeter
2 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.45%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 66 (29.73%) Finance
2 28 (12.61%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.76%) Banking
4 4 (1.80%) Retail
5 2 (0.90%) Dutch Language
5 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.45%) French Language
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 107 (48.20%) Network Engineer
2 36 (16.22%) Security Engineer
3 29 (13.06%) Network Security Engineer
4 21 (9.46%) Cisco Engineer
5 19 (8.56%) Senior Network Engineer
6 18 (8.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 18 (8.11%) Security Specialist
7 17 (7.66%) Architect
8 15 (6.76%) Network Specialist
9 14 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (5.86%) Consultant
11 12 (5.41%) Information Security Specialist
11 12 (5.41%) Information Specialist
11 12 (5.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 11 (4.95%) Analyst
12 11 (4.95%) Blue Coat Engineer
12 11 (4.95%) Project Manager
13 10 (4.50%) Network Consultant
13 10 (4.50%) Security Consultant
14 9 (4.05%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.31%) 802.1X
2 13 (5.86%) Web Services
3 4 (1.80%) JSON
3 4 (1.80%) Spring
4 3 (1.35%) J2EE
4 3 (1.35%) REST
4 3 (1.35%) RESTful
4 3 (1.35%) Velocity
5 2 (0.90%) Middleware
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.45%) .NET
6 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.45%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (0.45%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.45%) WAP
6 1 (0.45%) XML
6 1 (0.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 45 (20.27%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.15%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.70%) CMDB
6 6 (2.70%) Wiki
7 3 (1.35%) PKI
7 3 (1.35%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.90%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.90%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.90%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.45%) Clustering
9 1 (0.45%) DataPower
9 1 (0.45%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.45%) Replication
9 1 (0.45%) Streaming Media
9 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.67%) Windows
2 22 (9.91%) Unix
3 14 (6.31%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.25%) Linux
6 5 (2.25%) Solaris
7 4 (1.80%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.45%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.41%) Change Management
1 32 (14.41%) Load Balancing
2 27 (12.16%) ITIL
3 26 (11.71%) Project Management
4 17 (7.66%) Kalman Filter
4 17 (7.66%) Network Architecture
4 17 (7.66%) Service Management
5 16 (7.21%) Information Security
5 16 (7.21%) Migration
6 13 (5.86%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 13 (5.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 13 (5.86%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 13 (5.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 13 (5.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 12 (5.41%) Network Management
8 11 (4.95%) Network Design
8 11 (4.95%) Problem Management
9 9 (4.05%) Web Filtering
10 7 (3.15%) Mentoring
11 6 (2.70%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.15%) Python
2 6 (2.70%) Java
3 5 (2.25%) PHP
4 4 (1.80%) C
5 3 (1.35%) SQL
6 2 (0.90%) C++
6 2 (0.90%) Perl
6 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (30.18%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (18.92%) CCNP
3 40 (18.02%) Security Cleared
4 39 (17.57%) SC Cleared
5 30 (13.51%) CCIE
6 22 (9.91%) JNCIP
6 22 (9.91%) JNCIS
7 16 (7.21%) CCNA
8 11 (4.95%) CCSA
8 11 (4.95%) CCSE
9 10 (4.50%) CISSP
10 7 (3.15%) CCSP
10 7 (3.15%) JNCIA
11 6 (2.70%) Degree
12 4 (1.80%) JNCIE
13 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.90%) PMP
14 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 1 (0.45%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (5.86%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.60%) HIPAA
2 8 (3.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.90%) QA
3 2 (0.90%) SLA
4 1 (0.45%) GPG13
4 1 (0.45%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 39 (17.57%) ProxySG
2 24 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.95%) Active Directory
4 10 (4.50%) XenApp
5 8 (3.60%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.35%) BIND 9
7 3 (1.35%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.35%) XenServer
8 2 (0.90%) Firmware
8 2 (0.90%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.45%) vCloud
9 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (6.76%) FortiGate
2 13 (5.86%) Nexpose
3 8 (3.60%) OPNET
4 6 (2.70%) SCCM
5 5 (2.25%) MIMEsweeper
5 5 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.35%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.35%) BladeLogic
6 3 (1.35%) Cacti
6 3 (1.35%) Control-M
6 3 (1.35%) Nagios
6 3 (1.35%) OpenView
6 3 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.90%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.90%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 176 (79.28%) Cisco
2 133 (59.91%) CheckPoint
3 116 (52.25%) F5
4 105 (47.30%) Juniper
5 47 (21.17%) Palo Alto
6 36 (16.22%) Citrix
7 35 (15.77%) Fortinet
8 32 (14.41%) Aruba
8 32 (14.41%) Intel Security
8 32 (14.41%) TippingPoint
9 27 (12.16%) FireEye
10 26 (11.71%) VMware
11 21 (9.46%) SolarWinds
12 20 (9.01%) Microsoft
12 20 (9.01%) Symantec
13 19 (8.56%) Brocade
14 17 (7.66%) HP
15 15 (6.76%) Sourcefire
16 14 (6.31%) ArcSight
16 14 (6.31%) Riverbed
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Croydon, Surrey
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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