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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 485 380 454
Rank change year-on-year
-105 +74
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 117 215 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.46% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.58% 1.00% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 155 70
Average daily rate £425 £401 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.38 - £117.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 - £67.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 - £167.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - £117.50
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
20185 21463 20154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 42.77% 45.74% 45.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12222 12712 11398
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 813 916 900
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -52 40 £425 +3.03% 5
South East -13 28 £405 +4.51% 8
Yorkshire -22 25 £385 -3.87% 4
East of England +12 11 £488 +39.28% 2
South West +3 5 £425 +17.24% 2
East Midlands -18 4 £450 +44.00%
West Midlands -14 3 £400 -7.51%
North West -26 2 £500 - 1
Blue Coat
UK

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 207 (83.47%) Cisco
2 164 (66.13%) CheckPoint
3 160 (64.52%) Firewall
4 126 (50.81%) F5
5 124 (50.00%) Juniper
6 103 (41.53%) Network Security
7 97 (39.11%) Cisco ASA
8 92 (37.10%) LAN
9 88 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
10 86 (34.68%) WAN
11 63 (25.40%) VPN
12 62 (25.00%) CCNP
13 57 (22.98%) Cisco IOS
14 52 (20.97%) Cisco Nexus
15 49 (19.76%) Kalman Filter
16 46 (18.55%) Data Centre
17 45 (18.15%) OSPF
17 45 (18.15%) BGP
18 44 (17.74%) Finance
18 44 (17.74%) Palo Alto
19 42 (16.94%) CCSE
20 38 (15.32%) Intel Security
21 37 (14.92%) DNS
21 37 (14.92%) SSL
22 36 (14.52%) ITIL
22 36 (14.52%) Security Cleared
23 35 (14.11%) ProxySG
24 34 (13.71%) Load Balancing
24 34 (13.71%) TCP/IP
24 34 (13.71%) Citrix

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 13 (5.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (2.82%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.81%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.40%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.40%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (1.21%) MS Office
1 3 (1.21%) MS Visio
1 3 (1.21%) ProjectWise
2 2 (0.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.02%) Symantec.cloud
2 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 160 (64.52%) Firewall
2 103 (41.53%) Network Security
3 97 (39.11%) Cisco ASA
4 92 (37.10%) LAN
5 86 (34.68%) WAN
6 63 (25.40%) VPN
7 57 (22.98%) Cisco IOS
8 52 (20.97%) Cisco Nexus
9 45 (18.15%) BGP
9 45 (18.15%) OSPF
10 37 (14.92%) DNS
10 37 (14.92%) SSL
11 34 (13.71%) TCP/IP
12 29 (11.69%) Cisco PIX
13 28 (11.29%) DHCP
13 28 (11.29%) Wireless
14 26 (10.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 25 (10.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 25 (10.08%) MPLS
15 25 (10.08%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.21%) SQL Server
1 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.40%) Big Data
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 44 (17.74%) Finance
2 19 (7.66%) Telecoms
3 18 (7.26%) Banking
4 11 (4.44%) Spanish Language
5 3 (1.21%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 81 (32.66%) Network Engineer
2 49 (19.76%) Security Engineer
3 42 (16.94%) Analyst
4 35 (14.11%) Security Analyst
5 33 (13.31%) Network Analyst
6 32 (12.90%) Network Security Engineer
7 28 (11.29%) Network Security Analyst
8 27 (10.89%) Network Specialist
9 22 (8.87%) Consultant
10 21 (8.47%) Architect
11 20 (8.06%) Cisco Engineer
12 18 (7.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 15 (6.05%) Blue Coat Specialist
13 15 (6.05%) Security Specialist
14 14 (5.65%) Senior Security Engineer
15 13 (5.24%) Blue Coat Engineer
15 13 (5.24%) Security Architect
16 12 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
16 12 (4.84%) Technical Specialist
17 11 (4.44%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.82%) CSS
2 6 (2.42%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.40%) COM
3 1 (0.40%) HTML
3 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (18.55%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.44%) SecurID
3 8 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 8 (3.23%) Thin Client
4 6 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.02%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.21%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.81%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.40%) Clustering
9 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.40%) PKI
9 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.08%) Linux
2 24 (9.68%) Windows
3 11 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (3.23%) Unix
5 5 (2.02%) Solaris
5 5 (2.02%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.76%) Kalman Filter
2 36 (14.52%) ITIL
3 34 (13.71%) Load Balancing
4 26 (10.48%) Network Design
5 19 (7.66%) Change Management
5 19 (7.66%) Migration
6 17 (6.85%) Web Filtering
7 15 (6.05%) Information Security
7 15 (6.05%) Mentoring
7 15 (6.05%) SIEM
8 14 (5.65%) Network Management
9 12 (4.84%) High Availability
9 12 (4.84%) Project Management
10 11 (4.44%) Problem Management
11 10 (4.03%) Service Management
12 9 (3.63%) Network Architecture
12 9 (3.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (3.23%) Asset Management
13 8 (3.23%) ITSM
13 8 (3.23%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.42%) C
2 5 (2.02%) SQL
3 2 (0.81%) Perl
3 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.81%) Tcl
3 2 (0.81%) VB
4 1 (0.40%) Java
4 1 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 88 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (25.00%) CCNP
3 42 (16.94%) CCSE
4 36 (14.52%) Security Cleared
5 34 (13.71%) CISSP
6 32 (12.90%) CCNA
7 31 (12.50%) SC Cleared
8 26 (10.48%) CCSA
9 22 (8.87%) CCIE
10 13 (5.24%) Degree
11 11 (4.44%) CCSP
11 11 (4.44%) JNCIP
12 9 (3.63%) JNCIE
13 8 (3.23%) CCDP
13 8 (3.23%) JNCIS
14 6 (2.42%) JNCIA
15 4 (1.61%) Check Point Certification
16 3 (1.21%) CCDA
17 1 (0.40%) Avaya Certification
17 1 (0.40%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.87%) SLA
2 6 (2.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (2.02%) HIPAA
4 4 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (14.11%) ProxySG
2 18 (7.26%) Snort
3 14 (5.65%) Active Directory
4 12 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.21%) Firmware
6 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.81%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.81%) XenApp
7 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (7.26%) Proventia
2 9 (3.63%) QRadar
3 7 (2.82%) MIMEsweeper
4 5 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (2.02%) OPNET
5 3 (1.21%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.81%) Netcool
6 2 (0.81%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.40%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 207 (83.47%) Cisco
2 164 (66.13%) CheckPoint
3 126 (50.81%) F5
4 124 (50.00%) Juniper
5 44 (17.74%) Palo Alto
6 38 (15.32%) Intel Security
7 34 (13.71%) Citrix
8 32 (12.90%) IronPort
9 28 (11.29%) Forcepoint
10 24 (9.68%) Sourcefire
11 22 (8.87%) Fortinet
12 21 (8.47%) Microsoft
13 20 (8.06%) Nokia
14 19 (7.66%) Barracuda Networks
15 18 (7.26%) HP
16 15 (6.05%) SolarWinds
17 14 (5.65%) Remedy
18 13 (5.24%) Infoblox
18 13 (5.24%) Riverbed
18 13 (5.24%) Tufin
East London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
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Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day DAY RATE
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago