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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 437 426 450
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +24
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 158 146 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 0.66% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 97 56
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£425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £519 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.53 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 - -
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
22641 22172 21543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.94% 44.92% 46.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13646 12517 11993
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 998 1118
Average hourly rate £18.71 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +30 82 £475 +12.42% 7
South East -13 30 £394 +8.62% 12
East Midlands +7 14 £344 +17.52% 1
West Midlands -3 9 £316 +5.41%
South West -16 9 £425 -10.52%
East of England +4 5 £488 +25.80% 2
Midlands - 4 £320 -
North West -28 3 - - 1
North East - 2 £282 -
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 291 (88.45%) Cisco
2 255 (77.51%) Firewall
3 242 (73.56%) CheckPoint
4 177 (53.80%) Juniper
5 158 (48.02%) Cisco Certification
6 152 (46.20%) WAN
7 149 (45.29%) F5
8 129 (39.21%) Network Security
9 124 (37.69%) Cisco ASA
10 123 (37.39%) LAN
11 117 (35.56%) CCNP
12 101 (30.70%) VPN
13 95 (28.88%) Cisco Nexus
14 83 (25.23%) SSL
15 82 (24.92%) DNS
16 78 (23.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 77 (23.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 76 (23.10%) ProxySG
19 75 (22.80%) BGP
20 74 (22.49%) Finance
21 67 (20.36%) OSPF
22 66 (20.06%) BIG-IP
23 62 (18.84%) Data Centre
23 62 (18.84%) Load Balancing
24 58 (17.63%) TCP/IP
25 57 (17.33%) Linux
25 57 (17.33%) McAfee
26 56 (17.02%) Wireless
27 54 (16.41%) Nokia
28 52 (15.81%) ITIL

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 8 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.52%) Lync
3 2 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (4.26%) RMDS
2 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.61%) Office 365
1 2 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 255 (77.51%) Firewall
2 152 (46.20%) WAN
3 129 (39.21%) Network Security
4 124 (37.69%) Cisco ASA
5 123 (37.39%) LAN
6 101 (30.70%) VPN
7 95 (28.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 83 (25.23%) SSL
9 82 (24.92%) DNS
10 78 (23.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 77 (23.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 75 (22.80%) BGP
13 67 (20.36%) OSPF
14 66 (20.06%) BIG-IP
15 58 (17.63%) TCP/IP
16 56 (17.02%) Wireless
17 52 (15.81%) IPsec
17 52 (15.81%) DHCP
18 47 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
19 46 (13.98%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.52%) MySQL
1 5 (1.52%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (1.22%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.91%) EDMS
3 3 (0.91%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.91%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.61%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Fiddler
General
1 74 (22.49%) Finance
2 24 (7.29%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.78%) Banking
4 11 (3.34%) Retail
5 5 (1.52%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.52%) Publishing
5 5 (1.52%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.61%) Marketing
6 2 (0.61%) Billing
6 2 (0.61%) Law
6 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.30%) Back Office
7 1 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 134 (40.73%) Network Engineer
2 59 (17.93%) Analyst
3 51 (15.50%) Security Engineer
4 33 (10.03%) Consultant
5 31 (9.42%) Network Security Engineer
6 30 (9.12%) Security Analyst
7 29 (8.81%) Architect
8 24 (7.29%) Senior Analyst
9 21 (6.38%) Network Analyst
10 20 (6.08%) Network Consultant
10 20 (6.08%) Network Architect
11 19 (5.78%) Senior Network Engineer
12 18 (5.47%) Service Desk Analyst
12 18 (5.47%) Service Analyst
13 17 (5.17%) Infrastructure Architect
14 16 (4.86%) Firewall Engineer
15 15 (4.56%) Network Support
15 15 (4.56%) Support Engineer
16 13 (3.95%) Security Consultant
17 12 (3.65%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.78%) CSS
1 19 (5.78%) 802.1X
2 14 (4.26%) Rendezvous
3 12 (3.65%) Middleware
4 3 (0.91%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.61%) Web Services
5 2 (0.61%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (18.84%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 23 (6.99%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.65%) SecurID
5 10 (3.04%) Thin Client
5 10 (3.04%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.74%) Clustering
7 6 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.22%) PKI
9 3 (0.91%) Replication
9 3 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.61%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.61%) DTV
11 1 (0.30%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.30%) IVR
11 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.30%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (17.33%) Linux
2 49 (14.89%) Windows
3 33 (10.03%) UNIX
4 30 (9.12%) Solaris
5 14 (4.26%) Oracle Linux
6 10 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (18.84%) Load Balancing
2 52 (15.81%) ITIL
3 32 (9.73%) Service Management
4 30 (9.12%) Time Management
4 30 (9.12%) Network Architecture
5 27 (8.21%) Kalman Filter
6 25 (7.60%) WAN Optimisation
7 23 (6.99%) Network Design
8 20 (6.08%) Change Management
9 19 (5.78%) Mentoring
10 16 (4.86%) Network Management
11 15 (4.56%) Performance Management
12 14 (4.26%) SIEM
12 14 (4.26%) E-Commerce
13 13 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (3.04%) Change Control
14 10 (3.04%) Project Management
15 9 (2.74%) Service Delivery
15 9 (2.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 9 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.17%) Python
2 16 (4.86%) C
3 13 (3.95%) Perl
4 9 (2.74%) C++
4 9 (2.74%) Shell Script
5 8 (2.43%) PHP
5 8 (2.43%) Lisp
6 6 (1.82%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.91%) Tcl
7 3 (0.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 158 (48.02%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (35.56%) CCNP
3 45 (13.68%) CCSE
4 40 (12.16%) CCNA
5 38 (11.55%) Security Cleared
6 29 (8.81%) SC Cleared
7 26 (7.90%) CISSP
8 22 (6.69%) CCSA
9 15 (4.56%) CCDP
10 13 (3.95%) CCIE
11 11 (3.34%) CCSP
12 8 (2.43%) Degree
13 6 (1.82%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (1.52%) DV Cleared
15 4 (1.22%) Avaya Certification
15 4 (1.22%) PMP
15 4 (1.22%) PMI Certification
15 4 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 3 (0.91%) JNCIS
17 2 (0.61%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (2.74%) SLA
3 5 (1.52%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) GPG13
System Software
1 76 (23.10%) ProxySG
2 29 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.38%) Active Directory
4 12 (3.65%) Snort
5 10 (3.04%) XenServer
6 9 (2.74%) Sendmail
7 5 (1.52%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.22%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.61%) Xen
9 2 (0.61%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.61%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.61%) UAG
9 2 (0.61%) XenApp
10 1 (0.30%) Squid
Systems Management
1 17 (5.17%) CiscoWorks
2 14 (4.26%) Control-M
2 14 (4.26%) BladeLogic
2 14 (4.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 11 (3.34%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (2.74%) MIMEsweeper
4 9 (2.74%) MAILsweeper
4 9 (2.74%) OPNET
5 8 (2.43%) Nessus
5 8 (2.43%) Nmap
6 7 (2.13%) NetCrunch
7 6 (1.82%) Nagios
8 5 (1.52%) Cacti
8 5 (1.52%) FortiGate
8 5 (1.52%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.91%) SCCM
10 2 (0.61%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 291 (88.45%) Cisco
2 242 (73.56%) CheckPoint
3 177 (53.80%) Juniper
4 149 (45.29%) F5
5 57 (17.33%) McAfee
6 54 (16.41%) Nokia
7 47 (14.29%) SolarWinds
8 44 (13.37%) Citrix
9 40 (12.16%) TippingPoint
10 37 (11.25%) VMware
11 36 (10.94%) HP
12 34 (10.33%) Nortel
12 34 (10.33%) Fortinet
13 32 (9.73%) Avaya
13 32 (9.73%) Sourcefire
14 26 (7.90%) Symantec
15 25 (7.60%) Websense
15 25 (7.60%) CA
15 25 (7.60%) Tufin
16 23 (6.99%) Infoblox
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