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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
UK / England
Rank 459 476 376
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -100
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 115 135 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.28% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.66% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 65 155
Median daily rate £420 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £401
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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
18280 20545 21716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.29% 43.09% 45.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11494 12490 12665
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 649 791 904
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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
South East +23 41 £350 -30.00% 2
London -1 29 £500 +17.64% 9
East of England +10 15 £363 -25.64% 3
West Midlands +10 10 £475 +11.76% 1
South West +4 5 £390 -8.23%
North West - 5 £300 -
Yorkshire -3 4 £450 +20.00%
East Midlands +9 3 £400 -
Midlands - 2 - -
Blue Coat
UK

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 185 (83.33%) Firewall
2 184 (82.88%) Cisco
3 148 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 129 (58.11%) F5
5 105 (47.30%) Cisco ASA
6 102 (45.95%) Juniper
7 74 (33.33%) Network Security
8 67 (30.18%) Cisco Certification
9 65 (29.28%) WAN
10 55 (24.77%) Wireless
11 53 (23.87%) VPN
12 52 (23.42%) Finance
13 51 (22.97%) Data Centre
14 49 (22.07%) LAN
15 48 (21.62%) ProxySG
16 46 (20.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 45 (20.27%) Palo Alto
18 42 (18.92%) SC Cleared
18 42 (18.92%) Security Cleared
18 42 (18.92%) CCNP
19 39 (17.57%) Citrix
20 38 (17.12%) DNS
21 37 (16.67%) Windows
21 37 (16.67%) Fortinet
22 33 (14.86%) TCP/IP
23 31 (13.96%) BIG-IP
23 31 (13.96%) Change Management
23 31 (13.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
24 30 (13.51%) ITIL
25 29 (13.06%) Load Balancing

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 4 (1.80%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.90%) JBoss
2 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.16%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 185 (83.33%) Firewall
2 105 (47.30%) Cisco ASA
3 74 (33.33%) Network Security
4 65 (29.28%) WAN
5 55 (24.77%) Wireless
6 53 (23.87%) VPN
7 49 (22.07%) LAN
8 46 (20.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 38 (17.12%) DNS
10 33 (14.86%) TCP/IP
11 31 (13.96%) BIG-IP
11 31 (13.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 27 (12.16%) MPLS
13 26 (11.71%) SSL
14 25 (11.26%) BGP
15 24 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
16 20 (9.01%) Internet
16 20 (9.01%) OSPF
17 18 (8.11%) NetScaler
18 16 (7.21%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.90%) MySQL
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 52 (23.42%) Finance
2 26 (11.71%) Telecoms
3 16 (7.21%) Banking
4 3 (1.35%) Retail
5 2 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (0.90%) Dutch Language
5 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.45%) French Language
6 1 (0.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 109 (49.10%) Network Engineer
2 40 (18.02%) Security Engineer
3 35 (15.77%) Network Security Engineer
4 24 (10.81%) Cisco Engineer
5 21 (9.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 20 (9.01%) Consultant
7 19 (8.56%) Network Specialist
8 18 (8.11%) Security Specialist
9 17 (7.66%) Network Consultant
9 17 (7.66%) Senior Network Engineer
10 16 (7.21%) Analyst
10 16 (7.21%) Architect
11 14 (6.31%) Network Analyst
11 14 (6.31%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 14 (6.31%) Security Consultant
12 13 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (4.95%) Network Security Consultant
13 11 (4.95%) Project Manager
14 9 (4.05%) Juniper Engineer
14 9 (4.05%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.50%) 802.1X
1 10 (4.50%) Web Services
2 3 (1.35%) Velocity
3 2 (0.90%) Middleware
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.45%) .NET
4 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.45%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (0.45%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (22.97%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (3.60%) Wiki
5 6 (2.70%) CMDB
5 6 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.80%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.80%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.35%) PKI
8 3 (1.35%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (0.90%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.90%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.45%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.45%) Clustering
10 1 (0.45%) DataPower
10 1 (0.45%) FMCG
10 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.45%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.67%) Windows
2 16 (7.21%) Unix
3 15 (6.76%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.05%) Linux
6 9 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.25%) Solaris
7 5 (2.25%) 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 31 (13.96%) Change Management
2 30 (13.51%) ITIL
3 29 (13.06%) Load Balancing
4 26 (11.71%) Project Management
5 17 (7.66%) Migration
5 17 (7.66%) Network Architecture
5 17 (7.66%) Service Management
6 15 (6.76%) Information Security
7 14 (6.31%) Network Management
8 13 (5.86%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (5.41%) Mentoring
10 11 (4.95%) Network Design
10 11 (4.95%) Problem Management
11 10 (4.50%) Service Delivery
12 9 (4.05%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 9 (4.05%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 9 (4.05%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 9 (4.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 9 (4.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 8 (3.60%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.25%) Python
2 3 (1.35%) SQL
3 2 (0.90%) C
3 2 (0.90%) Java
3 2 (0.90%) PHP
3 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 67 (30.18%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (18.92%) CCNP
2 42 (18.92%) SC Cleared
2 42 (18.92%) Security Cleared
3 27 (12.16%) CCIE
4 18 (8.11%) CCNA
4 18 (8.11%) JNCIP
4 18 (8.11%) JNCIS
5 13 (5.86%) CCSA
5 13 (5.86%) CISSP
6 10 (4.50%) CCSE
7 8 (3.60%) CCSP
8 7 (3.15%) Degree
8 7 (3.15%) JNCIA
9 4 (1.80%) JNCIE
10 3 (1.35%) CISA
10 3 (1.35%) CISM
10 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.90%) PMP
11 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.31%) PCI DSS
2 13 (5.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.60%) HIPAA
3 8 (3.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.35%) SLA
5 2 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.90%) QA
6 1 (0.45%) GPG13
6 1 (0.45%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (21.62%) ProxySG
2 23 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.41%) Active Directory
4 10 (4.50%) XenApp
5 7 (3.15%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.25%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.35%) XenServer
9 2 (0.90%) BIND 9
9 2 (0.90%) vCloud
9 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.45%) Firmware
10 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (6.31%) FortiGate
2 9 (4.05%) Nexpose
3 7 (3.15%) OPNET
3 7 (3.15%) SCCM
4 5 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.35%) BladeLogic
5 3 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.35%) Control-M
5 3 (1.35%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (1.35%) OpenView
5 3 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.90%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.90%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.90%) Cacti
6 2 (0.90%) Nagios
6 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.90%) Puppet
6 2 (0.90%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.45%) DameWare
Vendors
1 184 (82.88%) Cisco
2 148 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 129 (58.11%) F5
4 102 (45.95%) Juniper
5 45 (20.27%) Palo Alto
6 39 (17.57%) Citrix
7 37 (16.67%) Fortinet
8 29 (13.06%) Aruba
9 28 (12.61%) TippingPoint
10 25 (11.26%) Intel Security
10 25 (11.26%) VMware
11 24 (10.81%) FireEye
12 22 (9.91%) Microsoft
13 19 (8.56%) SolarWinds
14 18 (8.11%) Brocade
14 18 (8.11%) HP
15 15 (6.76%) Nokia
15 15 (6.76%) Remedy
15 15 (6.76%) Sourcefire
15 15 (6.76%) Symantec
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