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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 362 438 434
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -4
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 216 109 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.99% 0.52% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 65 48
Average daily rate
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£401 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.81% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.81% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £117.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +147.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £117.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- +147.36%
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
21777 20870 18793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.72% 45.62% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12707 11662 10148
Average daily rate £400 £390 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 910 1165
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 £11.50 £11.36 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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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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 +45 91 £413 +20.00% 9
South East -13 53 £388 +10.71% 5
Yorkshire +14 40 £401 +5.18% 5
East Midlands +10 8 £356 - 1
West Midlands -19 7 £425 +13.03% 2
East of England +8 5 £638 +78.94% 2
North West -9 5 £500 +17.64% 1
South West -17 4 £338 -10.00% 1
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UK

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 320 (86.02%) Cisco
2 311 (83.60%) Firewall
3 282 (75.81%) CheckPoint
4 194 (52.15%) F5
5 179 (48.12%) Cisco Certification
6 171 (45.97%) Juniper
7 167 (44.89%) Cisco ASA
8 153 (41.13%) CCNP
9 123 (33.06%) Network Security
10 119 (31.99%) DNS
11 114 (30.65%) OSPF
12 108 (29.03%) WAN
13 105 (28.23%) BGP
14 101 (27.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 99 (26.61%) LAN
16 91 (24.46%) VMware
17 90 (24.19%) Finance
17 90 (24.19%) CCSE
18 89 (23.92%) VPN
18 89 (23.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 88 (23.66%) Cisco Nexus
20 79 (21.24%) DHCP
21 74 (19.89%) VMware Infrastructure
22 73 (19.62%) HP
23 72 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
24 69 (18.55%) Load Balancing
24 69 (18.55%) BIG-IP
25 67 (18.01%) Infoblox
26 66 (17.74%) ProxySG
27 63 (16.94%) Citrix

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (2.42%) Lync
2 8 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.81%) IIS
3 3 (0.81%) Apache
4 2 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.61%) MS Office
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.96%) RMDS
2 7 (1.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.08%) Office 365
1 4 (1.08%) IaaS
2 2 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 311 (83.60%) Firewall
2 167 (44.89%) Cisco ASA
3 123 (33.06%) Network Security
4 119 (31.99%) DNS
5 114 (30.65%) OSPF
6 108 (29.03%) WAN
7 105 (28.23%) BGP
8 101 (27.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 99 (26.61%) LAN
10 89 (23.92%) VPN
10 89 (23.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 88 (23.66%) Cisco Nexus
12 79 (21.24%) DHCP
13 72 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
14 69 (18.55%) BIG-IP
15 61 (16.40%) Wireless
15 61 (16.40%) TCP/IP
16 59 (15.86%) SSL
17 50 (13.44%) NetScreen
18 49 (13.17%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.08%) EDRMS
2 3 (0.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.54%) EDMS
4 1 (0.27%) MS Access
4 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
General
1 90 (24.19%) Finance
2 46 (12.37%) Telecoms
3 29 (7.80%) Banking
4 9 (2.42%) Retail
4 9 (2.42%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.34%) Legal
5 5 (1.34%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.08%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.54%) Back Office
7 2 (0.54%) Law
7 2 (0.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 139 (37.37%) Network Engineer
2 57 (15.32%) Analyst
3 54 (14.52%) Security Engineer
4 44 (11.83%) Consultant
5 35 (9.41%) Security Specialist
5 35 (9.41%) Network Specialist
5 35 (9.41%) Network Security Specialist
6 34 (9.14%) Network Security Engineer
7 32 (8.60%) Network Analyst
7 32 (8.60%) Security Analyst
8 29 (7.80%) Senior Network Engineer
8 29 (7.80%) Network Consultant
9 22 (5.91%) Security Consultant
10 19 (5.11%) Network Security Consultant
11 17 (4.57%) Network Support
12 16 (4.30%) Architect
13 15 (4.03%) Network Security Analyst
14 12 (3.23%) Support Engineer
14 12 (3.23%) Senior Security Engineer
15 11 (2.96%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.96%) Rendezvous
2 7 (1.88%) WAP
3 4 (1.08%) CGI
4 3 (0.81%) CSS
4 3 (0.81%) Middleware
5 2 (0.54%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.54%) Web Services
6 1 (0.27%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (9.14%) Thin Client
2 34 (9.14%) Fat Client
3 13 (3.49%) PKI
4 11 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.88%) SecurID
6 5 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.34%) NHS
7 3 (0.81%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.54%) Statistics
8 2 (0.54%) e-Health
8 2 (0.54%) Clustering
8 2 (0.54%) IVR
9 1 (0.27%) CESG
9 1 (0.27%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.27%) CMDB
9 1 (0.27%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.27%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 56 (15.05%) Linux
2 43 (11.56%) Windows
3 27 (7.26%) UNIX
4 25 (6.72%) Solaris
5 10 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.81%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.27%) Android
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (18.55%) Load Balancing
2 53 (14.25%) ITIL
3 51 (13.71%) E-Commerce
4 33 (8.87%) Kalman Filter
5 32 (8.60%) Mentoring
5 32 (8.60%) Change Management
6 26 (6.99%) Network Design
7 22 (5.91%) Network Architecture
8 21 (5.65%) Information Security
8 21 (5.65%) Migration
8 21 (5.65%) Project Management
9 19 (5.11%) Network Management
10 15 (4.03%) Low Latency
10 15 (4.03%) Incident Management
11 14 (3.76%) Line Management
12 13 (3.49%) Network Monitoring
12 13 (3.49%) Time Management
13 12 (3.23%) Service Management
14 11 (2.96%) PRINCE2
14 11 (2.96%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 38 (10.22%) C
2 14 (3.76%) Perl
3 13 (3.49%) C++
3 13 (3.49%) Python
3 13 (3.49%) Shell Script
4 10 (2.69%) Lisp
5 4 (1.08%) SQL
6 3 (0.81%) PHP
7 2 (0.54%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.27%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 179 (48.12%) Cisco Certification
2 153 (41.13%) CCNP
3 90 (24.19%) CCSE
4 47 (12.63%) Security Cleared
5 39 (10.48%) CCIE
6 36 (9.68%) CCNA
6 36 (9.68%) SC Cleared
7 20 (5.38%) CISSP
7 20 (5.38%) CCSA
8 12 (3.23%) DV Cleared
9 11 (2.96%) Degree
10 10 (2.69%) CCDP
11 7 (1.88%) CCSP
11 7 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (1.61%) PMP
12 6 (1.61%) PMI Certification
12 6 (1.61%) JNCIS
13 5 (1.34%) HP ASE
13 5 (1.34%) HP MASE
13 5 (1.34%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 13 (3.49%) SLA
3 8 (2.15%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.15%) GPG13
4 7 (1.88%) QA
5 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 74 (19.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (17.74%) ProxySG
3 17 (4.57%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.57%) XenServer
4 15 (4.03%) Snort
5 11 (2.96%) Sendmail
6 8 (2.15%) Squid
7 7 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.34%) UAG
9 4 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.54%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.27%) XenApp
11 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (2.96%) MIMEsweeper
1 11 (2.96%) MAILsweeper
2 10 (2.69%) OPNET
2 10 (2.69%) CiscoWorks
3 8 (2.15%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (1.88%) FortiGate
5 6 (1.61%) SCCM
6 5 (1.34%) DatAdvantage
7 4 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (1.08%) Control-M
7 4 (1.08%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.54%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.54%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 320 (86.02%) Cisco
2 282 (75.81%) CheckPoint
3 194 (52.15%) F5
4 171 (45.97%) Juniper
5 91 (24.46%) VMware
6 73 (19.62%) HP
7 67 (18.01%) Infoblox
8 63 (16.94%) Citrix
9 51 (13.71%) McAfee
10 43 (11.56%) Nokia
11 35 (9.41%) Imperva
11 35 (9.41%) TippingPoint
12 28 (7.53%) SolarWinds
12 28 (7.53%) Websense
13 25 (6.72%) Sourcefire
13 25 (6.72%) Fortinet
14 22 (5.91%) Microsoft
15 18 (4.84%) BMC
15 18 (4.84%) Remedy
16 16 (4.30%) NetApp
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