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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 433 413 439
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +26
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 142 143 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.66% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 83 56
Average daily rate
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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 £310 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.64 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.64 - -
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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
22418 21649 21252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.10% 45.21% 46.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 13456 12388 11690
Average daily rate £400 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1010 983 1169
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.24 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 7 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 7 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 7 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 +17 81 £475 +11.76% 7
South East -24 27 £450 +24.13% 3
West Midlands +1 9 £320 -8.57% 2
East Midlands -5 9 £388 +11.91% 4
East of England +2 6 £375 -3.22% 2
North West - 3 - - 2
South West -21 2 £276 -38.61% 3
Yorkshire -30 2 £350 -11.16%
Midlands - 2 £320 - 1
North East - 2 £282 -
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 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.

1 303 (88.86%) Cisco
2 272 (79.77%) Firewall
3 254 (74.49%) CheckPoint
4 176 (51.61%) Juniper
5 161 (47.21%) Cisco Certification
6 151 (44.28%) F5
7 145 (42.52%) Cisco ASA
8 140 (41.06%) WAN
9 123 (36.07%) LAN
10 121 (35.48%) Network Security
11 120 (35.19%) CCNP
12 105 (30.79%) VPN
13 100 (29.33%) DNS
14 93 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
15 86 (25.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 84 (24.63%) BGP
17 83 (24.34%) OSPF
17 83 (24.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 79 (23.17%) Finance
19 77 (22.58%) SSL
20 76 (22.29%) BIG-IP
21 66 (19.35%) DHCP
22 65 (19.06%) Wireless
23 64 (18.77%) Linux
24 62 (18.18%) ProxySG
25 61 (17.89%) TCP/IP
25 61 (17.89%) Load Balancing
26 59 (17.30%) Data Centre
27 58 (17.01%) VMware
28 56 (16.42%) CCSE

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 10 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.76%) Lync
3 2 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (2.05%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.29%) MS Office
2 1 (0.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (4.40%) RMDS
2 2 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.17%) Office 365
1 4 (1.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 272 (79.77%) Firewall
2 145 (42.52%) Cisco ASA
3 140 (41.06%) WAN
4 123 (36.07%) LAN
5 121 (35.48%) Network Security
6 105 (30.79%) VPN
7 100 (29.33%) DNS
8 93 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 86 (25.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 84 (24.63%) BGP
11 83 (24.34%) OSPF
11 83 (24.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 77 (22.58%) SSL
13 76 (22.29%) BIG-IP
14 66 (19.35%) DHCP
15 65 (19.06%) Wireless
16 61 (17.89%) TCP/IP
17 53 (15.54%) Cisco IOS
18 52 (15.25%) IPsec
19 41 (12.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.47%) MySQL
1 5 (1.47%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (1.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.17%) EDRMS
3 3 (0.88%) EDMS
3 3 (0.88%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Fiddler
General
1 79 (23.17%) Finance
2 21 (6.16%) Banking
3 18 (5.28%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.23%) Retail
5 5 (1.47%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.47%) Spanish Language
6 3 (0.88%) Publishing
7 2 (0.59%) Billing
7 2 (0.59%) Law
7 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.59%) Electronics
7 2 (0.59%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) German Language
8 1 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 133 (39.00%) Network Engineer
2 56 (16.42%) Analyst
3 46 (13.49%) Security Engineer
4 38 (11.14%) Consultant
5 29 (8.50%) Security Analyst
6 28 (8.21%) Network Security Engineer
7 26 (7.62%) Architect
8 25 (7.33%) Network Consultant
9 24 (7.04%) Network Analyst
10 22 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
11 20 (5.87%) Support Engineer
12 19 (5.57%) Senior Network Engineer
12 19 (5.57%) Network Support
13 18 (5.28%) Network Architect
13 18 (5.28%) Security Specialist
13 18 (5.28%) Network Specialist
13 18 (5.28%) Network Security Specialist
14 17 (4.99%) Infrastructure Architect
15 16 (4.69%) Network Support Engineer
15 16 (4.69%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.40%) Rendezvous
2 14 (4.11%) CSS
3 12 (3.52%) Middleware
4 3 (0.88%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.88%) WAP
5 2 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 59 (17.30%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 22 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 22 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.99%) Fat Client
4 17 (4.99%) Thin Client
5 12 (3.52%) SecurID
6 9 (2.64%) Clustering
7 7 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.17%) PKI
9 3 (0.88%) Replication
9 3 (0.88%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.59%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.59%) DTV
10 2 (0.59%) IVR
11 1 (0.29%) CESG
11 1 (0.29%) e-Health
11 1 (0.29%) NHS
11 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 64 (18.77%) Linux
2 49 (14.37%) Windows
3 36 (10.56%) UNIX
4 33 (9.68%) Solaris
5 14 (4.11%) Oracle Linux
6 10 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (17.89%) Load Balancing
2 43 (12.61%) ITIL
3 32 (9.38%) Service Management
4 31 (9.09%) Network Architecture
5 28 (8.21%) Kalman Filter
6 27 (7.92%) Time Management
7 23 (6.74%) E-Commerce
8 22 (6.45%) Network Management
9 21 (6.16%) Change Management
9 21 (6.16%) Network Design
10 20 (5.87%) WAN Optimisation
11 19 (5.57%) Mentoring
12 14 (4.11%) Performance Management
12 14 (4.11%) Project Management
13 13 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (3.23%) SIEM
14 11 (3.23%) Information Security
15 10 (2.93%) Capacity Planning
16 9 (2.64%) Change Control
16 9 (2.64%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (7.92%) C
2 20 (5.87%) Python
3 16 (4.69%) Perl
4 12 (3.52%) C++
4 12 (3.52%) Shell Script
5 9 (2.64%) PHP
5 9 (2.64%) Lisp
6 6 (1.76%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.88%) Tcl
7 3 (0.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 161 (47.21%) Cisco Certification
2 120 (35.19%) CCNP
3 56 (16.42%) CCSE
4 35 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 35 (10.26%) CCNA
5 27 (7.92%) SC Cleared
6 20 (5.87%) CISSP
7 16 (4.69%) CCSA
8 13 (3.81%) CCIE
9 10 (2.93%) CCDP
10 8 (2.35%) Degree
11 7 (2.05%) CCSP
12 6 (1.76%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (1.47%) PMP
13 5 (1.47%) PMI Certification
14 4 (1.17%) Avaya Certification
14 4 (1.17%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.59%) JNCIS
16 1 (0.29%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.05%) SLA
1 7 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.88%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.88%) GPG13
3 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 62 (18.18%) ProxySG
2 50 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.04%) Active Directory
4 18 (5.28%) XenServer
5 13 (3.81%) Snort
6 12 (3.52%) Sendmail
7 5 (1.47%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.47%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.17%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.17%) UAG
9 3 (0.88%) Squid
10 2 (0.59%) Xen
10 2 (0.59%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.59%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.59%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (4.99%) CiscoWorks
2 14 (4.11%) Control-M
2 14 (4.11%) BladeLogic
2 14 (4.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 12 (3.52%) MIMEsweeper
3 12 (3.52%) MAILsweeper
4 11 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (2.93%) OPNET
6 7 (2.05%) NetCrunch
7 6 (1.76%) CA Spectrum
7 6 (1.76%) Nagios
8 5 (1.47%) SCCM
8 5 (1.47%) Nessus
8 5 (1.47%) Nmap
8 5 (1.47%) FortiGate
8 5 (1.47%) Cacti
9 4 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (1.17%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 303 (88.86%) Cisco
2 254 (74.49%) CheckPoint
3 176 (51.61%) Juniper
4 151 (44.28%) F5
5 58 (17.01%) VMware
6 52 (15.25%) McAfee
7 51 (14.96%) SolarWinds
8 49 (14.37%) Citrix
8 49 (14.37%) HP
9 47 (13.78%) Nokia
10 43 (12.61%) Infoblox
11 36 (10.56%) TippingPoint
12 33 (9.68%) Nortel
13 31 (9.09%) Avaya
14 29 (8.50%) CA
15 28 (8.21%) Websense
15 28 (8.21%) Sourcefire
16 25 (7.33%) Symantec
17 22 (6.45%) Lancope
18 21 (6.16%) Fortinet
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