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 27 May 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 539 460 436
Rank change year-on-year
-79 -24
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 90 148 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.30% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.66% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 82 104
Median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.00 -
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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
22134 22290 21504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.22% 45.11% 44.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13873 13162 12457
Median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 1024 996
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 27 May 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
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 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -9 40 £410 -3.52% 7
London -54 20 £480 +12.94% 7
East of England +14 12 £495 +31.86% 3
West Midlands -25 7 £387 +21.01%
Yorkshire +7 5 £425 +21.42% 2
South West -7 3 £330 -8.33% 2
North West -17 2 £425 -15.00%
East Midlands +8 1 £300 -29.41%
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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.

1 195 (85.15%) Cisco
2 156 (68.12%) CheckPoint
3 128 (55.90%) Firewall
4 114 (49.78%) F5
5 73 (31.88%) Juniper
6 72 (31.44%) Cisco ASA
7 71 (31.00%) Network Security
8 67 (29.26%) WAN
9 58 (25.33%) Finance
10 55 (24.02%) LAN
11 51 (22.27%) Cisco Certification
12 47 (20.52%) DNS
13 45 (19.65%) VPN
14 42 (18.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 40 (17.47%) ProxySG
16 38 (16.59%) CCNP
16 38 (16.59%) Data Centre
17 37 (16.16%) TCP/IP
18 35 (15.28%) Windows
18 35 (15.28%) Palo Alto
19 32 (13.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 32 (13.97%) Security Cleared
19 32 (13.97%) Microsoft
20 31 (13.54%) BIG-IP
20 31 (13.54%) Cisco Nexus
21 30 (13.10%) SC Cleared
22 29 (12.66%) SSL
22 29 (12.66%) Wireless
23 26 (11.35%) Internet
23 26 (11.35%) Active Directory

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 13 (5.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (3.93%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.06%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.18%) JBoss
4 5 (2.18%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.18%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.87%) IIS
5 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (6.55%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.93%) ProjectWise
3 3 (1.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 128 (55.90%) Firewall
2 72 (31.44%) Cisco ASA
3 71 (31.00%) Network Security
4 67 (29.26%) WAN
5 55 (24.02%) LAN
6 47 (20.52%) DNS
7 45 (19.65%) VPN
8 42 (18.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 37 (16.16%) TCP/IP
10 32 (13.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 31 (13.54%) BIG-IP
11 31 (13.54%) Cisco Nexus
12 29 (12.66%) SSL
12 29 (12.66%) Wireless
13 26 (11.35%) Internet
14 23 (10.04%) BGP
15 21 (9.17%) OSPF
16 19 (8.30%) MPLS
17 18 (7.86%) DHCP
18 16 (6.99%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.18%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.18%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 58 (25.33%) Finance
2 20 (8.73%) Banking
3 12 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.49%) Retail
5 5 (2.18%) Billing
6 4 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.75%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.31%) Law
8 2 (0.87%) Back Office
9 1 (0.44%) Advertising
9 1 (0.44%) Automotive
9 1 (0.44%) Electronics
9 1 (0.44%) French Language
9 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 78 (34.06%) Network Engineer
2 42 (18.34%) Security Engineer
3 39 (17.03%) Architect
4 30 (13.10%) Analyst
5 27 (11.79%) Network Security Engineer
6 23 (10.04%) Network Analyst
6 23 (10.04%) Security Analyst
7 17 (7.42%) Network Security Analyst
8 16 (6.99%) Consultant
8 16 (6.99%) Security Architect
9 15 (6.55%) Cisco Engineer
9 15 (6.55%) Network Specialist
10 14 (6.11%) Infrastructure Architect
11 13 (5.68%) Senior Network Engineer
12 12 (5.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 11 (4.80%) Project Manager
14 9 (3.93%) Blue Coat Specialist
14 9 (3.93%) Designer
14 9 (3.93%) IP Engineer
14 9 (3.93%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.80%) Middleware
2 5 (2.18%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (1.31%) CSS
4 1 (0.44%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.59%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (4.80%) RSA SecurID
4 7 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.18%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.31%) Replication
7 2 (0.87%) BBC
7 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.44%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.44%) Clustering
8 1 (0.44%) DataPower
8 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.44%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.44%) PKI
8 1 (0.44%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.28%) Windows
2 20 (8.73%) Linux
3 14 (6.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (5.68%) Unix
5 12 (5.24%) Solaris
6 6 (2.62%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.87%) AIX
7 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.44%) VMS
8 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (11.35%) ITIL
2 20 (8.73%) Change Management
3 19 (8.30%) Project Management
4 18 (7.86%) Network Design
5 17 (7.42%) Load Balancing
5 17 (7.42%) SIEM
5 17 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (6.99%) Service Management
7 15 (6.55%) Network Management
8 13 (5.68%) Migration
9 12 (5.24%) DDoS Mitigation
9 12 (5.24%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (4.80%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (4.80%) Network Architecture
10 11 (4.80%) Risk Management
11 10 (4.37%) Configuration Management
12 9 (3.93%) B2B
12 9 (3.93%) Deep Packet Inspection
12 9 (3.93%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.49%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.06%) Perl
3 6 (2.62%) Tcl
3 6 (2.62%) VB
4 5 (2.18%) C
5 4 (1.75%) SQL
6 1 (0.44%) Java
6 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.44%) PHP
6 1 (0.44%) Python
6 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (22.27%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (16.59%) CCNP
3 32 (13.97%) Security Cleared
4 30 (13.10%) SC Cleared
5 22 (9.61%) CCSE
6 16 (6.99%) CCSA
7 15 (6.55%) CISSP
8 12 (5.24%) CCNA
9 6 (2.62%) CCIE
10 5 (2.18%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (2.18%) Degree
10 5 (2.18%) JNCIP
10 5 (2.18%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.75%) CCDP
11 4 (1.75%) CCSP
11 4 (1.75%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.31%) CCDA
13 2 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.87%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.44%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (17.47%) ProxySG
2 26 (11.35%) Active Directory
3 12 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.80%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.62%) Snort
6 1 (0.44%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (6.55%) MIMEsweeper
2 12 (5.24%) QRadar
3 11 (4.80%) FortiGate
4 7 (3.06%) OPNET
4 7 (3.06%) SCCM
5 6 (2.62%) Netcool
5 6 (2.62%) Proventia
5 6 (2.62%) Tivoli
6 5 (2.18%) Control-M
6 5 (2.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (2.18%) Oracle Identity Management
7 4 (1.75%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.31%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.44%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
10 1 (0.44%) OpenView
Vendors
1 195 (85.15%) Cisco
2 156 (68.12%) CheckPoint
3 114 (49.78%) F5
4 73 (31.88%) Juniper
5 35 (15.28%) Palo Alto
6 32 (13.97%) Microsoft
7 24 (10.48%) Oracle
8 21 (9.17%) SolarWinds
9 20 (8.73%) Forcepoint
10 19 (8.30%) Riverbed
10 19 (8.30%) Symantec
11 16 (6.99%) VMware
12 15 (6.55%) HP
12 15 (6.55%) IBM
13 14 (6.11%) Citrix
13 14 (6.11%) Fortinet
13 14 (6.11%) Intel Security
14 13 (5.68%) Splunk
15 12 (5.24%) IronPort
16 9 (3.93%) Aruba
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