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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 517 458 444
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -14
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 114 149 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% 0.65% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 87 99
Median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £21.53 -
UK excluding London median 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
22322 22856 21565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.71% 44.29% 44.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13864 13738 12196
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 736 998 991
Median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +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 23 July 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 23 July 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
London -39 50 £475 - 8
South East +4 29 £409 -6.51% 2
South West +9 10 £328 -18.12%
East of England +24 9 £473 -3.07% 1
West Midlands -22 8 £390 +23.24% 1
Yorkshire - 6 £425 - 2
North West -12 2 £425 - 3
East Midlands -11 1 £300 -12.87% 1
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 193 (80.75%) Cisco
2 161 (67.36%) Firewall
3 143 (59.83%) CheckPoint
4 119 (49.79%) F5
5 92 (38.49%) Juniper
6 88 (36.82%) Cisco ASA
7 81 (33.89%) Finance
8 76 (31.80%) VPN
9 72 (30.13%) Network Security
10 69 (28.87%) WAN
11 66 (27.62%) DNS
12 64 (26.78%) TCP/IP
13 58 (24.27%) LAN
13 58 (24.27%) Cisco Certification
13 58 (24.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 52 (21.76%) Wireless
15 51 (21.34%) BIG-IP
16 50 (20.92%) Windows
16 50 (20.92%) Palo Alto
17 47 (19.67%) ITIL
17 47 (19.67%) SSL
18 45 (18.83%) Data Centre
19 44 (18.41%) Internet
20 43 (17.99%) CCNP
21 40 (16.74%) Microsoft
21 40 (16.74%) DHCP
21 40 (16.74%) ProxySG
21 40 (16.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
22 38 (15.90%) Cisco Nexus
22 38 (15.90%) 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 9 (3.77%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.35%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.09%) JBoss
3 5 (2.09%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.09%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.42%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.35%) ProjectWise
3 2 (0.84%) MS Office
3 2 (0.84%) MS Project
3 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 161 (67.36%) Firewall
2 88 (36.82%) Cisco ASA
3 76 (31.80%) VPN
4 72 (30.13%) Network Security
5 69 (28.87%) WAN
6 66 (27.62%) DNS
7 64 (26.78%) TCP/IP
8 58 (24.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 58 (24.27%) LAN
9 52 (21.76%) Wireless
10 51 (21.34%) BIG-IP
11 47 (19.67%) SSL
12 44 (18.41%) Internet
13 40 (16.74%) DHCP
13 40 (16.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 38 (15.90%) Cisco Nexus
15 26 (10.88%) BGP
16 24 (10.04%) MPLS
17 23 (9.62%) Wireshark
18 22 (9.21%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.09%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.09%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 81 (33.89%) Finance
2 15 (6.28%) Banking
2 15 (6.28%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.18%) Retail
4 5 (2.09%) Billing
5 3 (1.26%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.84%) Back Office
6 2 (0.84%) Legal
7 1 (0.42%) Advertising
7 1 (0.42%) Automotive
7 1 (0.42%) Electronics
7 1 (0.42%) French Language
7 1 (0.42%) Law
7 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 75 (31.38%) Network Engineer
2 46 (19.25%) Architect
3 38 (15.90%) Security Engineer
4 37 (15.48%) Analyst
5 30 (12.55%) Security Analyst
6 24 (10.04%) Consultant
7 23 (9.62%) Network Security Engineer
8 22 (9.21%) Network Analyst
9 21 (8.79%) Senior Network Engineer
10 19 (7.95%) Security Architect
11 18 (7.53%) Network Security Analyst
12 15 (6.28%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (5.02%) Network Consultant
14 11 (4.60%) Project Manager
15 10 (4.18%) Cisco Analyst
15 10 (4.18%) Cisco Network Analyst
15 10 (4.18%) IP Engineer
15 10 (4.18%) IP Security Engineer
16 9 (3.77%) Network Architect
16 9 (3.77%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.44%) Middleware
2 9 (3.77%) 802.1X
3 5 (2.09%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.84%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (18.83%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 17 (7.11%) RSA SecurID
3 9 (3.77%) PKI
4 8 (3.35%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.09%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (1.67%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.67%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.26%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.26%) Replication
8 2 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.84%) BBC
8 2 (0.84%) DataPower
8 2 (0.84%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.42%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.42%) Clustering
9 1 (0.42%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.42%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 50 (20.92%) Windows
2 24 (10.04%) Linux
3 23 (9.62%) Unix
4 19 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (6.28%) Solaris
6 9 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.93%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.67%) AIX
10 2 (0.84%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.42%) VMS
11 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (19.67%) ITIL
2 29 (12.13%) Project Management
3 28 (11.72%) Service Management
4 27 (11.30%) Change Management
5 24 (10.04%) Information Security
6 20 (8.37%) Load Balancing
7 18 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (6.69%) DDoS Mitigation
8 16 (6.69%) Migration
8 16 (6.69%) Network Architecture
9 14 (5.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 14 (5.86%) Network Design
9 14 (5.86%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 13 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (5.44%) ITSM
11 12 (5.02%) High Availability
11 12 (5.02%) Kalman Filter
12 11 (4.60%) Network Management
12 11 (4.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.35%) PowerShell
2 7 (2.93%) Perl
3 6 (2.51%) Tcl
3 6 (2.51%) VB
4 5 (2.09%) C
5 3 (1.26%) SQL
6 1 (0.42%) Java
6 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.42%) PHP
6 1 (0.42%) Python
6 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (24.27%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (17.99%) CCNP
3 36 (15.06%) Security Cleared
4 34 (14.23%) SC Cleared
5 20 (8.37%) CISSP
6 18 (7.53%) CCSE
7 14 (5.86%) CCSA
8 11 (4.60%) CCIE
8 11 (4.60%) CCNA
8 11 (4.60%) Degree
9 4 (1.67%) CCSP
9 4 (1.67%) CISA
9 4 (1.67%) CRISC
9 4 (1.67%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.67%) JNCIP
9 4 (1.67%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.26%) CCDP
11 2 (0.84%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (0.84%) GCIA
11 2 (0.84%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.77%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.51%) SLA
4 2 (0.84%) COBIT
4 2 (0.84%) COSO
4 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.84%) SAS 70
System Software
1 40 (16.74%) ProxySG
2 38 (15.90%) Active Directory
3 15 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (5.86%) VMware ESX
5 8 (3.35%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.51%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.26%) Snort
7 3 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (5.86%) MIMEsweeper
2 13 (5.44%) FortiGate
3 7 (2.93%) Nexpose
3 7 (2.93%) SCCM
4 6 (2.51%) Netcool
4 6 (2.51%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.09%) Control-M
5 5 (2.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (2.09%) Oracle Identity Management
6 4 (1.67%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.67%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.67%) OPNET
6 4 (1.67%) QRadar
7 3 (1.26%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.26%) Proventia
8 2 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.84%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (0.84%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 193 (80.75%) Cisco
2 143 (59.83%) CheckPoint
3 119 (49.79%) F5
4 92 (38.49%) Juniper
5 50 (20.92%) Palo Alto
6 40 (16.74%) Microsoft
7 30 (12.55%) TippingPoint
8 29 (12.13%) Symantec
9 27 (11.30%) SolarWinds
10 25 (10.46%) FireEye
10 25 (10.46%) Intel Security
11 24 (10.04%) Riverbed
12 23 (9.62%) Oracle
13 22 (9.21%) Aruba
13 22 (9.21%) Citrix
14 19 (7.95%) Forcepoint
14 19 (7.95%) VMware
15 16 (6.69%) HP
16 15 (6.28%) Sourcefire
17 14 (5.86%) Splunk
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