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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 540 465 470
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +5
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 84 171 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.75% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 97 98
Median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £525 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.53 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.69% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.53 -
% change year-on-year
-18.69% -
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
22208 22797 23877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.77% 43.21% 45.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13715 13711 13773
Median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 792 976 1117
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.98 £18.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -5.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -8 44 £475 - 2
West Midlands -25 9 £475 +50.79%
Yorkshire +17 8 £425 -15.00%
South East -8 8 £425 - 3
East of England -6 7 £475 +5.55% 1
East Midlands -22 5 £375 -6.25%
North West +10 2 £225 -43.75% 2
North East - 1 - - 1
Blue Coat
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 154 (81.05%) Cisco
2 132 (69.47%) Firewall
3 99 (52.11%) CheckPoint
4 94 (49.47%) F5
5 80 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
6 75 (39.47%) Juniper
7 71 (37.37%) Finance
8 69 (36.32%) VPN
9 61 (32.11%) DNS
10 60 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
11 55 (28.95%) Wireless
12 51 (26.84%) TCP/IP
13 49 (25.79%) CCNP
14 47 (24.74%) WAN
15 46 (24.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 43 (22.63%) LAN
17 39 (20.53%) BIG-IP
17 39 (20.53%) Network Security
18 38 (20.00%) Palo Alto
18 38 (20.00%) ProxySG
19 37 (19.47%) SSL
20 36 (18.95%) Internet
21 35 (18.42%) TippingPoint
22 34 (17.89%) ITIL
23 33 (17.37%) DHCP
23 33 (17.37%) Data Centre
24 31 (16.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
25 30 (15.79%) FireEye
25 30 (15.79%) Microsoft
25 30 (15.79%) Windows

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 7 (3.68%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.16%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (2.11%) Confluence
4 4 (2.11%) FileNet
5 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.53%) JBoss
6 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.16%) ProjectWise
3 2 (1.05%) MS Office
3 2 (1.05%) MS Project
3 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.11%) GitHub
2 4 (2.11%) Office 365
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 132 (69.47%) Firewall
2 80 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
3 69 (36.32%) VPN
4 61 (32.11%) DNS
5 55 (28.95%) Wireless
6 51 (26.84%) TCP/IP
7 47 (24.74%) WAN
8 46 (24.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 43 (22.63%) LAN
10 39 (20.53%) BIG-IP
10 39 (20.53%) Network Security
11 37 (19.47%) SSL
12 36 (18.95%) Internet
13 33 (17.37%) DHCP
14 31 (16.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 28 (14.74%) Cisco Nexus
16 24 (12.63%) MPLS
17 22 (11.58%) Wireshark
18 19 (10.00%) BGP
18 19 (10.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.11%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.58%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.53%) MySQL
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.11%) JMeter
2 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 71 (37.37%) Finance
2 20 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.79%) Retail
4 10 (5.26%) Banking
5 5 (2.63%) Billing
6 3 (1.58%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.05%) Back Office
7 2 (1.05%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (35.79%) Network Engineer
2 25 (13.16%) Architect
2 25 (13.16%) Security Engineer
3 19 (10.00%) Analyst
4 17 (8.95%) Consultant
4 17 (8.95%) Senior Network Engineer
5 16 (8.42%) Security Analyst
6 14 (7.37%) Network Security Engineer
7 11 (5.79%) Network Architect
8 10 (5.26%) Network Consultant
8 10 (5.26%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.26%) Security Specialist
9 9 (4.74%) IP Engineer
9 9 (4.74%) IP Security Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) Network Analyst
10 8 (4.21%) Network Manager
11 7 (3.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (3.68%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.68%) Network Support
11 7 (3.68%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.32%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.68%) Middleware
3 4 (2.11%) JSON
3 4 (2.11%) Spring
3 4 (2.11%) Web Services
4 3 (1.58%) J2EE
4 3 (1.58%) REST
4 3 (1.58%) RESTful
5 2 (1.05%) Velocity
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.53%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.53%) WAP
6 1 (0.53%) XML
6 1 (0.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.37%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (4.74%) PKI
4 8 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.21%) RSA SecurID
5 5 (2.63%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.11%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.11%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.58%) DataPower
8 1 (0.53%) BBC
8 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.79%) Windows
2 18 (9.47%) Unix
3 9 (4.74%) Solaris
4 8 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (3.68%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.16%) Linux
7 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.11%) AIX
8 4 (2.11%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.89%) ITIL
2 25 (13.16%) Information Security
3 23 (12.11%) Change Management
3 23 (12.11%) Project Management
4 20 (10.53%) Service Management
5 18 (9.47%) Migration
6 17 (8.95%) Load Balancing
6 17 (8.95%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 17 (8.95%) Network Architecture
6 17 (8.95%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 15 (7.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 13 (6.84%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 12 (6.32%) DDoS Mitigation
9 12 (6.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 11 (5.79%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (4.74%) Deep Packet Inspection
12 9 (4.74%) High Availability
12 9 (4.74%) Network Design
13 8 (4.21%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.63%) Java
2 4 (2.11%) PHP
3 3 (1.58%) Python
4 2 (1.05%) C
4 2 (1.05%) C++
4 2 (1.05%) Perl
4 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.05%) SQL
5 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 60 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (25.79%) CCNP
3 21 (11.05%) Security Cleared
4 20 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 16 (8.42%) CISSP
6 15 (7.89%) CCSE
7 14 (7.37%) CCIE
8 10 (5.26%) CCNA
8 10 (5.26%) CCSA
9 9 (4.74%) Degree
10 6 (3.16%) JNCIP
10 6 (3.16%) JNCIS
11 4 (2.11%) CISA
11 4 (2.11%) CRISC
12 2 (1.05%) CCDP
12 2 (1.05%) GCIA
12 2 (1.05%) GCIH
13 1 (0.53%) CCSP
13 1 (0.53%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 16 (8.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.16%) SLA
4 2 (1.05%) COBIT
4 2 (1.05%) COSO
4 2 (1.05%) SAS 70
5 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (20.00%) ProxySG
2 22 (11.58%) Active Directory
3 13 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.21%) VMware ESX
5 7 (3.68%) BitLocker
6 6 (3.16%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.05%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.53%) BIND 9
9 1 (0.53%) Firmware
9 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (8.42%) FortiGate
2 11 (5.79%) Nexpose
3 6 (3.16%) OPNET
4 5 (2.63%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.11%) AirWatch
5 4 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.11%) SCCM
6 3 (1.58%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.58%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (1.58%) MIMEsweeper
6 3 (1.58%) OpenView
6 3 (1.58%) QRadar
7 2 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.05%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.53%) Cacti
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 154 (81.05%) Cisco
2 99 (52.11%) CheckPoint
3 94 (49.47%) F5
4 75 (39.47%) Juniper
5 38 (20.00%) Palo Alto
6 35 (18.42%) TippingPoint
7 30 (15.79%) FireEye
7 30 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 25 (13.16%) Intel Security
9 21 (11.05%) Citrix
9 21 (11.05%) SolarWinds
10 20 (10.53%) Aruba
11 18 (9.47%) Riverbed
11 18 (9.47%) VMware
12 17 (8.95%) HP
12 17 (8.95%) Symantec
13 15 (7.89%) Fortinet
13 15 (7.89%) Sourcefire
14 13 (6.84%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 12 (6.32%) Tufin
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