The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank - - 60
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - - 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category - - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £381
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.69 - £117.50
Blue Coat
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Vendors Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
215 220 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 41.91% 49.00% 46.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 102 158
Average daily rate £350 £280 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 26
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -36.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.75 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £45.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the Essex region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) NetScreen
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Infoblox
1 2 (100.00%) Imperva
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) NetScreen
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security Specialist
1 2 (100.00%) Network Specialist
1 2 (100.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Check Point Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) CCSE
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Imperva
1 2 (100.00%) Infoblox
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) HP