The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 47 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 4 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.84% - 2.31%
As % of the Vendors category 1.62% - 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 10
Average daily rate
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£263 - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £330
% change year-on-year
- +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.25
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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 Gloucestershire region.

Vendors Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
247 122 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 52.00% 49.80% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 65 87
Average daily rate £375 £309 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.35% -14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £13.25 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £25.20 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the Gloucestershire region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) SSL
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 6 (100.00%) ProxySG
1 6 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 6 (100.00%) VLAN
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 6 (100.00%) F5
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (83.33%) Mentoring
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Problem Management
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) tcpdump
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Ethereal
3 2 (33.33%) ATM
3 2 (33.33%) ISDN
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) SSL
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 6 (100.00%) VLAN
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (33.33%) tcpdump
2 2 (33.33%) Ethereal
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) Frame Relay
2 2 (33.33%) DSL
2 2 (33.33%) SONET
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) ATM
2 2 (33.33%) ISDN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Team Leader
1 5 (83.33%) Network Team Leader
2 3 (50.00%) Operations Team Leader
2 3 (50.00%) Network Operations Team Leader
3 2 (33.33%) Network Supervisor
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (83.33%) Mentoring
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNP
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper
1 6 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) NetQoS