The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - - -
As % of the Vendors category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Blue Coat
North West

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

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
203 219 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 45.93% 47.92% 38.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 118 91
Median daily rate £375 £321 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.86% +16.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 26
Median hourly rate £27.00 £13.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.69% -54.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £11.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%