The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 67 72 80
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 6 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.60% 0.23% 0.93%
As % of the Vendors category 1.43% 0.52% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £344 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +20.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
- +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +16.27%
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West Yorkshire

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

Vendors Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
419 382 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 42.11% 43.21% 40.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 213 214
Average daily rate £313 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £164 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 16
Average hourly rate £50.00 £39.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% +174.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) CCNP
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (100.00%) F5
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (75.00%) TippingPoint
2 6 (75.00%) BMC
2 6 (75.00%) HP
2 6 (75.00%) DMZ
2 6 (75.00%) BGP
2 6 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 6 (75.00%) WLAN
2 6 (75.00%) Lisp
2 6 (75.00%) OPNET
2 6 (75.00%) Retail
3 4 (50.00%) Network Design
3 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (37.50%) DMVPN
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) CCDP
4 3 (37.50%) Motorola
5 2 (25.00%) CCNA
5 2 (25.00%) ProxySG
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (75.00%) DMZ
2 6 (75.00%) BGP
2 6 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 6 (75.00%) WLAN
3 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (37.50%) DMVPN
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) TACACS
General
1 6 (75.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Network Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Network Design Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) CCNP
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCDP
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) OPNET
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (75.00%) TippingPoint
2 6 (75.00%) BMC
2 6 (75.00%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) Motorola
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) ArcSight
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Radware