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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 105 90 91
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 1 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.064% 0.60% 0.086%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 1.37% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £180.00
Blue Coat
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
541 585 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 34.68% 43.72% 44.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 389 346
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.60 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.05% -6.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £11.86 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £35.00 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%

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 26 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) DataPower
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Splunk
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCDP
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) BMC
2 1 (50.00%) Motorola
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) DMZ
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) OPNET
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) TippingPoint

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) DMZ
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCDP
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP UCMDB
1 1 (50.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) BMC
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Motorola
2 1 (50.00%) Splunk
2 1 (50.00%) TippingPoint