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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 83 72 68
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 3 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.27% 0.42% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 1.03% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +20.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
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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 Leeds region.

Vendors Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
428 388 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 38.56% 40.46% 37.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 215 174
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 15
Average hourly rate £14.87 £16.50 £11.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.90% +45.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.10 £8.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £25.75 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 9 (100.00%) WLAN
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) CCNP
1 9 (100.00%) HP
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (100.00%) BMC
1 9 (100.00%) Lisp
1 9 (100.00%) DMZ
1 9 (100.00%) BGP
1 9 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 9 (100.00%) OPNET
1 9 (100.00%) Retail
1 9 (100.00%) TippingPoint
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 9 (100.00%) F5
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (77.78%) Network Design
3 6 (66.67%) CCDP
3 6 (66.67%) Motorola
3 6 (66.67%) QA
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (66.67%) DMVPN
3 6 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (22.22%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
5 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) Firewall

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 9 (100.00%) DMZ
1 9 (100.00%) BGP
1 9 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 9 (100.00%) WLAN
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (66.67%) DMVPN
2 6 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 9 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Network Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Design Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Network Specialist
2 4 (44.44%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Network Design Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) CCNP
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) CCDP
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (100.00%) OPNET
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) HP
1 9 (100.00%) BMC
1 9 (100.00%) TippingPoint
1 9 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (66.67%) Motorola