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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 73 72 72
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 4 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.38% 0.33% 0.83%
As % of the Vendors category 0.92% 0.80% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +29.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
- +12.78%
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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
434 375 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 41.02% 41.44% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 208 194
Average daily rate £313 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £234 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 16
Average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.67 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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 22 October 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) CCNP
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 10 (100.00%) F5
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (90.00%) TippingPoint
2 9 (90.00%) BMC
2 9 (90.00%) HP
2 9 (90.00%) DMZ
2 9 (90.00%) BGP
2 9 (90.00%) EIGRP
2 9 (90.00%) WLAN
2 9 (90.00%) Lisp
2 9 (90.00%) OPNET
2 9 (90.00%) Retail
3 7 (70.00%) Network Design
4 6 (60.00%) QA
4 6 (60.00%) CCDP
4 6 (60.00%) Motorola
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (60.00%) DMVPN
4 6 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (30.00%) Network Security
6 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) CCNA
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) WAN
7 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
7 1 (10.00%) Windows

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (90.00%) DMZ
2 9 (90.00%) BGP
2 9 (90.00%) EIGRP
2 9 (90.00%) WLAN
3 6 (60.00%) DMVPN
3 6 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (30.00%) Network Security
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 1 (10.00%) WAN
6 1 (10.00%) LAN
6 1 (10.00%) TACACS
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 9 (90.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Network Specialist
2 4 (40.00%) Design Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Design Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Network Design
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) CCNP
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCDP
3 2 (20.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (90.00%) OPNET
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) F5
2 9 (90.00%) TippingPoint
2 9 (90.00%) BMC
2 9 (90.00%) HP
3 6 (60.00%) Motorola
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Radware
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) ArcSight