The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 83 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.38% 0.17% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.87% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
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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 Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
574 547 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 43.52% 45.77% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 251 247
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 52 68
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 4 (66.67%) Network Security
3 4 (66.67%) F5
4 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (33.33%) AIX
5 2 (33.33%) Solaris
5 2 (33.33%) Sun
5 2 (33.33%) SSL
5 2 (33.33%) EMC
5 2 (33.33%) CISSP
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (33.33%) CCNA
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) OpenView
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) Nokia
5 2 (33.33%) StorageTek
5 2 (33.33%) Apple
5 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (33.33%) Websense

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) SSL
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) NAS
5 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (16.67%) HSRP
5 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
5 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) MPLS
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IP Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) AIX
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Service Management
1 2 (33.33%) ITSM
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 1 (16.67%) QMS
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) CCSE
2 1 (16.67%) JNCIA
2 1 (16.67%) CCSA
2 1 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) ProxySG
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) OpenView
1 2 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) FortiGate
1 2 (33.33%) SAP Afaria
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) F5
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (33.33%) Sun
5 2 (33.33%) EMC
5 2 (33.33%) Nokia
5 2 (33.33%) StorageTek
5 2 (33.33%) Apple
5 2 (33.33%) Websense
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
5 2 (33.33%) Axway
5 2 (33.33%) MobileIron
6 1 (16.67%) Meraki