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 26 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 88 74 81
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.14% 0.18% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.42% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£329 £375 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.33% +53.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £335 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £415 £249
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £403 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.83% +23.84%
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%
Blue Coat
North West

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
631 481 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 44.31% 42.91% 48.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 235 307
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 35 37
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £27.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - - - -
Blue Coat
North West

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Juniper
2 5 (71.43%) HP
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) F5
4 3 (42.86%) Network Security
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Fortinet
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) Service Management
5 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
5 2 (28.57%) Websense
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Axway
5 2 (28.57%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (28.57%) SCCM
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
5 2 (28.57%) ITSM
5 2 (28.57%) CCSE
5 2 (28.57%) OpenView
5 2 (28.57%) CISSP
5 2 (28.57%) EMC
5 2 (28.57%) CCNP

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (14.29%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) VPN
4 3 (42.86%) Network Security
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
5 2 (28.57%) SAN
5 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) SSL
5 2 (28.57%) NAS
5 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (14.29%) FCoE
6 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 1 (14.29%) HSRP
6 1 (14.29%) Wireless Security
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (14.29%) DHCP
6 1 (14.29%) VoIP
6 1 (14.29%) WLAN
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) IP Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) AIX
1 2 (28.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Service Management
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) ITSM
1 2 (28.57%) SIEM
2 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) QMS
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCSE
2 2 (28.57%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) HP ASE
3 1 (14.29%) HP MASE
3 1 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIA
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
3 1 (14.29%) CCSA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) ISA Server
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) OpenView
1 2 (28.57%) FortiGate
1 2 (28.57%) SAP Afaria
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
2 5 (71.43%) Juniper
2 5 (71.43%) HP
3 4 (57.14%) F5
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Fortinet
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) Websense
5 2 (28.57%) Axway
5 2 (28.57%) EMC
5 2 (28.57%) Nokia
5 2 (28.57%) StorageTek
5 2 (28.57%) Apple
5 2 (28.57%) Sun
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) MobileIron
5 2 (28.57%) Meraki
6 1 (14.29%) Aruba
6 1 (14.29%) AirMagnet