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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
North West / Manchester
Rank 82 105 -
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.59% 0.11% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.39% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £300 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year
+161.90% -

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
576 753 612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 42.83% 39.57% 43.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 383 341
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 43
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £29.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (80.00%) Citrix
3 8 (80.00%) Web Services
3 8 (80.00%) VMware
3 8 (80.00%) ProxySG
3 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (80.00%) XenApp
3 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (50.00%) VLAN
4 5 (50.00%) NetApp
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (10.00%) Fast Ethernet
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Validation
6 1 (10.00%) LAN
6 1 (10.00%) WAN
6 1 (10.00%) SMTP
6 1 (10.00%) Ethernet

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (50.00%) VLAN
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (10.00%) Fast Ethernet
3 1 (10.00%) HTTP
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) SMTP
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) ProxySG
1 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (80.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) Citrix
2 8 (80.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) NetApp