The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Manchester region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 83 79 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 0.088% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.58% 0.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
- +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
513 537 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.71% 47.19% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 248 263
Average daily rate £323 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 57
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.31 £31.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
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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 30 July 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 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) CISSP
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) ITSM
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) FortiGate
3 2 (50.00%) Nokia
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (25.00%) Axway
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) StorageTek
4 1 (25.00%) Apple
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (25.00%) Websense

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) NAS
4 1 (25.00%) SSL
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) IP Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IP Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) AIX
1 1 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITSM
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) CCSA
2 1 (25.00%) CCSE
2 1 (25.00%) JNCIA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Afaria
2 1 (25.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Nokia
3 2 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (25.00%) Axway
4 1 (25.00%) StorageTek
4 1 (25.00%) Apple
4 1 (25.00%) Websense
4 1 (25.00%) MobileIron
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Sun