The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 70 64 66
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.51% 0.36% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 1.09% 0.78% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£450 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 - -
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Vendors Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
459 386 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 46.84% 46.51% 42.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 200 146
Average daily rate £386 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 27
Average hourly rate £10.04 £12.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.37% +2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.50 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.20 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the Milton Keynes region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (90.91%) Cisco
2 9 (81.82%) F5
3 7 (63.64%) Juniper
3 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (63.64%) Firewall
4 6 (54.55%) OSPF
4 6 (54.55%) BGP
4 6 (54.55%) LAN
4 6 (54.55%) WAN
5 5 (45.45%) VPN
5 5 (45.45%) CCNP
6 4 (36.36%) Sourcefire
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (36.36%) NX-OS
7 3 (27.27%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (27.27%) HSRP
7 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (27.27%) CSS
7 3 (27.27%) CCNA
7 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
7 3 (27.27%) TACACS
7 3 (27.27%) VRRP
7 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) Snort
7 3 (27.27%) VLAN
7 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) LAN
2 6 (54.55%) WAN
2 6 (54.55%) OSPF
2 6 (54.55%) BGP
3 5 (45.45%) VPN
4 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (36.36%) NX-OS
5 3 (27.27%) HSRP
5 3 (27.27%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (27.27%) VLAN
5 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
5 3 (27.27%) TACACS
5 3 (27.27%) VRRP
6 2 (18.18%) Network Security
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (9.09%) WAAS
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Security Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Network Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Network Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Network Design
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
2 2 (18.18%) Information Assurance
2 2 (18.18%) Network Management
2 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 2 (18.18%) Application Performance Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) CCNP
3 3 (27.27%) CCNA
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) CCIE
4 2 (18.18%) CCSE
5 1 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
1 2 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Snort
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco
2 9 (81.82%) F5
3 7 (63.64%) Juniper
3 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
4 4 (36.36%) Sourcefire
5 2 (18.18%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
6 1 (9.09%) Symantec
6 1 (9.09%) McAfee