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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 66 62 63
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.35% 0.52% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.75% 1.17% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £500 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +44.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £330
% change year-on-year
- +17.42%
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 Milton Keynes region.

Vendors Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
398 342 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 46.99% 44.13% 50.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 162 196
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 26
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £18.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

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 2 September 2014, 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 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) F5
3 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (60.00%) Network Management
4 8 (53.33%) Information Assurance
4 8 (53.33%) Performance Management
5 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) Firewall
5 6 (40.00%) VPN
6 5 (33.33%) SLA
6 5 (33.33%) ProxySG
6 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (26.67%) CCNP
7 4 (26.67%) CCNA
8 3 (20.00%) LAN
8 3 (20.00%) VoIP
8 3 (20.00%) WAN
8 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (20.00%) Juniper
8 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (20.00%) OSPF
8 3 (20.00%) BGP
8 3 (20.00%) VRRP
8 3 (20.00%) Sourcefire
8 3 (20.00%) Snort
8 3 (20.00%) VLAN
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (20.00%) IronPort
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) VPN
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) VLAN
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (20.00%) HSRP
2 3 (20.00%) OSPF
2 3 (20.00%) BGP
2 3 (20.00%) VRRP
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) VoIP
2 3 (20.00%) WAN
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Network Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Network Management
2 8 (53.33%) Performance Management
2 8 (53.33%) Information Assurance
3 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) CCNP
4 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) ProxySG
2 3 (20.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) F5
3 3 (20.00%) Juniper
3 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (20.00%) Sourcefire
3 3 (20.00%) IronPort
4 2 (13.33%) HP