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 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 65 55 56
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 7 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.80% 0.70% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 1.71% 1.60% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £431 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -
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%
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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
410 313 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 46.80% 43.96% 46.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 140 118
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 55 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.24 £9.00 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £14.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 26 November 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 10 (100.00%) LAN
1 10 (100.00%) WAN
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
3 8 (80.00%) Juniper
3 8 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (80.00%) F5
4 7 (70.00%) TACACS
5 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (50.00%) Nokia
6 5 (50.00%) OSPF
6 5 (50.00%) BGP
6 5 (50.00%) SLA
6 5 (50.00%) Citrix
6 5 (50.00%) CCSA
6 5 (50.00%) CCSE
6 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (40.00%) Fault Management
7 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
7 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (40.00%) CCNP
8 3 (30.00%) Change Management
8 3 (30.00%) VRRP
8 3 (30.00%) ITIL
8 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (30.00%) VPN
8 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (30.00%) HSRP
8 3 (30.00%) VLAN

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 10 (100.00%) LAN
1 10 (100.00%) WAN
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) TACACS
4 5 (50.00%) OSPF
4 5 (50.00%) BGP
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (30.00%) VRRP
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) VPN
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (30.00%) HSRP
5 3 (30.00%) VLAN
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
6 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Design Authority
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Fault Management
1 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) CCSA
2 5 (50.00%) CCSE
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) CCNP
4 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) CCIE
6 1 (10.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Snort
2 2 (20.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) Juniper
2 8 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 8 (80.00%) F5
3 5 (50.00%) Nokia
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Sourcefire
4 3 (30.00%) Computacenter