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 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 16 April 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 Milton Keynes 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 62 - 62
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 6 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.67% - 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 1.58% - 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate £525 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £117.50 - £25.25
Vendors Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
380 253 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 42.18% 46.68% 54.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 128 183
Average daily rate £380 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £168 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 33
Average hourly rate £9.00 £10.58 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.93% -21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.55 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £16.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Blue Coat
Buckinghamshire

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 19 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) SLA
3 3 (50.00%) VoIP
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) ProxySG
3 3 (50.00%) IronPort
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Information Assurance
3 3 (50.00%) Network Management
3 3 (50.00%) F5
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (50.00%) VoIP
1 3 (50.00%) VPN
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (50.00%) Information Assurance
1 3 (50.00%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) IronPort
2 3 (50.00%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) HP