The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 139 130 115
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -15
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.037% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.083% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.81% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £117.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- +147.36%
Blue Coat
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1576 1200 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.93% 43.89% 45.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 552 486
Average daily rate £375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 81 104
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +41.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.63 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +5 3 £500 +17.64% 1
Lancashire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (90.00%) Cisco
1 9 (90.00%) CheckPoint
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) Information Security
3 7 (70.00%) Finance
3 7 (70.00%) Juniper
3 7 (70.00%) F5
4 6 (60.00%) ArcSight
4 6 (60.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 6 (60.00%) Business Development
4 6 (60.00%) Degree
4 6 (60.00%) TippingPoint
4 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (60.00%) PMP
4 6 (60.00%) PMI Certification
4 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (60.00%) Nokia
4 6 (60.00%) McAfee
4 6 (60.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (20.00%) Network Design
5 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Network Security
5 2 (20.00%) Computer Security
5 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless Security

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless Security
3 1 (10.00%) FCoE
3 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (10.00%) IPv6
3 1 (10.00%) OSPF
3 1 (10.00%) BGP
3 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) WLAN
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Information Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Information Security
2 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (60.00%) Project Management
2 6 (60.00%) Business Development
3 2 (20.00%) Computer Security
3 2 (20.00%) Network Design
3 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 6 (60.00%) PMP
1 6 (60.00%) PMI Certification
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) HP ASE
2 1 (10.00%) HP MASE
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCSE
2 1 (10.00%) JNCIS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
1 9 (90.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (70.00%) F5
2 7 (70.00%) Juniper
3 6 (60.00%) McAfee
3 6 (60.00%) ArcSight
3 6 (60.00%) Nokia
3 6 (60.00%) Cyber-Ark
3 6 (60.00%) TippingPoint
4 2 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) Motorola
5 1 (10.00%) Websense
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Brocade
5 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (10.00%) AirMagnet
5 1 (10.00%) Aruba
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec
5 1 (10.00%) Meraki