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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank - 155 136
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 0 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.28% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £500 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - -
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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 North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1806 1814 1335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.88% 45.62% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1023 867 634
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 111 114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Blue Coat
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) Imperva
1 2 (100.00%) Proofpoint
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 2 (100.00%) Imperva
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 2 (100.00%) Proofpoint