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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
England / North West
Rank 132 - 147
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 5 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% - 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.46% - 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Median daily rate £300 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
- -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+83.33% -

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
1097 1609 1561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.29% 42.07% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 874 765
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 116 107
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £47.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 5 £300 -
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Firewall
3 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 8 (53.33%) Web Services
3 8 (53.33%) Citrix
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (53.33%) ProxySG
3 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (53.33%) XenApp
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (33.33%) NetApp
4 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (33.33%) VLAN
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) LAN
5 3 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (13.33%) Wireless
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) Banking
6 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
6 2 (13.33%) F5
6 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (6.67%) Security Auditing
7 1 (6.67%) Fast Ethernet

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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (33.33%) VLAN
3 3 (20.00%) LAN
3 3 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (6.67%) Fast Ethernet
5 1 (6.67%) HTTP
5 1 (6.67%) SMTP
5 1 (6.67%) VPN
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.67%) Security Auditing
1 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
1 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) CCSP
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) ProxySG
1 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (53.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) Citrix
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Forcepoint
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper