The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 69 77 89
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +12
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 6 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.67% 0.65% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 1.46% 1.22% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £200 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -29.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £394 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +21.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
- +12.78%
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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 Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
411 575 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 46.02% 53.00% 58.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 286 230
Average daily rate £375 £390 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -30.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.40 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 15 (88.24%) CheckPoint
2 14 (82.35%) Firewall
3 12 (70.59%) Network Security
4 11 (64.71%) F5
5 10 (58.82%) Juniper
5 10 (58.82%) Cisco
6 8 (47.06%) CISSP
6 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (41.18%) Cisco PIX
7 7 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (35.29%) ProxySG
8 6 (35.29%) OSPF
8 6 (35.29%) CCIE
9 5 (29.41%) SNMP
9 5 (29.41%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (29.41%) CCNP
9 5 (29.41%) BIG-IP
9 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (29.41%) FortiGate
10 4 (23.53%) NetScaler
10 4 (23.53%) Network Management
10 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
10 4 (23.53%) Finance
10 4 (23.53%) Information Security
10 4 (23.53%) Citrix
10 4 (23.53%) Nokia
10 4 (23.53%) VoIP
10 4 (23.53%) Apache
10 4 (23.53%) SSL
11 3 (17.65%) CCSP

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) Firewall
2 12 (70.59%) Network Security
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco PIX
4 6 (35.29%) OSPF
5 5 (29.41%) SNMP
5 5 (29.41%) BIG-IP
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (23.53%) NetScaler
6 4 (23.53%) VoIP
6 4 (23.53%) SSL
7 3 (17.65%) WAN
8 2 (11.76%) BGP
8 2 (11.76%) MPLS
9 1 (5.88%) Broadband
9 1 (5.88%) IPv4
9 1 (5.88%) IPv6
9 1 (5.88%) Internet
9 1 (5.88%) 3G
9 1 (5.88%) SMTP
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Security Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Network Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Consultant
4 5 (29.41%) Security Consultant
5 4 (23.53%) Network Consultant
5 4 (23.53%) IP Engineer
6 3 (17.65%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (17.65%) Design Engineer
6 3 (17.65%) IP Network Engineer
6 3 (17.65%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (11.76%) IT Security Consultant
7 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (11.76%) IT Consultant
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco Consultant
7 2 (11.76%) Security Designer
7 2 (11.76%) Network Design Consultant
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 2 (11.76%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) SecurID
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Information Security
1 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
1 4 (23.53%) Network Management
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Network Design
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) CRM
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (5.88%) eTOM
3 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Business Development
3 1 (5.88%) SIEM
3 1 (5.88%) Demand Forecasting
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) CISSP
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCIE
3 5 (29.41%) CCNP
3 5 (29.41%) Check Point Certification
4 3 (17.65%) CCSA
4 3 (17.65%) CCSP
5 2 (11.76%) CCSE
6 1 (5.88%) Degree
6 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) CCIP
6 1 (5.88%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) CheckPoint
2 11 (64.71%) F5
3 10 (58.82%) Cisco
3 10 (58.82%) Juniper
4 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 4 (23.53%) Nokia
5 3 (17.65%) Fortinet
6 2 (11.76%) Websense
7 1 (5.88%) Sourcefire
7 1 (5.88%) Tufin
7 1 (5.88%) BMC
7 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
7 1 (5.88%) AlgoSec
7 1 (5.88%) SevOne