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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 70 69 76
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.61% 0.34% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 1.19% 0.78% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £375 £451 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £381
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.69 - £117.50
Blue Coat
Berkshire

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
503 384 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 51.07% 43.84% 50.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 211 248
Average daily rate £375 £375 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 8 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +122.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) WLAN
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
4 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Clearswift
4 2 (28.57%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) OPNET
4 2 (28.57%) ProxySG
4 2 (28.57%) Network Design
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Wireless
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) DMVPN
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
3 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (28.57%) WLAN
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (14.29%) IPsec
4 1 (14.29%) SSL
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Designer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Network Designer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
1 2 (28.57%) Network Design
1 2 (28.57%) Network Management
1 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNA
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) MIMEsweeper
1 2 (28.57%) OPNET
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 2 (28.57%) Clearswift
3 2 (28.57%) F5
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Infoblox
3 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
3 2 (28.57%) Riverbed
3 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
3 2 (28.57%) Trustwave
4 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto