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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 75 73 66
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.21% 0.21% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 0.41% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£451 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £388 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +23.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £117.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- +147.36%
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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
420 484 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 44.44% 50.47% 49.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 236 135
Average daily rate £400 £392 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% +20.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 34
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £10.36 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £180.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
-0.57% -7.40%

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 6 March 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Network Design
3 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (60.00%) Infoblox
3 3 (60.00%) Tufin
3 3 (60.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (40.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) FortiGate
4 2 (40.00%) ProxySG
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) CCNP
4 2 (40.00%) OSPF
4 2 (40.00%) BGP
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) BMC
5 1 (20.00%) MPLS
5 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (20.00%) CCIP
5 1 (20.00%) CISSP
5 1 (20.00%) IPv4
5 1 (20.00%) IPv6
5 1 (20.00%) CCIE
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) Finance

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (20.00%) RIP
4 1 (20.00%) IPv4
4 1 (20.00%) IPv6
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (20.00%) FWSM
General
1 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Design Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Network Design Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Network Design Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) IP Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) Network Design
1 3 (60.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) SIEM
2 1 (20.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCSA
2 1 (20.00%) CCSE
2 1 (20.00%) CCIP
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (60.00%) Infoblox
3 3 (60.00%) Tufin
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) F5
5 1 (20.00%) SevOne
5 1 (20.00%) BMC