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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 64 78 85
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +7
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 6 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.70% 0.20% 0.73%
As % of the Vendors category 1.53% 0.39% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +16.27%
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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
391 512 776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 45.73% 50.64% 56.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 215 220
Average daily rate £388 £385 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 21 19
Average hourly rate £17.29 £14.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.46% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £45.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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 17 September 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 19 (95.00%) CheckPoint
2 17 (85.00%) Firewall
3 14 (70.00%) Network Security
4 11 (55.00%) F5
4 11 (55.00%) Juniper
5 10 (50.00%) Cisco
6 8 (40.00%) ProxySG
6 8 (40.00%) Nokia
6 8 (40.00%) CISSP
6 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (35.00%) Citrix
7 7 (35.00%) SSL
7 7 (35.00%) NetScaler
7 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
8 6 (30.00%) Cisco PIX
8 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (30.00%) Finance
9 5 (25.00%) BIG-IP
9 5 (25.00%) VoIP
9 5 (25.00%) SNMP
9 5 (25.00%) CCIE
9 5 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (25.00%) OSPF
10 4 (20.00%) WAN
10 4 (20.00%) Apache
10 4 (20.00%) CCNP
10 4 (20.00%) Information Security
10 4 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (20.00%) FortiGate
10 4 (20.00%) Network Management

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (20.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 17 (85.00%) Firewall
2 14 (70.00%) Network Security
3 7 (35.00%) SSL
3 7 (35.00%) NetScaler
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco PIX
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (25.00%) BIG-IP
5 5 (25.00%) VoIP
5 5 (25.00%) SNMP
5 5 (25.00%) OSPF
6 4 (20.00%) WAN
6 4 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (5.00%) FWSM
7 1 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (5.00%) Wireless
7 1 (5.00%) IPsec
7 1 (5.00%) BGP
7 1 (5.00%) Internet
7 1 (5.00%) 3G
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Network Engineer
1 9 (45.00%) Security Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 7 (35.00%) Consultant
4 5 (25.00%) Security Consultant
4 5 (25.00%) Network Consultant
5 4 (20.00%) IP Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) IP Network Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (15.00%) Design Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) IT Consultant
7 2 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) IT Security Consultant
7 2 (10.00%) Security Designer
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco Consultant
7 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Network Design Consultant
7 2 (10.00%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) SecurID
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (20.00%) Information Security
2 4 (20.00%) Network Management
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (5.00%) eTOM
4 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Business Development
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) CISSP
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) CCIE
2 5 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
3 4 (20.00%) CCNP
4 3 (15.00%) CCSA
4 3 (15.00%) CCSP
5 2 (10.00%) CCSE
5 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) CCNA
6 1 (5.00%) CCDA
6 1 (5.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) CheckPoint
2 11 (55.00%) F5
2 11 (55.00%) Juniper
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco
4 8 (40.00%) Nokia
5 7 (35.00%) Citrix
6 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (10.00%) Websense
8 1 (5.00%) ArcSight
8 1 (5.00%) Tufin
8 1 (5.00%) AlgoSec
8 1 (5.00%) SonicWALL
8 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire
8 1 (5.00%) McAfee
8 1 (5.00%) Nortel