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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 63 74 74
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.48% 0.20% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 1.07% 0.40% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£451 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.29% +16.54%
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
373 499 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 44.78% 49.85% 51.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 253 166
Average daily rate £375 £390 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +25.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 34
Average hourly rate £55.65 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+218.00% -5.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 28 January 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 8 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (50.00%) F5
4 4 (40.00%) ProxySG
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (30.00%) Network Design
5 3 (30.00%) Network Security
5 3 (30.00%) Tufin
5 3 (30.00%) Network Architecture
5 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (30.00%) Infoblox
5 3 (30.00%) Juniper
5 3 (30.00%) Change Management
5 3 (30.00%) Financial Institution
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) OSPF
6 2 (20.00%) BGP
6 2 (20.00%) Websense
6 2 (20.00%) CCSA
6 2 (20.00%) Information Security
6 2 (20.00%) CISSP
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (20.00%) CCNP
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) SSL
6 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (30.00%) Network Security
5 2 (20.00%) OSPF
5 2 (20.00%) BGP
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) SSL
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
6 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
6 1 (10.00%) FWSM
6 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
6 1 (10.00%) RIP
6 1 (10.00%) IPv4
6 1 (10.00%) IPv6
6 1 (10.00%) MPLS
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 3 (30.00%) Financial Institution
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (40.00%) Security Engineer
4 3 (30.00%) Senior Design Engineer
4 3 (30.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (30.00%) Senior Network Design Engineer
4 3 (30.00%) Design Engineer
4 3 (30.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Security Consultant
5 2 (20.00%) IT Consultant
5 2 (20.00%) Consultant
5 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
6 1 (10.00%) Network Team Leader
6 1 (10.00%) IP Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Network Design
1 3 (30.00%) Network Architecture
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) SIEM
3 1 (10.00%) Business Development
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCSA
1 2 (20.00%) CISSP
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) CCSE
2 1 (10.00%) CCIE
2 1 (10.00%) CCIP
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) F5
4 3 (30.00%) Tufin
4 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (30.00%) Infoblox
4 3 (30.00%) Juniper
5 2 (20.00%) Websense
5 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (20.00%) Nokia
6 1 (10.00%) SevOne
6 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire
6 1 (10.00%) ArcSight
6 1 (10.00%) BMC