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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 65 70 68
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 3 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.42% 0.69% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.85% 1.30% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £413 £375 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £401
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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
354 538 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 49.30% 53.16% 44.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 285 212
Median daily rate £392 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.46% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 37 9
Median hourly rate £30.91 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
1 4 (80.00%) Change Management
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) ProxySG
2 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (60.00%) CMDB
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Riverbed
2 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (60.00%) Network Management
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) Arista
2 3 (60.00%) OPNET
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) Lancope
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) CMDB
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Change Management
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (60.00%) Network Management
2 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISA
1 1 (20.00%) CISM
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Arista
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (60.00%) Riverbed
2 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Lancope
3 1 (20.00%) Sourcefire