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 24 July 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 63 - 60
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 3 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.37% - 1.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% - 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £381 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.22% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.53 -
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
404 495 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 49.57% 53.75% 48.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 256 171
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 21
Median hourly rate £19.61 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £26.15 £19.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) CheckPoint
2 10 (90.91%) Firewall
3 9 (81.82%) ProxySG
3 9 (81.82%) Cisco PIX
3 9 (81.82%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (72.73%) F5
5 7 (63.64%) FWSM
5 7 (63.64%) FortiGate
5 7 (63.64%) CCSE
5 7 (63.64%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 7 (63.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (63.64%) DDoS Mitigation
5 7 (63.64%) CCSA
5 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (63.64%) CCNP
6 5 (45.45%) OSPF
6 5 (45.45%) SMTP
6 5 (45.45%) HTTP
6 5 (45.45%) RIP
6 5 (45.45%) SNMP
6 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
6 5 (45.45%) DNS
6 5 (45.45%) HTTPS
6 5 (45.45%) BGP
6 5 (45.45%) VRRP
6 5 (45.45%) CISSP
6 5 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (45.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 5 (45.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication

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 10 (90.91%) Firewall
2 9 (81.82%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (81.82%) Cisco PIX
3 7 (63.64%) FWSM
4 5 (45.45%) BGP
4 5 (45.45%) BIG-IP
4 5 (45.45%) DNS
4 5 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (45.45%) HTTP
4 5 (45.45%) HTTPS
4 5 (45.45%) OSPF
4 5 (45.45%) RIP
4 5 (45.45%) SMTP
4 5 (45.45%) SNMP
4 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 5 (45.45%) VRRP
4 5 (45.45%) Wireshark
5 2 (18.18%) Broadband
6 1 (9.09%) WAN
6 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 2 (18.18%) Billing
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) IP Engineer
1 7 (63.64%) IP Security Engineer
1 7 (63.64%) Security Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Network Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) IP Network Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) DDoS Mitigation
1 7 (63.64%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 5 (45.45%) High Availability
2 5 (45.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 5 (45.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CCNP
1 7 (63.64%) CCSA
1 7 (63.64%) CCSE
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) CISSP
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) FortiGate
2 2 (18.18%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (9.09%) OPNET
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) CheckPoint
3 8 (72.73%) F5
4 2 (18.18%) Clearswift
4 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) Intel Security
4 2 (18.18%) Juniper
4 2 (18.18%) Trustwave
5 1 (9.09%) Riverbed
5 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds