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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 75 67 71
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.10% 0.48% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.94% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £300 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £340
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
477 533 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 49.38% 51.25% 51.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 244 174
Average daily rate £400 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £203 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 31
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.92% -49.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 1 May 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%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
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
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) CCA
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (20.00%) CISSP
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) OSPF
5 1 (20.00%) BGP
5 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (20.00%) CMDB
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (20.00%) Network Security
5 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
5 1 (20.00%) CCSA
5 1 (20.00%) ProxySG

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) BGP
4 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (20.00%) RIP
4 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (20.00%) FWSM
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Design 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%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IP Engineer
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%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCA
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) CCSA
1 1 (20.00%) CCSE
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (60.00%) Infoblox
3 3 (60.00%) Tufin
4 1 (20.00%) F5