The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 217 213 187
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 46 31 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.36% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 0.95% 0.78% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 22
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.90% +8.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £470 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -31.57%
Blue Coat
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4833 3979 4117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.88% 46.39% 49.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2544 2038 1905
Average daily rate £370 £363 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 219 352
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the South East region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -5 15 £370 +26.49% 1
Surrey +3 13 £475 +58.33%
Buckinghamshire -2 10 £350 -18.84% 4
Berkshire -4 6 £400 +0.06%
Kent - 2 £500 - 1
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 65 (87.84%) Cisco
2 63 (85.14%) Firewall
3 50 (67.57%) CheckPoint
4 43 (58.11%) Cisco ASA
5 42 (56.76%) Juniper
6 37 (50.00%) F5
7 34 (45.95%) LAN
7 34 (45.95%) WAN
8 25 (33.78%) Nokia
9 24 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (32.43%) Security Cleared
10 23 (31.08%) Network Security
11 22 (29.73%) SC Cleared
12 21 (28.38%) VPN
13 20 (27.03%) CCNP
14 17 (22.97%) UNIX
14 17 (22.97%) McAfee
15 16 (21.62%) ITIL
15 16 (21.62%) OSPF
15 16 (21.62%) ProxySG
16 15 (20.27%) BGP
16 15 (20.27%) Finance
16 15 (20.27%) Cisco Nexus
17 14 (18.92%) Solaris
17 14 (18.92%) SSL
17 14 (18.92%) Change Management
18 13 (17.57%) Citrix
18 13 (17.57%) Telecoms
18 13 (17.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 12 (16.22%) DNS

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (4.05%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.35%) Lync
2 1 (1.35%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 63 (85.14%) Firewall
2 43 (58.11%) Cisco ASA
3 34 (45.95%) LAN
3 34 (45.95%) WAN
4 23 (31.08%) Network Security
5 21 (28.38%) VPN
6 16 (21.62%) OSPF
7 15 (20.27%) BGP
7 15 (20.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (18.92%) SSL
9 13 (17.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 12 (16.22%) DNS
10 12 (16.22%) TACACS
11 9 (12.16%) SMTP
12 8 (10.81%) MPLS
12 8 (10.81%) NetScreen
12 8 (10.81%) Junos
13 6 (8.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (8.11%) Wireless
13 6 (8.11%) IPsec
General
1 15 (20.27%) Finance
2 13 (17.57%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.05%) Retail
3 3 (4.05%) Billing
3 3 (4.05%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.05%) Back Office
4 2 (2.70%) Legal
4 2 (2.70%) German Language
5 1 (1.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Network Engineer
2 17 (22.97%) Security Engineer
3 14 (18.92%) Consultant
4 11 (14.86%) Analyst
4 11 (14.86%) Network Analyst
4 11 (14.86%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (10.81%) Architect
5 8 (10.81%) Security Consultant
6 7 (9.46%) Network Consultant
6 7 (9.46%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Network Security Consultant
8 5 (6.76%) Security Architect
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Security Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Security Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Network Security Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) IP Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Senior Design Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) CSS
2 1 (1.35%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.05%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (1.35%) Clustering
3 1 (1.35%) CMDB
3 1 (1.35%) Wiki
3 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.97%) UNIX
2 14 (18.92%) Solaris
3 6 (8.11%) Linux
4 4 (5.41%) Windows
5 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.62%) ITIL
2 14 (18.92%) Change Management
3 11 (14.86%) Network Architecture
4 9 (12.16%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (10.81%) Load Balancing
6 7 (9.46%) Fault Management
6 7 (9.46%) Incident Management
7 6 (8.11%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.76%) Network Design
8 5 (6.76%) Information Security
8 5 (6.76%) Project Management
9 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
10 3 (4.05%) ITSM
10 3 (4.05%) CRM
10 3 (4.05%) Time Management
10 3 (4.05%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 3 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (4.05%) WAN Optimisation
10 3 (4.05%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) C
1 6 (8.11%) C++
1 6 (8.11%) Perl
1 6 (8.11%) Python
1 6 (8.11%) Shell Script
2 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
1 24 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 22 (29.73%) SC Cleared
3 20 (27.03%) CCNP
4 11 (14.86%) CCSA
4 11 (14.86%) CCSE
5 8 (10.81%) CCIE
6 5 (6.76%) DV Cleared
6 5 (6.76%) CCNA
7 2 (2.70%) CISSP
8 1 (1.35%) CCDA
8 1 (1.35%) CCSP
8 1 (1.35%) CCIP
8 1 (1.35%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.86%) SLA
2 2 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (21.62%) ProxySG
2 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.11%) Sendmail
4 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.05%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) MIMEsweeper
1 6 (8.11%) MAILsweeper
2 4 (5.41%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.41%) FortiGate
3 3 (4.05%) SCOM
4 2 (2.70%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 65 (87.84%) Cisco
2 50 (67.57%) CheckPoint
3 42 (56.76%) Juniper
4 37 (50.00%) F5
5 25 (33.78%) Nokia
6 17 (22.97%) McAfee
7 13 (17.57%) Citrix
8 11 (14.86%) Websense
9 8 (10.81%) VMware
10 7 (9.46%) TippingPoint
11 6 (8.11%) NetApp
12 5 (6.76%) Computacenter
12 5 (6.76%) SolarWinds
13 4 (5.41%) Infoblox
13 4 (5.41%) Fortinet
13 4 (5.41%) HP
14 3 (4.05%) Avaya
14 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
14 3 (4.05%) 3Com
14 3 (4.05%) Crossbeam