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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 217 219 205
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 29 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.46% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 0.97% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 26
Average daily rate £425 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £370 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £519 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £381
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £117.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.69 - £117.50
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
4108 4530 4011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.98% 47.47% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2368 2359 1964
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 216 235
Average hourly rate £43.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £11.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +15 12 £375 -23.11% 3
Surrey -19 11 £425 +14.86% 2
Hampshire -4 4 £393 +4.66% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £550 +29.41%
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 42 (80.77%) Cisco
2 38 (73.08%) CheckPoint
3 32 (61.54%) Juniper
4 30 (57.69%) WAN
5 29 (55.77%) Firewall
6 25 (48.08%) LAN
7 23 (44.23%) SSL
8 21 (40.38%) VPN
8 21 (40.38%) Palo Alto
9 19 (36.54%) F5
10 17 (32.69%) ITIL
11 16 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (28.85%) Windows
12 15 (28.85%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (28.85%) Network Security
13 13 (25.00%) IPsec
13 13 (25.00%) Intel Security
13 13 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (23.08%) Finance
15 11 (21.15%) Wireless
15 11 (21.15%) Active Directory
15 11 (21.15%) TCP/IP
15 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
15 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
16 10 (19.23%) Data Centre
16 10 (19.23%) CCNP
16 10 (19.23%) CCNA
16 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (19.23%) SecurID
17 9 (17.31%) ProxySG

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.92%) IBM Domino
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Office
1 2 (3.85%) ProjectWise
2 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 30 (57.69%) WAN
2 29 (55.77%) Firewall
3 25 (48.08%) LAN
4 23 (44.23%) SSL
5 21 (40.38%) VPN
6 15 (28.85%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (28.85%) Network Security
7 13 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (25.00%) IPsec
8 11 (21.15%) TCP/IP
8 11 (21.15%) Wireless
9 8 (15.38%) Internet
10 6 (11.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (9.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 5 (9.62%) tcpdump
11 5 (9.62%) Wireshark
11 5 (9.62%) WLAN
12 4 (7.69%) DNS
12 4 (7.69%) EIGRP
12 4 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Analyst
2 15 (28.85%) Network Analyst
3 14 (26.92%) Network Security Analyst
3 14 (26.92%) Security Analyst
4 13 (25.00%) Network Engineer
5 8 (15.38%) Architect
6 6 (11.54%) Consultant
7 5 (9.62%) Cisco Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Cisco Security Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Network Architect
8 4 (7.69%) Data Centre Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) LAN Security Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Security Architect
8 4 (7.69%) Security Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Data Centre Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) CSS
2 2 (3.85%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Data Centre
1 10 (19.23%) SecurID
2 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.85%) Windows
2 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (15.38%) Linux
4 4 (7.69%) Solaris
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) ITIL
2 8 (15.38%) Service Management
3 7 (13.46%) ITSM
3 7 (13.46%) Load Balancing
3 7 (13.46%) Project Management
4 6 (11.54%) Change Management
4 6 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (9.62%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (9.62%) Change Control
5 5 (9.62%) Network Management
5 5 (9.62%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (9.62%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 4 (7.69%) Network Design
6 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 4 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (7.69%) Test Scripting
6 4 (7.69%) Web Filtering
7 3 (5.77%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) Perl
1 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.85%) SQL
1 2 (3.85%) Tcl
1 2 (3.85%) VB
2 1 (1.92%) C
2 1 (1.92%) Java
2 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
2 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
3 10 (19.23%) CCNA
3 10 (19.23%) CCNP
4 8 (15.38%) CCSP
5 5 (9.62%) CISSP
6 4 (7.69%) CCDP
6 4 (7.69%) CCSA
6 4 (7.69%) CCSE
6 4 (7.69%) Degree
7 2 (3.85%) CCIE
7 2 (3.85%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.92%) HNC
8 1 (1.92%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (7.69%) HIPAA
3 2 (3.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (21.15%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.31%) ProxySG
3 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.92%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.92%) Snort
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (3.85%) MIMEsweeper
1 2 (3.85%) Netcool
1 2 (3.85%) OPNET
1 2 (3.85%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.92%) Proventia
Vendors
1 42 (80.77%) Cisco
2 38 (73.08%) CheckPoint
3 32 (61.54%) Juniper
4 21 (40.38%) Palo Alto
5 19 (36.54%) F5
6 13 (25.00%) Intel Security
7 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
8 7 (13.46%) SolarWinds
9 6 (11.54%) Nokia
10 5 (9.62%) Forcepoint
10 5 (9.62%) Fortinet
10 5 (9.62%) Riverbed
11 4 (7.69%) IBM
11 4 (7.69%) IronPort
11 4 (7.69%) Sun
11 4 (7.69%) TippingPoint
11 4 (7.69%) Tufin
12 3 (5.77%) Aruba
12 3 (5.77%) Citrix
12 3 (5.77%) WatchGuard
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