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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 233 221 204
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -17
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 42 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.33% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 0.89% 0.70% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 14
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £314 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £513 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 - -
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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 South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4718 4270 4191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.64% 46.36% 48.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2716 2210 2108
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 249 255
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
Oxfordshire - 15 £350 -
Surrey +1 9 £415 -11.57% 1
Berkshire -9 6 £550 +22.22% 3
Buckinghamshire -10 5 £450 - 1
Hampshire -2 4 £300 -6.25%
West Sussex -10 3 £450 -12.19%
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England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 62 (83.78%) Cisco
2 55 (74.32%) Juniper
3 51 (68.92%) Firewall
4 50 (67.57%) CheckPoint
5 43 (58.11%) WAN
6 41 (55.41%) F5
7 39 (52.70%) VPN
8 36 (48.65%) SSL
9 34 (45.95%) Network Security
10 29 (39.19%) ITIL
10 29 (39.19%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (36.49%) McAfee
12 24 (32.43%) LAN
12 24 (32.43%) Kalman Filter
13 23 (31.08%) Load Balancing
13 23 (31.08%) CCNP
14 22 (29.73%) Cisco Nexus
15 20 (27.03%) Tufin
15 20 (27.03%) Finance
15 20 (27.03%) CISSP
15 20 (27.03%) Nokia
16 19 (25.68%) CCNA
16 19 (25.68%) CCSE
16 19 (25.68%) Cisco IOS
16 19 (25.68%) TippingPoint
16 19 (25.68%) NX-OS
17 18 (24.32%) Data Centre
17 18 (24.32%) ProxySG
17 18 (24.32%) CCSA
17 18 (24.32%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (68.92%) Firewall
2 43 (58.11%) WAN
3 39 (52.70%) VPN
4 36 (48.65%) SSL
5 34 (45.95%) Network Security
6 24 (32.43%) LAN
7 22 (29.73%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (25.68%) NX-OS
8 19 (25.68%) Cisco IOS
9 18 (24.32%) TCP/IP
10 17 (22.97%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (17.57%) DNS
12 12 (16.22%) IPsec
13 11 (14.86%) OSPF
13 11 (14.86%) BGP
13 11 (14.86%) Wireshark
14 8 (10.81%) SMTP
14 8 (10.81%) Wireless
15 7 (9.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 6 (8.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) Hadoop
1 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
General
1 20 (27.03%) Finance
2 18 (24.32%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.70%) Spanish Language
3 2 (2.70%) Publishing
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Retail
3 2 (2.70%) Billing
4 1 (1.35%) German Language
4 1 (1.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Network Engineer
2 16 (21.62%) Consultant
3 12 (16.22%) Security Engineer
4 11 (14.86%) Analyst
5 10 (13.51%) Security Analyst
6 8 (10.81%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (10.81%) Network Analyst
6 8 (10.81%) Network Consultant
7 6 (8.11%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Data Centre Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Security Specialist
8 5 (6.76%) Security Consultant
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Security Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Architect
9 4 (5.41%) Network Security Consultant
10 3 (4.05%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Network Architect
10 3 (4.05%) Systems Integrator
11 2 (2.70%) Firewall Consultant
11 2 (2.70%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) Rendezvous
2 4 (5.41%) 802.1X
3 3 (4.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.32%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (9.46%) SecurID
3 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.35%) PKI
5 1 (1.35%) CMDB
5 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.86%) Linux
2 7 (9.46%) Windows
2 7 (9.46%) Solaris
3 6 (8.11%) UNIX
4 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.19%) ITIL
2 24 (32.43%) Kalman Filter
3 23 (31.08%) Load Balancing
4 12 (16.22%) Strategic Planning
5 9 (12.16%) Service Management
6 8 (10.81%) SIEM
6 8 (10.81%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (9.46%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (8.11%) Change Control
8 6 (8.11%) Change Management
9 5 (6.76%) Information Security
9 5 (6.76%) Network Management
9 5 (6.76%) Network Architecture
10 4 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (5.41%) WAN Optimisation
10 4 (5.41%) Project Management
10 4 (5.41%) Network Design
10 4 (5.41%) ITSM
10 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.41%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) C
2 6 (8.11%) C++
2 6 (8.11%) Perl
2 6 (8.11%) Python
2 6 (8.11%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.41%) SQL
4 2 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (39.19%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (31.08%) CCNP
3 20 (27.03%) CISSP
4 19 (25.68%) CCSE
4 19 (25.68%) CCNA
5 18 (24.32%) CCSA
6 17 (22.97%) CCSP
7 13 (17.57%) CCDP
8 10 (13.51%) Security Cleared
9 9 (12.16%) SC Cleared
10 3 (4.05%) Degree
10 3 (4.05%) CCIE
11 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
12 1 (1.35%) CCA
12 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.35%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (1.35%) PMP
12 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 12 (16.22%) HIPAA
3 4 (5.41%) SLA
3 4 (5.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (24.32%) ProxySG
2 6 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.11%) Sendmail
3 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.05%) Snort
5 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) MIMEsweeper
1 6 (8.11%) MAILsweeper
2 5 (6.76%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (4.05%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (2.70%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.35%) SCCM
5 1 (1.35%) SCOM
5 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 62 (83.78%) Cisco
2 55 (74.32%) Juniper
3 50 (67.57%) CheckPoint
4 41 (55.41%) F5
5 27 (36.49%) McAfee
6 20 (27.03%) Tufin
6 20 (27.03%) Nokia
7 19 (25.68%) TippingPoint
8 15 (20.27%) Fortinet
9 14 (18.92%) Websense
10 11 (14.86%) SolarWinds
11 8 (10.81%) ArcSight
12 7 (9.46%) VMware
13 6 (8.11%) Citrix
13 6 (8.11%) NetApp
13 6 (8.11%) HP
14 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
14 5 (6.76%) TIBCO
14 5 (6.76%) Bloomberg
14 5 (6.76%) Tripwire