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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 217 194 211
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +17
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 26 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.42% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 0.87% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 20
Average daily rate
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£388 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £316 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £498 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +16.27%
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
4289 4263 4964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.75% 48.95% 50.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2207 2172 2134
Average daily rate £363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 250 300
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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 +8 12 £450 +53.19% 3
Hampshire - 5 £320 - 1
Surrey -3 4 £350 -22.22% 3
Kent - 3 £410 - 2
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 52 (83.87%) Cisco
2 46 (74.19%) CheckPoint
2 46 (74.19%) Firewall
3 34 (54.84%) F5
4 31 (50.00%) Network Security
4 31 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 31 (50.00%) Juniper
5 20 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
6 19 (30.65%) ProxySG
7 18 (29.03%) Nokia
7 18 (29.03%) VPN
8 17 (27.42%) LAN
9 16 (25.81%) OSPF
10 15 (24.19%) WAN
10 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
11 14 (22.58%) Finance
12 13 (20.97%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (19.35%) ITIL
13 12 (19.35%) CCNP
14 11 (17.74%) BGP
14 11 (17.74%) Information Security
14 11 (17.74%) Network Management
15 10 (16.13%) SSL
16 9 (14.52%) CISSP
16 9 (14.52%) CCSE
16 9 (14.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 8 (12.90%) Load Balancing
17 8 (12.90%) Cisco PIX
17 8 (12.90%) Performance Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (9.68%) Apache
2 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.23%) GlassFish
3 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 46 (74.19%) Firewall
2 31 (50.00%) Network Security
2 31 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (29.03%) VPN
4 17 (27.42%) LAN
5 16 (25.81%) OSPF
6 15 (24.19%) WAN
7 13 (20.97%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (17.74%) BGP
9 10 (16.13%) SSL
10 9 (14.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 8 (12.90%) Cisco PIX
11 8 (12.90%) SAN
12 7 (11.29%) SNMP
12 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
12 7 (11.29%) BIG-IP
13 6 (9.68%) MPLS
13 6 (9.68%) IPsec
14 5 (8.06%) NetScreen
14 5 (8.06%) VRRP
General
1 14 (22.58%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.84%) Retail
3 3 (4.84%) Billing
3 3 (4.84%) Back Office
4 2 (3.23%) German Language
4 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.23%) Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Military
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Network Engineer
2 18 (29.03%) Security Engineer
3 17 (27.42%) Consultant
4 15 (24.19%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (19.35%) Network Consultant
6 11 (17.74%) Security Consultant
7 9 (14.52%) Network Security Consultant
8 6 (9.68%) IP Engineer
8 6 (9.68%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (9.68%) Network Manager
9 5 (8.06%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (8.06%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 4 (6.45%) Network Design Engineer
10 4 (6.45%) Design Engineer
10 4 (6.45%) Network Support
11 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
11 3 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (4.84%) Administrator
11 3 (4.84%) Cisco Consultant
11 3 (4.84%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) CSS
2 2 (3.23%) SAML
3 1 (1.61%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
1 3 (4.84%) Blackberry
1 3 (4.84%) Open Source
2 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) Clustering
3 1 (1.61%) Wiki
3 1 (1.61%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Linux
2 5 (8.06%) Windows
2 5 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) ITIL
2 11 (17.74%) Information Security
2 11 (17.74%) Network Management
3 8 (12.90%) Load Balancing
3 8 (12.90%) Performance Management
4 7 (11.29%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (9.68%) Information Assurance
6 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
6 5 (8.06%) Network Architecture
7 3 (4.84%) ITSM
7 3 (4.84%) Change Management
7 3 (4.84%) CRM
7 3 (4.84%) Project Management
7 3 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.84%) Network Design
7 3 (4.84%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (4.84%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.23%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 2 (3.23%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) Java
1 3 (4.84%) VBScript
1 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.23%) Perl
2 2 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
3 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
4 12 (19.35%) CCNP
5 9 (14.52%) CISSP
5 9 (14.52%) CCSE
6 8 (12.90%) CCSA
7 7 (11.29%) CCIE
7 7 (11.29%) CCSP
8 6 (9.68%) CCNA
9 5 (8.06%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (8.06%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.61%) CISA
10 1 (1.61%) CCDA
10 1 (1.61%) CCDP
10 1 (1.61%) HP AIS
10 1 (1.61%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.61%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.61%) GPG13
System Software
1 19 (30.65%) ProxySG
2 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.45%) Snort
3 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.84%) ISA Server
4 3 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.23%) Shibboleth
6 1 (1.61%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.45%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.84%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.84%) SCOM
3 3 (4.84%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (83.87%) Cisco
2 46 (74.19%) CheckPoint
3 34 (54.84%) F5
4 31 (50.00%) Juniper
5 18 (29.03%) Nokia
6 7 (11.29%) HP
7 6 (9.68%) Sourcefire
7 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
7 6 (9.68%) McAfee
7 6 (9.68%) Websense
8 5 (8.06%) VMware
8 5 (8.06%) Red Hat
8 5 (8.06%) Citrix
9 4 (6.45%) TippingPoint
9 4 (6.45%) IronPort
10 3 (4.84%) 3Com
10 3 (4.84%) Oracle
10 3 (4.84%) Avaya
10 3 (4.84%) 3PAR
10 3 (4.84%) Crossbeam
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