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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 217 207 219
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 34 41 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.46% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.81% 0.96% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 9
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£438 £351 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.82% +3.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £509 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £340
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 - -
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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
4220 4260 4150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.64% 47.44% 50.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2306 2122 2056
Average daily rate £388 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £180 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 242 321
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -18.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.07 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Surrey +32 21 £425 -2.85%
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £450 -5.26% 1
Berkshire -4 5 - - 3
Hampshire -10 2 - -
Kent - 1 £500 -
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England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 79 (91.86%) Cisco
2 66 (76.74%) Juniper
3 59 (68.60%) CheckPoint
3 59 (68.60%) Firewall
4 42 (48.84%) WAN
4 42 (48.84%) LAN
5 37 (43.02%) Network Security
6 36 (41.86%) F5
6 36 (41.86%) SSL
7 32 (37.21%) TCP/IP
7 32 (37.21%) Finance
8 31 (36.05%) DNS
9 30 (34.88%) VPN
10 28 (32.56%) Cisco ASA
11 26 (30.23%) ITIL
12 24 (27.91%) SolarWinds
12 24 (27.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 23 (26.74%) Change Management
14 22 (25.58%) Network Architecture
15 21 (24.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 20 (23.26%) Wireshark
17 19 (22.09%) TippingPoint
17 19 (22.09%) Tufin
17 19 (22.09%) Service Management
18 18 (20.93%) IPsec
18 18 (20.93%) Load Balancing
19 17 (19.77%) NetScout
19 17 (19.77%) Lancope
19 17 (19.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 17 (19.77%) Websense

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

Business Applications
1 15 (17.44%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (68.60%) Firewall
2 42 (48.84%) WAN
2 42 (48.84%) LAN
3 37 (43.02%) Network Security
4 36 (41.86%) SSL
5 32 (37.21%) TCP/IP
6 31 (36.05%) DNS
7 30 (34.88%) VPN
8 28 (32.56%) Cisco ASA
9 24 (27.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 21 (24.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 20 (23.26%) Wireshark
12 18 (20.93%) IPsec
13 16 (18.60%) DHCP
14 15 (17.44%) Multicast
15 14 (16.28%) SMTP
16 12 (13.95%) LDAP
17 10 (11.63%) BGP
17 10 (11.63%) OSPF
18 9 (10.47%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
General
1 32 (37.21%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.33%) Retail
2 2 (2.33%) Billing
2 2 (2.33%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.16%) German Language
3 1 (1.16%) Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.16%) Back Office
3 1 (1.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (25.58%) Consultant
2 21 (24.42%) Analyst
3 19 (22.09%) Network Analyst
4 18 (20.93%) Security Analyst
4 18 (20.93%) Security Engineer
5 17 (19.77%) Network Consultant
6 15 (17.44%) Network Engineer
7 14 (16.28%) Network Security Analyst
8 12 (13.95%) Security Consultant
9 11 (12.79%) Network Security Consultant
10 10 (11.63%) Firewall Consultant
11 9 (10.47%) Network Security Engineer
12 7 (8.14%) Senior Network Engineer
13 5 (5.81%) Systems Integrator
14 4 (4.65%) Senior Security Engineer
15 3 (3.49%) Senior Design Engineer
15 3 (3.49%) Network Design Engineer
15 3 (3.49%) Senior Network Design Engineer
15 3 (3.49%) Senior Network Security Engineer
15 3 (3.49%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.44%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 14 (16.28%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.98%) SecurID
4 5 (5.81%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.16%) CMDB
6 1 (1.16%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.12%) UNIX
2 12 (13.95%) Solaris
3 9 (10.47%) Linux
4 6 (6.98%) Windows
4 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.23%) ITIL
2 23 (26.74%) Change Management
3 22 (25.58%) Network Architecture
4 19 (22.09%) Service Management
5 18 (20.93%) Load Balancing
6 14 (16.28%) Time Management
7 13 (15.12%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (8.14%) Project Management
9 5 (5.81%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.65%) Performance Management
10 4 (4.65%) Network Management
10 4 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (3.49%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (3.49%) SIEM
11 3 (3.49%) Incident Management
11 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2
11 3 (3.49%) Network Design
11 3 (3.49%) Information Security
11 3 (3.49%) ITSM
12 2 (2.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.12%) C
2 12 (13.95%) C++
2 12 (13.95%) Perl
2 12 (13.95%) Python
2 12 (13.95%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.65%) PHP
4 2 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (19.77%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (18.60%) CISSP
3 14 (16.28%) SC Cleared
3 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
4 12 (13.95%) CCNP
5 8 (9.30%) CCSE
6 6 (6.98%) CCSA
7 5 (5.81%) CCNA
8 3 (3.49%) CCIE
9 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.16%) Degree
10 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.16%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.16%) PMP
10 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.16%) CCA
10 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.16%) CCSP
10 1 (1.16%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) SLA
2 2 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.33%) GPG13
System Software
1 12 (13.95%) Sendmail
2 11 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.65%) Snort
5 3 (3.49%) ProxySG
6 2 (2.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (13.95%) MIMEsweeper
1 12 (13.95%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (2.33%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (2.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 79 (91.86%) Cisco
2 66 (76.74%) Juniper
3 59 (68.60%) CheckPoint
4 36 (41.86%) F5
5 24 (27.91%) SolarWinds
6 19 (22.09%) TippingPoint
6 19 (22.09%) Tufin
7 17 (19.77%) NetScout
7 17 (19.77%) Lancope
7 17 (19.77%) Websense
8 16 (18.60%) McAfee
9 15 (17.44%) TIBCO
9 15 (17.44%) Bloomberg
9 15 (17.44%) LogLogic
10 14 (16.28%) Tradeweb
10 14 (16.28%) VMware
10 14 (16.28%) Radianz
10 14 (16.28%) NetApp
11 9 (10.47%) Citrix
12 6 (6.98%) Nokia