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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 27 August 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 242 240 234
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 23 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.36% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% 0.74% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 13
Median daily rate £415 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £526 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.05% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.53 -
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
4159 4701 4341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.34% 47.95% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2465 2686 2237
Median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 206 234
Median hourly rate £19.52 £19.25 £16.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.41% +17.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.77 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.99% +5.82%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +3 8 £409 -2.61%
Buckinghamshire +15 6 £450 -
West Sussex +2 6 £425 -5.55%
Berkshire +5 2 - - 3
Hampshire +5 2 - -
Kent - 1 £400 -
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 55 (87.30%) Cisco
2 53 (84.13%) Firewall
3 38 (60.32%) CheckPoint
4 29 (46.03%) SSL
4 29 (46.03%) VPN
5 28 (44.44%) TCP/IP
5 28 (44.44%) F5
6 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
7 22 (34.92%) Windows
7 22 (34.92%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (31.75%) Internet
9 19 (30.16%) Juniper
9 19 (30.16%) DNS
10 18 (28.57%) WAN
11 17 (26.98%) Active Directory
11 17 (26.98%) CISSP
12 16 (25.40%) Finance
12 16 (25.40%) LAN
13 15 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (23.81%) Intel Security
14 14 (22.22%) Information Security
14 14 (22.22%) Data Centre
15 13 (20.63%) Network Security
15 13 (20.63%) Two-Factor Authentication
15 13 (20.63%) Multi-Factor Authentication
16 12 (19.05%) CCSA
16 12 (19.05%) CCNP
16 12 (19.05%) ITIL
17 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
17 11 (17.46%) Project Management

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.70%) Skype for Business
2 6 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.70%) ProjectWise
3 2 (3.17%) MS Project
3 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (84.13%) Firewall
2 29 (46.03%) SSL
2 29 (46.03%) VPN
3 28 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 22 (34.92%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (31.75%) Internet
6 19 (30.16%) DNS
7 18 (28.57%) WAN
8 16 (25.40%) LAN
9 13 (20.63%) Network Security
10 10 (15.87%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (15.87%) Cisco PIX
10 10 (15.87%) FWSM
11 9 (14.29%) HTTP
11 9 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
11 9 (14.29%) SMTP
12 8 (12.70%) FTP
12 8 (12.70%) NetScaler
12 8 (12.70%) Wireless
13 7 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 16 (25.40%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Billing
2 5 (7.94%) Retail
3 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Back Office
5 1 (1.59%) Automotive
5 1 (1.59%) Electronics
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Analyst
2 17 (26.98%) Security Analyst
3 13 (20.63%) Security Engineer
4 11 (17.46%) Network Analyst
5 10 (15.87%) Architect
5 10 (15.87%) IP Engineer
5 10 (15.87%) IP Security Engineer
5 10 (15.87%) Network Security Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) Project Manager
7 6 (9.52%) Cisco Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (7.94%) Cisco Security Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 5 (7.94%) Network Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) Security Specialist
8 5 (7.94%) Technical Architect
8 5 (7.94%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (6.35%) Information Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) 802.1X
2 6 (9.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 10 (15.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (14.29%) RSA SecurID
4 6 (9.52%) PKI
5 4 (6.35%) Mathematics
6 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.59%) CLARiiON
8 1 (1.59%) Clustering
8 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.59%) Replication
8 1 (1.59%) Symmetrix
8 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.92%) Windows
2 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (12.70%) Unix
4 7 (11.11%) Linux
4 7 (11.11%) Solaris
5 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.17%) AIX
6 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) Information Security
2 13 (20.63%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 13 (20.63%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 12 (19.05%) ITIL
4 11 (17.46%) Project Management
5 10 (15.87%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (15.87%) DDoS Mitigation
5 10 (15.87%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 9 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 9 (14.29%) Migration
6 9 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (12.70%) B2B
7 8 (12.70%) Data Migration
7 8 (12.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (11.11%) High Availability
8 7 (11.11%) ITSM
8 7 (11.11%) Service Management
9 6 (9.52%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 6 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.94%) C
1 5 (7.94%) Perl
1 5 (7.94%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.76%) Tcl
2 3 (4.76%) VB
3 2 (3.17%) C++
3 2 (3.17%) PHP
3 2 (3.17%) Python
3 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.59%) SQL
4 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (26.98%) CISSP
2 15 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (19.05%) CCNP
3 12 (19.05%) CCSA
4 11 (17.46%) CCSE
5 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 5 (7.94%) Degree
7 4 (6.35%) CISA
7 4 (6.35%) CRISC
8 2 (3.17%) CCNA
8 2 (3.17%) CCSP
8 2 (3.17%) GCIA
8 2 (3.17%) GCIH
9 1 (1.59%) MCSE
9 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.17%) COBIT
3 2 (3.17%) COSO
3 2 (3.17%) SAS 70
System Software
1 17 (26.98%) Active Directory
2 11 (17.46%) ProxySG
3 8 (12.70%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (9.52%) VMware ESX
6 4 (6.35%) BitLocker
7 2 (3.17%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.59%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) FortiGate
2 6 (9.52%) Nexpose
3 4 (6.35%) AirWatch
4 3 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (4.76%) Netcool
4 3 (4.76%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.17%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (3.17%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.59%) OPNET
Vendors
1 55 (87.30%) Cisco
2 38 (60.32%) CheckPoint
3 28 (44.44%) F5
4 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
5 19 (30.16%) Juniper
6 15 (23.81%) Intel Security
7 10 (15.87%) Palo Alto
8 9 (14.29%) IronPort
8 9 (14.29%) VMware
9 8 (12.70%) Citrix
9 8 (12.70%) NetApp
9 8 (12.70%) Oracle
10 7 (11.11%) Sourcefire
10 7 (11.11%) Symantec
11 6 (9.52%) ArcSight
11 6 (9.52%) GFI Software
11 6 (9.52%) HP
11 6 (9.52%) Rapid7
11 6 (9.52%) SolarWinds
11 6 (9.52%) TippingPoint