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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 254 235 220
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 7 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.085% 0.37% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.79% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 31 20
Median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £401
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.53 -
% change year-on-year
-18.69% -
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
3923 4708 4335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.74% 47.70% 46.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2317 2702 2228
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 205 280
Median hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.04 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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
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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Buckinghamshire +21 2 £450 -
Hampshire +12 2 £344 +18.53%
Surrey +5 2 £425 +2.78%
Berkshire +4 1 - - 2
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 41 (85.42%) Cisco
1 41 (85.42%) Firewall
2 27 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 23 (47.92%) TCP/IP
3 23 (47.92%) VPN
3 23 (47.92%) SSL
3 23 (47.92%) F5
4 20 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (35.42%) Windows
5 17 (35.42%) Internet
6 15 (31.25%) Intel Security
6 15 (31.25%) CISSP
6 15 (31.25%) Juniper
6 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 14 (29.17%) WAN
7 14 (29.17%) DNS
8 13 (27.08%) Information Security
8 13 (27.08%) Finance
8 13 (27.08%) LAN
9 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 12 (25.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 12 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
10 11 (22.92%) ProxySG
10 11 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (20.83%) CCNP
12 9 (18.75%) ITIL
12 9 (18.75%) CCSE
12 9 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 9 (18.75%) CCSA

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 6 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) ProjectWise
2 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.17%) MS Project
3 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (85.42%) Firewall
2 23 (47.92%) SSL
2 23 (47.92%) TCP/IP
2 23 (47.92%) VPN
3 20 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (35.42%) Internet
5 14 (29.17%) DNS
5 14 (29.17%) WAN
6 13 (27.08%) LAN
7 9 (18.75%) Cisco PIX
7 9 (18.75%) FWSM
8 8 (16.67%) HTTP
8 8 (16.67%) Network Security
8 8 (16.67%) SMTP
9 7 (14.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (14.58%) Wireless
10 6 (12.50%) BGP
10 6 (12.50%) BIG-IP
10 6 (12.50%) OSPF
10 6 (12.50%) Wireshark
General
1 13 (27.08%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Billing
2 5 (10.42%) Retail
3 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.17%) Back Office
5 1 (2.08%) Electronics
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Analyst
2 14 (29.17%) Security Analyst
3 12 (25.00%) Security Engineer
4 9 (18.75%) IP Engineer
4 9 (18.75%) IP Security Engineer
5 7 (14.58%) Network Analyst
5 7 (14.58%) Network Security Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Architect
6 5 (10.42%) Cisco Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Project Manager
6 5 (10.42%) Security Specialist
7 4 (8.33%) Active Directory Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Blue Coat Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Information Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Information Security Specialist
7 4 (8.33%) Information Specialist
7 4 (8.33%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) 802.1X
2 5 (10.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
2 9 (18.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (14.58%) RSA SecurID
4 6 (12.50%) PKI
5 4 (8.33%) Mathematics
6 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
8 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
8 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
8 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Unix
3 6 (12.50%) Solaris
4 5 (10.42%) Linux
5 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.17%) AIX
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Information Security
2 12 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 12 (25.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 9 (18.75%) DDoS Mitigation
3 9 (18.75%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 9 (18.75%) ITIL
3 9 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 8 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (16.67%) Project Management
5 7 (14.58%) Migration
6 6 (12.50%) B2B
6 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 6 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 6 (12.50%) High Availability
6 6 (12.50%) ITSM
6 6 (12.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 6 (12.50%) Service Management
6 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) C
1 2 (4.17%) C++
1 2 (4.17%) Perl
1 2 (4.17%) PHP
1 2 (4.17%) Python
1 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (31.25%) CISSP
2 11 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (20.83%) CCNP
4 9 (18.75%) CCSA
4 9 (18.75%) CCSE
5 4 (8.33%) CISA
5 4 (8.33%) CRISC
5 4 (8.33%) Degree
5 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.17%) GCIA
6 2 (4.17%) GCIH
7 1 (2.08%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.17%) COBIT
3 2 (4.17%) COSO
3 2 (4.17%) SAS 70
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.92%) ProxySG
3 6 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (10.42%) BitLocker
5 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (4.17%) Sendmail
6 2 (4.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) FortiGate
2 6 (12.50%) Nexpose
3 4 (8.33%) AirWatch
4 3 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (4.17%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (4.17%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (2.08%) OPNET
Vendors
1 41 (85.42%) Cisco
2 27 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 23 (47.92%) F5
4 15 (31.25%) Intel Security
4 15 (31.25%) Juniper
4 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 8 (16.67%) Palo Alto
6 6 (12.50%) ArcSight
6 6 (12.50%) Citrix
6 6 (12.50%) FireEye
6 6 (12.50%) GFI Software
6 6 (12.50%) IronPort
6 6 (12.50%) LogRhythm
6 6 (12.50%) Oracle
6 6 (12.50%) Rapid7
6 6 (12.50%) Sourcefire
6 6 (12.50%) Symantec
6 6 (12.50%) TippingPoint
7 5 (10.42%) VMware
8 4 (8.33%) NetApp