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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 219 205 224
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 50 38 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.41% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 1.09% 0.86% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 9
Average daily rate
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£408 £351 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.26% +3.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £340
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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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
4595 4416 4151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.18% 47.26% 49.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2464 2221 2041
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 261 326
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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
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 5 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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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
Surrey +32 36 £400 -18.98%
Buckinghamshire -7 7 £450 -14.28% 1
Berkshire -15 5 - - 4
Hampshire -19 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 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 84 (94.38%) Cisco
2 65 (73.03%) Juniper
2 65 (73.03%) Firewall
3 63 (70.79%) CheckPoint
4 46 (51.69%) LAN
5 45 (50.56%) WAN
6 38 (42.70%) Network Security
7 36 (40.45%) F5
8 35 (39.33%) SSL
9 31 (34.83%) DNS
9 31 (34.83%) TCP/IP
10 30 (33.71%) Finance
10 30 (33.71%) Cisco ASA
11 29 (32.58%) VPN
12 25 (28.09%) ITIL
13 24 (26.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 23 (25.84%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (25.84%) McAfee
15 22 (24.72%) Change Management
16 21 (23.60%) Network Architecture
16 21 (23.60%) Wireshark
17 20 (22.47%) SolarWinds
17 20 (22.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 19 (21.35%) Security Cleared
18 19 (21.35%) SC Cleared
19 18 (20.22%) TippingPoint
19 18 (20.22%) Load Balancing
19 18 (20.22%) Tufin
19 18 (20.22%) Service Management
19 18 (20.22%) CCNP

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

For the 6 months to 5 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.12%) Lync
Business Applications
1 14 (15.73%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (73.03%) Firewall
2 46 (51.69%) LAN
3 45 (50.56%) WAN
4 38 (42.70%) Network Security
5 35 (39.33%) SSL
6 31 (34.83%) DNS
6 31 (34.83%) TCP/IP
7 30 (33.71%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (32.58%) VPN
9 24 (26.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 21 (23.60%) Wireshark
11 20 (22.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 17 (19.10%) IPsec
13 16 (17.98%) DHCP
14 14 (15.73%) SMTP
14 14 (15.73%) Multicast
15 12 (13.48%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (13.48%) LDAP
16 11 (12.36%) OSPF
16 11 (12.36%) BGP
General
1 30 (33.71%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.25%) Retail
3 2 (2.25%) Billing
3 2 (2.25%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
4 1 (1.12%) Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (23.60%) Analyst
1 21 (23.60%) Consultant
2 20 (22.47%) Security Engineer
3 19 (21.35%) Network Analyst
4 18 (20.22%) Security Analyst
5 17 (19.10%) Network Consultant
6 16 (17.98%) Network Engineer
7 14 (15.73%) Network Security Analyst
8 11 (12.36%) Network Security Consultant
8 11 (12.36%) Security Consultant
9 10 (11.24%) Firewall Consultant
10 9 (10.11%) Network Security Engineer
11 7 (7.87%) Senior Network Engineer
12 6 (6.74%) Architect
13 5 (5.62%) Systems Integrator
13 5 (5.62%) Security Architect
14 4 (4.49%) Senior Security Engineer
15 3 (3.37%) Network Design Engineer
15 3 (3.37%) Senior Network Design Engineer
15 3 (3.37%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.73%) Rendezvous
2 1 (1.12%) CSS
2 1 (1.12%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.74%) SecurID
3 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.25%) NHS
5 1 (1.12%) PKI
5 1 (1.12%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.22%) UNIX
2 17 (19.10%) Solaris
3 9 (10.11%) Linux
4 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (6.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.09%) ITIL
2 22 (24.72%) Change Management
3 21 (23.60%) Network Architecture
4 18 (20.22%) Load Balancing
4 18 (20.22%) Service Management
5 14 (15.73%) Time Management
6 12 (13.48%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (6.74%) Project Management
8 5 (5.62%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.49%) Network Management
9 4 (4.49%) Network Design
9 4 (4.49%) Performance Management
10 3 (3.37%) ITSM
10 3 (3.37%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (3.37%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 3 (3.37%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (2.25%) Application Performance Management
11 2 (2.25%) Fault Management
11 2 (2.25%) Service Delivery
11 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.48%) C
1 12 (13.48%) C++
1 12 (13.48%) Perl
1 12 (13.48%) Python
1 12 (13.48%) Shell Script
2 3 (3.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (25.84%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (21.35%) SC Cleared
2 19 (21.35%) Security Cleared
3 18 (20.22%) CCNP
4 17 (19.10%) CISSP
5 9 (10.11%) CCSE
6 7 (7.87%) CCSA
6 7 (7.87%) CCNA
7 6 (6.74%) CCIE
8 3 (3.37%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.12%) Degree
9 1 (1.12%) CCSP
9 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.12%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.12%) CCDA
9 1 (1.12%) CCA
9 1 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
2 3 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.25%) GPG13
System Software
1 12 (13.48%) Sendmail
2 11 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.74%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.49%) ProxySG
4 4 (4.49%) Snort
5 2 (2.25%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (13.48%) MIMEsweeper
1 12 (13.48%) MAILsweeper
2 3 (3.37%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.12%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 84 (94.38%) Cisco
2 65 (73.03%) Juniper
3 63 (70.79%) CheckPoint
4 36 (40.45%) F5
5 23 (25.84%) McAfee
6 20 (22.47%) SolarWinds
7 18 (20.22%) Tufin
7 18 (20.22%) TippingPoint
8 16 (17.98%) NetScout
9 14 (15.73%) Tradeweb
9 14 (15.73%) LogLogic
9 14 (15.73%) Radianz
9 14 (15.73%) Websense
9 14 (15.73%) VMware
9 14 (15.73%) TIBCO
9 14 (15.73%) Bloomberg
9 14 (15.73%) NetApp
10 8 (8.99%) Citrix
11 6 (6.74%) Nokia
12 5 (5.62%) Sourcefire