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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 214 193 217
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +24
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 36 39 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.45% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.79% 0.93% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £319 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £495 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £394 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +21.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
- +12.78%
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
4577 4208 4592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.09% 48.95% 49.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2397 2125 1998
Average daily rate £360 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £220
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 290 247 302
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.16 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 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 24 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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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 -5 12 £413 +14.18% 3
Surrey -4 8 £406 -2.69% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 7 £325 -24.63% 1
Hampshire - 5 £348 - 4
Kent - 3 £410 -
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England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 60 (85.71%) Cisco
2 55 (78.57%) Firewall
3 48 (68.57%) CheckPoint
4 41 (58.57%) Cisco ASA
5 40 (57.14%) F5
6 39 (55.71%) Juniper
7 29 (41.43%) Security Cleared
7 29 (41.43%) Network Security
8 27 (38.57%) LAN
9 24 (34.29%) WAN
9 24 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (32.86%) SC Cleared
11 22 (31.43%) Nokia
11 22 (31.43%) VPN
12 20 (28.57%) ProxySG
13 17 (24.29%) OSPF
13 17 (24.29%) CCNP
14 16 (22.86%) ITIL
15 14 (20.00%) CCSE
16 13 (18.57%) CCSA
16 13 (18.57%) Finance
16 13 (18.57%) SSL
16 13 (18.57%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (17.14%) BGP
18 11 (15.71%) Network Management
18 11 (15.71%) Kalman Filter
19 10 (14.29%) Citrix
20 9 (12.86%) Websense
20 9 (12.86%) VMware
20 9 (12.86%) Information Security

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 (8.57%) Apache
2 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.86%) GlassFish
3 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 55 (78.57%) Firewall
2 41 (58.57%) Cisco ASA
3 29 (41.43%) Network Security
4 27 (38.57%) LAN
5 24 (34.29%) WAN
6 22 (31.43%) VPN
7 17 (24.29%) OSPF
8 13 (18.57%) SSL
8 13 (18.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (17.14%) BGP
10 9 (12.86%) Cisco PIX
10 9 (12.86%) DNS
10 9 (12.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 8 (11.43%) SAN
11 8 (11.43%) TACACS
12 7 (10.00%) MPLS
12 7 (10.00%) BIG-IP
12 7 (10.00%) SNMP
12 7 (10.00%) SMTP
13 6 (8.57%) LDAP
General
1 13 (18.57%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.29%) Retail
3 3 (4.29%) Billing
3 3 (4.29%) Back Office
4 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.86%) German Language
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (34.29%) Network Engineer
2 19 (27.14%) Security Engineer
3 15 (21.43%) Consultant
3 15 (21.43%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 10 (14.29%) Network Consultant
5 8 (11.43%) Network Security Consultant
6 7 (10.00%) Analyst
6 7 (10.00%) Network Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) Network Manager
7 6 (8.57%) IP Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Network Support
9 4 (5.71%) Design Engineer
10 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
10 3 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (4.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) CSS
2 2 (2.86%) SAML
3 1 (1.43%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Blackberry
1 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
1 3 (4.29%) Open Source
2 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.43%) Clustering
3 1 (1.43%) SecurID
3 1 (1.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) UNIX
1 7 (10.00%) Linux
2 5 (7.14%) Windows
2 5 (7.14%) Solaris
2 5 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.86%) ITIL
2 11 (15.71%) Network Management
2 11 (15.71%) Kalman Filter
3 9 (12.86%) Information Security
4 8 (11.43%) Performance Management
5 7 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 7 (10.00%) Change Management
6 6 (8.57%) Fault Management
6 6 (8.57%) Information Assurance
7 5 (7.14%) Network Architecture
7 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.71%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.29%) WAN Optimisation
9 3 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (4.29%) Project Management
9 3 (4.29%) CRM
9 3 (4.29%) ITSM
10 2 (2.86%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.57%) Perl
2 4 (5.71%) C
2 4 (5.71%) C++
2 4 (5.71%) Python
2 4 (5.71%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.29%) VBScript
3 3 (4.29%) Java
4 2 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (41.43%) Security Cleared
2 24 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (32.86%) SC Cleared
4 17 (24.29%) CCNP
5 14 (20.00%) CCSE
6 13 (18.57%) CCSA
7 9 (12.86%) DV Cleared
8 8 (11.43%) CISSP
8 8 (11.43%) CCIE
9 7 (10.00%) CCSP
10 5 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (7.14%) CCNA
11 1 (1.43%) CCDP
11 1 (1.43%) CCIP
11 1 (1.43%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.43%) Degree
11 1 (1.43%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (28.57%) ProxySG
2 8 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 4 (5.71%) Sendmail
5 3 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.29%) ISA Server
5 3 (4.29%) Snort
6 2 (2.86%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.71%) MIMEsweeper
2 4 (5.71%) MAILsweeper
2 4 (5.71%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.29%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.29%) SCOM
3 3 (4.29%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 60 (85.71%) Cisco
2 48 (68.57%) CheckPoint
3 40 (57.14%) F5
4 39 (55.71%) Juniper
5 22 (31.43%) Nokia
6 10 (14.29%) Citrix
7 9 (12.86%) McAfee
7 9 (12.86%) Websense
7 9 (12.86%) VMware
8 7 (10.00%) HP
9 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
10 5 (7.14%) Red Hat
10 5 (7.14%) Sourcefire
11 4 (5.71%) NetApp
11 4 (5.71%) IronPort
11 4 (5.71%) TippingPoint
12 3 (4.29%) 3PAR
12 3 (4.29%) Fortinet
12 3 (4.29%) Crossbeam
12 3 (4.29%) Computacenter
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