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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 215 257 226
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -31
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 24 17 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.18% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.38% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 27
Median daily rate £400 £408 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +5.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year
+161.90% -
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
3801 4494 4729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 49.06% 47.36% 47.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2120 2465 2447
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 241 292
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.53 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.69% +26.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.59 £11.34 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +13 6 £513 +22.60%
Hampshire +27 5 £269 -11.88%
Berkshire +14 4 £315 -16.00% 1
Oxfordshire +5 4 £300 -29.41%
Buckinghamshire +17 2 £475 -13.63%
West Sussex +13 2 £450 +125.00%
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 37 (86.05%) Firewall
2 29 (67.44%) Cisco
3 24 (55.81%) Juniper
4 22 (51.16%) F5
5 19 (44.19%) SSL
5 19 (44.19%) VPN
6 18 (41.86%) Intel Security
6 18 (41.86%) CheckPoint
7 16 (37.21%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (32.56%) CISSP
8 14 (32.56%) WAN
8 14 (32.56%) TCP/IP
8 14 (32.56%) Windows
9 13 (30.23%) Finance
9 13 (30.23%) Information Security
9 13 (30.23%) LAN
9 13 (30.23%) Network Security
9 13 (30.23%) Palo Alto
9 13 (30.23%) Data Centre
10 12 (27.91%) Wireless
11 11 (25.58%) Internet
11 11 (25.58%) Load Balancing
12 10 (23.26%) TippingPoint
12 10 (23.26%) ITIL
13 9 (20.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 9 (20.93%) Change Management
13 9 (20.93%) FireEye
14 8 (18.60%) NetScaler
14 8 (18.60%) Sourcefire
14 8 (18.60%) Unix

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:

Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.65%) MS Project
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (86.05%) Firewall
2 19 (44.19%) SSL
2 19 (44.19%) VPN
3 16 (37.21%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (32.56%) TCP/IP
4 14 (32.56%) WAN
5 13 (30.23%) LAN
5 13 (30.23%) Network Security
6 12 (27.91%) Wireless
7 11 (25.58%) Internet
8 8 (18.60%) NetScaler
9 7 (16.28%) DNS
10 5 (11.63%) Cisco Wireless
10 5 (11.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (9.30%) HTTP
11 4 (9.30%) Junos
12 3 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (6.98%) IPsec
12 3 (6.98%) MPLS
12 3 (6.98%) SMTP
General
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Network Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) Analyst
2 11 (25.58%) Security Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) Network Security Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) Security Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Security Specialist
5 4 (9.30%) Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) Information Security Specialist
5 4 (9.30%) Information Specialist
5 4 (9.30%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Blue Coat Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Network Security Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.98%) Security Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Cisco Security Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.63%) PKI
3 4 (9.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (6.98%) CMDB
4 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.98%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (4.65%) Mathematics
5 2 (4.65%) Wiki
6 1 (2.33%) Clustering
6 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Unix
3 4 (9.30%) Solaris
4 2 (4.65%) AIX
4 2 (4.65%) Linux
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.33%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Information Security
2 11 (25.58%) Load Balancing
3 10 (23.26%) ITIL
4 9 (20.93%) Change Management
4 9 (20.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 7 (16.28%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 7 (16.28%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 6 (13.95%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (13.95%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 6 (13.95%) Network Architecture
6 6 (13.95%) Problem Management
6 6 (13.95%) Project Management
6 6 (13.95%) Service Management
6 6 (13.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (9.30%) Migration
7 4 (9.30%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (9.30%) Web Filtering
8 3 (6.98%) Data Loss Prevention
8 3 (6.98%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (6.98%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) C
1 2 (4.65%) C++
1 2 (4.65%) Perl
1 2 (4.65%) PHP
1 2 (4.65%) Python
1 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) CISSP
2 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
2 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (9.30%) Degree
4 4 (9.30%) JNCIA
4 4 (9.30%) JNCIP
4 4 (9.30%) JNCIS
5 3 (6.98%) CCIE
5 3 (6.98%) CCSP
6 2 (4.65%) CCSA
6 2 (4.65%) CISA
6 2 (4.65%) CRISC
6 2 (4.65%) GCIA
6 2 (4.65%) GCIH
6 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.65%) PMP
6 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.33%) CCAA
7 1 (2.33%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) PCI DSS
2 6 (13.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (9.30%) HIPAA
3 4 (9.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (4.65%) COBIT
4 2 (4.65%) COSO
4 2 (4.65%) QA
4 2 (4.65%) SAS 70
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.95%) ProxySG
3 5 (11.63%) BitLocker
4 3 (6.98%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.65%) Sendmail
6 1 (2.33%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.33%) XenApp
6 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Nexpose
2 4 (9.30%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (6.98%) OPNET
4 2 (4.65%) AirWatch
4 2 (4.65%) FortiGate
4 2 (4.65%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (4.65%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (2.33%) AppDNA
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (2.33%) SCCM
5 1 (2.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 29 (67.44%) Cisco
2 24 (55.81%) Juniper
3 22 (51.16%) F5
4 18 (41.86%) CheckPoint
4 18 (41.86%) Intel Security
5 13 (30.23%) Palo Alto
6 10 (23.26%) TippingPoint
7 9 (20.93%) FireEye
8 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
8 8 (18.60%) Sourcefire
9 6 (13.95%) ArcSight
9 6 (13.95%) GFI Software
9 6 (13.95%) LogRhythm
9 6 (13.95%) Rapid7
9 6 (13.95%) Symantec
10 4 (9.30%) Brocade
10 4 (9.30%) Citrix
10 4 (9.30%) Riverbed
11 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds
11 3 (6.98%) Tumbleweed