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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
England / South East
Rank 189 236 219
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -17
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 44 19 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.23% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 1.21% 0.48% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 7 27
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £349 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £400 £389
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +2.89%
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% -

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
3625 3940 4468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 49.92% 47.18% 48.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2074 2182 2341
Median daily rate £405 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £233 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 216 212
Median hourly rate £18.50 £37.50 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.66% +115.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.51 £11.51 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.65%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +10 12 £400 -27.27%
Surrey +21 9 £550 +29.41%
Berkshire +15 8 £315 -16.00% 1
Oxfordshire +2 8 £313 -26.47% 1
East Sussex - 3 £350 -
West Sussex - 2 £450 -
Hampshire +14 1 £213 -31.45%
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 48 (87.27%) Firewall
2 40 (72.73%) Cisco
3 38 (69.09%) Juniper
4 34 (61.82%) F5
5 28 (50.91%) CheckPoint
6 24 (43.64%) Data Centre
7 23 (41.82%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (38.18%) Network Security
8 21 (38.18%) WAN
9 19 (34.55%) LAN
9 19 (34.55%) Palo Alto
10 18 (32.73%) SSL
11 16 (29.09%) Intel Security
11 16 (29.09%) VPN
12 15 (27.27%) Finance
12 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
12 15 (27.27%) Security Cleared
12 15 (27.27%) Load Balancing
13 14 (25.45%) TippingPoint
13 14 (25.45%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (23.64%) Change Management
15 12 (21.82%) Wireless
15 12 (21.82%) NetScaler
16 11 (20.00%) FireEye
16 11 (20.00%) Telecoms
16 11 (20.00%) ITIL
17 10 (18.18%) Citrix
17 10 (18.18%) Project Management
17 10 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
18 9 (16.36%) TACACS

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 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 48 (87.27%) Firewall
2 23 (41.82%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (38.18%) Network Security
3 21 (38.18%) WAN
4 19 (34.55%) LAN
5 18 (32.73%) SSL
6 16 (29.09%) VPN
7 12 (21.82%) NetScaler
7 12 (21.82%) Wireless
8 9 (16.36%) TACACS
8 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
9 8 (14.55%) Internet
10 7 (12.73%) DNS
10 7 (12.73%) Junos
11 5 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (7.27%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (5.45%) MPLS
14 2 (3.64%) HTTP
14 2 (3.64%) SAN
General
1 15 (27.27%) Finance
2 11 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (50.91%) Network Engineer
2 18 (32.73%) Security Engineer
3 16 (29.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Analyst
4 8 (14.55%) Network Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Information Security Specialist
7 4 (7.27%) Information Specialist
7 4 (7.27%) Juniper Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Security Specialist
8 3 (5.45%) Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Data Centre Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 24 (43.64%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.45%) CMDB
4 3 (5.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.64%) Wiki
6 1 (1.82%) Clustering
6 1 (1.82%) PKI
6 1 (1.82%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Unix
2 8 (14.55%) Windows
3 2 (3.64%) Solaris
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.82%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) Load Balancing
2 13 (23.64%) Change Management
3 11 (20.00%) ITIL
4 10 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (18.18%) Project Management
5 8 (14.55%) Network Architecture
5 8 (14.55%) Problem Management
5 8 (14.55%) Web Filtering
6 7 (12.73%) Information Security
6 7 (12.73%) Service Management
7 5 (9.09%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 5 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 5 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.45%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (5.45%) Network Management
8 3 (5.45%) Process Improvement
8 3 (5.45%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) C
1 2 (3.64%) C++
1 2 (3.64%) Perl
1 2 (3.64%) PHP
1 2 (3.64%) Python
1 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 15 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 14 (25.45%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (16.36%) CISSP
4 8 (14.55%) CCNP
5 7 (12.73%) CCSA
5 7 (12.73%) JNCIA
5 7 (12.73%) JNCIP
5 7 (12.73%) JNCIS
6 6 (10.91%) CCSE
7 5 (9.09%) CCIE
7 5 (9.09%) CCSP
8 4 (7.27%) Degree
9 3 (5.45%) CCNA
10 2 (3.64%) JNCIE
10 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
10 2 (3.64%) PMP
10 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) HIPAA
1 8 (14.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (10.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (10.91%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.64%) QA
4 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) ProxySG
2 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.45%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (3.64%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.64%) Sendmail
4 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.64%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.82%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.82%) XenApp
5 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Nexpose
2 3 (5.45%) OPNET
3 2 (3.64%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (3.64%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (1.82%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.82%) SCCM
4 1 (1.82%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 40 (72.73%) Cisco
2 38 (69.09%) Juniper
3 34 (61.82%) F5
4 28 (50.91%) CheckPoint
5 19 (34.55%) Palo Alto
6 16 (29.09%) Intel Security
7 14 (25.45%) TippingPoint
8 11 (20.00%) FireEye
9 10 (18.18%) Citrix
10 8 (14.55%) Brocade
11 7 (12.73%) Nokia
11 7 (12.73%) Sourcefire
12 5 (9.09%) ArcSight
12 5 (9.09%) GFI Software
12 5 (9.09%) LogRhythm
12 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
12 5 (9.09%) Rapid7
12 5 (9.09%) Riverbed
12 5 (9.09%) Symantec
12 5 (9.09%) VMware