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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 215 212 204
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 28 36 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.41% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.84% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 19
Average daily rate
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£410 £433 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.20% +33.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £364 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £499 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
- +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +16.27%
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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
4331 4295 4963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.67% 49.17% 49.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2256 2168 2136
Average daily rate £350 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £225
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 268 259 294
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.78 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% -3.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.41 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -1 11 £450 +12.14% 1
Surrey -5 7 £469 +4.16% 2
Hampshire -7 5 £320 -14.66% 1
Kent - 2 £405 - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 54 (81.82%) Cisco
2 47 (71.21%) Firewall
3 45 (68.18%) CheckPoint
4 33 (50.00%) Juniper
5 32 (48.48%) F5
6 29 (43.94%) Network Security
7 28 (42.42%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 22 (33.33%) ProxySG
9 20 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (28.79%) LAN
10 19 (28.79%) VPN
11 18 (27.27%) Nokia
12 17 (25.76%) WAN
12 17 (25.76%) SC Cleared
13 14 (21.21%) SSL
14 13 (19.70%) OSPF
14 13 (19.70%) ITIL
14 13 (19.70%) Finance
15 12 (18.18%) Information Security
15 12 (18.18%) CCNP
15 12 (18.18%) Network Management
16 11 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
17 10 (15.15%) SAN
18 9 (13.64%) HP
18 9 (13.64%) CISSP
18 9 (13.64%) Linux
18 9 (13.64%) CCSE
18 9 (13.64%) Load Balancing
19 8 (12.12%) Performance Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (12.12%) Apache
2 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.06%) GlassFish
3 4 (6.06%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 47 (71.21%) Firewall
2 29 (43.94%) Network Security
3 28 (42.42%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (28.79%) LAN
4 19 (28.79%) VPN
5 17 (25.76%) WAN
6 14 (21.21%) SSL
7 13 (19.70%) OSPF
8 11 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (15.15%) SAN
10 8 (12.12%) BGP
10 8 (12.12%) IPsec
11 7 (10.61%) VoIP
11 7 (10.61%) Cisco PIX
11 7 (10.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (10.61%) NetScaler
12 6 (9.09%) BIG-IP
12 6 (9.09%) SNMP
12 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
13 4 (6.06%) LDAP
General
1 13 (19.70%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.03%) German Language
3 2 (3.03%) Billing
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.03%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) Military
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Network Engineer
2 18 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 16 (24.24%) Consultant
3 16 (24.24%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Network Consultant
5 9 (13.64%) Security Consultant
6 7 (10.61%) Network Manager
6 7 (10.61%) Network Security Consultant
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) IP Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Senior Security Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Design Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Network Support
10 3 (4.55%) Administrator
10 3 (4.55%) Systems Support
10 3 (4.55%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) SAML
2 3 (4.55%) CSS
3 2 (3.03%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Open Source
2 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) Clustering
5 1 (1.52%) Wiki
5 1 (1.52%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.64%) Linux
2 7 (10.61%) Windows
2 7 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (7.58%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) ITIL
2 12 (18.18%) Information Security
2 12 (18.18%) Network Management
3 9 (13.64%) Load Balancing
4 8 (12.12%) Performance Management
5 7 (10.61%) PRINCE2
5 7 (10.61%) Information Assurance
5 7 (10.61%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (6.06%) Identity Management
7 3 (4.55%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.55%) ITSM
7 3 (4.55%) Migration
7 3 (4.55%) PRINCE
7 3 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.55%) Network Architecture
7 3 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.55%) Network Design
7 3 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) Java
2 4 (6.06%) Perl
2 4 (6.06%) PHP
3 3 (4.55%) VBScript
3 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 20 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (25.76%) SC Cleared
4 12 (18.18%) CCNP
5 9 (13.64%) CISSP
5 9 (13.64%) CCSE
6 8 (12.12%) CCSA
7 7 (10.61%) CCNA
7 7 (10.61%) CCIE
7 7 (10.61%) CCSP
8 6 (9.09%) DV Cleared
9 5 (7.58%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.52%) CISA
10 1 (1.52%) CCDA
10 1 (1.52%) CCDP
10 1 (1.52%) HP AIS
10 1 (1.52%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.52%) GPG13
System Software
1 22 (33.33%) ProxySG
2 7 (10.61%) Active Directory
3 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.58%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (6.06%) Snort
5 4 (6.06%) Shibboleth
6 3 (4.55%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.52%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Backup Exec
1 5 (7.58%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (7.58%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.06%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.55%) SCOM
4 2 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (81.82%) Cisco
2 45 (68.18%) CheckPoint
3 33 (50.00%) Juniper
4 32 (48.48%) F5
5 18 (27.27%) Nokia
6 9 (13.64%) HP
7 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
7 8 (12.12%) McAfee
8 7 (10.61%) VMware
8 7 (10.61%) Red Hat
8 7 (10.61%) Citrix
9 6 (9.09%) Sourcefire
9 6 (9.09%) IronPort
9 6 (9.09%) Websense
10 5 (7.58%) Oracle
11 3 (4.55%) 3Com
11 3 (4.55%) Avaya
11 3 (4.55%) Crossbeam
11 3 (4.55%) Fortinet
11 3 (4.55%) 3PAR
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