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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 215 202 209
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 38 35 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.41% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 0.86% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 10
Average daily rate
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£390 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £460 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
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
4659 4054 4326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.48% 47.66% 49.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2382 2076 1945
Average daily rate £365 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 243 319
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -6 10 £450 +12.50%
Hampshire -13 10 £370 +34.54% 3
Surrey -4 7 £475 +31.94%
Buckinghamshire -9 7 £338 -18.18%
Kent - 3 £410 -
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England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 58 (95.08%) Firewall
2 52 (85.25%) Cisco
3 41 (67.21%) CheckPoint
4 37 (60.66%) Juniper
4 37 (60.66%) Cisco ASA
5 34 (55.74%) F5
6 27 (44.26%) WAN
7 26 (42.62%) LAN
8 23 (37.70%) Network Security
9 21 (34.43%) Security Cleared
9 21 (34.43%) Nokia
10 20 (32.79%) VPN
11 19 (31.15%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (31.15%) ProxySG
11 19 (31.15%) SC Cleared
12 15 (24.59%) CCNP
12 15 (24.59%) OSPF
12 15 (24.59%) ITIL
13 14 (22.95%) UNIX
13 14 (22.95%) McAfee
13 14 (22.95%) BGP
14 13 (21.31%) Telecoms
15 12 (19.67%) Finance
15 12 (19.67%) SSL
16 11 (18.03%) DNS
16 11 (18.03%) Solaris
16 11 (18.03%) Websense
16 11 (18.03%) Cisco Nexus
17 10 (16.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 10 (16.39%) CCSE

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.64%) Lync
2 1 (1.64%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 58 (95.08%) Firewall
2 37 (60.66%) Cisco ASA
3 27 (44.26%) WAN
4 26 (42.62%) LAN
5 23 (37.70%) Network Security
6 20 (32.79%) VPN
7 15 (24.59%) OSPF
8 14 (22.95%) BGP
9 12 (19.67%) SSL
10 11 (18.03%) DNS
10 11 (18.03%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (16.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 9 (14.75%) SMTP
12 9 (14.75%) TACACS
13 7 (11.48%) MPLS
14 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
14 6 (9.84%) Cisco PIX
14 6 (9.84%) LDAP
14 6 (9.84%) SAN
15 5 (8.20%) VRRP
General
1 13 (21.31%) Telecoms
2 12 (19.67%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Back Office
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
3 3 (4.92%) Billing
4 2 (3.28%) German Language
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Network Engineer
2 19 (31.15%) Security Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (16.39%) Consultant
5 8 (13.11%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) Security Consultant
7 6 (9.84%) Network Analyst
7 6 (9.84%) Architect
7 6 (9.84%) Analyst
7 6 (9.84%) Network Consultant
8 5 (8.20%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) Network Security Consultant
8 5 (8.20%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) IP Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) Security Architect
10 2 (3.28%) Network Design Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Storage Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) IT Security Consultant
10 2 (3.28%) Network Architect
10 2 (3.28%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) CSS
2 1 (1.64%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.28%) NHS
2 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Clustering
3 1 (1.64%) SecurID
3 1 (1.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.95%) UNIX
2 11 (18.03%) Solaris
3 6 (9.84%) Linux
4 4 (6.56%) Windows
5 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) ITIL
2 9 (14.75%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (11.48%) Change Management
4 6 (9.84%) Information Security
4 6 (9.84%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.20%) Fault Management
5 5 (8.20%) Network Architecture
5 5 (8.20%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
7 3 (4.92%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 3 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.92%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (4.92%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.92%) Project Management
7 3 (4.92%) ITSM
7 3 (4.92%) CRM
8 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.28%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) C
1 6 (9.84%) C++
1 6 (9.84%) Perl
1 6 (9.84%) Python
1 6 (9.84%) Shell Script
2 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (34.43%) Security Cleared
2 19 (31.15%) SC Cleared
2 19 (31.15%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (24.59%) CCNP
4 10 (16.39%) CCSA
4 10 (16.39%) CCSE
5 6 (9.84%) DV Cleared
5 6 (9.84%) CCIE
6 4 (6.56%) CISSP
7 3 (4.92%) CCSP
7 3 (4.92%) CCNA
8 1 (1.64%) CCDP
8 1 (1.64%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.64%) CCIP
8 1 (1.64%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (31.15%) ProxySG
2 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.84%) Sendmail
4 3 (4.92%) Snort
4 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.92%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) MIMEsweeper
1 6 (9.84%) MAILsweeper
2 4 (6.56%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.56%) FortiGate
3 3 (4.92%) SCOM
4 2 (3.28%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 52 (85.25%) Cisco
2 41 (67.21%) CheckPoint
3 37 (60.66%) Juniper
4 34 (55.74%) F5
5 21 (34.43%) Nokia
6 14 (22.95%) McAfee
7 11 (18.03%) Websense
8 9 (14.75%) Citrix
9 8 (13.11%) VMware
10 6 (9.84%) NetApp
11 5 (8.20%) Sourcefire
12 4 (6.56%) Fortinet
12 4 (6.56%) IronPort
12 4 (6.56%) TippingPoint
13 3 (4.92%) Crossbeam
13 3 (4.92%) 3PAR
13 3 (4.92%) Computacenter
13 3 (4.92%) 3Com
13 3 (4.92%) Avaya
13 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
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