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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 222 210 198
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -12
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 23 35 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% 0.81% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 17
Average daily rate
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£363 £415 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.65% +29.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £337 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £473 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £339
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +14.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
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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
4385 4335 4852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.26% 48.86% 49.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2266 2187 2100
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £213 £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 231 273 300
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -2 8 £300 -22.58% 3
Surrey +2 7 £469 +4.16% 4
Hampshire -6 5 £320 +6.66%
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (90.91%) Cisco
2 43 (65.15%) Firewall
3 42 (63.64%) CheckPoint
4 31 (46.97%) F5
5 30 (45.45%) Juniper
6 27 (40.91%) Network Security
6 27 (40.91%) Cisco ASA
7 24 (36.36%) Security Cleared
8 23 (34.85%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (31.82%) ProxySG
10 19 (28.79%) VPN
11 18 (27.27%) LAN
12 17 (25.76%) SC Cleared
13 16 (24.24%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (24.24%) Nokia
14 14 (21.21%) OSPF
14 14 (21.21%) Finance
14 14 (21.21%) CCNP
14 14 (21.21%) Network Management
15 13 (19.70%) WAN
16 12 (18.18%) SSL
17 11 (16.67%) Information Security
17 11 (16.67%) CCSA
17 11 (16.67%) CCSE
17 11 (16.67%) ITIL
17 11 (16.67%) CISSP
18 10 (15.15%) HP
18 10 (15.15%) SAN
19 9 (13.64%) CCNA
19 9 (13.64%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 43 (65.15%) Firewall
2 27 (40.91%) Network Security
2 27 (40.91%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (28.79%) VPN
4 18 (27.27%) LAN
5 16 (24.24%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (21.21%) OSPF
7 13 (19.70%) WAN
8 12 (18.18%) SSL
9 10 (15.15%) SAN
10 8 (12.12%) IPsec
10 8 (12.12%) VoIP
10 8 (12.12%) BGP
11 7 (10.61%) MPLS
12 6 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
12 6 (9.09%) NetScreen
13 5 (7.58%) SNMP
13 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
13 5 (7.58%) BIG-IP
13 5 (7.58%) Cisco IOS
General
1 14 (21.21%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.03%) German Language
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.52%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Billing
4 1 (1.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (34.85%) Network Engineer
2 16 (24.24%) Security Engineer
3 15 (22.73%) Consultant
3 15 (22.73%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (18.18%) Network Consultant
5 9 (13.64%) Network Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Security Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Network Security Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Cisco Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) IP Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Design Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Network Support
7 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Systems Support
8 3 (4.55%) Administrator
8 3 (4.55%) Systems Support 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 1 (1.52%) Clustering
4 1 (1.52%) SecurID
4 1 (1.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Linux
1 7 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (9.09%) Windows
3 5 (7.58%) Windows XP
3 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) Network Management
2 11 (16.67%) Information Security
2 11 (16.67%) ITIL
3 9 (13.64%) Information Assurance
3 9 (13.64%) Performance Management
4 7 (10.61%) Load Balancing
4 7 (10.61%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (9.09%) Network Architecture
6 5 (7.58%) PRINCE2
6 5 (7.58%) Migration
6 5 (7.58%) Network Design
7 4 (6.06%) Change Management
7 4 (6.06%) Identity Management
7 4 (6.06%) Project Management
8 3 (4.55%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.55%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.55%) ITSM
8 3 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
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 24 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 23 (34.85%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (25.76%) SC Cleared
4 14 (21.21%) CCNP
5 11 (16.67%) CCSA
5 11 (16.67%) CCSE
5 11 (16.67%) CISSP
6 9 (13.64%) CCNA
7 8 (12.12%) DV Cleared
7 8 (12.12%) CCIE
7 8 (12.12%) CCSP
8 5 (7.58%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (4.55%) CISA
10 1 (1.52%) CCDA
10 1 (1.52%) CCDP
10 1 (1.52%) HP AIS
10 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) 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 21 (31.82%) 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%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (7.58%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.06%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.06%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.55%) SCOM
4 2 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 60 (90.91%) Cisco
2 42 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 31 (46.97%) F5
4 30 (45.45%) Juniper
5 16 (24.24%) Nokia
6 10 (15.15%) HP
7 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
8 7 (10.61%) Red Hat
8 7 (10.61%) McAfee
8 7 (10.61%) VMware
8 7 (10.61%) IronPort
9 6 (9.09%) Sourcefire
10 5 (7.58%) Oracle
10 5 (7.58%) Citrix
10 5 (7.58%) Crossbeam
11 4 (6.06%) Websense
12 3 (4.55%) Avaya
12 3 (4.55%) 3Com
12 3 (4.55%) 3PAR
13 2 (3.03%) Aruba