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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
England / South East
Rank 185 210 221
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +11
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 42 36 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.56% 0.41% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 1.14% 0.86% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 11 19
Median daily rate £350 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
- -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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
3688 4192 4588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 49.35% 48.28% 47.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2145 2412 2388
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 220 212
Median hourly rate £16.50 £42.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.40% +144.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.72 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £44.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 February 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 February 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 +12 11 £375 -31.81%
Surrey +6 9 £500 -
Berkshire +15 8 £315 -16.00%
Oxfordshire - 8 £313 - 1
Hampshire +8 3 £213 -45.85% 2
East Sussex - 3 £350 -
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 47 (82.46%) Firewall
2 42 (73.68%) Cisco
3 36 (63.16%) Juniper
4 33 (57.89%) F5
5 31 (54.39%) CheckPoint
6 24 (42.11%) Network Security
6 24 (42.11%) Data Centre
7 23 (40.35%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (36.84%) WAN
9 20 (35.09%) Palo Alto
10 18 (31.58%) LAN
11 17 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (26.32%) SSL
12 15 (26.32%) Load Balancing
12 15 (26.32%) SC Cleared
12 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
13 14 (24.56%) VPN
14 13 (22.81%) Change Management
14 13 (22.81%) Finance
15 12 (21.05%) Telecoms
15 12 (21.05%) Intel Security
15 12 (21.05%) TippingPoint
15 12 (21.05%) NetScaler
16 11 (19.30%) ITIL
17 10 (17.54%) CCNP
17 10 (17.54%) Citrix
17 10 (17.54%) Project Management
17 10 (17.54%) CISSP
17 10 (17.54%) ProxySG
17 10 (17.54%) Wireless

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 (3.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (82.46%) Firewall
2 24 (42.11%) Network Security
3 23 (40.35%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (36.84%) WAN
5 18 (31.58%) LAN
6 15 (26.32%) SSL
7 14 (24.56%) VPN
8 12 (21.05%) NetScaler
9 10 (17.54%) Wireless
10 9 (15.79%) TACACS
11 7 (12.28%) Junos
11 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
12 6 (10.53%) Internet
13 5 (8.77%) Cisco Wireless
13 5 (8.77%) DNS
13 5 (8.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 4 (7.02%) Cisco Nexus
15 3 (5.26%) MPLS
16 2 (3.51%) Cisco PIX
16 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
General
1 13 (22.81%) Finance
2 12 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (52.63%) Network Engineer
2 17 (29.82%) Network Security Engineer
2 17 (29.82%) Security Engineer
3 9 (15.79%) Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) Network Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.02%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.02%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Juniper Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Blue Coat Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Data Centre Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Information Security Specialist
7 3 (5.26%) Information Specialist
7 3 (5.26%) Security Specialist
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 24 (42.11%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.26%) CMDB
3 3 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Wiki
5 1 (1.75%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) PKI
5 1 (1.75%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) Unix
3 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.75%) Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Solaris
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.75%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Load Balancing
2 13 (22.81%) Change Management
3 11 (19.30%) ITIL
4 10 (17.54%) Project Management
5 8 (14.04%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (14.04%) Network Architecture
5 8 (14.04%) Problem Management
5 8 (14.04%) Web Filtering
6 7 (12.28%) Service Management
7 6 (10.53%) Information Security
8 4 (7.02%) WAN Optimisation
9 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.26%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 3 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (5.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 3 (5.26%) Network Design
9 3 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (5.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 17 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (26.32%) SC Cleared
2 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 10 (17.54%) CCNP
3 10 (17.54%) CISSP
4 7 (12.28%) CCSA
4 7 (12.28%) JNCIA
4 7 (12.28%) JNCIP
4 7 (12.28%) JNCIS
5 6 (10.53%) CCIE
5 6 (10.53%) CCSE
6 5 (8.77%) CCSP
7 4 (7.02%) CCNA
7 4 (7.02%) Degree
8 2 (3.51%) JNCIE
8 2 (3.51%) PMI Certification
8 2 (3.51%) PMP
8 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.75%) CISA
9 1 (1.75%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) HIPAA
1 8 (14.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (10.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.51%) QA
4 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) ProxySG
2 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (7.02%) BitLocker
4 3 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.75%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.75%) XenApp
6 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Nexpose
1 3 (5.26%) OPNET
2 1 (1.75%) AppDNA
2 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.75%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 42 (73.68%) Cisco
2 36 (63.16%) Juniper
3 33 (57.89%) F5
4 31 (54.39%) CheckPoint
5 20 (35.09%) Palo Alto
6 12 (21.05%) Intel Security
6 12 (21.05%) TippingPoint
7 10 (17.54%) Citrix
8 9 (15.79%) FireEye
9 8 (14.04%) Brocade
10 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
10 7 (12.28%) Nokia
11 6 (10.53%) Sourcefire
12 5 (8.77%) Riverbed
13 4 (7.02%) Lumension
13 4 (7.02%) SolarWinds
14 3 (5.26%) GFI Software
14 3 (5.26%) LogRhythm
14 3 (5.26%) MobileIron
14 3 (5.26%) Rapid7