The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South East region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 218 197 193
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 31 27 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.32% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 0.64% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 16
Average daily rate
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£363 £408 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.04% +26.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £333 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4392 4191 4806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.74% 49.34% 48.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2180 2081 2075
Average daily rate £350 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £208 £231
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 244 320 342
Average hourly rate £16.48 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.48% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 10 £325 -18.75% 5
Hampshire -10 8 £325 +8.33%
Surrey -8 4 £500 +11.11% 2
Kent - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
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England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 59 (88.06%) Cisco
2 42 (62.69%) Firewall
3 41 (61.19%) CheckPoint
4 31 (46.27%) Juniper
5 30 (44.78%) F5
6 28 (41.79%) Network Security
6 28 (41.79%) Security Cleared
7 26 (38.81%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (37.31%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (31.34%) SC Cleared
10 19 (28.36%) ProxySG
11 17 (25.37%) LAN
12 15 (22.39%) CCNP
12 15 (22.39%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (20.90%) Network Management
13 14 (20.90%) OSPF
13 14 (20.90%) VPN
14 13 (19.40%) CCSE
14 13 (19.40%) CCSA
15 12 (17.91%) Nokia
16 11 (16.42%) McAfee
16 11 (16.42%) CISSP
16 11 (16.42%) CCNA
16 11 (16.42%) WAN
16 11 (16.42%) Finance
16 11 (16.42%) Information Security
17 10 (14.93%) Telecoms
17 10 (14.93%) NetScreen
17 10 (14.93%) SSL
17 10 (14.93%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (11.94%) Apache
2 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.97%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.97%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 42 (62.69%) Firewall
2 28 (41.79%) Network Security
3 26 (38.81%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (25.37%) LAN
5 15 (22.39%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (20.90%) VPN
6 14 (20.90%) OSPF
7 11 (16.42%) WAN
8 10 (14.93%) SSL
8 10 (14.93%) NetScreen
9 9 (13.43%) VoIP
9 9 (13.43%) Cisco PIX
10 8 (11.94%) MPLS
10 8 (11.94%) BGP
11 7 (10.45%) IPsec
11 7 (10.45%) BIG-IP
11 7 (10.45%) LDAP
11 7 (10.45%) SAN
11 7 (10.45%) SNMP
12 6 (8.96%) TCP/IP
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 10 (14.93%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.49%) Back Office
4 1 (1.49%) Military
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Network Engineer
2 19 (28.36%) Security Engineer
3 15 (22.39%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (20.90%) Consultant
5 12 (17.91%) Network Consultant
6 9 (13.43%) Network Manager
7 5 (7.46%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Security Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) Network Security Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) IP Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 4 (5.97%) Cisco Consultant
8 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Network Support
8 4 (5.97%) Design Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Network Design Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Systems Support Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Systems Support
9 3 (4.48%) IP Network Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) SAML
2 2 (2.99%) JSF
3 1 (1.49%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Open Source
2 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) Clustering
3 1 (1.49%) SecurID
3 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Windows
1 6 (8.96%) Linux
1 6 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (7.46%) Windows XP
2 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.48%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.90%) Network Management
2 11 (16.42%) Information Security
3 10 (14.93%) Information Assurance
4 9 (13.43%) Performance Management
5 8 (11.94%) Network Design
6 7 (10.45%) Load Balancing
7 6 (8.96%) Network Architecture
7 6 (8.96%) ITIL
8 5 (7.46%) PRINCE2
8 5 (7.46%) Project Management
9 4 (5.97%) Migration
9 4 (5.97%) Change Management
9 4 (5.97%) Identity Management
10 3 (4.48%) Risk Management
10 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
10 3 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (2.99%) Fault Management
11 2 (2.99%) PRINCE
11 2 (2.99%) Validation
12 1 (1.49%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.46%) Java
2 4 (5.97%) Perl
2 4 (5.97%) PHP
3 2 (2.99%) C
4 1 (1.49%) VBScript
4 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (41.79%) Security Cleared
2 25 (37.31%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (31.34%) SC Cleared
4 15 (22.39%) CCNP
5 13 (19.40%) CCSA
5 13 (19.40%) CCSE
6 11 (16.42%) CISSP
6 11 (16.42%) CCNA
7 10 (14.93%) DV Cleared
8 9 (13.43%) CCSP
9 8 (11.94%) CCIE
10 5 (7.46%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (5.97%) CISA
12 2 (2.99%) CCDP
12 2 (2.99%) Degree
13 1 (1.49%) HP AIS
13 1 (1.49%) HND
13 1 (1.49%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.43%) SLA
2 3 (4.48%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.49%) GPG13
4 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (28.36%) ProxySG
2 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.46%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (7.46%) Active Directory
4 4 (5.97%) Shibboleth
5 3 (4.48%) Snort
6 1 (1.49%) Squid
6 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Backup Exec
1 5 (7.46%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (5.97%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.99%) SCCM
3 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 59 (88.06%) Cisco
2 41 (61.19%) CheckPoint
3 31 (46.27%) Juniper
4 30 (44.78%) F5
5 12 (17.91%) Nokia
6 11 (16.42%) McAfee
7 9 (13.43%) HP
8 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
8 6 (8.96%) Red Hat
8 6 (8.96%) VMware
9 5 (7.46%) Citrix
9 5 (7.46%) IronPort
9 5 (7.46%) Oracle
10 4 (5.97%) Sourcefire
10 4 (5.97%) Websense
11 2 (2.99%) Crossbeam
11 2 (2.99%) Adobe
11 2 (2.99%) TippingPoint
11 2 (2.99%) Aruba
12 1 (1.49%) 3PAR
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