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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 235 236 217
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 27 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.29% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.61% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 20
Median daily rate £409 £410 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.24% +16.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £523 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.86% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.53 -
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
4289 4566 4261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.53% 47.69% 47.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2511 2565 2099
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 211 243
Median hourly rate £17.45 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.60 £39.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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
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 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Surrey -4 8 £409 -19.80%
Buckinghamshire +18 7 £425 -
West Sussex -7 7 £425 -5.55%
Berkshire +9 4 - - 2
Hampshire +2 2 - -
Kent +9 1 £400 -20.00% 2
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 73 (85.88%) Cisco
2 70 (82.35%) Firewall
3 53 (62.35%) CheckPoint
4 35 (41.18%) VPN
4 35 (41.18%) F5
5 32 (37.65%) TCP/IP
6 31 (36.47%) WAN
6 31 (36.47%) Juniper
6 31 (36.47%) SSL
7 29 (34.12%) LAN
8 27 (31.76%) Windows
9 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
10 24 (28.24%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (27.06%) Active Directory
11 23 (27.06%) Finance
12 22 (25.88%) Internet
13 21 (24.71%) DNS
13 21 (24.71%) Network Security
13 21 (24.71%) Palo Alto
14 19 (22.35%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (21.18%) ITIL
16 17 (20.00%) CISSP
17 16 (18.82%) Cisco Nexus
18 15 (17.65%) RSA SecurID
18 15 (17.65%) Data Centre
18 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
19 14 (16.47%) ProxySG
20 13 (15.29%) CCSE
20 13 (15.29%) SolarWinds
20 13 (15.29%) Project Management

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 8 (9.41%) Skype for Business
2 6 (7.06%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (15.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.41%) ProjectWise
3 2 (2.35%) MS Project
3 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 70 (82.35%) Firewall
2 35 (41.18%) VPN
3 32 (37.65%) TCP/IP
4 31 (36.47%) SSL
4 31 (36.47%) WAN
5 29 (34.12%) LAN
6 24 (28.24%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (25.88%) Internet
8 21 (24.71%) DNS
8 21 (24.71%) Network Security
9 16 (18.82%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (14.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 11 (12.94%) Cisco PIX
11 11 (12.94%) IPsec
12 10 (11.76%) FWSM
13 9 (10.59%) HTTP
13 9 (10.59%) Reverse Proxy
14 8 (9.41%) FTP
14 8 (9.41%) NetScaler
14 8 (9.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 23 (27.06%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Billing
2 5 (5.88%) Retail
3 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.35%) Back Office
5 1 (1.18%) Automotive
5 1 (1.18%) Electronics
5 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (34.12%) Analyst
2 23 (27.06%) Security Analyst
3 20 (23.53%) Network Analyst
4 16 (18.82%) Network Engineer
4 16 (18.82%) Network Security Analyst
5 14 (16.47%) Architect
6 12 (14.12%) Security Engineer
7 10 (11.76%) Cisco Analyst
7 10 (11.76%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 10 (11.76%) IP Engineer
7 10 (11.76%) IP Security Engineer
8 8 (9.41%) Cisco Security Analyst
8 8 (9.41%) Project Manager
9 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (7.06%) LAN/WAN Analyst
10 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 5 (5.88%) Security Architect
10 5 (5.88%) Technical Architect
10 5 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (4.71%) Active Directory Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.06%) Middleware
2 5 (5.88%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.18%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.65%) Data Centre
1 15 (17.65%) RSA SecurID
2 10 (11.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (7.06%) PKI
4 4 (4.71%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.18%) Clustering
6 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.18%) Replication
6 1 (1.18%) Symmetrix
6 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.76%) Windows
2 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (11.76%) Linux
4 7 (8.24%) Solaris
5 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.71%) Unix
7 3 (3.53%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.35%) AIX
8 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.18%) ITIL
2 13 (15.29%) Project Management
3 12 (14.12%) Information Security
3 12 (14.12%) ITSM
3 12 (14.12%) Service Management
4 11 (12.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (12.94%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 11 (12.94%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 10 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 10 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (11.76%) DDoS Mitigation
5 10 (11.76%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 9 (10.59%) Migration
7 8 (9.41%) B2B
7 8 (9.41%) Change Control
7 8 (9.41%) Change Management
7 8 (9.41%) Data Migration
7 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (8.24%) Problem Management
8 7 (8.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.41%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.06%) Perl
2 6 (7.06%) Tcl
2 6 (7.06%) VB
3 5 (5.88%) C
4 1 (1.18%) SQL
4 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (22.35%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (20.00%) CISSP
3 13 (15.29%) CCSE
4 12 (14.12%) CCNP
4 12 (14.12%) CCSA
5 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
5 11 (12.94%) Security Cleared
6 6 (7.06%) Degree
7 4 (4.71%) CCSP
7 4 (4.71%) CISA
7 4 (4.71%) CRISC
8 2 (2.35%) CCIE
8 2 (2.35%) CCNA
8 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.35%) GCIA
8 2 (2.35%) GCIH
8 2 (2.35%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.35%) COBIT
3 2 (2.35%) COSO
3 2 (2.35%) SAS 70
System Software
1 23 (27.06%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.47%) ProxySG
3 8 (9.41%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (7.06%) VMware ESX
5 5 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (4.71%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) FortiGate
2 6 (7.06%) Netcool
2 6 (7.06%) Tivoli
3 4 (4.71%) AirWatch
3 4 (4.71%) Nexpose
4 3 (3.53%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.18%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.18%) OPNET
Vendors
1 73 (85.88%) Cisco
2 53 (62.35%) CheckPoint
3 35 (41.18%) F5
4 31 (36.47%) Juniper
5 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
6 21 (24.71%) Palo Alto
7 13 (15.29%) SolarWinds
8 12 (14.12%) Intel Security
9 9 (10.59%) IronPort
10 8 (9.41%) Citrix
10 8 (9.41%) Oracle
11 7 (8.24%) Aruba
11 7 (8.24%) Forcepoint
11 7 (8.24%) IBM
11 7 (8.24%) Riverbed
11 7 (8.24%) VMware
12 6 (7.06%) HP
12 6 (7.06%) NetApp
12 6 (7.06%) Splunk
12 6 (7.06%) Symantec