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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 215 192 215
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +23
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 50 43 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.48% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 1.11% 0.99% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 10
Average daily rate
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£395 £380 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% +17.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £325 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £515 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £117.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £117.50 -
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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
4502 4326 3773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 45.73% 47.82% 47.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2380 2105 1784
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 268 310
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £19.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -4.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.16 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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
Surrey +37 42 £395 -16.84%
Hampshire -22 3 £350 +1.44% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 2 - - 4
Berkshire -20 2 £525 +50.00%
Kent - 1 - -
Home Counties - - - -
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 91 (93.81%) Cisco
2 76 (78.35%) Firewall
3 73 (75.26%) Juniper
4 64 (65.98%) CheckPoint
5 56 (57.73%) LAN
6 54 (55.67%) WAN
7 41 (42.27%) Cisco ASA
7 41 (42.27%) F5
8 38 (39.18%) SSL
9 36 (37.11%) Network Security
10 33 (34.02%) DNS
11 29 (29.90%) VPN
11 29 (29.90%) ITIL
11 29 (29.90%) Security Cleared
12 28 (28.87%) Cisco Certification
12 28 (28.87%) Finance
13 27 (27.84%) Change Management
13 27 (27.84%) McAfee
13 27 (27.84%) TCP/IP
13 27 (27.84%) SC Cleared
14 25 (25.77%) UNIX
15 24 (24.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 23 (23.71%) Network Architecture
16 23 (23.71%) Solaris
17 21 (21.65%) CCNP
17 21 (21.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 21 (21.65%) SolarWinds
18 20 (20.62%) TippingPoint
18 20 (20.62%) Wireshark
19 18 (18.56%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (1.03%) Apache
1 1 (1.03%) Lync
Business Applications
1 14 (14.43%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (78.35%) Firewall
2 56 (57.73%) LAN
3 54 (55.67%) WAN
4 41 (42.27%) Cisco ASA
5 38 (39.18%) SSL
6 36 (37.11%) Network Security
7 33 (34.02%) DNS
8 29 (29.90%) VPN
9 27 (27.84%) TCP/IP
10 24 (24.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 21 (21.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 20 (20.62%) Wireshark
13 17 (17.53%) IPsec
14 16 (16.49%) SMTP
14 16 (16.49%) DHCP
15 15 (15.46%) LDAP
16 14 (14.43%) Multicast
17 11 (11.34%) Cisco Nexus
17 11 (11.34%) TACACS
18 10 (10.31%) OSPF
General
1 28 (28.87%) Finance
2 11 (11.34%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.03%) Back Office
3 1 (1.03%) Legal
3 1 (1.03%) Banking
3 1 (1.03%) Retail
3 1 (1.03%) Billing
3 1 (1.03%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (26.80%) Analyst
2 24 (24.74%) Network Analyst
3 21 (21.65%) Consultant
4 19 (19.59%) Security Analyst
5 17 (17.53%) Network Consultant
6 16 (16.49%) Security Engineer
7 15 (15.46%) Network Security Analyst
8 14 (14.43%) Network Engineer
9 11 (11.34%) Security Consultant
9 11 (11.34%) Network Security Consultant
10 10 (10.31%) Firewall Consultant
10 10 (10.31%) Architect
11 7 (7.22%) Security Architect
12 6 (6.19%) Systems Integrator
12 6 (6.19%) Senior Network Engineer
13 5 (5.15%) Network Security Engineer
14 3 (3.09%) Design Engineer
14 3 (3.09%) Senior Network Design Engineer
14 3 (3.09%) Network Architect
14 3 (3.09%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.43%) Rendezvous
2 2 (2.06%) CSS
3 1 (1.03%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.19%) SecurID
3 2 (2.06%) NHS
4 1 (1.03%) PKI
4 1 (1.03%) CMDB
4 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.77%) UNIX
2 23 (23.71%) Solaris
3 10 (10.31%) Linux
4 8 (8.25%) Windows
5 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.90%) ITIL
2 27 (27.84%) Change Management
3 23 (23.71%) Network Architecture
4 18 (18.56%) Service Management
4 18 (18.56%) Load Balancing
5 15 (15.46%) Kalman Filter
6 14 (14.43%) Time Management
7 7 (7.22%) Fault Management
7 7 (7.22%) Project Management
7 7 (7.22%) Mentoring
8 6 (6.19%) Incident Management
9 5 (5.15%) Network Design
10 3 (3.09%) ITSM
10 3 (3.09%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (3.09%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (2.06%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (2.06%) Deep Packet Inspection
11 2 (2.06%) Computer Security
11 2 (2.06%) Information Security
11 2 (2.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.46%) C
1 15 (15.46%) C++
1 15 (15.46%) Perl
1 15 (15.46%) Python
1 15 (15.46%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (29.90%) Security Cleared
2 28 (28.87%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (27.84%) SC Cleared
4 21 (21.65%) CCNP
5 16 (16.49%) CISSP
6 14 (14.43%) CCSE
7 13 (13.40%) CCSA
8 8 (8.25%) CCIE
9 6 (6.19%) CCNA
10 5 (5.15%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.06%) CCSP
12 1 (1.03%) CCIP
12 1 (1.03%) CCDA
12 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (1.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.31%) SLA
2 4 (4.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.06%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.06%) GPG13
System Software
1 15 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
1 15 (15.46%) Sendmail
2 6 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.19%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.06%) Squid
4 1 (1.03%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (15.46%) MIMEsweeper
1 15 (15.46%) MAILsweeper
2 3 (3.09%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.06%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 91 (93.81%) Cisco
2 73 (75.26%) Juniper
3 64 (65.98%) CheckPoint
4 41 (42.27%) F5
5 27 (27.84%) McAfee
6 21 (21.65%) SolarWinds
7 20 (20.62%) TippingPoint
8 18 (18.56%) Tufin
9 17 (17.53%) Websense
9 17 (17.53%) VMware
9 17 (17.53%) NetApp
10 16 (16.49%) NetScout
11 14 (14.43%) Radianz
11 14 (14.43%) TIBCO
11 14 (14.43%) Bloomberg
11 14 (14.43%) LogLogic
11 14 (14.43%) Tradeweb
12 13 (13.40%) Nokia
13 11 (11.34%) Citrix
14 5 (5.15%) Computacenter