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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 214 213 218
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 58 55 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.60% 0.55% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 1.23% 1.19% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 11 18
Average daily rate £410 £408 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.61% +12.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £375 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £180.00
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
4719 4603 4420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.85% 46.12% 47.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2830 2455 2214
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 259 251
Average hourly rate £20.25 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%

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 April 2016.

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 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey -25 21 £385 -3.75% 1
Berkshire +12 16 £450 - 4
Buckinghamshire +18 11 £405 -10.00% 3
Hampshire +14 10 £475 -
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England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 69 (86.25%) Cisco
2 55 (68.75%) CheckPoint
3 54 (67.50%) Firewall
4 33 (41.25%) F5
5 30 (37.50%) Juniper
6 29 (36.25%) WAN
7 27 (33.75%) LAN
8 24 (30.00%) VPN
8 24 (30.00%) SSL
9 23 (28.75%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (26.25%) DNS
10 21 (26.25%) Microsoft
11 19 (23.75%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (22.50%) Network Security
12 18 (22.50%) Cisco Nexus
12 18 (22.50%) Palo Alto
13 17 (21.25%) Data Centre
13 17 (21.25%) SC Cleared
13 17 (21.25%) Security Cleared
13 17 (21.25%) Windows
14 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
14 16 (20.00%) Finance
14 16 (20.00%) SolarWinds
15 15 (18.75%) ProxySG
16 14 (17.50%) Internet
17 13 (16.25%) CCNP
17 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
17 13 (16.25%) Project Management
17 13 (16.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 9 (11.25%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
1 9 (11.25%) ProjectWise
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
2 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 54 (67.50%) Firewall
2 29 (36.25%) WAN
3 27 (33.75%) LAN
4 24 (30.00%) SSL
4 24 (30.00%) VPN
5 23 (28.75%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (26.25%) DNS
7 18 (22.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 18 (22.50%) Network Security
8 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 14 (17.50%) Internet
10 13 (16.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 11 (13.75%) Cisco PIX
11 11 (13.75%) IPsec
12 10 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
12 10 (12.50%) Wireless
13 9 (11.25%) FTP
13 9 (11.25%) NetScaler
14 8 (10.00%) FWSM
15 7 (8.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Billing
2 5 (6.25%) Retail
2 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Back Office
4 1 (1.25%) Automotive
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (23.75%) Network Engineer
2 18 (22.50%) Analyst
2 18 (22.50%) Network Analyst
3 16 (20.00%) Architect
4 13 (16.25%) Network Security Analyst
4 13 (16.25%) Security Analyst
5 10 (12.50%) Security Engineer
6 9 (11.25%) Security Architect
7 8 (10.00%) IP Engineer
7 8 (10.00%) IP Security Engineer
7 8 (10.00%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.25%) Cisco Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) LAN/WAN Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (3.75%) Cisco Security Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) Designer
10 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 3 (3.75%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) CSS
1 3 (3.75%) Middleware
2 1 (1.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.25%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (10.00%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (1.25%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.25%) Clustering
3 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.25%) Replication
3 1 (1.25%) Symmetrix
3 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.25%) Windows
2 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.25%) Linux
4 5 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.75%) Solaris
6 2 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.25%) Project Management
2 11 (13.75%) ITIL
3 10 (12.50%) Change Management
3 10 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 9 (11.25%) B2B
4 9 (11.25%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (11.25%) Migration
4 9 (11.25%) Network Management
5 8 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 8 (10.00%) DDoS Mitigation
5 8 (10.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (8.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (8.75%) Service Management
7 6 (7.50%) ITSM
7 6 (7.50%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.50%) Network Design
8 5 (6.25%) CRM
8 5 (6.25%) High Availability
9 4 (5.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.50%) Perl
2 6 (7.50%) Tcl
2 6 (7.50%) VB
3 5 (6.25%) C
4 1 (1.25%) SQL
4 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (23.75%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (21.25%) SC Cleared
2 17 (21.25%) Security Cleared
3 13 (16.25%) CCNP
4 11 (13.75%) CCSE
5 10 (12.50%) CCSA
6 7 (8.75%) CISSP
7 5 (6.25%) CCNA
8 3 (3.75%) CCIE
8 3 (3.75%) CCSP
8 3 (3.75%) Degree
9 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.50%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.25%) HNC
10 1 (1.25%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.25%) MCSE
10 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) ProxySG
2 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.00%) VMware ESX
3 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.25%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.25%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 6 (7.50%) Netcool
2 6 (7.50%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.75%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (3.75%) OPNET
4 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 69 (86.25%) Cisco
2 55 (68.75%) CheckPoint
3 33 (41.25%) F5
4 30 (37.50%) Juniper
5 21 (26.25%) Microsoft
6 18 (22.50%) Palo Alto
7 16 (20.00%) SolarWinds
8 10 (12.50%) IronPort
8 10 (12.50%) Riverbed
9 9 (11.25%) Citrix
9 9 (11.25%) IBM
9 9 (11.25%) Oracle
10 8 (10.00%) Aruba
10 8 (10.00%) Forcepoint
11 6 (7.50%) Infoblox
11 6 (7.50%) Splunk
12 5 (6.25%) HP
12 5 (6.25%) Intel Security
12 5 (6.25%) VMware
13 4 (5.00%) NetApp
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