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 West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
England / South West
Rank 131 140 143
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 5 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.42% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Median daily rate £390 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £395 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £401
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1100 1202 1274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.71% 40.15% 40.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 786 760
Median daily rate £370 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 72 65
Median hourly rate £38.50 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.10% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the South West region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Bristol +8 2 £348 -7.33%
Wiltshire -3 2 £510 +20.00%
Gloucestershire - 1 £390 -
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 3 (50.00%) MPLS
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (50.00%) CCIE
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) F5
4 2 (33.33%) FWSM
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) IronPort
4 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Network Management
4 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 2 (33.33%) JNCIE
4 2 (33.33%) PKI
4 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 2 (33.33%) ProxySG
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (33.33%) Internet

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) MPLS
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) BGP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (33.33%) FWSM
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 2 (33.33%) OSPF
3 2 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) tcpdump
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Network Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Network Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Network Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Installations Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
1 1 (16.67%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCIE
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) JNCIE
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) F5
2 3 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) CA
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
3 2 (33.33%) IronPort
3 2 (33.33%) Nokia
3 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (16.67%) Brocade
4 1 (16.67%) EMC