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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 123 - 118
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 19 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% - 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 1.45% - 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 12
Average daily rate
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£465 - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £388 £339
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +14.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
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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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1309 917 1243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.36% 41.51% 39.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 549 655
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £497 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 68 100
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.57% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 August 2014.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
Wiltshire - 15 £519 -
Bristol - - - -
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England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 22 (95.65%) Juniper
1 22 (95.65%) Firewall
2 21 (91.30%) Cisco
3 19 (82.61%) F5
4 16 (69.57%) ProxySG
5 13 (56.52%) McAfee
5 13 (56.52%) Network Security
6 10 (43.48%) BGP
6 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 9 (39.13%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (30.43%) VPN
8 7 (30.43%) IronPort
9 6 (26.09%) LAN
9 6 (26.09%) WAN
9 6 (26.09%) SSL
9 6 (26.09%) CCNP
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (26.09%) MPLS
9 6 (26.09%) EIGRP
9 6 (26.09%) BIG-IP
9 6 (26.09%) VLAN
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco PIX
9 6 (26.09%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (21.74%) ITIL
10 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
10 5 (21.74%) Sourcefire
10 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
10 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
10 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) Firewall
2 13 (56.52%) Network Security
3 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 10 (43.48%) BGP
4 9 (39.13%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (30.43%) VPN
6 6 (26.09%) SSL
6 6 (26.09%) MPLS
6 6 (26.09%) LAN
6 6 (26.09%) WAN
6 6 (26.09%) EIGRP
6 6 (26.09%) BIG-IP
6 6 (26.09%) VLAN
6 6 (26.09%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (17.39%) NetScreen
7 4 (17.39%) OSPF
8 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
8 3 (13.04%) Wireless
8 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 5 (21.74%) Team Leader
2 5 (21.74%) Security Architect
2 5 (21.74%) Security Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Network Team Leader
2 5 (21.74%) Designer
3 4 (17.39%) Security Designer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Designer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Operations Team Leader
4 3 (13.04%) Design Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Operations Team Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Network Supervisor
6 1 (4.35%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
3 4 (17.39%) Change Control
4 2 (8.70%) Security Architecture
4 2 (8.70%) Network Design
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security
5 1 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (4.35%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) CCNP
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.35%) GPG13
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.35%) Snort
2 1 (4.35%) Squid
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Juniper
2 21 (91.30%) Cisco
3 19 (82.61%) F5
4 13 (56.52%) McAfee
5 7 (30.43%) IronPort
6 5 (21.74%) Sourcefire
7 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
7 2 (8.70%) NetQoS
8 1 (4.35%) Nokia
8 1 (4.35%) Websense
8 1 (4.35%) BT