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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 141 144 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.19% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate £425 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - £117.50
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1226 1291 1027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.77% 39.92% 41.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 770 587
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £212 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 78 62
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.38 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £30.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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
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 8 February 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
Wiltshire - 4 £425 - 1
Bristol -3 1 £375 +3.44% 1
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 25 (92.59%) Firewall
2 21 (77.78%) Cisco
3 18 (66.67%) Juniper
4 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (55.56%) IronPort
6 14 (51.85%) F5
7 13 (48.15%) Network Security
7 13 (48.15%) CCIE
8 12 (44.44%) High Availability
8 12 (44.44%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (40.74%) CCNP
9 11 (40.74%) Intel
9 11 (40.74%) CISSP
10 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
10 10 (37.04%) Junos
11 9 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (33.33%) Intel Security
12 8 (29.63%) Network Design
12 8 (29.63%) Cisco ISE
13 7 (25.93%) Spanning Tree
13 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
14 6 (22.22%) Problem Management
14 6 (22.22%) BGP
14 6 (22.22%) Wireless
14 6 (22.22%) MPLS
14 6 (22.22%) OSPF
14 6 (22.22%) LAN
15 5 (18.52%) VPN
15 5 (18.52%) SLA
15 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 25 (92.59%) Firewall
2 13 (48.15%) Network Security
3 10 (37.04%) Junos
4 9 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (29.63%) Cisco ISE
6 7 (25.93%) Spanning Tree
7 6 (22.22%) BGP
7 6 (22.22%) LAN
7 6 (22.22%) MPLS
7 6 (22.22%) OSPF
7 6 (22.22%) Wireless
8 5 (18.52%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (18.52%) IPsec
8 5 (18.52%) VPN
9 4 (14.81%) DHCP
9 4 (14.81%) Ethernet
9 4 (14.81%) SSH
10 3 (11.11%) RIP
10 3 (11.11%) SNMP
10 3 (11.11%) SSL
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Architect
1 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
1 5 (18.52%) Security Architect
2 4 (14.81%) Designer
2 4 (14.81%) Security Designer
3 3 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Designer
4 2 (7.41%) Principal Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Security Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Security Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Unix
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) High Availability
1 12 (44.44%) Kalman Filter
2 8 (29.63%) Network Design
3 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
4 6 (22.22%) Problem Management
5 4 (14.81%) Security Operations
5 4 (14.81%) Web Filtering
6 3 (11.11%) Change Management
6 3 (11.11%) Information Security
6 3 (11.11%) ITIL
6 3 (11.11%) Network Management
7 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
7 2 (7.41%) CRM
7 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.41%) Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Network Architecture
7 2 (7.41%) Network Planning
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.41%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (48.15%) CCIE
3 11 (40.74%) CCNP
3 11 (40.74%) CISSP
4 4 (14.81%) CCNA
4 4 (14.81%) Degree
4 4 (14.81%) JNCIE
5 2 (7.41%) CCSP
5 2 (7.41%) JNCIP
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Cisco
2 18 (66.67%) Juniper
3 15 (55.56%) IronPort
4 14 (51.85%) F5
5 11 (40.74%) Intel
6 9 (33.33%) Intel Security
7 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
8 3 (11.11%) Remedy
8 3 (11.11%) Sourcefire
9 2 (7.41%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (7.41%) Nokia
10 1 (3.70%) CA
10 1 (3.70%) HP
10 1 (3.70%) IBM
10 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.70%) Palo Alto
10 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds