The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South West region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 124 111 120
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 15 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.49% 0.093% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 1.19% 0.22% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 10
Average daily rate
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£497 - £358
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 - £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1263 924 1261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.66% 42.96% 41.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 545 675
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 65 100
Average hourly rate £20.06 £17.11 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.22% -21.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 - 13 £519 -
Bristol - - - -
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England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 17 (94.44%) Firewall
2 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 16 (88.89%) Juniper
3 13 (72.22%) Network Security
3 13 (72.22%) F5
4 12 (66.67%) McAfee
5 11 (61.11%) ProxySG
6 8 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (33.33%) IronPort
8 6 (33.33%) Sourcefire
8 6 (33.33%) BGP
9 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
9 5 (27.78%) Change Control
10 4 (22.22%) CCNP
10 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (22.22%) OSPF
11 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
11 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 3 (16.67%) VPN
11 3 (16.67%) NetScreen
11 3 (16.67%) Wireless
12 2 (11.11%) Open Source
12 2 (11.11%) tcpdump
12 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
12 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
12 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
12 2 (11.11%) Network Design

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 17 (94.44%) Firewall
2 13 (72.22%) Network Security
3 8 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (33.33%) BGP
6 4 (22.22%) OSPF
7 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (16.67%) VPN
7 3 (16.67%) NetScreen
7 3 (16.67%) Wireless
8 2 (11.11%) tcpdump
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (11.11%) BIG-IP
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (11.11%) VLAN
8 2 (11.11%) Ethereal
8 2 (11.11%) Frame Relay
8 2 (11.11%) DSL
8 2 (11.11%) EIGRP
General
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Architect
1 5 (27.78%) Security Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Security Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Designer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Supervisor
4 2 (11.11%) Security Designer
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Change Control
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
3 1 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.56%) Network Management
3 1 (5.56%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CCNP
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.56%) GPG13
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.56%) Snort
2 1 (5.56%) Squid
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco
1 16 (88.89%) Juniper
2 13 (72.22%) F5
3 12 (66.67%) McAfee
4 6 (33.33%) IronPort
4 6 (33.33%) Sourcefire
5 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.11%) Websense
7 1 (5.56%) Nokia