The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 35 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.40% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £381
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.69 - £117.50
Blue Coat
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Vendors Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
147 120 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 58.10% 32.17% 40.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 76 74
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.42 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.50 £23.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 2 (66.67%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (66.67%) 802.1X
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (66.67%) IronPort
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) Forcepoint
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (66.67%) tcpdump
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) BGP

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) tcpdump
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) 802.1X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (66.67%) Change Control
1 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (66.67%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCIE
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Forcepoint
2 2 (66.67%) IronPort
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia