The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 44 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.02% - -
As % of the Vendors category 2.08% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £425 - -
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
Wiltshire

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

Vendors Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
192 176 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 48.85% 42.41% 40.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 124 94
Average daily rate £363 £375 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £538 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.69 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.90% +3.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.94 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £55.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 21 (95.45%) Firewall
2 18 (81.82%) Cisco
2 18 (81.82%) Juniper
3 13 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (59.09%) IronPort
4 12 (54.55%) F5
5 11 (50.00%) High Availability
5 11 (50.00%) Network Security
5 11 (50.00%) Intel
6 10 (45.45%) Junos
6 10 (45.45%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (40.91%) CCIE
7 9 (40.91%) McAfee
8 8 (36.36%) Cisco ISE
9 7 (31.82%) CCNP
9 7 (31.82%) CISSP
10 6 (27.27%) LAN
10 6 (27.27%) Spanning Tree
10 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
10 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (22.73%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
11 5 (22.73%) Network Design
11 5 (22.73%) SLA
11 5 (22.73%) BGP
11 5 (22.73%) MPLS
11 5 (22.73%) OSPF
11 5 (22.73%) Wireless
11 5 (22.73%) IPsec
12 4 (18.18%) VPN

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 21 (95.45%) Firewall
2 11 (50.00%) Network Security
3 10 (45.45%) Junos
4 8 (36.36%) Cisco ISE
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (27.27%) LAN
5 6 (27.27%) Spanning Tree
6 5 (22.73%) BGP
6 5 (22.73%) Cisco PIX
6 5 (22.73%) IPsec
6 5 (22.73%) MPLS
6 5 (22.73%) OSPF
6 5 (22.73%) Wireless
7 4 (18.18%) DHCP
7 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
7 4 (18.18%) SSH
7 4 (18.18%) VPN
8 3 (13.64%) RIP
8 3 (13.64%) SNMP
8 3 (13.64%) SSL
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Architect
1 5 (22.73%) Security Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Designer
2 4 (18.18%) Security Designer
3 3 (13.64%) Security Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Designer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Security Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Security Architect
5 1 (4.55%) IronPort Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Juniper Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Design Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) High Availability
2 10 (45.45%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
3 5 (22.73%) Network Design
4 4 (18.18%) Security Operations
5 3 (13.64%) Change Management
5 3 (13.64%) Information Security
5 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
5 3 (13.64%) Web Filtering
6 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
6 2 (9.09%) CRM
6 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Network Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Network Management
6 2 (9.09%) Network Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Time Management
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.55%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (40.91%) CCIE
3 7 (31.82%) CCNP
3 7 (31.82%) CISSP
4 4 (18.18%) Degree
4 4 (18.18%) JNCIE
5 2 (9.09%) CCNA
5 2 (9.09%) CCSP
5 2 (9.09%) JNCIP
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Cisco
1 18 (81.82%) Juniper
2 13 (59.09%) IronPort
3 12 (54.55%) F5
4 11 (50.00%) Intel
5 9 (40.91%) McAfee
6 3 (13.64%) Remedy
6 3 (13.64%) Sourcefire
7 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.55%) Nokia
8 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto