The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 357 453 452
Rank change year-on-year
+96 -1
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 229 114 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.96% 0.50% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 67 51
Average daily rate
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£401 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.81% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £117.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +147.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £117.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- +147.36%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23958 22965 20967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.66% 45.69% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13732 12512 10990
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 975 976 1254
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Blue Coat
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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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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
England +76 216 £401 +12.81% 27
London +45 91 £413 +20.00% 11
South East -13 53 £388 +10.71% 5
Yorkshire +14 40 £401 +5.18% 5
City of London +41 36 £413 +50.00% 2
Surrey +26 36 £370 +5.71% 1
York +27 33 £401 +1.64%
North Yorkshire +24 33 £401 +1.64%
East Midlands +10 8 £356 - 2
West Yorkshire -18 7 £350 +16.66% 5
West Midlands -19 7 £425 +13.03% 2
Hampshire -21 7 £369 +4.60%
Camberley +5 6 - - 1
Nottingham - 6 £400 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 6 £400 - 2
East of England +8 5 £638 +78.94% 2
North West -9 5 £500 +17.64%
Berkshire -9 5 £488 +39.35% 1
Leeds -11 5 £350 +16.66% 5
South West -17 4 £338 -10.00%
Cheshire +5 3 £500 +17.64%
Reading +4 3 £451 -
Warwickshire 0 3 £440 -
Birmingham - 3 £420 -
Wales - 3 £355 - 2
South Wales - 3 £355 - 2
Scotland -7 2 - -
Farnborough -14 2 £401 -7.54%
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Kent - 2 - - 1

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 335 (86.56%) Cisco
2 325 (83.98%) Firewall
3 296 (76.49%) CheckPoint
4 206 (53.23%) F5
5 184 (47.55%) Cisco Certification
6 182 (47.03%) Juniper
7 171 (44.19%) Cisco ASA
8 157 (40.57%) CCNP
9 127 (32.82%) DNS
10 126 (32.56%) Network Security
11 115 (29.72%) OSPF
12 112 (28.94%) WAN
13 109 (28.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 106 (27.39%) BGP
15 104 (26.87%) LAN
16 97 (25.06%) Finance
16 97 (25.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 92 (23.77%) CCSE
18 91 (23.51%) VMware
19 90 (23.26%) VPN
20 89 (23.00%) Cisco Nexus
21 86 (22.22%) DHCP
22 77 (19.90%) Load Balancing
23 75 (19.38%) HP
24 74 (19.12%) VMware Infrastructure
25 72 (18.60%) Cisco IOS
26 69 (17.83%) ProxySG
26 69 (17.83%) BIG-IP
27 68 (17.57%) TCP/IP
28 67 (17.31%) Infoblox

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 9 (2.33%) Lync
2 8 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.78%) IIS
3 3 (0.78%) Apache
4 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (2.58%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.07%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.07%) MS Office
3 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (4.65%) RMDS
2 7 (1.81%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.26%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.29%) Office 365
2 4 (1.03%) IaaS
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 325 (83.98%) Firewall
2 171 (44.19%) Cisco ASA
3 127 (32.82%) DNS
4 126 (32.56%) Network Security
5 115 (29.72%) OSPF
6 112 (28.94%) WAN
7 109 (28.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 106 (27.39%) BGP
9 104 (26.87%) LAN
10 97 (25.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 90 (23.26%) VPN
12 89 (23.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 86 (22.22%) DHCP
14 72 (18.60%) Cisco IOS
15 69 (17.83%) BIG-IP
16 68 (17.57%) TCP/IP
17 63 (16.28%) Wireless
18 59 (15.25%) SSL
19 50 (12.92%) NetScreen
20 49 (12.66%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.03%) EDRMS
2 3 (0.78%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.52%) EDMS
4 1 (0.26%) MS Access
4 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
General
1 97 (25.06%) Finance
2 47 (12.14%) Telecoms
3 30 (7.75%) Banking
4 9 (2.33%) Retail
4 9 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.29%) Legal
5 5 (1.29%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.03%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.52%) Back Office
7 2 (0.52%) Law
7 2 (0.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 141 (36.43%) Network Engineer
2 58 (14.99%) Analyst
3 55 (14.21%) Security Engineer
4 52 (13.44%) Consultant
5 36 (9.30%) Network Consultant
6 35 (9.04%) Network Security Engineer
6 35 (9.04%) Network Specialist
6 35 (9.04%) Security Specialist
6 35 (9.04%) Network Security Specialist
7 32 (8.27%) Network Analyst
7 32 (8.27%) Security Analyst
8 29 (7.49%) Senior Network Engineer
9 23 (5.94%) Security Consultant
10 19 (4.91%) Network Security Consultant
11 17 (4.39%) Network Support
12 16 (4.13%) Architect
12 16 (4.13%) Firewall Consultant
13 15 (3.88%) Network Security Analyst
14 13 (3.36%) Support Engineer
15 12 (3.10%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.65%) Rendezvous
2 7 (1.81%) WAP
3 4 (1.03%) CGI
4 3 (0.78%) CSS
4 3 (0.78%) Middleware
5 2 (0.52%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.52%) Web Services
6 1 (0.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.44%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (8.79%) Fat Client
2 34 (8.79%) Thin Client
3 18 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.36%) PKI
5 7 (1.81%) SecurID
6 6 (1.55%) NHS
7 5 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.78%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.52%) Statistics
9 2 (0.52%) Clustering
9 2 (0.52%) IVR
9 2 (0.52%) CESG
9 2 (0.52%) e-Health
10 1 (0.26%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.26%) CMDB
10 1 (0.26%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 57 (14.73%) Linux
2 45 (11.63%) Windows
3 27 (6.98%) UNIX
4 25 (6.46%) Solaris
5 10 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.03%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (19.90%) Load Balancing
2 62 (16.02%) ITIL
3 51 (13.18%) E-Commerce
4 39 (10.08%) Change Management
5 33 (8.53%) Kalman Filter
6 32 (8.27%) Mentoring
7 29 (7.49%) Network Architecture
8 28 (7.24%) Network Design
9 21 (5.43%) Information Security
9 21 (5.43%) Migration
9 21 (5.43%) Project Management
10 19 (4.91%) Service Management
10 19 (4.91%) Network Management
11 15 (3.88%) Low Latency
11 15 (3.88%) Incident Management
12 14 (3.62%) Line Management
13 13 (3.36%) Network Monitoring
13 13 (3.36%) Time Management
14 11 (2.84%) Root Cause Analysis
14 11 (2.84%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.82%) C
2 14 (3.62%) Perl
3 13 (3.36%) C++
3 13 (3.36%) Python
3 13 (3.36%) Shell Script
4 10 (2.58%) Lisp
5 4 (1.03%) SQL
6 3 (0.78%) PHP
7 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 184 (47.55%) Cisco Certification
2 157 (40.57%) CCNP
3 92 (23.77%) CCSE
4 48 (12.40%) Security Cleared
5 40 (10.34%) CCIE
6 37 (9.56%) CCNA
7 36 (9.30%) SC Cleared
8 27 (6.98%) CISSP
9 21 (5.43%) CCSA
10 12 (3.10%) DV Cleared
11 11 (2.84%) Degree
12 10 (2.58%) CCDP
13 7 (1.81%) CCSP
13 7 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (1.81%) JNCIS
14 6 (1.55%) PMP
14 6 (1.55%) PMI Certification
15 5 (1.29%) CISM
15 5 (1.29%) HP ASE
15 5 (1.29%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 13 (3.36%) SLA
3 8 (2.07%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.07%) GPG13
4 7 (1.81%) QA
5 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
System Software
1 74 (19.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (17.83%) ProxySG
3 17 (4.39%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.39%) XenServer
4 15 (3.88%) Snort
5 11 (2.84%) Sendmail
6 8 (2.07%) Squid
7 7 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.29%) UAG
9 4 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.52%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.26%) XenApp
11 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (2.84%) MIMEsweeper
1 11 (2.84%) MAILsweeper
2 10 (2.58%) OPNET
2 10 (2.58%) CiscoWorks
3 8 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (1.81%) FortiGate
5 6 (1.55%) SCCM
6 5 (1.29%) DatAdvantage
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (1.03%) Control-M
7 4 (1.03%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.52%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 335 (86.56%) Cisco
2 296 (76.49%) CheckPoint
3 206 (53.23%) F5
4 182 (47.03%) Juniper
5 91 (23.51%) VMware
6 75 (19.38%) HP
7 67 (17.31%) Infoblox
8 64 (16.54%) Citrix
9 56 (14.47%) McAfee
10 44 (11.37%) Nokia
11 42 (10.85%) TippingPoint
12 35 (9.04%) Imperva
12 35 (9.04%) SolarWinds
13 29 (7.49%) Websense
14 27 (6.98%) Sourcefire
15 26 (6.72%) Fortinet
16 25 (6.46%) Microsoft
17 22 (5.68%) Tufin
18 19 (4.91%) Bloomberg
19 18 (4.65%) TIBCO
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