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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 378 439 430
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -9
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 207 118 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.89% 0.53% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 74 61
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£401 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £400 £340
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.78%

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
23240 22263 21210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.82% 45.71% 47.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 12427 11082
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £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 1018 989 1316
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +54 197 £401 +1.71% 27
London +69 96 £413 +18.27% 13
South East -21 40 £375 -1.31% 7
City of London +35 36 £413 +18.70% 1
Yorkshire +3 27 £401 +18.84% 3
York +29 24 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire +28 24 £401 +3.35%
Hampshire -21 15 £370 +9.30% 1
Surrey +7 14 £370 +23.33% 4
East Midlands +17 11 £313 +25.00%
Nottinghamshire +2 8 £313 +25.00%
Nottingham +2 8 £313 +25.00%
North West -2 7 £500 +17.64% 1
Farnborough -3 7 £388 -10.71%
Berkshire -7 6 £488 +21.93% 1
West Midlands -17 6 £433 +2.97%
South West - 6 £363 - 3
Cheshire +7 5 £500 +17.64%
Reading +11 4 £451 -
Buckinghamshire -7 4 £425 -10.52%
Milton Keynes - 4 £425 -
Warwickshire +1 3 £440 -
West Yorkshire -10 3 £350 +16.66% 3
South Wales - 3 £338 - 1
Wales - 3 £338 - 2
East of England +7 2 £350 -9.67%
Hertfordshire +3 2 £350 -12.50%
Birmingham +1 2 £423 -23.18%
Fareham - 2 £331 -
Watford - 2 £350 -

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 318 (85.48%) Cisco
2 316 (84.95%) Firewall
3 271 (72.85%) CheckPoint
4 192 (51.61%) F5
5 173 (46.51%) Cisco Certification
6 170 (45.70%) Juniper
7 148 (39.78%) CCNP
7 148 (39.78%) Cisco ASA
8 113 (30.38%) Network Security
9 112 (30.11%) WAN
10 102 (27.42%) LAN
11 99 (26.61%) BGP
12 98 (26.34%) OSPF
12 98 (26.34%) Cisco Nexus
13 96 (25.81%) Finance
14 94 (25.27%) ProxySG
14 94 (25.27%) DNS
15 92 (24.73%) VPN
16 84 (22.58%) VMware
17 82 (22.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 78 (20.97%) HP
19 74 (19.89%) CCSE
20 70 (18.82%) Load Balancing
21 68 (18.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
22 64 (17.20%) Wireless
23 63 (16.94%) Cisco IOS
24 62 (16.67%) ITIL
25 60 (16.13%) SSL
25 60 (16.13%) DHCP
26 58 (15.59%) VMware Infrastructure

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 8 (2.15%) Lync
2 6 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.34%) IIS
4 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.08%) Apache
5 3 (0.81%) LiveLink
6 2 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.15%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.15%) RMDS
2 7 (1.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.54%) Office 365
1 2 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (0.54%) IaaS
1 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 316 (84.95%) Firewall
2 148 (39.78%) Cisco ASA
3 113 (30.38%) Network Security
4 112 (30.11%) WAN
5 102 (27.42%) LAN
6 99 (26.61%) BGP
7 98 (26.34%) OSPF
7 98 (26.34%) Cisco Nexus
8 94 (25.27%) DNS
9 92 (24.73%) VPN
10 82 (22.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 68 (18.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 64 (17.20%) Wireless
13 63 (16.94%) Cisco IOS
14 60 (16.13%) SSL
14 60 (16.13%) DHCP
15 57 (15.32%) BIG-IP
16 56 (15.05%) TCP/IP
17 44 (11.83%) NetScreen
18 42 (11.29%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database
1 3 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (0.54%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.27%) MS Access
3 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Fiddler
2 2 (0.54%) Metasploit
General
1 96 (25.81%) Finance
2 46 (12.37%) Telecoms
3 38 (10.22%) Banking
4 13 (3.49%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.88%) Spanish Language
5 7 (1.88%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.88%) Retail
6 5 (1.34%) Legal
7 3 (0.81%) German Language
7 3 (0.81%) Back Office
7 3 (0.81%) Billing
8 2 (0.54%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 144 (38.71%) Network Engineer
2 68 (18.28%) Security Engineer
3 45 (12.10%) Analyst
4 43 (11.56%) Consultant
5 42 (11.29%) Network Security Engineer
6 34 (9.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 27 (7.26%) Network Consultant
7 27 (7.26%) Network Specialist
7 27 (7.26%) Network Security Specialist
7 27 (7.26%) Security Specialist
8 25 (6.72%) Network Analyst
9 24 (6.45%) Security Analyst
10 22 (5.91%) Senior Security Engineer
11 20 (5.38%) Security Consultant
11 20 (5.38%) Architect
12 15 (4.03%) Network Security Consultant
13 14 (3.76%) Network Support
14 13 (3.49%) Designer
15 11 (2.96%) Senior Network Security Engineer
16 10 (2.69%) Firewall Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.15%) Rendezvous
2 7 (1.88%) WAP
3 6 (1.61%) CSS
3 6 (1.61%) Middleware
4 4 (1.08%) CGI
5 3 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.54%) Web Services
7 1 (0.27%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (14.25%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.99%) Fat Client
2 26 (6.99%) Thin Client
3 22 (5.91%) PKI
4 13 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.61%) NHS
5 6 (1.61%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.81%) SecurID
7 3 (0.81%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.54%) CESG
8 2 (0.54%) e-Health
8 2 (0.54%) Clustering
8 2 (0.54%) iPhone
8 2 (0.54%) Statistics
9 1 (0.27%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.27%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.27%) CMDB
9 1 (0.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 52 (13.98%) Linux
2 39 (10.48%) Windows
3 29 (7.80%) UNIX
4 27 (7.26%) Solaris
5 6 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.08%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.54%) AIX
8 2 (0.54%) MVS
8 2 (0.54%) Android
8 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.82%) Load Balancing
2 62 (16.67%) ITIL
3 42 (11.29%) E-Commerce
4 34 (9.14%) Kalman Filter
5 33 (8.87%) Mentoring
6 31 (8.33%) Change Management
7 25 (6.72%) Network Design
7 25 (6.72%) Migration
8 22 (5.91%) Information Security
9 21 (5.65%) Network Management
9 21 (5.65%) Project Management
10 17 (4.57%) Change Control
10 17 (4.57%) Network Architecture
11 16 (4.30%) Incident Management
11 16 (4.30%) Low Latency
12 13 (3.49%) Network Monitoring
13 11 (2.96%) Network Load Balancing
13 11 (2.96%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (2.96%) PRINCE2
14 10 (2.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.60%) C
2 13 (3.49%) Perl
3 12 (3.23%) C++
3 12 (3.23%) Shell Script
4 9 (2.42%) Python
5 7 (1.88%) Lisp
5 7 (1.88%) SQL
6 4 (1.08%) PHP
7 3 (0.81%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.54%) VBScript
9 1 (0.27%) Tcl
9 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 173 (46.51%) Cisco Certification
2 148 (39.78%) CCNP
3 74 (19.89%) CCSE
4 54 (14.52%) Security Cleared
5 45 (12.10%) CCNA
6 44 (11.83%) CCIE
7 42 (11.29%) SC Cleared
8 19 (5.11%) CISSP
9 17 (4.57%) CCSA
10 15 (4.03%) Degree
11 12 (3.23%) DV Cleared
12 9 (2.42%) JNCIS
13 8 (2.15%) CCDP
14 6 (1.61%) CISM
14 6 (1.61%) PMI Certification
15 5 (1.34%) HP ASE
15 5 (1.34%) HP MASE
15 5 (1.34%) PMP
15 5 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (1.34%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 12 (3.23%) SLA
3 8 (2.15%) QA
4 6 (1.61%) GPG13
4 6 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 94 (25.27%) ProxySG
2 58 (15.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.30%) Snort
4 15 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (3.76%) Active Directory
6 10 (2.69%) XenServer
7 9 (2.42%) Sendmail
8 6 (1.61%) Squid
9 4 (1.08%) UAG
10 3 (0.81%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.54%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.27%) vSphere
12 1 (0.27%) XenApp
12 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (2.69%) CiscoWorks
2 9 (2.42%) MIMEsweeper
2 9 (2.42%) MAILsweeper
3 8 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (1.88%) BladeLogic
4 7 (1.88%) FortiGate
4 7 (1.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (1.88%) Control-M
4 7 (1.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (1.88%) OPNET
5 6 (1.61%) SCCM
6 5 (1.34%) DatAdvantage
7 3 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.81%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.54%) OpenView
8 2 (0.54%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.54%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 318 (85.48%) Cisco
2 271 (72.85%) CheckPoint
3 192 (51.61%) F5
4 170 (45.70%) Juniper
5 84 (22.58%) VMware
6 78 (20.97%) HP
7 55 (14.78%) Citrix
8 51 (13.71%) McAfee
9 47 (12.63%) Infoblox
10 46 (12.37%) Nokia
11 32 (8.60%) Sourcefire
11 32 (8.60%) Websense
12 29 (7.80%) Microsoft
13 27 (7.26%) TippingPoint
13 27 (7.26%) Imperva
14 24 (6.45%) Fortinet
15 22 (5.91%) SolarWinds
16 21 (5.65%) Nortel
17 15 (4.03%) BMC
17 15 (4.03%) Symantec
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