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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
UK
Rank 428 494 418
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -76
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 167 118 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.24% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 0.54% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 57 142
Median daily rate £450 £413 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +2.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £22.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.81% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year
+161.90% -

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
20304 21658 22770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.26% 43.32% 45.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12487 12740 13329
Median daily rate £420 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 863 997
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.20 £23.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +33.33%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Blue Coat
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +62 142 £450 +5.88% 12
London +21 48 £495 +16.47% 8
South East +41 45 £400 -5.88%
East of England +2 15 £456 -6.41%
Hertfordshire -4 15 £456 -6.41%
Buckinghamshire +12 12 £400 -27.27%
West Midlands - 11 £450 - 1
Scotland +30 10 £420 - 2
Edinburgh +26 10 £420 - 2
Surrey +22 10 £525 +23.52%
Milton Keynes +14 10 £400 -27.27%
City of London +9 10 £476 +12.05% 2
North West +30 9 £300 -40.00% 2
Berkshire +17 8 £315 -16.00%
Manchester +17 8 £300 -40.00% 2
Oxfordshire +10 8 £313 -26.47%
South Wales +8 8 £388 +19.23% 1
Wales +3 8 £388 +19.23% 1
Welwyn Garden City -5 7 £475 -4.04%
Telford - 7 £463 -
Shropshire - 7 £463 -
Yorkshire -3 6 £450 +13.92%
Reading +12 4 £425 +13.33%
South West +5 4 £510 +20.00%
Stevenage -5 4 £300 -
Belfast - 4 £450 -
Bridgend - 4 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £450 -
County Antrim - 4 £450 -
North Yorkshire +10 3 £450 +12.35%

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 204 (77.57%) Cisco
2 199 (75.67%) Firewall
3 152 (57.79%) CheckPoint
4 136 (51.71%) F5
5 113 (42.97%) Juniper
6 109 (41.44%) Cisco ASA
7 72 (27.38%) Network Security
7 72 (27.38%) Cisco Certification
7 72 (27.38%) Finance
8 71 (27.00%) WAN
9 67 (25.48%) Wireless
10 64 (24.33%) VPN
11 61 (23.19%) LAN
12 57 (21.67%) ProxySG
13 55 (20.91%) Data Centre
14 54 (20.53%) DNS
15 52 (19.77%) Security Cleared
16 51 (19.39%) Fortinet
17 50 (19.01%) SC Cleared
17 50 (19.01%) Palo Alto
18 49 (18.63%) Intel Security
19 47 (17.87%) CCNP
20 45 (17.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 43 (16.35%) Windows
22 38 (14.45%) TCP/IP
22 38 (14.45%) Citrix
23 37 (14.07%) Aruba
24 35 (13.31%) SSL
25 34 (12.93%) MPLS
25 34 (12.93%) BIG-IP

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (1.90%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (1.52%) Confluence
2 4 (1.52%) FileNet
3 2 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.76%) JBoss
3 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (2.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.51%) Amazon AWS
1 25 (9.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (1.52%) GitHub
3 3 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 199 (75.67%) Firewall
2 109 (41.44%) Cisco ASA
3 72 (27.38%) Network Security
4 71 (27.00%) WAN
5 67 (25.48%) Wireless
6 64 (24.33%) VPN
7 61 (23.19%) LAN
8 54 (20.53%) DNS
9 45 (17.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 38 (14.45%) TCP/IP
11 35 (13.31%) SSL
12 34 (12.93%) BIG-IP
12 34 (12.93%) MPLS
13 33 (12.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 30 (11.41%) Cisco Nexus
15 26 (9.89%) Internet
16 20 (7.60%) BGP
16 20 (7.60%) DHCP
17 19 (7.22%) NetScaler
18 16 (6.08%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.52%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.14%) MySQL
2 3 (1.14%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.52%) JMeter
2 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.38%) JIRA
2 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 72 (27.38%) Finance
2 28 (10.65%) Telecoms
3 19 (7.22%) Banking
4 4 (1.52%) Retail
5 3 (1.14%) Law
6 2 (0.76%) Dutch Language
6 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) French Language
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Military
7 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (47.15%) Network Engineer
2 46 (17.49%) Security Engineer
3 32 (12.17%) Network Security Engineer
4 24 (9.13%) Cisco Engineer
5 21 (7.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 20 (7.60%) Architect
6 20 (7.60%) Consultant
7 19 (7.22%) Security Specialist
7 19 (7.22%) Senior Network Engineer
8 17 (6.46%) Network Specialist
8 17 (6.46%) Security Consultant
9 16 (6.08%) Blue Coat Engineer
10 15 (5.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 14 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (5.32%) Network Consultant
12 12 (4.56%) Analyst
12 12 (4.56%) Information Security Specialist
12 12 (4.56%) Information Specialist
13 11 (4.18%) Network Security Consultant
13 11 (4.18%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.32%) 802.1X
1 14 (5.32%) Web Services
2 4 (1.52%) JSON
2 4 (1.52%) Middleware
2 4 (1.52%) Spring
3 3 (1.14%) J2EE
3 3 (1.14%) REST
3 3 (1.14%) RESTful
3 3 (1.14%) Velocity
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.38%) .NET
5 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.38%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (0.38%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.38%) WAP
5 1 (0.38%) XML
5 1 (0.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 55 (20.91%) Data Centre
2 23 (8.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.04%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.66%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.66%) RSA SecurID
6 6 (2.28%) CMDB
6 6 (2.28%) Wiki
7 3 (1.14%) PKI
7 3 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.76%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.76%) CESG
8 2 (0.76%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.76%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.38%) DataPower
9 1 (0.38%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.38%) Replication
9 1 (0.38%) Streaming Media
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (16.35%) Windows
2 22 (8.37%) Unix
3 16 (6.08%) Windows Server
4 13 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.28%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.90%) Linux
7 5 (1.90%) Solaris
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (12.17%) Change Management
1 32 (12.17%) Load Balancing
2 29 (11.03%) ITIL
3 26 (9.89%) Project Management
4 23 (8.75%) Information Security
5 20 (7.60%) Kalman Filter
6 18 (6.84%) Network Architecture
7 17 (6.46%) Migration
7 17 (6.46%) Service Management
8 16 (6.08%) Network Management
9 13 (4.94%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 13 (4.94%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 13 (4.94%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 13 (4.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 13 (4.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 12 (4.56%) Network Design
11 11 (4.18%) Mentoring
11 11 (4.18%) Problem Management
11 11 (4.18%) Web Filtering
12 10 (3.80%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.18%) Python
2 6 (2.28%) C
2 6 (2.28%) Java
2 6 (2.28%) Perl
3 5 (1.90%) PHP
4 3 (1.14%) SQL
5 2 (0.76%) C++
5 2 (0.76%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 72 (27.38%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (19.77%) Security Cleared
3 50 (19.01%) SC Cleared
4 47 (17.87%) CCNP
5 30 (11.41%) CCIE
6 26 (9.89%) JNCIP
7 22 (8.37%) JNCIS
8 20 (7.60%) CCNA
9 11 (4.18%) CCSA
9 11 (4.18%) CCSE
10 10 (3.80%) CISSP
11 8 (3.04%) JNCIE
12 7 (2.66%) CCSP
12 7 (2.66%) JNCIA
13 6 (2.28%) Degree
14 3 (1.14%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.76%) HNC
15 2 (0.76%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.76%) PMP
15 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (4.94%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.04%) HIPAA
2 8 (3.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.76%) QA
3 2 (0.76%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) GPG13
4 1 (0.38%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 57 (21.67%) ProxySG
2 24 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.94%) Active Directory
4 10 (3.80%) XenApp
5 8 (3.04%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.90%) BitLocker
6 5 (1.90%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.14%) BIND 9
7 3 (1.14%) Firmware
7 3 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.14%) XenServer
8 2 (0.76%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.38%) vCloud
9 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (7.60%) FortiGate
2 13 (4.94%) Nexpose
3 8 (3.04%) OPNET
4 7 (2.66%) Nagios
5 6 (2.28%) SCCM
6 5 (1.90%) MIMEsweeper
6 5 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.14%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.14%) BladeLogic
7 3 (1.14%) Cacti
7 3 (1.14%) Control-M
7 3 (1.14%) OpenView
7 3 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.14%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.76%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.76%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 204 (77.57%) Cisco
2 152 (57.79%) CheckPoint
3 136 (51.71%) F5
4 113 (42.97%) Juniper
5 51 (19.39%) Fortinet
6 50 (19.01%) Palo Alto
7 49 (18.63%) Intel Security
8 38 (14.45%) Citrix
9 37 (14.07%) Aruba
10 33 (12.55%) FireEye
11 32 (12.17%) TippingPoint
12 26 (9.89%) Microsoft
12 26 (9.89%) VMware
13 22 (8.37%) Riverbed
14 21 (7.98%) SolarWinds
14 21 (7.98%) Sourcefire
15 20 (7.60%) Symantec
16 19 (7.22%) Brocade
17 17 (6.46%) HP
18 14 (5.32%) ArcSight
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