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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 457 449 490
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +41
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 157 127 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 0.51% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 58 53
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£418 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £269 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £491 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00

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
25793 24704 26940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.35% 46.90% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14444 13694 13692
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1093 1105 1354
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.48 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 151 £415 +7.09% 27
London +18 60 £420 +12.00% 12
South East -15 26 £450 +12.14% 7
City of London +26 19 £450 +20.00% 3
South West - 18 £458 -
Wiltshire - 14 £497 -
West Midlands - 14 £300 - 2
Birmingham - 13 £301 - 1
Swindon - 11 £497 -
Berkshire 0 10 £450 +16.12% 3
Reading +18 8 £450 +5.88% 3
West Yorkshire +5 7 £325 - 1
Yorkshire +2 7 £325 -16.12% 1
North West -1 7 £420 -16.00%
Surrey -6 7 £469 +4.16% 2
Leeds +2 6 £325 -
Manchester -5 5 £425 +51.78%
Hampshire -6 5 £320 +6.66% 1
Wales - 3 £500 - 1
Cheshire -6 2 £420 -26.95%
South Wales - 2 £500 - 1
Scotland - 2 £519 -
Camberley - 1 £488 - 2
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Chester - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 272 (84.47%) Cisco
2 261 (81.06%) Firewall
3 204 (63.35%) CheckPoint
4 170 (52.80%) F5
5 167 (51.86%) Juniper
6 147 (45.65%) Cisco Certification
7 137 (42.55%) Network Security
8 123 (38.20%) CCNP
9 94 (29.19%) Cisco ASA
10 91 (28.26%) WAN
11 88 (27.33%) BGP
12 83 (25.78%) ProxySG
13 79 (24.53%) VPN
14 77 (23.91%) Finance
15 74 (22.98%) OSPF
16 72 (22.36%) Cisco Nexus
17 67 (20.81%) McAfee
17 67 (20.81%) LAN
18 60 (18.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 60 (18.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 60 (18.63%) Load Balancing
19 59 (18.32%) Linux
20 58 (18.01%) HP
21 57 (17.70%) CCSE
21 57 (17.70%) Security Cleared
22 54 (16.77%) VMware
23 52 (16.15%) Cisco IOS
24 49 (15.22%) SSL
25 46 (14.29%) DNS
25 46 (14.29%) NetScreen

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 12 (3.73%) Apache
2 9 (2.80%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.86%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.24%) IIS
4 4 (1.24%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.24%) LiveLink
4 4 (1.24%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.31%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.48%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.93%) MS Office
4 2 (0.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 261 (81.06%) Firewall
2 137 (42.55%) Network Security
3 94 (29.19%) Cisco ASA
4 91 (28.26%) WAN
5 88 (27.33%) BGP
6 79 (24.53%) VPN
7 74 (22.98%) OSPF
8 72 (22.36%) Cisco Nexus
9 67 (20.81%) LAN
10 60 (18.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 60 (18.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 52 (16.15%) Cisco IOS
12 49 (15.22%) SSL
13 46 (14.29%) DNS
13 46 (14.29%) NetScreen
14 45 (13.98%) TCP/IP
15 43 (13.35%) BIG-IP
16 39 (12.11%) Wireless
17 37 (11.49%) DMVPN
18 33 (10.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.86%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Metasploit
General
1 77 (23.91%) Finance
2 33 (10.25%) Banking
3 21 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 20 (6.21%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.11%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.80%) Retail
7 4 (1.24%) German Language
8 3 (0.93%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.62%) Local Government
9 2 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Billing
10 1 (0.31%) Back Office
10 1 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 115 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 85 (26.40%) Security Engineer
3 63 (19.57%) Network Security Engineer
4 40 (12.42%) Consultant
5 31 (9.63%) Network Specialist
6 26 (8.07%) Security Specialist
7 24 (7.45%) Network Security Specialist
7 24 (7.45%) Network Consultant
8 21 (6.52%) Architect
8 21 (6.52%) Security Consultant
9 20 (6.21%) Senior Network Engineer
9 20 (6.21%) Senior Security Engineer
10 15 (4.66%) Network Support
10 15 (4.66%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 15 (4.66%) Designer
11 14 (4.35%) Network Security Consultant
12 13 (4.04%) Network Manager
13 12 (3.73%) Analyst
13 12 (3.73%) Firewall Engineer
14 10 (3.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.80%) CSS
2 4 (1.24%) SAML
2 4 (1.24%) Middleware
2 4 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.62%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.14%) Thin Client
1 23 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 15 (4.66%) PKI
3 14 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.48%) Clustering
5 7 (2.17%) Open Source
6 6 (1.86%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.24%) SecurID
8 2 (0.62%) Firmware
8 2 (0.62%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.31%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.31%) Wiki
9 1 (0.31%) PMI
9 1 (0.31%) iPhone
9 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.31%) Social Media
9 1 (0.31%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 59 (18.32%) Linux
2 32 (9.94%) Windows
3 18 (5.59%) UNIX
4 12 (3.73%) Solaris
5 8 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.55%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.62%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.62%) MVS
9 2 (0.62%) AIX
10 1 (0.31%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.63%) Load Balancing
2 38 (11.80%) ITIL
3 28 (8.70%) E-Commerce
4 26 (8.07%) Change Control
5 23 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 18 (5.59%) Network Management
6 18 (5.59%) Migration
7 17 (5.28%) Change Management
8 16 (4.97%) Information Security
8 16 (4.97%) Network Design
8 16 (4.97%) WAN Optimisation
8 16 (4.97%) Kalman Filter
9 14 (4.35%) Information Assurance
10 12 (3.73%) Security Architecture
11 11 (3.42%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (3.11%) Service Delivery
12 10 (3.11%) PRINCE2
12 10 (3.11%) Project Management
13 9 (2.80%) Risk Management
13 9 (2.80%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.97%) Perl
2 13 (4.04%) C
3 7 (2.17%) Tcl
4 6 (1.86%) Lisp
4 6 (1.86%) SQL
4 6 (1.86%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.55%) Java
5 5 (1.55%) PHP
6 4 (1.24%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.93%) VBScript
8 2 (0.62%) Ruby
9 1 (0.31%) VB
9 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.31%) C++
Qualifications
1 147 (45.65%) Cisco Certification
2 123 (38.20%) CCNP
3 57 (17.70%) CCSE
3 57 (17.70%) Security Cleared
4 46 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 36 (11.18%) CCNA
6 25 (7.76%) CISSP
7 21 (6.52%) CCIE
8 18 (5.59%) CCSA
9 15 (4.66%) JNCIS
10 12 (3.73%) Check Point Certification
11 11 (3.42%) DV Cleared
12 9 (2.80%) CCSP
13 8 (2.48%) CCDP
13 8 (2.48%) Degree
14 4 (1.24%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.24%) CISA
15 2 (0.62%) CISM
15 2 (0.62%) CCDA
16 1 (0.31%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.42%) SLA
2 9 (2.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.24%) QA
3 4 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.93%) GPG13
4 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.62%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.31%) TickIT
System Software
1 83 (25.78%) ProxySG
2 38 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.21%) Snort
4 19 (5.90%) Active Directory
5 13 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.24%) Shibboleth
6 4 (1.24%) Squid
7 3 (0.93%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.62%) XenApp
9 1 (0.31%) vSphere
9 1 (0.31%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.31%) UAG
9 1 (0.31%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 9 (2.80%) FortiGate
2 8 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (1.86%) OPNET
3 6 (1.86%) SCCM
3 6 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (1.55%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.55%) BladeLogic
5 4 (1.24%) Control-M
5 4 (1.24%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (1.24%) SCOM
5 4 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.62%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (0.62%) OpenView
6 2 (0.62%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.31%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 272 (84.47%) Cisco
2 204 (63.35%) CheckPoint
3 170 (52.80%) F5
4 167 (51.86%) Juniper
5 67 (20.81%) McAfee
6 58 (18.01%) HP
7 54 (16.77%) VMware
8 45 (13.98%) Citrix
9 36 (11.18%) Nokia
10 31 (9.63%) Sourcefire
11 28 (8.70%) Websense
12 27 (8.39%) Microsoft
12 27 (8.39%) Infoblox
13 23 (7.14%) Imperva
14 21 (6.52%) IronPort
14 21 (6.52%) Nortel
15 18 (5.59%) Symantec
16 16 (4.97%) Fortinet
17 15 (4.66%) Oracle
18 14 (4.35%) TippingPoint
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