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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 425 448 491
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +43
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 182 147 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.27% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 0.60% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 85 34
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£400 £400 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £514 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £340
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
25335 24686 22668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 45.32% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14466 13932 12019
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 1097 1061 1208
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.81 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 1 May 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 1 May 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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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 +20 169 £401 - 31
London -4 58 £425 - 19
South East +9 52 £408 +12.41% 6
Surrey +33 38 £400 -18.98%
Yorkshire -3 20 £401 - 1
West Midlands -7 18 £343 -18.45% 1
City of London -12 13 £450 +5.88% 3
York -3 11 £401 -
North Yorkshire -4 11 £401 -
East of England +11 10 £500 +25.00% 2
Epsom - 10 - -
Birmingham +3 9 £305 -32.22% 1
Camberley +2 9 £416 -12.36%
West Yorkshire -4 9 £350 -
Milton Keynes -4 7 £450 -14.28% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 7 £450 -14.28% 2
Leeds -11 7 £350 -
East Midlands -3 6 £400 -
Hertfordshire +7 5 £375 - 1
Berkshire -11 5 - - 3
Shropshire -12 5 £400 -3.61%
North West -22 4 £500 +50.37% 1
Norfolk - 4 £638 -
Norwich - 4 £638 -
Telford -12 3 - -
Bristol +6 2 £360 +9.09%
South West +3 2 £360 -0.68%
South Wales +1 2 £410 +9.33%
Wales -3 2 £410 +9.33%
Cheshire -7 2 £500 +50.37%

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 363 (92.13%) Cisco
2 328 (83.25%) Firewall
3 310 (78.68%) CheckPoint
4 210 (53.30%) F5
5 200 (50.76%) Juniper
6 199 (50.51%) Cisco Certification
7 190 (48.22%) Cisco ASA
8 164 (41.62%) CCNP
9 143 (36.29%) Network Security
10 128 (32.49%) DNS
10 128 (32.49%) OSPF
11 118 (29.95%) BGP
12 116 (29.44%) WAN
13 113 (28.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 112 (28.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 109 (27.66%) LAN
16 104 (26.40%) Cisco Nexus
17 97 (24.62%) DHCP
18 96 (24.37%) VPN
19 94 (23.86%) Finance
20 92 (23.35%) CCSE
21 86 (21.83%) Load Balancing
22 84 (21.32%) VMware
22 84 (21.32%) HP
23 74 (18.78%) Cisco IOS
24 73 (18.53%) BIG-IP
25 72 (18.27%) SSL
26 71 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
27 70 (17.77%) Citrix
28 69 (17.51%) Infoblox

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 10 (2.54%) SharePoint
1 10 (2.54%) Lync
2 3 (0.76%) IIS
3 2 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (1.78%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.27%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 23 (5.84%) RMDS
2 5 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.27%) Office 365
2 4 (1.02%) IaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 328 (83.25%) Firewall
2 190 (48.22%) Cisco ASA
3 143 (36.29%) Network Security
4 128 (32.49%) DNS
4 128 (32.49%) OSPF
5 118 (29.95%) BGP
6 116 (29.44%) WAN
7 113 (28.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 112 (28.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 109 (27.66%) LAN
10 104 (26.40%) Cisco Nexus
11 97 (24.62%) DHCP
12 96 (24.37%) VPN
13 74 (18.78%) Cisco IOS
14 73 (18.53%) BIG-IP
15 72 (18.27%) SSL
16 64 (16.24%) TCP/IP
17 59 (14.97%) Wireless
18 51 (12.94%) NetScreen
19 44 (11.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.02%) EDRMS
1 4 (1.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.76%) EDMS
3 2 (0.51%) MySQL
4 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.25%) Fiddler
General
1 94 (23.86%) Finance
2 46 (11.68%) Telecoms
3 28 (7.11%) Banking
4 11 (2.79%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.28%) Retail
6 5 (1.27%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.02%) Law
8 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.51%) Billing
9 2 (0.51%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 148 (37.56%) Network Engineer
2 61 (15.48%) Analyst
3 58 (14.72%) Security Engineer
4 53 (13.45%) Consultant
5 40 (10.15%) Network Security Engineer
6 36 (9.14%) Network Consultant
7 35 (8.88%) Security Specialist
7 35 (8.88%) Network Security Specialist
7 35 (8.88%) Network Specialist
8 32 (8.12%) Network Analyst
8 32 (8.12%) Security Analyst
9 29 (7.36%) Senior Network Engineer
10 22 (5.58%) Security Consultant
11 19 (4.82%) Firewall Consultant
11 19 (4.82%) Support Engineer
12 18 (4.57%) Network Security Analyst
12 18 (4.57%) Senior Analyst
12 18 (4.57%) Network Security Consultant
13 17 (4.31%) Network Design Engineer
13 17 (4.31%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.84%) Rendezvous
2 7 (1.78%) CSS
3 5 (1.27%) WAP
4 4 (1.02%) CGI
5 3 (0.76%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.25%) Web Services
6 1 (0.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (8.63%) Fat Client
2 34 (8.63%) Thin Client
3 23 (5.84%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.03%) Clustering
6 6 (1.52%) SecurID
7 5 (1.27%) NHS
7 5 (1.27%) PKI
8 3 (0.76%) CESG
9 2 (0.51%) Statistics
9 2 (0.51%) e-Health
9 2 (0.51%) IVR
9 2 (0.51%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.51%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.51%) Open Source
10 1 (0.25%) CMDB
10 1 (0.25%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.25%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 57 (14.47%) Linux
2 40 (10.15%) Windows
3 29 (7.36%) UNIX
4 24 (6.09%) Solaris
5 10 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.76%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (21.83%) Load Balancing
2 54 (13.71%) ITIL
3 51 (12.94%) E-Commerce
4 34 (8.63%) Kalman Filter
4 34 (8.63%) Change Management
5 33 (8.38%) Network Architecture
6 32 (8.12%) Network Management
7 29 (7.36%) Service Management
8 28 (7.11%) Network Design
9 26 (6.60%) Mentoring
10 22 (5.58%) Time Management
11 20 (5.08%) Information Security
12 18 (4.57%) Migration
12 18 (4.57%) Project Management
13 16 (4.06%) Low Latency
14 14 (3.55%) Line Management
15 12 (3.05%) Incident Management
16 11 (2.79%) Performance Management
16 11 (2.79%) PRINCE2
17 10 (2.54%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (9.90%) C
2 18 (4.57%) Python
3 16 (4.06%) Perl
4 12 (3.05%) Shell Script
4 12 (3.05%) C++
5 11 (2.79%) Lisp
6 5 (1.27%) PHP
7 4 (1.02%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.76%) SQL
8 3 (0.76%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 199 (50.51%) Cisco Certification
2 164 (41.62%) CCNP
3 92 (23.35%) CCSE
4 41 (10.41%) Security Cleared
5 39 (9.90%) CCNA
6 36 (9.14%) CCIE
7 32 (8.12%) SC Cleared
7 32 (8.12%) CISSP
8 24 (6.09%) CCSA
9 16 (4.06%) Degree
10 12 (3.05%) CCDP
11 9 (2.28%) DV Cleared
11 9 (2.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (2.03%) PMP
12 8 (2.03%) PMI Certification
13 6 (1.52%) Check Point Certification
13 6 (1.52%) CCSP
14 5 (1.27%) CISM
15 4 (1.02%) JNCIS
15 4 (1.02%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (2.03%) SLA
3 6 (1.52%) GPG13
3 6 (1.52%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 71 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (13.71%) ProxySG
3 20 (5.08%) Active Directory
4 19 (4.82%) XenServer
5 13 (3.30%) Snort
6 12 (3.05%) Sendmail
7 6 (1.52%) Squid
8 5 (1.27%) UAG
9 4 (1.02%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.76%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.51%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.51%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.51%) Xen
11 2 (0.51%) XenApp
12 1 (0.25%) vSphere
12 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (4.06%) CiscoWorks
2 14 (3.55%) FortiGate
3 13 (3.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 12 (3.05%) MIMEsweeper
4 12 (3.05%) MAILsweeper
5 11 (2.79%) OPNET
6 6 (1.52%) SCCM
7 5 (1.27%) DatAdvantage
8 4 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (1.02%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (1.02%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.51%) Nagios
9 2 (0.51%) Control-M
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.51%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.51%) Cacti
9 2 (0.51%) NetCrunch
10 1 (0.25%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 363 (92.13%) Cisco
2 310 (78.68%) CheckPoint
3 210 (53.30%) F5
4 200 (50.76%) Juniper
5 84 (21.32%) VMware
5 84 (21.32%) HP
6 70 (17.77%) Citrix
7 69 (17.51%) Infoblox
8 65 (16.50%) McAfee
9 54 (13.71%) SolarWinds
10 52 (13.20%) TippingPoint
11 51 (12.94%) Nokia
12 35 (8.88%) Fortinet
12 35 (8.88%) Imperva
13 33 (8.38%) Tufin
14 28 (7.11%) Websense
15 23 (5.84%) TIBCO
15 23 (5.84%) Bloomberg
15 23 (5.84%) Sourcefire
15 23 (5.84%) NetScout
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