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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 446 416 477
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +61
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 163 170 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.67% 0.72% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 107 39
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £504 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £345
% change year-on-year
- +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 - -

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
24357 23653 22103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.97% 44.93% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14074 13450 11763
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £222 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1123 1058 1214
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £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 22 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
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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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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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 -37 150 £416 +4.06% 27
London -9 65 £425 -2.85% 16
South East -20 38 £438 +21.52% 6
Surrey +26 25 £425 -17.27% 1
West Midlands +3 22 £323 -23.21% 1
City of London -8 12 £525 +31.25% 6
Birmingham 0 9 £305 -32.22%
Shropshire -1 8 £400 -4.76%
North West -18 7 £500 +50.37% 1
Yorkshire -26 7 £350 -12.60% 1
East of England +8 6 £375 -6.25%
Milton Keynes -3 6 £450 -
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £450 -5.26% 1
West Yorkshire -6 6 £350 -
Camberley - 6 £416 - 1
Hertfordshire +4 5 £375 -
Telford -3 5 - -
Manchester -7 5 £431 -
East Midlands -11 5 £425 +6.25% 1
Berkshire -15 5 - - 3
Leeds -11 4 £350 -
Epsom - 4 - -
South West +8 2 £360 +9.92%
Wales +6 2 £400 +6.66%
South Wales +3 2 £400 +6.66%
Bristol +1 2 £360 +9.09%
Cheshire -13 2 £500 +50.37% 1
Hampshire -13 2 - - 1
Leicestershire - 2 £400 -
Warrington - 2 £500 -

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 366 (91.73%) Cisco
2 329 (82.46%) Firewall
3 314 (78.70%) CheckPoint
4 211 (52.88%) F5
5 208 (52.13%) Juniper
6 202 (50.63%) Cisco Certification
7 186 (46.62%) Cisco ASA
8 161 (40.35%) CCNP
9 147 (36.84%) Network Security
10 127 (31.83%) DNS
10 127 (31.83%) OSPF
11 119 (29.82%) WAN
11 119 (29.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 116 (29.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 116 (29.07%) BGP
13 109 (27.32%) LAN
14 108 (27.07%) Cisco Nexus
15 99 (24.81%) Finance
16 96 (24.06%) VPN
17 94 (23.56%) DHCP
18 88 (22.06%) CCSE
18 88 (22.06%) Load Balancing
19 83 (20.80%) BIG-IP
20 81 (20.30%) HP
21 78 (19.55%) VMware
22 74 (18.55%) SSL
23 73 (18.30%) Citrix
24 72 (18.05%) Cisco IOS
25 69 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
26 67 (16.79%) Infoblox

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.50%) Lync
3 2 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (2.01%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.00%) MS Office
3 2 (0.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (5.76%) RMDS
2 3 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.25%) Office 365
2 4 (1.00%) IaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 329 (82.46%) Firewall
2 186 (46.62%) Cisco ASA
3 147 (36.84%) Network Security
4 127 (31.83%) DNS
4 127 (31.83%) OSPF
5 119 (29.82%) WAN
5 119 (29.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 116 (29.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 116 (29.07%) BGP
7 109 (27.32%) LAN
8 108 (27.07%) Cisco Nexus
9 96 (24.06%) VPN
10 94 (23.56%) DHCP
11 83 (20.80%) BIG-IP
12 74 (18.55%) SSL
13 72 (18.05%) Cisco IOS
14 65 (16.29%) TCP/IP
15 59 (14.79%) Wireless
16 49 (12.28%) NetScreen
17 47 (11.78%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (1.00%) EDRMS
2 3 (0.75%) EDMS
2 3 (0.75%) MySQL
3 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
General
1 99 (24.81%) Finance
2 35 (8.77%) Telecoms
3 28 (7.02%) Banking
4 11 (2.76%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.51%) Retail
6 5 (1.25%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.75%) Publishing
7 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.50%) Law
8 2 (0.50%) Legal
8 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.50%) Electronics
8 2 (0.50%) Billing
8 2 (0.50%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) German Language
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 154 (38.60%) Network Engineer
2 59 (14.79%) Analyst
3 58 (14.54%) Security Engineer
4 52 (13.03%) Consultant
5 42 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
6 35 (8.77%) Network Consultant
7 34 (8.52%) Network Specialist
7 34 (8.52%) Security Specialist
7 34 (8.52%) Network Security Specialist
8 30 (7.52%) Network Analyst
9 29 (7.27%) Senior Network Engineer
10 28 (7.02%) Security Analyst
11 21 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
12 20 (5.01%) Support Engineer
12 20 (5.01%) Security Consultant
13 19 (4.76%) Firewall Consultant
14 18 (4.51%) Network Support
15 17 (4.26%) Architect
15 17 (4.26%) Design Engineer
15 17 (4.26%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.76%) Rendezvous
2 11 (2.76%) CSS
3 6 (1.50%) WAP
4 5 (1.25%) Middleware
5 3 (0.75%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (8.27%) Fat Client
2 33 (8.27%) Thin Client
3 27 (6.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 25 (6.27%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.01%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.26%) Clustering
7 6 (1.50%) SecurID
8 5 (1.25%) PKI
9 3 (0.75%) Open Source
9 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.75%) CESG
10 2 (0.50%) IVR
10 2 (0.50%) e-Health
10 2 (0.50%) DTV
10 2 (0.50%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.50%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.50%) Statistics
11 1 (0.25%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.25%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.54%) Linux
2 38 (9.52%) Windows
3 31 (7.77%) UNIX
4 25 (6.27%) Solaris
5 7 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
5 7 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (22.06%) Load Balancing
2 50 (12.53%) E-Commerce
3 47 (11.78%) ITIL
4 37 (9.27%) Network Architecture
5 34 (8.52%) Change Management
6 33 (8.27%) Network Management
7 32 (8.02%) Service Management
8 29 (7.27%) Kalman Filter
9 27 (6.77%) Network Design
9 27 (6.77%) Mentoring
10 23 (5.76%) Time Management
11 19 (4.76%) Information Security
12 18 (4.51%) Migration
13 17 (4.26%) Project Management
14 16 (4.01%) Low Latency
15 14 (3.51%) Line Management
16 13 (3.26%) WAN Optimisation
17 12 (3.01%) Incident Management
18 11 (2.76%) Performance Management
18 11 (2.76%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.52%) C
2 18 (4.51%) Python
3 16 (4.01%) Perl
4 11 (2.76%) C++
4 11 (2.76%) Lisp
4 11 (2.76%) Shell Script
5 6 (1.50%) PHP
6 4 (1.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.75%) Tcl
7 3 (0.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 202 (50.63%) Cisco Certification
2 161 (40.35%) CCNP
3 88 (22.06%) CCSE
4 42 (10.53%) CCNA
5 35 (8.77%) Security Cleared
6 34 (8.52%) CCIE
7 32 (8.02%) CISSP
8 28 (7.02%) SC Cleared
9 23 (5.76%) CCSA
10 14 (3.51%) Degree
11 12 (3.01%) CCDP
12 7 (1.75%) PMP
12 7 (1.75%) PMI Certification
12 7 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (1.50%) CCSP
13 6 (1.50%) Check Point Certification
13 6 (1.50%) DV Cleared
14 5 (1.25%) CISM
15 4 (1.00%) JNCIS
15 4 (1.00%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 10 (2.51%) SLA
2 6 (1.50%) GPG13
2 6 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 69 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (13.53%) ProxySG
3 20 (5.01%) XenServer
4 17 (4.26%) Active Directory
5 13 (3.26%) Snort
6 11 (2.76%) Sendmail
7 6 (1.50%) Squid
8 5 (1.25%) UAG
9 4 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.75%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.75%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.50%) XenApp
11 2 (0.50%) Xen
11 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (5.01%) CiscoWorks
2 13 (3.26%) FortiGate
2 13 (3.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (2.76%) MIMEsweeper
3 11 (2.76%) MAILsweeper
3 11 (2.76%) OPNET
4 7 (1.75%) BladeLogic
4 7 (1.75%) Control-M
4 7 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (1.25%) SCCM
5 5 (1.25%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (1.25%) DatAdvantage
5 5 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.00%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.75%) Cacti
7 3 (0.75%) Nagios
8 2 (0.50%) NetCrunch
8 2 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 366 (91.73%) Cisco
2 314 (78.70%) CheckPoint
3 211 (52.88%) F5
4 208 (52.13%) Juniper
5 81 (20.30%) HP
6 78 (19.55%) VMware
7 73 (18.30%) Citrix
8 67 (16.79%) Infoblox
9 61 (15.29%) SolarWinds
10 57 (14.29%) McAfee
11 53 (13.28%) Nokia
12 51 (12.78%) TippingPoint
13 34 (8.52%) Fortinet
13 34 (8.52%) Tufin
13 34 (8.52%) Imperva
14 30 (7.52%) Websense
15 27 (6.77%) Lancope
16 25 (6.27%) LogLogic
17 24 (6.02%) Sourcefire
17 24 (6.02%) NetScout
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