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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 457 465 483
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +18
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 163 121 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.62% 0.50% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 56 47
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£425 £394 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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
26243 24330 26221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.07% 46.29% 46.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15249 13762 13531
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1235 1152 1348
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 +12 162 £425 +7.93% 29
London +37 79 £438 +16.66% 14
South East -24 37 £375 -9.09% 12
City of London +37 22 £450 +41.95% 5
East Midlands +13 16 £425 -
Berkshire -3 13 £413 +6.45% 4
Nottinghamshire - 12 £440 -
Nottingham - 12 £440 -
South West -27 9 £288 - 1
Surrey +2 8 £406 -2.69% 3
Yorkshire -9 8 £325 -16.12%
Reading +17 7 £450 +125.00% 3
West Yorkshire -6 7 £325 -16.39%
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £325 -24.63% 1
North West -16 7 £420 -23.63%
Milton Keynes -9 6 £318 -29.44%
Manchester -6 5 £363 +20.83%
Wiltshire - 5 £400 - 1
Hampshire - 5 £348 - 2
Leeds -2 4 £325 -13.33%
Camberley - 4 £475 - 3
Swindon - 4 £400 - 1
Kent - 3 £410 - 1
West Midlands -17 2 £321 -20.24%
East of England -25 2 - - 2
Newbury - 2 £300 -
Maidstone - 2 £405 - 1
York +2 1 £401 +3.35%
Cambridgeshire +1 1 - - 2
Staines +1 1 - -

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 269 (84.06%) Cisco
2 264 (82.50%) Firewall
3 201 (62.81%) CheckPoint
4 170 (53.13%) Juniper
5 158 (49.38%) F5
6 144 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
7 122 (38.13%) Network Security
8 118 (36.88%) CCNP
9 108 (33.75%) WAN
10 98 (30.63%) ProxySG
11 93 (29.06%) VPN
12 90 (28.13%) Cisco ASA
13 88 (27.50%) LAN
13 88 (27.50%) BGP
14 79 (24.69%) Finance
15 77 (24.06%) OSPF
16 72 (22.50%) Cisco Nexus
17 62 (19.38%) Security Cleared
17 62 (19.38%) TCP/IP
18 59 (18.44%) Load Balancing
19 56 (17.50%) HP
20 54 (16.88%) VMware
20 54 (16.88%) McAfee
21 53 (16.56%) Linux
22 52 (16.25%) CCSE
23 51 (15.94%) SSL
24 49 (15.31%) DNS
24 49 (15.31%) SC Cleared
25 47 (14.69%) Cisco IOS
25 47 (14.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 11 (3.44%) Apache
2 9 (2.81%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.25%) LiveLink
3 4 (1.25%) IIS
3 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.63%) GlassFish
4 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.31%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.38%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.50%) MS Office
4 2 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 264 (82.50%) Firewall
2 122 (38.13%) Network Security
3 108 (33.75%) WAN
4 93 (29.06%) VPN
5 90 (28.13%) Cisco ASA
6 88 (27.50%) LAN
6 88 (27.50%) BGP
7 77 (24.06%) OSPF
8 72 (22.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 62 (19.38%) TCP/IP
10 51 (15.94%) SSL
11 49 (15.31%) DNS
12 47 (14.69%) Cisco IOS
12 47 (14.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 45 (14.06%) Wireless
14 43 (13.44%) VLAN
15 40 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 38 (11.88%) SAN
17 36 (11.25%) HSRP
18 35 (10.94%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.88%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.31%) Metasploit
General
1 79 (24.69%) Finance
2 33 (10.31%) Banking
3 26 (8.13%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.38%) Retail
5 13 (4.06%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.50%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.19%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.25%) German Language
9 3 (0.94%) Billing
9 3 (0.94%) Back Office
9 3 (0.94%) Legal
10 2 (0.63%) Local Government
10 2 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 113 (35.31%) Network Engineer
2 83 (25.94%) Security Engineer
3 56 (17.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 40 (12.50%) Consultant
5 27 (8.44%) Senior Security Engineer
6 26 (8.13%) Network Consultant
7 24 (7.50%) Security Consultant
8 22 (6.88%) Architect
9 21 (6.56%) Analyst
9 21 (6.56%) Senior Network Engineer
10 19 (5.94%) Network Specialist
11 18 (5.63%) Network Security Consultant
11 18 (5.63%) Designer
12 16 (5.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 15 (4.69%) Network Support
14 13 (4.06%) Security Specialist
14 13 (4.06%) Network Analyst
14 13 (4.06%) Firewall Engineer
15 12 (3.75%) Network Security Specialist
16 11 (3.44%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.19%) Middleware
2 4 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (1.25%) CSS
3 2 (0.63%) Web Services
3 2 (0.63%) WAP
3 2 (0.63%) SAML
4 1 (0.31%) JSP
4 1 (0.31%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (8.13%) PKI
3 14 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.44%) Fat Client
4 11 (3.44%) Thin Client
5 9 (2.81%) Clustering
6 6 (1.88%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.56%) Open Source
8 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.25%) SecurID
9 2 (0.63%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.31%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.31%) Wiki
10 1 (0.31%) PMI
10 1 (0.31%) NHS
10 1 (0.31%) iPhone
10 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.31%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 53 (16.56%) Linux
2 36 (11.25%) Windows
3 24 (7.50%) UNIX
4 22 (6.88%) Solaris
5 7 (2.19%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.94%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.63%) MVS
9 2 (0.63%) AIX
9 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.31%) Android
10 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.31%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (18.44%) Load Balancing
2 45 (14.06%) ITIL
3 34 (10.63%) Mentoring
4 27 (8.44%) Change Control
5 26 (8.13%) Change Management
6 20 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
7 18 (5.63%) Network Design
7 18 (5.63%) Information Assurance
8 17 (5.31%) WAN Optimisation
8 17 (5.31%) Migration
8 17 (5.31%) E-Commerce
9 16 (5.00%) Information Security
9 16 (5.00%) Problem Management
10 15 (4.69%) Network Management
10 15 (4.69%) Project Management
10 15 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
11 12 (3.75%) Service Delivery
12 11 (3.44%) High Availability
12 11 (3.44%) Network Load Balancing
12 11 (3.44%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.56%) Perl
2 10 (3.13%) C
3 9 (2.81%) Lisp
4 8 (2.50%) Tcl
5 7 (2.19%) C++
5 7 (2.19%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.88%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.56%) PHP
7 5 (1.56%) SQL
8 4 (1.25%) Python
8 4 (1.25%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.94%) Java
9 3 (0.94%) VBScript
10 2 (0.63%) Ruby
11 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 144 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 118 (36.88%) CCNP
3 62 (19.38%) Security Cleared
4 52 (16.25%) CCSE
5 49 (15.31%) SC Cleared
6 41 (12.81%) CCNA
7 27 (8.44%) CCIE
8 21 (6.56%) CCSA
9 19 (5.94%) CISSP
10 15 (4.69%) DV Cleared
11 14 (4.38%) Check Point Certification
12 13 (4.06%) JNCIS
13 11 (3.44%) Degree
14 9 (2.81%) CCDP
15 8 (2.50%) CCSP
16 4 (1.25%) HP ASE
16 4 (1.25%) HP MASE
17 3 (0.94%) JNCIA
18 2 (0.63%) CISA
18 2 (0.63%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 11 (3.44%) SLA
3 7 (2.19%) QA
4 5 (1.56%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.25%) GPG13
6 2 (0.63%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 98 (30.63%) ProxySG
2 32 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (7.81%) Snort
4 18 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (5.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.25%) ISA Server
6 4 (1.25%) Squid
6 4 (1.25%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.63%) XenApp
7 2 (0.63%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.31%) UAG
8 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.75%) FortiGate
2 10 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (2.81%) OPNET
4 8 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (2.50%) BladeLogic
4 8 (2.50%) Control-M
4 8 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.56%) SCCM
6 4 (1.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (1.25%) MIMEsweeper
6 4 (1.25%) MAILsweeper
6 4 (1.25%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.94%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.94%) SCOM
8 2 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.63%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.63%) OpenView
9 1 (0.31%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 269 (84.06%) Cisco
2 201 (62.81%) CheckPoint
3 170 (53.13%) Juniper
4 158 (49.38%) F5
5 56 (17.50%) HP
6 54 (16.88%) McAfee
6 54 (16.88%) VMware
7 43 (13.44%) Nokia
8 42 (13.13%) Sourcefire
9 39 (12.19%) Citrix
10 30 (9.38%) Websense
11 29 (9.06%) Microsoft
12 25 (7.81%) Nortel
13 21 (6.56%) Symantec
14 17 (5.31%) Oracle
15 16 (5.00%) Avaya
16 15 (4.69%) TippingPoint
17 14 (4.38%) IronPort
18 13 (4.06%) Infoblox
18 13 (4.06%) Fortinet
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