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 May 2016 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 552 459 442
Rank change year-on-year
-93 -17
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 99 166 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.68% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 92 107
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -

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
23882 24271 23846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.60% 44.83% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14714 13999 13524
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 1112 1055
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.14 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% +0.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.97 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.15 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -70 91 £433 +7.05% 19
South East -2 43 £400 -5.88% 5
London -58 18 £493 +15.88% 8
Buckinghamshire +18 14 £403 -10.55%
Berkshire +2 13 £450 - 2
East of England +13 12 £495 +31.86% 3
Milton Keynes +10 12 £400 -11.11%
Hertfordshire +10 11 £494 +31.73%
Surrey -26 9 £263 -38.23% 2
Hampshire +9 7 £433 -
West Midlands -19 7 £387 +20.07%
City of London +28 6 £500 -4.76% 5
Yorkshire +6 6 £375 +7.14% 1
Reading 0 6 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £375 -
Welwyn Garden City +9 4 £516 -
Wales +9 3 £425 +6.25%
South Wales +2 3 £425 +6.25%
South West +1 3 £330 -8.33% 1
Epsom +1 3 £318 -
Warwickshire -3 3 £425 -5.55%
Telford -31 3 £350 -
Shropshire -40 3 £350 -12.62%
Gloucestershire - 3 £330 -
Sheffield - 3 £475 -
Warwick - 3 £425 -
Belfast - 3 £575 -
Cheltenham - 3 £330 -
Bracknell - 3 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £575 -

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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.

1 208 (86.31%) Cisco
2 167 (69.29%) CheckPoint
3 135 (56.02%) Firewall
4 120 (49.79%) F5
5 80 (33.20%) Cisco ASA
6 77 (31.95%) Juniper
7 73 (30.29%) Network Security
8 69 (28.63%) WAN
9 58 (24.07%) LAN
9 58 (24.07%) Finance
10 52 (21.58%) Cisco Certification
11 48 (19.92%) DNS
12 45 (18.67%) VPN
12 45 (18.67%) ProxySG
13 42 (17.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 42 (17.43%) Data Centre
14 40 (16.60%) CCNP
15 37 (15.35%) Windows
16 36 (14.94%) Palo Alto
16 36 (14.94%) Security Cleared
17 34 (14.11%) SC Cleared
18 33 (13.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 33 (13.69%) Microsoft
18 33 (13.69%) TCP/IP
19 32 (13.28%) Wireless
20 31 (12.86%) BIG-IP
20 31 (12.86%) Cisco Nexus
21 28 (11.62%) SSL
22 27 (11.20%) CCSE
23 25 (10.37%) BGP

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 13 (5.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (3.73%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.90%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.07%) JBoss
4 5 (2.07%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.07%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.83%) IIS
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.73%) ProjectWise
3 2 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 135 (56.02%) Firewall
2 80 (33.20%) Cisco ASA
3 73 (30.29%) Network Security
4 69 (28.63%) WAN
5 58 (24.07%) LAN
6 48 (19.92%) DNS
7 45 (18.67%) VPN
8 42 (17.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 33 (13.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 33 (13.69%) TCP/IP
10 32 (13.28%) Wireless
11 31 (12.86%) BIG-IP
11 31 (12.86%) Cisco Nexus
12 28 (11.62%) SSL
13 25 (10.37%) BGP
13 25 (10.37%) Internet
14 23 (9.54%) OSPF
15 20 (8.30%) DHCP
16 19 (7.88%) MPLS
17 17 (7.05%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.07%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.07%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 58 (24.07%) Finance
2 22 (9.13%) Banking
3 12 (4.98%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.32%) Retail
5 5 (2.07%) Billing
5 5 (2.07%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.07%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.24%) Law
7 2 (0.83%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) French Language
8 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (32.78%) Network Engineer
2 44 (18.26%) Security Engineer
3 39 (16.18%) Architect
4 33 (13.69%) Analyst
5 27 (11.20%) Network Security Engineer
6 25 (10.37%) Network Analyst
7 23 (9.54%) Security Analyst
8 18 (7.47%) Network Security Analyst
9 17 (7.05%) Consultant
9 17 (7.05%) Network Specialist
10 16 (6.64%) Security Architect
11 15 (6.22%) Cisco Engineer
12 14 (5.81%) Infrastructure Architect
13 13 (5.39%) Senior Network Engineer
14 12 (4.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 12 (4.98%) Project Manager
15 9 (3.73%) Blue Coat Specialist
15 9 (3.73%) Designer
15 9 (3.73%) Security Consultant
16 8 (3.32%) IP Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.56%) Middleware
2 5 (2.07%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (1.24%) CSS
4 1 (0.41%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.43%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.98%) RSA SecurID
3 11 (4.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.07%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.24%) Replication
7 2 (0.83%) BBC
7 2 (0.83%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.41%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.41%) Clustering
8 1 (0.41%) DataPower
8 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.41%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (15.35%) Windows
2 19 (7.88%) Linux
3 13 (5.39%) Unix
3 13 (5.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (4.15%) Solaris
5 8 (3.32%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.07%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.41%) AIX
7 1 (0.41%) VMS
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (10.37%) ITIL
2 20 (8.30%) Change Management
3 18 (7.47%) Network Design
3 18 (7.47%) Project Management
3 18 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (6.64%) Load Balancing
4 16 (6.64%) SIEM
5 14 (5.81%) Network Architecture
5 14 (5.81%) Network Management
5 14 (5.81%) Service Management
6 13 (5.39%) Kalman Filter
6 13 (5.39%) Migration
7 11 (4.56%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (4.56%) DDoS Mitigation
7 11 (4.56%) Risk Management
8 10 (4.15%) Configuration Management
8 10 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (4.15%) Information Security
9 9 (3.73%) B2B
10 8 (3.32%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.32%) PowerShell
2 7 (2.90%) Perl
3 6 (2.49%) Tcl
3 6 (2.49%) VB
4 5 (2.07%) C
5 3 (1.24%) SQL
6 2 (0.83%) Python
7 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (21.58%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (16.60%) CCNP
3 36 (14.94%) Security Cleared
4 34 (14.11%) SC Cleared
5 27 (11.20%) CCSE
6 21 (8.71%) CCSA
7 14 (5.81%) CISSP
8 13 (5.39%) CCNA
9 7 (2.90%) CCIE
10 5 (2.07%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (2.07%) JNCIP
10 5 (2.07%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.66%) CCDP
11 4 (1.66%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.24%) CCDA
12 3 (1.24%) CCSP
12 3 (1.24%) Degree
13 2 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.83%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (18.67%) ProxySG
2 24 (9.96%) Active Directory
3 13 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.56%) VMware ESX
5 7 (2.90%) Snort
6 2 (0.83%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.41%) vCloud
7 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (6.22%) MIMEsweeper
2 14 (5.81%) FortiGate
3 12 (4.98%) QRadar
4 7 (2.90%) OPNET
4 7 (2.90%) Proventia
5 6 (2.49%) Netcool
5 6 (2.49%) SCCM
5 6 (2.49%) Tivoli
6 5 (2.07%) Control-M
6 5 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (2.07%) Oracle Identity Management
7 4 (1.66%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.83%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.41%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 208 (86.31%) Cisco
2 167 (69.29%) CheckPoint
3 120 (49.79%) F5
4 77 (31.95%) Juniper
5 36 (14.94%) Palo Alto
6 33 (13.69%) Microsoft
7 23 (9.54%) Oracle
8 21 (8.71%) Forcepoint
8 21 (8.71%) SolarWinds
9 19 (7.88%) Riverbed
9 19 (7.88%) Symantec
10 17 (7.05%) Citrix
10 17 (7.05%) Fortinet
11 16 (6.64%) Intel Security
11 16 (6.64%) VMware
12 15 (6.22%) HP
12 15 (6.22%) IBM
12 15 (6.22%) IronPort
13 13 (5.39%) Splunk
14 12 (4.98%) Aruba
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