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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 443 464 492
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +28
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 166 128 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.52% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 57 54
Average daily rate
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£410 £388 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% +16.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £330
% change year-on-year
- +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +16.27%

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
26377 24679 27415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.88% 46.72% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14917 13801 13955
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
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 1170 1104 1359
Average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.18% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +33 160 £400 +3.29% 24
London +33 62 £425 +13.33% 11
South East -18 27 £430 +3.92% 6
City of London +31 20 £450 +20.00% 4
South West - 16 £458 -
West Midlands -7 14 £295 -30.79% 2
Birmingham - 12 £301 - 2
Wiltshire - 12 £497 -
Yorkshire -1 10 £325 -16.12% 1
West Yorkshire +6 9 £325 -5.45% 1
Berkshire -2 9 £450 +18.03% 1
Swindon - 9 £497 -
North West -2 8 £420 -23.63% 1
Surrey 0 7 £469 +4.16% 3
Reading +12 6 £450 - 1
Leeds +6 6 £325 -5.45%
Manchester -6 6 £400 +33.33% 1
Hampshire +2 5 £320 +6.66%
Wales - 3 £500 -
Cheshire +7 2 £420 -26.95%
Kent - 2 £405 - 2
Maidstone - 2 £405 - 1
South Wales - 2 £500 -
Scotland - 2 £519 -
York +2 1 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire -3 1 £401 +3.35%
Hertfordshire -19 1 - - 1
East of England -44 1 - - 1
Staines - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 £488 - 1

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (83.69%) Cisco
2 264 (81.23%) Firewall
3 202 (62.15%) CheckPoint
4 170 (52.31%) Juniper
5 161 (49.54%) F5
6 139 (42.77%) Cisco Certification
7 129 (39.69%) Network Security
8 114 (35.08%) CCNP
9 95 (29.23%) ProxySG
10 93 (28.62%) WAN
11 90 (27.69%) Cisco ASA
12 84 (25.85%) VPN
13 82 (25.23%) Finance
14 77 (23.69%) BGP
15 70 (21.54%) LAN
16 69 (21.23%) Cisco Nexus
17 68 (20.92%) McAfee
18 67 (20.62%) OSPF
19 65 (20.00%) Load Balancing
20 62 (19.08%) Security Cleared
21 61 (18.77%) HP
22 53 (16.31%) SSL
22 53 (16.31%) Linux
23 52 (16.00%) VMware
24 50 (15.38%) SC Cleared
24 50 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
25 49 (15.08%) CCSE
26 48 (14.77%) Cisco IOS
27 47 (14.46%) TCP/IP
28 46 (14.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 14 (4.31%) Apache
2 9 (2.77%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.23%) IIS
4 4 (1.23%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.23%) LiveLink
4 4 (1.23%) 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 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.46%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.92%) MS Office
4 2 (0.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 264 (81.23%) Firewall
2 129 (39.69%) Network Security
3 93 (28.62%) WAN
4 90 (27.69%) Cisco ASA
5 84 (25.85%) VPN
6 77 (23.69%) BGP
7 70 (21.54%) LAN
8 69 (21.23%) Cisco Nexus
9 67 (20.62%) OSPF
10 53 (16.31%) SSL
11 50 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 48 (14.77%) Cisco IOS
13 47 (14.46%) TCP/IP
14 46 (14.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 45 (13.85%) DNS
16 42 (12.92%) Wireless
17 39 (12.00%) NetScreen
18 37 (11.38%) BIG-IP
19 35 (10.77%) VLAN
20 34 (10.46%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.85%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Metasploit
General
1 82 (25.23%) Finance
2 30 (9.23%) Banking
3 22 (6.77%) Telecoms
4 20 (6.15%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.77%) Retail
6 8 (2.46%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.23%) German Language
7 4 (1.23%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.62%) Local Government
8 2 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.62%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Military
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 115 (35.38%) Network Engineer
2 82 (25.23%) Security Engineer
3 58 (17.85%) Network Security Engineer
4 42 (12.92%) Consultant
5 25 (7.69%) Network Specialist
6 24 (7.38%) Senior Security Engineer
6 24 (7.38%) Network Consultant
7 23 (7.08%) Security Consultant
8 22 (6.77%) Senior Network Engineer
9 20 (6.15%) Security Specialist
9 20 (6.15%) Architect
10 19 (5.85%) Designer
11 18 (5.54%) Network Security Specialist
12 17 (5.23%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 15 (4.62%) Network Security Consultant
14 13 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
14 13 (4.00%) Analyst
14 13 (4.00%) Network Manager
15 12 (3.69%) Network Support
16 10 (3.08%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.46%) CSS
2 4 (1.23%) SAML
2 4 (1.23%) Middleware
2 4 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.62%) JSF
3 2 (0.62%) Web Services
3 2 (0.62%) WAP
4 1 (0.31%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.23%) Thin Client
2 17 (5.23%) PKI
2 17 (5.23%) Fat Client
3 14 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.46%) Clustering
5 7 (2.15%) Open Source
6 6 (1.85%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.23%) SecurID
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%) Firmware
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 53 (16.31%) Linux
2 32 (9.85%) Windows
3 17 (5.23%) UNIX
4 12 (3.69%) Solaris
5 8 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.54%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.23%) 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 65 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 42 (12.92%) ITIL
3 30 (9.23%) Change Control
4 29 (8.92%) Mentoring
5 23 (7.08%) E-Commerce
6 21 (6.46%) Problem Management
7 18 (5.54%) Network Management
7 18 (5.54%) Kalman Filter
8 16 (4.92%) Change Management
8 16 (4.92%) Migration
8 16 (4.92%) Information Security
8 16 (4.92%) Network Design
9 14 (4.31%) Information Assurance
9 14 (4.31%) WAN Optimisation
10 11 (3.38%) Security Architecture
10 11 (3.38%) Service Delivery
10 11 (3.38%) PRINCE2
10 11 (3.38%) Project Management
11 10 (3.08%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (2.77%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.54%) Perl
2 12 (3.69%) C
3 7 (2.15%) PHP
3 7 (2.15%) Tcl
4 6 (1.85%) Lisp
4 6 (1.85%) SQL
4 6 (1.85%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.54%) Java
6 4 (1.23%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.92%) C++
7 3 (0.92%) VBScript
7 3 (0.92%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.62%) Ruby
9 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 139 (42.77%) Cisco Certification
2 114 (35.08%) CCNP
3 62 (19.08%) Security Cleared
4 50 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 49 (15.08%) CCSE
6 39 (12.00%) CCNA
7 23 (7.08%) CCIE
7 23 (7.08%) CISSP
8 16 (4.92%) CCSA
9 15 (4.62%) JNCIS
10 13 (4.00%) Check Point Certification
11 11 (3.38%) Degree
11 11 (3.38%) DV Cleared
12 8 (2.46%) CCSP
13 7 (2.15%) CCDP
14 3 (0.92%) CISA
14 3 (0.92%) JNCIA
15 2 (0.62%) CISM
15 2 (0.62%) CCDA
16 1 (0.31%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (3.08%) SLA
3 4 (1.23%) QA
3 4 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.92%) GPG13
4 3 (0.92%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.31%) TickIT
System Software
1 95 (29.23%) ProxySG
2 32 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.46%) Snort
4 19 (5.85%) Active Directory
5 17 (5.23%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.23%) Shibboleth
6 4 (1.23%) ISA Server
6 4 (1.23%) Squid
7 2 (0.62%) XenApp
8 1 (0.31%) vSphere
8 1 (0.31%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.31%) UAG
8 1 (0.31%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 10 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (2.77%) FortiGate
3 6 (1.85%) SCCM
3 6 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (1.85%) OPNET
4 5 (1.54%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.54%) BladeLogic
4 5 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.23%) SCOM
5 4 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (1.23%) Control-M
5 4 (1.23%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.62%) OpenView
6 2 (0.62%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.62%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.31%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 272 (83.69%) Cisco
2 202 (62.15%) CheckPoint
3 170 (52.31%) Juniper
4 161 (49.54%) F5
5 68 (20.92%) McAfee
6 61 (18.77%) HP
7 52 (16.00%) VMware
8 42 (12.92%) Citrix
9 40 (12.31%) Nokia
10 35 (10.77%) Sourcefire
11 30 (9.23%) Websense
11 30 (9.23%) Microsoft
12 25 (7.69%) Nortel
13 23 (7.08%) Infoblox
14 20 (6.15%) IronPort
15 19 (5.85%) Symantec
16 17 (5.23%) Imperva
17 16 (4.92%) Fortinet
18 15 (4.62%) Oracle
19 13 (4.00%) Avaya
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