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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 540 476 456
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -20
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 121 168 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.67% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 98 104
Median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £381 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.91% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £21.53 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.53 -

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
24337 25104 24254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.05% 44.07% 45.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14903 14727 13393
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 819 1084 1062
Median hourly rate £19.70 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.44% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -43 112 £428 +0.58% 18
London -37 50 £475 - 8
South East +3 28 £409 -0.24% 2
City of London +40 10 £488 -7.14% 2
South West -1 10 £328 -18.12%
East of England +23 8 £473 -3.07% 1
Hertfordshire +19 8 £473 -3.07%
Surrey -7 8 £409 -19.80%
West Midlands -28 8 £390 +23.24% 1
Buckinghamshire +23 7 £425 -
Milton Keynes +15 7 £425 -
Cheltenham +10 7 £330 +19.45%
Gloucestershire +3 7 £330 +19.45%
West Sussex -1 7 £425 -5.55%
Crawley +2 6 £425 -5.55%
Croydon -13 6 £470 -
Yorkshire - 6 £425 - 2
Berkshire +2 5 - -
Scotland -2 5 £285 -43.00% 1
Edinburgh -6 5 £285 -43.00% 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £425 -
Warwickshire - 4 £433 -
Welwyn Garden City +10 3 £550 -8.33%
Telford -33 3 £350 +12.74%
Shropshire -35 3 £350 +12.28%
Reading - 3 - -
Wales +15 2 £403 -8.00%
South Wales +9 2 £403 -8.00%
North West +7 2 £425 - 3
Hampshire -1 2 - -

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 206 (82.07%) Cisco
2 172 (68.53%) Firewall
3 155 (61.75%) CheckPoint
4 123 (49.00%) F5
5 95 (37.85%) Cisco ASA
6 94 (37.45%) Juniper
7 85 (33.86%) Finance
8 77 (30.68%) VPN
8 77 (30.68%) Network Security
9 71 (28.29%) WAN
10 68 (27.09%) DNS
11 64 (25.50%) TCP/IP
11 64 (25.50%) Cisco Certification
12 60 (23.90%) LAN
13 59 (23.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 55 (21.91%) Wireless
15 52 (20.72%) BIG-IP
15 52 (20.72%) Windows
16 51 (20.32%) Data Centre
16 51 (20.32%) Palo Alto
17 49 (19.52%) CCNP
18 48 (19.12%) ITIL
19 47 (18.73%) SSL
20 45 (17.93%) ProxySG
21 44 (17.53%) Internet
22 42 (16.73%) Microsoft
23 41 (16.33%) DHCP
23 41 (16.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
24 38 (15.14%) Active Directory
24 38 (15.14%) Cisco Nexus

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 9 (3.59%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.19%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.99%) JBoss
3 5 (1.99%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.99%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.40%) IIS
7 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (7.57%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.19%) ProjectWise
3 2 (0.80%) MS Office
3 2 (0.80%) MS Project
3 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.39%) Office 365
3 5 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 172 (68.53%) Firewall
2 95 (37.85%) Cisco ASA
3 77 (30.68%) Network Security
3 77 (30.68%) VPN
4 71 (28.29%) WAN
5 68 (27.09%) DNS
6 64 (25.50%) TCP/IP
7 60 (23.90%) LAN
8 59 (23.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 55 (21.91%) Wireless
10 52 (20.72%) BIG-IP
11 47 (18.73%) SSL
12 44 (17.53%) Internet
13 41 (16.33%) DHCP
13 41 (16.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 38 (15.14%) Cisco Nexus
15 29 (11.55%) BGP
16 25 (9.96%) MPLS
17 24 (9.56%) OSPF
18 23 (9.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.99%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.99%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 85 (33.86%) Finance
2 16 (6.37%) Banking
3 15 (5.98%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.98%) Retail
5 5 (1.99%) Billing
6 4 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.80%) Back Office
7 2 (0.80%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Automotive
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 76 (30.28%) Network Engineer
2 44 (17.53%) Architect
3 41 (16.33%) Security Engineer
4 40 (15.94%) Analyst
5 31 (12.35%) Security Analyst
6 28 (11.16%) Consultant
7 23 (9.16%) Network Analyst
7 23 (9.16%) Network Security Engineer
8 21 (8.37%) Senior Network Engineer
9 19 (7.57%) Network Security Analyst
10 17 (6.77%) Security Architect
11 15 (5.98%) Infrastructure Architect
12 14 (5.58%) Network Consultant
13 12 (4.78%) Project Manager
14 11 (4.38%) Security Consultant
15 10 (3.98%) Cisco Analyst
15 10 (3.98%) Cisco Network Analyst
15 10 (3.98%) IP Engineer
15 10 (3.98%) IP Security Engineer
16 9 (3.59%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.18%) Middleware
2 9 (3.59%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.99%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.80%) CSS
5 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 51 (20.32%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.97%) RSA SecurID
3 17 (6.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (3.59%) PKI
5 8 (3.19%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.99%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.59%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.59%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.20%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.20%) Replication
9 2 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.80%) BBC
9 2 (0.80%) DataPower
9 2 (0.80%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.72%) Windows
2 24 (9.56%) Linux
3 23 (9.16%) Unix
4 19 (7.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (5.98%) Solaris
6 11 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.59%) Windows Server
8 8 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.59%) AIX
9 4 (1.59%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.40%) VMS
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (19.12%) ITIL
2 29 (11.55%) Project Management
3 28 (11.16%) Service Management
4 27 (10.76%) Change Management
4 27 (10.76%) Information Security
5 22 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (7.97%) Load Balancing
7 17 (6.77%) Network Architecture
8 16 (6.37%) DDoS Mitigation
8 16 (6.37%) Migration
9 14 (5.58%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 14 (5.58%) Network Design
9 14 (5.58%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 13 (5.18%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (5.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (5.18%) ITSM
11 12 (4.78%) High Availability
11 12 (4.78%) Kalman Filter
12 11 (4.38%) Network Management
12 11 (4.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.19%) PowerShell
2 7 (2.79%) Perl
3 6 (2.39%) Tcl
3 6 (2.39%) VB
4 5 (1.99%) C
5 3 (1.20%) SQL
6 2 (0.80%) Python
7 1 (0.40%) Java
7 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (25.50%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (19.52%) CCNP
3 36 (14.34%) Security Cleared
4 34 (13.55%) SC Cleared
5 27 (10.76%) CCSE
6 23 (9.16%) CCSA
7 20 (7.97%) CISSP
8 15 (5.98%) CCIE
8 15 (5.98%) CCNA
9 11 (4.38%) Degree
10 4 (1.59%) CCSP
10 4 (1.59%) CISA
10 4 (1.59%) CRISC
10 4 (1.59%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.59%) JNCIP
10 4 (1.59%) JNCIS
11 3 (1.20%) CCDP
12 2 (0.80%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (0.80%) GCIA
12 2 (0.80%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.59%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.39%) SLA
4 2 (0.80%) COBIT
4 2 (0.80%) COSO
4 2 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.80%) SAS 70
System Software
1 45 (17.93%) ProxySG
2 38 (15.14%) Active Directory
3 16 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (5.58%) VMware ESX
5 8 (3.19%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.39%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.20%) Snort
7 3 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.40%) vCloud
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (7.97%) FortiGate
2 14 (5.58%) MIMEsweeper
3 7 (2.79%) Nexpose
3 7 (2.79%) SCCM
4 6 (2.39%) Netcool
4 6 (2.39%) Tivoli
5 5 (1.99%) Control-M
5 5 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (1.99%) Oracle Identity Management
6 4 (1.59%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.59%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.59%) OPNET
6 4 (1.59%) QRadar
7 3 (1.20%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.20%) Proventia
8 2 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.80%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (0.80%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 206 (82.07%) Cisco
2 155 (61.75%) CheckPoint
3 123 (49.00%) F5
4 94 (37.45%) Juniper
5 51 (20.32%) Palo Alto
6 42 (16.73%) Microsoft
7 30 (11.95%) TippingPoint
8 29 (11.55%) Symantec
9 28 (11.16%) Intel Security
10 27 (10.76%) SolarWinds
11 25 (9.96%) Aruba
11 25 (9.96%) FireEye
12 24 (9.56%) Citrix
12 24 (9.56%) Riverbed
13 23 (9.16%) Oracle
14 20 (7.97%) VMware
15 19 (7.57%) Forcepoint
16 17 (6.77%) HP
17 15 (5.98%) Fortinet
17 15 (5.98%) Sourcefire
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