The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 454 452 472
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +20
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 150 113 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 0.47% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 57 57
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24993 24117 27009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.72% 47.19% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13072 13683
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1090 1205 1398
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +26 141 £400 +6.66% 19
London +15 51 £425 +13.33% 4
South East -21 31 £363 -11.04% 8
South West -16 16 £497 - 1
City of London +5 15 £450 +20.00% 2
West Midlands - 15 £300 - 3
Wiltshire - 14 £519 -
Birmingham - 14 £301 - 3
Yorkshire +3 12 £388 +29.16% 1
Swindon - 11 £519 -
Reading +11 10 £325 -21.21% 4
Berkshire +5 10 £325 -18.75% 5
Hampshire -10 8 £325 +8.33%
Leeds +1 6 £325 +8.33%
West Yorkshire -1 6 £325 +8.33% 1
York - 6 £401 -
North Yorkshire - 6 £401 -
Surrey -8 4 £500 +11.11% 2
Wales - 3 £500 - 3
Manchester -5 2 £400 +33.33%
North West -6 2 £400 +10.34%
South Wales - 2 £500 - 3
Scotland - 2 £519 -
Essex -10 1 £388 -6.06%
East of England -40 1 £388 -6.06%
Camberley - 1 £488 - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Chertsey - - - -
Chester - - - -

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 247 (83.73%) Cisco
2 230 (77.97%) Firewall
3 179 (60.68%) CheckPoint
4 160 (54.24%) F5
5 148 (50.17%) Juniper
6 143 (48.47%) Cisco Certification
7 125 (42.37%) Network Security
8 117 (39.66%) CCNP
9 90 (30.51%) Cisco ASA
10 83 (28.14%) BGP
11 82 (27.80%) WAN
12 81 (27.46%) McAfee
13 73 (24.75%) OSPF
14 65 (22.03%) Security Cleared
15 64 (21.69%) Finance
16 62 (21.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 60 (20.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 59 (20.00%) VPN
19 58 (19.66%) NetScreen
20 57 (19.32%) LAN
20 57 (19.32%) ProxySG
20 57 (19.32%) Cisco Nexus
21 56 (18.98%) CCSE
21 56 (18.98%) Linux
21 56 (18.98%) HP
22 55 (18.64%) Load Balancing
23 52 (17.63%) SC Cleared
24 51 (17.29%) DNS
25 45 (15.25%) BIG-IP
25 45 (15.25%) Citrix

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (3.73%) Apache
2 6 (2.03%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.36%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.36%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.68%) LiveLink
6 2 (0.68%) IIS
7 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 13 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.39%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.36%) MS Office
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 230 (77.97%) Firewall
2 125 (42.37%) Network Security
3 90 (30.51%) Cisco ASA
4 83 (28.14%) BGP
5 82 (27.80%) WAN
6 73 (24.75%) OSPF
7 62 (21.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 60 (20.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 59 (20.00%) VPN
10 58 (19.66%) NetScreen
11 57 (19.32%) Cisco Nexus
11 57 (19.32%) LAN
12 51 (17.29%) DNS
13 45 (15.25%) BIG-IP
14 42 (14.24%) Cisco IOS
15 40 (13.56%) DMVPN
16 36 (12.20%) TCP/IP
16 36 (12.20%) DHCP
17 31 (10.51%) SSL
18 30 (10.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.36%) Oracle Exadata
2 3 (1.02%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
General
1 64 (21.69%) Finance
2 24 (8.14%) Financial Institution
2 24 (8.14%) Telecoms
3 21 (7.12%) Banking
4 8 (2.71%) Retail
5 6 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.68%) Local Government
7 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.34%) French Language
7 1 (0.34%) German Language
7 1 (0.34%) Back Office
7 1 (0.34%) Military
7 1 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 101 (34.24%) Network Engineer
2 70 (23.73%) Security Engineer
3 50 (16.95%) Network Security Engineer
4 37 (12.54%) Consultant
5 34 (11.53%) Network Specialist
6 30 (10.17%) Security Specialist
7 27 (9.15%) Network Security Specialist
8 25 (8.47%) Network Consultant
9 18 (6.10%) Security Consultant
10 17 (5.76%) Architect
11 16 (5.42%) Network Support
12 14 (4.75%) Support Engineer
13 13 (4.41%) Senior Network Engineer
13 13 (4.41%) Network Manager
14 12 (4.07%) Network Security Consultant
14 12 (4.07%) Firewall Engineer
14 12 (4.07%) Designer
15 11 (3.73%) Analyst
16 10 (3.39%) Security Architect
17 9 (3.05%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.71%) CSS
2 5 (1.69%) JSP
3 4 (1.36%) SAML
4 2 (0.68%) Middleware
4 2 (0.68%) JSF
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.81%) Thin Client
1 26 (8.81%) Fat Client
2 10 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.05%) Clustering
4 7 (2.37%) Open Source
5 6 (2.03%) PKI
6 4 (1.36%) Firmware
7 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.68%) Web 2.0
7 2 (0.68%) SecurID
7 2 (0.68%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 56 (18.98%) Linux
2 28 (9.49%) Windows
3 17 (5.76%) UNIX
4 9 (3.05%) Solaris
4 9 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.69%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.34%) MVS
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.34%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (18.64%) Load Balancing
2 30 (10.17%) E-Commerce
3 22 (7.46%) Network Design
3 22 (7.46%) Change Control
4 19 (6.44%) Problem Management
4 19 (6.44%) ITIL
5 16 (5.42%) Change Management
5 16 (5.42%) Network Management
5 16 (5.42%) WAN Optimisation
6 15 (5.08%) Information Assurance
7 13 (4.41%) Service Delivery
7 13 (4.41%) Information Security
7 13 (4.41%) Migration
8 12 (4.07%) Risk Assessment
8 12 (4.07%) Security Architecture
9 10 (3.39%) Incident Management
10 9 (3.05%) Performance Management
10 9 (3.05%) Network Architecture
11 8 (2.71%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (2.71%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.42%) Perl
2 15 (5.08%) C
3 8 (2.71%) Tcl
4 5 (1.69%) Lisp
4 5 (1.69%) Java
5 4 (1.36%) PHP
5 4 (1.36%) SQL
5 4 (1.36%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.02%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.68%) Ruby
8 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 143 (48.47%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (39.66%) CCNP
3 65 (22.03%) Security Cleared
4 56 (18.98%) CCSE
5 52 (17.63%) SC Cleared
6 31 (10.51%) CCNA
7 25 (8.47%) CISSP
8 20 (6.78%) CCSA
9 17 (5.76%) JNCIS
10 14 (4.75%) CCIE
11 13 (4.41%) DV Cleared
12 11 (3.73%) Check Point Certification
13 9 (3.05%) CCSP
14 7 (2.37%) CCDP
15 5 (1.69%) CISA
16 3 (1.02%) Degree
16 3 (1.02%) JNCIA
17 2 (0.68%) CCDA
18 1 (0.34%) HND
18 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.73%) SLA
2 6 (2.03%) JSP 440
3 5 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.36%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.02%) GPG13
5 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.02%) QA
6 1 (0.34%) TickIT
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 57 (19.32%) ProxySG
2 39 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.08%) Snort
4 14 (4.75%) Active Directory
5 6 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.36%) Shibboleth
6 4 (1.36%) Squid
7 3 (1.02%) XenApp
8 2 (0.68%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.34%) vSphere
9 1 (0.34%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.34%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 9 (3.05%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.69%) OPNET
3 5 (1.69%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.36%) SCCM
4 4 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.02%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.68%) Control-M
6 2 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.68%) SCOM
6 2 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.34%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.34%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 247 (83.73%) Cisco
2 179 (60.68%) CheckPoint
3 160 (54.24%) F5
4 148 (50.17%) Juniper
5 81 (27.46%) McAfee
6 56 (18.98%) HP
7 45 (15.25%) Citrix
8 44 (14.92%) VMware
9 33 (11.19%) Nokia
10 29 (9.83%) Infoblox
11 25 (8.47%) Imperva
12 24 (8.14%) Websense
13 21 (7.12%) Sourcefire
14 20 (6.78%) Microsoft
15 19 (6.44%) IronPort
16 17 (5.76%) Fortinet
17 15 (5.08%) Nortel
17 15 (5.08%) ProCurve
18 14 (4.75%) TippingPoint
18 14 (4.75%) Symantec
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Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
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England
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Rate: £425 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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