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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 524 457 489
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +32
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 123 205 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.36% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.81% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 118 96
Median daily rate £425 £450 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £438 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.51% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 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
24375 25365 25559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.09% 44.10% 45.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14876 14965 14249
Median daily rate £409 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 836 1088 1089
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.52 £18.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +0.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £38.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -67 114 £430 -4.44% 15
London -33 56 £475 - 8
South East +1 23 £415 -2.35% 3
West Midlands -25 13 £443 +38.28% 1
Surrey +6 8 £409 -2.61%
Yorkshire +2 8 £425 -15.00% 1
City of London +19 7 £475 -5.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +16 6 £450 -
Milton Keynes +12 6 £450 -
West Sussex -1 6 £425 -5.55%
Croydon -4 6 £470 -
South West -15 6 £313 -34.21% 1
Crawley +8 5 £425 -5.55%
Scotland +5 5 £285 -43.00%
Edinburgh -4 5 £285 -43.00%
North Yorkshire - 5 £425 -
East of England +7 4 £413 -31.25%
Derbyshire -3 4 £423 +20.71%
Derby -5 4 £423 +30.00%
East Midlands -15 4 £423 +12.66%
Warwickshire - 4 £433 -
Gloucestershire +5 3 £380 +37.55%
Cheltenham +3 3 £380 +37.55%
Hertfordshire -5 3 £413 -31.25%
Leeds - 3 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £425 - 1
Solihull - 3 - -
Reading +13 2 - - 2
Basingstoke +11 2 - -
Hampshire +1 2 - -

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 180 (83.33%) Cisco
2 149 (68.98%) Firewall
3 118 (54.63%) CheckPoint
4 100 (46.30%) F5
5 88 (40.74%) Cisco ASA
6 79 (36.57%) Juniper
7 78 (36.11%) Finance
8 74 (34.26%) VPN
9 63 (29.17%) DNS
10 62 (28.70%) Cisco Certification
10 62 (28.70%) Wireless
11 55 (25.46%) TCP/IP
12 52 (24.07%) CCNP
12 52 (24.07%) Network Security
13 51 (23.61%) WAN
14 46 (21.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 45 (20.83%) Palo Alto
15 45 (20.83%) Data Centre
15 45 (20.83%) LAN
15 45 (20.83%) SSL
16 43 (19.91%) Internet
16 43 (19.91%) ProxySG
17 41 (18.98%) BIG-IP
17 41 (18.98%) ITIL
18 38 (17.59%) Windows
18 38 (17.59%) Microsoft
19 35 (16.20%) DHCP
19 35 (16.20%) TippingPoint
20 34 (15.74%) Cisco Nexus
21 30 (13.89%) FireEye

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 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (1.85%) Confluence
3 4 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.85%) FileNet
4 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.46%) JBoss
5 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.70%) ProjectWise
3 2 (0.93%) MS Office
3 2 (0.93%) MS Project
3 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.78%) Office 365
3 4 (1.85%) GitHub
4 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 149 (68.98%) Firewall
2 88 (40.74%) Cisco ASA
3 74 (34.26%) VPN
4 63 (29.17%) DNS
5 62 (28.70%) Wireless
6 55 (25.46%) TCP/IP
7 52 (24.07%) Network Security
8 51 (23.61%) WAN
9 46 (21.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 45 (20.83%) LAN
10 45 (20.83%) SSL
11 43 (19.91%) Internet
12 41 (18.98%) BIG-IP
13 35 (16.20%) DHCP
14 34 (15.74%) Cisco Nexus
15 29 (13.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 25 (11.57%) BGP
17 23 (10.65%) Wireshark
18 22 (10.19%) MPLS
19 20 (9.26%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.85%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.39%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.46%) MySQL
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (1.85%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.85%) JMeter
2 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.46%) JIRA
General
1 78 (36.11%) Finance
2 18 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.63%) Banking
3 10 (4.63%) Retail
4 5 (2.31%) Billing
5 4 (1.85%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.93%) Back Office
6 2 (0.93%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Advertising
7 1 (0.46%) Automotive
7 1 (0.46%) Electronics
7 1 (0.46%) French Language
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (31.94%) Network Engineer
2 31 (14.35%) Architect
2 31 (14.35%) Security Engineer
3 24 (11.11%) Analyst
4 21 (9.72%) Consultant
5 20 (9.26%) Security Analyst
6 19 (8.80%) Senior Network Engineer
7 13 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
7 13 (6.02%) Project Manager
8 12 (5.56%) Network Architect
8 12 (5.56%) Network Consultant
9 11 (5.09%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (5.09%) Network Analyst
9 11 (5.09%) Network Security Analyst
10 10 (4.63%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (4.63%) IP Engineer
10 10 (4.63%) IP Security Engineer
10 10 (4.63%) Security Specialist
11 8 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 8 (3.70%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.56%) 802.1X
2 9 (4.17%) Middleware
3 5 (2.31%) Web Services
4 4 (1.85%) JSON
4 4 (1.85%) Spring
5 3 (1.39%) J2EE
5 3 (1.39%) REST
5 3 (1.39%) RESTful
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.46%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.46%) XML
6 1 (0.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 45 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 24 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (6.02%) RSA SecurID
4 9 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.17%) PKI
5 4 (1.85%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.85%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.85%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.39%) DataPower
7 2 (0.93%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.93%) Replication
8 1 (0.46%) BBC
8 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.46%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.46%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.59%) Windows
2 18 (8.33%) Unix
3 12 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (4.63%) Solaris
4 10 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.70%) Linux
6 7 (3.24%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.31%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.85%) AIX
9 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.98%) ITIL
2 29 (13.43%) Information Security
3 26 (12.04%) Project Management
4 23 (10.65%) Change Management
5 22 (10.19%) Service Management
6 18 (8.33%) Migration
6 18 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 18 (8.33%) Network Architecture
6 18 (8.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 17 (7.87%) Load Balancing
8 16 (7.41%) DDoS Mitigation
8 16 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (6.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 13 (6.02%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (6.02%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 12 (5.56%) High Availability
11 12 (5.56%) Network Design
11 12 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 10 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (4.63%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.78%) Perl
2 5 (2.31%) C
2 5 (2.31%) Java
2 5 (2.31%) Python
3 4 (1.85%) PHP
3 4 (1.85%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.39%) Tcl
4 3 (1.39%) VB
5 2 (0.93%) C++
5 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.93%) SQL
6 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 62 (28.70%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (24.07%) CCNP
3 25 (11.57%) CCSE
4 24 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 21 (9.72%) CCSA
5 21 (9.72%) SC Cleared
6 18 (8.33%) CISSP
7 17 (7.87%) CCIE
8 11 (5.09%) CCNA
9 10 (4.63%) Degree
10 6 (2.78%) JNCIP
10 6 (2.78%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.85%) CISA
11 4 (1.85%) CRISC
12 2 (0.93%) CCDP
12 2 (0.93%) CCSP
12 2 (0.93%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.93%) GCIA
12 2 (0.93%) GCIH
12 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.26%) PCI DSS
2 16 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.78%) SLA
4 2 (0.93%) COBIT
4 2 (0.93%) COSO
4 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.93%) SAS 70
System Software
1 43 (19.91%) ProxySG
2 27 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 15 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.63%) VMware ESX
5 8 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.78%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.93%) Firmware
8 2 (0.93%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.46%) BIND 9
9 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.46%) vCloud
9 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (10.19%) FortiGate
2 11 (5.09%) Nexpose
3 6 (2.78%) OPNET
4 4 (1.85%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.85%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.85%) SCCM
5 3 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.39%) HP UCMDB
5 3 (1.39%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (1.39%) Netcool
5 3 (1.39%) QRadar
5 3 (1.39%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.93%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.46%) Cacti
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 180 (83.33%) Cisco
2 118 (54.63%) CheckPoint
3 100 (46.30%) F5
4 79 (36.57%) Juniper
5 45 (20.83%) Palo Alto
6 38 (17.59%) Microsoft
7 35 (16.20%) TippingPoint
8 30 (13.89%) FireEye
9 28 (12.96%) Intel Security
10 27 (12.50%) Aruba
10 27 (12.50%) Citrix
11 23 (10.65%) SolarWinds
12 22 (10.19%) Riverbed
13 19 (8.80%) VMware
14 17 (7.87%) HP
15 16 (7.41%) Sourcefire
15 16 (7.41%) Symantec
16 15 (6.94%) Fortinet
17 13 (6.02%) Alcatel-Lucent
18 12 (5.56%) Oracle
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