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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 486 541 463
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -78
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 134 116 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 0.49% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 64 117
Median daily rate £444 £400 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+10.93% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+161.90% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year
+161.90% -

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
22565 23604 25693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.62% 42.64% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13780 13868 15120
Median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 976 1239
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.29 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 3 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 December 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 +31 119 £450 +9.09% 13
London +8 47 £454 +0.83% 5
South East +29 22 £400 +2.23%
East of England +2 16 £463 +2.77% 3
Hertfordshire -7 16 £463 -5.12%
City of London +5 12 £433 +4.84% 2
Yorkshire +29 11 £375 -4.82% 2
North West +14 10 £438 -12.50%
Sheffield - 9 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 9 - - 2
Edinburgh +20 7 £420 -
Scotland +16 7 £420 -
West Midlands -2 7 £450 +50.00% 1
Welwyn Garden City -4 7 £463 -6.56%
Wales -10 7 £288 -16.05%
Hampshire +29 6 £325 +6.55%
Manchester +8 6 £450 -10.00%
Shropshire 0 5 £463 +54.16%
South Wales -1 5 £250 -25.65%
Telford - 5 £463 -
Surrey +18 4 £438 +4.66%
Newport -1 4 £250 -13.79%
Oxfordshire -4 4 £300 -27.92%
Cheshire +11 3 £438 +6.70%
Berkshire +6 3 - -
Reading +5 3 - -
Portsmouth +2 3 £331 +6.85%
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
North East - 3 - -

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 202 (79.22%) Cisco
2 189 (74.12%) Firewall
3 141 (55.29%) CheckPoint
4 123 (48.24%) F5
5 120 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
6 105 (41.18%) Juniper
7 86 (33.73%) Finance
8 83 (32.55%) Wireless
9 80 (31.37%) VPN
10 69 (27.06%) WAN
10 69 (27.06%) Network Security
11 68 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
12 62 (24.31%) LAN
12 62 (24.31%) TCP/IP
13 60 (23.53%) DNS
14 56 (21.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 55 (21.57%) Palo Alto
16 49 (19.22%) Data Centre
16 49 (19.22%) CCNP
17 47 (18.43%) ProxySG
18 44 (17.25%) BIG-IP
19 43 (16.86%) Windows
19 43 (16.86%) Intel Security
19 43 (16.86%) Aruba
20 40 (15.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 40 (15.69%) Cisco Nexus
21 39 (15.29%) TippingPoint
21 39 (15.29%) ITIL
21 39 (15.29%) SSL
22 37 (14.51%) Security Cleared

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 5 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (1.57%) Confluence
2 4 (1.57%) FileNet
3 1 (0.39%) JBoss
3 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.35%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.57%) MS Office
4 2 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.57%) GitHub
4 3 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.18%) Office 365
5 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 189 (74.12%) Firewall
2 120 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
3 83 (32.55%) Wireless
4 80 (31.37%) VPN
5 69 (27.06%) Network Security
5 69 (27.06%) WAN
6 62 (24.31%) LAN
6 62 (24.31%) TCP/IP
7 60 (23.53%) DNS
8 56 (21.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 44 (17.25%) BIG-IP
10 40 (15.69%) Cisco Nexus
10 40 (15.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 39 (15.29%) SSL
12 35 (13.73%) Internet
13 32 (12.55%) DHCP
14 31 (12.16%) MPLS
15 24 (9.41%) BGP
16 23 (9.02%) IPsec
17 19 (7.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.57%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.18%) MySQL
2 3 (1.18%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.57%) JMeter
2 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.39%) JIRA
General
1 86 (33.73%) Finance
2 22 (8.63%) Telecoms
3 17 (6.67%) Banking
4 6 (2.35%) Retail
5 3 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Law
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (43.53%) Network Engineer
2 32 (12.55%) Security Engineer
3 29 (11.37%) Consultant
3 29 (11.37%) Senior Network Engineer
4 24 (9.41%) Network Security Engineer
5 23 (9.02%) Architect
6 19 (7.45%) Cisco Engineer
7 18 (7.06%) Network Consultant
8 17 (6.67%) Security Specialist
9 16 (6.27%) Analyst
9 16 (6.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 16 (6.27%) Network Architect
9 16 (6.27%) Security Consultant
10 13 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (5.10%) Network Specialist
11 12 (4.71%) Security Analyst
12 10 (3.92%) Information Security Specialist
12 10 (3.92%) Information Specialist
12 10 (3.92%) Network Security Consultant
12 10 (3.92%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.88%) 802.1X
2 9 (3.53%) Web Services
3 4 (1.57%) JSON
3 4 (1.57%) Spring
4 3 (1.18%) J2EE
4 3 (1.18%) Middleware
4 3 (1.18%) REST
4 3 (1.18%) RESTful
4 3 (1.18%) Velocity
5 1 (0.39%) .NET
5 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.39%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.39%) WAP
5 1 (0.39%) XML
5 1 (0.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 49 (19.22%) Data Centre
2 21 (8.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.14%) RSA SecurID
5 7 (2.75%) PKI
6 6 (2.35%) CMDB
7 5 (1.96%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.57%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.18%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.18%) Wiki
10 2 (0.78%) CESG
10 2 (0.78%) DataPower
10 2 (0.78%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.78%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.39%) Clustering
11 1 (0.39%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.39%) Streaming Media
11 1 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (16.86%) Windows
2 22 (8.63%) Unix
3 15 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.35%) Linux
6 6 (2.35%) Solaris
6 6 (2.35%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.78%) AIX
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.29%) ITIL
2 35 (13.73%) Change Management
3 34 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 30 (11.76%) Project Management
5 26 (10.20%) Information Security
6 24 (9.41%) Service Management
7 23 (9.02%) Network Architecture
8 22 (8.63%) Migration
9 19 (7.45%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 16 (6.27%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 15 (5.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 15 (5.88%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 15 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 14 (5.49%) Network Management
14 10 (3.92%) Process Improvement
14 10 (3.92%) Web Filtering
15 9 (3.53%) High Availability
15 9 (3.53%) Network Design
15 9 (3.53%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.35%) C
1 6 (2.35%) Java
1 6 (2.35%) Python
2 5 (1.96%) PHP
3 2 (0.78%) C++
3 2 (0.78%) Perl
3 2 (0.78%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 68 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (19.22%) CCNP
3 37 (14.51%) Security Cleared
4 36 (14.12%) SC Cleared
5 25 (9.80%) CCIE
6 23 (9.02%) CCNA
7 19 (7.45%) JNCIP
7 19 (7.45%) JNCIS
8 16 (6.27%) CISSP
9 10 (3.92%) CCSE
9 10 (3.92%) Degree
10 9 (3.53%) CCSA
11 4 (1.57%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.18%) CISA
12 3 (1.18%) CRISC
13 2 (0.78%) GCIA
13 2 (0.78%) JNCIE
13 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.78%) PMP
13 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.41%) PCI DSS
2 21 (8.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.75%) SLA
4 5 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.57%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.78%) COBIT
6 2 (0.78%) COSO
6 2 (0.78%) QA
6 2 (0.78%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.39%) GPG13
7 1 (0.39%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 47 (18.43%) ProxySG
2 22 (8.63%) Active Directory
3 19 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.92%) BitLocker
5 6 (2.35%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.35%) XenApp
6 5 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.18%) BIND 9
7 3 (1.18%) Firmware
7 3 (1.18%) XenServer
8 2 (0.78%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (7.06%) FortiGate
2 14 (5.49%) Nexpose
3 10 (3.92%) OPNET
4 5 (1.96%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.18%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.18%) Cacti
5 3 (1.18%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (1.18%) Nagios
5 3 (1.18%) OpenView
5 3 (1.18%) SCCM
6 2 (0.78%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.78%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.78%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.78%) Puppet
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 202 (79.22%) Cisco
2 141 (55.29%) CheckPoint
3 123 (48.24%) F5
4 105 (41.18%) Juniper
5 55 (21.57%) Palo Alto
6 43 (16.86%) Aruba
6 43 (16.86%) Intel Security
7 39 (15.29%) TippingPoint
8 37 (14.51%) FireEye
9 36 (14.12%) Fortinet
10 33 (12.94%) Citrix
11 32 (12.55%) Microsoft
11 32 (12.55%) SolarWinds
12 29 (11.37%) Riverbed
13 21 (8.24%) VMware
14 20 (7.84%) HP
14 20 (7.84%) Sourcefire
14 20 (7.84%) Symantec
15 16 (6.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 16 (6.27%) Brocade
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