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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 531 473 468
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -5
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 115 165 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 0.67% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 102 85
Median daily rate £425 £416 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +7.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £302 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.00 -

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
24149 24544 23718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.84% 44.52% 44.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14843 14384 13349
Median daily rate £400 £390 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 1087 1007
Median hourly rate £20.45 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.17 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.82%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -46 106 £425 - 7
South East +2 41 £410 -9.00% 3
London -59 29 £474 -0.26% 2
Buckinghamshire +19 13 £408 -9.44%
East of England +18 11 £495 +31.86% 1
Milton Keynes +14 11 £410 -8.88%
Berkshire -1 11 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire +21 10 £494 +31.73%
South West +12 10 £328 +36.45%
West Midlands -37 9 £390 +25.22%
Cheltenham +8 7 £330 +37.50%
Reading +6 7 £450 -
Gloucestershire +2 7 £330 +37.50%
West Sussex -8 7 £425 -5.55% 1
Surrey -13 7 £409 -3.76%
City of London +25 6 £450 -14.28% 1
Crawley +3 6 £425 -5.55% 1
Yorkshire +4 5 £450 +28.57% 1
Warwickshire - 5 £433 -
Croydon - 5 £470 -
Hampshire +11 4 £188 -39.51% 1
Wales +17 3 £425 -2.85% 1
South Wales +11 3 £425 -2.85% 1
Edinburgh -9 3 - -
Scotland -15 3 - -
Telford -34 3 £350 +12.74%
Shropshire -35 3 £350 +11.84%
Northern Ireland - 3 £575 -
County Antrim - 3 £575 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £550 -

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 196 (82.35%) Cisco
2 154 (64.71%) Firewall
3 145 (60.92%) CheckPoint
4 108 (45.38%) F5
5 82 (34.45%) Juniper
6 76 (31.93%) Cisco ASA
7 71 (29.83%) Network Security
7 71 (29.83%) WAN
8 69 (28.99%) Finance
9 65 (27.31%) VPN
10 59 (24.79%) Cisco Certification
11 55 (23.11%) DNS
11 55 (23.11%) LAN
12 51 (21.43%) TCP/IP
12 51 (21.43%) Windows
13 48 (20.17%) Data Centre
14 47 (19.75%) ProxySG
15 46 (19.33%) CCNP
16 45 (18.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 44 (18.49%) Wireless
18 43 (18.07%) SSL
19 41 (17.23%) Internet
20 39 (16.39%) BIG-IP
20 39 (16.39%) Microsoft
21 37 (15.55%) Active Directory
21 37 (15.55%) ITIL
22 36 (15.13%) Security Cleared
23 35 (14.71%) Palo Alto
24 34 (14.29%) SC Cleared
25 31 (13.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

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 8 (3.36%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.10%) JBoss
4 5 (2.10%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.10%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.42%) IIS
6 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.36%) ProjectWise
3 2 (0.84%) MS Office
3 2 (0.84%) MS Project
3 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.52%) Office 365
3 5 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 154 (64.71%) Firewall
2 76 (31.93%) Cisco ASA
3 71 (29.83%) Network Security
3 71 (29.83%) WAN
4 65 (27.31%) VPN
5 55 (23.11%) DNS
5 55 (23.11%) LAN
6 51 (21.43%) TCP/IP
7 45 (18.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 44 (18.49%) Wireless
9 43 (18.07%) SSL
10 41 (17.23%) Internet
11 39 (16.39%) BIG-IP
12 31 (13.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 28 (11.76%) DHCP
14 27 (11.34%) BGP
14 27 (11.34%) Cisco Nexus
15 23 (9.66%) MPLS
16 21 (8.82%) OSPF
17 18 (7.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.10%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.10%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 69 (28.99%) Finance
2 15 (6.30%) Banking
3 13 (5.46%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.20%) Retail
5 5 (2.10%) Billing
6 4 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.84%) Back Office
7 2 (0.84%) Law
7 2 (0.84%) Legal
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
8 1 (0.42%) Automotive
8 1 (0.42%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) French Language
8 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Marketing
8 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 71 (29.83%) Network Engineer
2 44 (18.49%) Architect
3 40 (16.81%) Analyst
3 40 (16.81%) Security Engineer
4 31 (13.03%) Security Analyst
5 23 (9.66%) Network Analyst
6 22 (9.24%) Network Security Engineer
7 20 (8.40%) Consultant
7 20 (8.40%) Security Architect
8 19 (7.98%) Network Security Analyst
9 17 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
10 15 (6.30%) Infrastructure Architect
11 12 (5.04%) Network Specialist
12 11 (4.62%) Project Manager
13 10 (4.20%) IP Engineer
13 10 (4.20%) IP Security Engineer
13 10 (4.20%) Security Consultant
14 9 (3.78%) Cisco Analyst
14 9 (3.78%) Cisco Network Analyst
15 7 (2.94%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.46%) Middleware
2 8 (3.36%) 802.1X
3 5 (2.10%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.84%) CSS
5 1 (0.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (20.17%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.56%) RSA SecurID
3 16 (6.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.78%) PKI
5 5 (2.10%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (1.68%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.26%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.26%) Replication
8 2 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.84%) BBC
8 2 (0.84%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.42%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.42%) DataPower
9 1 (0.42%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.42%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (21.43%) Windows
2 24 (10.08%) Linux
3 20 (8.40%) Unix
4 17 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (6.30%) Solaris
6 9 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.94%) Windows Server
9 5 (2.10%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.68%) AIX
11 1 (0.42%) VMS
11 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.55%) ITIL
2 28 (11.76%) Information Security
3 23 (9.66%) Change Management
3 23 (9.66%) Project Management
4 21 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (7.56%) Network Design
5 18 (7.56%) Service Management
6 15 (6.30%) DDoS Mitigation
6 15 (6.30%) Load Balancing
7 14 (5.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 14 (5.88%) Network Management
7 14 (5.88%) SIEM
7 14 (5.88%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 13 (5.46%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (5.46%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (5.46%) Network Architecture
9 12 (5.04%) ITSM
10 11 (4.62%) Migration
10 11 (4.62%) Risk Management
10 11 (4.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.36%) PowerShell
2 7 (2.94%) Perl
3 6 (2.52%) Tcl
3 6 (2.52%) VB
4 5 (2.10%) C
5 3 (1.26%) SQL
6 2 (0.84%) Python
7 1 (0.42%) Java
7 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.42%) PHP
7 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (24.79%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (19.33%) CCNP
3 36 (15.13%) Security Cleared
4 34 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 26 (10.92%) CCSE
6 22 (9.24%) CCSA
7 21 (8.82%) CISSP
8 15 (6.30%) CCNA
9 12 (5.04%) CCIE
10 9 (3.78%) Degree
11 4 (1.68%) CCSP
11 4 (1.68%) CISA
11 4 (1.68%) CRISC
11 4 (1.68%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.68%) JNCIP
11 4 (1.68%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.26%) CCDP
13 2 (0.84%) CCDA
13 2 (0.84%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (0.84%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.78%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.84%) COBIT
3 2 (0.84%) COSO
3 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.84%) SAS 70
System Software
1 47 (19.75%) ProxySG
2 37 (15.55%) Active Directory
3 14 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (5.04%) VMware ESX
5 8 (3.36%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (2.10%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.26%) Snort
8 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.42%) vCloud
8 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (7.98%) FortiGate
2 14 (5.88%) MIMEsweeper
3 8 (3.36%) QRadar
4 7 (2.94%) Nexpose
4 7 (2.94%) OPNET
4 7 (2.94%) SCCM
5 6 (2.52%) Netcool
5 6 (2.52%) Tivoli
6 5 (2.10%) Control-M
6 5 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (2.10%) Oracle Identity Management
7 4 (1.68%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.68%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.26%) Proventia
9 2 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.84%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.42%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.42%) OpenView
Vendors
1 196 (82.35%) Cisco
2 145 (60.92%) CheckPoint
3 108 (45.38%) F5
4 82 (34.45%) Juniper
5 39 (16.39%) Microsoft
6 35 (14.71%) Palo Alto
7 28 (11.76%) Intel Security
8 27 (11.34%) Symantec
9 23 (9.66%) Oracle
10 21 (8.82%) Citrix
11 20 (8.40%) SolarWinds
12 19 (7.98%) Forcepoint
13 18 (7.56%) Riverbed
13 18 (7.56%) TippingPoint
13 18 (7.56%) VMware
14 15 (6.30%) Aruba
14 15 (6.30%) Fortinet
14 15 (6.30%) Sourcefire
15 14 (5.88%) HP
16 13 (5.46%) IBM
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