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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 496 382 473
Rank change year-on-year
-114 +91
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 130 236 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.46% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 1.00% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 163 69
Average daily rate £425 £401 £367
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +9.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £381
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £43.69 - £117.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.41 - £67.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 - £167.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.69 - £117.50

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
22062 23715 22622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.89% 45.79% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13749 12420
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1006 988
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -101 120 £425 +6.11% 23
London -53 44 £450 +9.09% 7
South East +2 29 £425 +9.67% 7
Yorkshire -31 25 £385 -3.87% 5
Sheffield - 23 £385 -
South Yorkshire - 23 £385 -
Berkshire +15 12 £375 -23.11% 4
Surrey -19 11 £425 +14.86% 2
Hertfordshire +14 9 £488 +39.28%
East of England +5 9 £488 -22.00% 1
City of London +3 7 £475 +15.15% 1
Reading -1 6 £375 -16.75% 2
South West +4 5 £425 +17.24% 1
Hampshire -4 4 £393 +4.66% 1
Wales -10 4 £308 -18.00%
East Midlands -23 4 £450 +44.00%
Swindon - 4 £425 -
Wiltshire - 4 £425 -
Bracknell - 4 - - 2
Scotland -3 3 - -
Edinburgh -13 3 - -
South Wales -13 3 £290 -22.66%
West Midlands -15 3 £400 -7.51% 2
Canary Wharf - 3 £450 -
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £550 +29.41%
Milton Keynes +2 2 £550 +29.41%
Epsom -3 2 £385 +4.05%
Newport -4 2 £250 -
Nottinghamshire -15 2 £400 -
North West -23 2 £500 -

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 232 (84.36%) Cisco
2 181 (65.82%) Firewall
3 173 (62.91%) CheckPoint
4 140 (50.91%) F5
5 123 (44.73%) Juniper
6 107 (38.91%) Cisco ASA
7 104 (37.82%) Network Security
8 95 (34.55%) LAN
9 93 (33.82%) Cisco Certification
10 87 (31.64%) WAN
11 75 (27.27%) VPN
12 67 (24.36%) CCNP
13 56 (20.36%) Cisco IOS
14 55 (20.00%) DNS
15 53 (19.27%) Security Cleared
15 53 (19.27%) Data Centre
16 52 (18.91%) Cisco Nexus
17 51 (18.55%) Finance
18 49 (17.82%) Kalman Filter
19 47 (17.09%) SC Cleared
20 46 (16.73%) DHCP
21 44 (16.00%) OSPF
21 44 (16.00%) BGP
22 41 (14.91%) CCSE
22 41 (14.91%) Palo Alto
23 38 (13.82%) VLAN
23 38 (13.82%) CCNA
24 37 (13.45%) Intel Security
25 35 (12.73%) SSL
25 35 (12.73%) ITIL

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 13 (4.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (2.18%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.09%) JBoss
3 3 (1.09%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.09%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.73%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.36%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.36%) IIS
5 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (1.45%) MS Office
1 4 (1.45%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.09%) ProjectWise
3 2 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 181 (65.82%) Firewall
2 107 (38.91%) Cisco ASA
3 104 (37.82%) Network Security
4 95 (34.55%) LAN
5 87 (31.64%) WAN
6 75 (27.27%) VPN
7 56 (20.36%) Cisco IOS
8 55 (20.00%) DNS
9 52 (18.91%) Cisco Nexus
10 46 (16.73%) DHCP
11 44 (16.00%) BGP
11 44 (16.00%) OSPF
12 38 (13.82%) VLAN
13 35 (12.73%) SSL
14 34 (12.36%) TCP/IP
15 30 (10.91%) Wireless
16 29 (10.55%) Cisco PIX
17 28 (10.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 27 (9.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 26 (9.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database
1 3 (1.09%) Oracle Exadata
1 3 (1.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.36%) Big Data
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 51 (18.55%) Finance
2 18 (6.55%) Banking
3 17 (6.18%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.00%) Spanish Language
5 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.09%) Law
6 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 94 (34.18%) Network Engineer
2 48 (17.45%) Security Engineer
3 43 (15.64%) Analyst
4 35 (12.73%) Security Analyst
5 34 (12.36%) Network Analyst
6 31 (11.27%) Network Security Engineer
7 29 (10.55%) Network Specialist
8 28 (10.18%) Network Security Analyst
9 26 (9.45%) Architect
9 26 (9.45%) Consultant
10 23 (8.36%) Cisco Engineer
11 21 (7.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 15 (5.45%) Blue Coat Specialist
12 15 (5.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 14 (5.09%) Security Architect
13 14 (5.09%) Security Specialist
13 14 (5.09%) Senior Security Engineer
14 13 (4.73%) Blue Coat Engineer
15 12 (4.36%) Senior Network Engineer
15 12 (4.36%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.55%) CSS
2 6 (2.18%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.09%) Middleware
3 3 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.36%) COM
4 1 (0.36%) HTML
4 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 53 (19.27%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.00%) SecurID
3 8 (2.91%) Fat Client
3 8 (2.91%) Thin Client
4 7 (2.55%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.73%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.36%) CESG
9 1 (0.36%) Clustering
9 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.36%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.36%) PKI
9 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.91%) Windows
2 28 (10.18%) Linux
3 11 (4.00%) Unix
3 11 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (2.91%) Solaris
5 6 (2.18%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.73%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.36%) VMS
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (17.82%) Kalman Filter
2 35 (12.73%) ITIL
3 32 (11.64%) Load Balancing
4 26 (9.45%) Network Design
5 22 (8.00%) Network Architecture
6 20 (7.27%) Change Management
7 19 (6.91%) Migration
8 17 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (6.18%) Web Filtering
9 15 (5.45%) Mentoring
9 15 (5.45%) Security Hardening
10 14 (5.09%) Information Security
10 14 (5.09%) SIEM
11 13 (4.73%) Network Management
12 12 (4.36%) High Availability
12 12 (4.36%) Project Management
13 11 (4.00%) Problem Management
14 10 (3.64%) Service Management
15 9 (3.27%) Risk Management
16 8 (2.91%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.82%) C
1 5 (1.82%) SQL
2 2 (0.73%) Perl
2 2 (0.73%) PowerShell
2 2 (0.73%) Tcl
2 2 (0.73%) VB
3 1 (0.36%) Java
3 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 93 (33.82%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (24.36%) CCNP
3 53 (19.27%) Security Cleared
4 47 (17.09%) SC Cleared
5 41 (14.91%) CCSE
6 38 (13.82%) CCNA
7 33 (12.00%) CISSP
8 31 (11.27%) CCSA
9 28 (10.18%) CCIE
10 13 (4.73%) Degree
11 11 (4.00%) JNCIP
12 10 (3.64%) CCSP
13 9 (3.27%) JNCIE
14 8 (2.91%) JNCIS
15 7 (2.55%) CCDP
16 6 (2.18%) JNCIA
17 4 (1.45%) Check Point Certification
18 3 (1.09%) CCDA
19 2 (0.73%) HNC
20 1 (0.36%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.00%) SLA
2 5 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.45%) HIPAA
4 3 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (12.36%) ProxySG
2 18 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.55%) Snort
3 15 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.45%) ISA Server
4 4 (1.45%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.09%) Firmware
6 2 (0.73%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.73%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.73%) XenApp
7 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (6.55%) Proventia
2 11 (4.00%) MIMEsweeper
3 9 (3.27%) QRadar
4 6 (2.18%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.82%) OPNET
6 4 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.09%) BladeLogic
7 3 (1.09%) CiscoWorks
7 3 (1.09%) Control-M
7 3 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (1.09%) SCCM
8 2 (0.73%) Netcool
8 2 (0.73%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.36%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 232 (84.36%) Cisco
2 173 (62.91%) CheckPoint
3 140 (50.91%) F5
4 123 (44.73%) Juniper
5 41 (14.91%) Palo Alto
6 37 (13.45%) Intel Security
7 34 (12.36%) Citrix
8 31 (11.27%) IronPort
9 29 (10.55%) Forcepoint
10 24 (8.73%) Sourcefire
11 23 (8.36%) Microsoft
12 22 (8.00%) Nokia
13 21 (7.64%) Fortinet
14 19 (6.91%) Barracuda Networks
14 19 (6.91%) HP
15 15 (5.45%) SolarWinds
15 15 (5.45%) VMware
16 14 (5.09%) Remedy
16 14 (5.09%) Riverbed
16 14 (5.09%) Symantec
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