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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 535 463 477
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +14
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 129 184 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% 0.72% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 98 84
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -

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
24678 25705 24586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.15% 45.31% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15154 14630 13836
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 1121 1066
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £11.14 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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 -48 124 £433 +8.12% 18
South East -8 58 £410 +0.61% 8
London -44 33 £450 +16.12% 7
Surrey -26 21 £385 -3.75% 1
Berkshire +11 16 £450 - 4
East of England +12 12 £494 -1.20% 2
Hertfordshire +17 11 £491 +30.86%
Buckinghamshire +13 11 £405 -10.00% 3
Hampshire +10 10 £475 -
West Midlands -19 10 £425 +24.08%
Milton Keynes +7 9 £405 -10.00% 3
Yorkshire -12 8 £375 -6.36% 1
City of London +39 7 £500 +14.28% 2
Reading +1 7 £450 - 3
South Yorkshire - 7 £375 -
Epsom -3 6 £385 -
Bracknell - 6 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 4 £438 -
Sheffield - 4 £475 -
Warwickshire +1 3 £425 -5.55%
Telford -31 3 £375 -
Shropshire -34 3 £375 -6.31%
Warwick - 3 £425 -
Docklands, London - 3 £525 -
East Midlands +2 2 £350 -12.50%
Welwyn Garden City +1 2 £483 -
Birmingham -3 2 £475 +55.73%
Coventry - 2 £419 -
Staines - 2 £500 -
Belfast - 2 £550 -

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 216 (87.10%) Cisco
2 169 (68.15%) CheckPoint
3 147 (59.27%) Firewall
4 126 (50.81%) F5
5 92 (37.10%) Cisco ASA
6 83 (33.47%) Network Security
7 80 (32.26%) Juniper
8 68 (27.42%) WAN
9 64 (25.81%) LAN
10 56 (22.58%) DNS
10 56 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
11 55 (22.18%) Finance
12 47 (18.95%) VPN
13 46 (18.55%) Data Centre
14 44 (17.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 43 (17.34%) Security Cleared
15 43 (17.34%) CCNP
16 40 (16.13%) ProxySG
16 40 (16.13%) SC Cleared
17 37 (14.92%) Palo Alto
18 35 (14.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 34 (13.71%) Windows
20 33 (13.31%) Cisco Nexus
21 32 (12.90%) BIG-IP
22 31 (12.50%) CCSE
22 31 (12.50%) Microsoft
22 31 (12.50%) TCP/IP
23 29 (11.69%) SSL
23 29 (11.69%) Wireless
24 28 (11.29%) BGP

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (5.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 10 (4.03%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.02%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.61%) JBoss
4 4 (1.61%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.61%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.81%) IIS
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.03%) ProjectWise
3 3 (1.21%) MS Office
4 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 147 (59.27%) Firewall
2 92 (37.10%) Cisco ASA
3 83 (33.47%) Network Security
4 68 (27.42%) WAN
5 64 (25.81%) LAN
6 56 (22.58%) DNS
7 47 (18.95%) VPN
8 44 (17.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 35 (14.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 33 (13.31%) Cisco Nexus
11 32 (12.90%) BIG-IP
12 31 (12.50%) TCP/IP
13 29 (11.69%) SSL
13 29 (11.69%) Wireless
14 28 (11.29%) BGP
15 26 (10.48%) DHCP
15 26 (10.48%) OSPF
16 25 (10.08%) Cisco IOS
16 25 (10.08%) Internet
17 18 (7.26%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.61%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 55 (22.18%) Finance
2 20 (8.06%) Banking
3 9 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.82%) Retail
5 5 (2.02%) Billing
5 5 (2.02%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.21%) Law
8 2 (0.81%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Automotive
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) French Language
9 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (32.26%) Network Engineer
2 45 (18.15%) Security Engineer
3 36 (14.52%) Architect
4 35 (14.11%) Analyst
5 28 (11.29%) Network Security Engineer
6 27 (10.89%) Network Analyst
7 24 (9.68%) Security Analyst
8 23 (9.27%) Network Specialist
9 19 (7.66%) Network Security Analyst
10 18 (7.26%) Consultant
11 16 (6.45%) Security Architect
12 15 (6.05%) Cisco Engineer
13 13 (5.24%) Project Manager
13 13 (5.24%) Senior Network Engineer
14 12 (4.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 10 (4.03%) Infrastructure Architect
16 9 (3.63%) Blue Coat Specialist
16 9 (3.63%) Designer
16 9 (3.63%) Network Architect
17 8 (3.23%) Blue Coat Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.63%) Middleware
2 4 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (1.21%) CSS
4 1 (0.40%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.40%) COM
4 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (18.55%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 11 (4.44%) RSA SecurID
3 6 (2.42%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.02%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.02%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (2.02%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.21%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.21%) Replication
6 2 (0.81%) BBC
6 2 (0.81%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.40%) CESG
7 1 (0.40%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.40%) Clustering
7 1 (0.40%) DataPower
7 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.40%) iDTV
7 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.40%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.71%) Windows
2 22 (8.87%) Linux
3 13 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (4.84%) Unix
5 8 (3.23%) Solaris
6 7 (2.82%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.61%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.40%) VMS
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (10.08%) ITIL
2 21 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (7.66%) Change Management
3 19 (7.66%) Network Design
4 18 (7.26%) Project Management
5 17 (6.85%) Kalman Filter
5 17 (6.85%) Load Balancing
6 15 (6.05%) Migration
6 15 (6.05%) Network Architecture
7 14 (5.65%) Network Management
7 14 (5.65%) SIEM
8 13 (5.24%) Service Management
9 12 (4.84%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (4.44%) Configuration Management
10 11 (4.44%) DDoS Mitigation
11 10 (4.03%) B2B
11 10 (4.03%) Risk Management
12 9 (3.63%) Data Migration
12 9 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (3.23%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.63%) C
2 8 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.82%) Perl
4 6 (2.42%) Tcl
4 6 (2.42%) VB
5 2 (0.81%) Python
5 2 (0.81%) SQL
6 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (17.34%) CCNP
2 43 (17.34%) Security Cleared
3 40 (16.13%) SC Cleared
4 31 (12.50%) CCSE
5 24 (9.68%) CCSA
6 20 (8.06%) CCNA
7 15 (6.05%) CISSP
8 11 (4.44%) CCIE
9 6 (2.42%) JNCIP
10 5 (2.02%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (2.02%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.61%) CCDP
11 4 (1.61%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.21%) CCDA
12 3 (1.21%) CCSP
12 3 (1.21%) Degree
13 2 (0.81%) HNC
13 2 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.81%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (16.13%) ProxySG
2 22 (8.87%) Active Directory
3 14 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.23%) VMware ESX
5 7 (2.82%) Snort
6 2 (0.81%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.40%) vCloud
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (6.05%) FortiGate
2 14 (5.65%) MIMEsweeper
3 11 (4.44%) QRadar
4 7 (2.82%) OPNET
4 7 (2.82%) Proventia
5 6 (2.42%) Netcool
5 6 (2.42%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.61%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.61%) Control-M
6 4 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (1.61%) Oracle Identity Management
6 4 (1.61%) SCCM
7 2 (0.81%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.40%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 216 (87.10%) Cisco
2 169 (68.15%) CheckPoint
3 126 (50.81%) F5
4 80 (32.26%) Juniper
5 37 (14.92%) Palo Alto
6 31 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 26 (10.48%) Forcepoint
8 23 (9.27%) Citrix
9 22 (8.87%) Oracle
10 21 (8.47%) SolarWinds
11 19 (7.66%) Riverbed
12 18 (7.26%) Symantec
13 17 (6.85%) HP
13 17 (6.85%) Intel Security
14 16 (6.45%) Fortinet
15 15 (6.05%) IronPort
15 15 (6.05%) VMware
16 14 (5.65%) IBM
17 12 (4.84%) Nokia
17 12 (4.84%) Splunk
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