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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 450 458 480
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +22
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 165 117 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.49% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 56 45
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£425 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
- +12.78%

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
26296 23879 25674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.02% 46.26% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15352 13520 13230
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1245 1147 1320
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.85 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -6.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -5.10%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014. 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
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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 +15 164 £425 +9.67% 31
London +56 81 £438 +10.75% 13
South East -27 37 £375 -9.09% 12
City of London +40 24 £450 +41.95% 5
East Midlands +11 16 £425 -
Berkshire -5 13 £413 +14.18% 4
Nottinghamshire - 12 £440 -
Nottingham - 12 £440 -
South West -28 9 £288 - 1
Surrey +1 8 £406 -2.69% 1
Yorkshire -15 8 £325 -16.12%
Reading +10 7 £450 +125.00% 3
West Yorkshire -5 7 £325 -16.39%
Buckinghamshire -6 7 £325 -24.63% 1
North West -13 7 £420 -23.63% 1
Milton Keynes -10 6 £318 -29.44%
Manchester -12 5 £363 +20.83%
Hampshire - 5 £348 - 4
Wiltshire - 5 £400 - 1
Leeds -2 4 £325 -13.33%
Camberley - 4 £475 - 1
Swindon - 4 £400 - 1
Kent - 3 £410 - 1
West Midlands -21 2 £321 -20.24% 2
East of England -32 2 - - 2
Newbury - 2 £300 -
Maidstone - 2 £405 - 1
Staines -2 1 - -
York -2 1 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire -9 1 £401 +3.35%

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

1 268 (84.01%) Cisco
2 265 (83.07%) Firewall
3 203 (63.64%) CheckPoint
4 169 (52.98%) Juniper
5 158 (49.53%) F5
6 144 (45.14%) Cisco Certification
7 120 (37.62%) Network Security
8 118 (36.99%) CCNP
9 108 (33.86%) WAN
10 98 (30.72%) ProxySG
11 92 (28.84%) VPN
12 91 (28.53%) Cisco ASA
13 89 (27.90%) BGP
14 88 (27.59%) LAN
15 79 (24.76%) Finance
16 78 (24.45%) OSPF
17 73 (22.88%) Cisco Nexus
18 64 (20.06%) TCP/IP
19 62 (19.44%) Security Cleared
20 59 (18.50%) Load Balancing
21 57 (17.87%) HP
22 54 (16.93%) VMware
22 54 (16.93%) McAfee
23 53 (16.61%) Linux
24 51 (15.99%) SSL
24 51 (15.99%) CCSE
25 50 (15.67%) DNS
26 49 (15.36%) SC Cleared
27 48 (15.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
28 47 (14.73%) Cisco IOS

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 11 (3.45%) Apache
2 9 (2.82%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.25%) LiveLink
3 4 (1.25%) IIS
3 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.63%) GlassFish
4 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.31%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (4.39%) MS Excel
1 14 (4.39%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.51%) MS Office
3 2 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.31%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 265 (83.07%) Firewall
2 120 (37.62%) Network Security
3 108 (33.86%) WAN
4 92 (28.84%) VPN
5 91 (28.53%) Cisco ASA
6 89 (27.90%) BGP
7 88 (27.59%) LAN
8 78 (24.45%) OSPF
9 73 (22.88%) Cisco Nexus
10 64 (20.06%) TCP/IP
11 51 (15.99%) SSL
12 50 (15.67%) DNS
13 48 (15.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 47 (14.73%) Cisco IOS
15 44 (13.79%) Wireless
16 43 (13.48%) VLAN
17 41 (12.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 38 (11.91%) SAN
19 36 (11.29%) HSRP
20 35 (10.97%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.88%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.31%) Metasploit
General
1 79 (24.76%) Finance
2 33 (10.34%) Banking
3 26 (8.15%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.39%) Retail
5 12 (3.76%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.51%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.19%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.25%) German Language
9 3 (0.94%) Billing
9 3 (0.94%) Back Office
9 3 (0.94%) Legal
10 2 (0.63%) Local Government
10 2 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 115 (36.05%) Network Engineer
2 83 (26.02%) Security Engineer
3 56 (17.55%) Network Security Engineer
4 39 (12.23%) Consultant
5 27 (8.46%) Senior Security Engineer
6 26 (8.15%) Network Consultant
7 24 (7.52%) Security Consultant
8 22 (6.90%) Architect
9 21 (6.58%) Analyst
9 21 (6.58%) Senior Network Engineer
10 19 (5.96%) Network Specialist
11 18 (5.64%) Network Security Consultant
11 18 (5.64%) Designer
12 16 (5.02%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 15 (4.70%) Network Support
14 13 (4.08%) Security Specialist
14 13 (4.08%) Network Analyst
14 13 (4.08%) Firewall Engineer
15 12 (3.76%) Network Security Specialist
16 11 (3.45%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.19%) Middleware
2 4 (1.25%) CSS
2 4 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.63%) Web Services
3 2 (0.63%) WAP
3 2 (0.63%) SAML
4 1 (0.31%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.31%) JSP
4 1 (0.31%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (8.15%) PKI
3 14 (4.39%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 11 (3.45%) Thin Client
5 9 (2.82%) Clustering
6 6 (1.88%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.57%) Open Source
8 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.25%) SecurID
9 1 (0.31%) iPhone
9 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.31%) iPad
9 1 (0.31%) PMI
9 1 (0.31%) NHS
9 1 (0.31%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.31%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.31%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 53 (16.61%) Linux
2 36 (11.29%) Windows
3 24 (7.52%) UNIX
4 22 (6.90%) Solaris
5 7 (2.19%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.94%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.63%) MVS
9 2 (0.63%) AIX
9 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.31%) Android
10 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.31%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (18.50%) Load Balancing
2 46 (14.42%) ITIL
3 34 (10.66%) Mentoring
4 27 (8.46%) Change Control
5 26 (8.15%) Change Management
6 20 (6.27%) Kalman Filter
7 18 (5.64%) Network Design
7 18 (5.64%) Information Assurance
8 17 (5.33%) WAN Optimisation
8 17 (5.33%) Migration
8 17 (5.33%) E-Commerce
9 16 (5.02%) Problem Management
10 15 (4.70%) Network Management
10 15 (4.70%) Project Management
10 15 (4.70%) Information Security
10 15 (4.70%) Network Monitoring
11 12 (3.76%) Service Delivery
12 11 (3.45%) High Availability
12 11 (3.45%) Network Load Balancing
12 11 (3.45%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.58%) Perl
2 10 (3.13%) C
3 9 (2.82%) Lisp
4 8 (2.51%) Tcl
5 7 (2.19%) C++
5 7 (2.19%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.88%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.57%) PHP
7 5 (1.57%) SQL
8 4 (1.25%) Python
8 4 (1.25%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.94%) Java
9 3 (0.94%) VBScript
10 2 (0.63%) Ruby
11 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 144 (45.14%) Cisco Certification
2 118 (36.99%) CCNP
3 62 (19.44%) Security Cleared
4 51 (15.99%) CCSE
5 49 (15.36%) SC Cleared
6 41 (12.85%) CCNA
7 27 (8.46%) CCIE
8 20 (6.27%) CCSA
9 19 (5.96%) CISSP
10 15 (4.70%) DV Cleared
11 14 (4.39%) Check Point Certification
12 13 (4.08%) JNCIS
13 11 (3.45%) Degree
14 9 (2.82%) CCDP
15 8 (2.51%) CCSP
16 4 (1.25%) HP ASE
16 4 (1.25%) HP MASE
17 3 (0.94%) JNCIA
18 2 (0.63%) CISM
19 1 (0.31%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 11 (3.45%) SLA
3 7 (2.19%) QA
4 5 (1.57%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.25%) GPG13
6 2 (0.63%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 98 (30.72%) ProxySG
2 32 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (7.84%) Snort
4 18 (5.64%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (5.02%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.25%) ISA Server
6 4 (1.25%) Squid
6 4 (1.25%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.63%) XenApp
7 2 (0.63%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.31%) UAG
8 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.76%) FortiGate
2 10 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (2.82%) OPNET
4 8 (2.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (2.51%) BladeLogic
4 8 (2.51%) Control-M
4 8 (2.51%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.57%) SCCM
6 4 (1.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (1.25%) MIMEsweeper
6 4 (1.25%) MAILsweeper
6 4 (1.25%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.94%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.94%) SCOM
8 2 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.63%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.63%) OpenView
9 1 (0.31%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 268 (84.01%) Cisco
2 203 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 169 (52.98%) Juniper
4 158 (49.53%) F5
5 57 (17.87%) HP
6 54 (16.93%) McAfee
6 54 (16.93%) VMware
7 43 (13.48%) Nokia
8 42 (13.17%) Sourcefire
9 39 (12.23%) Citrix
10 28 (8.78%) Microsoft
10 28 (8.78%) Websense
11 25 (7.84%) Nortel
12 20 (6.27%) Symantec
13 17 (5.33%) Oracle
14 16 (5.02%) Avaya
14 16 (5.02%) TippingPoint
15 14 (4.39%) IronPort
16 13 (4.08%) Fortinet
16 13 (4.08%) Infoblox
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