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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 449 459 468
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +9
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 172 154 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.69% 0.63% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 103 56
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £519 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.53 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 - -

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
24887 24619 23745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.77% 45.05% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14650 13583 12848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1070 1201
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -11 158 £425 +9.67% 24
London +30 82 £475 +12.42% 7
South East -13 30 £394 +8.62% 13
City of London -6 17 £525 +16.66% 2
East Midlands +7 14 £344 +17.52% 1
Surrey +5 12 £510 +4.61% 1
West Midlands -3 9 £316 +5.41%
South West -16 9 £425 -10.52%
Edinburgh -2 8 £500 -3.62% 1
Scotland -4 8 £500 -3.62% 1
Oxfordshire - 8 £323 - 3
Derbyshire 0 7 £375 -6.25%
Shropshire - 7 £311 -
Wiltshire -8 6 £450 -13.26%
Derby - 6 - -
Telford - 6 £310 -
South Wales +4 5 £438 -12.50%
East of England +4 5 £488 +25.80% 2
Wales -1 5 £438 -12.50%
Swindon -10 5 £488 -6.03%
Oxford - 5 £315 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £488 - 2
Hampshire -12 4 £310 -6.76% 1
Midlands - 4 £320 -
Crawley 0 3 £450 -12.19% 1
West Sussex -5 3 £450 -12.19% 1
Nottinghamshire -6 3 £394 - 1
Manchester -8 3 - -
North West -28 3 - - 1
Guildford - 3 £520 -

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 317 (89.04%) Cisco
2 276 (77.53%) Firewall
3 267 (75.00%) CheckPoint
4 190 (53.37%) Juniper
5 169 (47.47%) Cisco Certification
6 164 (46.07%) F5
7 161 (45.22%) WAN
8 142 (39.89%) Cisco ASA
9 137 (38.48%) Network Security
10 133 (37.36%) LAN
11 123 (34.55%) CCNP
12 104 (29.21%) VPN
13 97 (27.25%) Cisco Nexus
14 88 (24.72%) SSL
15 85 (23.88%) DNS
16 82 (23.03%) BGP
16 82 (23.03%) Finance
17 81 (22.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 80 (22.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 77 (21.63%) ProxySG
20 74 (20.79%) OSPF
21 71 (19.94%) Load Balancing
22 70 (19.66%) Nokia
23 66 (18.54%) BIG-IP
23 66 (18.54%) Data Centre
24 65 (18.26%) McAfee
25 59 (16.57%) TCP/IP
26 57 (16.01%) Linux
27 56 (15.73%) Wireless
28 55 (15.45%) ITIL

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 8 (2.25%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.40%) Lync
3 2 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (1.97%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.28%) MS Office
2 1 (0.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (4.21%) RMDS
2 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.84%) Office 365
2 2 (0.56%) IaaS
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 276 (77.53%) Firewall
2 161 (45.22%) WAN
3 142 (39.89%) Cisco ASA
4 137 (38.48%) Network Security
5 133 (37.36%) LAN
6 104 (29.21%) VPN
7 97 (27.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 88 (24.72%) SSL
9 85 (23.88%) DNS
10 82 (23.03%) BGP
11 81 (22.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 80 (22.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 74 (20.79%) OSPF
14 66 (18.54%) BIG-IP
15 59 (16.57%) TCP/IP
16 56 (15.73%) Wireless
17 55 (15.45%) DHCP
18 52 (14.61%) IPsec
19 47 (13.20%) Cisco IOS
20 46 (12.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.40%) MySQL
1 5 (1.40%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (1.12%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.84%) EDMS
3 3 (0.84%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.84%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.56%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Fiddler
General
1 82 (23.03%) Finance
2 37 (10.39%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.34%) Banking
4 11 (3.09%) Retail
5 5 (1.40%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.40%) Publishing
5 5 (1.40%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.56%) Marketing
6 2 (0.56%) Billing
6 2 (0.56%) Law
6 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) Back Office
7 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 145 (40.73%) Network Engineer
2 61 (17.13%) Analyst
3 58 (16.29%) Security Engineer
4 38 (10.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 36 (10.11%) Consultant
6 30 (8.43%) Security Analyst
7 29 (8.15%) Architect
8 24 (6.74%) Senior Analyst
8 24 (6.74%) Firewall Engineer
9 23 (6.46%) Network Consultant
10 22 (6.18%) Senior Network Engineer
11 21 (5.90%) Network Analyst
12 20 (5.62%) Network Architect
13 18 (5.06%) Service Desk Analyst
13 18 (5.06%) Service Analyst
14 17 (4.78%) Infrastructure Architect
14 17 (4.78%) Support Engineer
15 16 (4.49%) Network Support
16 13 (3.65%) Security Consultant
17 12 (3.37%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.34%) CSS
1 19 (5.34%) 802.1X
2 15 (4.21%) Rendezvous
3 12 (3.37%) Middleware
4 3 (0.84%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.56%) Web Services
5 2 (0.56%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (18.54%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 24 (6.74%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.37%) SecurID
5 10 (2.81%) Thin Client
5 10 (2.81%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.53%) Clustering
7 8 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.12%) PKI
9 3 (0.84%) Replication
9 3 (0.84%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.56%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.56%) DTV
11 1 (0.28%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.28%) IVR
11 1 (0.28%) CESG
11 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.28%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (16.01%) Linux
2 50 (14.04%) Windows
3 33 (9.27%) UNIX
4 30 (8.43%) Solaris
5 14 (3.93%) Oracle Linux
6 10 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (19.94%) Load Balancing
2 55 (15.45%) ITIL
3 33 (9.27%) Service Management
4 31 (8.71%) Network Architecture
5 30 (8.43%) Time Management
6 28 (7.87%) Network Design
7 27 (7.58%) Kalman Filter
8 25 (7.02%) WAN Optimisation
8 25 (7.02%) Change Management
9 20 (5.62%) Mentoring
10 18 (5.06%) Network Management
11 15 (4.21%) Performance Management
12 14 (3.93%) SIEM
12 14 (3.93%) E-Commerce
13 13 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (3.65%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (3.09%) Change Control
15 10 (2.81%) Project Management
16 9 (2.53%) Service Delivery
16 9 (2.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.06%) Python
2 16 (4.49%) C
3 14 (3.93%) Perl
4 9 (2.53%) C++
4 9 (2.53%) Shell Script
5 8 (2.25%) PHP
5 8 (2.25%) Lisp
6 7 (1.97%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.84%) Tcl
7 3 (0.84%) SQL
Qualifications
1 169 (47.47%) Cisco Certification
2 123 (34.55%) CCNP
3 53 (14.89%) CCSE
4 45 (12.64%) Security Cleared
5 41 (11.52%) CCNA
6 33 (9.27%) SC Cleared
7 30 (8.43%) CCSA
8 27 (7.58%) CISSP
9 18 (5.06%) CCIE
10 15 (4.21%) CCDP
11 13 (3.65%) Degree
12 11 (3.09%) CCSP
13 9 (2.53%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.69%) Check Point Certification
15 4 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (1.12%) Avaya Certification
15 4 (1.12%) PMP
15 4 (1.12%) PMI Certification
16 3 (0.84%) JNCIS
17 2 (0.56%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (2.81%) SLA
3 5 (1.40%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) GPG13
System Software
1 77 (21.63%) ProxySG
2 29 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.90%) Active Directory
4 12 (3.37%) Snort
5 10 (2.81%) XenServer
6 9 (2.53%) Sendmail
7 5 (1.40%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.12%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.56%) Xen
9 2 (0.56%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.56%) UAG
9 2 (0.56%) XenApp
10 1 (0.28%) Squid
Systems Management
1 17 (4.78%) CiscoWorks
2 14 (3.93%) Control-M
2 14 (3.93%) BladeLogic
2 14 (3.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 13 (3.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (2.81%) FortiGate
5 9 (2.53%) MIMEsweeper
5 9 (2.53%) MAILsweeper
5 9 (2.53%) OPNET
6 8 (2.25%) Nessus
6 8 (2.25%) Nmap
7 7 (1.97%) NetCrunch
8 6 (1.69%) Nagios
9 5 (1.40%) Cacti
9 5 (1.40%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.84%) SCCM
11 2 (0.56%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
12 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 317 (89.04%) Cisco
2 267 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 190 (53.37%) Juniper
4 164 (46.07%) F5
5 70 (19.66%) Nokia
6 65 (18.26%) McAfee
7 52 (14.61%) Citrix
8 50 (14.04%) SolarWinds
9 47 (13.20%) Fortinet
10 42 (11.80%) HP
11 41 (11.52%) TippingPoint
12 37 (10.39%) VMware
13 34 (9.55%) Nortel
14 32 (8.99%) Avaya
14 32 (8.99%) Sourcefire
15 31 (8.71%) Tufin
16 26 (7.30%) Symantec
17 25 (7.02%) Websense
17 25 (7.02%) CA
18 23 (6.46%) Infoblox
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