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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 424 462 461
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -1
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 209 156 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.81% 0.61% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 96 58
Average daily rate
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£450 £418 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% +7.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £298 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £519 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 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
25732 25448 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.93% 45.76% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15200 14185 13493
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1100 1086 1100
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.46 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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 +24 193 £450 +8.43% 27
London +34 75 £475 +13.09% 11
South East -7 38 £438 -2.77% 8
South West +5 33 £475 +3.82% 7
Wiltshire +14 30 £475 -4.40% 5
Swindon +5 22 £475 -4.40% 5
East Midlands -1 19 £388 -10.40% 1
City of London 0 15 £500 +11.11% 2
East of England - 14 £600 -
Oxfordshire - 14 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 14 £600 -
Scotland +5 12 £500 -3.62%
Edinburgh -4 12 £500 -3.62%
Stevenage - 9 - -
Derbyshire - 8 £350 -
Derby - 7 £325 -
Surrey -4 6 £420 -10.40%
Berkshire -8 6 £550 +22.22% 3
Nottinghamshire -10 6 £400 -11.11% 1
Oxford - 6 £316 -
Milton Keynes -6 5 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire -9 5 £450 - 1
West Midlands -9 5 £320 +6.66%
Nottingham -12 5 £400 -11.11% 1
Wales -3 4 £450 -10.00%
South Wales -7 4 £450 -10.00%
Hampshire -9 4 £310 -3.12% 2
Telford - 4 £310 -
Shropshire - 4 £310 -
Midlands - 4 £320 -

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 310 (83.78%) Cisco
2 268 (72.43%) Firewall
3 249 (67.30%) CheckPoint
4 191 (51.62%) Juniper
5 175 (47.30%) Cisco Certification
6 163 (44.05%) WAN
6 163 (44.05%) F5
7 147 (39.73%) Network Security
8 139 (37.57%) LAN
9 138 (37.30%) Cisco ASA
10 125 (33.78%) CCNP
11 107 (28.92%) VPN
12 106 (28.65%) Cisco Nexus
13 89 (24.05%) Data Centre
14 85 (22.97%) SSL
15 83 (22.43%) McAfee
16 80 (21.62%) Finance
17 78 (21.08%) ProxySG
17 78 (21.08%) Nokia
18 76 (20.54%) BGP
19 72 (19.46%) Load Balancing
20 65 (17.57%) OSPF
21 62 (16.76%) Wireless
22 57 (15.41%) DNS
23 55 (14.86%) Citrix
23 55 (14.86%) IPsec
24 54 (14.59%) CCNA
24 54 (14.59%) Kalman Filter
25 53 (14.32%) Fortinet
25 53 (14.32%) Security Cleared

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.08%) Lync
2 2 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 10 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.54%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.89%) RMDS
2 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 268 (72.43%) Firewall
2 163 (44.05%) WAN
3 147 (39.73%) Network Security
4 139 (37.57%) LAN
5 138 (37.30%) Cisco ASA
6 107 (28.92%) VPN
7 106 (28.65%) Cisco Nexus
8 85 (22.97%) SSL
9 76 (20.54%) BGP
10 65 (17.57%) OSPF
11 62 (16.76%) Wireless
12 57 (15.41%) DNS
13 55 (14.86%) IPsec
14 51 (13.78%) BIG-IP
15 50 (13.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 49 (13.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 49 (13.24%) VoIP
17 48 (12.97%) MPLS
18 45 (12.16%) Cisco IOS
19 41 (11.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.35%) MySQL
1 5 (1.35%) Oracle Exadata
2 3 (0.81%) Hadoop
2 3 (0.81%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.27%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.27%) EDMS
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Fiddler
General
1 80 (21.62%) Finance
2 47 (12.70%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.05%) Banking
4 7 (1.89%) Retail
5 6 (1.62%) Spanish Language
6 5 (1.35%) Publishing
6 5 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.54%) Marketing
7 2 (0.54%) Billing
7 2 (0.54%) Law
7 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 142 (38.38%) Network Engineer
2 55 (14.86%) Analyst
3 52 (14.05%) Security Engineer
4 37 (10.00%) Consultant
5 36 (9.73%) Architect
6 32 (8.65%) Network Security Engineer
7 26 (7.03%) Senior Network Engineer
8 24 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
9 22 (5.95%) Security Analyst
9 22 (5.95%) Network Architect
10 21 (5.68%) Firewall Engineer
11 20 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
11 20 (5.41%) Service Analyst
12 17 (4.59%) Infrastructure Architect
13 15 (4.05%) Network Support
13 15 (4.05%) Network Analyst
13 15 (4.05%) Network Consultant
14 13 (3.51%) Support Engineer
14 13 (3.51%) Security Consultant
14 13 (3.51%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.95%) 802.1X
2 20 (5.41%) CSS
3 12 (3.24%) Middleware
4 7 (1.89%) Rendezvous
5 2 (0.54%) Web Services
5 2 (0.54%) WAP
6 1 (0.27%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 89 (24.05%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.86%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 12 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (2.43%) Clustering
6 6 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.62%) SecurID
7 5 (1.35%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.08%) CMDB
8 4 (1.08%) PKI
8 4 (1.08%) Replication
9 3 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.81%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.54%) DTV
11 1 (0.27%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.27%) CESG
11 1 (0.27%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.27%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 47 (12.70%) Linux
2 44 (11.89%) Windows
3 33 (8.92%) UNIX
4 26 (7.03%) Solaris
5 14 (3.78%) Oracle Linux
6 7 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.46%) Load Balancing
2 54 (14.59%) Kalman Filter
3 50 (13.51%) ITIL
4 40 (10.81%) Network Design
5 31 (8.38%) Time Management
6 26 (7.03%) Network Management
6 26 (7.03%) Change Management
7 24 (6.49%) WAN Optimisation
8 22 (5.95%) Network Architecture
9 20 (5.41%) Service Management
10 19 (5.14%) SIEM
11 17 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (4.05%) Information Security
13 14 (3.78%) Performance Management
13 14 (3.78%) Mentoring
14 13 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (3.51%) Project Management
15 12 (3.24%) Change Control
16 11 (2.97%) Problem Management
16 11 (2.97%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.51%) Python
2 11 (2.97%) Perl
3 9 (2.43%) C
4 7 (1.89%) PHP
5 6 (1.62%) C++
5 6 (1.62%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.35%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.08%) SQL
7 4 (1.08%) Lisp
8 3 (0.81%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 175 (47.30%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (33.78%) CCNP
3 54 (14.59%) CCNA
4 53 (14.32%) Security Cleared
5 44 (11.89%) CCSE
6 39 (10.54%) CCSA
7 38 (10.27%) SC Cleared
8 37 (10.00%) CISSP
9 29 (7.84%) CCIE
10 17 (4.59%) CCDP
10 17 (4.59%) Degree
11 15 (4.05%) CCSP
12 9 (2.43%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.62%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (1.08%) JNCIS
15 4 (1.08%) JNCIP
15 4 (1.08%) JNCIE
16 3 (0.81%) HP ASE
16 3 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.57%) SLA
2 17 (4.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (2.97%) HIPAA
4 4 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 78 (21.08%) ProxySG
2 14 (3.78%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.97%) Snort
4 10 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.62%) Sendmail
6 5 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.35%) XenServer
6 5 (1.35%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.35%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.54%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.54%) Xen
7 2 (0.54%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.54%) XenApp
8 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (4.59%) CiscoWorks
2 14 (3.78%) Control-M
2 14 (3.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 14 (3.78%) BladeLogic
3 12 (3.24%) FortiGate
4 9 (2.43%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (2.16%) Nessus
5 8 (2.16%) Nmap
6 7 (1.89%) OPNET
7 6 (1.62%) Nagios
7 6 (1.62%) MIMEsweeper
7 6 (1.62%) MAILsweeper
7 6 (1.62%) NetCrunch
8 5 (1.35%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (1.35%) Cacti
9 3 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.27%) SCCM
11 1 (0.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 310 (83.78%) Cisco
2 249 (67.30%) CheckPoint
3 191 (51.62%) Juniper
4 163 (44.05%) F5
5 83 (22.43%) McAfee
6 78 (21.08%) Nokia
7 55 (14.86%) Citrix
8 53 (14.32%) Fortinet
9 47 (12.70%) IronPort
10 43 (11.62%) SolarWinds
11 36 (9.73%) Sourcefire
12 33 (8.92%) TippingPoint
12 33 (8.92%) Tufin
12 33 (8.92%) Nortel
13 31 (8.38%) HP
14 30 (8.11%) Avaya
15 29 (7.84%) Websense
16 25 (6.76%) Symantec
16 25 (6.76%) CA
17 20 (5.41%) Microsoft
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