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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
UK
Rank 456 486 400
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -86
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 146 141 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.27% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 0.73% 0.63% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 69 157
Median daily rate £425 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £401
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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
19927 22517 23888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.51% 43.30% 45.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12360 13480 13683
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 738 840 973
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +17.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 115 £420 -1.17% 14
South East +23 41 £350 -30.00% 2
London -1 29 £500 +17.64% 9
Wales +29 16 £425 +49.25%
South Wales +32 15 £425 +102.38%
East of England +10 15 £363 -25.64% 2
Hertfordshire +7 14 £300 -38.46%
Buckinghamshire +11 11 £375 -31.81%
West Midlands +10 10 £475 +11.76% 1
Scotland +25 9 £438 -
Milton Keynes +4 9 £400 -27.27%
Berkshire +3 9 £333 -11.33% 1
Edinburgh +25 8 £475 -
Surrey -2 8 £525 +5.00%
Bridgend - 8 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 8 £313 -
Cardiff - 6 £325 -
Stevenage - 6 £300 -
South West +4 5 £390 -8.23%
Manchester - 5 £300 -
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £488 -
North West - 5 £300 -
Shropshire +28 4 - -
Telford +27 4 - -
Bracknell -2 4 £300 -
Yorkshire -3 4 £450 +20.00%
Belfast - 4 £450 -
County Antrim - 4 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £450 -
Reading +11 3 £413 +10.00% 1

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 215 (79.93%) Cisco
2 206 (76.58%) Firewall
3 166 (61.71%) CheckPoint
4 151 (56.13%) F5
5 117 (43.49%) Cisco ASA
6 107 (39.78%) Juniper
7 81 (30.11%) Network Security
8 75 (27.88%) Cisco Certification
9 70 (26.02%) WAN
10 69 (25.65%) ProxySG
11 61 (22.68%) Wireless
12 59 (21.93%) Security Cleared
12 59 (21.93%) Data Centre
13 58 (21.56%) SC Cleared
13 58 (21.56%) VPN
14 57 (21.19%) Finance
15 55 (20.45%) LAN
15 55 (20.45%) Fortinet
16 52 (19.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 51 (18.96%) Intel Security
18 50 (18.59%) CCNP
19 48 (17.84%) DNS
20 46 (17.10%) Palo Alto
21 45 (16.73%) Windows
22 40 (14.87%) Citrix
23 37 (13.75%) BIG-IP
23 37 (13.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
24 35 (13.01%) MPLS
25 34 (12.64%) TCP/IP
26 33 (12.27%) Aruba

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.49%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.74%) JBoss
2 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (2.97%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.23%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.04%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (10.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.37%) IaaS
4 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 206 (76.58%) Firewall
2 117 (43.49%) Cisco ASA
3 81 (30.11%) Network Security
4 70 (26.02%) WAN
5 61 (22.68%) Wireless
6 58 (21.56%) VPN
7 55 (20.45%) LAN
8 52 (19.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 48 (17.84%) DNS
10 37 (13.75%) BIG-IP
10 37 (13.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 35 (13.01%) MPLS
12 34 (12.64%) TCP/IP
13 32 (11.90%) Cisco Nexus
14 31 (11.52%) SSL
15 25 (9.29%) BGP
16 21 (7.81%) Internet
17 20 (7.43%) DHCP
17 20 (7.43%) OSPF
18 18 (6.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.74%) MySQL
1 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
1 2 (0.74%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 57 (21.19%) Finance
2 26 (9.67%) Telecoms
3 21 (7.81%) Banking
4 4 (1.49%) Law
5 3 (1.12%) Retail
6 2 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.74%) Dutch Language
6 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.74%) Military
7 1 (0.37%) French Language
7 1 (0.37%) Legal
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 129 (47.96%) Network Engineer
2 50 (18.59%) Security Engineer
3 36 (13.38%) Network Security Engineer
4 29 (10.78%) Consultant
5 26 (9.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 23 (8.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 22 (8.18%) Network Consultant
7 22 (8.18%) Security Consultant
8 21 (7.81%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 20 (7.43%) Network Specialist
10 18 (6.69%) Architect
10 18 (6.69%) Security Specialist
11 17 (6.32%) Analyst
11 17 (6.32%) Senior Network Engineer
12 15 (5.58%) Network Security Consultant
13 14 (5.20%) Blue Coat Engineer
13 14 (5.20%) Network Analyst
14 13 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (4.09%) Project Manager
16 10 (3.72%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.09%) Web Services
2 10 (3.72%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.49%) Middleware
4 3 (1.12%) Velocity
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.37%) .NET
6 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.37%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (0.37%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (21.93%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 15 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.97%) Wiki
5 7 (2.60%) RSA SecurID
5 7 (2.60%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (2.23%) CMDB
6 6 (2.23%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.49%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.49%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.12%) CESG
9 3 (1.12%) PKI
10 2 (0.74%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.74%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.37%) DataPower
11 1 (0.37%) Fintech
11 1 (0.37%) FMCG
11 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 45 (16.73%) Windows
2 17 (6.32%) Windows Server
3 16 (5.95%) Unix
4 12 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.35%) Linux
6 9 (3.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.60%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.86%) Solaris
9 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (11.52%) Change Management
1 31 (11.52%) ITIL
2 29 (10.78%) Load Balancing
3 26 (9.67%) Project Management
4 22 (8.18%) Information Security
5 18 (6.69%) Network Architecture
5 18 (6.69%) Network Management
6 17 (6.32%) Migration
6 17 (6.32%) Service Management
7 16 (5.95%) Kalman Filter
8 15 (5.58%) Mentoring
9 12 (4.46%) Network Design
10 11 (4.09%) Problem Management
11 10 (3.72%) Change Control
11 10 (3.72%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (3.72%) Process Improvement
11 10 (3.72%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.35%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 9 (3.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 9 (3.35%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.35%) Python
2 4 (1.49%) C
2 4 (1.49%) Perl
3 3 (1.12%) SQL
4 2 (0.74%) Java
4 2 (0.74%) PHP
4 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 75 (27.88%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (21.93%) Security Cleared
3 58 (21.56%) SC Cleared
4 50 (18.59%) CCNP
5 27 (10.04%) CCIE
6 24 (8.92%) CCNA
7 22 (8.18%) JNCIP
8 18 (6.69%) JNCIS
9 13 (4.83%) CCSA
9 13 (4.83%) CISSP
10 11 (4.09%) CCSE
11 8 (2.97%) CCSP
11 8 (2.97%) JNCIE
12 7 (2.60%) Degree
12 7 (2.60%) JNCIA
13 3 (1.12%) CISA
13 3 (1.12%) CISM
13 3 (1.12%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.12%) HNC
14 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.20%) PCI DSS
2 13 (4.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.97%) HIPAA
3 8 (2.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.12%) QA
4 3 (1.12%) SLA
5 2 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.37%) GPG13
6 1 (0.37%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 69 (25.65%) ProxySG
2 23 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.20%) Active Directory
4 10 (3.72%) XenApp
5 7 (2.60%) BitLocker
5 7 (2.60%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.12%) XenServer
8 2 (0.74%) BIND 9
8 2 (0.74%) Firmware
8 2 (0.74%) vCloud
8 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (7.06%) FortiGate
2 9 (3.35%) Nexpose
3 7 (2.60%) OPNET
3 7 (2.60%) SCCM
4 6 (2.23%) Nagios
5 5 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.12%) BladeLogic
6 3 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.12%) Control-M
6 3 (1.12%) MIMEsweeper
6 3 (1.12%) OpenView
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.74%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.74%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.74%) Cacti
7 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.74%) Puppet
7 2 (0.74%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.37%) DameWare
Vendors
1 215 (79.93%) Cisco
2 166 (61.71%) CheckPoint
3 151 (56.13%) F5
4 107 (39.78%) Juniper
5 55 (20.45%) Fortinet
6 51 (18.96%) Intel Security
7 46 (17.10%) Palo Alto
8 40 (14.87%) Citrix
9 33 (12.27%) Aruba
10 31 (11.52%) Microsoft
11 28 (10.41%) FireEye
11 28 (10.41%) TippingPoint
12 25 (9.29%) VMware
13 23 (8.55%) Riverbed
14 19 (7.06%) SolarWinds
14 19 (7.06%) Sourcefire
15 18 (6.69%) Brocade
15 18 (6.69%) HP
16 15 (5.58%) Nokia
16 15 (5.58%) Symantec
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