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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 416 466 433
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -33
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 195 104 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.78% 0.43% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 66 61
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +18.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £333
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +20.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -31.57%

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
25061 23943 23772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.31% 46.33% 47.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14926 13599 12338
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1125 1406
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.95 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +53 191 £410 +2.50% 20
London +95 97 £425 +22.30% 11
South East -21 46 £381 +0.32% 6
City of London +36 32 £425 +22.30% 5
Yorkshire -12 18 £401 +14.42% 2
Hampshire -8 15 £370 +26.49%
York - 15 £401 -
North Yorkshire - 15 £401 - 1
East Midlands +15 12 £313 +25.00%
Surrey +1 12 £475 +58.33%
Buckinghamshire -7 9 £350 -18.84% 4
Nottinghamshire +10 8 £313 +25.00%
Nottingham +8 8 £313 +25.00%
Berkshire -6 8 £375 -6.25%
Milton Keynes -9 8 £375 -13.04%
Farnborough - 8 £379 -
North West -10 6 £500 +17.64% 1
Reading +19 5 £400 +100.12%
Camberley +4 5 £475 +58.33%
Cheshire +4 4 £500 +17.64%
West Midlands -16 4 £421 +2.43%
South West -32 4 £375 -
East of England -5 3 £350 -5.40%
Leeds -16 3 £325 +8.33% 1
West Yorkshire -22 3 £325 - 1
Wales - 3 £338 -
South Wales - 3 £338 -
Hertfordshire +2 2 £350 -9.09%
Warwickshire -5 2 £408 -
Kent - 2 £500 - 1

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 303 (84.17%) Firewall
2 302 (83.89%) Cisco
3 247 (68.61%) CheckPoint
4 181 (50.28%) F5
5 179 (49.72%) Juniper
6 161 (44.72%) Cisco Certification
7 138 (38.33%) CCNP
8 122 (33.89%) WAN
9 118 (32.78%) Cisco ASA
10 116 (32.22%) Network Security
11 101 (28.06%) LAN
12 100 (27.78%) BGP
13 99 (27.50%) ProxySG
14 96 (26.67%) VPN
15 95 (26.39%) Cisco Nexus
16 93 (25.83%) Finance
17 92 (25.56%) OSPF
18 69 (19.17%) HP
19 68 (18.89%) DNS
20 67 (18.61%) TCP/IP
21 63 (17.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
22 61 (16.94%) Security Cleared
23 60 (16.67%) Load Balancing
23 60 (16.67%) McAfee
23 60 (16.67%) VMware
24 55 (15.28%) ITIL
25 54 (15.00%) Wireless
25 54 (15.00%) CCSE
26 51 (14.17%) Telecoms
26 51 (14.17%) SSL

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 9 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.94%) IIS
3 6 (1.67%) Lync
4 4 (1.11%) LiveLink
4 4 (1.11%) Apache
5 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.78%) MS Office
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.83%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 303 (84.17%) Firewall
2 122 (33.89%) WAN
3 118 (32.78%) Cisco ASA
4 116 (32.22%) Network Security
5 101 (28.06%) LAN
6 100 (27.78%) BGP
7 96 (26.67%) VPN
8 95 (26.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 92 (25.56%) OSPF
10 68 (18.89%) DNS
11 67 (18.61%) TCP/IP
12 63 (17.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 54 (15.00%) Wireless
14 51 (14.17%) SSL
15 50 (13.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 48 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
17 40 (11.11%) NetScreen
17 40 (11.11%) MPLS
18 37 (10.28%) VLAN
19 36 (10.00%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
1 4 (1.11%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Fiddler
2 2 (0.56%) Metasploit
General
1 93 (25.83%) Finance
2 51 (14.17%) Telecoms
3 36 (10.00%) Banking
4 12 (3.33%) Retail
4 12 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.78%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.94%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.11%) Legal
8 3 (0.83%) German Language
8 3 (0.83%) Billing
8 3 (0.83%) Back Office
9 2 (0.56%) Law
9 2 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (38.61%) Network Engineer
2 79 (21.94%) Security Engineer
3 50 (13.89%) Network Security Engineer
4 41 (11.39%) Analyst
5 36 (10.00%) Consultant
6 31 (8.61%) Senior Network Engineer
7 24 (6.67%) Architect
7 24 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
8 23 (6.39%) Network Consultant
9 21 (5.83%) Security Consultant
10 20 (5.56%) Security Analyst
11 19 (5.28%) Network Analyst
12 16 (4.44%) Network Specialist
12 16 (4.44%) Network Security Consultant
13 15 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
14 14 (3.89%) Designer
15 13 (3.61%) Senior Network Security Engineer
15 13 (3.61%) Security Specialist
16 12 (3.33%) Network Support
16 12 (3.33%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.94%) Middleware
2 6 (1.67%) CSS
3 5 (1.39%) WAP
4 4 (1.11%) CGI
4 4 (1.11%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (0.83%) Rendezvous
6 2 (0.56%) Web Services
7 1 (0.28%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (7.50%) PKI
3 12 (3.33%) Thin Client
3 12 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 10 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.50%) Clustering
6 7 (1.94%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.39%) NHS
8 4 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.83%) SecurID
10 2 (0.56%) Statistics
10 2 (0.56%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.56%) iPhone
11 1 (0.28%) iPad
11 1 (0.28%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.28%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.28%) Wiki
11 1 (0.28%) CMDB
11 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 49 (13.61%) Linux
2 41 (11.39%) Windows
3 32 (8.89%) UNIX
4 30 (8.33%) Solaris
5 7 (1.94%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.83%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.83%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.56%) AIX
8 2 (0.56%) MVS
8 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.56%) Android
9 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 55 (15.28%) ITIL
3 33 (9.17%) Change Management
4 29 (8.06%) Mentoring
4 29 (8.06%) Network Design
5 27 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
6 25 (6.94%) E-Commerce
7 23 (6.39%) Change Control
7 23 (6.39%) Migration
8 20 (5.56%) Project Management
9 19 (5.28%) Information Security
10 16 (4.44%) Network Architecture
10 16 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
11 15 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
12 13 (3.61%) Network Management
12 13 (3.61%) Problem Management
12 13 (3.61%) Low Latency
12 13 (3.61%) Service Delivery
13 12 (3.33%) Network Load Balancing
13 12 (3.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.72%) C
1 17 (4.72%) Perl
2 9 (2.50%) Lisp
2 9 (2.50%) Shell Script
2 9 (2.50%) C++
3 8 (2.22%) SQL
3 8 (2.22%) Tcl
4 6 (1.67%) Python
5 4 (1.11%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.83%) VBScript
6 3 (0.83%) PHP
7 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 161 (44.72%) Cisco Certification
2 138 (38.33%) CCNP
3 61 (16.94%) Security Cleared
4 54 (15.00%) CCSE
5 46 (12.78%) SC Cleared
5 46 (12.78%) CCNA
6 35 (9.72%) CCIE
7 22 (6.11%) CCSA
8 16 (4.44%) DV Cleared
9 15 (4.17%) CISSP
10 14 (3.89%) Degree
11 12 (3.33%) JNCIS
12 9 (2.50%) Check Point Certification
13 7 (1.94%) CCDP
14 5 (1.39%) HP ASE
14 5 (1.39%) HP MASE
14 5 (1.39%) PMI Certification
14 5 (1.39%) CISM
15 4 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (1.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 13 (3.61%) SLA
3 7 (1.94%) QA
4 5 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.39%) GPG13
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 99 (27.50%) ProxySG
2 32 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (6.11%) Snort
4 15 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (4.17%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.67%) Sendmail
6 5 (1.39%) Squid
7 4 (1.11%) ISA Server
7 4 (1.11%) XenServer
8 3 (0.83%) XenApp
9 2 (0.56%) UAG
10 1 (0.28%) vSphere
10 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 9 (2.50%) FortiGate
1 9 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 9 (2.50%) OPNET
2 8 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (2.22%) Control-M
2 8 (2.22%) BladeLogic
3 6 (1.67%) MIMEsweeper
3 6 (1.67%) MAILsweeper
4 5 (1.39%) SCCM
4 5 (1.39%) DatAdvantage
4 5 (1.39%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (1.11%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.83%) SCOM
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.56%) OpenView
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.56%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 302 (83.89%) Cisco
2 247 (68.61%) CheckPoint
3 181 (50.28%) F5
4 179 (49.72%) Juniper
5 69 (19.17%) HP
6 60 (16.67%) McAfee
6 60 (16.67%) VMware
7 50 (13.89%) Nokia
8 42 (11.67%) Citrix
9 39 (10.83%) Sourcefire
10 33 (9.17%) Microsoft
11 28 (7.78%) Websense
12 26 (7.22%) TippingPoint
13 23 (6.39%) Infoblox
13 23 (6.39%) Nortel
14 19 (5.28%) Fortinet
15 16 (4.44%) Symantec
16 15 (4.17%) BMC
17 14 (3.89%) Brocade
18 12 (3.33%) IronPort
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