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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 551 477 472
Rank change year-on-year
-74 -5
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 97 186 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 0.74% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 99 100
Median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £313 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £525 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.53 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.69% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.53 -
% change year-on-year
-18.69% -

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
23985 25156 25971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.89% 43.29% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14654 14856 14656
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 861 1085 1172
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.80 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -67 85 £450 - 9
London -16 45 £475 -1.55% 2
West Midlands -15 9 £475 +50.79%
Yorkshire +12 8 £425 -15.00%
South East -12 8 £425 - 3
East of England -13 7 £475 +5.55%
City of London +19 6 £475 -5.00% 1
Hertfordshire -8 6 £475 -20.83%
East Midlands -18 5 £375 -6.25%
Wales - 5 £288 -
Derbyshire 0 4 £423 +20.71%
Derby -1 4 £423 +30.00%
Solihull - 4 - -
South Yorkshire +6 3 - -
Edinburgh +5 3 £285 -43.00%
Surrey +1 3 £425 +2.78% 1
Sheffield 0 3 - -
Scotland 0 3 £285 -43.00% 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £425 -
Leeds - 3 £425 -
Newport - 3 £213 -
South Wales - 3 £213 -
Buckinghamshire +23 2 £450 -
Hampshire +14 2 £344 +18.53%
North West +14 2 £225 -43.75% 2
Milton Keynes +11 2 £450 -
Camberley - 2 £425 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £438 -
Mayfair - 2 £325 -
Reading +20 1 - - 1

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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.

1 174 (82.08%) Cisco
2 144 (67.92%) Firewall
3 109 (51.42%) CheckPoint
4 98 (46.23%) F5
5 90 (42.45%) Cisco ASA
6 77 (36.32%) Juniper
7 75 (35.38%) Finance
8 71 (33.49%) VPN
9 67 (31.60%) Cisco Certification
10 64 (30.19%) DNS
11 61 (28.77%) Wireless
12 56 (26.42%) CCNP
13 52 (24.53%) TCP/IP
14 49 (23.11%) WAN
15 47 (22.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 46 (21.70%) ProxySG
17 45 (21.23%) LAN
18 44 (20.75%) Network Security
19 41 (19.34%) Palo Alto
20 40 (18.87%) BIG-IP
21 38 (17.92%) Microsoft
21 38 (17.92%) SSL
22 37 (17.45%) Data Centre
23 36 (16.98%) Windows
23 36 (16.98%) Internet
24 35 (16.51%) TippingPoint
25 34 (16.04%) Cisco Nexus
25 34 (16.04%) ITIL
25 34 (16.04%) DHCP
26 32 (15.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

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 7 (3.30%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.83%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.89%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (1.89%) Confluence
4 4 (1.89%) FileNet
5 2 (0.94%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.47%) JBoss
6 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.83%) ProjectWise
3 5 (2.36%) MS Office
3 5 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.83%) Office 365
3 4 (1.89%) GitHub
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 144 (67.92%) Firewall
2 90 (42.45%) Cisco ASA
3 71 (33.49%) VPN
4 64 (30.19%) DNS
5 61 (28.77%) Wireless
6 52 (24.53%) TCP/IP
7 49 (23.11%) WAN
8 47 (22.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 45 (21.23%) LAN
10 44 (20.75%) Network Security
11 40 (18.87%) BIG-IP
12 38 (17.92%) SSL
13 36 (16.98%) Internet
14 34 (16.04%) Cisco Nexus
14 34 (16.04%) DHCP
15 32 (15.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 26 (12.26%) MPLS
17 22 (10.38%) BGP
17 22 (10.38%) Wireshark
18 20 (9.43%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.89%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.42%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.47%) MySQL
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.89%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.89%) JMeter
2 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 75 (35.38%) Finance
2 20 (9.43%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.66%) Banking
4 11 (5.19%) Retail
5 5 (2.36%) Billing
6 4 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.94%) Back Office
7 2 (0.94%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) French Language
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (36.32%) Network Engineer
2 28 (13.21%) Security Engineer
3 26 (12.26%) Architect
4 21 (9.91%) Consultant
5 20 (9.43%) Analyst
6 17 (8.02%) Senior Network Engineer
7 16 (7.55%) Security Analyst
8 14 (6.60%) Network Security Engineer
9 12 (5.66%) Network Architect
9 12 (5.66%) Network Consultant
10 11 (5.19%) Project Manager
11 10 (4.72%) Security Specialist
12 9 (4.25%) IP Engineer
12 9 (4.25%) IP Security Engineer
13 8 (3.77%) Cisco Engineer
13 8 (3.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 8 (3.77%) Network Analyst
13 8 (3.77%) Network Manager
14 7 (3.30%) Network Support
14 7 (3.30%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.66%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.30%) Middleware
3 4 (1.89%) JSON
3 4 (1.89%) Spring
3 4 (1.89%) Web Services
4 3 (1.42%) J2EE
4 3 (1.42%) REST
4 3 (1.42%) RESTful
5 2 (0.94%) Velocity
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.47%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.47%) WAP
6 1 (0.47%) XML
6 1 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.45%) Data Centre
2 20 (9.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (5.19%) RSA SecurID
4 9 (4.25%) PKI
5 8 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.36%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.89%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.89%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.42%) DataPower
9 1 (0.47%) BBC
9 1 (0.47%) CESG
9 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.47%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.98%) Windows
2 18 (8.49%) Unix
3 11 (5.19%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.25%) Solaris
4 9 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.83%) Linux
7 4 (1.89%) AIX
8 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.04%) ITIL
2 28 (13.21%) Information Security
3 23 (10.85%) Change Management
3 23 (10.85%) Project Management
4 20 (9.43%) Service Management
5 19 (8.96%) Network Architecture
6 18 (8.49%) Migration
7 17 (8.02%) Load Balancing
7 17 (8.02%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 17 (8.02%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 15 (7.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 14 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (6.13%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 12 (5.66%) DDoS Mitigation
11 12 (5.66%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 11 (5.19%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (4.72%) Kalman Filter
14 9 (4.25%) Deep Packet Inspection
14 9 (4.25%) High Availability
14 9 (4.25%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.36%) Java
2 4 (1.89%) C
2 4 (1.89%) PHP
3 3 (1.42%) Perl
3 3 (1.42%) Python
4 2 (0.94%) C++
4 2 (0.94%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.94%) SQL
5 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.47%) Tcl
5 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (31.60%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (26.42%) CCNP
3 28 (13.21%) Security Cleared
4 27 (12.74%) SC Cleared
5 22 (10.38%) CCSE
6 18 (8.49%) CCIE
7 17 (8.02%) CCNA
7 17 (8.02%) CCSA
8 16 (7.55%) CISSP
9 9 (4.25%) Degree
10 6 (2.83%) JNCIP
10 6 (2.83%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.89%) CISA
11 4 (1.89%) CRISC
12 2 (0.94%) CCDP
12 2 (0.94%) GCIA
12 2 (0.94%) GCIH
13 1 (0.47%) CCSP
13 1 (0.47%) CISM
13 1 (0.47%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.43%) PCI DSS
2 16 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.83%) SLA
4 2 (0.94%) COBIT
4 2 (0.94%) COSO
4 2 (0.94%) SAS 70
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (21.70%) ProxySG
2 25 (11.79%) Active Directory
3 13 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.25%) BitLocker
5 8 (3.77%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.83%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.94%) Firmware
8 2 (0.94%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.47%) BIND 9
9 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (10.85%) FortiGate
2 11 (5.19%) Nexpose
3 6 (2.83%) OPNET
4 5 (2.36%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.89%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.89%) SCCM
6 3 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.42%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (1.42%) MIMEsweeper
6 3 (1.42%) OpenView
6 3 (1.42%) QRadar
7 2 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.94%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.47%) Cacti
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 174 (82.08%) Cisco
2 109 (51.42%) CheckPoint
3 98 (46.23%) F5
4 77 (36.32%) Juniper
5 41 (19.34%) Palo Alto
6 38 (17.92%) Microsoft
7 35 (16.51%) TippingPoint
8 31 (14.62%) Intel Security
9 30 (14.15%) FireEye
10 24 (11.32%) Aruba
11 22 (10.38%) Riverbed
11 22 (10.38%) SolarWinds
12 21 (9.91%) Citrix
13 18 (8.49%) Fortinet
13 18 (8.49%) HP
13 18 (8.49%) VMware
14 17 (8.02%) Symantec
15 15 (7.08%) Sourcefire
16 13 (6.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 12 (5.66%) Tufin
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