The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 69 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.26% 0.37% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.66% 1.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £345
% change year-on-year
- +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 - -
Blue Coat
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Vendors Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
305 301 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 39.41% 37.30% 42.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 179 98
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 15
Average hourly rate £13.73 £11.05 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.20% -26.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.53 £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the Wales region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South Wales +3 2 £400 +6.66%
Blue Coat
UK

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) McAfee
3 3 (60.00%) Network Design
3 3 (60.00%) CCNP
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) CESG
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (40.00%) HNC
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Juniper
4 2 (40.00%) CCNA
4 2 (40.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) JNCIS
5 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) BGP
5 1 (20.00%) Websense
5 1 (20.00%) OSPF

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (20.00%) BGP
2 1 (20.00%) OSPF
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) RIP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Design Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Installations Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) HNC
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) JNCIS
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) McAfee
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (40.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (40.00%) Juniper
4 2 (40.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL
5 1 (20.00%) Websense
5 1 (20.00%) Aruba
5 1 (20.00%) Lumension