The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 113 90 105
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +15
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 25 36 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.87% 1.41% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 2.19% 3.52% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 31 12
Average daily rate £385 £401 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +18.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £388 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £381
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £117.50
Blue Coat
England

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

Vendors Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1140 1023 965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 39.83% 40.12% 42.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 638 521
Average daily rate £400 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 50 46
Average hourly rate £14.25 £13.00 £11.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% +16.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £17.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the Yorkshire region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(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 Yorkshire - 23 £385 - 1
West Yorkshire -12 1 - - 6
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 29 (96.67%) Cisco
1 29 (96.67%) CheckPoint
2 18 (60.00%) F5
3 15 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (30.00%) SIEM
5 9 (30.00%) QRadar
5 9 (30.00%) Network Security
6 7 (23.33%) Functional Testing
7 6 (20.00%) ProxySG
8 5 (16.67%) Firewall
9 4 (13.33%) CCSE
9 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
10 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (10.00%) VMware
10 3 (10.00%) CCSA
10 3 (10.00%) Banking
10 3 (10.00%) Citrix
10 3 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (10.00%) DNS
10 3 (10.00%) Linux
10 3 (10.00%) DHCP
11 2 (6.67%) HP
11 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
11 2 (6.67%) CCNP
11 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
11 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (6.67%) NetScreen
11 2 (6.67%) OSPF
11 2 (6.67%) BGP

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (30.00%) Network Security
3 5 (16.67%) Firewall
4 3 (10.00%) DHCP
4 3 (10.00%) DNS
5 2 (6.67%) BGP
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (6.67%) DMVPN
5 2 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (6.67%) NetScreen
5 2 (6.67%) OSPF
6 1 (3.33%) BIG-IP
6 1 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (3.33%) FTP
6 1 (3.33%) HTTPS
6 1 (3.33%) Internet
6 1 (3.33%) Intranet
6 1 (3.33%) SSL
General
1 3 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Network Specialist
2 10 (33.33%) Blue Coat Specialist
3 9 (30.00%) Network Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Security Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Tester
6 4 (13.33%) Blue Coat Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Check Point Specialist
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Specialist
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco Specialist
7 2 (6.67%) Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Network Security Specialist
7 2 (6.67%) Security Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Security Specialist
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) SIEM
2 7 (23.33%) Functional Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Network Design
5 1 (3.33%) CRM
5 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.33%) Line Management
5 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.33%) Process Improvement
5 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) CCSE
2 3 (10.00%) CCSA
2 3 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (6.67%) CCNP
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) ProxySG
2 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
3 1 (3.33%) XenApp
3 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 29 (96.67%) CheckPoint
1 29 (96.67%) Cisco
2 18 (60.00%) F5
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) Imperva
4 2 (6.67%) Infoblox
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.33%) Dell
5 1 (3.33%) IronPort
5 1 (3.33%) M86 Security
5 1 (3.33%) RightFax
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