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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank - 105 108
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 0 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire - 0.51% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category - 1.28% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 5
Average daily rate
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- £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 - -
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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
1206 941 964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 40.43% 40.15% 46.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 517 479
Average daily rate £340 £350 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +15.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 62 79
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.52% -34.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.00 £9.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.00 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 19 (90.48%) Cisco
1 19 (90.48%) CCNP
1 19 (90.48%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (90.48%) Cisco ASA
1 19 (90.48%) F5
1 19 (90.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 16 (76.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 15 (71.43%) BGP
4 14 (66.67%) HP
4 14 (66.67%) Firewall
5 13 (61.90%) VMware
5 13 (61.90%) DHCP
5 13 (61.90%) DNS
6 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (57.14%) DMVPN
7 11 (52.38%) OSPF
7 11 (52.38%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (52.38%) CCSE
7 11 (52.38%) BIG-IP
7 11 (52.38%) CheckPoint
8 10 (47.62%) Infoblox
9 9 (42.86%) Citrix
10 8 (38.10%) Lisp
10 8 (38.10%) EIGRP
10 8 (38.10%) BMC
10 8 (38.10%) WLAN
10 8 (38.10%) CCDP
10 8 (38.10%) TippingPoint
10 8 (38.10%) OPNET
10 8 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) Office Communications Server
1 2 (9.52%) Lync
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 19 (90.48%) Cisco ASA
1 19 (90.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 16 (76.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 15 (71.43%) BGP
4 14 (66.67%) Firewall
5 13 (61.90%) DHCP
5 13 (61.90%) DNS
6 12 (57.14%) DMVPN
7 11 (52.38%) OSPF
7 11 (52.38%) BIG-IP
7 11 (52.38%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (38.10%) EIGRP
8 8 (38.10%) WLAN
9 7 (33.33%) NetScreen
9 7 (33.33%) Network Security
10 5 (23.81%) DMZ
11 3 (14.29%) MPLS
12 2 (9.52%) Intranet
12 2 (9.52%) Internet
General
1 5 (23.81%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Network Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Security Specialist
2 7 (33.33%) Network Specialist
2 7 (33.33%) Network Security Specialist
3 5 (23.81%) Network Design Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Design Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Designer
4 3 (14.29%) Designer
5 2 (9.52%) Wintel Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Wintel Technical Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 7 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (23.81%) Network Design
3 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
4 3 (14.29%) Line Management
4 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.52%) CRM
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Lisp
2 4 (19.05%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (90.48%) CCNP
1 19 (90.48%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (52.38%) CCSE
3 8 (38.10%) CCDP
4 3 (14.29%) CCNA
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (14.29%) XenServer
3 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
3 2 (9.52%) XenApp
3 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.52%) ISA Server
3 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) OPNET
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Cisco
1 19 (90.48%) F5
2 14 (66.67%) HP
3 13 (61.90%) VMware
4 11 (52.38%) CheckPoint
5 10 (47.62%) Infoblox
6 9 (42.86%) Citrix
7 8 (38.10%) BMC
7 8 (38.10%) TippingPoint
8 7 (33.33%) Imperva
9 5 (23.81%) Motorola
10 4 (19.05%) Juniper
11 2 (9.52%) Dell
11 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
11 2 (9.52%) M86 Security
11 2 (9.52%) RightFax
11 2 (9.52%) IronPort