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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 114 106 111
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 8 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.32% 0.54% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 1.24% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £388 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +33.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
- +12.78%
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
1075 967 1038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 43.58% 43.54% 40.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 509 444
Average daily rate £333 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 77 65
Average hourly rate £14.93 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.67% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.37 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £29.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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 22 October 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
West Yorkshire -3 7 £325 -16.39%
North Yorkshire -6 1 £401 +3.35%
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 21 (100.00%) Cisco
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 18 (85.71%) CCNP
2 18 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (85.71%) F5
3 17 (80.95%) BGP
4 14 (66.67%) HP
4 14 (66.67%) Network Security
4 14 (66.67%) DMVPN
4 14 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 13 (61.90%) Firewall
6 11 (52.38%) DNS
7 10 (47.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 9 (42.86%) WLAN
8 9 (42.86%) BMC
8 9 (42.86%) Lisp
8 9 (42.86%) EIGRP
8 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
8 9 (42.86%) DMZ
8 9 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (42.86%) TippingPoint
8 9 (42.86%) OPNET
8 9 (42.86%) Retail
9 8 (38.10%) CCSE
9 8 (38.10%) VMware
9 8 (38.10%) NetScreen
9 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (38.10%) Fat Client
9 8 (38.10%) BIG-IP

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 3 (14.29%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 17 (80.95%) BGP
3 14 (66.67%) Network Security
3 14 (66.67%) DMVPN
3 14 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 13 (61.90%) Firewall
5 11 (52.38%) DNS
6 10 (47.62%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (42.86%) WLAN
7 9 (42.86%) EIGRP
7 9 (42.86%) DMZ
7 9 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (38.10%) NetScreen
8 8 (38.10%) BIG-IP
8 8 (38.10%) OSPF
8 8 (38.10%) DHCP
9 3 (14.29%) LDAP
10 1 (4.76%) WAN
10 1 (4.76%) LAN
General
1 9 (42.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Network Specialist
2 8 (38.10%) Security Specialist
2 8 (38.10%) Network Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) Network Security Specialist
3 4 (19.05%) Network Design Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Design Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Systems Designer
4 3 (14.29%) Designer
5 2 (9.52%) Network Design Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Fat Client
1 8 (38.10%) Thin Client
2 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) E-Commerce
2 7 (33.33%) Network Design
3 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
4 3 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (14.29%) Line Management
4 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Lisp
2 5 (23.81%) C
3 3 (14.29%) C++
3 3 (14.29%) Perl
3 3 (14.29%) PHP
3 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (85.71%) CCNP
1 18 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (38.10%) CCSE
3 6 (28.57%) CCDP
4 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) OPNET
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (85.71%) F5
3 14 (66.67%) HP
4 9 (42.86%) BMC
4 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 9 (42.86%) TippingPoint
5 8 (38.10%) VMware
5 8 (38.10%) Citrix
5 8 (38.10%) Infoblox
5 8 (38.10%) Imperva
6 6 (28.57%) Motorola
7 3 (14.29%) Websense
7 3 (14.29%) Juniper
7 3 (14.29%) McAfee
7 3 (14.29%) Symantec
8 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.76%) Radware
8 1 (4.76%) ArcSight