The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
South East / Berkshire
Rank 91 111 135
Rank change year-on-year +20 +24  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 8 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.44% 0.61% 0.068%
As % of the Vendors category 0.88% 1.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year +16.66% -  

Blue Coat is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 913 1303 1408
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 50.36% 52.95% 48.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 669 698
Median daily rate £400 £398 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 47 42
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Blue Coat in Berkshire

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in Berkshire

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat in Berkshire

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
Bracknell -8 4 £300 -
Reading +17 3 £413 - 1
Blue Coat
South East

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) VPN
2 8 (66.67%) WAN
3 7 (58.33%) ProxySG
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (41.67%) WAN Optimisation
4 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
4 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
5 4 (33.33%) Change Management
5 4 (33.33%) LAN
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (33.33%) CCNP
5 4 (33.33%) CCNA
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) Riverbed
6 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (25.00%) Network Management
6 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
6 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (25.00%) Lancope
6 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (25.00%) CMDB
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) VPN
1 8 (66.67%) WAN
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) Network Security
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (8.33%) HTTP
7 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
7 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
7 1 (8.33%) SSL
7 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
7 1 (8.33%) VoIP
General
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Network Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Blue Coat Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Security Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Security Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) CMDB
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Solaris
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Project Management
1 5 (41.67%) WAN Optimisation
2 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (25.00%) Network Management
3 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) SIEM
4 1 (8.33%) WFM
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CCNA
1 4 (33.33%) CCNP
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) CISA
2 1 (8.33%) CISM
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) OPNET
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (33.33%) Riverbed
4 3 (25.00%) Arista
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) Lancope
4 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 1 (8.33%) Infovista
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire