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 June 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.

Blue Coat
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 108 110
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 4 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.22% 0.47% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.93% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £400 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +0.60% +9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £24.00

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 892 1180 1246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 48.56% 50.73% 50.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 616 585
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 72 54
Median hourly rate £13.25 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -41.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.80 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blue Coat in Berkshire

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 June 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
Reading +11 2 £360 -20.00%
Newbury - 1 - -
Blue Coat
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 7 (58.33%) VPN
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (33.33%) ProxySG
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) CCNP
3 4 (33.33%) CCNA
3 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (33.33%) Lancope
4 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) SSL
4 3 (25.00%) Information Security
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security
5 2 (16.67%) SIEM
5 2 (16.67%) McAfee
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Juniper
5 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
6 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
6 1 (8.33%) CyberArk
6 1 (8.33%) Varonis
6 1 (8.33%) CISA
6 1 (8.33%) CISM
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management

Blue Coat
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) VPN
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) SSL
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (8.33%) HTTP
5 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
5 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Blue Coat Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Security Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Security Project Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Information Systems Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Solaris
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) SIEM
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
4 1 (8.33%) Statistics
4 1 (8.33%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
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 4 (33.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 4 (33.33%) Lancope
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper
3 2 (16.67%) McAfee
3 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 1 (8.33%) CyberArk
4 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
4 1 (8.33%) Lumension
4 1 (8.33%) Meridio
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
4 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire
4 1 (8.33%) Varonis