The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 29 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.

Blue Coat
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 73 85
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 8 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.78% 0.48% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 1.76% 1.13% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Median daily rate £350 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
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 Buckinghamshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 454 443 544
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 44.16% 42.47% 45.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 243 235
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.17 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.41% +11.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £10.07 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in Buckinghamshire

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blue Coat in Buckinghamshire

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat in Buckinghamshire

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Milton Keynes -1 6 £350 -12.50%
Blue Coat
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (84.62%) F5
3 10 (76.92%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (76.92%) CheckPoint
4 9 (69.23%) Juniper
5 7 (53.85%) Citrix
5 7 (53.85%) CCNP
5 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (46.15%) CCSA
6 6 (46.15%) CCSE
6 6 (46.15%) Nokia
6 6 (46.15%) TACACS
6 6 (46.15%) LAN
6 6 (46.15%) WAN
6 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
7 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
7 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
8 4 (30.77%) Windows
8 4 (30.77%) SSL
8 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 4 (30.77%) VPN
8 4 (30.77%) Intel Security
8 4 (30.77%) Wireless
9 3 (23.08%) Symantec
9 3 (23.08%) Finance
9 3 (23.08%) VMware
9 3 (23.08%) Information Security
9 3 (23.08%) Unix
9 3 (23.08%) Microsoft

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
2 10 (76.92%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (46.15%) LAN
3 6 (46.15%) TACACS
3 6 (46.15%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) SSL
4 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 4 (30.77%) VPN
4 4 (30.77%) Wireless
5 3 (23.08%) Internet
5 3 (23.08%) Network Security
6 2 (15.38%) SAN
7 1 (7.69%) BIG-IP
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (7.69%) DNS
7 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (7.69%) IPsec
7 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
7 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Information Security Specialist
1 3 (23.08%) Information Specialist
1 3 (23.08%) Network Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Security Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) PKI
2 1 (7.69%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Information Security
1 3 (23.08%) Malware Detection/Protection
1 3 (23.08%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 3 (23.08%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Network Design
2 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) DNA
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) Fault Management
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) CCNP
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) CCSA
2 6 (46.15%) CCSE
3 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) CCA
4 1 (7.69%) CCAA
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Nexpose
2 1 (7.69%) AppDNA
2 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (84.62%) F5
3 10 (76.92%) CheckPoint
4 9 (69.23%) Juniper
5 7 (53.85%) Citrix
6 6 (46.15%) Nokia
7 4 (30.77%) Intel Security
8 3 (23.08%) ArcSight
8 3 (23.08%) FireEye
8 3 (23.08%) GFI Software
8 3 (23.08%) LogRhythm
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 3 (23.08%) Rapid7
8 3 (23.08%) Sourcefire
8 3 (23.08%) Symantec
8 3 (23.08%) TippingPoint
8 3 (23.08%) VMware
9 2 (15.38%) HP
9 2 (15.38%) NetApp
9 2 (15.38%) Red Hat