Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 98 128
Rank change year-on-year -14 +30 -13
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 16 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.68% 0.46% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 1.52% 1.00% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 4
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £469 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +33.33%
10th Percentile £391 £450 £413
90th Percentile £569 £503 £514
South East median daily rate £494 £415 £419
% change year-on-year +18.98% -0.95% +11.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Buckinghamshire.

All Vendors
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1052 798 1217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 44.39% 45.89% 45.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 420 536
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £207 £229 £208
90th Percentile £525 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +4.38% +2.56% +6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 43 48
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £10.80 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.04% -32.20% +27.44%
10th Percentile £8.79 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £38.10 £26.95 £30.15
South East median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year +7.81% -14.35% +20.52%

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Blue Coat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -18 11 £413 -8.33% 1
High Wycombe - 4 £506 -
Blue Coat
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 15 (93.75%) Firewall
2 13 (81.25%) Cisco
3 8 (50.00%) Office 365
4 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 6 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (31.25%) Network Design
5 5 (31.25%) Sourcefire
5 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
5 5 (31.25%) Network Security
5 5 (31.25%) F5
6 4 (25.00%) SCCM
6 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) HP
6 4 (25.00%) SAN
6 4 (25.00%) NetApp
6 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (25.00%) ProxySG
6 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Information Security
7 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
7 3 (18.75%) Qualys
7 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
7 3 (18.75%) MPLS
7 3 (18.75%) McAfee
7 3 (18.75%) WAP
7 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
7 3 (18.75%) Palo Alto
7 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team
7 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) OneDrive
3 1 (6.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) Firewall
2 5 (31.25%) Network Security
3 4 (25.00%) SAN
4 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (18.75%) MPLS
5 2 (12.50%) BGP
5 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
5 2 (12.50%) LAN
5 2 (12.50%) OSPF
5 2 (12.50%) Skype
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) WAN
5 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (6.25%) NetScreen
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Blue Coat Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Network Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team
2 1 (6.25%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (31.25%) Network Design
3 3 (18.75%) Capacity Management
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security
3 3 (18.75%) SIEM
4 2 (12.50%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) IT Strategy
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CCIE
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
2 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (12.50%) SLA
3 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) ProxySG
1 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 5 (31.25%) F5
3 5 (31.25%) Sourcefire
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) NetApp
4 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
5 3 (18.75%) McAfee
5 3 (18.75%) Palo Alto
5 3 (18.75%) Qualys
5 3 (18.75%) Splunk
5 3 (18.75%) Tufin
6 2 (12.50%) Intel
6 2 (12.50%) Juniper
6 2 (12.50%) Symantec
7 1 (6.25%) Meraki
7 1 (6.25%) SAP