The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
North West / Cheshire
Rank - - 70
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - - 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category - - 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year - -0.12%  
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 Cheshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 231 443 395
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 43.02% 45.62% 48.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 238 215
Median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -6.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £45.75
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 Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in Cheshire

Blue Coat
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco