Period
to 19 October 2018

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 6 months to 19 October 2018 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 83 105
Rank change year-on-year -1 +22 +5
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 10 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.76% 0.39% 0.063%
As % of the Vendors category 1.77% 0.90% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Cheshire median daily rate £425 - £438
10th Percentile £354 - £419
90th Percentile £442 - £456
North West median daily rate £425 £350 £431
% change year-on-year +21.43% -18.84% +6.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 Cheshire.

All Vendors
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 565 555 716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 42.87% 43.33% 44.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 378 481
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £404 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.93% -2.12% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £233 £273
90th Percentile £538 £625 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 47 19
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -12.52% -11.76%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £11.10
90th Percentile £42.50 £35.00 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.18
% change year-on-year +9.38% -16.56% +11.68%

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blue Coat in Cheshire

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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
Chester - 5 £425 -
Warrington 0 4 £375 -
Knutsford - 1 £460 - 1
Blue Coat
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 6 (60.00%) F5
1 6 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 6 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (50.00%) ProxySG
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Change Management
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Clustering
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (40.00%) AirWatch
3 4 (40.00%) IaaS
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) Patch Management
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (30.00%) High Availability
4 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (30.00%) Symantec
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (30.00%) ITSM
4 3 (30.00%) IIS

Blue Coat
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (30.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) IaaS
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 6 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (20.00%) DMZ
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Malware Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Change Management
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (30.00%) High Availability
3 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (30.00%) ITSM
3 3 (30.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security
5 1 (10.00%) Malware Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Server Hardening
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) AirWatch
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Foglight
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) F5
2 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Symantec
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) Brocade
5 1 (10.00%) CommVault
5 1 (10.00%) FireEye
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) McAfee
5 1 (10.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) NetIQ
5 1 (10.00%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (10.00%) TippingPoint