The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 28 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 147 169
Rank change year-on-year -12 +22  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 3 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.098% 0.21% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.52% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 21
Median daily rate £425 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £444 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £513 £500
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 the City of London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1210 1353 2194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 39.52% 40.34% 42.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 1020 1593
Median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 46
Median hourly rate £14.85 £19.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.90 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £43.61 £25.00
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 the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in the City of London

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 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 City of London region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (60.00%) Finance
4 8 (53.33%) WAN
4 8 (53.33%) F5
4 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (40.00%) Aruba
5 6 (40.00%) Citrix
5 6 (40.00%) Wireless
5 6 (40.00%) Project Management
5 6 (40.00%) Palo Alto
6 5 (33.33%) OSPF
6 5 (33.33%) BGP
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (33.33%) CCNP
6 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (33.33%) ProxySG
6 5 (33.33%) BIG-IP
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (33.33%) Riverbed
6 5 (33.33%) SolarWinds
7 4 (26.67%) IGMP
7 4 (26.67%) Network Security
7 4 (26.67%) NetScout
7 4 (26.67%) High Availability
7 4 (26.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (26.67%) Meraki
7 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (6.67%) JBoss
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (26.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) WAN
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (40.00%) Wireless
4 5 (33.33%) BGP
4 5 (33.33%) BIG-IP
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (33.33%) OSPF
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (26.67%) DNS
5 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
5 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (26.67%) IGMP
5 4 (26.67%) LAN
5 4 (26.67%) MPLS
5 4 (26.67%) Network Security
5 4 (26.67%) SNMP
5 4 (26.67%) VPN
5 4 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 8 (53.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.67%) Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Check Point Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
6 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) CMDB
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Streaming Media
3 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Change Management
2 4 (26.67%) High Availability
2 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (20.00%) Network Management
3 3 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) RUP
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.67%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CCNP
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) ProxySG
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) BitLocker
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) OPNET
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) BladeLogic
3 1 (6.67%) Control-M
3 1 (6.67%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) F5
3 6 (40.00%) Aruba
3 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 6 (40.00%) Palo Alto
4 5 (33.33%) Riverbed
4 5 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 4 (26.67%) Meraki
5 4 (26.67%) NetScout
6 3 (20.00%) Arista
6 3 (20.00%) FireEye
6 3 (20.00%) Juniper
6 3 (20.00%) TippingPoint
6 3 (20.00%) Tufin
7 2 (13.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (13.33%) VMware
8 1 (6.67%) Nokia
8 1 (6.67%) Radianz
8 1 (6.67%) Symantec