Period
to 16 November 2018

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 6 months to 16 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 241 229
Rank change year-on-year +5 -12 +25
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 15 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.55% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 13
City of London median daily rate £520 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.47% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £390 £403 £293
90th Percentile £538 £569 £500
Central London median daily rate £520 £475 £433
% change year-on-year +9.47% +9.83% -8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £55.00
Central London 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 the City of London.

All Vendors
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,680 2,740 2,871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.09% 38.44% 42.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,007 2,058 2,153
City of London median daily rate £483 £483 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.22% +3.45%
10th Percentile £225 £274 £275
90th Percentile £650 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 59 48
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.23
% change year-on-year +3.89% -1.23% +4.14%

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Blue Coat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 16 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
1 12 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 12 (80.00%) ProxySG
2 11 (73.33%) F5
3 9 (60.00%) Network Security
3 9 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 9 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (46.67%) MPLS
5 6 (40.00%) Firewall
5 6 (40.00%) Wireless
5 6 (40.00%) CCNP
5 6 (40.00%) ISDN
5 6 (40.00%) LAN
5 6 (40.00%) SolarWinds
5 6 (40.00%) XMPP
5 6 (40.00%) CMS
5 6 (40.00%) Meraki
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (33.33%) Unified Communications
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) WAN
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (26.67%) Juniper
7 4 (26.67%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) Symantec
7 4 (26.67%) Fortinet

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 6 (40.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 9 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 9 (60.00%) Network Security
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (46.67%) MPLS
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) ISDN
3 6 (40.00%) LAN
3 6 (40.00%) Wireless
4 5 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 5 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (20.00%) DMZ
6 2 (13.33%) WLAN
7 1 (6.67%) SSL
7 1 (6.67%) VoIP
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Network Security Specialist
1 4 (26.67%) Network Specialist
1 4 (26.67%) Security Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Security Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Network Support
3 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat Support
4 1 (6.67%) Information Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) IT Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) IT Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (13.33%) Information Security
4 2 (13.33%) Network Management
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Security Management
5 1 (6.67%) Computer Security
5 1 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (40.00%) CCNP
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (13.33%) CISSP
5 1 (6.67%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) F5
3 6 (40.00%) Meraki
3 6 (40.00%) SolarWinds
4 4 (26.67%) Fortinet
4 4 (26.67%) Juniper
4 4 (26.67%) Symantec
5 3 (20.00%) Palo Alto
6 2 (13.33%) CyberArk
6 2 (13.33%) McAfee
7 1 (6.67%) Lumension
7 1 (6.67%) Varonis
7 1 (6.67%) Zscaler