The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 26 June 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 - 93
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 2 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.13% - 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% - 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £306 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 - £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 - £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +0.60% +9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £24.00

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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 700 597 674
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 45.48% 39.35% 42.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 373 364
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £275 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 34
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -28.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £10.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £16.35 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 East Midlands

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in the East Midlands

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat in the East Midlands

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire - 2 £306 -
Blue Coat
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Palo Alto
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) SMS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) TACACS
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) vCloud
3 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) VMware

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (33.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) NGN
3 1 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (33.33%) SMS
3 1 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (33.33%) TACACS
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) VXLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) WAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (33.33%) Fault Management
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCSA
3 1 (33.33%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) ProxySG
1 1 (33.33%) vCloud
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Computacenter
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) VMware