The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
England / East of England
Rank 115 115 116
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 13 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.61% 0.37% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 1.33% 0.79% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 6
Median daily rate £300 £485 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.14% -13.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £441 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £491 £650
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 the East of England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 977 1136 1307
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 45.55% 46.85% 50.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 648 718
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 89 115
Median hourly rate £19.45 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.14% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.15 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £57.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in the East of England

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blue Coat in the East of England

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat in the East of England

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Hertfordshire -1 12 £300 -38.14%
Essex - 1 £425 -
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 East of England region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 27 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 26 (96.30%) F5
3 20 (74.07%) Cisco
4 19 (70.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 17 (62.96%) Firewall
6 16 (59.26%) DNS
7 13 (48.15%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 11 (40.74%) BIG-IP
9 11 (40.74%) MPLS
10 9 (33.33%) Juniper
10 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
10 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (29.63%) Banking
11 8 (29.63%) Remedy
12 6 (22.22%) Wiki
13 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (14.81%) CCIE
14 4 (14.81%) Network Security
15 3 (11.11%) FortiGate
15 3 (11.11%) Retail
15 3 (11.11%) ProxySG
15 3 (11.11%) Finance
15 3 (11.11%) ATM
16 2 (7.41%) LAN
16 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
17 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
17 1 (3.70%) Line Management
17 1 (3.70%) Mentoring

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 19 (70.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 17 (62.96%) Firewall
3 16 (59.26%) DNS
4 13 (48.15%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 11 (40.74%) BIG-IP
6 11 (40.74%) MPLS
7 4 (14.81%) Network Security
8 3 (11.11%) ATM
9 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (7.41%) LAN
10 1 (3.70%) BGP
10 1 (3.70%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (3.70%) DHCP
10 1 (3.70%) DMVPN
10 1 (3.70%) NetScreen
10 1 (3.70%) OSPF
10 1 (3.70%) WAN
10 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
General
1 8 (29.63%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Network Engineer
2 11 (40.74%) Network Specialist
3 4 (14.81%) Check Point Specialist
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco Specialist
3 4 (14.81%) NOC Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Blue Coat Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Network Support
5 2 (7.41%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Security Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Security Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (22.22%) Wiki
3 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
1 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (3.70%) Line Management
1 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
1 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
1 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (14.81%) CCIE
4 1 (3.70%) CCNP
4 1 (3.70%) CCSE
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 26 (96.30%) F5
3 20 (74.07%) Cisco
4 9 (33.33%) Juniper
5 8 (29.63%) Remedy
6 1 (3.70%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) Forcepoint
6 1 (3.70%) Imperva
6 1 (3.70%) Infoblox
6 1 (3.70%) VMware