The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 63 - 79
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.79% - 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 2.06% - 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £448 - -
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 Edinburgh.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 339 529 399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 38.13% 34.92% 28.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 283 205
Median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £523 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 £39.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.30% +116.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £19.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.00 £30.50
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 Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in Edinburgh

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
2 10 (71.43%) F5
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (35.71%) DNS
4 5 (35.71%) BIG-IP
4 5 (35.71%) Fortinet
5 4 (28.57%) Network Security
5 4 (28.57%) Law
5 4 (28.57%) Banking
5 4 (28.57%) Intel Security
5 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) ProxySG
6 3 (21.43%) Information Security
7 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (14.29%) VLAN
7 2 (14.29%) Military
7 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
7 2 (14.29%) LAN
7 2 (14.29%) WAN
7 2 (14.29%) MPLS
7 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
7 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
8 1 (7.14%) FireEye

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 6 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (35.71%) BIG-IP
2 5 (35.71%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (28.57%) Network Security
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
5 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
5 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (14.29%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) MPLS
5 2 (14.29%) VLAN
5 2 (14.29%) WAN
6 1 (7.14%) Internet
General
1 4 (28.57%) Banking
1 4 (28.57%) Law
2 2 (14.29%) Military
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
1 7 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Network Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Network Security Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Security Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Check Point Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Information Security
2 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
2 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
2 10 (71.43%) F5
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco
4 5 (35.71%) Fortinet
5 4 (28.57%) Intel Security
6 1 (7.14%) FireEye