Period
to 11 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 11 December 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
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 692 692 643
Rank change year-on-year 0 -49 -56
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 181 170 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.42% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 116 138
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £314 £316 £300
90th Percentile £538 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +1.11% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
England median hourly rate - £40.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.27% +155.52%
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -27.27% +155.52%

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 England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40,745 40,433 43,119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.26% 42.54% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,666 25,502 26,647
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £245
90th Percentile £634 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,487 1,315 1,554
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.09 £45.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Blue Coat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Blue Coat in England

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in England

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blue Coat in England

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat in England

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +10 58 £462 -7.70% 11
London +7 47 £450 -1.64% 6
North of England -9 32 £423 -11.05% 2
Midlands -7 29 £468 +8.09% 5
West Midlands -13 29 £468 +3.89% 5
Yorkshire -5 17 £423 -11.05% 1
North West -20 15 £460 +36.30% 1
South West -35 8 £350 -12.50% 5
East of England -2 6 £375 +3.45%
Blue Coat
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 England region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 129 (71.27%) CheckPoint
2 120 (66.30%) Firewall
3 105 (58.01%) Cisco
4 95 (52.49%) F5
5 70 (38.67%) Juniper
6 63 (34.81%) Cisco Certification
7 62 (34.25%) ProxySG
8 59 (32.60%) Network Security
8 59 (32.60%) Security Cleared
9 58 (32.04%) SC Cleared
9 58 (32.04%) Internet
10 57 (31.49%) McAfee
11 55 (30.39%) CCNP
12 54 (29.83%) Palo Alto
13 44 (24.31%) WAN
14 40 (22.10%) Cisco Nexus
15 39 (21.55%) Cisco ASA
16 37 (20.44%) BGP
17 36 (19.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 35 (19.34%) Wireless
19 33 (18.23%) OSPF
20 32 (17.68%) Fortinet
21 30 (16.57%) ITIL
21 30 (16.57%) Check Point Certification
22 29 (16.02%) Migration
23 28 (15.47%) CCSE
23 28 (15.47%) CCSA
23 28 (15.47%) VPN
24 27 (14.92%) Microsoft Azure
25 26 (14.36%) FortiGate

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.31%) CMS
2 4 (2.21%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.66%) IIS
3 3 (1.66%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 27 (14.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.21%) IaaS
4 2 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 120 (66.30%) Firewall
2 59 (32.60%) Network Security
3 58 (32.04%) Internet
4 44 (24.31%) WAN
5 40 (22.10%) Cisco Nexus
6 39 (21.55%) Cisco ASA
7 37 (20.44%) BGP
8 36 (19.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 35 (19.34%) Wireless
10 33 (18.23%) OSPF
11 28 (15.47%) VPN
12 25 (13.81%) BIG-IP
13 24 (13.26%) LAN
14 22 (12.15%) Cisco ISE
15 21 (11.60%) Intrusion Detection
16 20 (11.05%) SSL
17 19 (10.50%) MPLS
18 15 (8.29%) TCP/IP
19 14 (7.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 12 (6.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.21%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (9.39%) Finance
2 16 (8.84%) Banking
3 13 (7.18%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.21%) Publishing
5 3 (1.66%) Retail
6 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 71 (39.23%) Network Engineer
2 37 (20.44%) Security Engineer
3 29 (16.02%) Firewall Engineer
4 25 (13.81%) Senior Network Engineer
5 17 (9.39%) Network Security Engineer
6 16 (8.84%) Network Support
6 16 (8.84%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 14 (7.73%) Consultant
7 14 (7.73%) Network Support Engineer
7 14 (7.73%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.52%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (5.52%) Security Specialist
9 9 (4.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.97%) Network Specialist
10 8 (4.42%) Blue Coat Engineer
10 8 (4.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (4.42%) Technical Writer
11 7 (3.87%) Analyst
11 7 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.87%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.31%) XMPP
2 5 (2.76%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.76%) CSS
3 3 (1.66%) REST
4 2 (1.10%) JSON
4 2 (1.10%) SOAP
4 2 (1.10%) Web Services
4 2 (1.10%) XML
4 2 (1.10%) XSLT
5 1 (0.55%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.05%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.73%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.87%) PKI
5 4 (2.21%) Clustering
5 4 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.21%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (2.21%) Wiki
6 3 (1.66%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.10%) EFT
7 2 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.55%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.50%) Windows
2 8 (4.42%) Windows Server
3 7 (3.87%) Linux
4 6 (3.31%) Unix
5 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.21%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.57%) ITIL
2 29 (16.02%) Migration
3 25 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (12.15%) Network Load Balancing
4 22 (12.15%) WAN Optimisation
5 20 (11.05%) ITIL V3
6 18 (9.94%) Performance Tuning
6 18 (9.94%) Root Cause Analysis
7 17 (9.39%) Network Packet Analysis
8 16 (8.84%) Load Balancing
9 14 (7.73%) Coaching
10 13 (7.18%) Risk Management
11 10 (5.52%) Information Assurance
11 10 (5.52%) Network Management
12 9 (4.97%) Process Improvement
13 8 (4.42%) Business Transformation
13 8 (4.42%) Information Security
14 7 (3.87%) Change Management
14 7 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (3.87%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.76%) Bash Shell
2 4 (2.21%) Python
3 3 (1.66%) Tcl
4 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.10%) SQL
5 1 (0.55%) Perl
5 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (34.81%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (32.60%) Security Cleared
3 58 (32.04%) SC Cleared
4 55 (30.39%) CCNP
5 30 (16.57%) Check Point Certification
6 28 (15.47%) CCSA
6 28 (15.47%) CCSE
7 20 (11.05%) CCNA
8 17 (9.39%) CCIE
9 14 (7.73%) CISSP
10 5 (2.76%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (2.76%) Degree
10 5 (2.76%) GSEC
10 5 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.21%) JNCIE
12 2 (1.10%) CCDP
12 2 (1.10%) GCIA
12 2 (1.10%) GCIH
12 2 (1.10%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.10%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.66%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.10%) NIST 800
3 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.55%) QA
4 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (34.25%) ProxySG
2 14 (7.73%) VMware NSX
3 12 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (6.08%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.21%) Terminal Server
5 4 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (14.36%) FortiGate
2 8 (4.42%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (4.42%) RSA enVision
3 6 (3.31%) ArcSight ESM
3 6 (3.31%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (3.31%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (2.76%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (2.76%) SCCM
5 4 (2.21%) AirWatch
5 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.66%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.55%) Foglight
Vendors
1 129 (71.27%) CheckPoint
2 105 (58.01%) Cisco
3 95 (52.49%) F5
4 70 (38.67%) Juniper
5 57 (31.49%) McAfee
6 54 (29.83%) Palo Alto
7 32 (17.68%) Fortinet
8 24 (13.26%) VMware
9 21 (11.60%) Symantec
10 18 (9.94%) Aruba
11 17 (9.39%) BMC
11 17 (9.39%) CA
11 17 (9.39%) IBM
12 15 (8.29%) Trustwave
13 14 (7.73%) SolarWinds
14 13 (7.18%) HP
15 12 (6.63%) M86 Security
16 8 (4.42%) Citrix
16 8 (4.42%) Forcepoint
16 8 (4.42%) Meraki