Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 672 644 587
Rank change year-on-year -28 -57 -40
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 181 225 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.51% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 139 171
England median daily rate £450 £433 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% -3.89% +8.43%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £305
90th Percentile £538 £530 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 11
England median hourly rate £40.00 £55.00 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +155.52% -
10th Percentile £39.00 £32.50 £20.41
90th Percentile £41.00 £55.00 £23.75
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £55.00 £21.53
% 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 40625 44273 44639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.81% 45.20% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25483 27361 26823
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £245 £245 £226
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.44% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1550 1921
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.38
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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
London -76 58 £458 -3.17% 6
South East +13 47 £488 +18.18% 3
North of England +71 32 £475 +11.76% 1
Midlands +23 24 £423 -6.11% 1
West Midlands +26 19 £445 -1.11% 1
North West +17 15 £338 -21.74%
Yorkshire +18 13 £475 +11.76% 1
East of England -14 13 £363 -20.55% 3
South West +6 7 £370 +23.33%
East Midlands -4 5 £320 -14.67%
North East +69 4 £340 -
Blue Coat
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 England region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 149 (82.32%) Firewall
2 138 (76.24%) Cisco
3 111 (61.33%) CheckPoint
4 82 (45.30%) F5
5 70 (38.67%) Juniper
6 60 (33.15%) ProxySG
6 60 (33.15%) Cisco ASA
7 55 (30.39%) WAN
8 52 (28.73%) Cisco Certification
8 52 (28.73%) Network Security
9 49 (27.07%) VPN
9 49 (27.07%) Finance
10 48 (26.52%) McAfee
11 46 (25.41%) Palo Alto
12 44 (24.31%) LAN
13 43 (23.76%) CCNP
13 43 (23.76%) Security Cleared
14 40 (22.10%) SC Cleared
14 40 (22.10%) Wireless
15 33 (18.23%) Windows
16 32 (17.68%) ITIL
16 32 (17.68%) Internet
17 30 (16.57%) Information Security
18 28 (15.47%) SIEM
19 26 (14.36%) Cybersecurity
19 26 (14.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 26 (14.36%) Microsoft Azure
19 26 (14.36%) Amazon AWS
19 26 (14.36%) Fortinet
20 25 (13.81%) MPLS

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 8 (4.42%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.55%) CMS
4 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.55%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (1.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) RMDS
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.36%) Amazon AWS
1 26 (14.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.42%) Office 365
3 4 (2.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.10%) Cloudflare
5 1 (0.55%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 149 (82.32%) Firewall
2 60 (33.15%) Cisco ASA
3 55 (30.39%) WAN
4 52 (28.73%) Network Security
5 49 (27.07%) VPN
6 44 (24.31%) LAN
7 40 (22.10%) Wireless
8 32 (17.68%) Internet
9 26 (14.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 25 (13.81%) MPLS
10 25 (13.81%) SSL
11 22 (12.15%) DNS
12 21 (11.60%) VLAN
13 19 (10.50%) BGP
13 19 (10.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (10.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 19 (10.50%) TCP/IP
14 18 (9.94%) BIG-IP
15 16 (8.84%) DHCP
16 12 (6.63%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.10%) MySQL
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 49 (27.07%) Finance
2 10 (5.52%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.97%) Banking
4 5 (2.76%) Legal
5 4 (2.21%) Retail
6 2 (1.10%) German Language
7 1 (0.55%) Electronics
7 1 (0.55%) Law
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
7 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (41.99%) Network Engineer
2 31 (17.13%) Security Engineer
3 24 (13.26%) Analyst
4 22 (12.15%) Network Security Engineer
5 20 (11.05%) Security Analyst
6 17 (9.39%) Firewall Engineer
6 17 (9.39%) Senior Network Engineer
7 16 (8.84%) Architect
8 12 (6.63%) Security Specialist
9 11 (6.08%) Information Analyst
9 11 (6.08%) Information Security Analyst
10 10 (5.52%) Blue Coat Engineer
10 10 (5.52%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (5.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 9 (4.97%) Support Engineer
12 8 (4.42%) Consultant
13 7 (3.87%) Network Analyst
13 7 (3.87%) Network Security Analyst
13 7 (3.87%) Network Support
13 7 (3.87%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.97%) WAP
2 7 (3.87%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.10%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.55%) Kafka
4 1 (0.55%) Middleware
4 1 (0.55%) REST
4 1 (0.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.81%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.42%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.21%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.66%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.66%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.10%) BYOD
7 2 (1.10%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.10%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.10%) e-Health
7 2 (1.10%) SCADA
7 2 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.55%) EFT
8 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.55%) Replication
8 1 (0.55%) RIA
8 1 (0.55%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.23%) Windows
2 14 (7.73%) Linux
3 10 (5.52%) Unix
3 10 (5.52%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.31%) Solaris
5 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.55%) Android
7 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.68%) ITIL
2 30 (16.57%) Information Security
3 28 (15.47%) SIEM
4 26 (14.36%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (11.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 16 (8.84%) Network Design
7 14 (7.73%) Network Load Balancing
7 14 (7.73%) Network Management
7 14 (7.73%) Network Packet Analysis
7 14 (7.73%) WAN Optimisation
8 13 (7.18%) Information Assurance
9 12 (6.63%) Incident Management
9 12 (6.63%) ITIL V3
10 11 (6.08%) High Availability
10 11 (6.08%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (6.08%) Service Management
11 10 (5.52%) Coaching
11 10 (5.52%) Computer Security
12 9 (4.97%) Load Balancing
12 9 (4.97%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
1 2 (1.10%) C
1 2 (1.10%) Java
1 2 (1.10%) Python
1 2 (1.10%) SQL
2 1 (0.55%) Perl
2 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (28.73%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (23.76%) CCNP
2 43 (23.76%) Security Cleared
3 40 (22.10%) SC Cleared
4 23 (12.71%) CCIE
5 16 (8.84%) CISSP
6 15 (8.29%) CCNA
6 15 (8.29%) CCSE
7 13 (7.18%) GIAC
8 12 (6.63%) CCSA
8 12 (6.63%) GCIA
9 10 (5.52%) GCIH
9 10 (5.52%) SANS
10 6 (3.31%) Check Point Certification
11 5 (2.76%) CISM
11 5 (2.76%) Degree
12 4 (2.21%) CCSM
13 3 (1.66%) MCSA
13 3 (1.66%) MCSE
13 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.84%) SLA
2 12 (6.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (6.08%) NIST 800
4 3 (1.66%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.55%) GDPR
6 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 60 (33.15%) ProxySG
2 13 (7.18%) Active Directory
3 10 (5.52%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (3.31%) Sendmail
6 4 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.66%) Snort
8 1 (0.55%) GridGain
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.55%) XenApp
8 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (6.63%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (4.97%) FortiGate
3 7 (3.87%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (3.31%) Nexpose
5 5 (2.76%) SCCM
6 3 (1.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (1.66%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (1.10%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (1.10%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.10%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (1.10%) Nagios
7 2 (1.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.55%) Nessus
8 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.55%) OPNET
8 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 138 (76.24%) Cisco
2 111 (61.33%) CheckPoint
3 82 (45.30%) F5
4 70 (38.67%) Juniper
5 48 (26.52%) McAfee
6 46 (25.41%) Palo Alto
7 26 (14.36%) Fortinet
8 24 (13.26%) Citrix
9 21 (11.60%) FireEye
9 21 (11.60%) HP
9 21 (11.60%) Symantec
10 20 (11.05%) IBM
11 17 (9.39%) SolarWinds
12 15 (8.29%) Aruba
12 15 (8.29%) Sourcefire
13 14 (7.73%) ArcSight
13 14 (7.73%) BMC
14 12 (6.63%) Red Hat
15 10 (5.52%) Forcepoint
15 10 (5.52%) Nokia