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 3 months to 25 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 509 524 449
Rank change year-on-year +15 -75  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 71 103 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.21% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.48% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 63 100
Median daily rate £400 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £327 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £24.00
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 England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18659 21671 22818
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.91% 44.48% 44.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11425 13607 13668
Median daily rate £427 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.78% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 720 1036
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 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
South East +28 29 £488 +19.04% 6
Yorkshire +25 8 £450 - 1
South West +1 8 £360 +9.09%
East of England -9 8 £375 -24.24% 2
London -15 8 £400 -15.56% 5
North East - 5 £346 -
West Midlands +18 3 £450 +15.45% 1
East Midlands - 2 £306 -
Blue Coat
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 138 (85.71%) Firewall
2 127 (78.88%) Cisco
3 98 (60.87%) CheckPoint
4 89 (55.28%) F5
5 71 (44.10%) Cisco ASA
6 69 (42.86%) Juniper
7 53 (32.92%) Cisco Certification
8 48 (29.81%) Network Security
8 48 (29.81%) Data Centre
9 45 (27.95%) ProxySG
10 44 (27.33%) WAN
11 43 (26.71%) CCNP
11 43 (26.71%) Security Cleared
12 41 (25.47%) SC Cleared
13 39 (24.22%) VPN
14 34 (21.12%) LAN
15 33 (20.50%) Finance
15 33 (20.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 27 (16.77%) Palo Alto
17 25 (15.53%) Cisco Nexus
17 25 (15.53%) TACACS
17 25 (15.53%) Nokia
18 24 (14.91%) BGP
18 24 (14.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 23 (14.29%) Citrix
20 22 (13.66%) DNS
20 22 (13.66%) Microsoft
20 22 (13.66%) Wireless
21 21 (13.04%) HP
21 21 (13.04%) Windows

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 12 (7.45%) Skype for Business
2 6 (3.73%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (6.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.62%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (3.11%) Office 365
5 2 (1.24%) Yammer
6 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.62%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 138 (85.71%) Firewall
2 71 (44.10%) Cisco ASA
3 48 (29.81%) Network Security
4 44 (27.33%) WAN
5 39 (24.22%) VPN
6 34 (21.12%) LAN
7 33 (20.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 25 (15.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 25 (15.53%) TACACS
9 24 (14.91%) BGP
9 24 (14.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 22 (13.66%) DNS
10 22 (13.66%) Wireless
11 19 (11.80%) SSL
12 17 (10.56%) Internet
13 14 (8.70%) TCP/IP
14 12 (7.45%) MPLS
14 12 (7.45%) OSPF
15 11 (6.83%) BIG-IP
15 11 (6.83%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.62%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 33 (20.50%) Finance
2 16 (9.94%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.11%) Banking
4 3 (1.86%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.24%) Electronics
5 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.24%) Marketing
6 1 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.62%) German Language
6 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Legal
6 1 (0.62%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 68 (42.24%) Network Engineer
2 34 (21.12%) Security Engineer
3 31 (19.25%) Network Security Engineer
4 21 (13.04%) Analyst
5 20 (12.42%) Firewall Engineer
6 17 (10.56%) Cisco Engineer
6 17 (10.56%) Consultant
7 16 (9.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 15 (9.32%) Network Analyst
9 14 (8.70%) Architect
9 14 (8.70%) Security Specialist
10 13 (8.07%) Network Consultant
10 13 (8.07%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 10 (6.21%) Project Manager
11 10 (6.21%) Security Analyst
12 9 (5.59%) Blue Coat Engineer
12 9 (5.59%) Information Security Specialist
12 9 (5.59%) Information Specialist
12 9 (5.59%) Network Security Analyst
12 9 (5.59%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.59%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.62%) WAP
2 1 (0.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (29.81%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.35%) DataPower
4 5 (3.11%) Wiki
5 4 (2.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.86%) PKI
7 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.24%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.24%) FMCG
7 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.24%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.62%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.62%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.62%) Replication
8 1 (0.62%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.04%) Windows
2 13 (8.07%) Unix
3 7 (4.35%) Linux
4 4 (2.48%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.86%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.24%) Solaris
7 1 (0.62%) AIX
7 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.80%) ITIL
2 15 (9.32%) Information Security
2 15 (9.32%) Load Balancing
3 12 (7.45%) Network Design
4 11 (6.83%) Mentoring
4 11 (6.83%) Migration
5 9 (5.59%) Capacity Management
5 9 (5.59%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 9 (5.59%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 9 (5.59%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 9 (5.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 9 (5.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 8 (4.97%) Incident Management
6 8 (4.97%) Network Management
6 8 (4.97%) Problem Management
6 8 (4.97%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.35%) Change Management
7 7 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (4.35%) Project Management
8 6 (3.73%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.73%) C
2 2 (1.24%) Python
3 1 (0.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (32.92%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (26.71%) CCNP
2 43 (26.71%) Security Cleared
3 41 (25.47%) SC Cleared
4 19 (11.80%) CCSE
5 18 (11.18%) CCSA
6 16 (9.94%) CCIE
7 8 (4.97%) CCNA
8 7 (4.35%) CISSP
9 6 (3.73%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.48%) Degree
11 3 (1.86%) CCSP
11 3 (1.86%) CISA
11 3 (1.86%) CISM
11 3 (1.86%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.86%) JNCIP
11 3 (1.86%) JNCIS
12 2 (1.24%) CCIE Security
12 2 (1.24%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.97%) SLA
2 4 (2.48%) HIPAA
2 4 (2.48%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 45 (27.95%) ProxySG
2 8 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.86%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.86%) vCloud
5 2 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (6.21%) FortiGate
2 9 (5.59%) Nexpose
3 8 (4.97%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (4.35%) HP UCMDB
4 7 (4.35%) OPNET
4 7 (4.35%) SCCM
5 1 (0.62%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.62%) SCOM
Vendors
1 127 (78.88%) Cisco
2 98 (60.87%) CheckPoint
3 89 (55.28%) F5
4 69 (42.86%) Juniper
5 27 (16.77%) Palo Alto
6 25 (15.53%) Nokia
7 23 (14.29%) Citrix
8 22 (13.66%) Microsoft
9 21 (13.04%) Fortinet
9 21 (13.04%) HP
10 20 (12.42%) TippingPoint
11 19 (11.80%) McAfee
12 17 (10.56%) ArcSight
13 14 (8.70%) FireEye
13 14 (8.70%) IBM
14 13 (8.07%) Sourcefire
15 11 (6.83%) Symantec
15 11 (6.83%) VMware
16 9 (5.59%) GFI Software
16 9 (5.59%) Rapid7
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