Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 699 643 631
Rank change year-on-year -56 -12 -119
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 151 163 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 0.44% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 123 123
England median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £335 £300 £313
90th Percentile £551 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +6.51% -0.59% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
England median hourly rate - £42.50 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.62% +170.83%
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 £65.00
% change year-on-year - -34.62% +170.83%

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 37,862 36,866 42,873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.66% 44.00% 44.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,642 22,786 26,596
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,367 1,267 1,473
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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
London -9 60 £475 +5.56% 6
South East -19 47 £450 +12.50% 9
North of England -14 25 £425 -5.56% 1
North West -15 14 £425 +41.67% 1
Yorkshire -24 11 £385 -14.44%
East of England -14 9 £400 +10.34% 1
Midlands -14 7 £480 +6.67% 1
East Midlands +4 4 £563 +63.64%
South West +9 3 £325 -9.72%
West Midlands -27 3 £460 +2.22% 1
Blue Coat
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 108 (71.52%) Cisco
2 102 (67.55%) Firewall
3 91 (60.26%) CheckPoint
4 73 (48.34%) F5
5 61 (40.40%) ProxySG
6 51 (33.77%) Network Security
7 50 (33.11%) Juniper
8 49 (32.45%) WAN
9 43 (28.48%) Palo Alto
10 42 (27.81%) Finance
11 40 (26.49%) Cisco Certification
11 40 (26.49%) VMware
12 35 (23.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 32 (21.19%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (21.19%) LAN
14 31 (20.53%) Internet
15 30 (19.87%) Citrix
16 29 (19.21%) VPN
17 28 (18.54%) Windows
18 27 (17.88%) DNS
18 27 (17.88%) Microsoft
18 27 (17.88%) HP
18 27 (17.88%) CCNP
19 26 (17.22%) ITIL
19 26 (17.22%) Security Cleared
19 26 (17.22%) Cisco Nexus
20 25 (16.56%) SC Cleared
20 25 (16.56%) BIG-IP
21 24 (15.89%) Python
21 24 (15.89%) Wireless

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 16 (10.60%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.95%) Confluence
3 5 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.32%) IIS
4 2 (1.32%) JBoss
4 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.66%) nginx
5 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.99%) HipChat
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.62%) GitHub
4 4 (2.65%) Office 365
5 3 (1.99%) PaaS
6 2 (1.32%) Akamai
6 2 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 102 (67.55%) Firewall
2 51 (33.77%) Network Security
3 49 (32.45%) WAN
4 35 (23.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 32 (21.19%) Cisco ASA
5 32 (21.19%) LAN
6 31 (20.53%) Internet
7 29 (19.21%) VPN
8 27 (17.88%) DNS
9 26 (17.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 25 (16.56%) BIG-IP
11 24 (15.89%) Wireless
12 23 (15.23%) OSPF
13 22 (14.57%) DHCP
14 19 (12.58%) Cisco IOS
15 18 (11.92%) BGP
15 18 (11.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 16 (10.60%) MPLS
16 16 (10.60%) SAN
17 11 (7.28%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.65%) MySQL
3 3 (1.99%) Big Data
4 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.62%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.99%) JIRA
3 3 (1.99%) MSI
General
1 42 (27.81%) Finance
2 14 (9.27%) Banking
3 6 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.99%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (1.99%) Local Government
5 3 (1.99%) Retail
6 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (37.75%) Network Engineer
2 33 (21.85%) Security Engineer
3 29 (19.21%) Architect
3 29 (19.21%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (11.92%) Infrastructure Architect
4 18 (11.92%) Technical Architect
5 16 (10.60%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 16 (10.60%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 14 (9.27%) Analyst
6 14 (9.27%) Blue Coat Engineer
7 10 (6.62%) Consultant
8 8 (5.30%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (5.30%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.30%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 7 (4.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (4.64%) Network Architect
9 7 (4.64%) Security Analyst
10 6 (3.97%) Firewall Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Network Team Leader
10 6 (3.97%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.31%) Web Services
1 5 (3.31%) XML
2 3 (1.99%) .NET
2 3 (1.99%) JSON
2 3 (1.99%) Middleware
2 3 (1.99%) OAuth
2 3 (1.99%) REST
2 3 (1.99%) SAML
3 2 (1.32%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.32%) Anaconda
3 2 (1.32%) HTML
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.66%) LDAP
4 1 (0.66%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.66%) Sensu
4 1 (0.66%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.58%) Data Centre
2 15 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.97%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.31%) e-Health
5 5 (3.31%) Fat Client
5 5 (3.31%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.65%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.65%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.99%) BYOD
7 3 (1.99%) CMDB
7 3 (1.99%) PKI
7 3 (1.99%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.99%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.32%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.66%) NHS
9 1 (0.66%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.54%) Windows
2 21 (13.91%) Linux
3 13 (8.61%) Unix
4 7 (4.64%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.97%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.32%) CentOS
7 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.32%) Solaris
7 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.32%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.66%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.22%) ITIL
2 18 (11.92%) Change Management
3 16 (10.60%) Load Balancing
4 15 (9.93%) Change Control
5 14 (9.27%) Migration
5 14 (9.27%) Service Management
6 13 (8.61%) Incident Management
6 13 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (7.28%) SIEM
8 10 (6.62%) Information Security
8 10 (6.62%) Network Design
9 9 (5.96%) DevOps
9 9 (5.96%) ITIL V3
9 9 (5.96%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (5.96%) Open Source
10 8 (5.30%) Network Management
10 8 (5.30%) Risk Management
10 8 (5.30%) Service Delivery
11 7 (4.64%) Capacity Management
11 7 (4.64%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.89%) Python
2 19 (12.58%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.64%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.31%) C
4 5 (3.31%) SQL
5 4 (2.65%) Perl
6 3 (1.99%) C#
6 3 (1.99%) Java
7 2 (1.32%) Tcl
8 1 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (26.49%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (17.88%) CCNP
3 26 (17.22%) Security Cleared
4 25 (16.56%) SC Cleared
5 12 (7.95%) CCNA
6 11 (7.28%) CCIE
6 11 (7.28%) CCSE
7 8 (5.30%) CISSP
8 6 (3.97%) CCSA
8 6 (3.97%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.65%) Degree
10 4 (2.65%) JNCIP
11 3 (1.99%) MCSE
12 2 (1.32%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (1.32%) CISM
12 2 (1.32%) GIAC
12 2 (1.32%) JNCIE
12 2 (1.32%) JNCIS
12 2 (1.32%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.99%) RMADS
2 1 (0.66%) GDPR
2 1 (0.66%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.66%) NIST 800
2 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (40.40%) ProxySG
2 18 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (11.26%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (9.27%) Active Directory
5 5 (3.31%) XenApp
6 4 (2.65%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.99%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.32%) Squid
8 2 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.66%) Docker
9 1 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (8.61%) Ansible
2 5 (3.31%) WhatsUp Gold
3 4 (2.65%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.65%) MaaS360
3 4 (2.65%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.65%) Nagios
4 3 (1.99%) RSA enVision
5 2 (1.32%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.32%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.32%) Puppet
5 2 (1.32%) SCOM
6 1 (0.66%) Grafana
6 1 (0.66%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.66%) QRadar
6 1 (0.66%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.66%) vRealize
Vendors
1 108 (71.52%) Cisco
2 91 (60.26%) CheckPoint
3 73 (48.34%) F5
4 50 (33.11%) Juniper
5 43 (28.48%) Palo Alto
6 40 (26.49%) VMware
7 30 (19.87%) Citrix
8 27 (17.88%) HP
8 27 (17.88%) Microsoft
9 24 (15.89%) Symantec
10 18 (11.92%) NetApp
11 17 (11.26%) Red Hat
11 17 (11.26%) Zscaler
12 15 (9.93%) McAfee
13 12 (7.95%) SolarWinds
14 11 (7.28%) Splunk
15 10 (6.62%) Fortinet
16 8 (5.30%) Aruba
16 8 (5.30%) Infoblox
17 7 (4.64%) FireEye