Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 680 685 688
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 -126
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 175 166 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.42% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 122 124
England median daily rate £440 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £363 £337 £304
90th Percentile £551 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
England median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 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 38,775 39,164 44,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.96% 43.49% 44.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,302 24,331 27,736
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +3.00% +6.19%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.77% +4.12% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,473 1,268 1,508
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -4 58 £475 - 8
South East -8 57 £450 -7.69% 5
North of England -23 34 £423 -11.05% 6
North West -2 17 £425 +21.43% 4
Yorkshire -16 17 £423 -11.05%
Midlands -13 14 £440 +6.02% 9
West Midlands -21 14 £440 +3.53% 8
East of England -4 7 £375 - 1
South West -20 4 £313 -15.54% 2
Blue Coat
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 125 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 123 (70.29%) Firewall
3 111 (63.43%) Cisco
4 98 (56.00%) F5
5 70 (40.00%) Juniper
6 66 (37.71%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (37.14%) ProxySG
8 63 (36.00%) Network Security
9 53 (30.29%) Internet
10 50 (28.57%) CCNP
11 46 (26.29%) Palo Alto
12 42 (24.00%) WAN
12 42 (24.00%) SC Cleared
12 42 (24.00%) Security Cleared
13 41 (23.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 40 (22.86%) Cisco Nexus
15 39 (22.29%) Cisco ASA
15 39 (22.29%) BGP
15 39 (22.29%) Finance
16 37 (21.14%) VMware
17 35 (20.00%) OSPF
17 35 (20.00%) LAN
18 34 (19.43%) McAfee
19 33 (18.86%) Symantec
19 33 (18.86%) Wireless
20 32 (18.29%) ITIL
21 27 (15.43%) BIG-IP
22 26 (14.86%) Fortinet
22 26 (14.86%) VPN
23 25 (14.29%) CCSE

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 9 (5.14%) Confluence
2 7 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.86%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.29%) IIS
5 3 (1.71%) CMS
6 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.57%) JBoss
7 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (10.86%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.14%) GitHub
4 3 (1.71%) IaaS
5 1 (0.57%) Akamai
5 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 123 (70.29%) Firewall
2 63 (36.00%) Network Security
3 53 (30.29%) Internet
4 42 (24.00%) WAN
5 41 (23.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 40 (22.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 39 (22.29%) BGP
7 39 (22.29%) Cisco ASA
8 35 (20.00%) LAN
8 35 (20.00%) OSPF
9 33 (18.86%) Wireless
10 27 (15.43%) BIG-IP
11 26 (14.86%) VPN
12 23 (13.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 22 (12.57%) SSL
13 22 (12.57%) TCP/IP
14 20 (11.43%) DNS
15 19 (10.86%) Cisco ISE
16 18 (10.29%) MPLS
17 16 (9.14%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 10 (5.71%) Jenkins
General
1 39 (22.29%) Finance
2 21 (12.00%) Banking
3 12 (6.86%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.71%) Retail
6 2 (1.14%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (33.14%) Network Engineer
2 32 (18.29%) Security Engineer
3 22 (12.57%) Firewall Engineer
4 18 (10.29%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 18 (10.29%) Network Security Engineer
5 17 (9.71%) Senior Network Engineer
6 13 (7.43%) Consultant
7 11 (6.29%) Architect
8 8 (4.57%) Analyst
8 8 (4.57%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (4.57%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (4.57%) Network Specialist
8 8 (4.57%) Technical Architect
8 8 (4.57%) Technical Writer
9 7 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 7 (4.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 7 (4.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (3.43%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.43%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.86%) CSS
3 4 (2.29%) XMPP
4 2 (1.14%) Middleware
4 2 (1.14%) Web Services
5 1 (0.57%) HTML
5 1 (0.57%) LDAP
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.57%) REST
5 1 (0.57%) SAML
5 1 (0.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.29%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.00%) PKI
4 7 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.86%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.86%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.29%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.29%) Wiki
7 3 (1.71%) Clustering
7 3 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.71%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.71%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.14%) BYOD
8 2 (1.14%) EFT
8 2 (1.14%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.57%) Windows
2 13 (7.43%) Linux
3 11 (6.29%) Unix
4 7 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.71%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.57%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.57%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.29%) ITIL
2 23 (13.14%) Migration
2 23 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (9.14%) Change Management
3 16 (9.14%) Load Balancing
4 15 (8.57%) WAN Optimisation
5 14 (8.00%) Change Control
5 14 (8.00%) ITIL V3
5 14 (8.00%) Risk Management
6 13 (7.43%) Network Load Balancing
6 13 (7.43%) Network Packet Analysis
7 12 (6.86%) Network Design
7 12 (6.86%) Network Management
7 12 (6.86%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (6.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (6.29%) Service Management
9 10 (5.71%) Information Security
10 8 (4.57%) DevOps
10 8 (4.57%) Information Assurance
11 7 (4.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.43%) Python
2 13 (7.43%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.86%) Bash Shell
3 5 (2.86%) C
4 4 (2.29%) Perl
5 3 (1.71%) Tcl
6 2 (1.14%) SQL
7 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (37.71%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (28.57%) CCNP
3 42 (24.00%) SC Cleared
3 42 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 25 (14.29%) CCSE
5 22 (12.57%) CCIE
6 20 (11.43%) Check Point Certification
7 19 (10.86%) CCSA
8 18 (10.29%) CCNA
8 18 (10.29%) CISSP
9 7 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.86%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (2.86%) GSEC
10 5 (2.86%) JNCIE
11 4 (2.29%) Degree
12 3 (1.71%) CCDP
13 2 (1.14%) CCIE Security
13 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
14 1 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.71%) Government Security Classifications
1 3 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.71%) RMADS
2 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.57%) GDPR
3 1 (0.57%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (37.14%) ProxySG
2 20 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.86%) Active Directory
4 10 (5.71%) VMware NSX
5 9 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.71%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (12.00%) FortiGate
2 11 (6.29%) Ansible
3 7 (4.00%) RSA enVision
4 6 (3.43%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.71%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.71%) ArcSight ESM
6 3 (1.71%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.71%) MaaS360
6 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.71%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.57%) Foglight
7 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.57%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.57%) QRadar
Vendors
1 125 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 111 (63.43%) Cisco
3 98 (56.00%) F5
4 70 (40.00%) Juniper
5 46 (26.29%) Palo Alto
6 37 (21.14%) VMware
7 34 (19.43%) McAfee
8 33 (18.86%) Symantec
9 26 (14.86%) Fortinet
10 23 (13.14%) HP
11 16 (9.14%) Aruba
12 14 (8.00%) IBM
12 14 (8.00%) NetApp
13 13 (7.43%) BMC
13 13 (7.43%) Citrix
13 13 (7.43%) Microsoft
14 12 (6.86%) SolarWinds
15 11 (6.29%) CA
16 9 (5.14%) Infoblox
17 8 (4.57%) Red Hat