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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
UK / England
Rank 489 493 411
Rank change year-on-year +4 -82  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 88 119 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.24% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 0.49% 0.56% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 62 112
Median daily rate £400 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year - -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.61% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year +16.66% -  

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 18095 21190 21568
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.86% 43.54% 45.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11249 13005 12444
Median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 759 903
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.96 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.31% +14.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.69 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 -2 29 £350 -12.50% 2
London -1 23 £450 +5.88% 5
East of England 0 13 £300 -38.14%
Yorkshire +5 8 £450 +20.00% 4
West Midlands +16 7 £475 +5.55%
South West +5 4 £348 -18.23%
East Midlands -3 1 £400 +14.28%
Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 2
Blue Coat
UK

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 186 (83.41%) Firewall
2 185 (82.96%) Cisco
3 145 (65.02%) CheckPoint
4 128 (57.40%) F5
5 104 (46.64%) Juniper
6 102 (45.74%) Cisco ASA
7 75 (33.63%) Network Security
8 68 (30.49%) Cisco Certification
9 65 (29.15%) WAN
10 54 (24.22%) Data Centre
11 53 (23.77%) VPN
11 53 (23.77%) Wireless
11 53 (23.77%) Finance
12 47 (21.08%) ProxySG
12 47 (21.08%) LAN
12 47 (21.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 44 (19.73%) Palo Alto
13 44 (19.73%) CCNP
14 42 (18.83%) Security Cleared
15 41 (18.39%) SC Cleared
16 39 (17.49%) Fortinet
17 37 (16.59%) Citrix
17 37 (16.59%) Windows
18 34 (15.25%) DNS
19 33 (14.80%) TCP/IP
20 32 (14.35%) Change Management
20 32 (14.35%) TippingPoint
21 31 (13.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
21 31 (13.90%) ITIL
22 30 (13.45%) BGP

Blue Coat
Top Related 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 3 (1.35%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.90%) JBoss
2 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.56%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (11.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 186 (83.41%) Firewall
2 102 (45.74%) Cisco ASA
3 75 (33.63%) Network Security
4 65 (29.15%) WAN
5 53 (23.77%) VPN
5 53 (23.77%) Wireless
6 47 (21.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 47 (21.08%) LAN
7 34 (15.25%) DNS
8 33 (14.80%) TCP/IP
9 31 (13.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 30 (13.45%) BGP
11 29 (13.00%) BIG-IP
12 28 (12.56%) SSL
13 27 (12.11%) Cisco Nexus
13 27 (12.11%) MPLS
14 23 (10.31%) Internet
15 20 (8.97%) OSPF
16 17 (7.62%) NetScaler
17 16 (7.17%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.90%) MySQL
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 53 (23.77%) Finance
2 25 (11.21%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.73%) Banking
4 3 (1.35%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.35%) Retail
5 2 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (0.90%) Dutch Language
5 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.45%) French Language
6 1 (0.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 103 (46.19%) Network Engineer
2 43 (19.28%) Security Engineer
3 37 (16.59%) Network Security Engineer
4 27 (12.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 24 (10.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 21 (9.42%) Consultant
7 19 (8.52%) Network Specialist
7 19 (8.52%) Security Specialist
8 18 (8.07%) Architect
9 17 (7.62%) Network Consultant
9 17 (7.62%) Senior Network Engineer
10 15 (6.73%) Analyst
10 15 (6.73%) Security Consultant
11 14 (6.28%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 13 (5.83%) Network Analyst
13 12 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (5.38%) Project Manager
14 11 (4.93%) Network Architect
14 11 (4.93%) Network Security Consultant
15 10 (4.48%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.93%) 802.1X
2 10 (4.48%) Web Services
3 2 (0.90%) Middleware
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.45%) .NET
4 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.45%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (0.45%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 54 (24.22%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (3.59%) Wiki
5 6 (2.69%) CMDB
5 6 (2.69%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.79%) DataPower
6 4 (1.79%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.79%) PKI
6 4 (1.79%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.35%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.90%) FMCG
8 2 (0.90%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.90%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.90%) Streaming Media
9 1 (0.45%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.59%) Windows
2 17 (7.62%) Unix
3 13 (5.83%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.48%) Linux
4 10 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.24%) Solaris
7 4 (1.79%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.45%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.35%) Change Management
2 31 (13.90%) ITIL
3 29 (13.00%) Load Balancing
4 27 (12.11%) Project Management
5 18 (8.07%) Migration
6 17 (7.62%) Network Architecture
6 17 (7.62%) Service Management
7 16 (7.17%) Information Security
8 14 (6.28%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (5.83%) Network Design
10 12 (5.38%) Mentoring
10 12 (5.38%) Problem Management
11 11 (4.93%) Network Management
11 11 (4.93%) Service Delivery
12 10 (4.48%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 10 (4.48%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 10 (4.48%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 10 (4.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 10 (4.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 8 (3.59%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.24%) Python
2 3 (1.35%) C
2 3 (1.35%) SQL
3 2 (0.90%) Java
3 2 (0.90%) PHP
3 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 68 (30.49%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (19.73%) CCNP
3 42 (18.83%) Security Cleared
4 41 (18.39%) SC Cleared
5 28 (12.56%) CCIE
6 18 (8.07%) JNCIP
6 18 (8.07%) JNCIS
7 15 (6.73%) CCNA
8 13 (5.83%) CCSA
8 13 (5.83%) CISSP
9 10 (4.48%) CCSE
10 8 (3.59%) CCSP
11 7 (3.14%) Degree
11 7 (3.14%) JNCIA
12 4 (1.79%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.79%) JNCIE
13 3 (1.35%) CISA
13 3 (1.35%) CISM
14 2 (0.90%) PMP
14 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.28%) PCI DSS
2 13 (5.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.59%) HIPAA
3 8 (3.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.35%) SLA
5 2 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.90%) QA
6 1 (0.45%) GPG13
6 1 (0.45%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (21.08%) ProxySG
2 22 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.48%) XenApp
4 6 (2.69%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.79%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.35%) vCloud
6 3 (1.35%) XenServer
7 2 (0.90%) BIND 9
7 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.45%) Firmware
8 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (7.17%) FortiGate
2 10 (4.48%) Nexpose
2 10 (4.48%) OPNET
3 7 (3.14%) SCCM
4 5 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.79%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (1.35%) BladeLogic
6 3 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.35%) Control-M
6 3 (1.35%) MIMEsweeper
6 3 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.90%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.90%) Cacti
7 2 (0.90%) Nagios
7 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.90%) Puppet
7 2 (0.90%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.45%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 185 (82.96%) Cisco
2 145 (65.02%) CheckPoint
3 128 (57.40%) F5
4 104 (46.64%) Juniper
5 44 (19.73%) Palo Alto
6 39 (17.49%) Fortinet
7 37 (16.59%) Citrix
8 32 (14.35%) TippingPoint
9 30 (13.45%) Aruba
10 26 (11.66%) Intel Security
11 25 (11.21%) FireEye
12 24 (10.76%) Microsoft
12 24 (10.76%) VMware
13 19 (8.52%) HP
14 18 (8.07%) SolarWinds
15 16 (7.17%) Nokia
15 16 (7.17%) Sourcefire
16 15 (6.73%) Brocade
16 15 (6.73%) Remedy
16 15 (6.73%) Symantec