Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 2020 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 530 674 684
Rank change year-on-year +144 +10 -14
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 53 142 167
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.41% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 65 114
Median daily rate £425 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +2.78% +7.14%
10th Percentile £360 £333 £340
90th Percentile £566 £608 £551
UK median daily rate £445 £470 £450
% change year-on-year -5.37% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £66.81 -
UK median hourly rate - £66.81 -

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 17,249 34,803 38,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.95% 42.36% 41.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,410 21,850 23,812
Median daily rate £463 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £675 £648 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 1,170 1,348
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.02 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.18% +8.66% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.35 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.62 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.53% +8.57% -

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Blue Coat in England

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Blue Coat in England.

Daily rate trend for Blue Coat in England

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Blue Coat in England over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Blue Coat in England

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Blue Coat in England.

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 4 June 2020. 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 +158 20 £425 - 2
South East +117 20 £400 -15.34%
North of England +86 8 £401 -25.05%
North West +58 8 £401 -
South West +44 2 £438 +12.90%
East of England +40 2 £675 +8.00%
Midlands +69 1 £400 +6.67%
West Midlands +56 1 £400 +6.67%
Blue Coat
UK

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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 48 (90.57%) Cisco
2 32 (60.38%) F5
3 31 (58.49%) Firewall
4 26 (49.06%) CheckPoint
5 19 (35.85%) BGP
5 19 (35.85%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (32.08%) OSPF
7 16 (30.19%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (30.19%) Juniper
7 16 (30.19%) Network Design
8 15 (28.30%) FortiGate
9 14 (26.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 14 (26.42%) Network Security
9 14 (26.42%) Palo Alto
9 14 (26.42%) ProxySG
9 14 (26.42%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (24.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 12 (22.64%) Azure
11 12 (22.64%) CCNP
11 12 (22.64%) WAN
11 12 (22.64%) Fortinet
11 12 (22.64%) Wireless
12 11 (20.75%) LAN
12 11 (20.75%) VPN
12 11 (20.75%) DNS
12 11 (20.75%) Riverbed
12 11 (20.75%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (18.87%) ITIL
13 10 (18.87%) Windows
14 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared

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 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (22.64%) Azure
2 9 (16.98%) AWS
2 9 (16.98%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 4 (7.55%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 31 (58.49%) Firewall
2 19 (35.85%) BGP
2 19 (35.85%) Cisco Nexus
3 17 (32.08%) OSPF
4 14 (26.42%) Cisco IOS
4 14 (26.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 14 (26.42%) Network Security
5 13 (24.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 12 (22.64%) WAN
6 12 (22.64%) Wireless
7 11 (20.75%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (20.75%) DNS
7 11 (20.75%) LAN
7 11 (20.75%) VPN
8 8 (15.09%) DHCP
8 8 (15.09%) NetScaler
8 8 (15.09%) SSL
9 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
10 6 (11.32%) Internet
11 5 (9.43%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.89%) AppScan
2 1 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (13.21%) Military
2 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Legal
3 3 (5.66%) Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Publishing
4 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Network Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Architect
3 9 (16.98%) Network Architect
4 8 (15.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Security Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Tester
5 4 (7.55%) Tester
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Verification Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) CCTV Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Citrix Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Designer
7 2 (3.77%) Network Operations Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.89%) HTML
2 1 (1.89%) JSON
2 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.55%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) CCTV
4 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.89%) Shadow IT
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Windows
2 4 (7.55%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.66%) Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Unix
3 3 (5.66%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Network Design
2 10 (18.87%) ITIL
3 8 (15.09%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (15.09%) Load Balancing
3 8 (15.09%) Validation
4 7 (13.21%) Change Management
4 7 (13.21%) Configuration Management
4 7 (13.21%) PRINCE2
4 7 (13.21%) Project Management
4 7 (13.21%) Risk Analysis
4 7 (13.21%) Service Management
4 7 (13.21%) Test Scripting
5 6 (11.32%) Network Management
5 6 (11.32%) SIEM
5 6 (11.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (9.43%) Mentoring
6 5 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (7.55%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (5.66%) Decision-Making
8 3 (5.66%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) Python
2 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (22.64%) CCNP
3 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
4 8 (15.09%) DV Cleared
5 5 (9.43%) CCNA
6 4 (7.55%) CCIE
6 4 (7.55%) CISSP
6 4 (7.55%) JNCIA
6 4 (7.55%) JNCIP
6 4 (7.55%) JNCIS
7 3 (5.66%) Degree
7 3 (5.66%) HND
8 2 (3.77%) CCIE Security
9 1 (1.89%) CCSA
9 1 (1.89%) CCSP
9 1 (1.89%) MCSE
9 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (26.42%) ProxySG
2 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
3 5 (9.43%) VMware NSX
4 3 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (28.30%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.66%) SCCM
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco CME
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.77%) Puppet
3 2 (3.77%) vCenter Server
3 2 (3.77%) vRealize
4 1 (1.89%) Ansible
4 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.89%) Nessus
4 1 (1.89%) QRadar
Vendors
1 48 (90.57%) Cisco
2 32 (60.38%) F5
3 26 (49.06%) CheckPoint
4 16 (30.19%) Juniper
5 14 (26.42%) Palo Alto
6 12 (22.64%) Fortinet
7 11 (20.75%) Riverbed
8 9 (16.98%) Thales
9 8 (15.09%) VMware
10 7 (13.21%) Citrix
11 6 (11.32%) Symantec
11 6 (11.32%) Zscaler
12 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
13 4 (7.55%) Aruba
13 4 (7.55%) Meraki
14 3 (5.66%) NetApp
14 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
14 3 (5.66%) Tufin
15 2 (3.77%) Forcepoint
15 2 (3.77%) McAfee