Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 685 600 607
Rank change year-on-year -85 +7 -130
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 162 224 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.56% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 145 122
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £351
90th Percentile £541 £545 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.35% +1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 8
England median hourly rate - £55.00 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +153.57% -
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 £21.69
% change year-on-year - +153.57% -

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 38,842 39,753 42,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.00% 44.74% 42.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,706 24,690 25,558
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.99% +0.25%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,305 1,459 1,723
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.52% +6.28%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +7.78%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -53 50 £450 - 13
South East -23 44 £520 +36.39% 11
Midlands +20 30 £460 +2.22% 2
West Midlands +15 25 £460 +2.22% 1
North of England +11 19 £325 -13.33% 5
North West +12 14 £325 -3.70% 1
South West +20 10 £400 +2.56% 1
East of England -36 9 £350 -22.22% 2
East Midlands +3 5 £450 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire -6 5 £325 -27.78% 3
Blue Coat
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 128 (79.01%) Cisco
2 118 (72.84%) Firewall
3 91 (56.17%) CheckPoint
4 80 (49.38%) F5
5 58 (35.80%) WAN
6 52 (32.10%) ProxySG
6 52 (32.10%) Palo Alto
7 51 (31.48%) Network Security
7 51 (31.48%) Cisco Certification
8 50 (30.86%) Juniper
9 49 (30.25%) Security Cleared
10 46 (28.40%) SC Cleared
11 44 (27.16%) Cisco ASA
11 44 (27.16%) CCNP
12 40 (24.69%) VPN
12 40 (24.69%) Internet
13 38 (23.46%) McAfee
14 36 (22.22%) Wireless
14 36 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
15 32 (19.75%) Amazon AWS
16 31 (19.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 30 (18.52%) ITIL
17 30 (18.52%) Fortinet
18 28 (17.28%) BIG-IP
18 28 (17.28%) Citrix
19 24 (14.81%) Finance
20 23 (14.20%) MPLS
20 23 (14.20%) IBM
20 23 (14.20%) LAN
21 22 (13.58%) VLAN

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 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.85%) Confluence
4 2 (1.23%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.62%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (1.85%) HipChat
2 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 36 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (19.75%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.70%) Office 365
4 3 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (72.84%) Firewall
2 58 (35.80%) WAN
3 51 (31.48%) Network Security
4 44 (27.16%) Cisco ASA
5 40 (24.69%) Internet
5 40 (24.69%) VPN
6 36 (22.22%) Wireless
7 31 (19.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 28 (17.28%) BIG-IP
9 23 (14.20%) LAN
9 23 (14.20%) MPLS
10 22 (13.58%) VLAN
11 21 (12.96%) DNS
12 20 (12.35%) Intrusion Detection
13 17 (10.49%) BGP
13 17 (10.49%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (10.49%) SSL
14 16 (9.88%) OSPF
15 14 (8.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 12 (7.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.09%) MySQL
1 5 (3.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.85%) Big Data
2 3 (1.85%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.85%) JIRA
1 3 (1.85%) MSI
General
1 24 (14.81%) Finance
2 10 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.47%) Banking
3 4 (2.47%) Legal
4 3 (1.85%) Local Government
5 2 (1.23%) Retail
6 1 (0.62%) German Language
6 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 75 (46.30%) Network Engineer
2 37 (22.84%) Security Engineer
3 24 (14.81%) Architect
4 23 (14.20%) Network Security Engineer
5 15 (9.26%) Senior Network Engineer
6 12 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (6.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 11 (6.79%) Network Support
7 11 (6.79%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 11 (6.79%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.17%) Analyst
8 10 (6.17%) Consultant
8 10 (6.17%) Firewall Engineer
8 10 (6.17%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (5.56%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 9 (5.56%) Network Architect
9 9 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
9 9 (5.56%) Technical Architect
9 9 (5.56%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (4.94%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.70%) WAP
2 4 (2.47%) REST
3 3 (1.85%) .NET
3 3 (1.85%) JSON
3 3 (1.85%) OAuth
3 3 (1.85%) SAML
3 3 (1.85%) Web Services
3 3 (1.85%) XML
4 2 (1.23%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.62%) Kafka
5 1 (0.62%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.17%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (3.70%) e-Health
4 6 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.47%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.85%) EFT
7 2 (1.23%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.23%) BYOD
7 2 (1.23%) CMDB
7 2 (1.23%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.23%) PKI
7 2 (1.23%) SCADA
8 1 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.62%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.62%) RIA
8 1 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.26%) Windows
2 9 (5.56%) Linux
3 8 (4.94%) Unix
4 7 (4.32%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.09%) Solaris
6 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.23%) CentOS
7 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.52%) ITIL
2 20 (12.35%) Network Load Balancing
2 20 (12.35%) Network Packet Analysis
2 20 (12.35%) WAN Optimisation
3 18 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 17 (10.49%) Information Security
5 16 (9.88%) SIEM
6 11 (6.79%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (6.79%) High Availability
6 11 (6.79%) Incident Management
6 11 (6.79%) Root Cause Analysis
6 11 (6.79%) Service Management
7 10 (6.17%) Coaching
7 10 (6.17%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (4.94%) Load Balancing
8 8 (4.94%) Migration
8 8 (4.94%) Network Design
8 8 (4.94%) Security Operations
9 7 (4.32%) Asset Management
9 7 (4.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.47%) Bash Shell
1 4 (2.47%) Java
1 4 (2.47%) Python
2 3 (1.85%) C#
2 3 (1.85%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.85%) SQL
3 1 (0.62%) C
3 1 (0.62%) Perl
3 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (31.48%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (30.25%) Security Cleared
3 46 (28.40%) SC Cleared
4 44 (27.16%) CCNP
5 18 (11.11%) CCIE
6 14 (8.64%) CISSP
7 9 (5.56%) CCNA
8 8 (4.94%) CCSE
8 8 (4.94%) Degree
9 6 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (3.70%) CISM
9 6 (3.70%) GIAC
10 5 (3.09%) CCSA
11 4 (2.47%) CCSM
11 4 (2.47%) MCSE
11 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (1.23%) CCIE Security
13 2 (1.23%) GCIA
13 2 (1.23%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.41%) SLA
2 4 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.85%) GDPR
3 3 (1.85%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.85%) NIST 800
4 2 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (32.10%) ProxySG
2 10 (6.17%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.32%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.09%) Sendmail
4 5 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.09%) XenApp
5 3 (1.85%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.85%) Snort
6 2 (1.23%) Squid
7 1 (0.62%) GridGain
7 1 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (9.26%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.32%) WhatsUp Gold
3 6 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (3.09%) Nagios
5 4 (2.47%) QRadar
5 4 (2.47%) RSA enVision
6 2 (1.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (1.23%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (1.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.23%) SCOM
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.62%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.62%) OPNET
7 1 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 128 (79.01%) Cisco
2 91 (56.17%) CheckPoint
3 80 (49.38%) F5
4 52 (32.10%) Palo Alto
5 50 (30.86%) Juniper
6 38 (23.46%) McAfee
7 30 (18.52%) Fortinet
8 28 (17.28%) Citrix
9 23 (14.20%) IBM
10 21 (12.96%) HP
11 20 (12.35%) Aruba
11 20 (12.35%) BMC
12 17 (10.49%) SolarWinds
13 16 (9.88%) Microsoft
13 16 (9.88%) Red Hat
14 14 (8.64%) Symantec
14 14 (8.64%) VMware
15 13 (8.02%) Sourcefire
16 12 (7.41%) Splunk
17 8 (4.94%) Lumension