The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 June 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.

Blue Coat
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 102 102
Rank change year-on-year +18 0  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.55% 0.066% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 1.62% 0.18% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £450 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £24.00

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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 371 541 654
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 33.82% 35.83% 43.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 373 442
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 16
Median hourly rate £16.68 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.04% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.10 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.94 £22.50 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Blue Coat in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (80.00%) CCNP
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) Fortinet
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (70.00%) TippingPoint
2 7 (70.00%) OPNET
2 7 (70.00%) HP
2 7 (70.00%) BGP
2 7 (70.00%) EIGRP
2 7 (70.00%) BMC
2 7 (70.00%) Motorola
2 7 (70.00%) IBM
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (70.00%) MS Visio
2 7 (70.00%) WLAN
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (70.00%) DataPower
2 7 (70.00%) F5
2 7 (70.00%) Splunk
2 7 (70.00%) FortiGate
2 7 (70.00%) HP UCMDB
2 7 (70.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (70.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 7 (70.00%) IOS XR
2 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (70.00%) DMVPN

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (70.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) BGP
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (70.00%) DMVPN
2 7 (70.00%) EIGRP
2 7 (70.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 7 (70.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (70.00%) IOS XR
2 7 (70.00%) WLAN
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (10.00%) TACACS
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
1 7 (70.00%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) CCNP
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (70.00%) FortiGate
1 7 (70.00%) HP UCMDB
1 7 (70.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) BMC
2 7 (70.00%) F5
2 7 (70.00%) Fortinet
2 7 (70.00%) HP
2 7 (70.00%) IBM
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Motorola
2 7 (70.00%) Splunk
2 7 (70.00%) TippingPoint
3 2 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (10.00%) ArcSight
4 1 (10.00%) Aruba
4 1 (10.00%) Nokia