The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 25 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 410 395 350
Rank change year-on-year -15 -45  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 8 29 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.039% 0.14% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 0.094% 0.33% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 54
Median daily rate £400 £474 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £393 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
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 London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8472 8849 10314
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 41.40% 41.39% 44.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5730 6113 6803
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £605 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 110 256
Median hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £52.17
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in London

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat in London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blue Coat in London

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 26 (83.87%) Firewall
2 23 (74.19%) Cisco
3 21 (67.74%) CheckPoint
4 18 (58.06%) F5
5 16 (51.61%) Network Security
6 10 (32.26%) Finance
6 10 (32.26%) Juniper
7 9 (29.03%) ProxySG
8 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (25.81%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (22.58%) DNS
10 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
10 6 (19.35%) Citrix
10 6 (19.35%) ITIL
10 6 (19.35%) Internet
11 5 (16.13%) Fortinet
11 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (16.13%) Infoblox
11 5 (16.13%) OSPF
11 5 (16.13%) BGP
11 5 (16.13%) Windows
11 5 (16.13%) DHCP
11 5 (16.13%) VPN
11 5 (16.13%) CCNP
11 5 (16.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (16.13%) Palo Alto
12 4 (12.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (12.90%) FireEye
12 4 (12.90%) NetWitness
12 4 (12.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (3.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (83.87%) Firewall
2 16 (51.61%) Network Security
3 8 (25.81%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (22.58%) DNS
5 6 (19.35%) Internet
6 5 (16.13%) BGP
6 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (16.13%) DHCP
6 5 (16.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (16.13%) OSPF
6 5 (16.13%) VPN
7 4 (12.90%) BIG-IP
7 4 (12.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (12.90%) MPLS
7 4 (12.90%) WAN
8 3 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (9.68%) Wireless
9 2 (6.45%) IPsec
9 2 (6.45%) LAN
9 2 (6.45%) VoIP
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
2 3 (9.68%) Financial Institution
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Network Engineer
2 11 (35.48%) Security Engineer
3 9 (29.03%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (25.81%) Consultant
5 6 (19.35%) Network Consultant
5 6 (19.35%) Network Security Consultant
5 6 (19.35%) Security Consultant
6 4 (12.90%) Architect
6 4 (12.90%) Author
6 4 (12.90%) Blue Coat Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Network Security Specialist
6 4 (12.90%) Network Specialist
6 4 (12.90%) Security Specialist
6 4 (12.90%) Technical Author
7 3 (9.68%) Network Architect
8 2 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (6.45%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.45%) FMCG
3 2 (6.45%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.23%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.23%) Streaming Media
4 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Change Management
2 4 (12.90%) Migration
2 4 (12.90%) Validation
3 3 (9.68%) ERP
3 3 (9.68%) Project Management
3 3 (9.68%) Quality Management
3 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
3 3 (9.68%) Service Management
3 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.45%) Change Control
4 2 (6.45%) High Availability
4 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
4 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.45%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Security Operations
4 2 (6.45%) SIEM
4 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.13%) CCNP
3 4 (12.90%) CCIE
4 2 (6.45%) CCSP
5 1 (3.23%) CCSA
5 1 (3.23%) CCSE
5 1 (3.23%) CISSP
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) ProxySG
2 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Cisco
2 21 (67.74%) CheckPoint
3 18 (58.06%) F5
4 10 (32.26%) Juniper
5 6 (19.35%) Citrix
5 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.13%) Fortinet
6 5 (16.13%) Infoblox
6 5 (16.13%) Palo Alto
7 4 (12.90%) FireEye
7 4 (12.90%) NetWitness
8 2 (6.45%) NetScout
8 2 (6.45%) Sourcefire
8 2 (6.45%) TippingPoint
9 1 (3.23%) Bloomberg
9 1 (3.23%) Crossbeam
9 1 (3.23%) Imperva
9 1 (3.23%) McAfee
9 1 (3.23%) Reuters
9 1 (3.23%) VMware
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