Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 512 502
Rank change year-on-year -65 -10 -26
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 57 103 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.54% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 69 64
London median daily rate £460 £473 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.65% -0.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £351 £313 £339
90th Percentile £554 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £433 £450
% change year-on-year +4.05% -3.89% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
London median hourly rate - £55.00 -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £55.00 £21.53
% change year-on-year -27.27% +155.52% -

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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 19048 19236 19516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.47% 42.82% 41.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12946 12814 12934
London median daily rate £475 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 281 397
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.10
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Blue Coat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 21 November 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

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Central London -2 17 £475 +7.65% 1
South London -31 5 £400 -14.89%
North London -10 1 £375 -6.25%
Blue Coat
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 44 (77.19%) Firewall
2 41 (71.93%) Cisco
3 40 (70.18%) CheckPoint
4 26 (45.61%) Finance
5 24 (42.11%) F5
6 22 (38.60%) ProxySG
7 18 (31.58%) WAN
7 18 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (28.07%) SIEM
8 16 (28.07%) Network Security
8 16 (28.07%) Windows
9 15 (26.32%) VPN
10 14 (24.56%) Citrix
10 14 (24.56%) LAN
10 14 (24.56%) Juniper
10 14 (24.56%) McAfee
11 13 (22.81%) Palo Alto
12 12 (21.05%) FireEye
12 12 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 12 (21.05%) Internet
12 12 (21.05%) Information Security
13 11 (19.30%) GIAC
13 11 (19.30%) Linux
13 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
13 11 (19.30%) McAfee ePO
13 11 (19.30%) Information Assurance
13 11 (19.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 11 (19.30%) NIST 800
14 10 (17.54%) SANS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.75%) CMS
1 1 (1.75%) nginx
1 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.51%) Cloudflare
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (77.19%) Firewall
2 18 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
2 18 (31.58%) WAN
3 16 (28.07%) Network Security
4 15 (26.32%) VPN
5 14 (24.56%) LAN
6 12 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 12 (21.05%) Internet
7 10 (17.54%) DNS
8 9 (15.79%) BIG-IP
8 9 (15.79%) Wireless
9 8 (14.04%) DHCP
9 8 (14.04%) SSL
9 8 (14.04%) VLAN
10 7 (12.28%) BGP
10 7 (12.28%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (10.53%) SAN
12 5 (8.77%) EIGRP
12 5 (8.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 4 (7.02%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
General
1 26 (45.61%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Legal
3 3 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.75%) German Language
5 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Network Engineer
2 13 (22.81%) Analyst
3 12 (21.05%) Security Analyst
4 10 (17.54%) Information Analyst
4 10 (17.54%) Information Security Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Consultant
5 6 (10.53%) Security Consultant
5 6 (10.53%) Security Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Network Consultant
6 4 (7.02%) Network Security Consultant
6 4 (7.02%) Network Specialist
6 4 (7.02%) Security Specialist
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Security Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Network Security Specialist
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Kafka
1 1 (1.75%) Middleware
1 1 (1.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (5.26%) Reinsurance
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) EFT
5 1 (1.75%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.75%) Shadow IT
5 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Windows
2 11 (19.30%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (28.07%) SIEM
3 12 (21.05%) Information Security
4 11 (19.30%) Information Assurance
5 10 (17.54%) Computer Security
6 9 (15.79%) High Availability
7 7 (12.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 6 (10.53%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 6 (10.53%) DDoS Mitigation
8 6 (10.53%) ITIL
8 6 (10.53%) Threat Intelligence
9 5 (8.77%) Analytics
9 5 (8.77%) Security Operations
10 4 (7.02%) ITIL V3
10 4 (7.02%) Load Balancing
10 4 (7.02%) Network Design
10 4 (7.02%) Network Management
10 4 (7.02%) Process Improvement
10 4 (7.02%) Project Management
10 4 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) GIAC
2 10 (17.54%) GCIA
2 10 (17.54%) GCIH
2 10 (17.54%) SANS
3 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (12.28%) CCNP
5 4 (7.02%) CISSP
6 3 (5.26%) CISM
6 3 (5.26%) Degree
7 2 (3.51%) CCSA
7 2 (3.51%) CCSE
7 2 (3.51%) CCSM
7 2 (3.51%) OSCP
7 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.75%) CCIE
8 1 (1.75%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (1.75%) CCNA
8 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.75%) MCSE
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (19.30%) NIST 800
2 1 (1.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (38.60%) ProxySG
2 10 (17.54%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (10.53%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.75%) GridGain
4 1 (1.75%) Snort
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (5.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (3.51%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.75%) Nessus
4 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.75%) OPNET
4 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.75%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 41 (71.93%) Cisco
2 40 (70.18%) CheckPoint
3 24 (42.11%) F5
4 14 (24.56%) Citrix
4 14 (24.56%) Juniper
4 14 (24.56%) McAfee
5 13 (22.81%) Palo Alto
6 12 (21.05%) FireEye
7 10 (17.54%) Dell
8 7 (12.28%) SolarWinds
9 5 (8.77%) Arista
9 5 (8.77%) HP
9 5 (8.77%) Motorola
9 5 (8.77%) Splunk
10 4 (7.02%) ArcSight
10 4 (7.02%) Forcepoint
10 4 (7.02%) Qualys
10 4 (7.02%) Symantec
11 3 (5.26%) Aruba
11 3 (5.26%) Fortinet