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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
England / London
Rank 379 378 338
Rank change year-on-year -1 -40  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 23 41 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.19% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.45% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 53
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £357 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year - -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.61% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year +16.66% -  

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 8127 9044 9343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 42.31% 41.12% 44.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5443 6014 6025
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 132 200
Median hourly rate £22.34 £21.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +12.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +5 3 £425 -15.00% 2
Croydon - 2 £431 -
Brentford - 1 - -
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 68 (89.47%) Cisco
1 68 (89.47%) Firewall
2 60 (78.95%) CheckPoint
3 42 (55.26%) F5
4 41 (53.95%) Juniper
5 39 (51.32%) Network Security
6 29 (38.16%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (36.84%) Wireless
7 28 (36.84%) Finance
8 27 (35.53%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (35.53%) WAN
9 23 (30.26%) VPN
10 22 (28.95%) CCNP
10 22 (28.95%) Fortinet
11 21 (27.63%) LAN
12 19 (25.00%) Aruba
13 18 (23.68%) Palo Alto
13 18 (23.68%) Change Management
14 17 (22.37%) BGP
14 17 (22.37%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 16 (21.05%) ProxySG
16 15 (19.74%) Citrix
17 14 (18.42%) Project Management
17 14 (18.42%) Data Centre
18 13 (17.11%) BIG-IP
18 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
18 13 (17.11%) TCP/IP
18 13 (17.11%) ITIL
19 12 (15.79%) DNS

Blue Coat
Top Related 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 2 (2.63%) JBoss
1 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.84%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 68 (89.47%) Firewall
2 39 (51.32%) Network Security
3 29 (38.16%) Cisco ASA
4 28 (36.84%) Wireless
5 27 (35.53%) WAN
6 23 (30.26%) VPN
7 21 (27.63%) LAN
8 17 (22.37%) BGP
8 17 (22.37%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 13 (17.11%) BIG-IP
10 13 (17.11%) TCP/IP
11 12 (15.79%) DNS
12 11 (14.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 10 (13.16%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (13.16%) DHCP
13 10 (13.16%) IPsec
13 10 (13.16%) OSPF
14 9 (11.84%) MPLS
15 6 (7.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) MySQL
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 28 (36.84%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Dutch Language
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.32%) French Language
4 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (47.37%) Network Engineer
2 18 (23.68%) Security Engineer
3 13 (17.11%) Architect
4 12 (15.79%) Consultant
4 12 (15.79%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (14.47%) Network Consultant
5 11 (14.47%) Security Consultant
6 10 (13.16%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (13.16%) Network Security Consultant
7 9 (11.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (11.84%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (10.53%) Network Architect
8 8 (10.53%) Network Security Specialist
8 8 (10.53%) Network Specialist
8 8 (10.53%) Security Specialist
9 5 (6.58%) Security Architect
9 5 (6.58%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Author
10 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) Middleware
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.32%) .NET
2 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Data Centre
2 11 (14.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.95%) CMDB
3 3 (3.95%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.95%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.63%) FMCG
4 2 (2.63%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.63%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (2.63%) Streaming Media
5 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) Linux
1 7 (9.21%) Windows
2 5 (6.58%) Unix
3 3 (3.95%) Solaris
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.68%) Change Management
2 14 (18.42%) Project Management
3 13 (17.11%) ITIL
4 9 (11.84%) Load Balancing
5 8 (10.53%) Network Architecture
5 8 (10.53%) Service Management
6 6 (7.89%) High Availability
6 6 (7.89%) Migration
6 6 (7.89%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.58%) Capacity Management
7 5 (6.58%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (6.58%) Network Management
7 5 (6.58%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (6.58%) Validation
8 4 (5.26%) Process Improvement
8 4 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.95%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.95%) ERP
9 3 (3.95%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.95%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.95%) Python
2 2 (2.63%) C
2 2 (2.63%) Java
2 2 (2.63%) PHP
2 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (35.53%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (28.95%) CCNP
3 12 (15.79%) CCIE
4 11 (14.47%) JNCIP
4 11 (14.47%) JNCIS
5 7 (9.21%) CCNA
6 4 (5.26%) CCSA
7 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.63%) CCSP
9 1 (1.32%) CCSE
9 1 (1.32%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.32%) CISSP
9 1 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (9.21%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.63%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 16 (21.05%) ProxySG
2 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.58%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.95%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.63%) BIND 9
5 2 (2.63%) XenServer
6 1 (1.32%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.32%) Firmware
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) FortiGate
2 5 (6.58%) SCCM
3 3 (3.95%) BladeLogic
3 3 (3.95%) Control-M
3 3 (3.95%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (3.95%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.95%) OPNET
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (2.63%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (2.63%) Cacti
4 2 (2.63%) Nagios
4 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.63%) Puppet
4 2 (2.63%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 68 (89.47%) Cisco
2 60 (78.95%) CheckPoint
3 42 (55.26%) F5
4 41 (53.95%) Juniper
5 22 (28.95%) Fortinet
6 19 (25.00%) Aruba
7 18 (23.68%) Palo Alto
8 15 (19.74%) Citrix
9 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
10 11 (14.47%) SolarWinds
11 10 (13.16%) Infoblox
12 9 (11.84%) FireEye
12 9 (11.84%) TippingPoint
13 8 (10.53%) Riverbed
14 7 (9.21%) NetScout
14 7 (9.21%) VMware
15 5 (6.58%) Tufin
16 4 (5.26%) HP
16 4 (5.26%) Meraki
16 4 (5.26%) NetWitness
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