The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
North West / Manchester
Rank 91 - 95
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.076% - 0.062%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% - 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year - -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 528 704 654
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 39.88% 39.48% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 361 322
Median daily rate £380 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +5.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 18
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.46 £13.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £90.60 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in Manchester

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
3 8 (80.00%) Citrix
3 8 (80.00%) VMware
3 8 (80.00%) ProxySG
3 8 (80.00%) Web Services
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (80.00%) XenApp
3 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (50.00%) VLAN
4 5 (50.00%) NetApp
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) Validation
7 1 (10.00%) Wireless
7 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Juniper
7 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
7 1 (10.00%) LAN
7 1 (10.00%) WAN
7 1 (10.00%) VPN
7 1 (10.00%) CCSP

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (50.00%) VLAN
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Security Auditing
1 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) CCSP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) ProxySG
1 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (80.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) Citrix
2 8 (80.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Forcepoint
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper