Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 157 145
Rank change year-on-year +27 -12 -21
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 10 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.34% 0.17% 0.079%
As % of the Vendors category 0.79% 0.39% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Manchester median daily rate £338 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.59% +6.25% +6.67%
North West median daily rate £338 £431 £405
% change year-on-year -21.74% +6.48% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Manchester.

All Vendors
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1260 1534 1559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 42.90% 43.80% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 897 825
Manchester median daily rate £411 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £213
90th Percentile £590 £542 £530
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 36 65
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £13.60 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.69% +0.70% -6.90%
10th Percentile £11.45 £9.88 £10.30
90th Percentile £35.60 £33.38 £21.95
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £18.13 £17.17
% change year-on-year -11.72% +5.56% +7.31%

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (70.00%) Juniper
3 7 (70.00%) ProxySG
3 7 (70.00%) Network Security
4 6 (60.00%) Junos
4 6 (60.00%) SIEM
4 6 (60.00%) Palo Alto
4 6 (60.00%) Network Design
4 6 (60.00%) VLAN
4 6 (60.00%) MPLS
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) DHCP
4 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (60.00%) DNS
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco
5 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (40.00%) Change Management
6 4 (40.00%) ITIL
6 4 (40.00%) CCNA
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (30.00%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (20.00%) Driving Licence
8 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
8 2 (20.00%) Legal

Blue Coat
Co-occurring 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 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) Network Security
3 6 (60.00%) DHCP
3 6 (60.00%) DNS
3 6 (60.00%) Junos
3 6 (60.00%) MPLS
3 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (60.00%) VLAN
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) SSL
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 4 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Lead Network Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Network Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Network Design
1 6 (60.00%) SIEM
2 5 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 4 (40.00%) Change Management
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNA
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) MCP
2 2 (20.00%) MCSA
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) CCSA
3 1 (10.00%) CCSE
3 1 (10.00%) CCSM
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) ProxySG
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (70.00%) Juniper
3 6 (60.00%) Palo Alto
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) VMware