Period
to 19 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 19 January 2018 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 > Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 225 217
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8 -27
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 29 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.37% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.84% 0.66% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 17
Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £400 £366 £308
90th Percentile £460 £487 £475
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £55.00 £21.53
% change year-on-year - +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 the Midlands.

All Vendors
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 3,460 4,119 3,713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 43.96% 46.18% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,109 2,329 1,883
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +7.59%
10th Percentile £213 £220 £225
90th Percentile £551 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 181 223
Midlands median hourly rate £14.53 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.17% - -9.83%
10th Percentile £9.75 £10.00 £10.39
90th Percentile £43.75 £33.75 £34.00
England median hourly rate £17.48 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -0.11% - +6.06%

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Blue Coat in the Midlands

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in the Midlands

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blue Coat in the Midlands

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat in the Midlands

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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
West Midlands +15 25 £460 +2.22% 1
East Midlands 0 4 £315 -21.25%
Blue Coat
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 27 (93.10%) Cisco
2 25 (86.21%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (82.76%) Firewall
3 24 (82.76%) F5
4 23 (79.31%) CheckPoint
5 22 (75.86%) CCNP
6 21 (72.41%) WAN
6 21 (72.41%) Fortinet
7 20 (68.97%) Network Load Balancing
7 20 (68.97%) WAN Optimisation
7 20 (68.97%) Microsoft Azure
7 20 (68.97%) Amazon AWS
7 20 (68.97%) Network Packet Analysis
7 20 (68.97%) IBM
7 20 (68.97%) Internet
7 20 (68.97%) BMC
7 20 (68.97%) Wireless
8 18 (62.07%) Intrusion Detection
8 18 (62.07%) McAfee
9 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
9 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
10 14 (48.28%) Aruba
10 14 (48.28%) FortiGate
10 14 (48.28%) HP
10 14 (48.28%) ITIL
11 12 (41.38%) ITIL V3
12 11 (37.93%) MPLS
13 10 (34.48%) VPN
14 8 (27.59%) VLAN
14 8 (27.59%) BGP

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (68.97%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (68.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (82.76%) Firewall
2 21 (72.41%) WAN
3 20 (68.97%) Internet
3 20 (68.97%) Wireless
4 18 (62.07%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (37.93%) MPLS
6 10 (34.48%) VPN
7 8 (27.59%) BGP
7 8 (27.59%) HSRP
7 8 (27.59%) OSPF
7 8 (27.59%) VLAN
8 5 (17.24%) Network Security
9 4 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (6.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (6.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (6.90%) LAN
10 2 (6.90%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (6.90%) SSL
11 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (3.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 26 (89.66%) Network Engineer
2 11 (37.93%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (31.03%) Network Support
3 9 (31.03%) Network Support Engineer
3 9 (31.03%) Support Engineer
4 7 (24.14%) Incident Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Security Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco Expert
7 2 (6.90%) Network Operations Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Cisco Expert
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Network Support
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Support Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Service Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Cyberattack
3 2 (6.90%) SCADA
4 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
1 2 (6.90%) Unix
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Network Load Balancing
1 20 (68.97%) Network Packet Analysis
1 20 (68.97%) WAN Optimisation
2 14 (48.28%) ITIL
3 12 (41.38%) ITIL V3
4 8 (27.59%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (24.14%) Coaching
6 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
6 3 (10.34%) Information Security
6 3 (10.34%) Service Management
7 2 (6.90%) Forensic Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Malware Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 2 (6.90%) Network Security Management
7 2 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.90%) Security Management
7 2 (6.90%) Security Operations
7 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 25 (86.21%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (75.86%) CCNP
3 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
3 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
4 8 (27.59%) CCIE
4 8 (27.59%) CISSP
5 6 (20.69%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (17.24%) CCNA
7 2 (6.90%) CCIE Security
7 2 (6.90%) CEH
7 2 (6.90%) CISM
7 2 (6.90%) Degree
7 2 (6.90%) GCIA
7 2 (6.90%) GIAC
7 2 (6.90%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Snort
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 14 (48.28%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 27 (93.10%) Cisco
2 24 (82.76%) F5
3 23 (79.31%) CheckPoint
4 21 (72.41%) Fortinet
5 20 (68.97%) BMC
5 20 (68.97%) IBM
6 18 (62.07%) McAfee
7 14 (48.28%) Aruba
7 14 (48.28%) HP
8 5 (17.24%) Palo Alto
9 2 (6.90%) ArcSight
9 2 (6.90%) Lancope
9 2 (6.90%) Oracle
9 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
9 2 (6.90%) Sourcefire
9 2 (6.90%) VMware
10 1 (3.45%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (3.45%) Computacenter
10 1 (3.45%) Forcepoint
10 1 (3.45%) Remedy