Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 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 > Midlands
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 245 200
Rank change year-on-year +14 -45 -16
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 11 19 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.14% 0.20% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.43% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 28
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £291 £307 £299
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
England median daily rate £425 £425 £401
% change year-on-year - +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £21.53
% change year-on-year -15.79% +120.67% -81.68%

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 the Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3468 4462 4029
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 44.74% 46.48% 46.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2076 2474 2134
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £208
90th Percentile £550 £544 £538
England median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 153 256
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.45 £16.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.52% -17.37% +5.02%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.16 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £25.82 £37.65
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%

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 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 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
West Midlands +24 8 £500 +16.96% 1
East Midlands -4 3 £325 +8.33%
Blue Coat
England

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

1 10 (90.91%) Cisco
1 10 (90.91%) Firewall
2 9 (81.82%) CheckPoint
3 8 (72.73%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (45.45%) WAN
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (36.36%) Juniper
5 4 (36.36%) Network Security
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
5 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
6 3 (27.27%) Aruba
6 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) VPN
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle
6 3 (27.27%) OSPF
6 3 (27.27%) BGP
6 3 (27.27%) Fortinet
6 3 (27.27%) Network Design
7 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (18.18%) CCSA
7 2 (18.18%) Migration
7 2 (18.18%) Information Security
7 2 (18.18%) ProxySG
7 2 (18.18%) CCSE
7 2 (18.18%) CISA
7 2 (18.18%) CISM
7 2 (18.18%) Python

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (45.45%) WAN
4 4 (36.36%) Network Security
5 3 (27.27%) BGP
5 3 (27.27%) OSPF
5 3 (27.27%) VPN
6 2 (18.18%) LAN
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (9.09%) NGN
7 1 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (9.09%) SMS
7 1 (9.09%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (9.09%) SSL
7 1 (9.09%) TACACS
7 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 1 (9.09%) VXLAN
7 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Design Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Implementation Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Design Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Network Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Security Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior IT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) WAP
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Solaris
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
2 3 (27.27%) Network Design
3 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (9.09%) Fault Management
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Network Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Design
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) CCNP
3 2 (18.18%) CCSA
3 2 (18.18%) CCSE
3 2 (18.18%) CISA
3 2 (18.18%) CISM
3 2 (18.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) ProxySG
2 1 (9.09%) vCloud
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco
2 9 (81.82%) CheckPoint
3 4 (36.36%) Juniper
4 3 (27.27%) Aruba
4 3 (27.27%) Fortinet
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) F5
5 2 (18.18%) Palo Alto
6 1 (9.09%) Citrix
6 1 (9.09%) Computacenter
6 1 (9.09%) Lancope
6 1 (9.09%) McAfee
6 1 (9.09%) Nokia
6 1 (9.09%) Sourcefire
6 1 (9.09%) VMware