The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 26 April 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 60 70
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 5 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.66% 1.17% 0.76%
As % of the Vendors category 1.28% 2.65% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 2
Median daily rate £400 £405 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £433 £400
% change year-on-year -2.89% +8.12%  
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 Milton Keynes.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 391 339 428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 51.79% 44.20% 46.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 186 189
Median daily rate £400 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £311 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 15
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £11.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +21.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £9.96 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.67 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.15% +8.57%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (73.33%) F5
4 9 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (53.33%) Juniper
6 7 (46.67%) CCNP
6 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (40.00%) Citrix
7 6 (40.00%) LAN
7 6 (40.00%) WAN
8 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 5 (33.33%) Nokia
8 5 (33.33%) TACACS
8 5 (33.33%) VMware
8 5 (33.33%) CCSA
8 5 (33.33%) CCSE
8 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
9 4 (26.67%) Capacity Management
9 4 (26.67%) Server Virtualisation
9 4 (26.67%) Network Security
9 4 (26.67%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
9 4 (26.67%) Network Design
9 4 (26.67%) VMware ESX
9 4 (26.67%) Wireless
9 4 (26.67%) Intel Security
9 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
9 4 (26.67%) SAN

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (40.00%) LAN
3 6 (40.00%) WAN
4 5 (33.33%) TACACS
5 4 (26.67%) Network Security
5 4 (26.67%) SAN
5 4 (26.67%) SSL
5 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (26.67%) VPN
5 4 (26.67%) Wireless
6 3 (20.00%) Internet
7 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (6.67%) DHCP
7 1 (6.67%) DNS
7 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
7 1 (6.67%) HTTP
7 1 (6.67%) IPsec
7 1 (6.67%) X.509
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Technical Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Information Security Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Information Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Security Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Network Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Network Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Network Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Network Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) Windows NT
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Capacity Management
1 4 (26.67%) Network Design
1 4 (26.67%) Requirements Analysis
1 4 (26.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (20.00%) Information Security
2 3 (20.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 3 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 3 (20.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) IT Strategy
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) Fault Management
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) CCNP
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCSA
2 5 (33.33%) CCSE
3 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) CCA
6 1 (6.67%) CCAA
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (26.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Nexpose
2 1 (6.67%) AppDNA
2 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (73.33%) F5
4 8 (53.33%) Juniper
5 6 (40.00%) Citrix
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) Nokia
6 5 (33.33%) VMware
7 4 (26.67%) HP
7 4 (26.67%) Intel Security
7 4 (26.67%) NetApp
7 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
8 3 (20.00%) ArcSight
8 3 (20.00%) FireEye
8 3 (20.00%) GFI Software
8 3 (20.00%) LogRhythm
8 3 (20.00%) Rapid7
8 3 (20.00%) Sourcefire
8 3 (20.00%) Symantec
8 3 (20.00%) TippingPoint