Period
to 28 July 2017

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 6 months to 28 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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 76 100
Rank change year-on-year -25 +24 -12
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 10 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.63% 1.11% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 1.30% 2.40% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 3
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £405 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £395 £400 £415
90th Percentile £428 £464 £475
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £405 £450
% change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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 768 666 831
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 48.27% 46.31% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 359 395
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +17.14% -
10th Percentile £255 £200 £200
90th Percentile £540 £538 £488
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 33
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £10.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% +9.62% -18.08%
10th Percentile £8.79 £8.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £46.55 £22.98 £28.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.50 £12.25 £11.08
% change year-on-year +34.69% +10.61% -17.96%

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

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 28 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (70.00%) SAN
2 7 (70.00%) NetApp
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (70.00%) HP
2 7 (70.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (60.00%) Capacity Management
3 6 (60.00%) Network Design
3 6 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (30.00%) IT Strategy
5 3 (30.00%) F5
5 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (30.00%) LAN
5 3 (30.00%) WAN
5 3 (30.00%) CCNP
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Network Security
7 1 (10.00%) CCSE
7 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) SCCM
7 1 (10.00%) CCSA
7 1 (10.00%) Juniper

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 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) SAN
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (10.00%) TACACS
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Architect
1 7 (70.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 7 (70.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
1 7 (70.00%) Technical Architect
1 7 (70.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Network Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Network Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Network Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Check Point Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) WAN Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) WAN Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Capacity Management
1 6 (60.00%) Network Design
1 6 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (30.00%) IT Strategy
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNP
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCSA
2 1 (10.00%) CCSE
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) HP
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) NetApp
2 7 (70.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) Nokia