Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 214 236
Rank change year-on-year +28 +22 -43
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 15 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.26% 0.15% 0.047%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 0.32% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
North West median daily rate £338 £431 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +6.48% -3.57%
10th Percentile £304 £288 £401
90th Percentile £376 £456 £409
England median daily rate £450 £433 £450
% change year-on-year +4.05% -3.89% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North West median hourly rate £40.00 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £55.00 £21.53
% change year-on-year -27.27% +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 North West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2466 3152 3543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.99% 46.22% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1479 1874 1949
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £219 £263 £213
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 127 178
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.73 £11.23
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.30 £46.45
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Blue Coat in the North West

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in the North West

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat in the North West

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Manchester +30 10 £338 -20.59%
Cheshire +4 5 - -
Blue Coat
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North West region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 11 (73.33%) ProxySG
2 10 (66.67%) Firewall
3 9 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 7 (46.67%) Juniper
4 7 (46.67%) Network Security
5 6 (40.00%) VLAN
5 6 (40.00%) Junos
5 6 (40.00%) SIEM
5 6 (40.00%) Network Design
5 6 (40.00%) MPLS
5 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 6 (40.00%) DNS
5 6 (40.00%) DHCP
5 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (40.00%) Palo Alto
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 5 (33.33%) SSL
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco
6 5 (33.33%) Symantec
6 5 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (26.67%) Change Management
7 4 (26.67%) CCNA
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (26.67%) ITIL
8 3 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (13.33%) MCP
9 2 (13.33%) MCSE

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) Network Security
3 6 (40.00%) DHCP
3 6 (40.00%) DNS
3 6 (40.00%) Junos
3 6 (40.00%) MPLS
3 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (40.00%) VLAN
4 5 (33.33%) SSL
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (13.33%) LAN
5 2 (13.33%) VPN
5 2 (13.33%) WAN
5 2 (13.33%) Wireless
General
1 2 (13.33%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Architect
2 5 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Firewall Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Network Design
1 6 (40.00%) SIEM
2 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CCNA
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) CISSP
2 2 (13.33%) MCP
2 2 (13.33%) MCSA
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CCSA
3 1 (6.67%) CCSE
3 1 (6.67%) CCSM
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) ProxySG
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (46.67%) Juniper
3 6 (40.00%) Palo Alto
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco
4 5 (33.33%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) VMware