Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 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 > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 185 216
Rank change year-on-year -14 +31 +26
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 17 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.29% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.67% 0.62% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 6
North West median daily rate £460 £338 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.30% -21.74% +6.48%
10th Percentile £328 £304 £288
90th Percentile £509 £376 £456
England median daily rate £450 £450 £433
% change year-on-year - +4.05% -3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate - £40.00 £55.00
% 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 2,520 2,427 3,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.64% 42.93% 46.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,510 1,447 1,876
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £207 £225 £263
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 150 126
North West median hourly rate £17.55 £16.10 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.04% -11.20% +4.05%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.25 £10.69
90th Percentile £43.78 £43.75 £45.38
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -5.71%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 19 November 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
Manchester -14 12 £490 +45.19% 1
Cheshire -1 5 £375 -
Blue Coat
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 9 (52.94%) ProxySG
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Internet
2 7 (41.18%) McAfee
3 6 (35.29%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Trustwave
4 5 (29.41%) F5
4 5 (29.41%) M86 Security
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
4 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
4 5 (29.41%) Firewall
5 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco
5 4 (23.53%) VMware
5 4 (23.53%) Clustering
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (23.53%) SolarWinds
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (23.53%) Process Improvement
5 4 (23.53%) IaaS
5 4 (23.53%) AirWatch
6 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (17.65%) High Availability
6 3 (17.65%) Patch Management
6 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (17.65%) Network Security
6 3 (17.65%) VLAN

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (17.65%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) IaaS
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Internet
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (17.65%) Network Security
3 3 (17.65%) SSL
3 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 3 (17.65%) VLAN
4 2 (11.76%) BGP
4 2 (11.76%) BIG-IP
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (11.76%) DMVPN
4 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (11.76%) NX-OS
4 2 (11.76%) OSPF
4 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.88%) DNS
5 1 (5.88%) MPLS
5 1 (5.88%) SAN
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Firewall Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Malware Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Clustering
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.76%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (23.53%) Process Improvement
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (17.65%) High Availability
3 3 (17.65%) Patch Management
3 3 (17.65%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.76%) OWASP
4 2 (11.76%) Security Operations
4 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Malware Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design
5 1 (5.88%) Server Hardening
5 1 (5.88%) SIEM
5 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCSA
1 2 (11.76%) CCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) ProxySG
2 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) AirWatch
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Foglight
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) McAfee
2 6 (35.29%) Trustwave
3 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
3 5 (29.41%) F5
3 5 (29.41%) M86 Security
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco
4 4 (23.53%) SolarWinds
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
5 3 (17.65%) Juniper
6 2 (11.76%) Forcepoint
6 2 (11.76%) IronPort
6 2 (11.76%) Meraki
6 2 (11.76%) Nokia
6 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
6 2 (11.76%) Symantec
7 1 (5.88%) Brocade
7 1 (5.88%) FireEye
7 1 (5.88%) NetIQ
7 1 (5.88%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (5.88%) TippingPoint