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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 157 148
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 0 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.053% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.12% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.93%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +0.60% +9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £24.00

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 North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1322 1723 1666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 44.89% 45.39% 45.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 1011 845
Median daily rate £413 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +8.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 60 107
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.39 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.53% +8.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCSP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Forcepoint
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Security Auditing

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Security Auditing
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCSP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Forcepoint
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper