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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 - 150
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.039% - 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.091% - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.11%  
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 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 1102 1681 1661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.65% 43.45% 45.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 929 805
Median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 107 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

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

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 1 - -
Blue Coat
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 (84.62%) Windows
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 10 (76.92%) Firewall
3 8 (61.54%) VMware
3 8 (61.54%) ProxySG
3 8 (61.54%) Web Services
3 8 (61.54%) Citrix
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (61.54%) XenApp
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
4 5 (38.46%) VLAN
4 5 (38.46%) NetApp
4 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) LAN
6 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
6 2 (15.38%) Banking
7 1 (7.69%) Security Auditing
7 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
7 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
7 1 (7.69%) F5
7 1 (7.69%) Validation
7 1 (7.69%) Wireless

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 8 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
2 5 (38.46%) VLAN
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Security Auditing
1 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
1 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) CCSP
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) ProxySG
1 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (61.54%) XenApp
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) Citrix
2 8 (61.54%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) F5
4 1 (7.69%) Forcepoint
4 1 (7.69%) Juniper