Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 201 242
Rank change year-on-year +13 +41 -48
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 14 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.26% 0.25% 0.036%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.56% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 3
North West median daily rate £325 £338 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -32.50% -
10th Percentile £213 £274 £426
90th Percentile £455 £456 £510
England median daily rate £450 £429 £425
% change year-on-year +4.96% +0.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £55.00 £21.53
% change year-on-year - +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 2,234 2,683 3,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.11% 44.87% 40.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,393 1,615 1,842
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £220
90th Percentile £625 £575 £540
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 112 195
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £18.13 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.68% -9.38% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.35
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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
Cheshire +3 9 £500 +14.29%
Manchester +4 4 £300 - 2
Blue Coat
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 8 (57.14%) Symantec
2 7 (50.00%) ProxySG
3 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco
4 4 (28.57%) Juniper
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) SIEM
4 4 (28.57%) Network Security
4 4 (28.57%) Analytics
4 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (21.43%) Palo Alto
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) VLAN
5 3 (21.43%) Unix
5 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
5 3 (21.43%) SSL
6 2 (14.29%) IBM
6 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 2 (14.29%) SAML
6 2 (14.29%) MPLS
6 2 (14.29%) McAfee
6 2 (14.29%) MSI
6 2 (14.29%) DNS
6 2 (14.29%) DHCP
6 2 (14.29%) Python
6 2 (14.29%) SOA
6 2 (14.29%) C#
6 2 (14.29%) Java

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 2 (14.29%) Confluence
1 2 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
2 4 (28.57%) Network Security
3 3 (21.43%) SSL
3 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 3 (21.43%) VLAN
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (14.29%) DHCP
4 2 (14.29%) DNS
4 2 (14.29%) Junos
4 2 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (7.14%) BIG-IP
5 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
5 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Big Data
1 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) MSI
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) JSON
1 2 (14.29%) OAuth
1 2 (14.29%) REST
1 2 (14.29%) SAML
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Analytics
1 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (28.57%) SIEM
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Behavioural Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) Case Management
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Network Design
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) Break/Fix
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 2 (14.29%) Python
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCSA
1 1 (7.14%) CCSE
1 1 (7.14%) CCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) ProxySG
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Symantec
2 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) Juniper
4 3 (21.43%) Palo Alto
5 2 (14.29%) Atlassian
5 2 (14.29%) Cloudera
5 2 (14.29%) F5
5 2 (14.29%) IBM
5 2 (14.29%) Infoblox
5 2 (14.29%) McAfee
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 2 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 2 (14.29%) Splunk
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (7.14%) FireEye