The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 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 28 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
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 - 43
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 0.55% - 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 1.28% - 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £306 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +0.60% +9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £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 Nottingham.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 156 154 156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 42.74% 34.15% 37.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 84 92
Median daily rate £425 £438 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +11.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 1
Median hourly rate £11.45 £14.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.64% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham 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 Nottingham

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 28 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Palo Alto
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) SMS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) TACACS
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) vCloud
3 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) VMware

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) NGN
3 1 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (33.33%) SMS
3 1 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (33.33%) TACACS
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) VXLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) WAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (33.33%) Fault Management
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCSA
3 1 (33.33%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) ProxySG
1 1 (33.33%) vCloud
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Computacenter
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) VMware