The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 66 70
Rank change year-on-year +15 +4  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.34% 0.80% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 1.63% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £360 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
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 - - £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 Reading.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 283 430 451
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 48.63% 49.03% 54.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 248 210
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £195 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 30
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -7.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.28 £24.12
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in Reading

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) SSL
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) McAfee
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) SIEM
2 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (40.00%) Lancope
2 2 (40.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (20.00%) CyberArk
3 1 (20.00%) Varonis
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (20.00%) Lumension
3 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (20.00%) Statistics
3 1 (20.00%) WFM
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) SSL
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Security Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Security Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Information Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Information Systems Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Information Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SOC Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (20.00%) Statistics
3 1 (20.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISA
1 1 (20.00%) CISM
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Lancope
2 2 (40.00%) McAfee
2 2 (40.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (20.00%) CyberArk
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Lumension
3 1 (20.00%) Meridio
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (20.00%) Sourcefire
3 1 (20.00%) Varonis