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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 60 76 -
Rank change year-on-year +16 -  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.45% 0.50% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.91% 0.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £413 - -
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 Reading.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 330 553 455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 49.33% 54.81% 46.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 286 242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £55.60 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.02% +158.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat in Reading

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 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 Reading region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 4 (66.67%) Change Management
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 3 (50.00%) OPNET
3 3 (50.00%) ProxySG
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (50.00%) CMDB
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (50.00%) Riverbed
3 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (50.00%) Network Management
3 3 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (50.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 3 (50.00%) Arista
4 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (33.33%) Lancope
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) WFM
5 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire

Blue Coat
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (16.67%) SSL
4 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (33.33%) Security Manager
3 2 (33.33%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Project Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) CMDB
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Solaris
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Change Management
3 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (50.00%) Network Management
3 3 (50.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (16.67%) Information Security
5 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (16.67%) SIEM
5 1 (16.67%) WFM
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CISA
1 1 (16.67%) CISM
1 1 (16.67%) CISSP
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) OPNET
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Arista
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (50.00%) Riverbed
3 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (33.33%) Lancope
5 1 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire