The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 148 134
Rank change year-on-year +36 -14  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.10% 0.034%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 0.21% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £463 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -2.43% +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 Scotland.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 841 1407 1057
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 38.16% 47.82% 35.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 1367 766
Median daily rate £400 £350 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +1.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £255 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £488 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 197 54
Median hourly rate £32.00 £38.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.88% +140.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.75 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £43.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Blue Coat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Blue Coat in Scotland

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in Scotland

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Edinburgh +18 5 £463 - 3
Blue Coat
UK

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 Scotland region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 9 (64.29%) F5
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco
4 7 (50.00%) Firewall
5 6 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (42.86%) ProxySG
5 6 (42.86%) Network Security
6 4 (28.57%) FortiGate
7 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) Law
7 3 (21.43%) Banking
7 3 (21.43%) DNS
7 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
7 3 (21.43%) Programme Delivery
7 3 (21.43%) BIG-IP
7 3 (21.43%) Fortinet
8 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 2 (14.29%) VLAN
8 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (14.29%) FireEye
8 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (14.29%) CCNP
8 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
8 2 (14.29%) LAN
8 2 (14.29%) WAN
8 2 (14.29%) Military

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (42.86%) Network Security
3 3 (21.43%) BIG-IP
3 3 (21.43%) DNS
3 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
4 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (14.29%) LAN
4 2 (14.29%) VLAN
4 2 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Law
2 2 (14.29%) Military
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
2 6 (42.86%) Security Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Network Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Network Specialist
4 3 (21.43%) Network Security Consultant
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Consultant
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Security Consultant
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Security Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Check Point Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Programme Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCNP
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) CCIE
2 1 (7.14%) CCSE
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.14%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 9 (64.29%) F5
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) Fortinet
5 2 (14.29%) FireEye
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (7.14%) Clearswift
6 1 (7.14%) Forcepoint
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
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