Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 170 179
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 +5
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 13 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.69% 0.55% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Scotland median daily rate £463 £420 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.12% -16.00% -3.62%
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £55.00 £21.53
% change year-on-year -27.27% +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 Scotland.

All Vendors
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1881 1998 2313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.27% 45.95% 37.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1048 1098 1122
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -0.50% +0.50%
10th Percentile £206 £225 £213
90th Percentile £538 £488 £506
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.44% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 64 75
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £14.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% +13.71% -7.99%
10th Percentile £11.19 £9.56 £8.35
90th Percentile £46.30 £44.63 £41.95
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -14 11 £463 +10.12% 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Blue Coat
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 (76.92%) F5
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) CheckPoint
3 6 (46.15%) Firewall
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (38.46%) Banking
4 5 (38.46%) FortiGate
5 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (30.77%) BIG-IP
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Fortinet
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (30.77%) CCIE
5 4 (30.77%) CCNP
5 4 (30.77%) DNS
6 3 (23.08%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) WAN
6 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 3 (23.08%) Java
6 3 (23.08%) SOAP
6 3 (23.08%) XML
6 3 (23.08%) XSLT
6 3 (23.08%) JBoss
6 3 (23.08%) LDAP
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
6 3 (23.08%) Java EE
6 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) JBoss
1 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (30.77%) BIG-IP
3 4 (30.77%) DNS
3 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (23.08%) LAN
4 3 (23.08%) LDAP
4 3 (23.08%) NetScaler
4 3 (23.08%) WAN
5 2 (15.38%) Internet
5 2 (15.38%) Intranet
5 2 (15.38%) Network Security
6 1 (7.69%) ATM
6 1 (7.69%) BGP
6 1 (7.69%) MPLS
6 1 (7.69%) OSPF
General
1 5 (38.46%) Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Network Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Platform Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Check Point Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Services Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Implementation Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Project Implementation Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Java EE
1 3 (23.08%) SOAP
1 3 (23.08%) XML
1 3 (23.08%) XSLT
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
1 3 (23.08%) High Availability
1 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 2 (15.38%) Business Development
2 2 (15.38%) Change Control
2 2 (15.38%) Email Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Information Security
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Runbook
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCIE
1 4 (30.77%) CCNP
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) F5
2 9 (69.23%) CheckPoint
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) Fortinet
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat