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 30 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.

Blue Coat
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 - 126
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 9 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.51% - 0.068%
As % of the Vendors category 1.17% - 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £423 - -
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 Scotland.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 771 1083 1076
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.29% 41.45% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 596 576
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £243 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 38
Median hourly rate £23.00 £43.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.51% +168.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.82 £12.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.98 £50.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 30 March 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 - 7 £448 -
Blue Coat
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 13 (81.25%) CheckPoint
2 11 (68.75%) F5
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) Fortinet
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (31.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (31.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (31.25%) DNS
4 5 (31.25%) BIG-IP
5 4 (25.00%) Banking
5 4 (25.00%) Firewall
5 4 (25.00%) Law
5 4 (25.00%) Intel Security
5 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (25.00%) Network Security
6 3 (18.75%) Information Security
6 3 (18.75%) ProxySG
7 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (12.50%) Military
7 2 (12.50%) Finance
7 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
7 2 (12.50%) MPLS
7 2 (12.50%) LAN
7 2 (12.50%) WAN
7 2 (12.50%) VLAN
7 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) FireEye
7 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (12.50%) Mentoring

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 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (31.25%) BIG-IP
2 5 (31.25%) DNS
2 5 (31.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (31.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) MPLS
4 2 (12.50%) VLAN
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) Internet
General
1 4 (25.00%) Banking
1 4 (25.00%) Law
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Consultant
2 8 (50.00%) Security Consultant
3 5 (31.25%) Network Consultant
4 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
4 4 (25.00%) Network Security Consultant
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Network Consultant
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Network Security Consultant
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Security Consultant
6 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat Consultant
7 1 (6.25%) Check Point Consultant
7 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
7 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Information Security
2 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
2 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCNP
1 1 (6.25%) CCSE
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) CheckPoint
2 11 (68.75%) F5
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) Fortinet
4 4 (25.00%) Intel Security
5 2 (12.50%) FireEye
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft