Period
to 19 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 19 October 2018 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 322 319 339
Rank change year-on-year -3 +20 -10
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 53 49 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 0.62% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 31
South East median daily rate £450 £494 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.86% +20.72% -3.76%
10th Percentile £363 £390 £331
90th Percentile £538 £538 £450
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £40.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +128.57% -18.70%

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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 7,615 7,854 8,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.31% 48.28% 48.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,412 4,491 4,757
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £222
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 333 418
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.38 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.04% +9.62% -11.94%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.06 £45.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Blue Coat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Blue Coat in the South East

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in the South East

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat in the South East over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blue Coat in the South East

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat in the South East

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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
Surrey -13 24 £450 -14.29%
Thames Valley +7 19 £444 +10.94% 2
Buckinghamshire +17 15 £450 +12.50%
West Sussex - 6 £525 - 1
Hampshire -14 5 £450 -4.00% 1
Berkshire +3 4 £425 +6.25% 2
Blue Coat
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 44 (83.02%) Firewall
2 42 (79.25%) CheckPoint
3 40 (75.47%) Juniper
4 35 (66.04%) Palo Alto
5 29 (54.72%) Cisco
6 25 (47.17%) Network Security
6 25 (47.17%) F5
7 21 (39.62%) Migration
8 19 (35.85%) BIG-IP
9 18 (33.96%) CCSE
10 17 (32.08%) SC Cleared
10 17 (32.08%) Security Cleared
10 17 (32.08%) FortiGate
10 17 (32.08%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (32.08%) CCSA
11 16 (30.19%) Check Point Certification
12 15 (28.30%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (26.42%) CA
13 14 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (24.53%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (22.64%) LAN
16 11 (20.75%) BGP
16 11 (20.75%) VMware
16 11 (20.75%) WAN
16 11 (20.75%) Cisco ISE
17 10 (18.87%) CCNP
17 10 (18.87%) Internet
18 8 (15.09%) TCP/IP
18 8 (15.09%) ProxySG
18 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (83.02%) Firewall
2 25 (47.17%) Network Security
3 19 (35.85%) BIG-IP
4 17 (32.08%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (24.53%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (22.64%) LAN
7 11 (20.75%) BGP
7 11 (20.75%) Cisco ISE
7 11 (20.75%) WAN
8 10 (18.87%) Internet
9 8 (15.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 8 (15.09%) TCP/IP
10 7 (13.21%) Wireless
11 6 (11.32%) OSPF
11 6 (11.32%) SSL
12 5 (9.43%) IPsec
12 5 (9.43%) Telepresence
12 5 (9.43%) VPN
13 4 (7.55%) DNS
13 4 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Firewall Engineer
2 16 (30.19%) Security Engineer
3 12 (22.64%) Network Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Network Specialist
5 4 (7.55%) Principal Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Principal Security Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Technical Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Blue Coat Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Juniper Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Security Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Application Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) CSS
2 2 (3.77%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
1 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.55%) Wiki
3 2 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.89%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.89%) PKI
4 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) Check Point GAiA
3 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (39.62%) Migration
2 15 (28.30%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (11.32%) ITIL
3 6 (11.32%) Risk Management
4 5 (9.43%) Information Assurance
4 5 (9.43%) Network Management
4 5 (9.43%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (7.55%) Business Transformation
5 4 (7.55%) Change Management
5 4 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (7.55%) Information Security
5 4 (7.55%) Presales
5 4 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (7.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (7.55%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (7.55%) SIEM
5 4 (7.55%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (3.77%) Security Management
6 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.77%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
1 3 (5.66%) Python
2 1 (1.89%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) CCSE
2 17 (32.08%) CCSA
2 17 (32.08%) SC Cleared
2 17 (32.08%) Security Cleared
3 16 (30.19%) Check Point Certification
4 14 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (18.87%) CCNP
6 6 (11.32%) CCNA
7 5 (9.43%) CCIE
8 4 (7.55%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.89%) CISSP
9 1 (1.89%) Degree
9 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.89%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) ProxySG
1 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.43%) VMware NSX
3 4 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (32.08%) FortiGate
2 5 (9.43%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (9.43%) RSA enVision
3 1 (1.89%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (1.89%) MaaS360
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 42 (79.25%) CheckPoint
2 40 (75.47%) Juniper
3 35 (66.04%) Palo Alto
4 29 (54.72%) Cisco
5 25 (47.17%) F5
6 14 (26.42%) CA
7 11 (20.75%) VMware
8 7 (13.21%) Aruba
9 6 (11.32%) McAfee
10 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
11 4 (7.55%) HP
11 4 (7.55%) NetApp
11 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
12 3 (5.66%) Symantec
13 2 (3.77%) Citrix
13 2 (3.77%) Forcepoint
13 2 (3.77%) Fortinet
13 2 (3.77%) Riverbed
13 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
13 2 (3.77%) Tufin