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 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
England / South East
Rank 219 220 214
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 28 45 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.49% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 1.01% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 10
Median daily rate £350 £408 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% +9.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £249 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £550 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £401
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
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 the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3776 4459 4476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.08% 48.90% 46.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2066 2643 2332
Median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.09% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 205 221
Median hourly rate £15.70 £38.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.68% +111.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.43 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.65 £42.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 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
Buckinghamshire - 9 £350 -
Berkshire +14 8 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £325 -
East Sussex - 3 £350 -
Hampshire +15 2 £213 -55.26% 1
Surrey -6 2 £500 +29.87%
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 47 (81.03%) Firewall
2 43 (74.14%) Cisco
3 37 (63.79%) Juniper
4 32 (55.17%) F5
5 31 (53.45%) CheckPoint
6 24 (41.38%) Network Security
7 23 (39.66%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (39.66%) Data Centre
8 22 (37.93%) WAN
9 21 (36.21%) Palo Alto
10 19 (32.76%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (31.03%) LAN
12 15 (25.86%) SSL
12 15 (25.86%) VPN
12 15 (25.86%) Load Balancing
13 14 (24.14%) SC Cleared
13 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
14 13 (22.41%) Change Management
14 13 (22.41%) Telecoms
14 13 (22.41%) Finance
15 12 (20.69%) Intel Security
15 12 (20.69%) TippingPoint
15 12 (20.69%) NetScaler
16 11 (18.97%) Project Management
16 11 (18.97%) CCNP
16 11 (18.97%) ITIL
17 10 (17.24%) Citrix
17 10 (17.24%) CISSP
17 10 (17.24%) Wireless
17 10 (17.24%) ProxySG

Blue Coat
Top Related 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 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (81.03%) Firewall
2 24 (41.38%) Network Security
3 23 (39.66%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (37.93%) WAN
5 18 (31.03%) LAN
6 15 (25.86%) SSL
6 15 (25.86%) VPN
7 12 (20.69%) NetScaler
8 10 (17.24%) Wireless
9 9 (15.52%) TACACS
10 7 (12.07%) Junos
10 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
11 6 (10.34%) Internet
12 5 (8.62%) Cisco Wireless
12 5 (8.62%) DNS
12 5 (8.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (5.17%) MPLS
15 2 (3.45%) HTTP
15 2 (3.45%) SAN
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
1 13 (22.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (51.72%) Network Engineer
2 17 (29.31%) Network Security Engineer
2 17 (29.31%) Security Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) Analyst
3 10 (17.24%) Network Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Project Manager
4 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Blue Coat Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Juniper Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Information Specialist
6 3 (5.17%) Security Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Security Specialist
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 23 (39.66%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) CMDB
3 3 (5.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) Wiki
5 1 (1.72%) Clustering
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.79%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) Unix
3 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.72%) Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Solaris
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) Load Balancing
2 13 (22.41%) Change Management
3 11 (18.97%) ITIL
3 11 (18.97%) Project Management
4 8 (13.79%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (13.79%) Network Architecture
4 8 (13.79%) Problem Management
4 8 (13.79%) Web Filtering
5 7 (12.07%) Service Management
6 6 (10.34%) Information Security
7 5 (8.62%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (5.17%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 3 (5.17%) Migration
8 3 (5.17%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (5.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (5.17%) Network Management
8 3 (5.17%) Process Improvement
8 3 (5.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 3 (5.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 19 (32.76%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (24.14%) SC Cleared
2 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
3 11 (18.97%) CCNP
4 10 (17.24%) CISSP
5 7 (12.07%) CCIE
5 7 (12.07%) CCSA
5 7 (12.07%) JNCIA
5 7 (12.07%) JNCIP
5 7 (12.07%) JNCIS
6 6 (10.34%) CCSE
7 5 (8.62%) CCNA
7 5 (8.62%) CCSP
7 5 (8.62%) Degree
8 2 (3.45%) JNCIE
8 2 (3.45%) PMI Certification
8 2 (3.45%) PMP
8 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.72%) CISA
9 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) HIPAA
1 8 (13.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (10.34%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.45%) QA
4 1 (1.72%) PMO
4 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (17.24%) ProxySG
2 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.17%) BitLocker
3 3 (5.17%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.72%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.72%) XenApp
5 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) Nexpose
1 3 (5.17%) OPNET
2 1 (1.72%) AppDNA
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.72%) SCCM
2 1 (1.72%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 43 (74.14%) Cisco
2 37 (63.79%) Juniper
3 32 (55.17%) F5
4 31 (53.45%) CheckPoint
5 21 (36.21%) Palo Alto
6 12 (20.69%) Intel Security
6 12 (20.69%) TippingPoint
7 10 (17.24%) Citrix
8 9 (15.52%) FireEye
9 8 (13.79%) Brocade
10 7 (12.07%) Nokia
11 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
11 6 (10.34%) Sourcefire
12 5 (8.62%) Riverbed
13 4 (6.90%) SolarWinds
14 3 (5.17%) ArcSight
14 3 (5.17%) Arista
14 3 (5.17%) Aruba
14 3 (5.17%) Lumension
14 3 (5.17%) Tumbleweed
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