Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 327 343 343
Rank change year-on-year +16 0 -24
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 44 42 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% 0.52% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 27 43
South East median daily rate £488 £415 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.47% -1.19% +12.00%
10th Percentile £360 £350 £305
90th Percentile £545 £480 £550
England median daily rate £450 £433 £450
% change year-on-year +4.05% -3.89% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 -
England 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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 8041 8100 9322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 48.16% 48.39% 47.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4661 5205
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £533
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 406 439
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -13.89% +14.43%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.90 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

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 18 November 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 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 18 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
Thames Valley +1 21 £438 -2.78% 2
Surrey -17 14 £525 +28.36% 1
Buckinghamshire -24 13 £438 -2.78% 2
Berkshire +13 7 £488 -
Kent -4 7 £525 +31.25%
Hampshire +14 5 £463 +39.62%
Oxfordshire - 1 £365 -
Blue Coat
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 39 (88.64%) Firewall
2 35 (79.55%) Cisco
3 24 (54.55%) Juniper
4 23 (52.27%) CheckPoint
5 19 (43.18%) ProxySG
6 18 (40.91%) Palo Alto
7 17 (38.64%) F5
8 13 (29.55%) Network Security
9 12 (27.27%) McAfee
9 12 (27.27%) VPN
10 11 (25.00%) Finance
10 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 10 (22.73%) Red Hat
11 10 (22.73%) LAN
11 10 (22.73%) WAN
12 9 (20.45%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
14 7 (15.91%) BIG-IP
14 7 (15.91%) Wireless
14 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
14 7 (15.91%) Skype for Business
14 7 (15.91%) SolarWinds
15 6 (13.64%) Sendmail
15 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
15 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
15 6 (13.64%) Proofpoint
15 6 (13.64%) Problem Management

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 7 (15.91%) Skype for Business
2 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) RMDS
2 1 (2.27%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.36%) Office 365
3 4 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (88.64%) Firewall
2 13 (29.55%) Network Security
3 12 (27.27%) VPN
4 10 (22.73%) LAN
4 10 (22.73%) WAN
5 9 (20.45%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 8 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (15.91%) BIG-IP
7 7 (15.91%) Wireless
8 6 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (13.64%) DNS
8 6 (13.64%) Skype
9 5 (11.36%) BGP
9 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
10 4 (9.09%) MPLS
10 4 (9.09%) SAN
10 4 (9.09%) SSL
10 4 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (6.82%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Architect
2 8 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Firewall Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 4 (9.09%) Office 365 Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 4 (9.09%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.82%) Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Security Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.55%) BYOD
2 2 (4.55%) e-Health
3 1 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Replication
3 1 (2.27%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Solaris
2 2 (4.55%) Unix
2 2 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.64%) Network Design
1 6 (13.64%) Problem Management
2 5 (11.36%) Capacity Management
2 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
2 5 (11.36%) ITIL
2 5 (11.36%) Service Management
3 4 (9.09%) Information Security
3 4 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.82%) Network Management
4 3 (6.82%) Project Management
4 3 (6.82%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.55%) High Availability
5 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.55%) Information Assurance
5 2 (4.55%) Security Architecture
5 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.55%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) Perl
1 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.82%) CCIE
3 3 (6.82%) CCNP
4 2 (4.55%) CCSE
4 2 (4.55%) CISSP
5 1 (2.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) SLA
2 2 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 19 (43.18%) ProxySG
2 6 (13.64%) Sendmail
3 4 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) SCCM
2 3 (6.82%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.55%) MIMEsweeper
3 2 (4.55%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 35 (79.55%) Cisco
2 24 (54.55%) Juniper
3 23 (52.27%) CheckPoint
4 18 (40.91%) Palo Alto
5 17 (38.64%) F5
6 12 (27.27%) McAfee
7 10 (22.73%) Red Hat
8 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
8 7 (15.91%) SolarWinds
9 6 (13.64%) HP
9 6 (13.64%) Proofpoint
10 4 (9.09%) Aruba
10 4 (9.09%) IronPort
10 4 (9.09%) NetApp
10 4 (9.09%) Riverbed
10 4 (9.09%) Symantec
10 4 (9.09%) VMware
11 3 (6.82%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (6.82%) FireEye
11 3 (6.82%) TippingPoint