Period
to 18 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 321 320 296
Rank change year-on-year -1 -24 +12
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 37 47 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.29% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% 0.61% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 39 54
South East median daily rate £473 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +12.50% -2.32%
10th Percentile £434 £343 £291
90th Percentile £518 £540 £538
England median daily rate £470 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +4.44% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £66.81 - £42.50

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 6,903 7,656 7,560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.78% 46.59% 49.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,073 4,357 4,190
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £254
90th Percentile £610 £575 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 313 362
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £10.71 £10.50 £9.26
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.76 £47.25
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -2.78%

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 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 June 2019. 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 +20 23 £473 +5.00% 1
Berkshire +2 13 £440 -3.56% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 10 £473 +5.00%
Surrey +20 8 £500 +5.26%
Hampshire -5 5 £450 - 1
West Sussex +8 1 £525 +19.32%
Blue Coat
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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 33 (89.19%) Firewall
2 25 (67.57%) CheckPoint
3 21 (56.76%) Cisco
4 15 (40.54%) Palo Alto
5 13 (35.14%) Juniper
6 12 (32.43%) Network Security
6 12 (32.43%) F5
7 11 (29.73%) WAN
7 11 (29.73%) Windows
7 11 (29.73%) Network Virtualisation
8 10 (27.03%) Windows 10
8 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
8 10 (27.03%) Migration
8 10 (27.03%) VMware
8 10 (27.03%) IP Telephony
8 10 (27.03%) SCCM
9 9 (24.32%) BIG-IP
9 9 (24.32%) Fortinet
9 9 (24.32%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (24.32%) FortiGate
9 9 (24.32%) VPN
10 8 (21.62%) Citrix
10 8 (21.62%) SAN
10 8 (21.62%) CA
10 8 (21.62%) NetApp
10 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
10 8 (21.62%) Check Point Certification
10 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
10 8 (21.62%) CCSA
10 8 (21.62%) Performance Tuning

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 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (89.19%) Firewall
2 12 (32.43%) Network Security
3 11 (29.73%) WAN
4 10 (27.03%) IP Telephony
5 9 (24.32%) BIG-IP
5 9 (24.32%) VPN
6 8 (21.62%) NetScaler
6 8 (21.62%) SAN
7 6 (16.22%) LAN
8 5 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (10.81%) Sourcefire
10 3 (8.11%) Cisco Firepower
10 3 (8.11%) PBX
10 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
11 2 (5.41%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (5.41%) WLAN
12 1 (2.70%) DNS
12 1 (2.70%) MPLS
12 1 (2.70%) SSL
12 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (16.22%) Publishing
2 2 (5.41%) Billing
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Architect
2 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (21.62%) Azure Specialist
3 8 (21.62%) Firewall Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) Network Specialist
4 6 (16.22%) Network Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Network Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Security Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Citrix Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Security Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Network Virtualisation
2 10 (27.03%) Migration
3 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure as Code
3 8 (21.62%) Network Design
3 8 (21.62%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (16.22%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (13.51%) Capacity Management
6 4 (10.81%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (8.11%) IT Strategy
7 3 (8.11%) Presales
7 3 (8.11%) Storage Virtualisation
7 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 2 (5.41%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (5.41%) ITIL
8 2 (5.41%) Server Virtualisation
9 1 (2.70%) Customer Requirements
9 1 (2.70%) Project Management
9 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) CCSA
1 8 (21.62%) CCSE
1 8 (21.62%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.41%) CCNA
4 1 (2.70%) CCIE
4 1 (2.70%) CCNP
4 1 (2.70%) CISM
4 1 (2.70%) CISSP
4 1 (2.70%) GIAC
4 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.70%) PMP
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.81%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) SCCM
2 9 (24.32%) FortiGate
3 4 (10.81%) Ansible
4 3 (8.11%) Nessus
5 1 (2.70%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 25 (67.57%) CheckPoint
2 21 (56.76%) Cisco
3 15 (40.54%) Palo Alto
4 13 (35.14%) Juniper
5 12 (32.43%) F5
6 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
6 10 (27.03%) VMware
7 9 (24.32%) Fortinet
8 8 (21.62%) CA
8 8 (21.62%) Citrix
8 8 (21.62%) NetApp
8 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
9 4 (10.81%) McAfee
9 4 (10.81%) Zscaler
10 3 (8.11%) FireEye
10 3 (8.11%) IronPort
10 3 (8.11%) Qualys
11 2 (5.41%) Mitel
12 1 (2.70%) Infoblox
12 1 (2.70%) Tufin