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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 238 233
Rank change year-on-year +21 -5  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 31 40 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.40% 0.45% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.81% 0.94% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 16
Median daily rate £488 £410 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -9.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £400 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +0.60% +9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £24.00

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 3843 4270 4485
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.32% 48.43% 47.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2141 2502 2442
Median daily rate £413 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £257 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 215 238
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.81 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 -18 12 £400 -1.84% 2
Surrey +8 10 £525 +28.36%
Kent +4 6 £525 +31.25%
Berkshire +13 4 £400 -11.11% 1
Hampshire +8 3 £475 +153.33% 1
Blue Coat
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 51 (82.26%) Cisco
2 49 (79.03%) Firewall
3 36 (58.06%) CheckPoint
4 33 (53.23%) Juniper
5 30 (48.39%) F5
6 26 (41.94%) WAN
7 24 (38.71%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (35.48%) ProxySG
9 21 (33.87%) LAN
9 21 (33.87%) Palo Alto
10 20 (32.26%) VPN
11 19 (30.65%) Data Centre
12 17 (27.42%) Network Security
13 15 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (20.97%) CCNP
14 13 (20.97%) Skype for Business
15 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
15 12 (19.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 12 (19.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 12 (19.35%) Skype
15 12 (19.35%) Finance
16 10 (16.13%) TACACS
16 10 (16.13%) DNS
16 10 (16.13%) Telecoms
16 10 (16.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
16 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
16 10 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
17 9 (14.52%) SSL
17 9 (14.52%) Microsoft

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 13 (20.97%) Skype for Business
2 6 (9.68%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Business One
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (16.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 5 (8.06%) Office 365
3 1 (1.61%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (79.03%) Firewall
2 26 (41.94%) WAN
3 24 (38.71%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (33.87%) LAN
5 20 (32.26%) VPN
6 17 (27.42%) Network Security
7 12 (19.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 12 (19.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 12 (19.35%) Skype
8 10 (16.13%) DNS
8 10 (16.13%) TACACS
9 9 (14.52%) SSL
10 7 (11.29%) BGP
10 7 (11.29%) IPsec
11 6 (9.68%) SAN
12 5 (8.06%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
12 5 (8.06%) Wireless
13 4 (6.45%) NetScaler
14 3 (4.84%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 10 (16.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Electronics
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (41.94%) Network Engineer
2 13 (20.97%) Firewall Engineer
3 12 (19.35%) Security Engineer
4 11 (17.74%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (14.52%) Analyst
6 8 (12.90%) Architect
6 8 (12.90%) Network Analyst
7 6 (9.68%) Project Manager
7 6 (9.68%) Technical Architect
8 5 (8.06%) Consultant
8 5 (8.06%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (6.45%) Blue Coat Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Juniper Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Network Consultant
9 4 (6.45%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (1.61%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Unix
3 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.61%) AIX
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.61%) Solaris
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.90%) Load Balancing
1 8 (12.90%) Network Design
2 6 (9.68%) Capacity Management
3 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (8.06%) Information Security
3 5 (8.06%) ITIL
3 5 (8.06%) Problem Management
3 5 (8.06%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (6.45%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (6.45%) SIEM
4 4 (6.45%) WAN Optimisation
4 4 (6.45%) Web Filtering
5 3 (4.84%) Change Management
5 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.84%) IT Strategy
5 3 (4.84%) Project Management
5 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (20.97%) CCNP
3 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
4 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
5 7 (11.29%) CCSA
5 7 (11.29%) CCSE
6 4 (6.45%) CCNA
6 4 (6.45%) CISSP
6 4 (6.45%) Degree
7 3 (4.84%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.84%) JNCIA
7 3 (4.84%) JNCIP
7 3 (4.84%) JNCIS
8 2 (3.23%) CCIE
8 2 (3.23%) CCIE Security
9 1 (1.61%) CISA
9 1 (1.61%) CISM
9 1 (1.61%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) HIPAA
1 4 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (4.84%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 22 (35.48%) ProxySG
2 6 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
5 3 (4.84%) BitLocker
6 2 (3.23%) vCloud
6 2 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) SCCM
2 2 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.23%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (82.26%) Cisco
2 36 (58.06%) CheckPoint
3 33 (53.23%) Juniper
4 30 (48.39%) F5
5 21 (33.87%) Palo Alto
6 9 (14.52%) McAfee
6 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
7 8 (12.90%) HP
7 8 (12.90%) VMware
8 7 (11.29%) Citrix
8 7 (11.29%) Nokia
9 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
10 5 (8.06%) NetApp
11 4 (6.45%) ArcSight
11 4 (6.45%) Brocade
11 4 (6.45%) Lancope
11 4 (6.45%) Lumension
11 4 (6.45%) TippingPoint
12 3 (4.84%) FireEye
12 3 (4.84%) SolarWinds
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