Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 331 337 331
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +6
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 59 39 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% 0.49% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 27
South East median daily rate £462 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.70% +17.65% +1.19%
10th Percentile £386 £359 £295
90th Percentile £538 £564 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South East median hourly rate - - £55.00
England median hourly rate £66.81 £40.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +67.03% -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 7,758 7,981 7,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.23% 47.31% 48.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,492 4,638 4,567
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £223
90th Percentile £588 £575 £566
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 326 394
South East median hourly rate £16.05 £17.31 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.29% +15.42% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £47.94
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -8 23 £438 -16.67% 1
Thames Valley +18 14 £462 +15.38% 8
Hampshire -12 14 £400 +4.92% 1
Buckinghamshire +29 10 £462 +8.59% 3
West Sussex - 8 £525 - 1
Berkshire +1 4 £423 -17.56% 5
Blue Coat
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 46 (77.97%) CheckPoint
2 45 (76.27%) Juniper
3 44 (74.58%) Firewall
4 42 (71.19%) Palo Alto
5 30 (50.85%) Cisco
6 27 (45.76%) Migration
7 25 (42.37%) F5
8 23 (38.98%) Network Security
9 22 (37.29%) BIG-IP
10 21 (35.59%) SC Cleared
10 21 (35.59%) Security Cleared
11 19 (32.20%) CCSE
11 19 (32.20%) CCSA
11 19 (32.20%) Check Point Certification
11 19 (32.20%) FortiGate
12 18 (30.51%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (28.81%) CA
14 14 (23.73%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (22.03%) VMware
16 10 (16.95%) Internet
16 10 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (16.95%) Cisco ISE
17 9 (15.25%) Cisco Nexus
17 9 (15.25%) CCNP
17 9 (15.25%) LAN
17 9 (15.25%) WAN
18 8 (13.56%) McAfee
18 8 (13.56%) BGP
18 8 (13.56%) Risk 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 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (74.58%) Firewall
2 23 (38.98%) Network Security
3 22 (37.29%) BIG-IP
4 14 (23.73%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (16.95%) Cisco ISE
5 10 (16.95%) Internet
6 9 (15.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (15.25%) LAN
6 9 (15.25%) WAN
7 8 (13.56%) BGP
8 7 (11.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (11.86%) SSL
9 6 (10.17%) VPN
10 5 (8.47%) IPsec
10 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
10 5 (8.47%) Telepresence
10 5 (8.47%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (6.78%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (6.78%) DNS
11 4 (6.78%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (5.08%) Publishing
2 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Firewall Engineer
2 16 (27.12%) Security Engineer
3 10 (16.95%) Network Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Application Security Specialist
4 6 (10.17%) Applications Specialist
4 6 (10.17%) Information Assurance Specialist
4 6 (10.17%) Information Security Specialist
4 6 (10.17%) Information Specialist
4 6 (10.17%) Security Specialist
5 4 (6.78%) Architect
5 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (6.78%) Network Support
5 4 (6.78%) Principal Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Principal Security Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Network Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) CSS
2 2 (3.39%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.69%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (13.56%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.47%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.78%) Wiki
4 2 (3.39%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.39%) Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.76%) Migration
2 18 (30.51%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (13.56%) Business Transformation
3 8 (13.56%) Information Assurance
3 8 (13.56%) Risk Management
4 7 (11.86%) Network Management
5 6 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (8.47%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (8.47%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (6.78%) Information Security
7 4 (6.78%) Presales
7 4 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (6.78%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (6.78%) SIEM
8 3 (5.08%) ITIL
8 3 (5.08%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.39%) Change Management
9 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.39%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
1 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.39%) Python
1 2 (3.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (35.59%) SC Cleared
1 21 (35.59%) Security Cleared
2 19 (32.20%) CCSA
2 19 (32.20%) CCSE
2 19 (32.20%) Check Point Certification
3 14 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (15.25%) CCNP
5 6 (10.17%) CCNA
6 5 (8.47%) CCIE
7 4 (6.78%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 10 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (13.56%) ProxySG
2 8 (13.56%) VMware NSX
3 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
4 4 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (32.20%) FortiGate
2 8 (13.56%) RSA enVision
3 7 (11.86%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (6.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (77.97%) CheckPoint
2 45 (76.27%) Juniper
3 42 (71.19%) Palo Alto
4 30 (50.85%) Cisco
5 25 (42.37%) F5
6 17 (28.81%) CA
7 13 (22.03%) VMware
8 8 (13.56%) McAfee
9 6 (10.17%) Citrix
9 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
10 5 (8.47%) Aruba
11 3 (5.08%) NetApp
11 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
11 3 (5.08%) Symantec
12 2 (3.39%) Forcepoint
12 2 (3.39%) Fortinet
12 2 (3.39%) Okta
12 2 (3.39%) Splunk
12 2 (3.39%) Tufin
12 2 (3.39%) Zscaler