Period
to 11 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 11 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 West
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 191 194
Rank change year-on-year -35 +3 -6
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 8 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.12% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.32% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
South West median daily rate £350 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +3.90% -16.30%
10th Percentile £306 £400 £263
90th Percentile £429 £430 £458
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £40.00 £55.00
% 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 West.

All Vendors
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,608 2,202 2,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.32% 39.22% 41.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,599 1,353 1,492
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £262 £206 £195
90th Percentile £575 £550 £537
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 107 172
South West median hourly rate £41.50 £25.00 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.00% +8.05% -14.31%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.35 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Blue Coat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Blue Coat in the South West

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Blue Coat in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in the South West

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat in the South West over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blue Coat in the South West

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 11 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
Wiltshire -21 7 £331 -19.70% 2
Dorset - 1 £465 -
Blue Coat
England

For the 6 months to 11 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 West region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 8 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 5 (62.50%) Network Security
3 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (37.50%) OSPF
5 3 (37.50%) BGP
5 3 (37.50%) TACACS
5 3 (37.50%) Infoblox
5 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
5 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (37.50%) ArcSight ESM
5 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 3 (37.50%) ArcSight
5 3 (37.50%) Decision-Making
6 2 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (25.00%) CCIE Security
6 2 (25.00%) Terminal Server
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) McAfee
6 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (25.00%) Juniper
6 2 (25.00%) CCIE

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (62.50%) Network Security
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (37.50%) BGP
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (37.50%) OSPF
4 3 (37.50%) TACACS
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (12.50%) tcpdump
5 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Security Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Infoblox Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Decision-Making
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 1 (12.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) CCIE
3 2 (25.00%) CCIE Security
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) CCSA
4 1 (12.50%) CCSE
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
2 1 (12.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (37.50%) ArcSight
4 3 (37.50%) Infoblox
5 2 (25.00%) Juniper
5 2 (25.00%) McAfee
6 1 (12.50%) VMware