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 3 months to 28 March 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 West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 133 144
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.12% 0.034% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.086% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Median daily rate £325 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.52% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £425 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £425 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year +16.66% -  

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 West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1047 1165 1237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.72% 40.01% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 757 732
Median daily rate £375 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 73 74
Median hourly rate £39.00 £20.00 £20.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.00% -0.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £46.24 £44.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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
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 3 months to 28 March 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
Bristol - 2 £348 -
Wiltshire -1 1 £300 -29.41%
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 West region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) ProxySG
4 3 (42.86%) F5
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 3 (42.86%) Nokia
4 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 3 (42.86%) MPLS
4 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 3 (42.86%) CCIE
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 2 (28.57%) OSPF
5 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
5 2 (28.57%) BGP
5 2 (28.57%) Internet
5 2 (28.57%) CA
5 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
5 2 (28.57%) JNCIE
5 2 (28.57%) PKI
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (28.57%) Network Management
5 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications
5 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared

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 (85.71%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (42.86%) MPLS
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) BGP
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (28.57%) FWSM
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
3 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) DSL
4 1 (14.29%) Frame Relay
4 1 (14.29%) NetScreen
4 1 (14.29%) SSL
4 1 (14.29%) TACACS
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Network Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Network Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Network Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Installations Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
1 1 (14.29%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
1 2 (28.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) CCIE
3 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) JNCIE
4 1 (14.29%) CCNP
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) F5
2 3 (42.86%) Juniper
2 3 (42.86%) Nokia
3 2 (28.57%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
3 2 (28.57%) IronPort
3 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
3 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 1 (14.29%) ArcSight
4 1 (14.29%) Brocade
4 1 (14.29%) EMC