The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 29 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 51 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 -  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 1 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.22% 1.82% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 3.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
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 South Yorkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 141 280 191
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 31.13% 50.91% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 188 118
Median daily rate £375 £390 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £745 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 15
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £9.88 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.90 £23.00
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 South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in South Yorkshire

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Sheffield -2 1 - -
Blue Coat
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (87.50%) F5
2 7 (87.50%) CheckPoint
3 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (75.00%) Migration
3 6 (75.00%) Brocade
4 2 (25.00%) Facilities Management
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
5 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 1 (12.50%) OpenView
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (12.50%) Sophos
5 1 (12.50%) EMC
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Replication
5 1 (12.50%) VMware

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (12.50%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (37.50%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 2 (25.00%) Administrator
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Administrator
6 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
6 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Facilities Management
3 1 (12.50%) Adaptive Security
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (12.50%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
1 1 (12.50%) XenApp
1 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (12.50%) DameWare
1 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (12.50%) OpenView
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) CheckPoint
2 7 (87.50%) F5
3 6 (75.00%) Brocade
4 2 (25.00%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) AlienVault
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) EMC
5 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Mitel
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (12.50%) Sophos
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) Veeam
5 1 (12.50%) VMware