The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 30 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
South East / Surrey
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 79 52
Rank change year-on-year -12 -27  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 3 22 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.25% 1.67% 2.94%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 3.00% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 8
Median daily rate £500 £385 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.87% -2.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
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 Surrey.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 619 734 663
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 51.76% 55.73% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 457 375
Median daily rate £442 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.37% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 64 31
Median hourly rate £18.50 £43.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.97% +173.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.43 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.13 £51.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in Surrey

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat in Surrey

For the 6 months to 30 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 14 (100.00%) Juniper
1 14 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 13 (92.86%) Firewall
3 11 (78.57%) Network Security
3 11 (78.57%) Palo Alto
4 9 (64.29%) Finance
4 9 (64.29%) TippingPoint
5 8 (57.14%) Network Architecture
5 8 (57.14%) F5
5 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (50.00%) Cisco
6 7 (50.00%) CCIE
6 7 (50.00%) ITIL
6 7 (50.00%) Service Management
6 7 (50.00%) Change Management
7 6 (42.86%) Project Management
7 6 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (42.86%) PCI DSS
7 6 (42.86%) FireEye
8 5 (35.71%) CCSP
9 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
9 3 (21.43%) Wireless
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (21.43%) Aruba
10 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (14.29%) Information Security
10 2 (14.29%) Sourcefire
10 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (14.29%) DNS

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) Network Security
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 3 (21.43%) Wireless
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (14.29%) DNS
4 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (14.29%) SSL
5 1 (7.14%) BGP
5 1 (7.14%) BIG-IP
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.14%) IPsec
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) NetScreen
5 1 (7.14%) Skype
5 1 (7.14%) VPN
5 1 (7.14%) WAAS
5 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 8 (57.14%) Network Security Engineer
2 8 (57.14%) Security Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Security Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Principal Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Principal Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Network Architecture
2 7 (50.00%) Change Management
2 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Service Management
3 6 (42.86%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Information Security
4 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (14.29%) Threat Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (50.00%) CCIE
3 5 (35.71%) CCSP
4 2 (14.29%) CISSP
5 1 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (42.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 14 (100.00%) Juniper
2 11 (78.57%) Palo Alto
3 9 (64.29%) TippingPoint
4 8 (57.14%) F5
5 7 (50.00%) Cisco
6 6 (42.86%) FireEye
7 3 (21.43%) Aruba
8 2 (14.29%) Sourcefire
9 1 (7.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (7.14%) LogLogic
9 1 (7.14%) Nokia
9 1 (7.14%) Radianz
9 1 (7.14%) Riverbed
9 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
9 1 (7.14%) Tufin