The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 44 42 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.29% 0.31% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.77% 0.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £300 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% -  
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 Swindon.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 130 137 169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 38.12% 42.41% 43.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 93 112
Median daily rate £410 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.10% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Median hourly rate £31.50 £13.50 £16.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -17.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £25.10 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in Swindon

Blue Coat
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 26 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) ProxySG
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) Intel Security
3 2 (50.00%) CCIE
3 2 (50.00%) JNCIE
3 2 (50.00%) PKI
3 2 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) Brocade
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) TACACS
4 1 (25.00%) Nokia

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon 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 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) TACACS
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Installations Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) CCIE
3 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) JNCIE
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (50.00%) Intel Security
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (25.00%) Brocade
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) Nokia