Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Blue Coat Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Blue Coat Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 880 853 900
Rank change year-on-year -27 +47 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Blue Coat Engineer 11 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.012% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.013% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 0
UK median daily rate £450 £481 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.49% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £488 -
% change year-on-year -7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,753 94,238 101,154
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,239 61,828 65,933
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,144 2,822 3,284
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +2.86%

Blue Coat Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Blue Coat Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Blue Coat Engineer in the UK

Blue Coat Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat Engineer in the UK

Blue Coat Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat Engineer over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blue Coat Engineer in the UK

Blue Coat Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat Engineer in the UK

Blue Coat Engineer
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 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
England -24 11 £450 -6.49%
London 0 7 £450 +28.57%
UK excluding London -20 4 £450 -7.69%
South East -7 3 £463 -5.13%
East of England - 1 £375 -

Blue Coat Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Blue Coat Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Blue Coat Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 8 (72.73%) ProxySG
3 7 (63.64%) Network Security
4 6 (54.55%) Symantec
4 6 (54.55%) Firewall
5 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
5 5 (45.45%) SSL
5 5 (45.45%) PKI
5 5 (45.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (27.27%) F5
6 3 (27.27%) Juniper
7 2 (18.18%) VPN
7 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (18.18%) Migration
7 2 (18.18%) BIG-IP
7 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) Palo Alto
7 2 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (18.18%) FortiGate
8 1 (9.09%) Change Control
8 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (9.09%) GitHub
8 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
8 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (9.09%) Ansible
8 1 (9.09%) DevOps
8 1 (9.09%) NX-OS

Blue Coat Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (9.09%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Network Security
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) SSL
4 2 (18.18%) BIG-IP
4 2 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) NX-OS
5 1 (9.09%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) CCSA
2 1 (9.09%) CCSE
2 1 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) FortiGate
2 1 (9.09%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 6 (54.55%) Symantec
3 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
4 3 (27.27%) F5
4 3 (27.27%) Juniper
5 2 (18.18%) Palo Alto
6 1 (9.09%) CA
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (9.09%) Citrix