Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Blue Coat Engineer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 885 848 894
Rank change year-on-year -37 +46 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Blue Coat Engineer 16 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.013% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.013% 0.001%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 0
UK median daily rate £513 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.94% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £475 -
% change year-on-year -7.89% - -
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 98,001 91,080 104,622
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,208 59,037 68,093
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,166 2,930 3,110
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

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 22 July 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 6 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 22 July 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 -39 14 £551 +22.33% 5
UK excluding London -24 7 £438 -7.89% 2
London -35 7 £551 +27.28% 3
Yorkshire -15 6 £400 -11.11%
North of England -18 6 £400 -11.11%
South East -23 1 £475 -2.56% 1

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 16 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 15 (93.75%) ProxySG
3 14 (87.50%) Firewall
4 13 (81.25%) CheckPoint
5 12 (75.00%) Symantec
6 11 (68.75%) Internet
6 11 (68.75%) PowerShell
7 10 (62.50%) Finance
8 9 (56.25%) Python
8 9 (56.25%) Change Control
8 9 (56.25%) GitHub
8 9 (56.25%) Ansible
9 7 (43.75%) DevOps
9 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
9 7 (43.75%) Open Source
9 7 (43.75%) Confluence
10 6 (37.50%) Cisco
10 6 (37.50%) F5
11 5 (31.25%) Splunk
11 5 (31.25%) NetApp
11 5 (31.25%) Dell
11 5 (31.25%) EMC
11 5 (31.25%) VMware
12 3 (18.75%) Network Security
13 2 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
13 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
13 2 (12.50%) Migration
13 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
13 2 (12.50%) Windows
13 2 (12.50%) Linux

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 7 (43.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) Firewall
2 11 (68.75%) Internet
3 3 (18.75%) Network Security
4 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (6.25%) NetScreen
4 1 (6.25%) SSL
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Change Control
2 7 (43.75%) DevOps
2 7 (43.75%) Open Source
3 2 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Network Management
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) PowerShell
2 9 (56.25%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCNP
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 15 (93.75%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 13 (81.25%) CheckPoint
3 12 (75.00%) Symantec
4 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 6 (37.50%) F5
5 5 (31.25%) Dell
5 5 (31.25%) EMC
5 5 (31.25%) NetApp
5 5 (31.25%) Splunk
5 5 (31.25%) VMware
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) Juniper
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
6 1 (6.25%) Riverbed