Period
to 20 January 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 20 January 2019 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
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 654 705 600
Rank change year-on-year +51 -105 +3
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 220 173 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.53% 0.41% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 117 159
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £300
90th Percentile £538 £544 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.86% +7.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
UK median hourly rate £66.81 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.81 - £55.00

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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 41,387 41,739 43,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.22% 41.98% 45.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,621 26,323 26,795
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £231 £240
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,514 1,365 1,661
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +2.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.40 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Blue Coat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Blue Coat in the UK

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in the UK

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blue Coat in the UK

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat in the UK

Blue Coat
Top 13 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 within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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 +52 198 £450 - 21
UK excluding London +25 161 £460 +2.22% 16
South East +21 57 £473 -5.50% 4
London +1 47 £440 -2.22% 7
North of England -14 35 £423 -0.59% 2
Midlands +8 31 £450 - 1
West Midlands -10 31 £450 -2.17% 1
Yorkshire -7 20 £423 -11.05% 1
East of England +10 18 £425 +41.67% 3
North West -5 15 £460 +36.30% 1
Scotland +10 10 £500 +8.11% 1
South West -33 9 £350 -12.50% 4
Wales - 2 £498 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 153 (69.55%) CheckPoint
2 149 (67.73%) Firewall
3 138 (62.73%) Cisco
4 121 (55.00%) F5
5 76 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
6 73 (33.18%) Juniper
7 67 (30.45%) ProxySG
7 67 (30.45%) Security Cleared
8 66 (30.00%) SC Cleared
8 66 (30.00%) CCNP
9 59 (26.82%) Internet
9 59 (26.82%) Network Security
10 56 (25.45%) McAfee
10 56 (25.45%) Palo Alto
11 52 (23.64%) Cisco Nexus
11 52 (23.64%) WAN
11 52 (23.64%) Cisco ASA
12 47 (21.36%) BGP
12 47 (21.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 44 (20.00%) OSPF
14 43 (19.55%) VPN
15 41 (18.64%) Wireless
16 37 (16.82%) ITIL
17 33 (15.00%) VMware
17 33 (15.00%) Symantec
18 31 (14.09%) LAN
18 31 (14.09%) Cisco ISE
18 31 (14.09%) Amazon AWS
19 29 (13.18%) Fortinet
20 28 (12.73%) Migration

Blue Coat
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 6 (2.73%) CMS
2 5 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.82%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.82%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.36%) IIS
5 2 (0.91%) Apache
5 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.09%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.82%) IaaS
4 2 (0.91%) Akamai
4 2 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (67.73%) Firewall
2 59 (26.82%) Internet
2 59 (26.82%) Network Security
3 52 (23.64%) Cisco ASA
3 52 (23.64%) Cisco Nexus
3 52 (23.64%) WAN
4 47 (21.36%) BGP
4 47 (21.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 44 (20.00%) OSPF
6 43 (19.55%) VPN
7 41 (18.64%) Wireless
8 31 (14.09%) Cisco ISE
8 31 (14.09%) LAN
9 28 (12.73%) SSL
10 26 (11.82%) DNS
11 23 (10.45%) BIG-IP
12 22 (10.00%) MPLS
13 21 (9.55%) TACACS
14 19 (8.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 19 (8.64%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.91%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 23 (10.45%) Finance
2 16 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.82%) Banking
4 7 (3.18%) Retail
5 6 (2.73%) Publishing
6 2 (0.91%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 92 (41.82%) Network Engineer
2 37 (16.82%) Security Engineer
3 26 (11.82%) Consultant
4 25 (11.36%) Firewall Engineer
5 24 (10.91%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 23 (10.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 17 (7.73%) Cisco Engineer
7 17 (7.73%) Security Consultant
8 16 (7.27%) Network Security Engineer
9 15 (6.82%) Network Support
10 14 (6.36%) Firewall Consultant
11 13 (5.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 13 (5.91%) Network Support Engineer
11 13 (5.91%) Support Engineer
12 12 (5.45%) Architect
13 11 (5.00%) Malware Consultant
14 10 (4.55%) Blue Coat Engineer
14 10 (4.55%) Security Specialist
15 9 (4.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 8 (3.64%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.82%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.73%) XMPP
3 5 (2.27%) CSS
4 3 (1.36%) REST
5 2 (0.91%) J2EE
5 2 (0.91%) JSON
5 2 (0.91%) SAML
5 2 (0.91%) SOAP
5 2 (0.91%) Web Services
5 2 (0.91%) XML
5 2 (0.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.27%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.73%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.73%) PKI
5 4 (1.82%) Clustering
5 4 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (1.82%) Wiki
6 3 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.36%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.91%) EFT
7 2 (0.91%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.91%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.91%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.45%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.91%) Windows
2 8 (3.64%) Linux
2 8 (3.64%) Windows 10
2 8 (3.64%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.73%) Unix
4 5 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.82%) ITIL
2 28 (12.73%) Migration
3 24 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 20 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
4 20 (9.09%) WAN Optimisation
5 18 (8.18%) Information Security
5 18 (8.18%) Root Cause Analysis
6 17 (7.73%) Load Balancing
7 15 (6.82%) Network Packet Analysis
7 15 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
8 13 (5.91%) Coaching
8 13 (5.91%) Malware Analysis
8 13 (5.91%) Risk Management
9 10 (4.55%) Network Management
9 10 (4.55%) Process Improvement
10 9 (4.09%) Information Assurance
10 9 (4.09%) Network Design
10 9 (4.09%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.27%) Bash Shell
2 4 (1.82%) Python
3 3 (1.36%) SQL
3 3 (1.36%) Tcl
4 2 (0.91%) C
4 2 (0.91%) Java
4 2 (0.91%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 76 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (30.45%) Security Cleared
3 66 (30.00%) CCNP
3 66 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 25 (11.36%) Check Point Certification
5 24 (10.91%) CCSA
5 24 (10.91%) CCSE
6 22 (10.00%) CCNA
7 14 (6.36%) CCIE
8 13 (5.91%) CISSP
9 5 (2.27%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (2.27%) Degree
9 5 (2.27%) GSEC
9 5 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.82%) JNCIE
11 2 (0.91%) GCIA
11 2 (0.91%) GCIH
11 2 (0.91%) GIAC
11 2 (0.91%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.91%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.36%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (0.91%) NIST 800
3 2 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.45%) QA
4 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 67 (30.45%) ProxySG
2 14 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.91%) VMware NSX
4 7 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.82%) Terminal Server
6 3 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.91%) Squid
7 2 (0.91%) Varnish
7 2 (0.91%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (9.09%) FortiGate
2 10 (4.55%) SCCM
3 9 (4.09%) ArcSight ESM
4 7 (3.18%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (3.18%) RSA enVision
5 6 (2.73%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (2.73%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (2.73%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.82%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.91%) Puppet
7 2 (0.91%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.45%) Foglight
8 1 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 153 (69.55%) CheckPoint
2 138 (62.73%) Cisco
3 121 (55.00%) F5
4 73 (33.18%) Juniper
5 56 (25.45%) McAfee
5 56 (25.45%) Palo Alto
6 33 (15.00%) Symantec
6 33 (15.00%) VMware
7 29 (13.18%) Fortinet
8 16 (7.27%) Aruba
8 16 (7.27%) Trustwave
9 15 (6.82%) CA
9 15 (6.82%) IBM
9 15 (6.82%) SolarWinds
10 14 (6.36%) BMC
10 14 (6.36%) Forcepoint
11 13 (5.91%) FireEye
11 13 (5.91%) M86 Security
12 12 (5.45%) HP
13 11 (5.00%) Microsoft