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 3 months to 28 June 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
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 529 536 480
Rank change year-on-year +7 -56  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 81 115 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% 0.48% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 71 102
Median daily rate £413 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +2.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £326 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +0.60% +9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £24.00

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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20653 24174 24550
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.84% 44.89% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12505 14854 14365
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 718 831 1087
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.31% +7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 30 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +5 74 £400 -5.88% 17
South East +15 30 £494 +20.57% 3
Buckinghamshire -17 12 £400 -1.84% 2
Surrey +12 10 £525 +28.36%
London -8 9 £450 -5.01% 5
Yorkshire +21 8 £450 - 1
East of England -4 8 £375 -24.16% 2
South West -4 8 £360 +9.92% 1
Hertfordshire -5 7 £375 -24.08% 2
Milton Keynes -20 7 £400 -2.43% 1
Leeds +26 6 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire +26 6 £450 - 1
Kent +2 6 £525 +31.25%
Scotland +36 5 £463 - 4
Edinburgh +18 5 £463 - 3
Wiltshire +3 5 £325 -
North East - 5 £346 -
Hatfield - 5 £375 -
Berkshire +13 4 £400 -11.11%
High Wycombe +6 4 £506 +25.00% 1
Swindon +3 4 £325 -
West Midlands +19 3 £450 +15.45% 2
Bristol -2 3 £370 +34.54%
Reading +8 2 £360 -20.00%
North Yorkshire +6 2 £475 +11.76%
Hampshire +4 2 £325 +73.33% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £346 -
East Midlands - 2 £306 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £306 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £346 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 154 (79.79%) Firewall
2 147 (76.17%) Cisco
3 116 (60.10%) CheckPoint
4 104 (53.89%) F5
5 75 (38.86%) Cisco ASA
6 68 (35.23%) Juniper
7 61 (31.61%) ProxySG
8 59 (30.57%) Cisco Certification
9 54 (27.98%) Network Security
9 54 (27.98%) Security Cleared
10 52 (26.94%) WAN
11 51 (26.42%) Data Centre
12 50 (25.91%) SC Cleared
13 48 (24.87%) CCNP
14 42 (21.76%) LAN
15 40 (20.73%) VPN
15 40 (20.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 36 (18.65%) Finance
17 31 (16.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 31 (16.06%) Palo Alto
18 30 (15.54%) Fortinet
19 29 (15.03%) McAfee
20 28 (14.51%) BGP
20 28 (14.51%) DNS
21 27 (13.99%) Cisco Nexus
22 26 (13.47%) Microsoft
23 25 (12.95%) Nokia
23 25 (12.95%) TACACS
24 24 (12.44%) Citrix
24 24 (12.44%) Windows

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 14 (7.25%) Skype for Business
2 6 (3.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (5.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (5.18%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (2.59%) Office 365
5 2 (1.04%) Yammer
6 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 154 (79.79%) Firewall
2 75 (38.86%) Cisco ASA
3 54 (27.98%) Network Security
4 52 (26.94%) WAN
5 42 (21.76%) LAN
6 40 (20.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 40 (20.73%) VPN
7 31 (16.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 28 (14.51%) BGP
8 28 (14.51%) DNS
9 27 (13.99%) Cisco Nexus
10 25 (12.95%) TACACS
11 21 (10.88%) Wireless
12 16 (8.29%) SSL
13 14 (7.25%) BIG-IP
14 13 (6.74%) Internet
14 13 (6.74%) Skype
15 12 (6.22%) MPLS
15 12 (6.22%) OSPF
16 11 (5.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 36 (18.65%) Finance
2 17 (8.81%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.15%) Banking
4 3 (1.55%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.55%) Law
5 2 (1.04%) Electronics
5 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.04%) Marketing
5 2 (1.04%) Military
6 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.52%) German Language
6 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Legal
6 1 (0.52%) Retail
6 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (41.97%) Network Engineer
2 39 (20.21%) Security Engineer
3 32 (16.58%) Network Security Engineer
4 25 (12.95%) Consultant
5 23 (11.92%) Analyst
5 23 (11.92%) Firewall Engineer
6 18 (9.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 18 (9.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 17 (8.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 17 (8.81%) Network Analyst
7 17 (8.81%) Network Consultant
8 15 (7.77%) Architect
8 15 (7.77%) Security Consultant
9 12 (6.22%) Network Specialist
10 11 (5.70%) Blue Coat Engineer
10 11 (5.70%) Project Manager
10 11 (5.70%) Security Specialist
11 10 (5.18%) Security Analyst
12 9 (4.66%) Network Security Analyst
12 9 (4.66%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.11%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.52%) WAP
2 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 51 (26.42%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.63%) DataPower
3 6 (3.11%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (2.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (2.07%) Wiki
5 3 (1.55%) PKI
6 2 (1.04%) CESG
6 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.04%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.04%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.04%) FMCG
6 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.04%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.52%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.52%) Fintech
7 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.52%) Replication
7 1 (0.52%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.44%) Windows
2 11 (5.70%) Unix
3 8 (4.15%) Linux
4 4 (2.07%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.07%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.04%) Solaris
6 1 (0.52%) AIX
6 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (10.88%) ITIL
2 16 (8.29%) Load Balancing
3 13 (6.74%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (6.74%) Information Security
3 13 (6.74%) Network Design
4 12 (6.22%) Mentoring
5 11 (5.70%) Migration
6 10 (5.18%) Change Control
7 9 (4.66%) Capacity Management
7 9 (4.66%) Service Delivery
8 8 (4.15%) Change Management
8 8 (4.15%) Incident Management
8 8 (4.15%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (4.15%) Network Management
8 8 (4.15%) Problem Management
8 8 (4.15%) Project Management
9 6 (3.11%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 6 (3.11%) Security Operations
9 6 (3.11%) Service Design
9 6 (3.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.63%) C
2 2 (1.04%) Python
3 1 (0.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (30.57%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (27.98%) Security Cleared
3 50 (25.91%) SC Cleared
4 48 (24.87%) CCNP
5 20 (10.36%) CCSE
6 18 (9.33%) CCSA
7 16 (8.29%) CCIE
8 13 (6.74%) CCNA
9 7 (3.63%) CISSP
10 6 (3.11%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.07%) Degree
12 3 (1.55%) CCSP
12 3 (1.55%) CISA
12 3 (1.55%) CISM
12 3 (1.55%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.55%) JNCIP
12 3 (1.55%) JNCIS
13 2 (1.04%) CCIE Security
14 1 (0.52%) JNCIE
14 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.18%) SLA
2 4 (2.07%) HIPAA
2 4 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.07%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 61 (31.61%) ProxySG
2 8 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.55%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.55%) vCloud
5 2 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.52%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (6.74%) FortiGate
2 8 (4.15%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (4.15%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (3.63%) HP UCMDB
3 7 (3.63%) OPNET
3 7 (3.63%) SCCM
4 6 (3.11%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.52%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.52%) SCOM
5 1 (0.52%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 147 (76.17%) Cisco
2 116 (60.10%) CheckPoint
3 104 (53.89%) F5
4 68 (35.23%) Juniper
5 31 (16.06%) Palo Alto
6 30 (15.54%) Fortinet
7 29 (15.03%) McAfee
8 26 (13.47%) Microsoft
9 25 (12.95%) Nokia
10 24 (12.44%) Citrix
11 21 (10.88%) HP
12 17 (8.81%) TippingPoint
13 14 (7.25%) ArcSight
13 14 (7.25%) IBM
14 13 (6.74%) FireEye
15 11 (5.70%) Sourcefire
15 11 (5.70%) VMware
16 9 (4.66%) SolarWinds
16 9 (4.66%) Symantec
17 7 (3.63%) Splunk
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