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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
UK
Rank 471 517 437
Rank change year-on-year +46 -80  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 112 123 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.23% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.53% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 68 112
Median daily rate £420 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.61% -  
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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19813 23266 24403
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.11% 43.71% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12248 14093 13817
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 807 1038
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +12 85 £400 -5.88% 15
South East -7 31 £350 -15.15% 2
London +15 23 £450 - 6
Wales +24 16 £425 +102.38%
South Wales +28 15 £425 +102.38%
East of England -3 11 £300 -37.82% 2
Hertfordshire 0 10 £300 -37.82%
Scotland - 9 £423 - 1
Berkshire +22 8 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire -5 8 £350 -12.50%
Yorkshire +15 7 £450 +20.00% 4
Edinburgh - 7 £448 - 1
Bridgend - 7 £450 -
West Midlands +15 6 £500 +14.28%
Milton Keynes +2 6 £350 -12.50%
Stevenage - 5 £300 -
Cardiff - 5 £325 -
Hampshire +9 4 £213 -55.26%
Bracknell -7 4 £300 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £325 -
Leeds - 4 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
Reading +20 3 £413 - 1
South West +6 3 £325 -23.52%
Welwyn Garden City 0 3 £488 +1.03%
City of London -1 3 £425 -15.00% 2
Surrey -14 3 £500 +29.87%
Hastings - 3 £350 -
East Sussex - 3 £350 -
Shropshire +34 2 - -

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 211 (79.32%) Cisco
2 207 (77.82%) Firewall
3 165 (62.03%) CheckPoint
4 148 (55.64%) F5
5 109 (40.98%) Cisco ASA
6 108 (40.60%) Juniper
7 81 (30.45%) Network Security
8 73 (27.44%) Cisco Certification
9 69 (25.94%) WAN
10 66 (24.81%) ProxySG
11 63 (23.68%) Data Centre
12 60 (22.56%) Finance
12 60 (22.56%) VPN
13 57 (21.43%) Fortinet
14 56 (21.05%) Security Cleared
14 56 (21.05%) Wireless
15 53 (19.92%) SC Cleared
16 52 (19.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 51 (19.17%) LAN
18 49 (18.42%) Intel Security
19 48 (18.05%) CCNP
20 47 (17.67%) Palo Alto
21 44 (16.54%) Windows
22 43 (16.17%) DNS
23 38 (14.29%) Citrix
24 37 (13.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
25 34 (12.78%) Aruba
26 33 (12.41%) BIG-IP
26 33 (12.41%) TCP/IP
26 33 (12.41%) ITIL

Blue Coat
Top Related 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 3 (1.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.75%) JBoss
2 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.75%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (3.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.01%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (10.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.38%) IaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 207 (77.82%) Firewall
2 109 (40.98%) Cisco ASA
3 81 (30.45%) Network Security
4 69 (25.94%) WAN
5 60 (22.56%) VPN
6 56 (21.05%) Wireless
7 52 (19.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 51 (19.17%) LAN
9 43 (16.17%) DNS
10 37 (13.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 33 (12.41%) BGP
11 33 (12.41%) BIG-IP
11 33 (12.41%) TCP/IP
12 32 (12.03%) MPLS
12 32 (12.03%) SSL
13 31 (11.65%) Cisco Nexus
14 24 (9.02%) Internet
15 20 (7.52%) OSPF
16 18 (6.77%) DHCP
17 17 (6.39%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.75%) MySQL
1 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
1 2 (0.75%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 60 (22.56%) Finance
2 24 (9.02%) Telecoms
3 19 (7.14%) Banking
4 4 (1.50%) Law
5 3 (1.13%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.75%) Dutch Language
6 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.75%) Military
6 2 (0.75%) Retail
7 1 (0.38%) French Language
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 117 (43.98%) Network Engineer
2 52 (19.55%) Security Engineer
3 37 (13.91%) Network Security Engineer
4 32 (12.03%) Consultant
5 28 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
6 25 (9.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 25 (9.40%) Security Consultant
7 22 (8.27%) Architect
7 22 (8.27%) Network Consultant
8 20 (7.52%) Network Specialist
9 19 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 19 (7.14%) Security Specialist
10 17 (6.39%) Senior Network Engineer
11 16 (6.02%) Analyst
12 15 (5.64%) Blue Coat Engineer
12 15 (5.64%) Network Security Consultant
13 13 (4.89%) Network Analyst
13 13 (4.89%) Project Manager
14 12 (4.51%) Firewall Engineer
14 12 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.14%) 802.1X
1 11 (4.14%) Web Services
2 4 (1.50%) Middleware
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.38%) .NET
4 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.38%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (0.38%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 63 (23.68%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 14 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.63%) RSA SecurID
4 7 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (2.63%) Wiki
5 6 (2.26%) CMDB
5 6 (2.26%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.26%) PKI
6 4 (1.50%) DataPower
6 4 (1.50%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.50%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.50%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.13%) CESG
8 2 (0.75%) FMCG
8 2 (0.75%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.75%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.75%) Streaming Media
9 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 44 (16.54%) Windows
2 17 (6.39%) Unix
3 13 (4.89%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.14%) Linux
4 11 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.88%) Solaris
7 5 (1.88%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (12.41%) ITIL
2 32 (12.03%) Change Management
3 29 (10.90%) Load Balancing
4 28 (10.53%) Project Management
5 24 (9.02%) Information Security
6 18 (6.77%) Migration
7 17 (6.39%) Kalman Filter
7 17 (6.39%) Service Management
8 16 (6.02%) Network Architecture
9 15 (5.64%) Mentoring
9 15 (5.64%) Network Design
9 15 (5.64%) Network Management
10 13 (4.89%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (4.51%) Problem Management
11 12 (4.51%) Service Delivery
12 10 (3.76%) Change Control
12 10 (3.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 10 (3.76%) Process Improvement
12 10 (3.76%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 10 (3.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.38%) Python
2 5 (1.88%) C
3 4 (1.50%) Perl
4 3 (1.13%) SQL
5 2 (0.75%) Java
5 2 (0.75%) PHP
5 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 73 (27.44%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 53 (19.92%) SC Cleared
4 48 (18.05%) CCNP
5 28 (10.53%) CCIE
6 22 (8.27%) JNCIP
7 18 (6.77%) CCNA
7 18 (6.77%) JNCIS
8 13 (4.89%) CCSA
8 13 (4.89%) CISSP
9 11 (4.14%) CCSE
10 8 (3.01%) CCSP
10 8 (3.01%) JNCIE
11 7 (2.63%) Degree
11 7 (2.63%) JNCIA
12 5 (1.88%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.13%) CISA
13 3 (1.13%) CISM
14 2 (0.75%) HNC
14 2 (0.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.01%) HIPAA
2 8 (3.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.50%) SLA
4 3 (1.13%) QA
5 2 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.38%) GPG13
6 1 (0.38%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 66 (24.81%) ProxySG
2 22 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.76%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.76%) XenApp
4 6 (2.26%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.50%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.50%) vCloud
5 4 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.13%) XenServer
7 2 (0.75%) BIND 9
7 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.75%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.38%) Firmware
8 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.38%) Squid
8 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (7.52%) FortiGate
2 10 (3.76%) Nexpose
2 10 (3.76%) OPNET
3 7 (2.63%) SCCM
4 6 (2.26%) Nagios
5 5 (1.88%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.50%) HP UCMDB
7 3 (1.13%) BladeLogic
7 3 (1.13%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.13%) Control-M
7 3 (1.13%) MIMEsweeper
7 3 (1.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.13%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.75%) Cacti
8 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.75%) Puppet
8 2 (0.75%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.38%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 211 (79.32%) Cisco
2 165 (62.03%) CheckPoint
3 148 (55.64%) F5
4 108 (40.60%) Juniper
5 57 (21.43%) Fortinet
6 49 (18.42%) Intel Security
7 47 (17.67%) Palo Alto
8 38 (14.29%) Citrix
9 34 (12.78%) Aruba
10 32 (12.03%) TippingPoint
11 31 (11.65%) FireEye
12 28 (10.53%) Microsoft
13 24 (9.02%) VMware
14 21 (7.89%) Sourcefire
15 20 (7.52%) Riverbed
16 19 (7.14%) HP
17 18 (6.77%) SolarWinds
18 16 (6.02%) Nokia
19 15 (5.64%) Remedy
19 15 (5.64%) Symantec