Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 698 698 698
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -104
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 194 190 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.44% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 130 134
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £319 £284
90th Percentile £538 £538 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +1.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.27% +155.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +68.41%

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 43,395 43,384 47,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.20% 42.82% 45.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,916 26,925 29,222
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £239
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.63% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,653 1,447 1,717
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.94% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.58 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.00 £45.00
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 12 November 2018.

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 12 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 12 November 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 +25 176 £450 - 44
UK excluding London -20 136 £450 +5.88% 26
South East +8 57 £450 -7.69% 11
London +16 49 £450 -2.70% 19
North of England -25 31 £423 +12.67% 6
Midlands -1 25 £459 +9.88% 7
West Midlands -14 25 £459 +6.07% 6
North West -15 18 £443 +31.11% 3
Yorkshire -11 13 £423 -11.05% 2
Scotland -13 11 £488 +5.41% 1
South West -24 7 £313 -13.19% 1
East of England -3 6 £375 +3.45%

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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.

1 135 (69.59%) CheckPoint
2 126 (64.95%) Firewall
3 116 (59.79%) Cisco
4 108 (55.67%) F5
5 75 (38.66%) Cisco Certification
6 73 (37.63%) Juniper
7 67 (34.54%) ProxySG
8 65 (33.51%) CCNP
9 60 (30.93%) Network Security
10 54 (27.84%) Internet
11 53 (27.32%) McAfee
12 52 (26.80%) Security Cleared
13 51 (26.29%) SC Cleared
14 48 (24.74%) Palo Alto
15 43 (22.16%) Cisco ASA
15 43 (22.16%) WAN
16 40 (20.62%) Cisco Nexus
17 39 (20.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 37 (19.07%) BGP
18 37 (19.07%) Wireless
19 35 (18.04%) ITIL
20 34 (17.53%) Fortinet
21 33 (17.01%) OSPF
22 29 (14.95%) LAN
22 29 (14.95%) CCSE
23 26 (13.40%) BIG-IP
23 26 (13.40%) VPN
23 26 (13.40%) Symantec
23 26 (13.40%) VMware
24 25 (12.89%) 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 (3.09%) CMS
2 5 (2.58%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.06%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.55%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 126 (64.95%) Firewall
2 60 (30.93%) Network Security
3 54 (27.84%) Internet
4 43 (22.16%) Cisco ASA
4 43 (22.16%) WAN
5 40 (20.62%) Cisco Nexus
6 39 (20.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 37 (19.07%) BGP
7 37 (19.07%) Wireless
8 33 (17.01%) OSPF
9 29 (14.95%) LAN
10 26 (13.40%) BIG-IP
10 26 (13.40%) VPN
11 20 (10.31%) Cisco ISE
11 20 (10.31%) SSL
11 20 (10.31%) TCP/IP
12 19 (9.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 18 (9.28%) Intrusion Detection
14 16 (8.25%) MPLS
15 14 (7.22%) DNS
General
1 24 (12.37%) Finance
2 17 (8.76%) Banking
3 15 (7.73%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.06%) Retail
5 3 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (40.72%) Network Engineer
2 38 (19.59%) Security Engineer
3 26 (13.40%) Firewall Engineer
4 24 (12.37%) Senior Network Engineer
5 22 (11.34%) Consultant
6 19 (9.79%) Network Security Engineer
7 13 (6.70%) Network Support
8 12 (6.19%) Network Support Engineer
8 12 (6.19%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 12 (6.19%) Support Engineer
9 11 (5.67%) Firewall Consultant
9 11 (5.67%) Security Consultant
10 10 (5.15%) Network Specialist
11 9 (4.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 9 (4.64%) Blue Coat Engineer
11 9 (4.64%) Cisco Engineer
12 8 (4.12%) Security Specialist
12 8 (4.12%) Technical Writer
13 7 (3.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 7 (3.61%) Malware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.09%) XMPP
2 5 (2.58%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.58%) CSS
3 1 (0.52%) REST
3 1 (0.52%) SAML
3 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.79%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.15%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.09%) PKI
5 5 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.06%) Clustering
6 4 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.06%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.06%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.06%) Wiki
7 3 (1.55%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.55%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.03%) EFT
8 2 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.52%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.76%) Windows
2 12 (6.19%) Linux
3 8 (4.12%) Unix
4 7 (3.61%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.52%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.04%) ITIL
2 25 (12.89%) Migration
3 24 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (10.31%) ITIL V3
5 19 (9.79%) Network Load Balancing
5 19 (9.79%) WAN Optimisation
6 16 (8.25%) Network Packet Analysis
6 16 (8.25%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (7.73%) Information Security
7 15 (7.73%) Load Balancing
7 15 (7.73%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (6.70%) Change Management
9 12 (6.19%) Risk Management
10 11 (5.67%) Network Management
11 10 (5.15%) Coaching
11 10 (5.15%) Process Improvement
12 9 (4.64%) Malware Analysis
13 8 (4.12%) Information Assurance
13 8 (4.12%) Network Design
13 8 (4.12%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.09%) Bash Shell
1 6 (3.09%) Python
2 4 (2.06%) Tcl
3 3 (1.55%) C
4 2 (1.03%) Perl
4 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (38.66%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (33.51%) CCNP
3 52 (26.80%) Security Cleared
4 51 (26.29%) SC Cleared
5 29 (14.95%) CCSE
6 25 (12.89%) CCSA
6 25 (12.89%) Check Point Certification
7 19 (9.79%) CCIE
8 18 (9.28%) CCNA
9 15 (7.73%) CISSP
10 7 (3.61%) Degree
11 5 (2.58%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (2.58%) GSEC
11 5 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.06%) JNCIE
13 2 (1.03%) CCIE Security
13 2 (1.03%) CCMSE
13 2 (1.03%) CCSM
13 2 (1.03%) GIAC
13 2 (1.03%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.55%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.03%) NIST 800
3 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.52%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 67 (34.54%) ProxySG
2 14 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.70%) VMware NSX
4 8 (4.12%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.06%) Terminal Server
5 4 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (12.89%) FortiGate
2 8 (4.12%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (3.09%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (3.09%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (3.09%) RSA enVision
4 4 (2.06%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.06%) ArcSight ESM
4 4 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.55%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.52%) Foglight
7 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 135 (69.59%) CheckPoint
2 116 (59.79%) Cisco
3 108 (55.67%) F5
4 73 (37.63%) Juniper
5 53 (27.32%) McAfee
6 48 (24.74%) Palo Alto
7 34 (17.53%) Fortinet
8 26 (13.40%) Symantec
8 26 (13.40%) VMware
9 19 (9.79%) Aruba
9 19 (9.79%) HP
10 16 (8.25%) BMC
10 16 (8.25%) IBM
11 15 (7.73%) CA
11 15 (7.73%) SolarWinds
12 14 (7.22%) Trustwave
13 13 (6.70%) M86 Security
14 10 (5.15%) Infoblox
15 9 (4.64%) Citrix
15 9 (4.64%) FireEye