Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 687 649 574
Rank change year-on-year -38 -75 +23
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 192 241 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.51% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 146 189
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.80%
10th Percentile £314 £290 £306
90th Percentile £538 £529 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £408
% change year-on-year +1.19% +2.88% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 11
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £55.00 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +155.52% -
10th Percentile £39.00 £32.50 £20.41
90th Percentile £41.00 £55.00 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £55.00 £21.53
% change year-on-year -27.27% +155.52% -

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 43596 47131 49574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.63% 45.31% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27081 28807 29231
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1460 1688 2113
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.73% -4.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.56 £10.24 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.27 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 November 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 15 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 November 2017. 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 -15 178 £450 +4.05% 20
UK excluding London +37 136 £425 +1.19% 12
London -63 56 £460 -2.65% 9
South East +8 44 £488 +17.47% 4
North of England +60 33 £425 - 1
Midlands +22 25 £423 -2.87% 3
West Midlands +26 20 £445 +0.56% 3
North West +26 15 £338 -21.74%
Yorkshire +9 13 £475 +11.76% 1
Scotland -10 13 £463 +10.12% 1
East of England -18 13 £363 -20.55% 3
South West +11 7 £370 +23.33%
North East +64 5 £346 -
East Midlands +2 5 £320 -14.67%
Wales +5 1 £225 -21.74%

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 152 (79.17%) Firewall
2 144 (75.00%) Cisco
3 120 (62.50%) CheckPoint
4 90 (46.88%) F5
5 70 (36.46%) Juniper
6 65 (33.85%) Cisco ASA
7 62 (32.29%) ProxySG
8 59 (30.73%) WAN
9 57 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
10 53 (27.60%) Finance
10 53 (27.60%) Network Security
11 49 (25.52%) VPN
12 48 (25.00%) LAN
13 47 (24.48%) CCNP
13 47 (24.48%) McAfee
14 44 (22.92%) Security Cleared
15 42 (21.88%) Palo Alto
16 41 (21.35%) SC Cleared
16 41 (21.35%) Wireless
17 34 (17.71%) Internet
17 34 (17.71%) Windows
18 32 (16.67%) ITIL
19 28 (14.58%) Information Security
19 28 (14.58%) Fortinet
19 28 (14.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 27 (14.06%) CCIE
21 26 (13.54%) Citrix
21 26 (13.54%) DNS
21 26 (13.54%) Cybersecurity
22 25 (13.02%) Data Centre

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 7 (3.65%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.60%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.56%) JBoss
4 3 (1.56%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.52%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.52%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) RMDS
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
1 22 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.65%) Office 365
3 4 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.04%) Cloudflare
5 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 152 (79.17%) Firewall
2 65 (33.85%) Cisco ASA
3 59 (30.73%) WAN
4 53 (27.60%) Network Security
5 49 (25.52%) VPN
6 48 (25.00%) LAN
7 41 (21.35%) Wireless
8 34 (17.71%) Internet
9 28 (14.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 26 (13.54%) DNS
11 25 (13.02%) SSL
12 23 (11.98%) MPLS
13 22 (11.46%) BIG-IP
14 21 (10.94%) VLAN
15 20 (10.42%) BGP
15 20 (10.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 19 (9.90%) Cisco Nexus
16 19 (9.90%) TCP/IP
17 16 (8.33%) DHCP
18 12 (6.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.04%) MySQL
2 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 53 (27.60%) Finance
2 14 (7.29%) Banking
3 13 (6.77%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.60%) Legal
5 3 (1.56%) Retail
6 2 (1.04%) German Language
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.52%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (42.71%) Network Engineer
2 31 (16.15%) Security Engineer
3 25 (13.02%) Analyst
4 22 (11.46%) Network Security Engineer
5 20 (10.42%) Security Analyst
6 17 (8.85%) Firewall Engineer
6 17 (8.85%) Senior Network Engineer
7 14 (7.29%) Architect
8 12 (6.25%) Security Specialist
9 11 (5.73%) Information Analyst
9 11 (5.73%) Information Security Analyst
10 10 (5.21%) Blue Coat Engineer
10 10 (5.21%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (5.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 10 (5.21%) Project Manager
11 9 (4.69%) Support Engineer
12 8 (4.17%) Network Analyst
12 8 (4.17%) Network Specialist
13 7 (3.65%) Consultant
13 7 (3.65%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.65%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.13%) WAP
3 3 (1.56%) Java EE
3 3 (1.56%) SOAP
3 3 (1.56%) Web Services
3 3 (1.56%) XML
3 3 (1.56%) XSLT
4 2 (1.04%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.52%) CGI
5 1 (0.52%) Kafka
5 1 (0.52%) Middleware
5 1 (0.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.02%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (3.65%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (1.56%) PKI
4 3 (1.56%) Reinsurance
5 2 (1.04%) BYOD
5 2 (1.04%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (1.04%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.04%) e-Health
5 2 (1.04%) SCADA
6 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.52%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.52%) Replication
6 1 (0.52%) RIA
6 1 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.52%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.71%) Windows
2 16 (8.33%) Linux
3 12 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.21%) Unix
5 6 (3.13%) Solaris
6 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.52%) Android
8 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.67%) ITIL
2 28 (14.58%) Information Security
3 26 (13.54%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (12.50%) SIEM
5 20 (10.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 16 (8.33%) Network Design
7 14 (7.29%) High Availability
7 14 (7.29%) Network Load Balancing
7 14 (7.29%) Network Management
7 14 (7.29%) Network Packet Analysis
7 14 (7.29%) WAN Optimisation
8 12 (6.25%) Incident Management
8 12 (6.25%) Information Assurance
8 12 (6.25%) ITIL V3
8 12 (6.25%) Load Balancing
9 11 (5.73%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (5.73%) Service Management
10 10 (5.21%) Coaching
10 10 (5.21%) Computer Security
11 9 (4.69%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.60%) Java
2 2 (1.04%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.04%) C
2 2 (1.04%) Python
2 2 (1.04%) SQL
3 1 (0.52%) Perl
3 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (24.48%) CCNP
3 44 (22.92%) Security Cleared
4 41 (21.35%) SC Cleared
5 27 (14.06%) CCIE
6 16 (8.33%) CCNA
7 15 (7.81%) CCSE
7 15 (7.81%) CISSP
8 12 (6.25%) CCSA
8 12 (6.25%) GCIA
8 12 (6.25%) GIAC
9 10 (5.21%) GCIH
9 10 (5.21%) SANS
10 6 (3.13%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (2.08%) CCSM
11 4 (2.08%) CISM
11 4 (2.08%) Degree
12 3 (1.56%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.56%) MCSE
12 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.33%) SLA
2 11 (5.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (5.21%) NIST 800
4 2 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 62 (32.29%) ProxySG
2 15 (7.81%) Active Directory
3 10 (5.21%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (3.13%) Sendmail
6 4 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.56%) Snort
8 1 (0.52%) GridGain
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.52%) XenApp
8 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (7.29%) FortiGate
2 11 (5.73%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (3.65%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (3.13%) Nexpose
5 5 (2.60%) SCCM
6 4 (2.08%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (1.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.04%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.04%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (1.04%) Nagios
8 2 (1.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.52%) Nessus
9 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.52%) OPNET
9 1 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 144 (75.00%) Cisco
2 120 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 90 (46.88%) F5
4 70 (36.46%) Juniper
5 47 (24.48%) McAfee
6 42 (21.88%) Palo Alto
7 28 (14.58%) Fortinet
8 26 (13.54%) Citrix
9 22 (11.46%) HP
10 21 (10.94%) FireEye
10 21 (10.94%) Symantec
11 20 (10.42%) IBM
12 17 (8.85%) SolarWinds
13 15 (7.81%) Aruba
14 14 (7.29%) ArcSight
14 14 (7.29%) BMC
14 14 (7.29%) Red Hat
15 12 (6.25%) Sourcefire
16 10 (5.21%) Forcepoint
16 10 (5.21%) Nokia