Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 664 701 696
Rank change year-on-year +37 -5 -9
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 142 199 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% 0.45% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 137 132
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £322 £363 £320
90th Percentile £588 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00

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 36,665 43,923 43,838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.41% 42.34% 42.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,011 27,244 27,219
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £238
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,498 1,670 1,467
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.77 £10.61
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.46% +1.52% -

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 13 November 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 14 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 13 November 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 +46 130 £459 +1.94% 13
UK excluding London +36 110 £450 - 13
South East +27 50 £425 -5.56% 7
London +72 30 £487 +8.22% 1
North of England +17 23 £550 +30.18% 1
South West +14 16 £450 +44.00% 1
North West -2 12 £463 +4.52% 1
Yorkshire +17 11 £575 +36.09%
Midlands +27 9 £300 -35.83% 2
Scotland +21 8 £510 +4.62% 1
West Midlands +17 8 £306 -34.49%
Wales - 3 £425 -
East of England +21 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £281 - 2

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 101 (71.13%) Cisco
2 79 (55.63%) Firewall
3 77 (54.23%) CheckPoint
4 74 (52.11%) F5
5 55 (38.73%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (30.99%) CCNP
7 42 (29.58%) Juniper
8 38 (26.76%) Data Centre
9 37 (26.06%) Finance
10 36 (25.35%) VPN
10 36 (25.35%) WAN
11 34 (23.94%) Wireless
11 34 (23.94%) BGP
12 33 (23.24%) DNS
12 33 (23.24%) Network Security
13 31 (21.83%) Palo Alto
14 30 (21.13%) Load Balancing
14 30 (21.13%) Cisco ASA
14 30 (21.13%) OSPF
15 29 (20.42%) ITIL
15 29 (20.42%) LAN
16 28 (19.72%) Windows
16 28 (19.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 28 (19.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 26 (18.31%) Fortinet
18 24 (16.90%) AWS
19 22 (15.49%) McAfee
20 21 (14.79%) DHCP
20 21 (14.79%) ProxySG
21 20 (14.08%) Cisco Nexus

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 10 (7.04%) Cloud Foundry
1 10 (7.04%) Confluence
1 10 (7.04%) Mule
2 4 (2.82%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.82%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.11%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.41%) Apache
4 2 (1.41%) IIS
4 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.90%) AWS
2 12 (8.45%) Azure
3 10 (7.04%) GitHub
3 10 (7.04%) npm
3 10 (7.04%) Slack
4 3 (2.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (1.41%) Akamai
5 2 (1.41%) IaaS
5 2 (1.41%) Office 365
6 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (55.63%) Firewall
2 36 (25.35%) VPN
2 36 (25.35%) WAN
3 34 (23.94%) BGP
3 34 (23.94%) Wireless
4 33 (23.24%) DNS
4 33 (23.24%) Network Security
5 30 (21.13%) Cisco ASA
5 30 (21.13%) OSPF
6 29 (20.42%) LAN
7 28 (19.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 28 (19.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 21 (14.79%) DHCP
9 20 (14.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (13.38%) TCP/IP
11 18 (12.68%) Cisco IOS
12 17 (11.97%) SSL
13 13 (9.15%) IPsec
13 13 (9.15%) NX-OS
14 12 (8.45%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.82%) Amazon Redshift
1 4 (2.82%) Big Data
1 4 (2.82%) Hadoop
1 4 (2.82%) MySQL
1 4 (2.82%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.70%) DB2
2 1 (0.70%) Informix
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (7.75%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.04%) Jenkins
2 10 (7.04%) JIRA
2 10 (7.04%) JUnit
2 10 (7.04%) Maven
2 10 (7.04%) Mockito
2 10 (7.04%) Selenium
2 10 (7.04%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 37 (26.06%) Finance
2 16 (11.27%) Banking
3 8 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.93%) Military
5 5 (3.52%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.52%) Retail
6 3 (2.11%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.11%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.11%) Publishing
6 3 (2.11%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.41%) Law
7 2 (1.41%) Legal
8 1 (0.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 75 (52.82%) Network Engineer
2 14 (9.86%) Security Engineer
3 12 (8.45%) Firewall Engineer
4 11 (7.75%) Architect
4 11 (7.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (7.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (7.04%) Analyst
5 10 (7.04%) Consultant
5 10 (7.04%) Network Security Engineer
6 9 (6.34%) Network Architect
7 8 (5.63%) Network Operations Engineer
7 8 (5.63%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) Data Network Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) Network Design Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) Network Support
8 5 (3.52%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) Security Analyst
8 5 (3.52%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) Test Engineer
9 4 (2.82%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.04%) Enzyme
1 10 (7.04%) Express
1 10 (7.04%) Jest
1 10 (7.04%) JSON
1 10 (7.04%) Node.js
1 10 (7.04%) Redux
1 10 (7.04%) REST
1 10 (7.04%) Spring
1 10 (7.04%) Spring Boot
1 10 (7.04%) WireMock
2 5 (3.52%) LDAP
2 5 (3.52%) SAML
3 2 (1.41%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.70%) CSS
4 1 (0.70%) HTML
4 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (26.76%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.82%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (2.82%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.11%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.41%) Clustering
6 2 (1.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.72%) Windows
2 11 (7.75%) Unix
3 6 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.82%) Check Point GAiA
4 4 (2.82%) Linux
4 4 (2.82%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.41%) Solaris
5 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.13%) Load Balancing
2 29 (20.42%) ITIL
3 17 (11.97%) Network Management
4 16 (11.27%) Change Management
5 15 (10.56%) Network Design
6 14 (9.86%) Migration
6 14 (9.86%) Project Management
7 12 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (8.45%) DevOps
7 12 (8.45%) SIEM
7 12 (8.45%) Test Automation
8 11 (7.75%) Technical Leadership
9 10 (7.04%) Kanban
9 10 (7.04%) Mentoring
9 10 (7.04%) Pair Programming
9 10 (7.04%) Risk Management
9 10 (7.04%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 10 (7.04%) Scrum
9 10 (7.04%) Security Operations
10 9 (6.34%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.04%) ES6
1 10 (7.04%) Java
2 4 (2.82%) C
2 4 (2.82%) Python
2 4 (2.82%) SQL
3 2 (1.41%) Perl
4 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (38.73%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (30.99%) CCNP
3 17 (11.97%) CCIE
4 16 (11.27%) CCNA
5 13 (9.15%) Security Cleared
6 8 (5.63%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.93%) DV Cleared
8 6 (4.23%) CCSE
8 6 (4.23%) CISSP
9 5 (3.52%) Degree
9 5 (3.52%) HND
10 3 (2.11%) GCIA
10 3 (2.11%) GCIH
10 3 (2.11%) GIAC
11 2 (1.41%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 2 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.70%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.70%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.70%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (14.79%) ProxySG
2 16 (11.27%) Active Directory
3 10 (7.04%) Docker
4 6 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.11%) Snort
7 2 (1.41%) Firmware
7 2 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.41%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.41%) Squid
7 2 (1.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (4.93%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.52%) Nessus
3 4 (2.82%) SCCM
4 2 (1.41%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.70%) Ansible
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco CME
5 1 (0.70%) Icinga
5 1 (0.70%) Kibana
5 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.70%) Puppet
5 1 (0.70%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.70%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 101 (71.13%) Cisco
2 77 (54.23%) CheckPoint
3 74 (52.11%) F5
4 42 (29.58%) Juniper
5 31 (21.83%) Palo Alto
6 26 (18.31%) Fortinet
7 22 (15.49%) McAfee
8 19 (13.38%) Splunk
9 18 (12.68%) VMware
10 16 (11.27%) Aruba
10 16 (11.27%) Zscaler
11 14 (9.86%) Microsoft
11 14 (9.86%) Symantec
12 11 (7.75%) AppDynamics
12 11 (7.75%) Riverbed
13 9 (6.34%) HP
14 8 (5.63%) IronPort
15 7 (4.93%) Citrix
15 7 (4.93%) Meraki
15 7 (4.93%) ServiceNow