Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 544 667 724
Rank change year-on-year +123 +57 -83
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 64 175 170
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.46% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 87 116
Median daily rate £445 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.37% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £362 £328 £343
90th Percentile £569 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £442 £485 £438
% change year-on-year -8.87% +10.86% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £66.81 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.81 -

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 19,517 38,454 42,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.89% 42.42% 41.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,563 23,894 26,280
Median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £234 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.29% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1,317 1,498
Median hourly rate £20.96 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.33% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £12.21 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.18 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +11.43% +9.38% -3.03%

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Blue Coat in the UK

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Blue Coat.

Daily rate trend for Blue Coat in the UK

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Blue Coat over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Blue Coat in the UK

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Blue Coat.

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 2 June 2020. 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 +142 53 £425 -8.11%
UK excluding London +88 41 £442 -8.87%
London +173 20 £425 -
South East +112 20 £400 -15.34%
North of England +68 8 £401 -25.05%
North West +54 8 £401 -
Scotland +43 8 £510 -
Work from Home +15 5 £450 +3.15%
South West +38 2 £438 +12.90%
East of England +35 2 £675 +8.00%
Midlands +71 1 £400 +6.67%
West Midlands +56 1 £400 +6.67%

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 58 (90.63%) Cisco
2 40 (62.50%) F5
3 34 (53.13%) CheckPoint
4 33 (51.56%) Firewall
5 23 (35.94%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (32.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (31.25%) BGP
8 18 (28.13%) Juniper
8 18 (28.13%) CCNP
9 17 (26.56%) OSPF
10 16 (25.00%) Network Design
10 16 (25.00%) ProxySG
11 15 (23.44%) FortiGate
11 15 (23.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 15 (23.44%) Network Security
11 15 (23.44%) Palo Alto
12 14 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (21.88%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (21.88%) Fortinet
13 13 (20.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 12 (18.75%) Azure
14 12 (18.75%) VPN
14 12 (18.75%) DNS
14 12 (18.75%) WAN
14 12 (18.75%) Wireless
15 11 (17.19%) Windows
15 11 (17.19%) LAN
15 11 (17.19%) SSL
15 11 (17.19%) Riverbed
16 10 (15.63%) NetScaler

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 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.75%) Azure
2 9 (14.06%) AWS
2 9 (14.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 4 (6.25%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 33 (51.56%) Firewall
2 21 (32.81%) Cisco Nexus
3 20 (31.25%) BGP
4 17 (26.56%) OSPF
5 15 (23.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 15 (23.44%) Network Security
6 14 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (21.88%) Cisco IOS
7 13 (20.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 12 (18.75%) DNS
8 12 (18.75%) VPN
8 12 (18.75%) WAN
8 12 (18.75%) Wireless
9 11 (17.19%) LAN
9 11 (17.19%) SSL
10 10 (15.63%) NetScaler
11 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
12 8 (12.50%) DHCP
13 6 (9.38%) Internet
14 5 (7.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.56%) AppScan
2 1 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Military
3 4 (6.25%) Legal
4 3 (4.69%) Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Publishing
5 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 32 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (21.88%) Architect
3 9 (14.06%) Network Architect
3 9 (14.06%) Network Security Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Security Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Tester
5 4 (6.25%) Tester
6 3 (4.69%) Data Network Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Verification Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Data Centre Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Designer
7 2 (3.13%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.56%) HTML
2 1 (1.56%) JSON
2 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) CCTV
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.56%) Shadow IT
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Windows
2 4 (6.25%) Linux
2 4 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.69%) Unix
3 3 (4.69%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) Network Design
2 10 (15.63%) ITIL
3 9 (14.06%) Project Management
4 8 (12.50%) Change Management
4 8 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 8 (12.50%) Validation
5 7 (10.94%) Configuration Management
5 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
5 7 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (10.94%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (10.94%) Service Management
5 7 (10.94%) Test Scripting
6 6 (9.38%) Network Management
6 6 (9.38%) SIEM
6 6 (9.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (7.81%) Mentoring
7 5 (7.81%) Migration
8 4 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) Python
2 2 (3.13%) Perl
2 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (35.94%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (28.13%) CCNP
3 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
4 8 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 5 (7.81%) CCIE
5 5 (7.81%) CCNA
6 4 (6.25%) CISSP
6 4 (6.25%) JNCIA
6 4 (6.25%) JNCIP
6 4 (6.25%) JNCIS
7 3 (4.69%) Degree
7 3 (4.69%) HND
8 2 (3.13%) CCIE Security
8 2 (3.13%) CCSA
8 2 (3.13%) CCSP
9 1 (1.56%) MCSE
9 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (25.00%) ProxySG
2 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.81%) VMware NSX
4 3 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (23.44%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.69%) SCCM
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco CME
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.13%) Puppet
3 2 (3.13%) vCenter Server
3 2 (3.13%) vRealize
4 1 (1.56%) Ansible
4 1 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.56%) Nessus
4 1 (1.56%) QRadar
Vendors
1 58 (90.63%) Cisco
2 40 (62.50%) F5
3 34 (53.13%) CheckPoint
4 18 (28.13%) Juniper
5 15 (23.44%) Palo Alto
6 14 (21.88%) Fortinet
7 11 (17.19%) Riverbed
8 9 (14.06%) Symantec
8 9 (14.06%) Thales
9 8 (12.50%) VMware
10 7 (10.94%) Citrix
11 6 (9.38%) Zscaler
12 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
13 4 (6.25%) Aruba
13 4 (6.25%) IronPort
13 4 (6.25%) Meraki
14 3 (4.69%) Barracuda Networks
14 3 (4.69%) NetApp
14 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
14 3 (4.69%) Tufin