The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
UK / Wales
Rank 52 76 64
Rank change year-on-year +24 -12  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 16 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.27% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 4.60% 0.34% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 1
Median daily rate £425 £210 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +102.38% -48.78%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 advertised in Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 348 293 334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 49.36% 43.15% 46.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 172 183
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 8 16
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% +36.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Blue Coat in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in Wales

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat in Wales over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blue Coat in Wales

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 25 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
South Wales +30 15 £425 +102.38%
Blue Coat
UK

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 18 (90.00%) Intel Security
2 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 14 (70.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (65.00%) SC Cleared
4 10 (50.00%) Firewall
5 9 (45.00%) ProxySG
6 8 (40.00%) Fortinet
6 8 (40.00%) F5
6 8 (40.00%) Change Control
7 6 (30.00%) Proofpoint
7 6 (30.00%) Windows
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (25.00%) Security Operations
8 5 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (20.00%) CCNP
9 4 (20.00%) CCNA
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.00%) MS Office
10 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
10 3 (15.00%) LAN
10 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (15.00%) Riverbed
11 2 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
11 2 (10.00%) CESG
11 2 (10.00%) WAN
11 2 (10.00%) C
11 2 (10.00%) HNC
11 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
12 1 (5.00%) Remedy

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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:

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
1 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (15.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Security Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Project Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Installations Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (10.00%) CESG
3 1 (5.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Change Control
2 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.00%) Contact Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
4 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (65.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (20.00%) CCNA
4 4 (20.00%) CCNP
5 2 (10.00%) HNC
6 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Intel Security
2 14 (70.00%) Cisco
3 8 (40.00%) F5
3 8 (40.00%) Fortinet
4 6 (30.00%) Proofpoint
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) Riverbed
6 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.00%) Remedy