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 22 June 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 / Wales
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 55 76
Rank change year-on-year -5 +21  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.16% 0.54% 0.69%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 1.20% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £225 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.05% -2.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £418 £375
% change year-on-year -4.19% +11.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £24.00

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 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 281 251 340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 45.18% 45.06% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 154 218
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 16
Median hourly rate £16.07 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.03% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.25 £18.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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
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 22 June 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 -2 1 £225 -47.05%
Blue Coat
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 14 (82.35%) McAfee
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco
3 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
4 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
5 8 (47.06%) F5
5 8 (47.06%) ProxySG
5 8 (47.06%) Firewall
6 6 (35.29%) Fortinet
6 6 (35.29%) Change Control
7 5 (29.41%) Proofpoint
7 5 (29.41%) Windows
8 4 (23.53%) CCNA
8 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (23.53%) Security Operations
8 4 (23.53%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
10 2 (11.76%) ITSM
10 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
10 2 (11.76%) LAN
10 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
10 2 (11.76%) WAN
10 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 2 (11.76%) CCNP
10 2 (11.76%) Riverbed
11 1 (5.88%) WhatsUp Gold
11 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
11 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
11 1 (5.88%) QA

Blue Coat
Co-occurring 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 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
2 2 (11.76%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) WLAN
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Security Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Project Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Installations Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Support
5 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (5.88%) CESG
2 1 (5.88%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Change Control
2 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (23.53%) Security Operations
3 2 (11.76%) ITSM
4 1 (5.88%) Contact Management
4 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) CCNA
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (11.76%) CCNP
5 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) McAfee
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco
3 8 (47.06%) F5
4 6 (35.29%) Fortinet
5 5 (29.41%) Proofpoint
6 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.76%) Riverbed
8 1 (5.88%) Remedy
8 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds