The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 28 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.

Blue Coat
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 128 111
Rank change year-on-year +14 -17  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 7 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.33% 0.35% 0.93%
As % of the Vendors category 0.91% 0.86% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 20
Median daily rate £450 £375 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Yorkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 772 1167 1161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 36.33% 40.70% 42.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 752 715
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 61 59
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.19 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.23% +1.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £21.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in Yorkshire

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat in Yorkshire

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
North Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 1
South Yorkshire -5 1 - -
Blue Coat
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
1 17 (100.00%) Firewall
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 16 (94.12%) F5
3 8 (47.06%) TippingPoint
4 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
4 7 (41.18%) Migration
4 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
5 6 (35.29%) HP
5 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (35.29%) Brocade
6 5 (29.41%) Juniper
6 5 (29.41%) Internet
6 5 (29.41%) Symantec
6 5 (29.41%) VPN
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) ArcSight
6 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (23.53%) FortiGate
7 4 (23.53%) HP UCMDB
7 4 (23.53%) GFI Software
7 4 (23.53%) Splunk
7 4 (23.53%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (23.53%) DMVPN
7 4 (23.53%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (23.53%) DataPower
7 4 (23.53%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 4 (23.53%) Data Centre

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
1 4 (23.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 17 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (29.41%) Internet
2 5 (29.41%) VPN
3 4 (23.53%) BGP
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (23.53%) DMVPN
3 4 (23.53%) EIGRP
3 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (23.53%) IOS XR
3 4 (23.53%) SSL
3 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
3 4 (23.53%) Wireless
3 4 (23.53%) WLAN
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
5 1 (5.88%) NAS
5 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Network Engineer
4 4 (23.53%) Information Security Specialist
4 4 (23.53%) Information Specialist
4 4 (23.53%) Security Specialist
5 3 (17.65%) Blue Coat Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Administrator
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco Administrator
6 2 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.88%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
1 4 (23.53%) DataPower
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) Information Security
2 4 (23.53%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 4 (23.53%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 4 (23.53%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (11.76%) Facilities Management
3 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Adaptive Security
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Network Management
4 1 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (5.88%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) CCNP
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) ProxySG
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
2 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (23.53%) FortiGate
1 4 (23.53%) HP UCMDB
1 4 (23.53%) Nexpose
1 4 (23.53%) OPNET
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.88%) DameWare
2 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.88%) OpenView
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (94.12%) F5
3 8 (47.06%) TippingPoint
4 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
5 6 (35.29%) Brocade
5 6 (35.29%) HP
6 5 (29.41%) ArcSight
6 5 (29.41%) Juniper
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) Symantec
7 4 (23.53%) BMC
7 4 (23.53%) FireEye
7 4 (23.53%) Fortinet
7 4 (23.53%) GFI Software
7 4 (23.53%) IBM
7 4 (23.53%) Intel Security
7 4 (23.53%) LogRhythm
7 4 (23.53%) Motorola
7 4 (23.53%) Rapid7
7 4 (23.53%) Splunk