The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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Rank - - 64
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - - 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category - - 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £360 £333
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £117.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- +147.36%
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East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
384 383 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 59.81% 53.27% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 173 140
Average daily rate £450 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £30.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) NHS
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) CGI
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Mitel
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Ethereal
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Ethereal
3 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) WAP
1 1 (33.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) Mitel
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (33.33%) Infoblox
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper