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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 45 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.56% 0.31% -
As % of the Vendors category 3.11% 0.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £488 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £381
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.69 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.69 - £117.50
Blue Coat
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
289 371 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 50.17% 58.43% 49.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 192 166
Average daily rate £413 £464 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.05% +27.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 14
Average hourly rate £21.00 £12.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.97 £10.00 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £29.75 £21.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage - 1 - -
Blue Coat
East of England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 31 (100.00%) Cisco
1 31 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 23 (74.19%) Juniper
2 23 (74.19%) Firewall
3 22 (70.97%) Cisco IOS
3 22 (70.97%) Cisco PIX
4 18 (58.06%) CheckPoint
5 17 (54.84%) LAN
5 17 (54.84%) Wi-Fi
5 17 (54.84%) Forcepoint
5 17 (54.84%) Barracuda Networks
6 16 (51.61%) Kalman Filter
6 16 (51.61%) DNS
7 15 (48.39%) SLA
7 15 (48.39%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
8 13 (41.94%) MPLS
9 11 (35.48%) Remedy
9 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
10 9 (29.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (29.03%) F5
10 9 (29.03%) CCNA
11 8 (25.81%) Asset Management
11 8 (25.81%) BIG-IP
11 8 (25.81%) DHCP
11 8 (25.81%) FTP
11 8 (25.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 6 (19.35%) HP
12 6 (19.35%) Citrix
12 6 (19.35%) JNCIS

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 31 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 23 (74.19%) Firewall
3 22 (70.97%) Cisco IOS
3 22 (70.97%) Cisco PIX
4 17 (54.84%) LAN
4 17 (54.84%) Wi-Fi
5 16 (51.61%) DNS
6 13 (41.94%) MPLS
7 9 (29.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 8 (25.81%) BIG-IP
8 8 (25.81%) DHCP
8 8 (25.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 8 (25.81%) FTP
9 6 (19.35%) BGP
9 6 (19.35%) Cisco ISE
9 6 (19.35%) EIGRP
9 6 (19.35%) NetScaler
9 6 (19.35%) OSPF
9 6 (19.35%) VPN
10 5 (16.13%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
3 3 (9.68%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Network Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Network Specialist
2 7 (22.58%) Technical Specialist
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco Design Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Design Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Juniper Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Network Design Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Network Support
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Kalman Filter
2 8 (25.81%) Asset Management
3 6 (19.35%) Load Balancing
4 5 (16.13%) Migration
4 5 (16.13%) Network Design
5 2 (6.45%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.23%) Presales
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
3 9 (29.03%) CCNA
4 6 (19.35%) CCNP
4 6 (19.35%) JNCIS
5 5 (16.13%) CCIE
5 5 (16.13%) CCSA
5 5 (16.13%) CCSE
5 5 (16.13%) Degree
5 5 (16.13%) JNCIA
5 5 (16.13%) JNCIE
5 5 (16.13%) JNCIP
6 1 (3.23%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (48.39%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) Cisco
2 23 (74.19%) Juniper
3 18 (58.06%) CheckPoint
4 17 (54.84%) Barracuda Networks
4 17 (54.84%) Forcepoint
5 11 (35.48%) Remedy
6 9 (29.03%) F5
7 6 (19.35%) Citrix
7 6 (19.35%) Fortinet
7 6 (19.35%) HP
8 5 (16.13%) IronPort
8 5 (16.13%) Tufin
9 3 (9.68%) Brocade
10 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto
10 1 (3.23%) Riverbed
10 1 (3.23%) Sourcefire
10 1 (3.23%) VMware