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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 71 45 73
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +28
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 1 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.12% 0.61% 1.01%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 1.13% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +16.27%
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
429 265 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 50.47% 54.19% 52.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 128 207
Average daily rate £340 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 35
Average hourly rate £16.00 £35.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.92% +82.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.13 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.55 £46.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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
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 1 October 2014. 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
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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
Letchworth - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Blue Coat
East of England

Blue Coat
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Infoblox
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) WAP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) WAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Infoblox
1 2 (100.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds