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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 51 - 50
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 15 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.90% - 0.61%
As % of the Vendors category 3.97% - 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£600 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.53 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 - -
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
378 374 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 47.97% 47.52% 54.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 219 131
Average daily rate £425 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 24
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.75 £46.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 September 2015. 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 - 9 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £600 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £450 -
Blue Coat
East of England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 18 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (80.95%) Firewall
4 16 (76.19%) Juniper
5 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (52.38%) CCNA
6 11 (52.38%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (52.38%) Cisco PIX
7 10 (47.62%) Barracuda Networks
7 10 (47.62%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (47.62%) LAN
7 10 (47.62%) Remedy
7 10 (47.62%) Websense
7 10 (47.62%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (42.86%) DHCP
8 9 (42.86%) FTP
8 9 (42.86%) DNS
8 9 (42.86%) SLA
9 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
10 7 (33.33%) F5
10 7 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
11 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
12 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
12 5 (23.81%) Citrix
12 5 (23.81%) Asset Management
13 4 (19.05%) Network Design
13 4 (19.05%) Network Security
13 4 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
14 3 (14.29%) Fortinet

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 18 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
2 17 (80.95%) Firewall
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco IOS
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco PIX
4 10 (47.62%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (47.62%) LAN
5 9 (42.86%) DHCP
5 9 (42.86%) FTP
5 9 (42.86%) DNS
6 7 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (19.05%) Network Security
8 3 (14.29%) OSPF
8 3 (14.29%) BGP
8 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
8 3 (14.29%) Internet
8 3 (14.29%) VPN
8 3 (14.29%) NetScaler
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (9.52%) FCoE
General
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Network Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Network Support
2 3 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Security Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Operations Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (23.81%) Asset Management
3 4 (19.05%) Network Design
4 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (52.38%) CCNA
3 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) JNCIS
5 3 (14.29%) CCNP
6 2 (9.52%) ISEB
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (9.52%) HP ASE
7 1 (4.76%) JNCIP
7 1 (4.76%) JNCIE
7 1 (4.76%) Degree
7 1 (4.76%) CCSA
7 1 (4.76%) CCSE
7 1 (4.76%) JNCIA
7 1 (4.76%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) ProxySG
2 2 (9.52%) Xen
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 16 (76.19%) Juniper
3 10 (47.62%) Barracuda Networks
3 10 (47.62%) Remedy
3 10 (47.62%) Websense
4 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (33.33%) F5
5 5 (23.81%) Citrix
6 3 (14.29%) HP
6 3 (14.29%) Brocade
6 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
6 3 (14.29%) Infoblox
7 2 (9.52%) Riverbed
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.52%) VMware
7 2 (9.52%) Sourcefire
8 1 (4.76%) Tufin
8 1 (4.76%) IronPort