The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blue Coat
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 44 49 65
Rank change year-on-year +5 +16  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 12 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.94% 1.34% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 4.38% 2.77% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 1
Median daily rate £300 £485 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.14% +21.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year - -0.12%  
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 Hertfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 274 325 403
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 44.34% 48.29% 58.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 160 205
Median daily rate £360 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £315 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 20
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +1.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.82 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £17.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in Hertfordshire

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blue Coat in Hertfordshire

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat in Hertfordshire

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Stevenage - 6 £300 -
Welwyn Garden City +2 4 £488 +1.03%
Blue Coat
East of England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 26 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 25 (96.15%) F5
3 19 (73.08%) Cisco
4 18 (69.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 16 (61.54%) Firewall
6 15 (57.69%) DNS
7 12 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (42.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 11 (42.31%) MPLS
9 10 (38.46%) BIG-IP
10 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
10 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
10 9 (34.62%) Juniper
11 8 (30.77%) Remedy
11 8 (30.77%) Banking
11 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (23.08%) Wiki
13 4 (15.38%) CCIE
13 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (11.54%) ATM
14 3 (11.54%) Finance
14 3 (11.54%) Retail
14 3 (11.54%) ProxySG
14 3 (11.54%) Network Security
14 3 (11.54%) FortiGate
15 2 (7.69%) LAN
16 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
16 1 (3.85%) WAN
16 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
16 1 (3.85%) Forcepoint

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 18 (69.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 16 (61.54%) Firewall
3 15 (57.69%) DNS
4 12 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (42.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 11 (42.31%) MPLS
6 10 (38.46%) BIG-IP
7 3 (11.54%) ATM
7 3 (11.54%) Network Security
8 2 (7.69%) LAN
9 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (3.85%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (3.85%) WAN
9 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
General
1 8 (30.77%) Banking
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Network Specialist
3 4 (15.38%) NOC Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Check Point Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Network Support
5 2 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (23.08%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
1 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
1 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) CCIE
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 25 (96.15%) F5
3 19 (73.08%) Cisco
4 9 (34.62%) Juniper
5 8 (30.77%) Remedy
6 1 (3.85%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (3.85%) Forcepoint