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 27 June 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.

Blue Coat
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 48 63
Rank change year-on-year -6 +15  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 7 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.11% 1.37% 1.25%
As % of the Vendors category 2.32% 2.82% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 10
Median daily rate £375 £495 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.16% +36.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £463 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £534 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +0.60% +9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £24.00

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 302 319 481
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 47.86% 48.70% 54.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 164 231
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £247 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 11 37
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +22.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £10.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.76 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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
Hatfield - 5 £375 -
Blue Coat
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 17 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 17 (100.00%) F5
2 16 (94.12%) Firewall
3 13 (76.47%) Juniper
4 12 (70.59%) Cisco
4 12 (70.59%) SC Cleared
4 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
5 10 (58.82%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (47.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (47.06%) CCIE
6 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (41.18%) Nokia
7 7 (41.18%) CCNP
7 7 (41.18%) Citrix
7 7 (41.18%) LAN
7 7 (41.18%) WAN
7 7 (41.18%) CCSE
7 7 (41.18%) TACACS
7 7 (41.18%) CCSA
7 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
8 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (35.29%) Network Security
8 6 (35.29%) Remedy
9 5 (29.41%) DNS
10 4 (23.53%) Computacenter
10 4 (23.53%) SLA
10 4 (23.53%) ITIL
10 4 (23.53%) Wiki
10 4 (23.53%) Fault Management
10 4 (23.53%) Incident Management

Blue Coat
Co-occurring 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 16 (94.12%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (47.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (41.18%) LAN
4 7 (41.18%) TACACS
4 7 (41.18%) WAN
5 6 (35.29%) Network Security
6 5 (29.41%) DNS
7 2 (11.76%) BIG-IP
7 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (11.76%) MPLS
8 1 (5.88%) ATM
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Network Security Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Security Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
4 4 (23.53%) Network Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Network Specialist
5 3 (17.65%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Check Point Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Support
6 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
2 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (23.53%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Fault Management
1 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
1 4 (23.53%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) SC Cleared
1 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) CCIE
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (41.18%) CCNP
3 7 (41.18%) CCSA
3 7 (41.18%) CCSE
4 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 17 (100.00%) F5
2 13 (76.47%) Juniper
3 12 (70.59%) Cisco
4 7 (41.18%) Citrix
4 7 (41.18%) Nokia
5 6 (35.29%) Remedy
6 4 (23.53%) Computacenter