Period
to 16 July 2018

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 6 months to 16 July 2018 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
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 80 68
Rank change year-on-year -10 -12 +25
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 9 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.57% 1.03% 1.44%
As % of the Vendors category 1.12% 2.20% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 12
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -27.84% +29.33%
10th Percentile £335 £252 £379
90th Percentile £475 £388 £535
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £488
% change year-on-year +14.29% -28.21% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Hertfordshire.

All Vendors
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 802 591 682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 51.12% 46.90% 49.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 304 348
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £175 £187 £255
90th Percentile £550 £575 £531
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 50 30
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +9.43% -24.29%
10th Percentile £11.31 £10.49 £7.84
90th Percentile £38.00 £37.35 £38.83
East of England median hourly rate £16.17 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.77% -9.09% -19.51%

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Blue Coat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

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 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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 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 6 months to 16 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage -14 5 £450 +66.67% 1
Hatfield -2 2 £400 +6.67%
Blue Coat
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) Juniper
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
3 7 (77.78%) OSPF
3 7 (77.78%) VPN
3 7 (77.78%) ProxySG
3 7 (77.78%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
3 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
3 7 (77.78%) F5
4 6 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 6 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (55.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (55.56%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (55.56%) NX-OS
6 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (44.44%) CCNP
7 2 (22.22%) CCNA
7 2 (22.22%) Citrix
7 2 (22.22%) DNS
7 2 (22.22%) HTTPS
7 2 (22.22%) SSL
7 2 (22.22%) HTML
7 2 (22.22%) XML
7 2 (22.22%) LAN
7 2 (22.22%) WAN
7 2 (22.22%) DHCP
7 2 (22.22%) HTTP

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (77.78%) OSPF
2 7 (77.78%) VPN
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (55.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (55.56%) NX-OS
5 2 (22.22%) BGP
5 2 (22.22%) DMVPN
5 2 (22.22%) DWDM
5 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
5 2 (22.22%) GLBP
5 2 (22.22%) IGRP
5 2 (22.22%) IPsec
5 2 (22.22%) Multicast
5 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
5 2 (22.22%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Network Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) 802.1X
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
1 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
1 2 (22.22%) Network Management
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
1 2 (22.22%) The Twelve-Factor App
1 2 (22.22%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (11.11%) DevOps
2 1 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (11.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) CCNP
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) ProxySG
2 1 (11.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) vCenter Server
1 1 (11.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) Juniper
3 7 (77.78%) F5
4 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
5 2 (22.22%) Arista
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Riverbed
5 2 (22.22%) Zscaler
6 1 (11.11%) Aruba
6 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
6 1 (11.11%) Meraki
6 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 1 (11.11%) Tufin
6 1 (11.11%) VMware