The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 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 30 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.

Blue Coat
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 9.09% - -
As % of the Vendors category 19.23% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.11%  
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 Stevenage.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Stevenage
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 26 32 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 47.27% 56.14% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 6
Median daily rate £300 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Median hourly rate £17.77 £15.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.46% +1.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stevenage 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 Stevenage

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in Stevenage

Blue Coat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blue Coat in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 30 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 Stevenage region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 7 (100.00%) Juniper
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) F5
2 6 (85.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (85.71%) Remedy
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) Wiki
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) Forcepoint
4 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage 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 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (57.14%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) Juniper
2 6 (85.71%) F5
2 6 (85.71%) Remedy
3 1 (14.29%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Forcepoint