The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 37 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.40% - 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.90% - 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£500 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £353
% change year-on-year
- +13.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Vendors Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
111 124 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 44.22% 52.54% 56.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 73 94
Average daily rate £466 £350 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.00% +16.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £47.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.95% +193.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (66.67%) Lancope
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) NetScout
2 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) CCDA
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (33.33%) Rendezvous
3 1 (33.33%) Bloomberg
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) Junos
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Multicast
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Security Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCDA
2 1 (33.33%) PMP
2 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Lancope
2 2 (66.67%) NetScout
2 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (33.33%) Bloomberg
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) Tufin
3 1 (33.33%) Aruba
3 1 (33.33%) TippingPoint
3 1 (33.33%) LogLogic