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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 36 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.06% - 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 2.03% - 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£410 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +16.27%
Blue Coat
South East

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
148 134 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 52.30% 45.27% 43.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 68 58
Average daily rate £391 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £240 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £22.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -50.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £8.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.61 £21.00 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the Kent region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 2 £405 - 1
Blue Coat
South East

Blue Coat
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) NetScreen
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (33.33%) ProxySG
3 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Junos
3 1 (33.33%) TippingPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) NetScreen
3 1 (33.33%) Junos
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Consultant
2 2 (66.67%) Security Consultant
2 2 (66.67%) Network Consultant
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) TippingPoint