Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 18 November 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 50 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 - +65
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.35% 0.20% -
As % of the Vendors category 3.10% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 0
Kent median daily rate £525 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% - -
South East median daily rate £488 £415 £420
% change year-on-year +17.47% -1.19% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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

All Vendors
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 226 211 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 43.71% 42.20% 38.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 140 147
Kent median daily rate £350 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% - -3.57%
10th Percentile £263 £168 £200
90th Percentile £538 £475 £493
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £17.64 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.63% +12.00% -32.26%
10th Percentile £19.35 £10.98 £10.95
90th Percentile £88.22 £32.48 £24.40
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% -13.89% +14.43%

Blue Coat
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Blue Coat in Kent

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blue Coat in Kent

Blue Coat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blue Coat in Kent over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blue Coat in Kent

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £370 -
Blue Coat
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Kent region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
1 7 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (85.71%) Network Security
3 5 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (71.43%) Palo Alto
3 5 (71.43%) Juniper
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco
4 4 (57.14%) Wireless
4 4 (57.14%) BIG-IP
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
5 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (42.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (42.86%) Skype
5 3 (42.86%) ProxySG
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
6 2 (28.57%) MPLS
6 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (28.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (28.57%) CA
6 2 (28.57%) IBM
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL
6 2 (28.57%) LAN

Blue Coat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (42.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Network Security
3 5 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (57.14%) BIG-IP
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (57.14%) Wireless
5 3 (42.86%) Skype
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
6 2 (28.57%) LAN
6 2 (28.57%) MPLS
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications
6 2 (28.57%) VPN
6 2 (28.57%) WAAS
6 2 (28.57%) WAN
6 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (14.29%) DNS
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Security Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Network Operations Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
1 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Network Management
1 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCIE
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Juniper
2 5 (71.43%) Palo Alto
3 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
4 2 (28.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (28.57%) Aruba
4 2 (28.57%) CA
4 2 (28.57%) FireEye
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) IronPort
4 2 (28.57%) Riverbed
4 2 (28.57%) TippingPoint
5 1 (14.29%) AlgoSec
5 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg
5 1 (14.29%) LogLogic
5 1 (14.29%) TIBCO