The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of WatchGuard products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WatchGuard over the 3 months to 26 March 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 WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WatchGuard
Rank 562 537 519
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -18
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 6 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.025% 0.002%
As % of the Vendors category 0.027% 0.055% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
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£400 £231 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.97% -15.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £175 -
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -
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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 England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22230 21737 19047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.44% 45.49% 46.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12892 12225 10467
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 1005 1085
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.23 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.46
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.20%

WatchGuard
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

WatchGuard Jobs Demand Trend in England

WatchGuard
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

WatchGuard Daily Rate Trend in England

WatchGuard
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WatchGuard across the England region.

WatchGuard Hourly Rate Trend in England

WatchGuard
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WatchGuard within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South East -15 3 £400 +100.00% 3
West Midlands -5 2 - - 1
London 0 1 £400 +68.42% 10
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 2
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -
South West - - - - 1
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WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WatchGuard 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 WatchGuard.

1 15 (78.95%) Cisco
2 13 (68.42%) Firewall
3 11 (57.89%) VMware
3 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
4 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 10 (52.63%) Windows
4 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
5 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (31.58%) MPLS
7 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (31.58%) Juniper
7 6 (31.58%) CCNP
7 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
7 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
7 6 (31.58%) SonicWALL
8 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (26.32%) VPN
8 5 (26.32%) MS Office
9 4 (21.05%) Office 365
9 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
9 4 (21.05%) Backup Exec
10 3 (15.79%) IPsec
10 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
10 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
10 3 (15.79%) Veeam

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WatchGuard 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 WatchGuard. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (10.53%) IIS
4 2 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Lync
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 6 (31.58%) MPLS
2 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 5 (26.32%) VPN
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (15.79%) IPsec
5 3 (15.79%) SAN
5 3 (15.79%) LAN
5 3 (15.79%) WAN
6 2 (10.53%) SMTP
6 2 (10.53%) DHCP
6 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
6 2 (10.53%) DNS
6 2 (10.53%) SSL
6 2 (10.53%) VoIP
6 2 (10.53%) RIP
6 2 (10.53%) ADSL
6 2 (10.53%) BGP
6 2 (10.53%) VRRP
6 2 (10.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Network Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (10.53%) IT Support
5 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Network Support
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
1 1 (5.26%) XMPP
1 1 (5.26%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) EqualLogic
2 1 (5.26%) iPad
2 1 (5.26%) Kindle
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
6 2 (10.53%) Android
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Phone
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
1 2 (10.53%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (5.26%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (5.26%) Change Control
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (31.58%) CCNP
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) JNCIP
4 1 (5.26%) JNCIS
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.26%) MCSE
4 1 (5.26%) MCSA
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.53%) vSphere
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Server
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
5 1 (5.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Backup Exec
2 2 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Cisco
2 11 (57.89%) VMware
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 6 (31.58%) Juniper
4 6 (31.58%) SonicWALL
5 3 (15.79%) Veeam
5 3 (15.79%) Symantec
5 3 (15.79%) Dell
5 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 3 (15.79%) McAfee
6 2 (10.53%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) Sophos
6 2 (10.53%) NETGEAR
6 2 (10.53%) Draytek
6 2 (10.53%) Brocade
6 2 (10.53%) Mitel
7 1 (5.26%) IronPort
7 1 (5.26%) Trustwave
7 1 (5.26%) Acronis
7 1 (5.26%) F5
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