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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WatchGuard over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WatchGuard
UK / England
Rank 569 603 587
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -16
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 5 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.017% 0.017%
As % of the Vendors category 0.027% 0.039% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Median daily rate £400 £140 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -65.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £136 £400
% change year-on-year
+211.92% -65.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +24.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +38.46%

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
18280 20545 21716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.29% 43.09% 45.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11494 12490 12665
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 649 791 904
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

WatchGuard
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing WatchGuard as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WatchGuard within the England region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West +4 2 £450 +309.09% 3
London +21 1 £375 +120.58% 1
Yorkshire +21 1 - -
East of England - 1 £400 -
WatchGuard
UK

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WatchGuard 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 England region with a requirement for WatchGuard.

1 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) CCNA
5 5 (33.33%) Juniper
6 4 (26.67%) VoIP
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 4 (26.67%) Fortinet
7 3 (20.00%) SonicWALL
7 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (20.00%) CCNP
7 3 (20.00%) SAN
7 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (20.00%) Internet
7 3 (20.00%) MPLS
8 2 (13.33%) OSPF
8 2 (13.33%) Intel Security
8 2 (13.33%) HP
8 2 (13.33%) Citrix
8 2 (13.33%) ITIL
8 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
8 2 (13.33%) VPN
8 2 (13.33%) WAN
8 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
8 2 (13.33%) LAN
8 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
8 2 (13.33%) Migration
8 2 (13.33%) Network Design
8 2 (13.33%) BGP

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) VoIP
3 3 (20.00%) Internet
3 3 (20.00%) MPLS
3 3 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (13.33%) BGP
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (13.33%) FabricPath
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) NetScreen
4 2 (13.33%) OSPF
4 2 (13.33%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (13.33%) VLAN
4 2 (13.33%) VPLS
4 2 (13.33%) VPN
4 2 (13.33%) WAN
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security
5 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) LAN Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) LAN/WAN Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
1 2 (13.33%) Migration
1 2 (13.33%) Network Design
1 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
1 2 (13.33%) Project Management
1 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (6.67%) Data Security
2 1 (6.67%) Demand Management
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) Information Security
2 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCNA
3 3 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (6.67%) CISM
4 1 (6.67%) CISSP
4 1 (6.67%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SmoothWall
1 1 (6.67%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Juniper
3 4 (26.67%) Fortinet
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (20.00%) SonicWALL
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) F5
5 2 (13.33%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) Intel Security
6 1 (6.67%) Aruba
6 1 (6.67%) Dell
6 1 (6.67%) NetApp
6 1 (6.67%) Novell
6 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.67%) Reuters
6 1 (6.67%) Sophos