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 24 December 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 WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WatchGuard
Rank 566 544 530
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -14
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 13 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.015% 0.009%
As % of the Vendors category 0.058% 0.032% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
Average daily rate
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£288 £225 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -47.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £243 £425
% change year-on-year
+18.55% -42.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +37.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +37.93%
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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
22556 21567 20997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.50% 46.05% 47.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13730 12523 11265
Average daily rate £388 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1022 1287
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WatchGuard across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

WatchGuard Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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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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
North West - 4 £300 - 1
South West - 4 £250 -
London +14 3 £280 +24.44% 4
South East -32 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
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WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 33 (86.84%) Firewall
2 31 (81.58%) Windows
3 26 (68.42%) Cisco
4 25 (65.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (55.26%) Citrix
6 20 (52.63%) VLAN
7 18 (47.37%) VoIP
8 17 (44.74%) XenServer
9 16 (42.11%) Kindle
9 16 (42.11%) ISO 9001
9 16 (42.11%) ITIL
10 14 (36.84%) MS Exchange
11 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
12 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
12 11 (28.95%) VPN
12 11 (28.95%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (23.68%) MPLS
13 9 (23.68%) VMware
14 8 (21.05%) SSL
14 8 (21.05%) Ethernet
15 7 (18.42%) Juniper
16 6 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (15.79%) CCNP
16 6 (15.79%) ISDN
16 6 (15.79%) Imperva
16 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
17 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
17 5 (13.16%) 3PAR
17 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 14 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 11 (28.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.63%) IIS
5 1 (2.63%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (86.84%) Firewall
2 20 (52.63%) VLAN
3 18 (47.37%) VoIP
4 11 (28.95%) VPN
5 9 (23.68%) MPLS
6 8 (21.05%) SSL
6 8 (21.05%) Ethernet
7 6 (15.79%) ISDN
8 4 (10.53%) WAN
8 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
8 4 (10.53%) SAN
8 4 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (7.89%) LAN
10 2 (5.26%) DHCP
10 2 (5.26%) ADSL
10 2 (5.26%) RIP
10 2 (5.26%) Internet
10 2 (5.26%) DNS
10 2 (5.26%) OSPF
10 2 (5.26%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Network Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support
7 1 (2.63%) Network Support
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Flash
1 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (42.11%) Kindle
2 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.63%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.63%) iPad
3 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (81.58%) Windows
2 25 (65.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Phone
5 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.26%) Android
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (2.63%) Fedora
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) ITIL
2 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (5.26%) Project Planning
2 2 (5.26%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (2.63%) Line Management
3 1 (2.63%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (2.63%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) CCNP
1 6 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) JNCIP
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.26%) MCSE
4 1 (2.63%) MCSA
4 1 (2.63%) CCNA
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.63%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (42.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (44.74%) XenServer
2 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
3 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.89%) vSphere
5 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.26%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.63%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.63%) Firmware
6 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.63%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.63%) SCCM
3 1 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.63%) Nagios
3 1 (2.63%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 26 (68.42%) Cisco
2 21 (55.26%) Citrix
3 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
4 9 (23.68%) VMware
5 7 (18.42%) Juniper
6 6 (15.79%) Imperva
7 5 (13.16%) 3PAR
8 4 (10.53%) HP
8 4 (10.53%) Dell
8 4 (10.53%) Mitel
8 4 (10.53%) McAfee
8 4 (10.53%) SonicWALL
9 3 (7.89%) Symantec
10 2 (5.26%) Veeam
10 2 (5.26%) Sophos
10 2 (5.26%) Brocade
11 1 (2.63%) Draytek
11 1 (2.63%) IronPort
11 1 (2.63%) EMC
11 1 (2.63%) Adobe