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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WatchGuard
Rank 574 535 532
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -3
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 5 27 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.055% 0.007%
As % of the Vendors category 0.022% 0.12% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Average daily rate
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£261 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £171 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £384 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-47.72% -
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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
22948 22155 19590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.33% 45.22% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13345 12821 10701
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £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 1024 997 1111
Average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.85% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 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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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
London -8 2 £261 -43.51% 3
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 4
West Midlands - 1 - -
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WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
1 13 (76.47%) Firewall
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
3 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
3 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
4 10 (58.82%) VMware
5 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (47.06%) SonicWALL
7 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (35.29%) MS Office
8 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
9 5 (29.41%) VPN
10 4 (23.53%) SLA
10 4 (23.53%) LAN
10 4 (23.53%) MPLS
10 4 (23.53%) SAN
10 4 (23.53%) Backup Exec
10 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (23.53%) Office 365
10 4 (23.53%) Windows 8
11 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
11 3 (17.65%) Veeam
11 3 (17.65%) Android
11 3 (17.65%) VLAN
11 3 (17.65%) IPsec

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (11.76%) IIS
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (5.88%) Lync
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) Firewall
2 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
2 5 (29.41%) VPN
3 4 (23.53%) LAN
3 4 (23.53%) SAN
3 4 (23.53%) MPLS
4 3 (17.65%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) WAN
4 3 (17.65%) IPsec
4 3 (17.65%) VLAN
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.76%) SMTP
5 2 (11.76%) DHCP
5 2 (11.76%) SSL
5 2 (11.76%) Internet
5 2 (11.76%) PBX
5 2 (11.76%) VoIP
6 1 (5.88%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Flash
1 1 (5.88%) XMPP
1 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.88%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.88%) iPad
3 1 (5.88%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (23.53%) Windows 8
6 3 (17.65%) Android
6 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Phone
8 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.88%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL
1 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
1 2 (11.76%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (5.88%) Change Control
2 1 (5.88%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CCNP
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) MCSA
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.76%) vSphere
5 1 (5.88%) Firmware
5 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) VMware
4 8 (47.06%) SonicWALL
5 3 (17.65%) Veeam
5 3 (17.65%) Symantec
5 3 (17.65%) HP
5 3 (17.65%) Dell
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) Draytek
6 2 (11.76%) NETGEAR
6 2 (11.76%) Mitel
6 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
6 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.76%) Sophos
6 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
6 2 (11.76%) F5
7 1 (5.88%) QNAP
7 1 (5.88%) Acronis
7 1 (5.88%) Riverbed