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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WatchGuard
Rank 580 538 540
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +2
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 18 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.017% 0.006%
As % of the Vendors category 0.076% 0.037% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £363 -
% change year-on-year
-25.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -2.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+43.75% -
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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
23578 21858 22057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.71% 46.16% 47.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14199 12778 11736
Average daily rate £388 £395 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1183 1084 1286
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 28 November 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 28 November 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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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
East of England -4 4 - -
North West - 4 £300 - 4
London +6 3 £280 +17.89% 1
Yorkshire -6 2 £258 -6.36% 2
South East -27 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
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WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 34 (87.18%) Firewall
2 32 (82.05%) Windows
3 26 (66.67%) Cisco
4 25 (64.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (53.85%) Citrix
6 20 (51.28%) VLAN
7 18 (46.15%) VoIP
8 17 (43.59%) XenServer
9 16 (41.03%) Kindle
9 16 (41.03%) ISO 9001
9 16 (41.03%) ITIL
10 15 (38.46%) MS Exchange
11 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
12 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
12 12 (30.77%) VPN
12 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (25.64%) VMware
14 9 (23.08%) SSL
14 9 (23.08%) MPLS
15 8 (20.51%) Juniper
15 8 (20.51%) Ethernet
16 6 (15.38%) ISDN
16 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (15.38%) CCNP
16 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (15.38%) Imperva
16 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
16 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (12.82%) 3PAR
17 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 15 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.56%) Lync
6 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (87.18%) Firewall
2 20 (51.28%) VLAN
3 18 (46.15%) VoIP
4 12 (30.77%) VPN
5 9 (23.08%) SSL
5 9 (23.08%) MPLS
6 8 (20.51%) Ethernet
7 6 (15.38%) ISDN
8 4 (10.26%) SAN
8 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
8 4 (10.26%) WAN
8 4 (10.26%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (7.69%) LAN
10 2 (5.13%) BGP
10 2 (5.13%) VRRP
10 2 (5.13%) OSPF
10 2 (5.13%) Internet
10 2 (5.13%) ADSL
10 2 (5.13%) DNS
10 2 (5.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Support
7 1 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 1 (2.56%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
1 1 (2.56%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 16 (41.03%) Kindle
2 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.56%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.56%) iPad
3 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 32 (82.05%) Windows
2 25 (64.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.13%) Android
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Phone
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.56%) Fedora
6 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) ITIL
2 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (5.13%) Project Planning
2 2 (5.13%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (2.56%) Line Management
3 1 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (2.56%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (15.38%) CCNP
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) MCSE
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.13%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.56%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.56%) MCSA
5 1 (2.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (41.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (43.59%) XenServer
2 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.26%) vSphere
5 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.56%) DFS Replication
7 1 (2.56%) NFS
7 1 (2.56%) Firmware
7 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.13%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) Nagios
3 1 (2.56%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 26 (66.67%) Cisco
2 21 (53.85%) Citrix
3 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 10 (25.64%) VMware
5 8 (20.51%) Juniper
6 6 (15.38%) Imperva
7 5 (12.82%) 3PAR
7 5 (12.82%) McAfee
8 4 (10.26%) HP
8 4 (10.26%) Dell
8 4 (10.26%) Mitel
8 4 (10.26%) SonicWALL
9 3 (7.69%) Symantec
10 2 (5.13%) Sophos
10 2 (5.13%) Veeam
10 2 (5.13%) Brocade
11 1 (2.56%) Acronis
11 1 (2.56%) Trustwave
11 1 (2.56%) IronPort
11 1 (2.56%) Draytek
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