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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WatchGuard
Rank 595 599 607
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 11 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.030% 0.027%
As % of the Vendors category 0.053% 0.070% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 10
Median daily rate £265 £320 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.18% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £120 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £311
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £180 £288
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -37.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -40.00%
WatchGuard
UK

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
20783 21484 23080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.32% 42.57% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12799 12796 13912
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 902 1153
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.89 £45.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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
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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WatchGuard within the England region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +14 5 £265 -15.20% 4
South West +8 3 £450 +210.34%
South East +22 1 £200 -50.92% 5
Yorkshire +18 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £250 -
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WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 20 (90.91%) Firewall
2 15 (68.18%) Cisco
3 14 (63.64%) Windows
4 10 (45.45%) VMware
5 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (36.36%) Juniper
6 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
7 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (27.27%) VoIP
8 6 (27.27%) Fortinet
9 5 (22.73%) CCNA
9 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
9 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
10 4 (18.18%) MPLS
10 4 (18.18%) Project Management
10 4 (18.18%) SAN
10 4 (18.18%) VPN
10 4 (18.18%) WAN
10 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
10 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
10 4 (18.18%) Linux
10 4 (18.18%) SonicWALL
10 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (18.18%) Windows 10
10 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
11 3 (13.64%) Driving Licence
11 3 (13.64%) Skype for Business
11 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010

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 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (13.64%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (90.91%) Firewall
2 6 (27.27%) VoIP
3 4 (18.18%) MPLS
3 4 (18.18%) SAN
3 4 (18.18%) VPN
3 4 (18.18%) WAN
4 3 (13.64%) ADSL
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
4 3 (13.64%) Internet
4 3 (13.64%) LAN
4 3 (13.64%) Skype
5 2 (9.09%) BGP
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (9.09%) FabricPath
5 2 (9.09%) NetScreen
5 2 (9.09%) OSPF
5 2 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (9.09%) SSL
5 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Driving Licence
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (18.18%) Linux
4 4 (18.18%) Windows 10
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (9.09%) Unix
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
1 4 (18.18%) Project Management
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Network Design
3 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (4.55%) Data Security
4 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.55%) ERP
4 1 (4.55%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (4.55%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) High Availability
4 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.55%) Information Security
4 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Server Building
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (22.73%) CCNA
3 3 (13.64%) CCNP
4 2 (9.09%) A+ Certification
4 2 (9.09%) MCSA
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (4.55%) CISM
5 1 (4.55%) CISSP
5 1 (4.55%) JNCIA
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.55%) Terminal Server
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.55%) vSphere
4 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.55%) SmoothWall
1 1 (4.55%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Cisco
2 10 (45.45%) VMware
3 8 (36.36%) Juniper
4 6 (27.27%) Fortinet
5 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
6 4 (18.18%) SonicWALL
7 2 (9.09%) Citrix
7 2 (9.09%) Dell
7 2 (9.09%) F5
7 2 (9.09%) HP
7 2 (9.09%) Intel Security
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.09%) Reuters
8 1 (4.55%) NetApp
8 1 (4.55%) Novell
8 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.55%) Sophos
8 1 (4.55%) Symantec
8 1 (4.55%) Veritas
8 1 (4.55%) ZyXEL