The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WatchGuard
Rank 540 542 562
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +20
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 13 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.015% 0.015%
As % of the Vendors category 0.058% 0.032% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £210 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+83.33% -
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22497 21835 24501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.58% 46.85% 46.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12759 12225 12831
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1001 1104 1284
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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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

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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 1 August 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
East of England -7 10 - - 2
South East -6 2 - - 2
South West -31 1 £350 -12.50% 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
London - - - - 6
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
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WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 35 (87.50%) Firewall
2 20 (50.00%) Windows
3 17 (42.50%) MS Exchange
3 17 (42.50%) Cisco
4 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (40.00%) Citrix
5 15 (37.50%) VMware
6 13 (32.50%) ITIL
7 12 (30.00%) Kaspersky
7 12 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
9 10 (25.00%) Juniper
9 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (25.00%) VLAN
10 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
10 9 (22.50%) VoIP
10 9 (22.50%) XenServer
10 9 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (20.00%) ISO 9001
11 8 (20.00%) HP
11 8 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (20.00%) Kindle
12 7 (17.50%) iSCSI
12 7 (17.50%) Network Design
13 6 (15.00%) SAN
13 6 (15.00%) NetApp
13 6 (15.00%) VPN
13 6 (15.00%) SQL
13 6 (15.00%) SAS
13 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 17 (42.50%) MS Exchange
2 12 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (15.00%) SAS
4 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Office
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 35 (87.50%) Firewall
2 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
3 10 (25.00%) VLAN
4 9 (22.50%) VoIP
5 7 (17.50%) iSCSI
6 6 (15.00%) SAN
6 6 (15.00%) VPN
6 6 (15.00%) NAS
7 5 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (12.50%) Internet
8 4 (10.00%) SSL
9 3 (7.50%) Ethernet
9 3 (7.50%) MPLS
10 2 (5.00%) ISDN
11 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
11 1 (2.50%) VPLS
11 1 (2.50%) Junos
11 1 (2.50%) Network Security
11 1 (2.50%) WAN
11 1 (2.50%) RIP
General
1 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Support Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Services Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Support
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Server Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Kindle
2 4 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) iPhone
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.00%) UNIX
3 4 (10.00%) Linux
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) ITIL
2 7 (17.50%) Network Design
3 6 (15.00%) Migration
4 1 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) Perl
2 4 (10.00%) VB
2 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (10.00%) CCA
2 4 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (7.50%) MCSE
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.50%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (5.00%) CCSA
5 1 (2.50%) CCSE
5 1 (2.50%) MCITP
5 1 (2.50%) VCAP
5 1 (2.50%) NCDA
5 1 (2.50%) NCIE
5 1 (2.50%) CCNP
5 1 (2.50%) CCNA
5 1 (2.50%) MCT
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
1 9 (22.50%) XenServer
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.50%) VMware Server
4 4 (10.00%) vSphere
5 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.50%) KVM
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.50%) XenApp
5 1 (2.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Cisco
2 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (40.00%) Citrix
3 15 (37.50%) VMware
4 12 (30.00%) Kaspersky
5 10 (25.00%) Juniper
6 8 (20.00%) HP
7 6 (15.00%) NetApp
8 5 (12.50%) Veeam
8 5 (12.50%) CommVault
9 4 (10.00%) McAfee
9 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
10 2 (5.00%) IBM
10 2 (5.00%) Imperva
11 1 (2.50%) Trustwave
11 1 (2.50%) Mitel
11 1 (2.50%) Brocade
11 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
11 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.50%) IronPort
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Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago