The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of WatchGuard products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WatchGuard over the 3 months to 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WatchGuard
Rank 591 568 583
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +15
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 22 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.017% 0.009%
As % of the Vendors category 0.084% 0.037% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £263 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £165 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £388 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 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 £27.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26282 24246 25665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.03% 46.23% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15364 13731 13222
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1242 1169 1321
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

WatchGuard
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WatchGuard within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

WatchGuard Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WatchGuard
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WatchGuard within the UK.

WatchGuard Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WatchGuard
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WatchGuard within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

WatchGuard Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WatchGuard
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WatchGuard within the UK.

WatchGuard Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WatchGuard
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WatchGuard within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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
England -17 19 £275 +4.76% 6
East of England -5 12 £175 +66.66% 1
Cambridge - 12 £175 -
Cambridgeshire - 12 £175 -
Manchester - 3 £300 - 1
North West - 3 £300 - 1
Yorkshire -1 2 £240 -12.72%
West Midlands - 1 - -
Cheshunt - - - -
South East - - - - 3
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Barnsley - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Kings Langley - - - - 1
King's Lynn - - - -
London - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Petersfield - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 38 (84.44%) Firewall
2 29 (64.44%) Windows
3 25 (55.56%) Cisco
4 21 (46.67%) VoIP
4 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (44.44%) ITIL
6 19 (42.22%) Citrix
7 18 (40.00%) VLAN
8 17 (37.78%) XenServer
9 16 (35.56%) VPN
10 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 15 (33.33%) ISO 9001
10 15 (33.33%) MS Exchange
10 15 (33.33%) Kindle
11 12 (26.67%) Ethernet
11 12 (26.67%) Active Directory
11 12 (26.67%) MPLS
12 11 (24.44%) Juniper
13 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
14 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (20.00%) VMware
15 8 (17.78%) SSL
15 8 (17.78%) McAfee
15 8 (17.78%) HP
16 7 (15.56%) WAN
16 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2007
17 6 (13.33%) Brocade
17 6 (13.33%) VPLS
17 6 (13.33%) iSCSI
17 6 (13.33%) Imperva

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Office
1 5 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 38 (84.44%) Firewall
2 21 (46.67%) VoIP
3 18 (40.00%) VLAN
4 16 (35.56%) VPN
5 12 (26.67%) Ethernet
5 12 (26.67%) MPLS
6 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 8 (17.78%) SSL
8 7 (15.56%) WAN
9 6 (13.33%) ADSL
9 6 (13.33%) ISDN
9 6 (13.33%) LAN
9 6 (13.33%) SAN
9 6 (13.33%) OSPF
9 6 (13.33%) BGP
9 6 (13.33%) VRRP
9 6 (13.33%) RIP
9 6 (13.33%) VPLS
9 6 (13.33%) iSCSI
10 5 (11.11%) NAS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Network Support
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Services Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.44%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 15 (33.33%) Kindle
2 4 (8.89%) Replication
3 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (13.33%) Linux
4 5 (11.11%) UNIX
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.22%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.22%) Line Management
4 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) VB
2 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
2 4 (8.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) CCNP
1 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.11%) MCT
3 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) JNCIP
4 2 (4.44%) MCSE
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.22%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (33.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (37.78%) XenServer
2 12 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (13.33%) NFS
4 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (4.44%) vSphere
5 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.22%) KVM
6 1 (2.22%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.22%) Firmware
6 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) SCCM
1 2 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.22%) Nagios
2 1 (2.22%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 25 (55.56%) Cisco
2 19 (42.22%) Citrix
3 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 11 (24.44%) Juniper
5 9 (20.00%) VMware
6 8 (17.78%) McAfee
6 8 (17.78%) HP
7 6 (13.33%) Brocade
7 6 (13.33%) Imperva
8 5 (11.11%) 3PAR
8 5 (11.11%) NetApp
8 5 (11.11%) Siemens
8 5 (11.11%) CommVault
9 4 (8.89%) Trustwave
9 4 (8.89%) IronPort
9 4 (8.89%) Kaspersky
10 2 (4.44%) Mitel
10 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
11 1 (2.22%) BT
11 1 (2.22%) Motorola