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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WatchGuard over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WatchGuard
Rank 614 620 632
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +12
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 13 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.031% 0.030%
As % of the Vendors category 0.057% 0.073% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 12
Median daily rate £258 £251 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% -12.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £133 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £180 £288
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -37.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -28.00%

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
22886 23387 25559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.60% 42.76% 44.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13997 13710 15081
Median daily rate £420 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 873 974 1227
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 £11.35 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

WatchGuard
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WatchGuard as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 December 2016.

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 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WatchGuard within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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
England -2 11 £265 -17.18% 11
London -1 5 £265 -15.20% 5
South West +9 3 £450 +210.34%
Dorset 0 2 £450 +150.00%
Bournemouth -1 2 £450 +150.00%
Glasgow - 2 £185 -
Scotland - 2 £185 -
Yorkshire +12 1 - -
South East +9 1 £200 -50.92% 3
Oxfordshire -3 1 £200 -52.94% 2
Wiltshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £215 - 1
Wimbledon - 1 £265 -
Kettering - 1 £250 -
Banbury - 1 £200 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £250 -
East Midlands - 1 £250 -

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 with a requirement for WatchGuard.

1 23 (92.00%) Firewall
2 18 (72.00%) Cisco
3 16 (64.00%) Windows
4 12 (48.00%) VMware
5 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (36.00%) Juniper
5 9 (36.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (28.00%) VoIP
7 7 (28.00%) Fortinet
7 7 (28.00%) Data Centre
8 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (24.00%) WAN
8 6 (24.00%) Linux
8 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
8 6 (24.00%) SAN
8 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
9 5 (20.00%) MPLS
9 5 (20.00%) Project Management
9 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
9 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 5 (20.00%) VPN
9 5 (20.00%) CCNA
9 5 (20.00%) SonicWALL
9 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (16.00%) Migration
10 4 (16.00%) HP

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills 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 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (92.00%) Firewall
2 7 (28.00%) VoIP
3 6 (24.00%) SAN
3 6 (24.00%) WAN
4 5 (20.00%) MPLS
4 5 (20.00%) VPN
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
5 4 (16.00%) Internet
6 3 (12.00%) ADSL
6 3 (12.00%) BGP
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (12.00%) FabricPath
6 3 (12.00%) LAN
6 3 (12.00%) NetScreen
6 3 (12.00%) OSPF
6 3 (12.00%) Skype
6 3 (12.00%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (12.00%) VLAN
6 3 (12.00%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (24.00%) Linux
5 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.00%) Unix
7 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (4.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 5 (20.00%) Project Management
2 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 2 (8.00%) Network Design
4 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.00%) Data Security
5 1 (4.00%) ERP
5 1 (4.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (4.00%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) High Availability
5 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security
5 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.00%) CCNA
3 4 (16.00%) MCSA
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (12.00%) CCNP
5 2 (8.00%) A+ Certification
5 2 (8.00%) MCSE
5 2 (8.00%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (4.00%) CISM
6 1 (4.00%) CISSP
6 1 (4.00%) JNCIA
6 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (12.00%) vSphere
5 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.00%) Terminal Services
6 1 (4.00%) Terminal Server
6 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SnapMirror
1 2 (8.00%) WSUS
2 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.00%) SmoothWall
2 1 (4.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Cisco
2 12 (48.00%) VMware
3 9 (36.00%) Juniper
4 7 (28.00%) Fortinet
5 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
6 5 (20.00%) SonicWALL
7 4 (16.00%) Dell
7 4 (16.00%) HP
8 3 (12.00%) NetApp
8 3 (12.00%) Palo Alto
8 3 (12.00%) Veeam
9 2 (8.00%) Avaya
9 2 (8.00%) Citrix
9 2 (8.00%) F5
9 2 (8.00%) Intel Security
9 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
9 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (8.00%) Reuters
9 2 (8.00%) Riverbed
10 1 (4.00%) Progress