The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WatchGuard
Rank 569 542 584
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +42
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 18 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.004% 0.007%
As % of the Vendors category 0.070% 0.009% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate £213 £288 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% -34.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WatchGuard within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

WatchGuard Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -71 18 £213 -26.08% 11
South East - 13 £213 - 4
Surrey - 8 £250 - 3
East of England - 3 £150 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £150 -
London -24 1 £463 +60.86% 5
Staffordshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Spalding - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Worthing - - - -

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 25 (89.29%) Firewall
2 12 (42.86%) VMware
2 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 11 (39.29%) MS Exchange
3 11 (39.29%) Cisco
4 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 10 (35.71%) Kaspersky
5 9 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (25.00%) Network Design
6 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (25.00%) Citrix
6 7 (25.00%) Juniper
7 6 (21.43%) Migration
7 6 (21.43%) SAS
7 6 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (21.43%) iSCSI
7 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (17.86%) VMware Server
8 5 (17.86%) Veeam
8 5 (17.86%) HP
8 5 (17.86%) Avaya
8 5 (17.86%) Internet
9 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
9 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (14.29%) CCA
9 4 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (14.29%) MS Office
9 4 (14.29%) DNS

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (39.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (21.43%) SAS
5 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (7.14%) IIS
6 2 (7.14%) Confluence
7 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) InDesign
3 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (89.29%) Firewall
2 12 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 6 (21.43%) iSCSI
4 5 (17.86%) Internet
5 4 (14.29%) DNS
6 3 (10.71%) Network Security
6 3 (10.71%) SAN
7 2 (7.14%) DHCP
8 1 (3.57%) NAS
8 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
8 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Support Specialist
2 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (14.29%) Server Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Support
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Network Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Wiki
2 1 (3.57%) PDA
2 1 (3.57%) iPhone
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Network Design
2 6 (21.43%) Migration
3 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (14.29%) CCA
2 4 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (10.71%) MCITP
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.71%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (7.14%) CCSA
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) CCSE
5 1 (3.57%) NCDA
5 1 (3.57%) NCIE
5 1 (3.57%) VCAP
5 1 (3.57%) CCNP
5 1 (3.57%) CCNA
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) VMware Server
3 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.14%) vSphere
5 1 (3.57%) XenApp
5 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) VMware
2 11 (39.29%) Cisco
3 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (35.71%) Kaspersky
4 7 (25.00%) Citrix
4 7 (25.00%) Juniper
5 5 (17.86%) Veeam
5 5 (17.86%) HP
5 5 (17.86%) Avaya
6 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
7 2 (7.14%) Symantec
7 2 (7.14%) Nortel
7 2 (7.14%) Adobe
7 2 (7.14%) AVG
8 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
8 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.57%) Dell
8 1 (3.57%) EMC
8 1 (3.57%) IBM
8 1 (3.57%) McAfee
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