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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WatchGuard
Rank 591 580 540
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -40
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 6 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.035% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.024% 0.077% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £213 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £165 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £381 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £200 -
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-47.72% -

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
25278 24817 22279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.41% 45.55% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14365 13927 11804
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 1054 1189
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 £11.15 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 April 2015.

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 15 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 27 April 2015. 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 -15 5 £261 +22.94% 11
London -11 2 £261 -43.51% 2
West Midlands -14 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £173 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Newport - 1 £300 -
Redditch - 1 - -
St Helens - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Merseyside - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 4
South Wales - 1 £300 -
Wales - 1 £300 -

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 16 (76.19%) Firewall
2 15 (71.43%) Cisco
3 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 13 (61.90%) MS Exchange
5 12 (57.14%) Windows
5 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 12 (57.14%) VMware
6 9 (42.86%) SonicWALL
6 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (33.33%) VPN
7 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 6 (28.57%) MS Office
8 6 (28.57%) LAN
8 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (23.81%) WAN
9 5 (23.81%) MPLS
9 5 (23.81%) CCNP
9 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (23.81%) SAN
10 4 (19.05%) DNS
10 4 (19.05%) SLA
10 4 (19.05%) HP
10 4 (19.05%) Dell
10 4 (19.05%) Backup Exec
10 4 (19.05%) IPsec
10 4 (19.05%) VLAN
10 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 13 (61.90%) MS Exchange
2 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (9.52%) IIS
5 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
5 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (4.76%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (76.19%) Firewall
2 7 (33.33%) VPN
3 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 6 (28.57%) LAN
4 5 (23.81%) WAN
4 5 (23.81%) MPLS
4 5 (23.81%) SAN
5 4 (19.05%) IPsec
5 4 (19.05%) VLAN
5 4 (19.05%) DNS
6 3 (14.29%) DHCP
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (9.52%) Internet
7 2 (9.52%) VRRP
7 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
7 2 (9.52%) SMTP
7 2 (9.52%) PBX
7 2 (9.52%) VoIP
7 2 (9.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Flash
1 1 (4.76%) XMPP
1 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.76%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.76%) iPad
3 1 (4.76%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
6 3 (14.29%) Android
6 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Phone
8 1 (4.76%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
8 1 (4.76%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) ITIL
1 2 (9.52%) ERP
1 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
1 2 (9.52%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (4.76%) Change Control
2 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (4.76%) Migration
2 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) CCNP
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) CCNA
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.76%) JNCIS
4 1 (4.76%) JNCIP
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) MCSE
4 1 (4.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.52%) vSphere
4 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
5 1 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Backup Exec
2 2 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco
2 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (57.14%) VMware
3 9 (42.86%) SonicWALL
4 4 (19.05%) HP
4 4 (19.05%) Dell
5 3 (14.29%) Citrix
5 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 3 (14.29%) Symantec
5 3 (14.29%) Veeam
6 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
6 2 (9.52%) F5
6 2 (9.52%) NETGEAR
6 2 (9.52%) McAfee
6 2 (9.52%) Sophos
6 2 (9.52%) Draytek
6 2 (9.52%) Juniper
6 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
6 2 (9.52%) Mitel
7 1 (4.76%) Brocade