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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WatchGuard
Rank 621 589 590
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +1
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 9 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.048% 0.017%
As % of the Vendors category 0.035% 0.10% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £245 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -10.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £245 £210
% change year-on-year
+12.24% +16.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% +83.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-41.81% +83.33%

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
25534 25780 24676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.74% 45.60% 46.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15145 14434 13654
Average daily rate £400 £382 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.84% -0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £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 1095 1118 1116
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

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
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 16 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 3 September 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 -27 8 - - 5
East Midlands - 5 - -
Grimsby - 3 - -
Lincolnshire - 3 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
Wales - 1 £275 -
City of London - 1 - - 1
Wigan - 1 - -
St Helens - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £275 -
South Wales - 1 £275 -
London - 1 - - 1

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 10 (76.92%) Cisco
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) LAN
4 5 (38.46%) WAN
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) SLA
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
5 4 (30.77%) Fortinet
5 4 (30.77%) CCNA
5 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 4 (30.77%) HP
5 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
5 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
6 3 (23.08%) Android
6 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
6 3 (23.08%) BlackBerry OS
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
6 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (23.08%) MS Office
6 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (23.08%) VPN
6 3 (23.08%) CCNP
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Vista
6 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (23.08%) SonicWALL

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Google Apps
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) LAN
3 5 (38.46%) WAN
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) VPN
4 3 (23.08%) VLAN
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (15.38%) DNS
6 1 (7.69%) SAN
6 1 (7.69%) Internet
6 1 (7.69%) OSPF
6 1 (7.69%) BGP
6 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
6 1 (7.69%) VRRP
6 1 (7.69%) NetScreen
6 1 (7.69%) DHCP
6 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
6 1 (7.69%) HTTP
6 1 (7.69%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) FileMaker
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Security Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
3 3 (23.08%) BlackBerry OS
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Vista
3 3 (23.08%) Android
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) CCNA
3 3 (23.08%) CCNP
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (7.69%) MCP
5 1 (7.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) HP
3 4 (30.77%) Fortinet
4 3 (23.08%) SonicWALL
5 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
5 2 (15.38%) Aruba
5 2 (15.38%) Juniper
6 1 (7.69%) Apple
6 1 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) Google
6 1 (7.69%) Dell
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (7.69%) Avaya
6 1 (7.69%) F5
6 1 (7.69%) Meraki
6 1 (7.69%) NETGEAR
6 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
6 1 (7.69%) ZyXEL