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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WatchGuard
UK
Rank 585 603 600
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 10 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.030% 0.024%
As % of the Vendors category 0.049% 0.070% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 9
Median daily rate £270 £170 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.82% -38.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £110 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £166 £269
% change year-on-year
+170.67% -38.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.00 -

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
20350 21582 22699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.46% 43.26% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12452 12661 13331
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 764 863 1010
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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 17 January 2017.

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 13 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +10 8 £275 +48.64% 6
South West +13 4 £450 +210.34%
London +11 3 £265 +39.47% 3
Bournemouth +5 2 £450 +150.00%
Dorset +2 2 £450 +150.00%
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £185 -
Scotland - 2 £185 -
Yorkshire +15 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £265 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 22 (100.00%) Firewall
2 16 (72.73%) Cisco
3 15 (68.18%) Windows
4 11 (50.00%) VMware
5 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
6 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
6 7 (31.82%) Juniper
7 6 (27.27%) SAN
7 6 (27.27%) CCNA
7 6 (27.27%) VoIP
7 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
8 5 (22.73%) WAN
8 5 (22.73%) Linux
8 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
8 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
8 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (22.73%) Fortinet
9 4 (18.18%) SonicWALL
9 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (18.18%) vSphere
9 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (18.18%) MPLS
9 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 4 (18.18%) VPN
9 4 (18.18%) HP
9 4 (18.18%) Dell
9 4 (18.18%) CCNP

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 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.64%) Skype for Business
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.55%) IIS
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (27.27%) SAN
2 6 (27.27%) VoIP
3 5 (22.73%) WAN
4 4 (18.18%) MPLS
4 4 (18.18%) VPN
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
5 3 (13.64%) Internet
5 3 (13.64%) Skype
6 2 (9.09%) ADSL
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (9.09%) DHCP
6 2 (9.09%) FabricPath
6 2 (9.09%) LAN
6 2 (9.09%) NetScreen
6 2 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (9.09%) Unified Communications
6 2 (9.09%) VLAN
6 2 (9.09%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (22.73%) Linux
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.55%) CentOS
7 1 (4.55%) Unix
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Migration
1 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
1 3 (13.64%) Project Management
2 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) Network Design
2 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
2 2 (9.09%) Supplier Management
3 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (4.55%) Data Security
3 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.55%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) High Availability
3 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.55%) Information Security
3 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Server Building
3 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (27.27%) CCNA
3 4 (18.18%) CCNP
4 3 (13.64%) MCSA
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (9.09%) MCSE
6 1 (4.55%) A+ Certification
6 1 (4.55%) CISM
6 1 (4.55%) CISSP
6 1 (4.55%) JNCIA
6 1 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (18.18%) vSphere
4 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
5 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
6 1 (4.55%) Terminal Server
6 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SnapMirror
1 2 (9.09%) WSUS
2 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.55%) SmoothWall
2 1 (4.55%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Cisco
2 11 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (31.82%) Juniper
4 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
4 5 (22.73%) Fortinet
5 4 (18.18%) Dell
5 4 (18.18%) HP
5 4 (18.18%) SonicWALL
6 3 (13.64%) NetApp
6 3 (13.64%) Palo Alto
6 3 (13.64%) Veeam
7 2 (9.09%) Avaya
7 2 (9.09%) Citrix
7 2 (9.09%) F5
7 2 (9.09%) Intel Security
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 2 (9.09%) Reuters
7 2 (9.09%) Riverbed
8 1 (4.55%) Progress