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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WatchGuard
Rank 585 571 561
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 22 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.013% 0.006%
As % of the Vendors category 0.087% 0.029% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 1
Average daily rate
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£263 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £363 -
% change year-on-year
-27.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -2.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -

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
25422 24038 24478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.55% 46.25% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14968 13682 12666
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1238 1190 1329
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 19 £263 - 15
East of England -10 6 - -
Cambridge - 6 - -
Cambridgeshire - 6 - -
Yorkshire -7 3 £258 -6.36% 2
North West - 3 £300 - 6
Manchester - 3 £300 - 3
London -2 2 £280 +17.89% 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
South East - 1 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 2
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Middlesbrough - - - - 1

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 38 (90.48%) Firewall
2 31 (73.81%) Windows
3 29 (69.05%) Cisco
4 25 (59.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (50.00%) Citrix
6 20 (47.62%) VoIP
6 20 (47.62%) VLAN
7 17 (40.48%) VPN
7 17 (40.48%) XenServer
8 16 (38.10%) Kindle
8 16 (38.10%) ISO 9001
8 16 (38.10%) ITIL
9 15 (35.71%) MS Exchange
10 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
11 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
12 12 (28.57%) MPLS
12 12 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (26.19%) Ethernet
13 11 (26.19%) VMware
14 10 (23.81%) Juniper
15 9 (21.43%) SSL
16 8 (19.05%) WAN
17 7 (16.67%) LAN
17 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
17 7 (16.67%) McAfee
17 7 (16.67%) CCNP
17 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
18 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (14.29%) ISDN
18 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 15 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 12 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.38%) Lync
6 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (90.48%) Firewall
2 20 (47.62%) VLAN
2 20 (47.62%) VoIP
3 17 (40.48%) VPN
4 12 (28.57%) MPLS
5 11 (26.19%) Ethernet
6 9 (21.43%) SSL
7 8 (19.05%) WAN
8 7 (16.67%) LAN
8 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 6 (14.29%) ISDN
10 5 (11.90%) ADSL
10 5 (11.90%) RIP
10 5 (11.90%) SAN
10 5 (11.90%) OSPF
10 5 (11.90%) BGP
10 5 (11.90%) VRRP
10 5 (11.90%) VPLS
11 4 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (9.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Network Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Network Support
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.38%) IT Support Technician
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Flash
1 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) Kindle
2 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.38%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (73.81%) Windows
2 25 (59.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Phone
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.76%) Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.76%) Android
6 1 (2.38%) UNIX
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (2.38%) Fedora
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) ITIL
2 4 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.76%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (4.76%) ERP
4 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.38%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) CCNP
1 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) MCT
3 3 (7.14%) JNCIP
3 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.14%) MCSE
4 2 (4.76%) CCNA
4 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.76%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (38.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (40.48%) XenServer
2 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
3 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.52%) vSphere
4 4 (9.52%) NFS
5 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.76%) Terminal Services
6 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.38%) DFS Replication
7 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
1 2 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.38%) Nagios
2 1 (2.38%) ARCserve
2 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 29 (69.05%) Cisco
2 21 (50.00%) Citrix
3 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 11 (26.19%) VMware
5 10 (23.81%) Juniper
6 7 (16.67%) McAfee
7 6 (14.29%) Imperva
8 5 (11.90%) 3PAR
8 5 (11.90%) Brocade
8 5 (11.90%) HP
9 4 (9.52%) Dell
9 4 (9.52%) Mitel
9 4 (9.52%) SonicWALL
10 3 (7.14%) IronPort
10 3 (7.14%) Trustwave
10 3 (7.14%) Siemens
11 2 (4.76%) Sophos
11 2 (4.76%) Symantec
11 2 (4.76%) Veeam
12 1 (2.38%) Draytek
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