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 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WatchGuard
Rank 633 653 614
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -39
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 12 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.015% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.049% 0.035% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Median daily rate £325 £275 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £275 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 17
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -41.81%

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
24316 25821 25563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.01% 44.06% 45.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14840 15245 14252
Median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 835 1106 1092
Median hourly rate £19.61 £18.52 £18.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 31 August 2016.

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 17 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 31 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 12 £325 - 7
London -15 7 £300 - 1
South West - 4 £388 -
City of London +25 2 £215 -
Redruth - 2 - -
Cornwall - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
South East - 1 £325 - 2
Croydon - 1 £450 -
Bournemouth - 1 £450 -
Portsmouth - 1 £325 -
Wakefield - 1 £325 -
Chippenham - 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Hampshire - 1 £325 - 1
Dorset - 1 £450 -
Wiltshire - 1 £325 -

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 17 (80.95%) Firewall
3 12 (57.14%) Windows
4 11 (52.38%) Juniper
5 10 (47.62%) Fortinet
5 10 (47.62%) Windows Server
6 9 (42.86%) VoIP
7 8 (38.10%) PRINCE2
7 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (38.10%) VMware
7 8 (38.10%) Project Management
7 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
8 7 (33.33%) VPN
9 6 (28.57%) Ethernet
9 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
9 6 (28.57%) ITIL
9 6 (28.57%) MPLS
9 6 (28.57%) Migration
9 6 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (28.57%) SonicWALL
9 6 (28.57%) VLAN
10 5 (23.81%) VPLS
10 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (23.81%) OSPF
10 5 (23.81%) Internet
10 5 (23.81%) NetScreen
10 5 (23.81%) BGP

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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (80.95%) Firewall
2 9 (42.86%) VoIP
3 7 (33.33%) VPN
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (28.57%) Ethernet
4 6 (28.57%) MPLS
4 6 (28.57%) VLAN
5 5 (23.81%) BGP
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (23.81%) FabricPath
5 5 (23.81%) Internet
5 5 (23.81%) NetScreen
5 5 (23.81%) OSPF
5 5 (23.81%) Spanning Tree
5 5 (23.81%) VPLS
6 4 (19.05%) WAN
7 3 (14.29%) LAN
7 3 (14.29%) Skype
8 2 (9.52%) SAN
8 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Juniper Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Network Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) IT Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) IT Support
5 2 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (14.29%) Replication
4 2 (9.52%) Clustering
4 2 (9.52%) Driving Licence
5 1 (4.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows Server
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (23.81%) Linux
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (9.52%) Unix
7 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
8 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) PRINCE2
1 8 (38.10%) Project Management
2 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Network Design
4 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Change Control
6 1 (4.76%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.76%) ERP
6 1 (4.76%) Fault Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) High Availability
6 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Server Building
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (9.52%) A+ Certification
3 2 (9.52%) MCSA
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (4.76%) CCNP
4 1 (4.76%) JNCIA
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.52%) Terminal Server
5 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (4.76%) vSphere
5 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) Juniper
3 10 (47.62%) Fortinet
4 8 (38.10%) VMware
5 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 6 (28.57%) SonicWALL
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 2 (9.52%) F5
8 2 (9.52%) HP
8 2 (9.52%) Reuters
8 2 (9.52%) Veeam
9 1 (4.76%) Draytek
9 1 (4.76%) Intel Security
9 1 (4.76%) Oracle
9 1 (4.76%) ProCurve
9 1 (4.76%) Progress
9 1 (4.76%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (4.76%) Spiceworks
9 1 (4.76%) Symantec
9 1 (4.76%) ZyXEL