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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WatchGuard
Rank 584 571 580
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 22 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.015% 0.019%
As % of the Vendors category 0.084% 0.032% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£288 £210 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.23% -35.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £144 £325
% change year-on-year
+99.65% -55.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+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
26168 24713 26939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.27% 46.89% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14687 13698 13693
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1117 1107 1353
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -3 21 £175 -16.46% 13
East of England -9 17 £175 +66.66% 3
South East -16 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +2 1 - - 2
West Midlands -12 1 - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
Barnsley - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Epping - - - -
Kettering - - - -
Leeds - - - -
London - - - - 3
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Ossett - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Wakefield - - - -

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 43 (89.58%) Firewall
2 28 (58.33%) Windows
3 23 (47.92%) Cisco
4 21 (43.75%) Citrix
5 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 20 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 17 (35.42%) ITIL
6 17 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (31.25%) VMware
7 15 (31.25%) VLAN
7 15 (31.25%) VoIP
8 14 (29.17%) XenServer
8 14 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
10 12 (25.00%) VPN
10 12 (25.00%) ISO 9001
10 12 (25.00%) Kindle
11 11 (22.92%) Kaspersky
11 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
11 11 (22.92%) Juniper
12 9 (18.75%) HP
13 8 (16.67%) MPLS
13 8 (16.67%) Ethernet
13 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (16.67%) iSCSI
14 7 (14.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (14.58%) SSL
15 6 (12.50%) SQL
15 6 (12.50%) Internet
15 6 (12.50%) Network Design

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 20 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 14 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (10.42%) SAS
5 5 (10.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Office
2 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 43 (89.58%) Firewall
2 15 (31.25%) VLAN
2 15 (31.25%) VoIP
3 12 (25.00%) VPN
4 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
5 8 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 8 (16.67%) MPLS
5 8 (16.67%) iSCSI
6 7 (14.58%) SSL
7 6 (12.50%) Internet
8 5 (10.42%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (10.42%) NAS
8 5 (10.42%) SAN
8 5 (10.42%) ISDN
9 3 (6.25%) LAN
9 3 (6.25%) WAN
9 3 (6.25%) RIP
9 3 (6.25%) ADSL
9 3 (6.25%) VPLS
9 3 (6.25%) OSPF
General
1 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Technical Services Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 3 (6.25%) Support Specialist
5 2 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Network Support
5 2 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) Kindle
2 4 (8.33%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) iPhone
3 1 (2.08%) Firmware
3 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 28 (58.33%) Windows
2 17 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.33%) UNIX
3 4 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) ITIL
2 6 (12.50%) Network Design
3 5 (10.42%) Migration
4 3 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) VB
2 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 4 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (8.33%) CCA
2 4 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (6.25%) MCT
3 3 (6.25%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (4.17%) CCSA
4 2 (4.17%) MCSE
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.08%) CCSE
5 1 (2.08%) CCNP
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (29.17%) XenServer
2 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.42%) VMware Server
3 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.25%) vSphere
4 3 (6.25%) NFS
5 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.08%) KVM
5 1 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) SCCM
1 2 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Cisco
2 21 (43.75%) Citrix
3 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 15 (31.25%) VMware
5 11 (22.92%) Juniper
5 11 (22.92%) Kaspersky
6 9 (18.75%) HP
7 5 (10.42%) McAfee
7 5 (10.42%) CommVault
7 5 (10.42%) NetApp
7 5 (10.42%) Veeam
7 5 (10.42%) Imperva
8 4 (8.33%) 3PAR
9 3 (6.25%) Trustwave
9 3 (6.25%) Siemens
9 3 (6.25%) IronPort
9 3 (6.25%) Brocade
9 3 (6.25%) CheckPoint
10 2 (4.17%) Mitel
10 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
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