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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WatchGuard
Rank 577 578 590
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 27 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.017% 0.016%
As % of the Vendors category 0.10% 0.037% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Average daily rate
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£250 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -26.82%
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
26430 24554 26984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.54% 46.51% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15045 13825 13737
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1205 1104 1392
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.80 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -5 25 £240 -12.72% 16
East of England +2 21 £175 +66.66% 2
Cambridge - 21 £175 -
Cambridgeshire - 21 £175 -
Yorkshire -8 2 £240 -12.72%
South West - 1 £250 - 2
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Wales - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
South East - - - - 6
South Wales - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Barnsley - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Bridgend - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
London - - - - 2
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 47 (90.38%) Firewall
2 31 (59.62%) Windows
3 27 (51.92%) Cisco
4 25 (48.08%) Citrix
5 21 (40.38%) VoIP
5 21 (40.38%) MS Exchange
5 21 (40.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (38.46%) ITIL
7 19 (36.54%) Microsoft
8 18 (34.62%) VLAN
9 17 (32.69%) XenServer
10 15 (28.85%) Kindle
10 15 (28.85%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (28.85%) VMware
10 15 (28.85%) VPN
10 15 (28.85%) ISO 9001
11 13 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 13 (25.00%) Juniper
12 12 (23.08%) Active Directory
13 11 (21.15%) MPLS
13 11 (21.15%) Ethernet
14 10 (19.23%) iSCSI
15 9 (17.31%) Kaspersky
16 8 (15.38%) HP
16 8 (15.38%) SSL
16 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
17 7 (13.46%) McAfee
17 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2007
17 7 (13.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 6 (11.54%) Network Design

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 21 (40.38%) MS Exchange
2 15 (28.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (9.62%) SAS
5 5 (9.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Office
1 4 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 47 (90.38%) Firewall
2 21 (40.38%) VoIP
3 18 (34.62%) VLAN
4 15 (28.85%) VPN
5 13 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 11 (21.15%) Ethernet
6 11 (21.15%) MPLS
7 10 (19.23%) iSCSI
8 8 (15.38%) SSL
9 6 (11.54%) SAN
9 6 (11.54%) Internet
9 6 (11.54%) WAN
9 6 (11.54%) ISDN
10 5 (9.62%) LAN
10 5 (9.62%) RIP
10 5 (9.62%) ADSL
10 5 (9.62%) OSPF
10 5 (9.62%) BGP
10 5 (9.62%) VRRP
10 5 (9.62%) NAS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Support Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Network Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Server Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Network Support
6 4 (7.69%) Technical Services Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Support Specialist
8 2 (3.85%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Server Support Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) Kindle
2 4 (7.69%) Replication
3 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (59.62%) Windows
2 21 (40.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (9.62%) Linux
4 4 (7.69%) UNIX
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.92%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) ITIL
2 6 (11.54%) Network Design
3 5 (9.62%) Migration
4 4 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.92%) Line Management
5 1 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) VB
2 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 4 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (7.69%) MCT
2 4 (7.69%) CCA
2 4 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.77%) CCNP
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.85%) MCSE
4 2 (3.85%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.92%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (1.92%) CCSA
5 1 (1.92%) CCSE
5 1 (1.92%) CCNA
5 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (28.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (32.69%) XenServer
2 12 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 5 (9.62%) NFS
3 5 (9.62%) VMware Server
3 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (3.85%) vSphere
4 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.92%) KVM
5 1 (1.92%) Firmware
5 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.92%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) SCCM
1 2 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.92%) Nagios
2 1 (1.92%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 27 (51.92%) Cisco
2 25 (48.08%) Citrix
3 19 (36.54%) Microsoft
4 15 (28.85%) VMware
5 13 (25.00%) Juniper
6 9 (17.31%) Kaspersky
7 8 (15.38%) HP
8 7 (13.46%) McAfee
9 6 (11.54%) Imperva
10 5 (9.62%) 3PAR
10 5 (9.62%) Veeam
10 5 (9.62%) Brocade
10 5 (9.62%) CommVault
10 5 (9.62%) NetApp
10 5 (9.62%) Siemens
11 4 (7.69%) IronPort
11 4 (7.69%) Trustwave
12 2 (3.85%) Fortinet
12 2 (3.85%) Mitel
12 2 (3.85%) Red Hat