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 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WatchGuard
Rank 632 629 603
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -26
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 8 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.011% 0.042%
As % of the Vendors category 0.032% 0.024% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 7
Average daily rate £193 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.83% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £198 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £340 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £300 £213
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +41.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -47.72%

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
24658 25241 24652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.14% 45.28% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15141 14341 13830
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 799 1095 1052
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 April 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 11 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 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -19 8 £193 -26.31% 7
London -10 4 £180 -31.10%
South West - 2 £400 - 3
Bournemouth - 2 £400 -
Dorset - 2 £400 -
North West -9 1 - -
East of England - 1 £425 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £425 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £425 -

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 21 (91.30%) Firewall
2 16 (69.57%) Windows
3 13 (56.52%) Cisco
4 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
5 9 (39.13%) Juniper
5 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
6 8 (34.78%) Fortinet
6 8 (34.78%) SonicWALL
7 7 (30.43%) VMware
7 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
8 6 (26.09%) SQL
8 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (26.09%) DNS
8 6 (26.09%) DHCP
8 6 (26.09%) VLAN
9 5 (21.74%) CCTV
9 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
9 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
9 5 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (21.74%) WAN
9 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
9 5 (21.74%) LAN
9 5 (21.74%) VoIP
9 5 (21.74%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (21.74%) Internet
10 4 (17.39%) CCNA
10 4 (17.39%) Broadband
10 4 (17.39%) ITIL
10 4 (17.39%) Linux

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (91.30%) Firewall
2 6 (26.09%) DHCP
2 6 (26.09%) DNS
2 6 (26.09%) VLAN
3 5 (21.74%) Internet
3 5 (21.74%) LAN
3 5 (21.74%) VoIP
3 5 (21.74%) WAN
3 5 (21.74%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (17.39%) Broadband
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (13.04%) VPN
6 2 (8.70%) ADSL
6 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
6 2 (8.70%) MPLS
6 2 (8.70%) NetScreen
6 2 (8.70%) OSPF
6 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.70%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (4.35%) Japanese Language
1 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (13.04%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Exchange Support
4 3 (13.04%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) IT Technician
5 2 (8.70%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Junior Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Network Support
5 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) CCTV
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) CMDB
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
4 4 (17.39%) Linux
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Change Control
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Network Design
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Network Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (17.39%) CCNA
3 2 (8.70%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
4 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
4 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
4 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
4 1 (4.35%) MCP
4 1 (4.35%) MCSA
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
2 5 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) Juniper
3 8 (34.78%) Fortinet
3 8 (34.78%) SonicWALL
4 7 (30.43%) VMware
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
6 3 (13.04%) F5
7 2 (8.70%) Draytek
7 2 (8.70%) Intel Security
7 2 (8.70%) NetApp
7 2 (8.70%) Reuters
7 2 (8.70%) Symantec
7 2 (8.70%) Veeam
8 1 (4.35%) CommVault
8 1 (4.35%) Dell
8 1 (4.35%) Forcepoint
8 1 (4.35%) HP
8 1 (4.35%) Mitel
8 1 (4.35%) SAP