Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of WatchGuard products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WatchGuard over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

WatchGuard
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 820 851 851
Rank change year-on-year +31 0 -39
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 37 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.022% 0.019%
As % of the Vendors category 0.091% 0.050% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 10
England median daily rate £133 £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.35% -2.34% +21.90%
10th Percentile £126 £198 £168
90th Percentile £450 £458 £438
UK median daily rate £133 £300 £316
% change year-on-year -55.58% -5.14% +17.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
England median hourly rate - - £16.75
UK median hourly rate - - £16.75

WatchGuard is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40600 44229 44976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.80% 45.23% 43.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 25466 27310 27018
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £244 £245 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £433 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1360 1561 1937
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.29
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WatchGuard as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WatchGuard in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WatchGuard in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WatchGuard in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WatchGuard in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WatchGuard in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WatchGuard in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WatchGuard in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WatchGuard within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 27 £133 -51.54% 4
North of England +62 4 £400 +28.00% 2
Midlands +28 3 £310 +24.00% 3
Yorkshire +21 3 £450 +44.00% 1
West Midlands - 3 £310 - 1
East of England - 2 £114 -
South East +4 1 £275 +4.76%
North West - 1 £300 - 1
WatchGuard
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for WatchGuard.

1 29 (78.38%) Windows
2 25 (67.57%) Cisco
3 24 (64.86%) VMware
4 19 (51.35%) Office 365
5 18 (48.65%) Firewall
5 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
6 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
6 16 (43.24%) Windows 7
6 16 (43.24%) Windows 10
7 15 (40.54%) GFI Software
7 15 (40.54%) Microsoft Office
8 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
8 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
9 11 (29.73%) Barracuda Networks
10 10 (27.03%) Linux
10 10 (27.03%) VPN
10 10 (27.03%) Juniper
11 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
12 8 (21.62%) IIS
13 7 (18.92%) DNS
13 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
13 7 (18.92%) SSL
13 7 (18.92%) Finance
14 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
14 6 (16.22%) Citrix
14 6 (16.22%) SAN
15 5 (13.51%) SolarWinds
15 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity

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Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 8 (21.62%) IIS
2 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (40.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (51.35%) Office 365
2 2 (5.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (48.65%) Firewall
2 10 (27.03%) VPN
3 7 (18.92%) DNS
3 7 (18.92%) SSL
4 6 (16.22%) SAN
5 3 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (8.11%) DHCP
5 3 (8.11%) Network Security
5 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.11%) VLAN
5 3 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (5.41%) Internet
6 2 (5.41%) WAAS
6 2 (5.41%) Wireless
7 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2014
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.81%) Electronics
3 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
3 4 (10.81%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 9 (24.32%) 2nd Line Support
1 9 (24.32%) Firewall Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Support Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) IT Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) SCCM Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) IT Support
7 2 (5.41%) Firewall Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Information Security Architect
7 2 (5.41%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Security Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Security Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Firewall Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.70%) BYOD
2 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 29 (78.38%) Windows
2 16 (43.24%) Windows 10
2 16 (43.24%) Windows 7
3 10 (27.03%) Linux
4 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
6 3 (8.11%) Android
7 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
7 2 (5.41%) Unix
8 1 (2.70%) SUSE
8 1 (2.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.70%) VMS
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (10.81%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (10.81%) Programme Management
3 3 (8.11%) Time Management
4 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.41%) Information Security
4 2 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (5.41%) Project Management
4 2 (5.41%) SIEM
4 2 (5.41%) Strategic Thinking
5 1 (2.70%) Break/Fix
5 1 (2.70%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 1 (2.70%) Customer-Centricity
5 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL
5 1 (2.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
1 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.11%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) CCNP
4 2 (5.41%) CWNA
5 1 (2.70%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.70%) MCP
System Software
1 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
1 5 (13.51%) SCOM
1 5 (13.51%) SCOrch
1 5 (13.51%) SCSM
1 5 (13.51%) vMotion
2 2 (5.41%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 25 (67.57%) Cisco
2 24 (64.86%) VMware
3 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
4 15 (40.54%) GFI Software
5 11 (29.73%) Barracuda Networks
6 10 (27.03%) Juniper
7 6 (16.22%) Citrix
8 5 (13.51%) SolarWinds
8 5 (13.51%) SonicWALL
9 4 (10.81%) Fortinet
9 4 (10.81%) SAP
9 4 (10.81%) Sophos
10 3 (8.11%) Aruba
10 3 (8.11%) D-Link
10 3 (8.11%) HP
10 3 (8.11%) McAfee
10 3 (8.11%) Meraki
10 3 (8.11%) Palo Alto
11 2 (5.41%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (5.41%) F5