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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 620 600
Rank change year-on-year +47 -20  
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 4 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.012% 0.012%
As % of the Vendors category 0.022% 0.028% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Median daily rate £388 £180 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +115.27% -55.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +38.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £18.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £18.00 £14.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -2.77% +38.46%  

WatchGuard is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18268 21697 21985
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.77% 43.68% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11388 13383 12701
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 765 944
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.26 £50.00 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

WatchGuard
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing WatchGuard as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for WatchGuard in England

WatchGuard
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

WatchGuard
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

WatchGuard
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 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Yorkshire +19 2 - - 2
London +28 1 £375 +108.33% 4
East of England - 1 £400 -
WatchGuard
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 14 (87.50%) Firewall
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) CCNA
5 5 (31.25%) Juniper
6 4 (25.00%) VoIP
6 4 (25.00%) VMware
6 4 (25.00%) Fortinet
7 3 (18.75%) SonicWALL
7 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
7 3 (18.75%) CCNP
7 3 (18.75%) SAN
7 3 (18.75%) HP
7 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
7 3 (18.75%) Internet
7 3 (18.75%) MPLS
8 2 (12.50%) OSPF
8 2 (12.50%) Intel Security
8 2 (12.50%) Citrix
8 2 (12.50%) ITIL
8 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 2 (12.50%) VPN
8 2 (12.50%) WAN
8 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
8 2 (12.50%) LAN
8 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 2 (12.50%) Migration
8 2 (12.50%) Network Design
8 2 (12.50%) BGP

WatchGuard
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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) VoIP
3 3 (18.75%) Internet
3 3 (18.75%) MPLS
3 3 (18.75%) SAN
4 2 (12.50%) BGP
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 2 (12.50%) FabricPath
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) NetScreen
4 2 (12.50%) OSPF
4 2 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (12.50%) VLAN
4 2 (12.50%) VPLS
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL
1 2 (12.50%) Migration
1 2 (12.50%) Network Design
1 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
1 2 (12.50%) Project Management
1 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (6.25%) Data Security
2 1 (6.25%) Demand Management
2 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.25%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.25%) Information Security
2 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) CCNA
3 3 (18.75%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) CISM
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SmoothWall
1 1 (6.25%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Juniper
3 4 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) SonicWALL
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) F5
5 2 (12.50%) Intel Security
6 1 (6.25%) Aruba
6 1 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) Novell
6 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.25%) Reuters
6 1 (6.25%) Sophos