Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 18 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 855 864 884
Rank change year-on-year +9 +20 -39
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 34 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.021% 0.017%
As % of the Vendors category 0.078% 0.046% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 11
UK median daily rate £133 £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.35% -2.34% +11.30%
10th Percentile £132 £198 £175
90th Percentile £440 £458 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £325 £320
% change year-on-year -15.38% +1.56% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.00

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43542 47842 49835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.65% 45.27% 43.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 27042 29233 29405
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1460 1722 2107
UK median hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.47% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.42
% change year-on-year - -5.27% +5.56%

WatchGuard
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WatchGuard in the UK

WatchGuard
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WatchGuard in the UK

WatchGuard
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WatchGuard over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WatchGuard in the UK

WatchGuard
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WatchGuard in the UK

WatchGuard
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WatchGuard within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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
England +54 34 £133 -57.35% 6
London +8 26 £133 -51.54% 4
UK excluding London +30 8 £275 -15.38% 2
Midlands +28 3 £310 +24.00% 1
West Midlands - 3 £310 -
North of England +64 2 £300 -4.00% 1
East of England - 2 £114 -
Yorkshire +20 1 - - 1
South East +13 1 £275 +4.76%
North West - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 18 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 with a requirement for WatchGuard.

1 26 (76.47%) Windows
2 22 (64.71%) Cisco
3 21 (61.76%) VMware
4 18 (52.94%) Firewall
5 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
5 16 (47.06%) Office 365
6 15 (44.12%) Windows 7
6 15 (44.12%) Windows 10
6 15 (44.12%) Active Directory
7 14 (41.18%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (41.18%) GFI Software
8 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
8 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
9 11 (32.35%) Barracuda Networks
10 10 (29.41%) Linux
10 10 (29.41%) VPN
10 10 (29.41%) Juniper
11 8 (23.53%) IIS
12 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
12 7 (20.59%) SSL
12 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (17.65%) Finance
13 6 (17.65%) SAN
13 6 (17.65%) Citrix
13 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
14 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2016
14 5 (14.71%) DNS
14 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
14 5 (14.71%) SonicWALL

WatchGuard
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (23.53%) IIS
2 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (41.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (47.06%) Office 365
2 2 (5.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (52.94%) Firewall
2 10 (29.41%) VPN
3 7 (20.59%) SSL
4 6 (17.65%) SAN
5 5 (14.71%) DNS
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (8.82%) Network Security
6 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (5.88%) WAAS
7 2 (5.88%) Wireless
8 1 (2.94%) DHCP
8 1 (2.94%) HTTP
8 1 (2.94%) VLAN
8 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2014
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
3 4 (11.76%) Electronics
3 4 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 4 (11.76%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 9 (26.47%) 2nd Line Support
1 9 (26.47%) Firewall Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Support Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Network Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) IT Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) IT Support
8 2 (5.88%) Firewall Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Information Security Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Network Security Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Security Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Security Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Firewall Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 26 (76.47%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Windows 10
2 15 (44.12%) Windows 7
3 10 (29.41%) Linux
4 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
6 2 (5.88%) Android
6 2 (5.88%) Mac OS X
6 2 (5.88%) Unix
7 1 (2.94%) SUSE
7 1 (2.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (11.76%) Programme Management
3 3 (8.82%) Time Management
4 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.88%) Information Security
4 2 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Project Management
4 2 (5.88%) SIEM
4 2 (5.88%) Strategic Thinking
5 1 (2.94%) Break/Fix
5 1 (2.94%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 1 (2.94%) Customer-Centricity
5 1 (2.94%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
1 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.88%) CCNA
3 2 (5.88%) CCNP
3 2 (5.88%) CWNA
4 1 (2.94%) DBS Check
System Software
1 15 (44.12%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) SCCM
1 5 (14.71%) SCOM
1 5 (14.71%) SCOrch
1 5 (14.71%) SCSM
1 5 (14.71%) vMotion
2 2 (5.88%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 22 (64.71%) Cisco
2 21 (61.76%) VMware
3 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 14 (41.18%) GFI Software
5 11 (32.35%) Barracuda Networks
6 10 (29.41%) Juniper
7 6 (17.65%) Citrix
8 5 (14.71%) SolarWinds
8 5 (14.71%) SonicWALL
9 4 (11.76%) Fortinet
9 4 (11.76%) SAP
10 3 (8.82%) Aruba
10 3 (8.82%) D-Link
10 3 (8.82%) McAfee
10 3 (8.82%) Meraki
10 3 (8.82%) Palo Alto
11 2 (5.88%) F5
11 2 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (5.88%) Sophos
11 2 (5.88%) Sourcefire