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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 640 635
Rank change year-on-year +43 -5  
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 10 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.021% 0.011%
As % of the Vendors category 0.049% 0.046% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 3
Median daily rate £300 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +45.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £274 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £450 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £400 £275
% change year-on-year -31.25% +45.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20598 23854 24877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.81% 44.94% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12496 14691 14551
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 814 1114
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

WatchGuard
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WatchGuard over the 3 months to 26 June 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

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Top 14 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 3 months to 26 June 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
England +33 10 £300 -25.00% 6
West Midlands - 4 £260 - 1
London -7 3 £350 +12.90% 2
South East +31 2 £275 -15.38% 3
Birmingham - 2 £318 -
Staffordshire - 2 £210 -
Yorkshire +26 1 - -
Hampshire +8 1 - - 1
City of London -4 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 - -
York - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £275 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £275 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) Fortinet
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) SonicWALL
4 3 (21.43%) Office 365
4 3 (21.43%) Palo Alto
4 3 (21.43%) LAN
4 3 (21.43%) WAN
5 2 (14.29%) VPN
5 2 (14.29%) VoIP
5 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 2 (14.29%) Juniper
5 2 (14.29%) SAN
5 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) CCIE
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) Meraki
5 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (14.29%) D-Link
6 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (7.14%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) Migration

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 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) LAN
2 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) SAN
3 2 (14.29%) VoIP
3 2 (14.29%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) BGP
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
4 1 (7.14%) Internet
4 1 (7.14%) IPv4
4 1 (7.14%) IPv6
4 1 (7.14%) OSPF
4 1 (7.14%) RIP
4 1 (7.14%) SMTP
4 1 (7.14%) SNMP
4 1 (7.14%) SSL
4 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) SUSE
3 1 (7.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) Break/Fix
1 1 (7.14%) Customer-Centric Approach
1 1 (7.14%) Demand Management
1 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (7.14%) Line Management
1 1 (7.14%) Migration
1 1 (7.14%) Network Design
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
1 1 (7.14%) Proactive Monitoring
1 1 (7.14%) Project Management
1 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CCIE
3 1 (7.14%) CCDP
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
3 1 (7.14%) JNCIA
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
1 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Fortinet
3 3 (21.43%) Palo Alto
3 3 (21.43%) SonicWALL
4 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 2 (14.29%) D-Link
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
4 2 (14.29%) Meraki
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) Forcepoint
5 1 (7.14%) McAfee
5 1 (7.14%) Nortel
5 1 (7.14%) Redback
5 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec