The table below looks at the statistics for NetScreen skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NetScreen over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Juniper Networks NetScreen
Rank 557 539 514
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -25
Contract jobs citing NetScreen 23 19 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.040% 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.29% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 19
Average daily rate
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£401 £425 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +39.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £255 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £498 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £421 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +34.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7500 6477 7335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.38% 13.62% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4378 3622 3602
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 448 569
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

NetScreen
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NetScreen across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

NetScreen Jobs Demand Trend in England

NetScreen
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NetScreen across the England region.

NetScreen Daily Rate Trend in England

NetScreen
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NetScreen across the England region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

NetScreen Daily Rate Histogram in England

NetScreen
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

NetScreen Hourly Rate Trend in England

NetScreen
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NetScreen within the England region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
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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
London +8 17 £394 -7.35% 8
Yorkshire -8 2 £401 +3.35%
South East -21 2 £481 +6.94%
West Midlands - 2 £336 - 2
East of England - - - -
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NetScreen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NetScreen 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 NetScreen.

1 55 (96.49%) Firewall
2 51 (89.47%) Cisco
3 39 (68.42%) Juniper
4 34 (59.65%) F5
5 30 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (52.63%) CheckPoint
6 28 (49.12%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (40.35%) Network Security
7 23 (40.35%) Blue Coat
7 23 (40.35%) OSPF
8 22 (38.60%) BGP
8 22 (38.60%) VPN
8 22 (38.60%) Finance
9 20 (35.09%) CCNP
10 18 (31.58%) Load Balancing
10 18 (31.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 18 (31.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 17 (29.82%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (24.56%) IPsec
13 12 (21.05%) WAN
13 12 (21.05%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (19.30%) SSL
14 11 (19.30%) BIG-IP
15 10 (17.54%) Financial Institution
15 10 (17.54%) DNS
15 10 (17.54%) McAfee
15 10 (17.54%) HP
15 10 (17.54%) Network Management
16 9 (15.79%) Citrix
16 9 (15.79%) Nokia

NetScreen
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NetScreen 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 NetScreen. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 55 (96.49%) Firewall
2 28 (49.12%) Cisco ASA
3 23 (40.35%) Network Security
3 23 (40.35%) OSPF
4 22 (38.60%) BGP
4 22 (38.60%) VPN
5 18 (31.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 18 (31.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 17 (29.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (24.56%) IPsec
8 12 (21.05%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (21.05%) WAN
9 11 (19.30%) SSL
9 11 (19.30%) BIG-IP
10 10 (17.54%) DNS
11 9 (15.79%) MPLS
12 8 (14.04%) DHCP
12 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
12 8 (14.04%) Cisco PIX
13 7 (12.28%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.75%) Ingres
1 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 22 (38.60%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Financial Institution
3 5 (8.77%) Games
3 5 (8.77%) Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (52.63%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.28%) Network Consultant
2 7 (12.28%) Consultant
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco Support
4 5 (8.77%) Network Security Consultant
4 5 (8.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Security Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Security Consultant
4 5 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Network Specialist
6 3 (5.26%) Security Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Online Games
1 5 (8.77%) Hedge funds
2 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.26%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.75%) Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) MVS
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (1.75%) UNIX
3 1 (1.75%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) Load Balancing
2 10 (17.54%) Network Management
3 9 (15.79%) ITIL
4 8 (14.04%) E-Commerce
5 7 (12.28%) Change Management
5 7 (12.28%) Network Architecture
6 5 (8.77%) Change Control
6 5 (8.77%) Problem Management
6 5 (8.77%) Network Design
6 5 (8.77%) Service Management
7 4 (7.02%) Scrum
7 4 (7.02%) Kanban
7 4 (7.02%) Project Management
8 3 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.51%) BCP
9 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.51%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (1.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (35.09%) CCNP
3 8 (14.04%) CCNA
4 6 (10.53%) CCIE
5 4 (7.02%) CCSE
5 4 (7.02%) Degree
6 3 (5.26%) JNCIS
7 2 (3.51%) CCSA
8 1 (1.75%) GCIA
8 1 (1.75%) GCIH
8 1 (1.75%) CCSP
8 1 (1.75%) CISSP
8 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.75%) CEH
8 1 (1.75%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) SLA
2 4 (7.02%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.04%) ProxySG
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) FortiGate
2 4 (7.02%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (5.26%) Nessus
4 1 (1.75%) RANCID
Vendors
1 51 (89.47%) Cisco
2 39 (68.42%) Juniper
3 34 (59.65%) F5
4 30 (52.63%) CheckPoint
5 23 (40.35%) Blue Coat
6 10 (17.54%) McAfee
6 10 (17.54%) HP
7 9 (15.79%) Nokia
7 9 (15.79%) Citrix
8 7 (12.28%) TippingPoint
9 6 (10.53%) Fortinet
9 6 (10.53%) BMC
10 5 (8.77%) Dell
10 5 (8.77%) SolarWinds
10 5 (8.77%) Infoblox
10 5 (8.77%) Aruba
11 4 (7.02%) 3Com
12 3 (5.26%) VMware
12 3 (5.26%) Websense
12 3 (5.26%) Nortel
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