The table below looks at the statistics for NetScreen skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NetScreen over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Juniper Networks NetScreen
Rank 557 548 498
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -50
Contract jobs citing NetScreen 51 21 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.041% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.30% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 13 24
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£401 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.50% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £121 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+33.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7962 6948 7866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.39% 13.44% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 3782 3832
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 421 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

NetScreen
Jobs Demand Trend

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

NetScreen Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NetScreen
Daily Rate Trend

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

NetScreen Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NetScreen
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NetScreen within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

NetScreen Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

NetScreen
Hourly Rate Trend

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

NetScreen Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NetScreen
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NetScreen within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 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
England -3 47 £401 +33.50% 9
London +43 30 £405 +97.68% 5
City of London +15 10 £410 +228.00% 1
Yorkshire -8 9 £401 +33.50%
North Yorkshire - 9 £401 -
York - 9 £401 -
South East -34 6 £513 +21.66% 1
Berkshire +3 1 - -
South West -35 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £223 - 1
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Rugby - - - - 1
Warwick - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
East of England - - - -

NetScreen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 86 (96.63%) Firewall
2 82 (92.13%) Cisco
3 60 (67.42%) Juniper
4 57 (64.04%) Cisco ASA
4 57 (64.04%) F5
5 50 (56.18%) CheckPoint
6 49 (55.06%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (50.56%) Network Security
8 43 (48.31%) OSPF
9 42 (47.19%) BGP
10 40 (44.94%) Blue Coat
11 38 (42.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 38 (42.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 35 (39.33%) Load Balancing
13 32 (35.96%) CCNP
13 32 (35.96%) VPN
14 27 (30.34%) Finance
14 27 (30.34%) Cisco IOS
15 26 (29.21%) IPsec
16 25 (28.09%) Citrix
17 24 (26.97%) DNS
18 23 (25.84%) E-Commerce
18 23 (25.84%) BIG-IP
18 23 (25.84%) Cisco Nexus
19 21 (23.60%) DHCP
20 18 (20.22%) HP
21 17 (19.10%) SLA
21 17 (19.10%) Linux
21 17 (19.10%) MPLS
22 15 (16.85%) Nokia

NetScreen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 86 (96.63%) Firewall
2 57 (64.04%) Cisco ASA
3 45 (50.56%) Network Security
4 43 (48.31%) OSPF
5 42 (47.19%) BGP
6 38 (42.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 38 (42.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 32 (35.96%) VPN
8 27 (30.34%) Cisco IOS
9 26 (29.21%) IPsec
10 24 (26.97%) DNS
11 23 (25.84%) BIG-IP
11 23 (25.84%) Cisco Nexus
12 21 (23.60%) DHCP
13 17 (19.10%) MPLS
14 15 (16.85%) WAN
15 14 (15.73%) SSL
16 13 (14.61%) TACACS
17 12 (13.48%) DMVPN
18 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) JIRA
General
1 27 (30.34%) Finance
2 10 (11.24%) Financial Institution
2 10 (11.24%) Games
3 7 (7.87%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.74%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (49.44%) Network Engineer
2 12 (13.48%) Network Specialist
2 12 (13.48%) Network Security Specialist
2 12 (13.48%) Security Specialist
3 10 (11.24%) Consultant
4 9 (10.11%) Security Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) Architect
6 7 (7.87%) Network Consultant
6 7 (7.87%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Cisco Support
7 6 (6.74%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Security Consultant
8 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.62%) Network Architect
8 5 (5.62%) Network Security Consultant
8 5 (5.62%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Fat Client
1 12 (13.48%) Thin Client
2 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.11%) Online Games
4 5 (5.62%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.12%) Clustering
5 1 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.10%) Linux
2 2 (2.25%) MVS
3 1 (1.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.33%) Load Balancing
2 23 (25.84%) E-Commerce
3 15 (16.85%) ITIL
4 11 (12.36%) Service Management
4 11 (12.36%) Mentoring
5 10 (11.24%) Network Architecture
5 10 (11.24%) Network Management
6 9 (10.11%) Change Management
6 9 (10.11%) Network Design
7 7 (7.87%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (5.62%) Project Management
8 5 (5.62%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.62%) Line Management
8 5 (5.62%) Change Control
9 3 (3.37%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.37%) Scrum
9 3 (3.37%) Kanban
9 3 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.37%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (2.25%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.87%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (55.06%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (35.96%) CCNP
3 14 (15.73%) CCIE
4 13 (14.61%) CCSE
5 9 (10.11%) CCNA
6 7 (7.87%) Degree
7 6 (6.74%) CCSA
8 5 (5.62%) JNCIA
9 3 (3.37%) JNCIS
10 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.12%) CISSP
11 1 (1.12%) CCSP
11 1 (1.12%) GCIA
11 1 (1.12%) GCIH
11 1 (1.12%) CEH
11 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.10%) SLA
2 4 (4.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (13.48%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.49%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (3.37%) Nessus
4 2 (2.25%) RANCID
Vendors
1 82 (92.13%) Cisco
2 60 (67.42%) Juniper
3 57 (64.04%) F5
4 50 (56.18%) CheckPoint
5 40 (44.94%) Blue Coat
6 25 (28.09%) Citrix
7 18 (20.22%) HP
8 15 (16.85%) Nokia
8 15 (16.85%) Infoblox
9 13 (14.61%) Imperva
10 12 (13.48%) Fortinet
10 12 (13.48%) VMware
11 11 (12.36%) McAfee
12 10 (11.24%) TippingPoint
13 6 (6.74%) SolarWinds
13 6 (6.74%) BMC
14 5 (5.62%) Aruba
15 4 (4.49%) ProCurve
15 4 (4.49%) 3Com
15 4 (4.49%) Dell
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