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 27 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Juniper Networks NetScreen
Rank 580 563 528
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -35
Contract jobs citing NetScreen 32 15 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.029% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.22% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 21
Average daily rate
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£401 £403 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.49% +28.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £237 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £453 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £418 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.07% +33.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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
8073 6886 7958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.20% 13.50% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 3787 3834
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 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 454 641
Average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 27 November 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 19 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 27 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 28 £401 -0.49% 9
London +5 21 £400 +33.33% 7
City of London +21 5 £401 +46.97% 1
York +7 3 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire 0 3 £401 +3.35%
Yorkshire -9 3 £401 +3.35%
South East -25 2 £481 +13.23%
West Midlands - 2 £336 - 1
East of England - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -

NetScreen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 62 (95.38%) Firewall
2 59 (90.77%) Cisco
3 47 (72.31%) Juniper
4 37 (56.92%) F5
5 36 (55.38%) Cisco ASA
5 36 (55.38%) CheckPoint
6 31 (47.69%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (41.54%) OSPF
7 27 (41.54%) Network Security
8 26 (40.00%) BGP
9 25 (38.46%) Blue Coat
10 24 (36.92%) VPN
11 22 (33.85%) Finance
12 20 (30.77%) CCNP
12 20 (30.77%) Load Balancing
12 20 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 20 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 19 (29.23%) Cisco Nexus
14 18 (27.69%) IPsec
15 14 (21.54%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (20.00%) SSL
16 13 (20.00%) WAN
16 13 (20.00%) Nokia
17 12 (18.46%) HP
17 12 (18.46%) DNS
18 11 (16.92%) SLA
18 11 (16.92%) ITIL
18 11 (16.92%) MPLS
18 11 (16.92%) BIG-IP
19 10 (15.38%) ProxySG

NetScreen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 62 (95.38%) Firewall
2 36 (55.38%) Cisco ASA
3 27 (41.54%) OSPF
3 27 (41.54%) Network Security
4 26 (40.00%) BGP
5 24 (36.92%) VPN
6 20 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 20 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 19 (29.23%) Cisco Nexus
8 18 (27.69%) IPsec
9 14 (21.54%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (20.00%) SSL
10 13 (20.00%) WAN
11 12 (18.46%) DNS
12 11 (16.92%) MPLS
12 11 (16.92%) BIG-IP
13 10 (15.38%) DHCP
13 10 (15.38%) TCP/IP
13 10 (15.38%) Cisco PIX
14 8 (12.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.54%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) JIRA
General
1 22 (33.85%) Finance
2 10 (15.38%) Financial Institution
3 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.23%) Games
4 5 (7.69%) Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Local Government
5 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (55.38%) Network Engineer
2 7 (10.77%) Network Consultant
2 7 (10.77%) Consultant
2 7 (10.77%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (10.77%) Security Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) Cisco Support
3 6 (9.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Network Security Consultant
4 5 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 5 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.15%) Architect
5 4 (6.15%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Designer
6 3 (4.62%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Online Games
2 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.69%) Hedge funds
3 3 (4.62%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.62%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.54%) Clustering
4 1 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.85%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) MVS
2 2 (3.08%) Windows
3 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (1.54%) UNIX
3 1 (1.54%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) Load Balancing
2 11 (16.92%) ITIL
3 10 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 10 (15.38%) Network Management
4 7 (10.77%) Network Architecture
4 7 (10.77%) Change Management
4 7 (10.77%) Service Management
4 7 (10.77%) Network Design
5 5 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 5 (7.69%) Change Control
6 4 (6.15%) Project Management
6 4 (6.15%) Scrum
6 4 (6.15%) Kanban
7 3 (4.62%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.08%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.08%) BCP
8 2 (3.08%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.08%) Capacity Management
8 2 (3.08%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (47.69%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (30.77%) CCNP
3 8 (12.31%) CCNA
4 7 (10.77%) CCIE
5 5 (7.69%) CCSA
6 4 (6.15%) CCSE
6 4 (6.15%) JNCIA
6 4 (6.15%) Degree
7 3 (4.62%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.54%) GCIA
8 1 (1.54%) GCIH
8 1 (1.54%) CEH
8 1 (1.54%) CCSP
8 1 (1.54%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.92%) SLA
2 4 (6.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) ProxySG
2 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.15%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (4.62%) Nessus
4 1 (1.54%) RANCID
Vendors
1 59 (90.77%) Cisco
2 47 (72.31%) Juniper
3 37 (56.92%) F5
4 36 (55.38%) CheckPoint
5 25 (38.46%) Blue Coat
6 13 (20.00%) Nokia
7 12 (18.46%) HP
8 10 (15.38%) McAfee
8 10 (15.38%) Citrix
8 10 (15.38%) Fortinet
9 7 (10.77%) TippingPoint
10 6 (9.23%) BMC
11 5 (7.69%) SolarWinds
11 5 (7.69%) Infoblox
11 5 (7.69%) Aruba
11 5 (7.69%) Dell
12 4 (6.15%) 3Com
12 4 (6.15%) Imperva
13 3 (4.62%) ProCurve
13 3 (4.62%) VMware
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