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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Juniper Networks NetScreen
Rank 528 528 494
Rank change year-on-year
0 -34
Contract jobs citing NetScreen 53 38 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.075% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 0.57% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 22 16
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£401 £388 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +16.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £162 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £509 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00

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
7664 6633 7073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.10% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4164 3385 3436
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 376 592
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 2015.

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 26 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 4 March 2015. 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 +10 52 £401 +3.35% 4
London +1 26 £413 +122.97% 2
York +19 18 £401 -
North Yorkshire +13 18 £401 -
Yorkshire -6 18 £401 +3.35%
City of London +21 14 £413 +140.87% 1
South East -25 6 £516 +8.68% 1
Berkshire +3 2 - - 1
East of England +5 1 £425 +9.67%
South West - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Greenwich - - - -

NetScreen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 87 (96.67%) Cisco
1 87 (96.67%) Firewall
2 73 (81.11%) Cisco ASA
3 65 (72.22%) Network Security
3 65 (72.22%) OSPF
3 65 (72.22%) BGP
4 64 (71.11%) F5
5 62 (68.89%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (67.78%) CheckPoint
7 54 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 54 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 51 (56.67%) Blue Coat
9 49 (54.44%) CCNP
9 49 (54.44%) Citrix
10 48 (53.33%) Load Balancing
10 48 (53.33%) Cisco IOS
11 47 (52.22%) Juniper
11 47 (52.22%) DNS
11 47 (52.22%) E-Commerce
12 44 (48.89%) DHCP
13 40 (44.44%) Infoblox
14 39 (43.33%) BIG-IP
15 36 (40.00%) Imperva
15 36 (40.00%) Linux
16 35 (38.89%) Thin Client
16 35 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
16 35 (38.89%) Fat Client
16 35 (38.89%) CCSE
16 35 (38.89%) VMware
16 35 (38.89%) DMVPN

NetScreen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 87 (96.67%) Firewall
2 73 (81.11%) Cisco ASA
3 65 (72.22%) Network Security
3 65 (72.22%) OSPF
3 65 (72.22%) BGP
4 54 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 54 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 48 (53.33%) Cisco IOS
6 47 (52.22%) DNS
7 44 (48.89%) DHCP
8 39 (43.33%) BIG-IP
9 35 (38.89%) DMVPN
10 28 (31.11%) VPN
10 28 (31.11%) IPsec
11 18 (20.00%) MPLS
12 16 (17.78%) WAN
13 15 (16.67%) VoIP
13 15 (16.67%) TACACS
14 14 (15.56%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (14.44%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) JIRA
General
1 14 (15.56%) Finance
2 11 (12.22%) Games
3 7 (7.78%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.44%) Banking
5 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (38.89%) Network Engineer
1 35 (38.89%) Network Specialist
1 35 (38.89%) Network Security Specialist
1 35 (38.89%) Security Specialist
2 9 (10.00%) Network Architect
2 9 (10.00%) Architect
3 7 (7.78%) Security Engineer
3 7 (7.78%) Network Security Engineer
3 7 (7.78%) Consultant
4 4 (4.44%) Lead Architect
4 4 (4.44%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (4.44%) Firewall Consultant
4 4 (4.44%) Lead Network Engineer
4 4 (4.44%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 4 (4.44%) Network Consultant
5 3 (3.33%) Analyst
5 3 (3.33%) Security Consultant
5 3 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (3.33%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (2.22%) Network Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 35 (38.89%) Thin Client
1 35 (38.89%) Fat Client
2 28 (31.11%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (11.11%) Online Games
4 1 (1.11%) Clustering
4 1 (1.11%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 36 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.11%) UNIX
2 1 (1.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (53.33%) Load Balancing
2 47 (52.22%) E-Commerce
3 23 (25.56%) Mentoring
4 15 (16.67%) ITIL
5 14 (15.56%) Line Management
6 11 (12.22%) Service Management
7 8 (8.89%) Network Design
8 7 (7.78%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (6.67%) Network Architecture
9 6 (6.67%) Change Management
10 5 (5.56%) Network Management
10 5 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (3.33%) Project Management
12 2 (2.22%) Capacity Management
12 2 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
12 2 (2.22%) Problem Management
12 2 (2.22%) CRM
12 2 (2.22%) BCP
12 2 (2.22%) Configuration Management
13 1 (1.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.33%) C
Qualifications
1 62 (68.89%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (54.44%) CCNP
3 35 (38.89%) CCSE
4 19 (21.11%) CCIE
5 8 (8.89%) Degree
6 5 (5.56%) CCSA
6 5 (5.56%) JNCIA
7 4 (4.44%) CCNA
8 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.22%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.11%) VCP4
9 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.11%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.78%) SLA
2 4 (4.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.78%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.44%) RANCID
2 4 (4.44%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (3.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 87 (96.67%) Cisco
2 64 (71.11%) F5
3 61 (67.78%) CheckPoint
4 51 (56.67%) Blue Coat
5 49 (54.44%) Citrix
6 47 (52.22%) Juniper
7 40 (44.44%) Infoblox
8 36 (40.00%) Imperva
9 35 (38.89%) VMware
10 29 (32.22%) HP
11 12 (13.33%) Nokia
12 10 (11.11%) Fortinet
13 8 (8.89%) SolarWinds
14 7 (7.78%) TippingPoint
15 4 (4.44%) Aruba
15 4 (4.44%) 3Com
15 4 (4.44%) Dell
16 3 (3.33%) McAfee
17 2 (2.22%) Riverbed
17 2 (2.22%) EMC