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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Juniper Networks NetScreen
Rank 573 514 554
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +40
Contract jobs citing NetScreen 33 65 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.12% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.91% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 44 17
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£458 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.06% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £230 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £446 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £315
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +23.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £41.50

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
8217 7116 8906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.53% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3843 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 30 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 29 August 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 -49 33 £458 +18.06% 2
London +13 22 £465 +20.77%
City of London - 9 £469 -
Surrey -10 3 £513 +122.82% 1
South East -36 3 £513 +122.82% 2
Warwickshire - 1 £210 -
West Midlands - 1 £210 -
East of England - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Slough - - - -
Watford - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -

NetScreen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 72 (98.63%) Firewall
2 69 (94.52%) Cisco
3 57 (78.08%) F5
4 54 (73.97%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (64.38%) Cisco ASA
6 46 (63.01%) Blue Coat
7 45 (61.64%) CCNP
8 42 (57.53%) CheckPoint
9 37 (50.68%) Juniper
10 35 (47.95%) OSPF
10 35 (47.95%) BGP
11 34 (46.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 34 (46.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 33 (45.21%) Network Security
13 31 (42.47%) Cisco IOS
14 30 (41.10%) BIG-IP
15 29 (39.73%) Linux
16 27 (36.99%) E-Commerce
16 27 (36.99%) Citrix
16 27 (36.99%) VMware
16 27 (36.99%) VMware Infrastructure
17 25 (34.25%) Infoblox
18 24 (32.88%) CCSE
18 24 (32.88%) DNS
19 23 (31.51%) DHCP
19 23 (31.51%) Thin Client
19 23 (31.51%) Finance
19 23 (31.51%) Fat Client
19 23 (31.51%) Imperva
19 23 (31.51%) DMVPN

NetScreen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.48%) Lync
1 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.37%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 72 (98.63%) Firewall
2 47 (64.38%) Cisco ASA
3 35 (47.95%) OSPF
3 35 (47.95%) BGP
4 34 (46.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 34 (46.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 33 (45.21%) Network Security
6 31 (42.47%) Cisco IOS
7 30 (41.10%) BIG-IP
8 24 (32.88%) DNS
9 23 (31.51%) DHCP
9 23 (31.51%) DMVPN
10 16 (21.92%) VPN
11 14 (19.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (16.44%) WAN
13 10 (13.70%) Multicast
14 9 (12.33%) Cisco PIX
14 9 (12.33%) MPLS
15 8 (10.96%) SSL
16 6 (8.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.37%) Ingres
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (31.51%) Finance
2 16 (21.92%) Financial Institution
3 4 (5.48%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Games
4 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (31.51%) Security Specialist
1 23 (31.51%) Network Security Specialist
1 23 (31.51%) Network Engineer
1 23 (31.51%) Network Specialist
2 11 (15.07%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Consultant
4 7 (9.59%) Network Consultant
5 5 (6.85%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.85%) Cisco Support
5 5 (6.85%) Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Designer
7 3 (4.11%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.11%) Security Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (31.51%) Thin Client
1 23 (31.51%) Fat Client
2 5 (6.85%) Hedge funds
3 4 (5.48%) Online Games
4 1 (1.37%) NHS
4 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 29 (39.73%) Linux
2 5 (6.85%) Windows 2000 Server
2 5 (6.85%) Windows
3 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.74%) MVS
5 1 (1.37%) UNIX
5 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.99%) E-Commerce
2 17 (23.29%) Load Balancing
3 12 (16.44%) Change Control
4 10 (13.70%) Problem Management
5 7 (9.59%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.22%) ITIL
6 6 (8.22%) Network Architecture
7 5 (6.85%) Network Management
7 5 (6.85%) Service Management
8 4 (5.48%) Project Management
8 4 (5.48%) Scrum
8 4 (5.48%) Change Management
8 4 (5.48%) Kanban
9 2 (2.74%) Network Design
9 2 (2.74%) Information Security
9 2 (2.74%) Incident Management
10 1 (1.37%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (1.37%) Data Migration
10 1 (1.37%) Release Management
10 1 (1.37%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) C
2 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 54 (73.97%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (61.64%) CCNP
3 24 (32.88%) CCSE
4 10 (13.70%) JNCIS
5 7 (9.59%) CCNA
6 4 (5.48%) CCIE
6 4 (5.48%) Degree
7 1 (1.37%) CEH
7 1 (1.37%) CISSP
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.37%) CCSP
7 1 (1.37%) MCSE
7 1 (1.37%) MCSA
7 1 (1.37%) GCIA
7 1 (1.37%) GCIH
7 1 (1.37%) CCSA
7 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.37%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) GPG13
2 1 (1.37%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (36.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.85%) ProxySG
3 4 (5.48%) VMware ESX
3 4 (5.48%) UAG
4 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.37%) Snort
5 1 (1.37%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) RANCID
Vendors
1 69 (94.52%) Cisco
2 57 (78.08%) F5
3 46 (63.01%) Blue Coat
4 42 (57.53%) CheckPoint
5 37 (50.68%) Juniper
6 27 (36.99%) Citrix
6 27 (36.99%) VMware
7 25 (34.25%) Infoblox
8 23 (31.51%) Imperva
9 21 (28.77%) HP
10 16 (21.92%) McAfee
11 10 (13.70%) ProCurve
12 5 (6.85%) Fortinet
12 5 (6.85%) BMC
13 4 (5.48%) Nokia
13 4 (5.48%) Websense
14 3 (4.11%) Aruba
14 3 (4.11%) TippingPoint
15 2 (2.74%) BT
15 2 (2.74%) Nortel