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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Juniper Networks NetScreen
Rank 509 534 497
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -37
Contract jobs citing NetScreen 62 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.051% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 0.39% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 13 20
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£401 £374 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% +6.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £121 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £430 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £381 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
7319 6447 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3421 3411
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 378 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.68% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 28 January 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 24 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 28 January 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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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 +14 57 £401 +7.08% 5
London +39 35 £411 +157.03% 3
City of London +26 17 £413 +230.00%
York +23 15 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire +18 15 £401 +3.35%
Yorkshire +1 15 £401 +7.08%
South East -9 5 £516 - 1
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £223 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Greenwich - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -

NetScreen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 86 (96.63%) Firewall
2 85 (95.51%) Cisco
3 66 (74.16%) Cisco ASA
4 58 (65.17%) F5
4 58 (65.17%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (62.92%) CheckPoint
6 54 (60.67%) OSPF
6 54 (60.67%) BGP
7 53 (59.55%) Network Security
8 51 (57.30%) Juniper
9 46 (51.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 46 (51.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 43 (48.31%) Blue Coat
10 43 (48.31%) Load Balancing
11 42 (47.19%) Cisco IOS
12 41 (46.07%) CCNP
13 39 (43.82%) Citrix
14 38 (42.70%) DNS
14 38 (42.70%) E-Commerce
15 35 (39.33%) DHCP
16 34 (38.20%) BIG-IP
17 31 (34.83%) Linux
18 30 (33.71%) Infoblox
19 29 (32.58%) VPN
20 27 (30.34%) Imperva
21 26 (29.21%) VMware Infrastructure
21 26 (29.21%) DMVPN
21 26 (29.21%) Thin Client
21 26 (29.21%) CCSE
21 26 (29.21%) Fat Client

NetScreen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 86 (96.63%) Firewall
2 66 (74.16%) Cisco ASA
3 54 (60.67%) OSPF
3 54 (60.67%) BGP
4 53 (59.55%) Network Security
5 46 (51.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 46 (51.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 42 (47.19%) Cisco IOS
7 38 (42.70%) DNS
8 35 (39.33%) DHCP
9 34 (38.20%) BIG-IP
10 29 (32.58%) VPN
11 26 (29.21%) DMVPN
11 26 (29.21%) IPsec
12 18 (20.22%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (16.85%) MPLS
14 14 (15.73%) WAN
15 13 (14.61%) TACACS
16 12 (13.48%) SSL
16 12 (13.48%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) JIRA
General
1 18 (20.22%) Finance
2 11 (12.36%) Games
3 7 (7.87%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.74%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.49%) Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (47.19%) Network Engineer
2 26 (29.21%) Network Specialist
2 26 (29.21%) Network Security Specialist
2 26 (29.21%) Security Specialist
3 7 (7.87%) Architect
3 7 (7.87%) Network Security Engineer
3 7 (7.87%) Consultant
3 7 (7.87%) Security Engineer
3 7 (7.87%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (6.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (6.74%) Network Architect
5 5 (5.62%) Cisco Support
5 5 (5.62%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Network Consultant
6 4 (4.49%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Firewall Consultant
6 4 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.49%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.21%) Thin Client
1 26 (29.21%) Fat Client
2 22 (24.72%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (11.24%) Online Games
4 4 (4.49%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.12%) Clustering
5 1 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.83%) Linux
2 1 (1.12%) UNIX
2 1 (1.12%) Windows
2 1 (1.12%) MVS
2 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (48.31%) Load Balancing
2 38 (42.70%) E-Commerce
3 16 (17.98%) ITIL
3 16 (17.98%) Mentoring
4 12 (13.48%) Service Management
5 9 (10.11%) Line Management
5 9 (10.11%) Network Management
6 8 (8.99%) Network Design
7 7 (7.87%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (6.74%) Network Architecture
8 6 (6.74%) Change Management
9 4 (4.49%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (3.37%) Project Management
11 2 (2.25%) Configuration Management
11 2 (2.25%) BCP
11 2 (2.25%) CRM
11 2 (2.25%) Problem Management
11 2 (2.25%) Scrum
11 2 (2.25%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (2.25%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.10%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (65.17%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (46.07%) CCNP
3 26 (29.21%) CCSE
4 16 (17.98%) CCIE
5 7 (7.87%) CCNA
5 7 (7.87%) Degree
6 5 (5.62%) CCSA
6 5 (5.62%) JNCIA
7 2 (2.25%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.12%) GCIA
8 1 (1.12%) GCIH
8 1 (1.12%) CEH
8 1 (1.12%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.12%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.98%) SLA
2 4 (4.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (29.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.99%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.49%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (3.37%) RANCID
3 3 (3.37%) Nessus
Vendors
1 85 (95.51%) Cisco
2 58 (65.17%) F5
3 56 (62.92%) CheckPoint
4 51 (57.30%) Juniper
5 43 (48.31%) Blue Coat
6 39 (43.82%) Citrix
7 30 (33.71%) Infoblox
8 27 (30.34%) Imperva
9 26 (29.21%) VMware
10 25 (28.09%) HP
11 12 (13.48%) Nokia
12 11 (12.36%) Fortinet
13 7 (7.87%) SolarWinds
13 7 (7.87%) TippingPoint
14 5 (5.62%) BMC
15 4 (4.49%) McAfee
15 4 (4.49%) Dell
15 4 (4.49%) 3Com
15 4 (4.49%) Aruba
16 2 (2.25%) Remedy
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