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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Juniper Networks NetScreen
Rank 575 574 517
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -57
Contract jobs citing NetScreen 25 25 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.046% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.34% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 27
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £388 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £416 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £401 £413
% change year-on-year
-12.60% -2.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
8010 7295 7035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.28% 13.55% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4490 3939 3567
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 383 531
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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 30 June 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 9 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 30 June 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 -15 20 £325 -18.75% 4
London -8 16 £338 -15.62% 2
City of London +1 4 £360 -10.00% 1
South East -23 2 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 2 £282 -
Hammersmith - 2 £438 -
North East - 2 £282 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £282 -
Hampshire - 2 - -

NetScreen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 65 (97.01%) Cisco
2 63 (94.03%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (94.03%) Firewall
3 60 (89.55%) Cisco ASA
4 59 (88.06%) BGP
5 56 (83.58%) OSPF
6 52 (77.61%) CCNP
6 52 (77.61%) F5
7 49 (73.13%) Network Security
8 47 (70.15%) Citrix
9 46 (68.66%) Juniper
10 45 (67.16%) Cisco IOS
11 43 (64.18%) Load Balancing
12 40 (59.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 39 (58.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 37 (55.22%) Infoblox
15 34 (50.75%) E-Commerce
16 30 (44.78%) VPN
16 30 (44.78%) CheckPoint
16 30 (44.78%) IPsec
16 30 (44.78%) Blue Coat
17 27 (40.30%) MPLS
18 26 (38.81%) Wireless
18 26 (38.81%) CCSE
18 26 (38.81%) Degree
18 26 (38.81%) Cisco PIX
19 24 (35.82%) VoIP
20 22 (32.84%) TACACS
20 22 (32.84%) Data Centre
21 21 (31.34%) DNS

NetScreen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (94.03%) Firewall
2 60 (89.55%) Cisco ASA
3 59 (88.06%) BGP
4 56 (83.58%) OSPF
5 49 (73.13%) Network Security
6 45 (67.16%) Cisco IOS
7 40 (59.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 39 (58.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 30 (44.78%) IPsec
9 30 (44.78%) VPN
10 27 (40.30%) MPLS
11 26 (38.81%) Wireless
11 26 (38.81%) Cisco PIX
12 24 (35.82%) VoIP
13 22 (32.84%) TACACS
14 21 (31.34%) DNS
14 21 (31.34%) BIG-IP
15 20 (29.85%) DMVPN
15 20 (29.85%) DHCP
16 15 (22.39%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.46%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Games
3 1 (1.49%) German Language
3 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (55.22%) Network Engineer
2 23 (34.33%) Network Specialist
3 20 (29.85%) Network Security Specialist
3 20 (29.85%) Security Specialist
4 10 (14.93%) Security Engineer
5 8 (11.94%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Design Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Network Architect
7 5 (7.46%) Architect
8 4 (5.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Network Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) Lead Architect
10 2 (2.99%) Lead Network Engineer
11 1 (1.49%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 1 (1.49%) Cisco Network Consultant
11 1 (1.49%) Cisco Security Consultant
11 1 (1.49%) Principal Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.84%) Data Centre
2 20 (29.85%) Thin Client
2 20 (29.85%) Fat Client
2 20 (29.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 15 (22.39%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.46%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.34%) Linux
2 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.49%) UNIX
2 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (64.18%) Load Balancing
2 34 (50.75%) E-Commerce
3 20 (29.85%) DDoS Mitigation
4 15 (22.39%) ITIL
5 12 (17.91%) Service Management
6 11 (16.42%) Mentoring
7 9 (13.43%) Scrum
7 9 (13.43%) Kanban
8 8 (11.94%) Line Management
8 8 (11.94%) Network Design
9 4 (5.97%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (4.48%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.48%) Change Management
11 2 (2.99%) Migration
12 1 (1.49%) Configuration Management
12 1 (1.49%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (1.49%) Low Latency
12 1 (1.49%) Capacity Planning
12 1 (1.49%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (1.49%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) C
2 3 (4.48%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 63 (94.03%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (77.61%) CCNP
3 26 (38.81%) CCSE
3 26 (38.81%) Degree
4 13 (19.40%) CCIE
5 6 (8.96%) CCSA
6 4 (5.97%) CCNA
7 3 (4.48%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.99%) CCSP
8 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.49%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (22.39%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (25.37%) RANCID
2 6 (8.96%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.49%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 65 (97.01%) Cisco
2 52 (77.61%) F5
3 47 (70.15%) Citrix
4 46 (68.66%) Juniper
5 37 (55.22%) Infoblox
6 30 (44.78%) Blue Coat
6 30 (44.78%) CheckPoint
7 21 (31.34%) SolarWinds
8 20 (29.85%) VMware
8 20 (29.85%) Imperva
9 18 (26.87%) HP
10 8 (11.94%) Fortinet
11 6 (8.96%) Tufin
11 6 (8.96%) Nokia
11 6 (8.96%) IronPort
12 4 (5.97%) Aruba
13 3 (4.48%) Brocade
13 3 (4.48%) Riverbed
14 2 (2.99%) Remedy
15 1 (1.49%) Microsoft