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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Juniper Networks NetScreen
Rank 611 556 554
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -2
Contract jobs citing NetScreen 13 60 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.12% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.78% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 44 15
Average daily rate £430 £401 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% +6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £388 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £518 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £401 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.36% +3.35%
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
7528 7679 6648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.87% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4431 4286 3495
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 442 393
Average hourly rate £28.38 £24.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 13 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -76 12 £430 +7.36% 6
London -25 4 £468 +13.33% 3
Berkshire +8 3 £450 -
South East -6 3 £450 -12.83% 2
Reading - 3 £450 -
East of England - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
West Midlands -12 1 £421 +89.21%
Warwickshire - 1 £421 -
North West - 1 £425 -
Knutsford - 1 £425 -
Warwick - 1 £421 -
Cheshire - 1 £425 -

NetScreen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 35 (100.00%) Firewall
2 29 (82.86%) Cisco
3 26 (74.29%) Network Security
4 25 (71.43%) Juniper
5 24 (68.57%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (65.71%) CheckPoint
7 22 (62.86%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (60.00%) BGP
8 21 (60.00%) CCNP
8 21 (60.00%) OSPF
9 19 (54.29%) Citrix
10 15 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
11 13 (37.14%) Blue Coat
11 13 (37.14%) F5
11 13 (37.14%) MPLS
12 12 (34.29%) VPN
13 11 (31.43%) CCIE
13 11 (31.43%) Linux
13 11 (31.43%) Finance
13 11 (31.43%) CCSE
14 10 (28.57%) Load Balancing
14 10 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
14 10 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (28.57%) VMware
15 9 (25.71%) Infoblox
15 9 (25.71%) NetScaler
16 8 (22.86%) Junos
16 8 (22.86%) DMVPN
16 8 (22.86%) Imperva
16 8 (22.86%) Degree

NetScreen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (5.71%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 35 (100.00%) Firewall
2 26 (74.29%) Network Security
3 22 (62.86%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (60.00%) BGP
4 21 (60.00%) OSPF
5 15 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
6 13 (37.14%) MPLS
7 12 (34.29%) VPN
8 10 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
9 9 (25.71%) NetScaler
10 8 (22.86%) DHCP
10 8 (22.86%) DMVPN
10 8 (22.86%) DNS
10 8 (22.86%) EIGRP
10 8 (22.86%) Junos
11 7 (20.00%) LAN
11 7 (20.00%) WAN
12 6 (17.14%) BIG-IP
12 6 (17.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (17.14%) SSL
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (17.14%) Banking
4 4 (11.43%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Network Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Juniper Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Network Security Specialist
3 8 (22.86%) Network Specialist
3 8 (22.86%) Security Specialist
4 6 (17.14%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Check Point Specialist
5 5 (14.29%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Design Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Security Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Blue Coat Specialist
7 3 (8.57%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) NetScreen Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Specialist
8 2 (5.71%) Cisco Security Specialist
8 2 (5.71%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Fat Client
1 8 (22.86%) Thin Client
2 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.86%) Solaris
3 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (14.29%) Line Management
3 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 5 (14.29%) Migration
3 5 (14.29%) Network Design
4 4 (11.43%) High Availability
4 4 (11.43%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) Project Management
5 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.86%) DDoS Mitigation
6 1 (2.86%) Network Management
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.86%) Security Architecture
6 1 (2.86%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (68.57%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (60.00%) CCNP
3 11 (31.43%) CCIE
3 11 (31.43%) CCSE
4 8 (22.86%) CCNA
4 8 (22.86%) Degree
5 7 (20.00%) JNCIS
6 6 (17.14%) CCSA
6 6 (17.14%) JNCIA
6 6 (17.14%) JNCIE
7 5 (14.29%) JNCIP
8 2 (5.71%) CCDE
8 2 (5.71%) CCSP
8 2 (5.71%) CEH
8 2 (5.71%) CISA
8 2 (5.71%) CISM
8 2 (5.71%) CISSP
8 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
8 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) RANCID
Vendors
1 29 (82.86%) Cisco
2 25 (71.43%) Juniper
3 23 (65.71%) CheckPoint
4 19 (54.29%) Citrix
5 13 (37.14%) Blue Coat
5 13 (37.14%) F5
6 10 (28.57%) VMware
7 9 (25.71%) Infoblox
8 8 (22.86%) HP
8 8 (22.86%) Imperva
9 5 (14.29%) Fortinet
9 5 (14.29%) IronPort
9 5 (14.29%) Tufin
10 4 (11.43%) Nokia
11 2 (5.71%) Sourcefire
11 2 (5.71%) Symantec
12 1 (2.86%) Brocade
12 1 (2.86%) Intel Security
12 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto
12 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds