Period
to 15 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Juniper products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Juniper over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Juniper Networks.

Juniper
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 350 357 262
Rank change year-on-year +7 -95 +5
Contract jobs citing Juniper 732 680 1,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.69% 1.01%
As % of the Vendors category 1.69% 1.60% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 391 644
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £255 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £538 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 46 31
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71% +29.23%
10th Percentile £18.50 £25.25 £20.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +16.00% -8.54% +36.67%

Juniper is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43,295 42,402 47,721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.00% 43.08% 45.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,760 26,143 29,221
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £240
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,666 1,375 1,710
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.87 £45.00 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £17.00
% change year-on-year -1.99% -0.97% -

Juniper
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Juniper as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Juniper in the UK

Juniper
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Juniper.

Contractor daily rate trend for Juniper in the UK

Juniper
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Juniper over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Juniper in the UK

Juniper
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Juniper.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Juniper in the UK

Juniper
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Juniper over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Juniper in the UK

Juniper
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Juniper within the UK over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 645 £414 -2.65% 190
UK excluding London -5 482 £400 -5.88% 148
London -2 229 £425 +3.03% 51
South East +25 228 £413 -8.33% 41
North of England -41 66 £361 -9.84% 26
Midlands -26 49 £388 -6.91% 32
West Midlands -8 45 £388 -8.82% 24
South West -24 39 £377 -9.69% 20
North West -41 36 £400 +5.96% 20
Scotland -25 32 £325 -10.34% 8
East of England -3 31 £348 -13.77% 20
Wales +4 26 £450 +30.43% 1
North East +12 19 £305 -9.63% 3
Northern Ireland - 12 £275 -
Yorkshire -31 11 £381 -19.74% 3
East Midlands -9 4 - - 8

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Juniper also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Juniper.

1 584 (79.78%) Cisco
2 454 (62.02%) Firewall
3 277 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
4 252 (34.43%) WAN
5 242 (33.06%) LAN
6 227 (31.01%) Security Cleared
7 225 (30.74%) CheckPoint
8 196 (26.78%) F5
9 176 (24.04%) VPN
9 176 (24.04%) CCNP
10 175 (23.91%) Network Security
11 171 (23.36%) BGP
12 170 (23.22%) SC Cleared
13 158 (21.58%) OSPF
14 145 (19.81%) Palo Alto
15 138 (18.85%) Wireless
16 137 (18.72%) MPLS
17 125 (17.08%) VMware
18 124 (16.94%) CCNA
19 116 (15.85%) Cisco ASA
19 116 (15.85%) Cisco Nexus
20 115 (15.71%) Data Centre
21 109 (14.89%) ITIL
22 104 (14.21%) TCP/IP
23 89 (12.16%) Finance
24 85 (11.61%) Junos
25 82 (11.20%) Windows
26 78 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
27 77 (10.52%) Internet
28 76 (10.38%) DNS

Juniper
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (1.78%) OpenStack
2 11 (1.50%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.23%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.09%) Apache
6 6 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.55%) IIS
7 4 (0.55%) lighttpd
7 4 (0.55%) nginx
7 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.27%) Site Server
10 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 44 (6.01%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.14%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.27%) Simulink
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (3.69%) Office 365
4 10 (1.37%) IaaS
5 4 (0.55%) GitHub
6 3 (0.41%) SaaS
7 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.27%) PaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.14%) npm
8 1 (0.14%) Slack
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 454 (62.02%) Firewall
2 252 (34.43%) WAN
3 242 (33.06%) LAN
4 176 (24.04%) VPN
5 175 (23.91%) Network Security
6 171 (23.36%) BGP
7 158 (21.58%) OSPF
8 138 (18.85%) Wireless
9 137 (18.72%) MPLS
10 116 (15.85%) Cisco ASA
10 116 (15.85%) Cisco Nexus
11 104 (14.21%) TCP/IP
12 85 (11.61%) Junos
13 77 (10.52%) Internet
14 76 (10.38%) DNS
14 76 (10.38%) VLAN
15 72 (9.84%) IPsec
16 66 (9.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 59 (8.06%) Wi-Fi
18 53 (7.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (0.68%) MySQL
4 3 (0.41%) SQLite
5 2 (0.27%) Redis
6 1 (0.14%) Big Data
6 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (1.91%) Jenkins
1 14 (1.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (1.50%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (1.09%) JIRA
4 8 (1.09%) Rational Team Concert
5 6 (0.82%) Robot Framework
5 6 (0.82%) SonarQube
6 4 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.41%) GitLab
7 3 (0.41%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.27%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.27%) NetBeans
8 2 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.14%) AppScan
9 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.14%) Subversion
9 1 (0.14%) webpack
General
1 89 (12.16%) Finance
2 61 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.01%) Banking
4 11 (1.50%) Retail
5 9 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.55%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.27%) Advertising
8 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.27%) Electronics
8 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.27%) German Language
8 2 (0.27%) Marketing
9 1 (0.14%) Games
9 1 (0.14%) Law
9 1 (0.14%) Military
9 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 331 (45.22%) Network Engineer
2 79 (10.79%) Architect
3 71 (9.70%) Security Engineer
4 54 (7.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 49 (6.69%) Network Architect
5 49 (6.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 46 (6.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 46 (6.28%) Juniper Engineer
7 39 (5.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 38 (5.19%) Consultant
8 38 (5.19%) Firewall Engineer
9 37 (5.05%) Network Support
10 33 (4.51%) Senior Network Engineer
11 30 (4.10%) Support Engineer
12 28 (3.83%) Analyst
13 26 (3.55%) Network Support Engineer
14 24 (3.28%) Integration Engineer
15 22 (3.01%) Network Consultant
16 21 (2.87%) Network Analyst
17 20 (2.73%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.78%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.23%) LDAP
2 9 (1.23%) Web Services
3 7 (0.96%) CSS
4 5 (0.68%) HTML
4 5 (0.68%) REST
5 4 (0.55%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (0.55%) YAML
6 3 (0.41%) CGI
6 3 (0.41%) Django
6 3 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.41%) Jinja
6 3 (0.41%) JSON
6 3 (0.41%) Kafka
6 3 (0.41%) RESTful
6 3 (0.41%) XML
7 2 (0.27%) Middleware
7 2 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.27%) SOAP
7 2 (0.27%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 115 (15.71%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (2.60%) PKI
5 13 (1.78%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.23%) Clustering
6 9 (1.23%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.23%) Public Cloud
6 9 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (0.82%) NHS
8 5 (0.68%) Blackberry
8 5 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (0.68%) User Experience
9 4 (0.55%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.55%) Fintech
9 4 (0.55%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.55%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.55%) Wiki
10 3 (0.41%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 82 (11.20%) Windows
2 72 (9.84%) Linux
3 50 (6.83%) Windows Server
4 41 (5.60%) Unix
5 29 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (2.60%) Windows 10
6 19 (2.60%) Windows 7
7 15 (2.05%) Ubuntu
7 15 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.50%) CentOS
8 11 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.68%) Solaris
10 4 (0.55%) Check Point GAiA
10 4 (0.55%) Debian
10 4 (0.55%) FreeBSD
10 4 (0.55%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (14.89%) ITIL
2 72 (9.84%) Load Balancing
3 71 (9.70%) Network Design
4 67 (9.15%) Migration
5 59 (8.06%) Network Monitoring
6 58 (7.92%) Network Management
7 50 (6.83%) Change Management
8 45 (6.15%) Service Management
9 39 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
9 39 (5.33%) Service Delivery
10 29 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 28 (3.83%) Incident Management
12 26 (3.55%) ITIL V3
13 24 (3.28%) Network Load Balancing
13 24 (3.28%) Project Management
14 23 (3.14%) Configuration Management
14 23 (3.14%) High Availability
15 22 (3.01%) Capacity Planning
16 21 (2.87%) Change Control
16 21 (2.87%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (6.01%) Python
2 35 (4.78%) PowerShell
3 29 (3.96%) Perl
4 24 (3.28%) Bash Shell
5 15 (2.05%) C
6 14 (1.91%) Java
7 9 (1.23%) SQL
8 6 (0.82%) Ruby
8 6 (0.82%) VB
9 5 (0.68%) C++
9 5 (0.68%) PHP
10 3 (0.41%) Bourne shell
10 3 (0.41%) Java 8
10 3 (0.41%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.27%) Korn
11 2 (0.27%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.27%) XPath
12 1 (0.14%) Jython
Qualifications
1 277 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
2 227 (31.01%) Security Cleared
3 176 (24.04%) CCNP
4 170 (23.22%) SC Cleared
5 124 (16.94%) CCNA
6 71 (9.70%) DV Cleared
7 68 (9.29%) CCIE
8 36 (4.92%) JNCIS
9 34 (4.64%) JNCIP
10 32 (4.37%) JNCIA
11 31 (4.23%) CCSE
12 28 (3.83%) Degree
13 22 (3.01%) JNCIE
14 20 (2.73%) CCSA
15 19 (2.60%) CCDP
16 16 (2.19%) Check Point Certification
17 12 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
19 10 (1.37%) CCENT
19 10 (1.37%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.01%) SLA
2 16 (2.19%) QA
3 12 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.23%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.41%) COBIT
6 3 (0.41%) GDPR
6 3 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.41%) PMO
7 2 (0.27%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.27%) MISRA
7 2 (0.27%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) RMADS
8 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 78 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (10.11%) Active Directory
3 34 (4.64%) VMware NSX
4 31 (4.23%) Hyper-V
4 31 (4.23%) vSphere
5 28 (3.83%) ProxySG
6 26 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.37%) KVM
8 8 (1.09%) Docker
8 8 (1.09%) Postfix
9 7 (0.96%) Firmware
10 6 (0.82%) XenServer
11 5 (0.68%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.55%) Dovecot
12 4 (0.55%) Varnish
12 4 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.55%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.41%) NFS
14 2 (0.27%) XenApp
15 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 39 (5.33%) FortiGate
2 27 (3.69%) vCenter Server
3 25 (3.42%) Nagios
4 18 (2.46%) Cacti
5 15 (2.05%) SCCM
6 12 (1.64%) Ansible
7 11 (1.50%) Failover Clustering
7 11 (1.50%) vRealize
8 9 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
8 9 (1.23%) PowerCLI
8 9 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
9 8 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.96%) Puppet
11 6 (0.82%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.82%) RSA enVision
12 5 (0.68%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.68%) Icinga
12 5 (0.68%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.55%) Grafana
Vendors
1 584 (79.78%) Cisco
2 225 (30.74%) CheckPoint
3 196 (26.78%) F5
4 145 (19.81%) Palo Alto
5 125 (17.08%) VMware
6 74 (10.11%) Blue Coat
7 63 (8.61%) McAfee
8 59 (8.06%) HP
9 51 (6.97%) Fortinet
10 47 (6.42%) Microsoft
11 46 (6.28%) Aruba
12 37 (5.05%) Meraki
13 32 (4.37%) Red Hat
14 29 (3.96%) Forcepoint
14 29 (3.96%) SolarWinds
15 27 (3.69%) Citrix
16 23 (3.14%) Brocade
16 23 (3.14%) Riverbed
17 21 (2.87%) Dell
18 20 (2.73%) Splunk