Period
to 17 September 2021

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 17 September 2021 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 483 315 391
Rank change year-on-year -168 +76 -38
Contract jobs citing Juniper 341 226 577
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.75% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 1.05% 1.69% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 127 344
10th Percentile £284 £275 £250
25th Percentile £353 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%
75th Percentile £530 £488 £488
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -2.18% +10.00% -10.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 36
10th Percentile £21.03 £18.88 £12.00
25th Percentile £24.50 £19.81 £16.25
Median hourly rate £39.50 £32.75 £42.96
Median % change year-on-year +20.61% -23.77% -0.09%
75th Percentile £52.06 £40.94 £48.06
90th Percentile £55.50 £47.54 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +31.67% +71.43% -61.11%

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 32,398 13,381 37,787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.83% 44.39% 42.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,931 8,593 23,979
10th Percentile £289 £263 £245
25th Percentile £400 £365 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £556
90th Percentile £694 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 903 413 1,361
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.34 £19.18
Median % change year-on-year -4.11% +6.02% +12.82%
75th Percentile £42.35 £44.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £61.60 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £17.70
% change year-on-year -7.69% +10.17% +8.92%

Juniper
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Juniper in the UK

Juniper
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Juniper.

Daily rate trend for Juniper in the UK

Juniper
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Juniper over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Juniper in the UK

Juniper
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Juniper.

Hourly rate trend for Juniper in the UK

Juniper
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Juniper over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Juniper in the UK

Juniper
Top 14 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 17 September 2021. 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 -148 297 £425 - 143
UK excluding London -122 192 £404 -2.18% 104
London -134 105 £463 +8.82% 39
Work from Home -178 104 £500 +21.21% 26
South East -80 75 £413 -6.52% 28
Midlands -74 31 £431 -4.17% 17
South West -31 29 £350 -30.00% 16
East of England -25 26 £438 +70.73% 8
West Midlands -66 26 £463 +2.78% 14
North of England -81 23 £400 -3.03% 33
North West -67 16 £400 -3.03% 27
Scotland -70 9 £400 +63.10% 1
Yorkshire -41 7 £397 -11.78% 5
East Midlands - 5 £400 - 3

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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.

1 269 (78.89%) Cisco
2 158 (46.33%) Firewall
3 112 (32.84%) LAN
4 110 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
5 98 (28.74%) WAN
6 90 (26.39%) VMware
7 84 (24.63%) Data Centre
8 80 (23.46%) CCNP
9 76 (22.29%) MPLS
9 76 (22.29%) BGP
10 75 (21.99%) Security Cleared
11 73 (21.41%) VPN
12 71 (20.82%) CheckPoint
13 64 (18.77%) DNS
14 62 (18.18%) F5
15 61 (17.89%) Linux
15 61 (17.89%) Telecoms
16 57 (16.72%) Windows
17 56 (16.42%) OSPF
18 55 (16.13%) Network Design
19 54 (15.84%) TCP/IP
19 54 (15.84%) VMware Infrastructure
20 52 (15.25%) CCNA
20 52 (15.25%) Social Skills
21 50 (14.66%) Fortinet
22 49 (14.37%) Network Security
22 49 (14.37%) DHCP
23 46 (13.49%) Azure
24 44 (12.90%) Wireless
24 44 (12.90%) Palo Alto

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 30 (8.80%) OpenStack
2 6 (1.76%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.17%) Confluence
3 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (0.88%) IIS
4 3 (0.88%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.59%) Apache
5 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (4.11%) MS Visio
2 11 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (13.49%) Azure
2 30 (8.80%) AWS
3 29 (8.50%) Microsoft 365
4 12 (3.52%) GCP
5 8 (2.35%) Akamai
6 5 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.17%) IaaS
7 4 (1.17%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.88%) PaaS
8 3 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.59%) GitHub
9 2 (0.59%) Google Workspace
9 2 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.59%) SaaS
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.29%) Azure Storage
10 1 (0.29%) Catchpoint
10 1 (0.29%) Google Sheets
10 1 (0.29%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 158 (46.33%) Firewall
2 112 (32.84%) LAN
3 98 (28.74%) WAN
4 76 (22.29%) BGP
4 76 (22.29%) MPLS
5 73 (21.41%) VPN
6 64 (18.77%) DNS
7 56 (16.42%) OSPF
8 54 (15.84%) TCP/IP
9 49 (14.37%) DHCP
9 49 (14.37%) Network Security
10 44 (12.90%) Wireless
11 33 (9.68%) SAN
12 32 (9.38%) Ethernet
13 31 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
14 27 (7.92%) IPsec
14 27 (7.92%) Junos
15 22 (6.45%) Internet
16 19 (5.57%) HTTP
16 19 (5.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2017
3 3 (0.88%) DB2
4 2 (0.59%) Big Data
4 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.59%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.29%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.29%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 9 (2.64%) JIRA
2 8 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.88%) GitLab
4 3 (0.88%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.59%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.59%) eggPlant
5 2 (0.59%) Rational Team Concert
5 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.29%) Hudson
6 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.29%) Vagrant
General
1 61 (17.89%) Telecoms
2 52 (15.25%) Social Skills
3 18 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.11%) Finance
5 8 (2.35%) Banking
6 7 (2.05%) Documentation Skills
6 7 (2.05%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.47%) Influencing Skills
7 5 (1.47%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (1.17%) Law
8 4 (1.17%) Legal
8 4 (1.17%) Local Government
9 3 (0.88%) Games
9 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.59%) French Language
10 2 (0.59%) German Language
10 2 (0.59%) Marketing
10 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 126 (36.95%) Network Engineer
2 50 (14.66%) Architect
3 36 (10.56%) Juniper Engineer
4 28 (8.21%) Network Architect
5 21 (6.16%) Cisco Engineer
6 20 (5.87%) Support Engineer
7 18 (5.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 18 (5.28%) Designer
8 16 (4.69%) IP Engineer
9 15 (4.40%) Network Designer
9 15 (4.40%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 14 (4.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 14 (4.11%) Design Engineer
10 14 (4.11%) Test Engineer
11 13 (3.81%) Cloud Engineer
11 13 (3.81%) Senior Network Engineer
12 12 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (2.93%) Network Design Engineer
13 10 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (2.64%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.81%) JSON
1 13 (3.81%) Spine.js
1 13 (3.81%) XML
1 13 (3.81%) YAML
2 7 (2.05%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.47%) Web Services
4 3 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.59%) LDAP
5 2 (0.59%) Middleware
6 1 (0.29%) CSS
6 1 (0.29%) Express
6 1 (0.29%) Kafka
6 1 (0.29%) LAMP
6 1 (0.29%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (24.63%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.69%) PKI
3 13 (3.81%) Derivative
4 9 (2.64%) Fibre Optics
5 7 (2.05%) Cloud Native
5 7 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.47%) iPad
6 5 (1.47%) iPhone
6 5 (1.47%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.47%) Replication
7 4 (1.17%) CESG
7 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.17%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.17%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.88%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.59%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.59%) NHS
9 2 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (17.89%) Linux
2 57 (16.72%) Windows
3 29 (8.50%) Windows Server
4 16 (4.69%) Windows Server 2019
5 12 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.52%) Unix
5 12 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.35%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.05%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.47%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.47%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.88%) CentOS
10 3 (0.88%) SUSE
11 2 (0.59%) Solaris
11 2 (0.59%) VMS
12 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (16.13%) Network Design
2 33 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (7.92%) Migration
5 26 (7.62%) ITIL
6 25 (7.33%) Network Management
7 20 (5.87%) Change Management
8 17 (4.99%) Validation
9 16 (4.69%) Project Delivery
9 16 (4.69%) Service Delivery
10 15 (4.40%) Load Balancing
10 15 (4.40%) Open Source
11 14 (4.11%) Customer Requirements
11 14 (4.11%) Project Management
12 13 (3.81%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 13 (3.81%) SIEM
13 12 (3.52%) DevOps
13 12 (3.52%) Network Architecture
13 12 (3.52%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 35 (10.26%) Python
2 18 (5.28%) SQL
3 15 (4.40%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.76%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.88%) Perl
6 2 (0.59%) C
6 2 (0.59%) Java
6 2 (0.59%) PHP
6 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.59%) Tcl
7 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 110 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (23.46%) CCNP
3 75 (21.99%) Security Cleared
4 52 (15.25%) CCNA
5 42 (12.32%) SC Cleared
6 24 (7.04%) CCIE
7 23 (6.74%) JNCIP
8 22 (6.45%) Degree
8 22 (6.45%) JNCIS
9 19 (5.57%) JNCIA
10 12 (3.52%) CCDP
11 9 (2.64%) MCSE
11 9 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (2.35%) CCDA
12 8 (2.35%) CISSP
12 8 (2.35%) Master's Degree
13 6 (1.76%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 6 (1.76%) CCIE Service Provider
13 6 (1.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.11%) SLA
2 13 (3.81%) OASIS TOSCA
3 7 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.05%) QA
4 4 (1.17%) GDPR
5 3 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.88%) PMO
6 2 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.59%) GMP
6 2 (0.59%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.29%) NIST
System Software
1 54 (15.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (12.02%) VMware ESXi
3 29 (8.50%) Active Directory
4 28 (8.21%) vSphere
5 23 (6.74%) Docker
6 19 (5.57%) KVM
7 13 (3.81%) LXC
8 12 (3.52%) VMware NSX
9 6 (1.76%) XenApp
10 5 (1.47%) Firmware
10 5 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (1.17%) Hyper-V
11 4 (1.17%) vCloud
11 4 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.59%) Ceph
12 2 (0.59%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.29%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.29%) Snort
13 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (9.97%) Ansible
2 28 (8.21%) Kubernetes
3 18 (5.28%) FortiGate
4 13 (3.81%) Cloudify
4 13 (3.81%) Docker Swarm
4 13 (3.81%) Grafana
4 13 (3.81%) Juju
4 13 (3.81%) Prometheus
4 13 (3.81%) WSUS
5 12 (3.52%) vCenter Server
6 10 (2.93%) Terraform
7 7 (2.05%) Puppet
8 6 (1.76%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (1.76%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.17%) SCCM
9 4 (1.17%) vRealize
10 2 (0.59%) Cisco CME
10 2 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.59%) QRadar
Vendors
1 269 (78.89%) Cisco
2 90 (26.39%) VMware
3 71 (20.82%) CheckPoint
4 62 (18.18%) F5
5 50 (14.66%) Fortinet
6 44 (12.90%) Palo Alto
7 42 (12.32%) Microsoft
8 40 (11.73%) Dell
9 39 (11.44%) Red Hat
10 26 (7.62%) Meraki
10 26 (7.62%) SolarWinds
11 24 (7.04%) Aruba
12 20 (5.87%) Ericsson
13 19 (5.57%) Nokia
14 16 (4.69%) Citrix
14 16 (4.69%) Veeam
15 14 (4.11%) Brocade
15 14 (4.11%) HP
15 14 (4.11%) Infoblox
15 14 (4.11%) Mirantis