Period
to 16 September 2019

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 16 September 2019 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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 372 348 347
Rank change year-on-year -24 -1 -87
Contract jobs citing Juniper 570 755 700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.74% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 1.50% 1.77% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 376 411
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +5.46% +0.75%
10th Percentile £250 £254 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £410
% change year-on-year -11.76% +3.66% +16.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 50
UK median hourly rate £42.96 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.41% -1.19%
10th Percentile £12.00 £33.50 £25.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.92 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.30% +17.11% -9.64%

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 38,074 42,544 42,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.88% 41.96% 43.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,833 26,299 26,093
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.24%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,432 1,624 1,395
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.20 £46.75 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.60 £16.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year +12.73% -1.81% -3.97%

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 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Juniper in the UK

Juniper
Top 15 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 16 September 2019. 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 -12 520 £400 -5.55% 211
UK excluding London -16 373 £375 -11.76% 179
London -8 172 £450 +5.88% 44
South East -18 156 £365 -14.12% 83
North of England +16 58 £325 -21.21% 21
Midlands +10 56 £350 -17.65% 27
West Midlands +5 47 £350 -17.65% 16
North West +15 41 £400 -5.88% 18
East of England +26 40 £475 +26.67% 19
South West -28 35 £425 +12.12% 18
Scotland +38 17 £288 -8.00% 10
Wales +7 11 £440 -2.22% 2
East Midlands +21 9 £475 +18.75% 11
Yorkshire +11 9 £300 -29.41% 3
North East +14 8 £325 +2.36%

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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.

1 475 (83.33%) Cisco
2 327 (57.37%) Firewall
3 242 (42.46%) Cisco Certification
4 236 (41.40%) WAN
5 186 (32.63%) LAN
6 183 (32.11%) BGP
7 180 (31.58%) CCNP
8 153 (26.84%) OSPF
9 151 (26.49%) VPN
10 148 (25.96%) Security Cleared
11 147 (25.79%) MPLS
12 139 (24.39%) Data Centre
13 120 (21.05%) CheckPoint
14 117 (20.53%) CCNA
15 116 (20.35%) F5
16 102 (17.89%) Cisco ASA
17 97 (17.02%) Network Security
18 96 (16.84%) Palo Alto
19 95 (16.67%) Network Design
19 95 (16.67%) Wireless
20 93 (16.32%) SC Cleared
21 92 (16.14%) Windows
22 89 (15.61%) TCP/IP
23 87 (15.26%) Telecoms
24 82 (14.39%) DNS
25 81 (14.21%) VMware
26 75 (13.16%) Migration
27 74 (12.98%) Fortinet
28 71 (12.46%) Aruba
29 65 (11.40%) EIGRP

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 12 (2.11%) MS Exchange
1 12 (2.11%) OpenStack
2 10 (1.75%) Skype for Business
3 8 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.05%) Confluence
5 5 (0.88%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.70%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.35%) IIS
9 1 (0.18%) Apache
9 1 (0.18%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (9.30%) Azure
2 34 (5.96%) AWS
3 25 (4.39%) Office 365
4 15 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (1.58%) PaaS
6 8 (1.40%) IaaS
6 8 (1.40%) Mimecast
7 6 (1.05%) GitHub
8 5 (0.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 5 (0.88%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.88%) Power Platform
9 4 (0.70%) AWS CodePipeline
9 4 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.70%) GCP
9 4 (0.70%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.70%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.70%) PowerApps
9 4 (0.70%) SaaS
10 1 (0.18%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 327 (57.37%) Firewall
2 236 (41.40%) WAN
3 186 (32.63%) LAN
4 183 (32.11%) BGP
5 153 (26.84%) OSPF
6 151 (26.49%) VPN
7 147 (25.79%) MPLS
8 102 (17.89%) Cisco ASA
9 97 (17.02%) Network Security
10 95 (16.67%) Wireless
11 89 (15.61%) TCP/IP
12 82 (14.39%) DNS
13 65 (11.40%) EIGRP
14 64 (11.23%) DHCP
15 58 (10.18%) Cisco Nexus
16 56 (9.82%) IPsec
17 54 (9.47%) VLAN
18 49 (8.60%) Ethernet
18 49 (8.60%) Internet
19 48 (8.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.88%) Power BI
2 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2017
3 4 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (0.70%) Big Data
3 4 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.70%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.70%) MySQL
3 4 (0.70%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.75%) JIRA
3 9 (1.58%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.35%) Ant
7 2 (0.35%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.18%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
General
1 87 (15.26%) Telecoms
2 55 (9.65%) Finance
3 17 (2.98%) Banking
4 15 (2.63%) Public Sector
5 12 (2.11%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.58%) Billing
7 7 (1.23%) Legal
8 6 (1.05%) Retail
9 5 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.53%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.35%) Games
11 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) Law
12 1 (0.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 310 (54.39%) Network Engineer
2 67 (11.75%) Architect
3 52 (9.12%) Network Architect
4 42 (7.37%) Juniper Engineer
5 35 (6.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 32 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 27 (4.74%) Cisco Engineer
7 27 (4.74%) Security Engineer
8 25 (4.39%) Consultant
9 24 (4.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 23 (4.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 22 (3.86%) IP Engineer
11 22 (3.86%) Network Security Engineer
11 22 (3.86%) Network Support
12 21 (3.68%) Designer
13 19 (3.33%) IP Network Engineer
13 19 (3.33%) Support Engineer
14 18 (3.16%) Network Designer
15 17 (2.98%) Network Consultant
16 16 (2.81%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.46%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.05%) Web Services
3 3 (0.53%) .NET
3 3 (0.53%) Velocity
4 1 (0.18%) CSS
4 1 (0.18%) Django
4 1 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.18%) HTML
4 1 (0.18%) Jinja
4 1 (0.18%) JSON
4 1 (0.18%) LDAP
4 1 (0.18%) XML
4 1 (0.18%) XMPP
4 1 (0.18%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 139 (24.39%) Data Centre
2 25 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
5 17 (2.98%) PKI
6 11 (1.93%) Replication
7 9 (1.58%) Hedge funds
7 9 (1.58%) iPhone
8 8 (1.40%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.40%) Fibre Optics
8 8 (1.40%) Handset
8 8 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.40%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.40%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.23%) Clustering
9 7 (1.23%) CMDB
10 4 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.70%) RSA SecurID
10 4 (0.70%) Tandem
10 4 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 92 (16.14%) Windows
2 49 (8.60%) Linux
2 49 (8.60%) Windows Server
3 23 (4.04%) Unix
3 23 (4.04%) Windows 10
4 18 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.11%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.75%) Solaris
8 5 (0.88%) CentOS
8 5 (0.88%) Check Point GAiA
8 5 (0.88%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.88%) SUSE
8 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.53%) AIX
9 3 (0.53%) Fedora
9 3 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.53%) VMS
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (16.67%) Network Design
2 75 (13.16%) Migration
3 63 (11.05%) ITIL
4 47 (8.25%) Network Management
5 44 (7.72%) Network Monitoring
6 40 (7.02%) Change Management
7 39 (6.84%) Service Delivery
8 37 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 37 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (6.32%) Load Balancing
10 30 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (5.26%) Network Architecture
11 28 (4.91%) SIEM
12 25 (4.39%) Project Management
13 24 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
14 23 (4.04%) DevOps
14 23 (4.04%) Problem Management
15 22 (3.86%) Configuration Management
16 19 (3.33%) High Availability
16 19 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (7.37%) Python
2 26 (4.56%) SQL
3 20 (3.51%) PowerShell
4 9 (1.58%) C
4 9 (1.58%) Perl
5 5 (0.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.18%) Java
6 1 (0.18%) Korn
6 1 (0.18%) Ruby
6 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 242 (42.46%) Cisco Certification
2 180 (31.58%) CCNP
3 148 (25.96%) Security Cleared
4 117 (20.53%) CCNA
5 93 (16.32%) SC Cleared
6 63 (11.05%) CCIE
7 53 (9.30%) JNCIP
8 40 (7.02%) DV Cleared
9 39 (6.84%) JNCIA
10 29 (5.09%) Degree
10 29 (5.09%) JNCIE
11 28 (4.91%) JNCIS
12 27 (4.74%) CCDP
13 20 (3.51%) CCDA
14 12 (2.11%) CCIP
15 11 (1.93%) CISSP
16 10 (1.75%) CCSA
17 9 (1.58%) CCSE
17 9 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
18 8 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.86%) SLA
2 14 (2.46%) QA
3 7 (1.23%) COBIT
3 7 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.88%) GDPR
5 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.70%) NCSC
6 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.35%) PMO
7 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.18%) NIST
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (10.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.33%) ProxySG
4 14 (2.46%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.46%) VMware NSX
5 10 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.23%) vSphere
7 5 (0.88%) Firmware
8 3 (0.53%) Ceph
8 3 (0.53%) Docker
9 2 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.35%) iptables
9 2 (0.35%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.35%) Squid
10 1 (0.18%) KVM
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (4.91%) SCCM
2 22 (3.86%) Ansible
3 18 (3.16%) FortiGate
4 13 (2.28%) Puppet
5 12 (2.11%) AirWatch
5 12 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 12 (2.11%) Nagios
6 9 (1.58%) Failover Clustering
6 9 (1.58%) SCOM
7 8 (1.40%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (1.23%) Nessus
9 6 (1.05%) SCVMM
9 6 (1.05%) Terraform
10 5 (0.88%) Iperf
10 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.88%) QRadar
11 4 (0.70%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.70%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.70%) PaperCut
11 4 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 475 (83.33%) Cisco
2 120 (21.05%) CheckPoint
3 116 (20.35%) F5
4 96 (16.84%) Palo Alto
5 81 (14.21%) VMware
6 74 (12.98%) Fortinet
7 71 (12.46%) Aruba
8 64 (11.23%) Microsoft
9 54 (9.47%) SolarWinds
10 45 (7.89%) HP
11 38 (6.67%) Blue Coat
12 34 (5.96%) Meraki
13 28 (4.91%) McAfee
14 25 (4.39%) Dell
15 22 (3.86%) Citrix
16 20 (3.51%) Aerohive Networks
16 20 (3.51%) Extreme Networks
16 20 (3.51%) Nokia
17 19 (3.33%) Ericsson
18 18 (3.16%) Huawei