Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 314 362 382
Rank change year-on-year +48 +20 -120
Contract jobs citing Juniper 447 686 627
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.71% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 1.72% 1.66% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 426 336
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +4.23%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £228
90th Percentile £606 £550 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -2.35% +13.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 58 12
Median hourly rate £42.25 £44.18 £45.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.37% -2.27% -2.78%
10th Percentile £19.25 £13.93 £32.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £66.81 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £41.90 £43.21
% change year-on-year -49.88% -3.04% +0.49%

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 25,977 41,293 42,325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.73% 42.60% 41.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,569 25,720 26,395
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £213 £263 £243
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,211 1,422 1,433
Median hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.92 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.03%

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 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Juniper in the UK

Juniper
Top 17 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 7 April 2020. 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 +48 404 £450 +5.88% 113
UK excluding London +29 289 £415 -2.35% 94
London +60 132 £500 +11.11% 24
South East +34 109 £410 -4.98% 31
Midlands +101 73 £563 +58.45% 16
West Midlands +102 69 £563 +61.29% 15
North of England +62 54 £388 -0.64% 14
Yorkshire +71 26 £500 +28.21% 3
North West +20 21 £240 -45.92% 11
Work from Home +5 19 £471 +7.71% 9
South West -8 18 £400 +3.23% 7
East of England -11 14 £390 -10.86% 21
Scotland +29 12 £375 -11.76% 4
North East +22 7 £400 +23.08%
Northern Ireland +18 5 £373 -19.89%
Wales +30 4 £400 -20.00% 1
East Midlands +23 3 £313 -13.49% 1

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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.

1 337 (75.39%) Cisco
2 234 (52.35%) Firewall
3 189 (42.28%) Cisco Certification
4 161 (36.02%) BGP
5 156 (34.90%) WAN
6 152 (34.00%) CCNP
7 150 (33.56%) VPN
8 149 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 147 (32.89%) OSPF
10 139 (31.10%) LAN
11 119 (26.62%) MPLS
12 99 (22.15%) Cisco Nexus
13 96 (21.48%) CCNA
14 91 (20.36%) CheckPoint
15 82 (18.34%) Wireless
16 79 (17.67%) TCP/IP
17 77 (17.23%) VMware
17 77 (17.23%) Data Centre
18 75 (16.78%) Linux
19 73 (16.33%) Network Design
20 71 (15.88%) SC Cleared
21 67 (14.99%) DNS
21 67 (14.99%) EIGRP
22 66 (14.77%) Change Management
23 65 (14.54%) Migration
24 64 (14.32%) ITIL
25 63 (14.09%) Windows
26 62 (13.87%) SolarWinds
27 60 (13.42%) F5
27 60 (13.42%) Python

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 34 (7.61%) OpenStack
2 9 (2.01%) Skype for Business
3 8 (1.79%) IIS
4 7 (1.57%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.34%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.12%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.45%) Apache
9 1 (0.22%) CMS
9 1 (0.22%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.82%) AWS
2 22 (4.92%) Azure
3 10 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (2.01%) GCP
5 6 (1.34%) GitHub
5 6 (1.34%) Office 365
6 5 (1.12%) IaaS
6 5 (1.12%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.67%) SaaS
8 2 (0.45%) Akamai
9 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.22%) PaaS
9 1 (0.22%) Sumo Logic
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 234 (52.35%) Firewall
2 161 (36.02%) BGP
3 156 (34.90%) WAN
4 150 (33.56%) VPN
5 147 (32.89%) OSPF
6 139 (31.10%) LAN
7 119 (26.62%) MPLS
8 99 (22.15%) Cisco Nexus
9 82 (18.34%) Wireless
10 79 (17.67%) TCP/IP
11 67 (14.99%) DNS
11 67 (14.99%) EIGRP
12 56 (12.53%) Network Security
13 55 (12.30%) Cisco ASA
13 55 (12.30%) DHCP
14 53 (11.86%) VXLAN
15 50 (11.19%) Cisco ISE
16 49 (10.96%) Ethernet
16 49 (10.96%) IPsec
16 49 (10.96%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (1.12%) Aerospike
3 5 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (1.12%) MySQL
3 5 (1.12%) Redis
4 4 (0.89%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.67%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.22%) Big Data
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.22%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 19 (4.25%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (1.57%) Rational Team Concert
3 4 (0.89%) GitLab
3 4 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
General
1 46 (10.29%) Telecoms
2 39 (8.72%) Finance
3 31 (6.94%) Banking
4 20 (4.47%) Investment Banking
4 20 (4.47%) Public Sector
5 18 (4.03%) Front Office
6 7 (1.57%) Legal
6 7 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.12%) Games
7 5 (1.12%) Marketing
8 3 (0.67%) Electronics
9 2 (0.45%) Military
9 2 (0.45%) Retail
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.22%) Police
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 246 (55.03%) Network Engineer
2 55 (12.30%) Architect
3 44 (9.84%) Network Architect
4 34 (7.61%) Cisco Engineer
5 33 (7.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 31 (6.94%) Juniper Engineer
7 28 (6.26%) Senior Network Engineer
8 23 (5.15%) Security Engineer
9 22 (4.92%) IP Network Engineer
10 21 (4.70%) Consultant
10 21 (4.70%) IP Engineer
10 21 (4.70%) Network Security Engineer
10 21 (4.70%) Network Support
10 21 (4.70%) Support Engineer
11 20 (4.47%) Network Support Engineer
12 19 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (3.80%) Administrator
14 14 (3.13%) Designer
15 13 (2.91%) Data Network Engineer
15 13 (2.91%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.38%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.01%) SAML
3 8 (1.79%) RESTful
4 5 (1.12%) REST
4 5 (1.12%) SOAP
4 5 (1.12%) WebSockets
5 4 (0.89%) HTML
5 4 (0.89%) Jinja
5 4 (0.89%) Web Services
5 4 (0.89%) XML
6 3 (0.67%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.67%) Django
6 3 (0.67%) HTML5
6 3 (0.67%) Kafka
6 3 (0.67%) Middleware
6 3 (0.67%) Node.js
7 2 (0.45%) JSON
8 1 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.22%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (17.23%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.82%) PKI
3 21 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.57%) Fibre Optics
7 6 (1.34%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (0.89%) Replication
9 3 (0.67%) CMDB
9 3 (0.67%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.45%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.45%) Clustering
10 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.45%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.45%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 75 (16.78%) Linux
2 63 (14.09%) Windows
3 33 (7.38%) Windows Server
4 18 (4.03%) Unix
5 17 (3.80%) Windows 7
6 15 (3.36%) Windows 10
7 12 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.68%) Windows 8
7 12 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.01%) Android
8 9 (2.01%) Apple iOS
8 9 (2.01%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.12%) VMS
12 3 (0.67%) Check Point GAiA
12 3 (0.67%) SUSE
12 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.45%) CentOS
14 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (16.33%) Network Design
2 66 (14.77%) Change Management
3 65 (14.54%) Migration
4 64 (14.32%) ITIL
5 30 (6.71%) DevOps
5 30 (6.71%) Load Balancing
5 30 (6.71%) Network Management
6 27 (6.04%) Service Management
7 26 (5.82%) Configuration Management
7 26 (5.82%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (5.82%) Validation
8 25 (5.59%) Project Delivery
9 23 (5.15%) Incident Management
10 22 (4.92%) Network Monitoring
11 21 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 19 (4.25%) Cybersecurity
12 19 (4.25%) Service Delivery
13 18 (4.03%) ITSM
13 18 (4.03%) Presales
14 17 (3.80%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 60 (13.42%) Python
2 33 (7.38%) Perl
3 16 (3.58%) PowerShell
4 15 (3.36%) SQL
5 12 (2.68%) C
6 8 (1.79%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.12%) Java
8 4 (0.89%) PHP
9 3 (0.67%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.22%) Ada
10 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.22%) C#
10 1 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 189 (42.28%) Cisco Certification
2 152 (34.00%) CCNP
3 149 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 96 (21.48%) CCNA
5 71 (15.88%) SC Cleared
6 57 (12.75%) DV Cleared
7 52 (11.63%) CCIE
8 32 (7.16%) JNCIP
9 31 (6.94%) JNCIS
10 27 (6.04%) CCDA
11 26 (5.82%) JNCIA
12 25 (5.59%) CCDP
13 20 (4.47%) Degree
14 18 (4.03%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 14 (3.13%) JNCIE
16 13 (2.91%) CCIP
17 10 (2.24%) BPSS Clearance
18 9 (2.01%) CISSP
19 8 (1.79%) BC Cleared
19 8 (1.79%) CCIE Collaboration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.46%) QA
2 10 (2.24%) SLA
3 7 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.12%) PMO
5 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (10.74%) Active Directory
2 42 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.47%) VMware NSX
4 17 (3.80%) Docker
5 13 (2.91%) vSphere
6 11 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.01%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.79%) KVM
9 7 (1.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 6 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (1.12%) ProxySG
11 5 (1.12%) XenApp
12 4 (0.89%) Firmware
12 4 (0.89%) Hyper-V
12 4 (0.89%) Snort
13 2 (0.45%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.22%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 35 (7.83%) Ansible
1 35 (7.83%) Puppet
2 32 (7.16%) Nagios
3 30 (6.71%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (5.15%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (4.03%) vCenter Server
6 17 (3.80%) Statseeker
7 15 (3.36%) Cacti
7 15 (3.36%) NetMRI
7 15 (3.36%) ZABBIX
8 13 (2.91%) SCCM
9 11 (2.46%) FortiGate
10 9 (2.01%) Icinga
11 8 (1.79%) Cobbler
12 7 (1.57%) SCOM
13 5 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
13 5 (1.12%) Kubernetes
13 5 (1.12%) WSUS
14 4 (0.89%) Terraform
15 3 (0.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 337 (75.39%) Cisco
2 91 (20.36%) CheckPoint
3 77 (17.23%) VMware
4 62 (13.87%) SolarWinds
5 60 (13.42%) F5
6 58 (12.98%) Palo Alto
7 54 (12.08%) Fortinet
8 49 (10.96%) Dell
9 43 (9.62%) Microsoft
10 28 (6.26%) Citrix
11 27 (6.04%) Red Hat
12 26 (5.82%) Blue Coat
12 26 (5.82%) Splunk
13 23 (5.15%) NetScout
14 20 (4.47%) CA
15 18 (4.03%) Huawei
16 17 (3.80%) Aruba
16 17 (3.80%) HP
16 17 (3.80%) Solarflare
17 16 (3.58%) Zscaler