Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 360 304 276
Rank change year-on-year -56 -28 -31
Contract jobs citing Juniper 671 748 1,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.82% 0.96%
As % of the Vendors category 1.61% 1.86% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 459 566
UK median daily rate £425 £385 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.26% +1.76%
10th Percentile £228 £272 £250
90th Percentile £588 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 33
UK median hourly rate £45.21 £42.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.75% +12.50% +26.67%
10th Percentile £35.44 £25.58 £17.15
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.25 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.33% -6.25% +33.33%

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 41,776 40,197 47,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.76% 44.09% 44.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,937 24,600 28,877
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £244
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,521 1,415 1,636
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -6.76% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.23
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.82% -8.53% +5.88%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -63 619 £425 +6.25% 160
UK excluding London -32 414 £425 +13.33% 110
London -28 243 £440 +7.32% 56
South East -37 181 £425 +6.92% 39
Midlands +6 82 £400 -0.93% 7
West Midlands +17 74 £406 -4.41% 5
North of England -75 44 £425 +12.96% 30
South West +5 36 £325 -17.20% 13
East of England 0 35 £400 +25.00% 15
North West -28 26 £425 +21.43% 21
Wales +2 22 £425 +33.33% 3
Scotland -48 17 £200 -36.51% 3
Yorkshire -13 15 £425 -5.56% 8
East Midlands -11 8 £300 - 2
North East -26 3 £438 +17.06% 1
Northern Ireland +7 2 £275 -12.00%

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 530 (78.99%) Cisco
2 375 (55.89%) Firewall
3 251 (37.41%) Cisco Certification
4 226 (33.68%) WAN
5 224 (33.38%) Security Cleared
6 209 (31.15%) VPN
7 206 (30.70%) LAN
8 172 (25.63%) BGP
9 165 (24.59%) SC Cleared
10 150 (22.35%) CheckPoint
11 148 (22.06%) OSPF
11 148 (22.06%) F5
12 147 (21.91%) MPLS
13 143 (21.31%) CCNP
14 130 (19.37%) Data Centre
15 123 (18.33%) VMware
16 121 (18.03%) Network Security
17 117 (17.44%) CCNA
18 111 (16.54%) Cisco ASA
19 101 (15.05%) Wireless
20 97 (14.46%) Palo Alto
21 93 (13.86%) VLAN
22 88 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
22 88 (13.11%) Finance
23 87 (12.97%) ITIL
23 87 (12.97%) Windows
24 84 (12.52%) DV Cleared
25 81 (12.07%) DNS
25 81 (12.07%) Junos
26 80 (11.92%) Cisco Nexus

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 11 (1.64%) OpenStack
2 10 (1.49%) Skype for Business
3 9 (1.34%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.89%) Confluence
5 4 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.45%) Apache
6 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.45%) lighttpd
6 3 (0.45%) nginx
7 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.30%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.30%) Site Server
8 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (3.58%) Office 365
3 20 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.45%) IaaS
5 3 (0.45%) SaaS
6 2 (0.30%) PaaS
6 2 (0.30%) Slack
7 1 (0.15%) Akamai
7 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 375 (55.89%) Firewall
2 226 (33.68%) WAN
3 209 (31.15%) VPN
4 206 (30.70%) LAN
5 172 (25.63%) BGP
6 148 (22.06%) OSPF
7 147 (21.91%) MPLS
8 121 (18.03%) Network Security
9 111 (16.54%) Cisco ASA
10 101 (15.05%) Wireless
11 93 (13.86%) VLAN
12 81 (12.07%) DNS
12 81 (12.07%) Junos
13 80 (11.92%) Cisco Nexus
14 75 (11.18%) Internet
15 61 (9.09%) TCP/IP
16 59 (8.79%) SSL
17 56 (8.35%) Cisco IOS
17 56 (8.35%) IPsec
18 52 (7.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.30%) Big Data
3 2 (0.30%) MySQL
3 2 (0.30%) SQLite
4 1 (0.15%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.15%) Redis
4 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (2.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.34%) JIRA
4 8 (1.19%) Bitbucket
4 8 (1.19%) Rational Team Concert
5 3 (0.45%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.45%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.30%) CF BOSH
7 1 (0.15%) AppScan
7 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.15%) LoadUI
7 1 (0.15%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.15%) Phabricator
7 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
General
1 88 (13.11%) Finance
2 46 (6.86%) Telecoms
3 29 (4.32%) Banking
4 12 (1.79%) Retail
5 9 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.04%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.75%) Advertising
8 4 (0.60%) Local Government
9 3 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.45%) Legal
10 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.30%) Electronics
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) Games
11 1 (0.15%) German Language
11 1 (0.15%) Marketing
11 1 (0.15%) Military
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 286 (42.62%) Network Engineer
2 106 (15.80%) Architect
3 70 (10.43%) Network Architect
4 60 (8.94%) Security Engineer
5 56 (8.35%) Juniper Engineer
6 49 (7.30%) Network Security Engineer
6 49 (7.30%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 40 (5.96%) Cisco Engineer
8 36 (5.37%) Consultant
9 35 (5.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 34 (5.07%) Senior Network Engineer
11 30 (4.47%) Analyst
12 23 (3.43%) Support Engineer
13 22 (3.28%) Lead Architect
13 22 (3.28%) Network Support
14 21 (3.13%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
15 20 (2.98%) Firewall Engineer
15 20 (2.98%) Integration Engineer
15 20 (2.98%) Network Consultant
15 20 (2.98%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.79%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.19%) Web Services
3 7 (1.04%) REST
4 4 (0.60%) LDAP
4 4 (0.60%) OpenDaylight
4 4 (0.60%) XML
5 3 (0.45%) Core Data
5 3 (0.45%) HTML
5 3 (0.45%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (0.45%) RESTful
6 2 (0.30%) CSS
6 2 (0.30%) Django
6 2 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.30%) HTML5
6 2 (0.30%) jQuery
6 2 (0.30%) JSON
6 2 (0.30%) Kafka
6 2 (0.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.15%) JSP
7 1 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 130 (19.37%) Data Centre
2 31 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.87%) PKI
4 18 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (2.09%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.79%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.64%) Clustering
8 11 (1.64%) RSA SecurID
9 7 (1.04%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.04%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.89%) CMDB
10 6 (0.89%) Mobile Computing
11 5 (0.75%) Fintech
12 4 (0.60%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.60%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.45%) NHS
13 3 (0.45%) PMI
13 3 (0.45%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 87 (12.97%) Windows
2 49 (7.30%) Windows Server
3 44 (6.56%) Linux
4 28 (4.17%) Unix
5 21 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (2.38%) Windows 10
6 16 (2.38%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.19%) CentOS
8 7 (1.04%) Solaris
9 6 (0.89%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.89%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.60%) Check Point GAiA
10 4 (0.60%) Debian
10 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.45%) FreeBSD
11 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (12.97%) ITIL
2 69 (10.28%) Load Balancing
3 68 (10.13%) Migration
4 56 (8.35%) Network Design
5 44 (6.56%) Network Management
5 44 (6.56%) Service Delivery
6 43 (6.41%) Network Monitoring
6 43 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
7 37 (5.51%) Change Management
7 37 (5.51%) Project Management
8 34 (5.07%) Network Architecture
9 33 (4.92%) ITIL V3
10 31 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (4.62%) Network Virtualisation
11 30 (4.47%) Configuration Management
12 24 (3.58%) Service Management
13 22 (3.28%) Change Control
14 20 (2.98%) Problem Management
15 18 (2.68%) High Availability
16 16 (2.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (5.07%) PowerShell
2 30 (4.47%) Python
3 15 (2.24%) SQL
4 14 (2.09%) Perl
5 12 (1.79%) C
6 10 (1.49%) Bash Shell
7 6 (0.89%) Java
8 3 (0.45%) PHP
8 3 (0.45%) VB
9 2 (0.30%) Bourne shell
9 2 (0.30%) C++
9 2 (0.30%) Ruby
9 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.15%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.15%) VBScript
10 1 (0.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 251 (37.41%) Cisco Certification
2 224 (33.38%) Security Cleared
3 165 (24.59%) SC Cleared
4 143 (21.31%) CCNP
5 117 (17.44%) CCNA
6 84 (12.52%) DV Cleared
7 56 (8.35%) CCIE
8 44 (6.56%) JNCIS
9 37 (5.51%) Degree
9 37 (5.51%) JNCIP
10 35 (5.22%) JNCIA
11 33 (4.92%) CCDP
12 21 (3.13%) CISSP
13 20 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (2.68%) MCSE
15 15 (2.24%) CCSE
15 15 (2.24%) JNCIE
16 14 (2.09%) MCP
17 13 (1.94%) CCSA
17 13 (1.94%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.77%) SLA
2 8 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.19%) QA
3 7 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.75%) PMO
5 4 (0.60%) RMADS
6 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.30%) GDPR
8 1 (0.15%) COBIT
8 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.15%) MISRA
8 1 (0.15%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 88 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (9.69%) Active Directory
3 35 (5.22%) VMware NSX
4 31 (4.62%) ProxySG
5 21 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (2.83%) vSphere
7 18 (2.68%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.04%) Docker
8 7 (1.04%) XenServer
9 5 (0.75%) Firmware
9 5 (0.75%) Snort
9 5 (0.75%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.60%) XenApp
11 3 (0.45%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.45%) KVM
11 3 (0.45%) Postfix
11 3 (0.45%) Varnish
11 3 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.45%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.30%) Squid
Systems Management
1 19 (2.83%) vCenter Server
2 16 (2.38%) FortiGate
3 13 (1.94%) Nagios
4 12 (1.79%) Ansible
5 11 (1.64%) SCCM
6 9 (1.34%) AirWatch
7 8 (1.19%) Cacti
7 8 (1.19%) Failover Clustering
7 8 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.19%) PowerCLI
7 8 (1.19%) Puppet
7 8 (1.19%) SCOM
8 6 (0.89%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.60%) RSA enVision
9 4 (0.60%) WSUS
9 4 (0.60%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
10 3 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.45%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 530 (78.99%) Cisco
2 150 (22.35%) CheckPoint
3 148 (22.06%) F5
4 123 (18.33%) VMware
5 97 (14.46%) Palo Alto
6 55 (8.20%) Fortinet
6 55 (8.20%) Microsoft
7 51 (7.60%) Blue Coat
8 46 (6.86%) HP
9 45 (6.71%) Citrix
10 39 (5.81%) SolarWinds
11 32 (4.77%) Aruba
11 32 (4.77%) McAfee
12 31 (4.62%) Brocade
12 31 (4.62%) Splunk
13 27 (4.02%) Meraki
14 26 (3.87%) Dell
15 20 (2.98%) EMC
16 18 (2.68%) Mitel
16 18 (2.68%) Red Hat