Period
to 16 June 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 16 June 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
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 417 313 378
Rank change year-on-year -104 +65 +2
Contract jobs citing Juniper 308 323 603
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.75% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 1.20% 1.74% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 182 362
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
25th Percentile £334 £363 £342
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £415 £457 £425
Median % change year-on-year -9.19% +7.53% -
75th Percentile £500 £575 £488
90th Percentile £556 £649 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £459 £400
% change year-on-year -17.10% +14.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 39
10th Percentile £15.00 £18.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £19.25 £20.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £33.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.06% +26.87% -23.86%
75th Percentile £54.50 £48.29 £47.50
90th Percentile £58.50 £55.00 £66.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +56.25% +14.29% -62.77%

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 25,698 18,521 37,804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.44% 42.73% 41.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,467 11,678 23,731
10th Percentile £300 £250 £256
25th Percentile £395 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £460 £460
Median % change year-on-year +6.04% -0.05% +2.22%
75th Percentile £588 £571 £563
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £443 £425
% change year-on-year -0.62% +4.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 740 696 1,262
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.68 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.08
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +7.84% +4.52%
75th Percentile £43.00 £33.75 £36.67
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.93 £49.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.33
% change year-on-year -2.70% +6.75% +9.27%

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 16 June 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 16 June 2021.

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 16 June 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 -69 268 £413 -10.81% 91
UK excluding London -51 173 £381 -17.10% 81
London -32 100 £450 - 13
Work from Home -195 97 £450 +2.86% 20
South East -23 66 £375 -16.67% 30
South West +36 29 £375 -25.00% 6
North of England -11 25 £419 -1.47% 19
East of England +17 24 £575 +47.44% 2
Midlands -52 24 £390 -33.90% 20
West Midlands -51 21 £300 -49.15% 14
North West -10 19 £375 -11.76% 12
Scotland -37 9 £400 +8.11% 3
East Midlands +12 5 £438 -0.57% 6
Yorkshire -14 5 £480 -12.82% 6
Wales +6 2 £375 -6.25% 1
North East +13 1 £300 -7.69% 1

For the 6 months to 16 June 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.

1 249 (80.84%) Cisco
2 157 (50.97%) Firewall
3 117 (37.99%) Cisco Certification
4 87 (28.25%) WAN
5 83 (26.95%) LAN
6 82 (26.62%) CCNP
7 77 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 76 (24.68%) VPN
9 73 (23.70%) Security Cleared
10 71 (23.05%) F5
11 69 (22.40%) BGP
12 64 (20.78%) MPLS
13 60 (19.48%) CheckPoint
14 59 (19.16%) CCNA
14 59 (19.16%) OSPF
14 59 (19.16%) VMware
15 58 (18.83%) Network Security
16 56 (18.18%) Fortinet
17 55 (17.86%) TCP/IP
18 52 (16.88%) Palo Alto
19 49 (15.91%) Wireless
20 48 (15.58%) Network Design
20 48 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
21 46 (14.94%) Telecoms
22 45 (14.61%) DNS
22 45 (14.61%) Linux
22 45 (14.61%) Red Hat
23 44 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
24 43 (13.96%) Social Skills
25 42 (13.64%) SC Cleared

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 32 (10.39%) OpenStack
2 10 (3.25%) Confluence
3 7 (2.27%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.62%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.97%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.65%) IIS
8 1 (0.32%) Apache
8 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (4.87%) MS Visio
2 12 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.01%) Azure
2 30 (9.74%) AWS
3 13 (4.22%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (2.92%) Akamai
4 9 (2.92%) GCP
4 9 (2.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (2.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (1.62%) IaaS
6 5 (1.62%) PaaS
7 4 (1.30%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.65%) GitHub
8 2 (0.65%) SaaS
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.32%) Azure Storage
9 1 (0.32%) Catchpoint
9 1 (0.32%) Google Sheets
9 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 157 (50.97%) Firewall
2 87 (28.25%) WAN
3 83 (26.95%) LAN
4 76 (24.68%) VPN
5 69 (22.40%) BGP
6 64 (20.78%) MPLS
7 59 (19.16%) OSPF
8 58 (18.83%) Network Security
9 55 (17.86%) TCP/IP
10 49 (15.91%) Wireless
11 45 (14.61%) DNS
12 33 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
13 28 (9.09%) DHCP
14 27 (8.77%) SSL
15 26 (8.44%) 3GPP
16 25 (8.12%) Software-Defined Networking
17 24 (7.79%) SGSN
18 21 (6.82%) IPsec
18 21 (6.82%) SAN
19 20 (6.49%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.27%) DB2
3 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.65%) MariaDB
4 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.32%) MySQL
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.32%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 12 (3.90%) JIRA
2 6 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.97%) GitLab
4 3 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.65%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.65%) eggPlant
5 2 (0.65%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.32%) Hudson
6 1 (0.32%) Vagrant
General
1 46 (14.94%) Telecoms
2 43 (13.96%) Social Skills
3 25 (8.12%) Finance
4 12 (3.90%) Banking
5 10 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.27%) Documentation Skills
7 6 (1.95%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (1.95%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.30%) Legal
9 3 (0.97%) Advertising
10 2 (0.65%) Retail
11 1 (0.32%) Billing
11 1 (0.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.32%) Front Office
11 1 (0.32%) German Language
11 1 (0.32%) Local Government
11 1 (0.32%) Marketing
11 1 (0.32%) Military
11 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 118 (38.31%) Network Engineer
2 40 (12.99%) Architect
3 24 (7.79%) Cloud Engineer
4 22 (7.14%) Network Architect
5 21 (6.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 20 (6.49%) Designer
6 20 (6.49%) Juniper Engineer
7 17 (5.52%) Network Designer
7 17 (5.52%) Support Engineer
8 15 (4.87%) Consultant
9 14 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
9 14 (4.55%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 13 (4.22%) Senior Network Engineer
11 12 (3.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 12 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (3.90%) Security Engineer
12 11 (3.57%) Network Specialist
12 11 (3.57%) Network Support
12 11 (3.57%) Network Support Engineer
12 11 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.79%) JSON
1 24 (7.79%) Spine.js
1 24 (7.79%) XML
1 24 (7.79%) YAML
2 7 (2.27%) Express
2 7 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (1.95%) Web Services
4 4 (1.30%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.32%) Ajax
5 1 (0.32%) CGI
5 1 (0.32%) HTML
5 1 (0.32%) Kafka
5 1 (0.32%) LAMP
5 1 (0.32%) LDAP
5 1 (0.32%) Middleware
5 1 (0.32%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 77 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.79%) Derivative
3 14 (4.55%) Cloud Native
4 13 (4.22%) PKI
5 8 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.62%) CESG
6 5 (1.62%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.30%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.97%) Fibre Optics
8 3 (0.97%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.32%) Clustering
10 1 (0.32%) CMDB
10 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.32%) LPAR
10 1 (0.32%) Replication
10 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.32%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 45 (14.61%) Linux
2 31 (10.06%) Windows
3 14 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.92%) Unix
5 4 (1.30%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (0.97%) SUSE
6 3 (0.97%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.65%) CentOS
7 2 (0.65%) Check Point GAiA
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.32%) Android
8 1 (0.32%) VMS
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (15.58%) Network Design
2 35 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (7.79%) Open Source
4 23 (7.47%) ITIL
5 22 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 20 (6.49%) Migration
6 20 (6.49%) Network Management
7 19 (6.17%) Load Balancing
8 16 (5.19%) Mentoring
8 16 (5.19%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (4.87%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 13 (4.22%) SIEM
12 12 (3.90%) Change Management
12 12 (3.90%) Project Delivery
13 11 (3.57%) Computer Science
13 11 (3.57%) DevOps
13 11 (3.57%) High Availability
13 11 (3.57%) TOGAF
14 10 (3.25%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 32 (10.39%) Python
2 15 (4.87%) SQL
3 13 (4.22%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.97%) Bash Shell
4 3 (0.97%) Shell Script
4 3 (0.97%) Tcl
5 2 (0.65%) Java
5 2 (0.65%) PHP
6 1 (0.32%) C
6 1 (0.32%) Perl
6 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 117 (37.99%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (26.62%) CCNP
3 73 (23.70%) Security Cleared
4 59 (19.16%) CCNA
5 42 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 27 (8.77%) CCIE
6 27 (8.77%) Degree
7 21 (6.82%) JNCIA
7 21 (6.82%) JNCIP
8 18 (5.84%) JNCIS
9 10 (3.25%) CCDP
10 9 (2.92%) JNCIE
10 9 (2.92%) Master's Degree
10 9 (2.92%) MCSA
10 9 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (2.92%) RHCA
10 9 (2.92%) TOGAF Certification
10 9 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (2.60%) HP ASE
11 8 (2.60%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.79%) OASIS TOSCA
2 14 (4.55%) SLA
3 7 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.62%) QA
5 4 (1.30%) GDPR
6 2 (0.65%) PMO
7 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 31 (10.06%) Docker
4 29 (9.42%) KVM
5 24 (7.79%) LXC
6 21 (6.82%) vSphere
7 19 (6.17%) Active Directory
8 9 (2.92%) VMware NSX
9 5 (1.62%) Firmware
9 5 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.30%) vCloud
11 3 (0.97%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.97%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.65%) Ceph
12 2 (0.65%) NFS
13 1 (0.32%) QEMU
13 1 (0.32%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.32%) XenApp
13 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (12.01%) Kubernetes
2 32 (10.39%) Ansible
3 24 (7.79%) Cloudify
3 24 (7.79%) Docker Swarm
3 24 (7.79%) Grafana
3 24 (7.79%) Juju
3 24 (7.79%) Prometheus
4 20 (6.49%) FortiGate
5 8 (2.60%) HP NNM
5 8 (2.60%) WSUS
6 7 (2.27%) Puppet
6 7 (2.27%) Terraform
6 7 (2.27%) vCenter Server
7 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (1.30%) vRealize
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.65%) Nessus
8 2 (0.65%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 249 (80.84%) Cisco
2 71 (23.05%) F5
3 60 (19.48%) CheckPoint
4 59 (19.16%) VMware
5 56 (18.18%) Fortinet
6 52 (16.88%) Palo Alto
7 45 (14.61%) Red Hat
8 36 (11.69%) Microsoft
9 30 (9.74%) Ericsson
10 26 (8.44%) Dell
10 26 (8.44%) HP
11 24 (7.79%) Mirantis
12 21 (6.82%) Arista
13 19 (6.17%) Aruba
14 18 (5.84%) Blue Coat
15 17 (5.52%) Meraki
16 16 (5.19%) ADVA
17 14 (4.55%) Infoblox
18 13 (4.22%) SolarWinds
19 12 (3.90%) Radware