The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for NetScreen skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NetScreen over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 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.

Juniper Networks NetScreen
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 608 633 620
Rank change year-on-year +25 -13  
Contract jobs citing NetScreen 2 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.033% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.031% 0.21% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 20
Median daily rate £525 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.50 -

NetScreen is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6449 8728 7938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.69% 16.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3818 5273 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 431 468
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NetScreen as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for NetScreen in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NetScreen.

Contractor daily rate trend for NetScreen in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NetScreen.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NetScreen in the UK

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Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NetScreen within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 2 £525 +31.25% 1
London +8 2 £525 +23.52%
City of London - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NetScreen also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for NetScreen.

1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (86.67%) Juniper
3 12 (80.00%) F5
4 11 (73.33%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (73.33%) CCNP
5 10 (66.67%) BGP
6 9 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 8 (53.33%) Network Security
7 8 (53.33%) OSPF
7 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
8 7 (46.67%) DNS
8 7 (46.67%) LAN
8 7 (46.67%) WAN
9 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (40.00%) CCNA
9 6 (40.00%) Firewall
10 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
10 5 (33.33%) EIGRP
10 5 (33.33%) IGRP
11 4 (26.67%) Citrix
11 4 (26.67%) VPN
11 4 (26.67%) CCIE
12 3 (20.00%) CCSE
12 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
12 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP
12 3 (20.00%) Finance
12 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce

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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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (66.67%) BGP
3 9 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 9 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 8 (53.33%) Network Security
4 8 (53.33%) OSPF
5 7 (46.67%) DNS
5 7 (46.67%) LAN
5 7 (46.67%) WAN
6 6 (40.00%) Firewall
6 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (33.33%) EIGRP
7 5 (33.33%) IGRP
8 4 (26.67%) VPN
9 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (13.33%) DMVPN
10 2 (13.33%) Junos
10 2 (13.33%) Wireless
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Network Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Change Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Check Point Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Security Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Security Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Change Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
2 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Line Management
3 2 (13.33%) Low Latency
3 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (13.33%) Network Design
3 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Client Onboarding
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.67%) Fault Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) QMS
4 1 (6.67%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (6.67%) Release Management
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (73.33%) CCNP
3 6 (40.00%) CCNA
4 4 (26.67%) CCIE
5 3 (20.00%) CCSE
6 1 (6.67%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (6.67%) CCSA
6 1 (6.67%) CCSP
6 1 (6.67%) CISSP
6 1 (6.67%) Degree
6 1 (6.67%) JNCIA
6 1 (6.67%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (86.67%) Juniper
3 12 (80.00%) F5
4 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (26.67%) Citrix
6 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
6 2 (13.33%) Imperva
6 2 (13.33%) Infoblox
6 2 (13.33%) VMware
7 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto