Period
to 25 May 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Palo Alto products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Palo Alto over the 6 months to 25 May 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 Palo Alto Networks.

Palo Alto
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 134 154
Rank change year-on-year +2 +20 +28
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 32 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.81% 0.63% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 1.69% 1.27% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 24
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +23.53% -5.66%
10th Percentile £313 £425 £324
90th Percentile £508 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £55.00 -
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - +27.91% -

Palo Alto 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 advertised in Berkshire.

All Vendors
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,897 1,884 2,508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 47.94% 49.71% 50.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 996 833 1,308
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £257 £250 £228
90th Percentile £600 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 135 119
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £12.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +5.22% -32.47%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £43.45 £38.90 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -8.57% +2.94%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Palo Alto as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in Berkshire

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Palo Alto in Berkshire

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Palo Alto in Berkshire over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in Berkshire

Palo Alto
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Palo Alto within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
Reading +11 24 £425 -19.05% 2
Bracknell -2 3 - -
Newbury - 2 £388 - 2
Slough - 1 £475 -
Palo Alto
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Palo Alto 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 27 (84.38%) Cisco
2 19 (59.38%) VMware
3 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
5 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
5 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
6 10 (31.25%) Firewall
6 10 (31.25%) Validation
6 10 (31.25%) Traceability Matrix
7 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
8 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
8 6 (18.75%) VPN
9 5 (15.63%) SonicWALL
9 5 (15.63%) SIEM
9 5 (15.63%) FortiGate
10 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
10 3 (9.38%) F5
10 3 (9.38%) NetScaler
10 3 (9.38%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (9.38%) Network Security
10 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
10 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (6.25%) Citrix
11 2 (6.25%) CCIE
11 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
12 1 (3.13%) Windows 10

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) Firewall
2 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (18.75%) VPN
4 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
4 3 (9.38%) NetScaler
4 3 (9.38%) Network Security
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (3.13%) DHCP
6 1 (3.13%) IPsec
6 1 (3.13%) IPv4
6 1 (3.13%) LTE
6 1 (3.13%) SNMP
6 1 (3.13%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (3.13%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (3.13%) SSL
6 1 (3.13%) VLAN
6 1 (3.13%) Wireless
General
1 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Requirements Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Author
4 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Author
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Check Point Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Unix
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Traceability Matrix
1 10 (31.25%) Validation
2 5 (15.63%) SIEM
3 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.13%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (3.13%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (3.13%) Security Hardening
4 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.13%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (3.13%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
1 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.25%) CCIE
5 1 (3.13%) CCNP
5 1 (3.13%) CISMP
5 1 (3.13%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 27 (84.38%) Cisco
2 19 (59.38%) VMware
3 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
4 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
5 5 (15.63%) SonicWALL
6 3 (9.38%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (9.38%) F5
7 2 (6.25%) Citrix
8 1 (3.13%) HP
8 1 (3.13%) Juniper
8 1 (3.13%) NetApp
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle
8 1 (3.13%) Veeam