Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 152 131
Rank change year-on-year +1 -21 +42
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 24 17 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.58% 0.41% 0.90%
As % of the Vendors category 1.21% 0.84% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 30
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £519 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.43% +7.79% +8.45%
10th Percentile £388 £401 £424
90th Percentile £538 £598 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £475 £401
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.60% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £55.00
South East median hourly rate £54.00 - £53.75

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 1,984 2,024 2,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 48.02% 49.37% 50.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 1,025 1,153
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £213 £263 £225
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 94 130
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% +20.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £11.15 £10.52 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.55 £39.75 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33% -16.67%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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
Bracknell -1 9 £410 -6.29%
Maidenhead - 5 £559 - 2
Newbury -5 3 £450 -21.74%
Reading -11 2 - - 7
Slough - 1 £488 -
Palo Alto
South East

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 23 (95.83%) Firewall
2 17 (70.83%) Cisco
2 17 (70.83%) Juniper
3 14 (58.33%) Network Security
4 10 (41.67%) FortiGate
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (37.50%) VMware
6 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 8 (33.33%) WAN
6 8 (33.33%) LAN
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (29.17%) F5
7 7 (29.17%) VPN
8 6 (25.00%) MPLS
8 6 (25.00%) Wireless
9 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (20.83%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
9 5 (20.83%) WLAN
10 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.67%) CCNP
10 4 (16.67%) Sophos
10 4 (16.67%) Internet
10 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (16.67%) Riverbed
10 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 3 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy

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 3 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (95.83%) Firewall
2 14 (58.33%) Network Security
3 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (33.33%) LAN
3 8 (33.33%) WAN
4 7 (29.17%) VPN
5 6 (25.00%) MPLS
5 6 (25.00%) Wireless
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (20.83%) WLAN
7 4 (16.67%) Internet
8 3 (12.50%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (12.50%) DNS
8 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (12.50%) IPsec
8 3 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (12.50%) Skype
9 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (4.17%) Legal
1 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Architect
1 9 (37.50%) Security Architect
2 8 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Network Architect
3 6 (25.00%) Network Security Architect
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (16.67%) Domain Architect
5 4 (16.67%) Security Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) Consultant
6 3 (12.50%) Network Consultant
6 3 (12.50%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Firewall Architect
7 2 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) IT Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (4.17%) RESTful
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (8.33%) PKI
2 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (12.50%) Change Management
2 3 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 3 (12.50%) Project Management
2 3 (12.50%) SIEM
3 2 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (8.33%) High Availability
3 2 (8.33%) Time Management
3 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Presales
4 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery Management
4 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.67%) CCNP
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.17%) CCIE
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) GAMP
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco
1 17 (70.83%) Juniper
2 9 (37.50%) VMware
3 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (29.17%) F5
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.67%) Riverbed
5 4 (16.67%) Sophos
6 3 (12.50%) Brocade
6 3 (12.50%) HP
6 3 (12.50%) NetApp
7 2 (8.33%) Aruba
7 2 (8.33%) Avaya
7 2 (8.33%) Citrix
7 2 (8.33%) Infoblox
7 2 (8.33%) McAfee
7 2 (8.33%) Nortel
7 2 (8.33%) Qualys
7 2 (8.33%) Trend Micro
7 2 (8.33%) Zscaler