Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 123 151
Rank change year-on-year -15 +28 +21
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 32 42 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.80% 1.05% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 1.63% 2.11% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 22
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £473 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.05% +12.84% -6.94%
10th Percentile £313 £413 £321
90th Percentile £481 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £444 £409
% change year-on-year -4.23% +8.50% +10.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 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 1,966 1,988 2,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 48.91% 49.68% 49.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,041 1,004 1,220
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £228
90th Percentile £588 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 122 137
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -22.86% +1.98%
10th Percentile £12.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £43.50 £50.00 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year +9.68% -17.88% +17.97%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 £425 -9.57% 5
Bracknell -15 6 £588 +6.82% 4
Newbury - 2 £388 -
Palo Alto
South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 30 (93.75%) Cisco
2 20 (62.50%) VMware
3 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
5 13 (40.63%) Firewall
6 10 (31.25%) Validation
6 10 (31.25%) Traceability Matrix
7 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
7 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
8 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
9 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (18.75%) F5
9 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
9 6 (18.75%) VPN
10 5 (15.63%) Ethernet
10 5 (15.63%) SIEM
10 5 (15.63%) SonicWALL
10 5 (15.63%) FortiGate
11 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
11 4 (12.50%) NetScaler
12 3 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (9.38%) Retail
12 3 (9.38%) CCIE
12 3 (9.38%) Citrix
12 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (6.25%) Network Virtualisation
13 2 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
13 2 (6.25%) Software-Defined Networking
13 2 (6.25%) Juniper

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 2 (6.25%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) Firewall
2 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (18.75%) VPN
3 5 (15.63%) Ethernet
4 4 (12.50%) NetScaler
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (6.25%) DMZ
6 2 (6.25%) LTE
6 2 (6.25%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (6.25%) Wireless
7 1 (3.13%) DHCP
7 1 (3.13%) IPsec
7 1 (3.13%) IPv4
7 1 (3.13%) SNMP
7 1 (3.13%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (3.13%) SSL
7 1 (3.13%) VLAN
General
1 3 (9.38%) 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 5 (15.63%) Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Author
5 3 (9.38%) Network Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Network Operations Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Security Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Author
6 2 (6.25%) Information Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Information Security Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Project Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) SAML
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 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.25%) Information Security
4 2 (6.25%) Network Management
4 2 (6.25%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (6.25%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.13%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.13%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.38%) CCIE
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.13%) CISMP
4 1 (3.13%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) 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 30 (93.75%) Cisco
2 20 (62.50%) VMware
3 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
4 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 6 (18.75%) F5
5 5 (15.63%) SonicWALL
6 3 (9.38%) Citrix
7 2 (6.25%) HP
7 2 (6.25%) Juniper
8 1 (3.13%) NetApp
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle
8 1 (3.13%) Veeam