Period
to 21 January 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 21 January 2019 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 214 226 200
Rank change year-on-year +12 -26 +4
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 37 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.55% 0.33% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 1.45% 0.86% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 21
City of London median daily rate £450 £481 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +6.94% +11.11%
10th Percentile £406 £363 £330
90th Percentile £524 £568 £538
Central London median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
City of London median hourly rate - - £55.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £55.00

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 the City of London.

All Vendors
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,559 2,669 2,659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.84% 38.18% 43.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,883 2,037 2,000
City of London median daily rate £475 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% +4.65%
10th Percentile £225 £278 £295
90th Percentile £650 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 54 41
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% -19.54% +17.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £27.25 £30.93 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.85 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.80% -0.79% +5.56%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Palo Alto as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in the City of London

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Palo Alto in the City of London

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Palo Alto in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in the City of London

Palo Alto
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

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 City of London region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
London Bridge - 1 - -
Palo Alto
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 27 (72.97%) Cisco
1 27 (72.97%) Firewall
2 21 (56.76%) CheckPoint
3 17 (45.95%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (43.24%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (32.43%) VPN
5 12 (32.43%) OSPF
6 11 (29.73%) BGP
6 11 (29.73%) Finance
7 10 (27.03%) CCNP
7 10 (27.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (24.32%) Juniper
8 9 (24.32%) WAN
9 8 (21.62%) Windows
9 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (21.62%) Extreme Networks
10 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds
10 7 (18.92%) Network Security
10 7 (18.92%) LAN
10 7 (18.92%) VoIP
10 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
10 7 (18.92%) DNS
10 7 (18.92%) Information Security
10 7 (18.92%) Wireless
10 7 (18.92%) IPsec
11 6 (16.22%) SSL
11 6 (16.22%) DHCP
11 6 (16.22%) ITIL
11 6 (16.22%) Unix
11 6 (16.22%) CISSP

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.81%) Office 365
3 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.70%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 27 (72.97%) Firewall
2 17 (45.95%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (32.43%) OSPF
3 12 (32.43%) VPN
4 11 (29.73%) BGP
5 9 (24.32%) WAN
6 7 (18.92%) DNS
6 7 (18.92%) IPsec
6 7 (18.92%) LAN
6 7 (18.92%) Network Security
6 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
6 7 (18.92%) VoIP
6 7 (18.92%) Wireless
7 6 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (16.22%) DHCP
7 6 (16.22%) SSL
8 4 (10.81%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (10.81%) EIGRP
8 4 (10.81%) IPv4
8 4 (10.81%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Network Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Security Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) CISSP Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Information Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Security Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (18.92%) Information Security
3 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 6 (16.22%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (13.51%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (10.81%) High Availability
5 4 (10.81%) Information Security Management
5 4 (10.81%) Security Management
6 3 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (8.11%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (8.11%) Identity Management
6 3 (8.11%) ISMS
6 3 (8.11%) Migration
6 3 (8.11%) Patch Management
7 2 (5.41%) Network Architecture
7 2 (5.41%) Network Management
7 2 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (5.41%) Task Automation
7 2 (5.41%) Workflow
8 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) Perl
2 2 (5.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (27.03%) CCNP
3 6 (16.22%) CISSP
4 5 (13.51%) CCIE
5 4 (10.81%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 4 (10.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (8.11%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (5.41%) CCNA
8 1 (2.70%) CCIE Service Provider
8 1 (2.70%) CCMSE
8 1 (2.70%) CCSE
8 1 (2.70%) CCSP
8 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (8.11%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (5.41%) Ansible
3 2 (5.41%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.41%) Rundeck
3 2 (5.41%) Terraform
4 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.70%) Cacti
4 1 (2.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (72.97%) Cisco
2 21 (56.76%) CheckPoint
3 9 (24.32%) Juniper
4 8 (21.62%) Extreme Networks
5 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds
6 5 (13.51%) F5
6 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.11%) Blue Coat
7 3 (8.11%) Citrix
7 3 (8.11%) Google
7 3 (8.11%) HP
7 3 (8.11%) McAfee
7 3 (8.11%) Meraki
7 3 (8.11%) Okta
7 3 (8.11%) Sophos
7 3 (8.11%) Symantec
7 3 (8.11%) Tufin
8 2 (5.41%) Arista
8 2 (5.41%) CyberArk
8 2 (5.41%) Varonis