Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 197 199
Rank change year-on-year -24 +2 +39
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 23 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.54% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 0.86% 1.26% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 28
City of London median daily rate £481 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% +11.80% -2.42%
10th Percentile £363 £330 £354
90th Percentile £568 £538 £488
Central London median daily rate £463 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.78% +12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
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 2,690 2,616 2,857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.03% 42.77% 40.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,056 1,963 2,147
City of London median daily rate £483 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £300 £250
90th Percentile £675 £636 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 41 40
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £21.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.84% +17.57% +3.55%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £30.90 £55.00 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.85 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.79% +5.56% +1.37%

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 22 January 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Palo Alto also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 19 (82.61%) Firewall
2 18 (78.26%) CheckPoint
3 16 (69.57%) Cisco
4 14 (60.87%) Network Security
5 13 (56.52%) Finance
6 10 (43.48%) VPN
7 8 (34.78%) WAN
7 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (34.78%) BGP
7 8 (34.78%) OSPF
7 8 (34.78%) Multicast
8 7 (30.43%) EIGRP
8 7 (30.43%) LAN
8 7 (30.43%) ITIL
8 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (30.43%) Banking
9 6 (26.09%) SSL
10 5 (21.74%) Windows
10 5 (21.74%) Citrix
10 5 (21.74%) Juniper
10 5 (21.74%) IPv4
10 5 (21.74%) CCIE
10 5 (21.74%) CCNP
10 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
10 5 (21.74%) MPLS
10 5 (21.74%) High Availability
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
11 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
11 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (17.39%) CCSE

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (8.70%) IaaS
1 2 (8.70%) PaaS
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (82.61%) Firewall
2 14 (60.87%) Network Security
3 10 (43.48%) VPN
4 8 (34.78%) BGP
4 8 (34.78%) Multicast
4 8 (34.78%) OSPF
4 8 (34.78%) WAN
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (30.43%) EIGRP
5 7 (30.43%) LAN
6 6 (26.09%) SSL
7 5 (21.74%) IPv4
7 5 (21.74%) MPLS
8 4 (17.39%) IPsec
9 3 (13.04%) DNS
9 3 (13.04%) NAS
9 3 (13.04%) SMTP
9 3 (13.04%) SNMP
9 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
9 3 (13.04%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Fiddler
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Security Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Information Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Security Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Check Point Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) HTML5
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Private Cloud
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Public Cloud
3 2 (8.70%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
1 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) High Availability
3 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (13.04%) Analytics
4 3 (13.04%) Information Security
4 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Network Design
4 3 (13.04%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (13.04%) Server Hardening
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (8.70%) IT Strategy
5 2 (8.70%) Network Segmentation
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (8.70%) Security Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Security Monitoring
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) CCIE
2 5 (21.74%) CCNP
3 4 (17.39%) CCSE
4 3 (13.04%) CCIE Service Provider
4 3 (13.04%) CCMSE
4 3 (13.04%) CCSP
4 3 (13.04%) CISSP
5 2 (8.70%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (4.35%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (4.35%) CCNA
6 1 (4.35%) CCSM
6 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) VMware NSX
2 3 (13.04%) vSphere
2 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) PowerCLI
1 3 (13.04%) vRealize
2 2 (8.70%) Nessus
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.35%) OPNET
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) CheckPoint
2 16 (69.57%) Cisco
3 5 (21.74%) Citrix
3 5 (21.74%) Juniper
4 4 (17.39%) EMC
4 4 (17.39%) McAfee
5 3 (13.04%) Blue Coat
5 3 (13.04%) CommVault
5 3 (13.04%) F5
5 3 (13.04%) FireEye
5 3 (13.04%) NetApp
5 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 2 (8.70%) Arista
6 2 (8.70%) Qualys
7 1 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (4.35%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.35%) Symantec
7 1 (4.35%) Thycotic