Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 217 209
Rank change year-on-year -13 -8 +34
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 29 22 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.41% 0.32% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 1.08% 0.83% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 33
City of London median daily rate £450 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £392 £400 £338
90th Percentile £509 £576 £538
Central London median daily rate £425 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 2,675 2,657 2,845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.10% 38.74% 42.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,989 1,987 2,172
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £234 £275 £275
90th Percentile £663 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 50 40
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +10.79%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.48 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.83 £48.44
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% +1.92% +2.86%

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 17 October 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 25 (86.21%) Firewall
2 16 (55.17%) Cisco
3 15 (51.72%) CheckPoint
4 13 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (41.38%) Network Security
5 12 (41.38%) F5
6 11 (37.93%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (31.03%) CISSP
7 9 (31.03%) VPN
7 9 (31.03%) OSPF
7 9 (31.03%) BGP
7 9 (31.03%) Finance
7 9 (31.03%) Information Security
8 8 (27.59%) WAN
8 8 (27.59%) ITIL
8 8 (27.59%) CCNP
8 8 (27.59%) Technical Analysis
9 7 (24.14%) LAN
10 6 (20.69%) Juniper
10 6 (20.69%) NGN
10 6 (20.69%) SolarWinds
11 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (17.24%) VLAN
11 5 (17.24%) Check Point Certification
11 5 (17.24%) Citrix
11 5 (17.24%) Information Security Management
11 5 (17.24%) Security Management
11 5 (17.24%) Wireless
11 5 (17.24%) IPsec
11 5 (17.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

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 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (86.21%) Firewall
2 12 (41.38%) Network Security
3 11 (37.93%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (31.03%) BGP
4 9 (31.03%) OSPF
4 9 (31.03%) VPN
5 8 (27.59%) WAN
6 7 (24.14%) LAN
7 6 (20.69%) NGN
8 5 (17.24%) IPsec
8 5 (17.24%) VLAN
8 5 (17.24%) Wireless
9 4 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (13.79%) DHCP
9 4 (13.79%) DNS
10 3 (10.34%) Internet
10 3 (10.34%) SSL
10 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
10 3 (10.34%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Network Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Security Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) CISSP Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Information Officer
5 2 (6.90%) Information Security Officer
5 2 (6.90%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Network Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Security Officer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) SIEM Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
1 2 (6.90%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.45%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) CMDB
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
4 1 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Information Security
2 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 8 (27.59%) Technical Analysis
3 5 (17.24%) Information Security Management
3 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (17.24%) Security Management
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (13.79%) Patch Management
5 3 (10.34%) Coaching
5 3 (10.34%) Contingency Planning
5 3 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (10.34%) Data Loss Prevention
5 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.34%) High Availability
5 3 (10.34%) Identity Management
5 3 (10.34%) ISMS
5 3 (10.34%) Network Management
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
5 3 (10.34%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Perl
1 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (31.03%) CISSP
3 8 (27.59%) CCNP
4 5 (17.24%) Check Point Certification
4 5 (17.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (10.34%) CCNA
6 2 (6.90%) CCIE
7 1 (3.45%) HND
7 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.90%) vSphere
4 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (10.34%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (6.90%) Ansible
2 2 (6.90%) Rundeck
2 2 (6.90%) Terraform
3 1 (3.45%) Cacti
3 1 (3.45%) CSIRT
3 1 (3.45%) Nagios
3 1 (3.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Cisco
2 15 (51.72%) CheckPoint
3 12 (41.38%) F5
4 6 (20.69%) Juniper
4 6 (20.69%) SolarWinds
5 5 (17.24%) Citrix
6 4 (13.79%) McAfee
7 3 (10.34%) FireEye
7 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.34%) Okta
7 3 (10.34%) Sophos
7 3 (10.34%) Symantec
7 3 (10.34%) Tufin
7 3 (10.34%) VMware
7 3 (10.34%) Zscaler
8 2 (6.90%) Arista
8 2 (6.90%) Blue Coat
8 2 (6.90%) Fortinet
8 2 (6.90%) Google
8 2 (6.90%) Meraki