Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 196 212
Rank change year-on-year -32 +16 +35
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 27 40 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.38% 0.65% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 1.01% 1.59% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 16
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +10.09% -0.30%
10th Percentile £358 £347 £361
90th Percentile £515 £548 £538
Central London median daily rate £425 £488 £405
% change year-on-year -12.82% +20.37% +1.57%
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 2,680 2,520 2,635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.06% 41.06% 40.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,017 1,848 1,990
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £277 £286 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £443
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.69% +4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 34 36
City of London median hourly rate £19.13 £16.58 £22.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -24.86% +23.47%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.58 £12.63
90th Percentile £31.00 £35.25 £36.79
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +25.00% -25.02% +19.45%

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 April 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 19 (70.37%) Firewall
2 17 (62.96%) Cisco
3 16 (59.26%) CheckPoint
4 12 (44.44%) Finance
5 11 (40.74%) ITIL
6 9 (33.33%) WAN
6 9 (33.33%) VPN
7 8 (29.63%) LAN
7 8 (29.63%) F5
8 7 (25.93%) Windows
8 7 (25.93%) SSL
9 6 (22.22%) Information Security
9 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
9 6 (22.22%) DNS
9 6 (22.22%) DHCP
9 6 (22.22%) Network Security
9 6 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
9 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
10 5 (18.52%) Technical Analysis
10 5 (18.52%) Network Virtualisation
10 5 (18.52%) SIEM
10 5 (18.52%) Qualys
10 5 (18.52%) Wireshark
10 5 (18.52%) HTML
10 5 (18.52%) Citrix
10 5 (18.52%) CISSP
10 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (18.52%) OSPF
10 5 (18.52%) McAfee

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (7.41%) IaaS
1 2 (7.41%) PaaS
1 2 (7.41%) SaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) Firewall
2 9 (33.33%) VPN
2 9 (33.33%) WAN
3 8 (29.63%) LAN
4 7 (25.93%) SSL
5 6 (22.22%) DHCP
5 6 (22.22%) DNS
5 6 (22.22%) Network Security
6 5 (18.52%) BGP
6 5 (18.52%) OSPF
6 5 (18.52%) Wireshark
7 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (14.81%) DKIM
7 4 (14.81%) DMARC
8 3 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (11.11%) IPsec
8 3 (11.11%) NetScaler
9 2 (7.41%) DMZ
9 2 (7.41%) EIGRP
9 2 (7.41%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Fiddler
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Security Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Information Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Information Security Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Security Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Network Security Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) IT Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Junior Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.70%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) HTML
2 4 (14.81%) HTML5
3 1 (3.70%) WAP
3 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Hedge funds
2 3 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (7.41%) Private Cloud
3 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) CMDB
4 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) PKI
4 1 (3.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 4 (14.81%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (22.22%) Information Security
3 5 (18.52%) Network Virtualisation
3 5 (18.52%) SIEM
3 5 (18.52%) Technical Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Analytics
4 4 (14.81%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.11%) AOP
5 3 (11.11%) DevOps
5 3 (11.11%) Security Operations
6 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.41%) Network Management
6 2 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (7.41%) Security Architecture
6 2 (7.41%) Server Hardening
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (18.52%) CISSP
2 4 (14.81%) CCNP
3 2 (7.41%) CCNA
3 2 (7.41%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.70%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) VMware NSX
2 2 (7.41%) vSphere
2 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Nessus
2 3 (11.11%) Ansible
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (7.41%) vRealize
4 1 (3.70%) QRadar
4 1 (3.70%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Cisco
2 16 (59.26%) CheckPoint
3 8 (29.63%) F5
4 5 (18.52%) Citrix
4 5 (18.52%) McAfee
4 5 (18.52%) Qualys
5 3 (11.11%) Aruba
5 3 (11.11%) FireEye
5 3 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 3 (11.11%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.11%) VMware
6 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
6 2 (7.41%) Forcepoint
6 2 (7.41%) Juniper
6 2 (7.41%) Lumension
6 2 (7.41%) ServiceNow
6 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.70%) CommVault
7 1 (3.70%) Symantec