Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 199 213
Rank change year-on-year -27 +14 +58
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 30 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 1.10% 1.20% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 28
City of London median daily rate £425 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.00% +23.46%
10th Percentile £363 £322 £367
90th Percentile £515 £565 £558
Central London median daily rate £420 £425 £500
% change year-on-year -1.18% -15.00% +42.86%
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 2,728 2,501 2,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.41% 38.81% 41.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,023 1,824 2,164
City of London median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £275 £268 £288
90th Percentile £674 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 42 35
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £16.96 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.52% -10.75% +6.35%
10th Percentile £12.27 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.40 £33.92 £33.90
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.92 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.20% -10.95% +7.45%

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 20 July 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 23 (76.67%) Firewall
2 20 (66.67%) Cisco
3 13 (43.33%) CheckPoint
3 13 (43.33%) F5
4 10 (33.33%) Finance
4 10 (33.33%) WAN
4 10 (33.33%) ITIL
5 9 (30.00%) VPN
5 9 (30.00%) Network Security
6 8 (26.67%) LAN
6 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (20.00%) Citrix
8 6 (20.00%) CISSP
8 6 (20.00%) Juniper
8 6 (20.00%) Windows
8 6 (20.00%) Information Security
8 6 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
9 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
9 5 (16.67%) VMware
9 5 (16.67%) CCNP
9 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 5 (16.67%) Fortinet
10 4 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (13.33%) vSphere
10 4 (13.33%) SIEM
10 4 (13.33%) McAfee
10 4 (13.33%) DNS
10 4 (13.33%) SSL

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 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (76.67%) Firewall
2 10 (33.33%) WAN
3 9 (30.00%) Network Security
3 9 (30.00%) VPN
4 8 (26.67%) LAN
5 7 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (13.33%) DHCP
6 4 (13.33%) DNS
6 4 (13.33%) SSL
7 3 (10.00%) BGP
7 3 (10.00%) IPsec
7 3 (10.00%) NGN
7 3 (10.00%) OSPF
7 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
7 3 (10.00%) VLAN
8 2 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (6.67%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (6.67%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Fiddler
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Information Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 2 (6.67%) SOC Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Information Officer
6 1 (3.33%) Information Security Officer
6 1 (3.33%) Security Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
1 2 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (3.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Hedge funds
3 2 (6.67%) CMDB
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Information Security
2 6 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (13.33%) Network Virtualisation
3 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (13.33%) SIEM
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) AOP
4 3 (10.00%) DevOps
4 3 (10.00%) Network Management
4 3 (10.00%) Security Operations
5 2 (6.67%) Coaching
5 2 (6.67%) Contingency Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.67%) Security Monitoring
5 2 (6.67%) Server Hardening
5 2 (6.67%) System Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Python
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (20.00%) CISSP
3 5 (16.67%) CCNP
4 3 (10.00%) CCIE
5 2 (6.67%) CCNA
5 2 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.33%) vSphere
3 2 (6.67%) VMware NSX
3 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Ansible
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (6.67%) Nessus
2 2 (6.67%) vRealize
3 1 (3.33%) CSIRT
3 1 (3.33%) QRadar
3 1 (3.33%) SnapVault
3 1 (3.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 1 (3.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Cisco
2 13 (43.33%) CheckPoint
2 13 (43.33%) F5
3 6 (20.00%) Citrix
3 6 (20.00%) Juniper
4 5 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 5 (16.67%) VMware
5 4 (13.33%) McAfee
5 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.00%) Aruba
6 3 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 3 (10.00%) Qualys
6 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (10.00%) Zscaler
7 2 (6.67%) FireEye
7 2 (6.67%) Forcepoint
7 2 (6.67%) HP
7 2 (6.67%) Lumension
7 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow