Period
to 18 August 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 18 August 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 104 76
Rank change year-on-year +7 -28 +7
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.50% 0.34% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 0.94% 0.64% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Essex median daily rate £400 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -10.96% -8.75%
10th Percentile £375 £313 £335
90th Percentile £495 £388 £416
East of England median daily rate £400 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -15.79% +11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England 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 Essex.

All Vendors
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 532 468 475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 53.25% 53.42% 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 323 219
Essex median daily rate £513 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +35.71% -3.78%
10th Percentile £219 £263 £200
90th Percentile £600 £600 £475
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 112
Essex median hourly rate £26.90 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.13% -3.03% -36.54%
10th Percentile £15.75 £10.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £46.60 £37.13 £42.73
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -19.51%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Palo Alto as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in Essex

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Palo Alto in Essex

Palo Alto
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. 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
Basildon - 2 £488 -
Chelmsford - 1 £400 -
Palo Alto
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 Essex region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (80.00%) Network Design
2 4 (80.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (60.00%) MPLS
4 2 (40.00%) TACACS
4 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Aruba
4 2 (40.00%) Network Management
4 2 (40.00%) Project Governance
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) BT
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) DBS Check
5 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) Workflow
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless Security
5 1 (20.00%) PaaS
5 1 (20.00%) IaaS
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) IaaS
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) TACACS
3 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless Security
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (20.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Network Design
2 2 (40.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Project Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (20.00%) CCDA
1 1 (20.00%) CCDP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (40.00%) Aruba
3 2 (40.00%) BT
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft