Period
to 18 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 137 134
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +34
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 38 19 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.03% 0.54% 1.14%
As % of the Vendors category 2.05% 1.01% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 10 39
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £360 £314 £363
90th Percentile £626 £489 £438
South East median daily rate £450 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Hampshire median hourly rate £54.00 - £52.50
10th Percentile £52.00 - £51.25
90th Percentile £56.00 - £53.75
South East median hourly rate £54.00 - £52.50

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 Hampshire.

All Vendors
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,852 1,879 2,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 50.11% 53.44% 54.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,101 1,085 1,303
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £222 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £545
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 84 127
Hampshire median hourly rate £17.50 £23.14 £21.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.37% +5.81% +24.97%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.43 £11.94
90th Percentile £54.13 £45.00 £55.50
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.43 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +8.92% -11.11%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in Hampshire

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Palo Alto in Hampshire

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Palo Alto in Hampshire over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in Hampshire

Palo Alto
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Farnborough -3 10 £381 -4.69% 1
Fareham +9 6 £470 -
Basingstoke +9 2 £394 -12.50% 1
Southampton -18 2 £475 -5.00% 2
Portsmouth -19 2 - - 1
Palo Alto
South East

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

1 28 (73.68%) Cisco
2 22 (57.89%) Firewall
3 17 (44.74%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (42.11%) Security Cleared
5 11 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (28.95%) SC Cleared
6 10 (26.32%) Cisco ISE
6 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
6 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
6 10 (26.32%) CCNP
7 8 (21.05%) Linux
7 8 (21.05%) Web Filtering
7 8 (21.05%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (21.05%) PKI
8 7 (18.42%) Network Security
8 7 (18.42%) Windows
9 6 (15.79%) McAfee
9 6 (15.79%) AIX
9 6 (15.79%) Solaris
9 6 (15.79%) IBM
9 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.79%) Security Hardening
9 6 (15.79%) Protective Monitoring
9 6 (15.79%) ArcSight
10 5 (13.16%) LAN
10 5 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (10.53%) VPN
11 4 (10.53%) HP
11 4 (10.53%) CCIE

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (57.89%) Firewall
2 17 (44.74%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (26.32%) Cisco ISE
4 7 (18.42%) Network Security
5 5 (13.16%) LAN
6 4 (10.53%) VPN
7 3 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (7.89%) OSPF
7 3 (7.89%) PBX
7 3 (7.89%) VoIP
7 3 (7.89%) VoWiFi
7 3 (7.89%) VSAT
8 2 (5.26%) AMQP
8 2 (5.26%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (5.26%) NX-OS
8 2 (5.26%) WAN
8 2 (5.26%) Wireless
9 1 (2.63%) BIG-IP
9 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
1 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Security Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Test Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Network Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Security Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Security Test Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Automation Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (5.26%) RESTful
1 2 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 8 (21.05%) PKI
3 3 (7.89%) CCTV
3 3 (7.89%) IPTV
3 3 (7.89%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.63%) BYOD
4 1 (2.63%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 7 (18.42%) Windows
3 6 (15.79%) AIX
3 6 (15.79%) Solaris
4 2 (5.26%) Unix
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Kalman Filter
1 8 (21.05%) Web Filtering
2 6 (15.79%) Protective Monitoring
2 6 (15.79%) Security Hardening
2 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
3 5 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.53%) Security Testing
4 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
5 3 (7.89%) Network Architecture
5 3 (7.89%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Workflow
6 2 (5.26%) Defect Management
6 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.63%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (2.63%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.63%) SABSA
7 1 (2.63%) Test Planning
7 1 (2.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 11 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (28.95%) SC Cleared
3 10 (26.32%) CCNP
4 4 (10.53%) CCIE
5 2 (5.26%) CCNA
5 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.63%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) GDPR
2 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) MaaS360
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 28 (73.68%) Cisco
2 6 (15.79%) ArcSight
2 6 (15.79%) IBM
2 6 (15.79%) McAfee
3 4 (10.53%) Aruba
3 4 (10.53%) HP
4 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.89%) F5
4 3 (7.89%) Splunk
4 3 (7.89%) VMware
5 2 (5.26%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.26%) NetApp
5 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.63%) CyberArk
6 1 (2.63%) LogRhythm
6 1 (2.63%) Meraki
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.63%) NetIQ
6 1 (2.63%) Sophos
6 1 (2.63%) Varonis