Period
to 20 April 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 April 2019 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 93 74
Rank change year-on-year +24 -19 +14
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 27 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.94% 0.34% 1.31%
As % of the Vendors category 3.58% 0.65% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 6
Hertfordshire median daily rate £550 £400 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -17.95% +14.71%
10th Percentile £395 £320 £293
90th Percentile £750 £500 £525
East of England median daily rate £550 £338 £475
% change year-on-year +62.96% -28.95% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 - -

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 Hertfordshire.

All Vendors
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 755 766 550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 54.16% 52.11% 44.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 369 299
Hertfordshire median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% - -3.03%
10th Percentile £251 £178 £178
90th Percentile £575 £574 £565
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 69 37
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.72 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.68% +1.52% -8.81%
10th Percentile £10.58 £11.25 £9.80
90th Percentile £66.81 £46.25 £44.05
East of England median hourly rate £16.21 £15.86 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.18% -9.37% -

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in Hertfordshire

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Palo Alto in Hertfordshire

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Palo Alto in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in Hertfordshire

Palo Alto
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 April 2019. 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
Hatfield +10 5 - -
Welwyn Garden City +14 3 £550 +10.00%
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
Watford - 3 £375 - 1
Palo Alto
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 22 (81.48%) F5
2 21 (77.78%) Cisco
3 19 (70.37%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (66.67%) Retail
4 18 (66.67%) Firewall
5 16 (59.26%) Data Centre
6 13 (48.15%) Arista
6 13 (48.15%) Juniper
6 13 (48.15%) Blue Coat
7 12 (44.44%) Network Security
7 12 (44.44%) DNS
7 12 (44.44%) Zscaler
7 12 (44.44%) 802.1X
8 11 (40.74%) Project Management
8 11 (40.74%) Riverbed
8 11 (40.74%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (37.04%) DMZ
10 9 (33.33%) VMware
11 8 (29.63%) WAN
11 8 (29.63%) Akamai
11 8 (29.63%) Puppet
11 8 (29.63%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (29.63%) vSphere
11 8 (29.63%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (25.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 7 (25.93%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (25.93%) EMC VNX
12 7 (25.93%) Continuous Deployment
12 7 (25.93%) vCenter Server

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 7 (25.93%) Apache
1 7 (25.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (70.37%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (40.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (29.63%) Akamai
4 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.70%) Office 365
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) Firewall
2 12 (44.44%) DNS
2 12 (44.44%) Network Security
3 10 (37.04%) DMZ
4 8 (29.63%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (29.63%) WAN
5 6 (22.22%) DHCP
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (7.41%) BGP
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (7.41%) OSPF
8 1 (3.70%) EIGRP
8 1 (3.70%) IGRP
8 1 (3.70%) Internet
8 1 (3.70%) IPsec
8 1 (3.70%) NetScreen
8 1 (3.70%) SSL
8 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.70%) Wireless
8 1 (3.70%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) MySQL
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (66.67%) Retail
2 6 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Architect
2 10 (37.04%) Network Architect
2 10 (37.04%) Network Security Architect
2 10 (37.04%) Security Architect
3 7 (25.93%) Lead Architect
3 7 (25.93%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 7 (25.93%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Architect
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Applications Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) 802.1X
2 7 (25.93%) J2EE
3 3 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (59.26%) Data Centre
2 7 (25.93%) EMC VNX
2 7 (25.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.70%) Graphic Design
5 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Project Management
2 7 (25.93%) Analytics
2 7 (25.93%) Continuous Deployment
2 7 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (22.22%) Decision-Making
3 6 (22.22%) ITIL
3 6 (22.22%) Migration
3 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 6 (22.22%) TOGAF
3 6 (22.22%) UML
4 5 (18.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) Network Design
6 3 (11.11%) EAI
6 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (11.11%) SOA
6 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
7 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) CCIE
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) CCSA
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (29.63%) vSphere
2 7 (25.93%) Squid
2 7 (25.93%) Varnish
3 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (29.63%) Puppet
2 7 (25.93%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.70%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) F5
2 21 (77.78%) Cisco
3 13 (48.15%) Arista
3 13 (48.15%) Blue Coat
3 13 (48.15%) Juniper
4 12 (44.44%) Zscaler
5 11 (40.74%) Riverbed
6 9 (33.33%) VMware
7 7 (25.93%) EMC
7 7 (25.93%) Oracle
7 7 (25.93%) Unisys
8 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
9 2 (7.41%) Citrix
9 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
9 2 (7.41%) IronPort
10 1 (3.70%) Brocade
10 1 (3.70%) Google
10 1 (3.70%) Huawei
10 1 (3.70%) McAfee