Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 97 96
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 9 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.56% 0.43% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 1.07% 0.87% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +22.22% -25.00%
East of England median daily rate £375 £463 £413
% change year-on-year -18.92% +12.12% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire.

All Vendors
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 842 806 730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 52.66% 50.06% 51.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 403 390
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +4.58% -10.00%
10th Percentile £186 £196 £210
90th Percentile £550 £575 £535
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 55 39
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.98% +16.10% -30.96%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.00 £9.23
90th Percentile £44.75 £47.25 £44.10
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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
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 12 December 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
Hatfield +5 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Watford - 2 - - 4
Welwyn Garden City -10 1 - -
Hertford - 1 £475 -
Palo Alto
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) F5
4 3 (33.33%) Network Security
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) Email Filtering
5 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 2 (22.22%) SIEM
5 2 (22.22%) FortiGate
5 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) Symantec
5 2 (22.22%) OSPF
5 2 (22.22%) McAfee
5 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) RIP
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (11.11%) Law
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Security Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Applications Architect
4 2 (22.22%) Applications Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Architect
4 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Applications Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Architect
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Implementation Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Consultant
5 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Thinking
2 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (22.22%) EAI
2 2 (22.22%) Email Filtering
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) SOA
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Data Privacy
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Data Security
3 1 (11.11%) Decision-Making
3 1 (11.11%) Direct Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CCIE
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) GDPR
1 1 (11.11%) GxP
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
3 2 (22.22%) McAfee
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec