Period
to 16 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 16 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
England > London
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 453 475 399
Rank change year-on-year +22 -76 +57
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 179 172 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.36% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 0.96% 0.90% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 89 149
London median daily rate £425 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -4.26% +16.05%
10th Percentile £304 £269 £320
90th Percentile £537 £586 £583
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
London median hourly rate - £35.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.36% +91.94%
England median hourly rate £37.79 £32.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +16.28% -40.91% +91.94%

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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 18,635 19,042 19,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.09% 40.33% 43.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,645 12,956 12,699
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 301 289
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.09 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in London

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Palo Alto in London

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Palo Alto in London over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in London

Palo Alto
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Palo Alto in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Palo Alto in London

Palo Alto
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 16 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
Central London +8 61 £450 -14.29% 19
West London +18 26 £400 +33.33% 7
South London -15 2 £359 - 1
North London -6 1 - - 1
Palo Alto
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 London region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 152 (84.92%) Firewall
2 120 (67.04%) Cisco
3 78 (43.58%) CheckPoint
4 70 (39.11%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (32.40%) Wireless
6 57 (31.84%) BGP
7 55 (30.73%) VPN
8 54 (30.17%) WAN
8 54 (30.17%) Network Security
9 51 (28.49%) CCNP
9 51 (28.49%) OSPF
10 47 (26.26%) LAN
10 47 (26.26%) Cisco ASA
11 43 (24.02%) Finance
12 39 (21.79%) Data Centre
13 38 (21.23%) Microsoft Azure
13 38 (21.23%) IPsec
14 37 (20.67%) Cisco Nexus
15 36 (20.11%) Juniper
16 34 (18.99%) TCP/IP
17 33 (18.44%) Microsoft
17 33 (18.44%) Windows
17 33 (18.44%) F5
18 27 (15.08%) EIGRP
19 25 (13.97%) VLAN
19 25 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 24 (13.41%) MPLS
20 24 (13.41%) CCNA
21 23 (12.85%) VMware
21 23 (12.85%) SolarWinds

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.91%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.23%) Confluence
3 4 (2.23%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.91%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 38 (21.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (10.61%) Office 365
4 5 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.23%) GitHub
5 4 (2.23%) Mimecast
5 4 (2.23%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.12%) IaaS
7 1 (0.56%) G Suite
7 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 152 (84.92%) Firewall
2 58 (32.40%) Wireless
3 57 (31.84%) BGP
4 55 (30.73%) VPN
5 54 (30.17%) Network Security
5 54 (30.17%) WAN
6 51 (28.49%) OSPF
7 47 (26.26%) Cisco ASA
7 47 (26.26%) LAN
8 38 (21.23%) IPsec
9 37 (20.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 34 (18.99%) TCP/IP
11 27 (15.08%) EIGRP
12 25 (13.97%) VLAN
13 24 (13.41%) MPLS
14 22 (12.29%) DNS
14 22 (12.29%) SSL
15 18 (10.06%) VoIP
16 17 (9.50%) Wi-Fi
17 14 (7.82%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.35%) Sonatype Nexus
1 6 (3.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (2.23%) Bitbucket
2 4 (2.23%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.23%) JIRA
2 4 (2.23%) Maven
2 4 (2.23%) Subversion
General
1 43 (24.02%) Finance
2 12 (6.70%) Manufacturing
3 11 (6.15%) Retail
4 9 (5.03%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.35%) Multimedia
6 5 (2.79%) Banking
7 3 (1.68%) Electronics
7 3 (1.68%) Law
7 3 (1.68%) Marketing
8 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (59.22%) Network Engineer
2 41 (22.91%) Security Engineer
3 34 (18.99%) Network Security Engineer
4 28 (15.64%) Senior Network Engineer
5 23 (12.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (11.73%) Cisco Engineer
7 19 (10.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 12 (6.70%) Architect
8 12 (6.70%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.59%) Network Architect
9 10 (5.59%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 10 (5.59%) Senior Security Engineer
10 8 (4.47%) Azure Engineer
11 7 (3.91%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.35%) Analyst
12 6 (3.35%) Cloud Engineer
12 6 (3.35%) Network Support
12 6 (3.35%) Project Engineer
12 6 (3.35%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 6 (3.35%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.29%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.79%) XML
3 3 (1.68%) Middleware
4 2 (1.12%) .NET
4 2 (1.12%) Web Services
5 1 (0.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (21.79%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.91%) PKI
3 5 (2.79%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.23%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.23%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.68%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.68%) SCADA
5 3 (1.68%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.12%) Handset
6 2 (1.12%) NHS
7 1 (0.56%) Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.56%) FMCG
7 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.44%) Windows
2 21 (11.73%) Windows Server
3 20 (11.17%) Linux
4 12 (6.70%) Unix
4 12 (6.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.12%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (12.29%) ITIL
3 20 (11.17%) Change Management
4 11 (6.15%) Information Security
4 11 (6.15%) Migration
5 10 (5.59%) Network Management
6 9 (5.03%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (4.47%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (3.91%) High Availability
8 7 (3.91%) Incident Management
8 7 (3.91%) Network Architecture
8 7 (3.91%) Network Design
8 7 (3.91%) Task Automation
8 7 (3.91%) Technical Analysis
9 6 (3.35%) Business Analysis
9 6 (3.35%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.35%) Network Virtualisation
9 6 (3.35%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (3.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.59%) Python
2 7 (3.91%) Perl
3 4 (2.23%) Java
3 4 (2.23%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.23%) SQL
4 2 (1.12%) C
4 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 70 (39.11%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (28.49%) CCNP
3 24 (13.41%) CCNA
4 14 (7.82%) CCSE
5 11 (6.15%) CCIE
5 11 (6.15%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.15%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.03%) CISSP
7 7 (3.91%) Check Point Certification
7 7 (3.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.35%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 4 (2.23%) MCSE
10 3 (1.68%) CCMSE
10 3 (1.68%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.68%) MCITP
10 3 (1.68%) MCTS
10 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.91%) SLA
2 6 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.56%) COBIT
4 1 (0.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (10.06%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.91%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.23%) Docker
5 3 (1.68%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.56%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.56%) vSphere
7 1 (0.56%) XenApp
7 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (5.03%) Nagios
2 8 (4.47%) Cacti
3 7 (3.91%) Ansible
4 6 (3.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (3.35%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (3.35%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (3.35%) SCCM
4 6 (3.35%) Terraform
5 5 (2.79%) Salt
6 4 (2.23%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.23%) Packer
6 4 (2.23%) Puppet
6 4 (2.23%) WSUS
7 3 (1.68%) Cisco CME
7 3 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.68%) TADDM
7 3 (1.68%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.12%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.56%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 120 (67.04%) Cisco
2 78 (43.58%) CheckPoint
3 36 (20.11%) Juniper
4 33 (18.44%) F5
4 33 (18.44%) Microsoft
5 23 (12.85%) SolarWinds
5 23 (12.85%) VMware
6 19 (10.61%) Aruba
7 18 (10.06%) HP
8 15 (8.38%) Aerohive Networks
8 15 (8.38%) Meraki
9 14 (7.82%) Riverbed
10 13 (7.26%) Citrix
10 13 (7.26%) Fortinet
10 13 (7.26%) McAfee
11 10 (5.59%) Blue Coat
11 10 (5.59%) Extreme Networks
11 10 (5.59%) Forcepoint
12 9 (5.03%) Barracuda Networks
13 8 (4.47%) Infoblox