Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 468 437 420
Rank change year-on-year -31 -17 +18
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 161 176 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.35% 0.40% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 0.88% 0.97% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 97 159
London median daily rate £425 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +17.28%
10th Percentile £309 £300 £340
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
England median daily rate £428 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £54.00 £32.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year +66.15% -38.10% +83.21%

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 18,357 18,220 19,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.96% 41.12% 42.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,455 12,338 12,869
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £265 £275 £263
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.06% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 254 251
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.47%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.33 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.39 £50.00 £46.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in London

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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

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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 20 September 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 -20 36 £425 -10.53% 12
West London -18 15 £400 +33.33% 8
East London -10 3 - - 3
North London +2 1 £350 -6.67%
Palo Alto
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 144 (89.44%) Firewall
2 104 (64.60%) Cisco
3 66 (40.99%) Cisco Certification
4 65 (40.37%) CheckPoint
5 61 (37.89%) VPN
6 57 (35.40%) Network Security
7 55 (34.16%) Wireless
8 48 (29.81%) CCNP
9 47 (29.19%) WAN
10 44 (27.33%) ITIL
10 44 (27.33%) Juniper
10 44 (27.33%) Cisco ASA
11 43 (26.71%) F5
12 42 (26.09%) LAN
13 41 (25.47%) Finance
14 39 (24.22%) Microsoft
15 38 (23.60%) BGP
15 38 (23.60%) Data Centre
16 34 (21.12%) Cisco Nexus
16 34 (21.12%) OSPF
17 33 (20.50%) IPsec
18 31 (19.25%) VMware
18 31 (19.25%) Microsoft Azure
19 27 (16.77%) Windows
19 27 (16.77%) VLAN
20 25 (15.53%) CCNA
20 25 (15.53%) EIGRP
21 24 (14.91%) VMware Infrastructure
22 23 (14.29%) TCP/IP
23 21 (13.04%) DNS

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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 9 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (5.59%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (4.35%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.86%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (7.45%) MS Visio
2 11 (6.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (19.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.21%) Office 365
4 3 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.86%) IaaS
5 2 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.24%) PaaS
6 1 (0.62%) Akamai
6 1 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 144 (89.44%) Firewall
2 61 (37.89%) VPN
3 57 (35.40%) Network Security
4 55 (34.16%) Wireless
5 47 (29.19%) WAN
6 44 (27.33%) Cisco ASA
7 42 (26.09%) LAN
8 38 (23.60%) BGP
9 34 (21.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 34 (21.12%) OSPF
10 33 (20.50%) IPsec
11 27 (16.77%) VLAN
12 25 (15.53%) EIGRP
13 23 (14.29%) TCP/IP
14 21 (13.04%) DNS
15 18 (11.18%) SSL
16 14 (8.70%) Internet
16 14 (8.70%) NetScaler
16 14 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
17 13 (8.07%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.62%) Redis
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (8.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (2.48%) JIRA
General
1 41 (25.47%) Finance
2 7 (4.35%) Banking
3 6 (3.73%) Games
3 6 (3.73%) Multimedia
3 6 (3.73%) Retail
4 5 (3.11%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.48%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.86%) Law
7 2 (1.24%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.24%) Marketing
7 2 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.24%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.62%) Electronics
8 1 (0.62%) French Language
Job Titles
1 84 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 43 (26.71%) Security Engineer
3 33 (20.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (9.32%) Senior Network Engineer
5 14 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 12 (7.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 12 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (6.21%) Architect
7 10 (6.21%) Senior Security Engineer
8 9 (5.59%) Analyst
8 9 (5.59%) Azure Engineer
8 9 (5.59%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) Security Analyst
10 7 (4.35%) Consultant
10 7 (4.35%) Network Analyst
10 7 (4.35%) Network Security Analyst
10 7 (4.35%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.73%) Network Architect
11 6 (3.73%) Security Consultant
12 5 (3.11%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.80%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.86%) Middleware
2 3 (1.86%) XML
3 2 (1.24%) Web Services
4 1 (0.62%) HTML
4 1 (0.62%) LDAP
4 1 (0.62%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (23.60%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.97%) PKI
4 5 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.86%) Clustering
5 3 (1.86%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.86%) NHS
5 3 (1.86%) SCADA
5 3 (1.86%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (1.86%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.24%) Fintech
6 2 (1.24%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.24%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.62%) BYOD
7 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.77%) Windows
2 16 (9.94%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.70%) Linux
4 7 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.48%) Unix
6 1 (0.62%) Android
6 1 (0.62%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (27.33%) ITIL
2 20 (12.42%) Change Management
3 17 (10.56%) Network Management
4 16 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (8.70%) Information Security
6 13 (8.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 12 (7.45%) Load Balancing
7 12 (7.45%) Migration
7 12 (7.45%) SIEM
8 11 (6.83%) Business Analysis
8 11 (6.83%) Incident Management
8 11 (6.83%) ITIL V3
8 11 (6.83%) Network Virtualisation
9 10 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (5.59%) Network Design
11 8 (4.97%) Change Control
11 8 (4.97%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (4.97%) High Availability
11 8 (4.97%) Problem Management
11 8 (4.97%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.35%) SQL
2 5 (3.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 66 (40.99%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (29.81%) CCNP
3 25 (15.53%) CCNA
4 20 (12.42%) CCSE
5 15 (9.32%) CCIE
5 15 (9.32%) CISSP
6 14 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 10 (6.21%) SC Cleared
8 7 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 7 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (3.73%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (3.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (3.11%) CCSP
11 4 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.48%) MCSE
12 3 (1.86%) Degree
12 3 (1.86%) MCITP
12 3 (1.86%) MCTS
12 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (8.07%) SLA
2 5 (3.11%) COBIT
3 4 (2.48%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.86%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.62%) GDPR
5 1 (0.62%) NIST 800
System Software
1 24 (14.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (11.80%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.35%) vSphere
4 5 (3.11%) VMware NSX
5 4 (2.48%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.24%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.62%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.62%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.62%) Firmware
8 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.62%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (4.97%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (3.73%) Cacti
2 6 (3.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (3.73%) Nagios
2 6 (3.73%) SCCM
2 6 (3.73%) SCOM
3 3 (1.86%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (1.86%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.86%) TADDM
3 3 (1.86%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.24%) Cisco CME
4 2 (1.24%) CSIRT
4 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.62%) Ansible
5 1 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.62%) QRadar
5 1 (0.62%) Salt
5 1 (0.62%) SnapVault
5 1 (0.62%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 104 (64.60%) Cisco
2 65 (40.37%) CheckPoint
3 44 (27.33%) Juniper
4 43 (26.71%) F5
5 39 (24.22%) Microsoft
6 31 (19.25%) VMware
7 19 (11.80%) Citrix
7 19 (11.80%) SolarWinds
8 15 (9.32%) Riverbed
9 14 (8.70%) HP
10 13 (8.07%) Aruba
10 13 (8.07%) Fortinet
11 11 (6.83%) Barracuda Networks
11 11 (6.83%) Forcepoint
11 11 (6.83%) Infoblox
12 10 (6.21%) Aerohive Networks
12 10 (6.21%) Zscaler
13 9 (5.59%) McAfee
13 9 (5.59%) ServiceNow
14 8 (4.97%) Blue Coat