Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 484 388 473
Rank change year-on-year -96 +85 -52
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 149 207 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.50% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.79% 1.17% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 129 67
London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +2.89%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £306
90th Percentile £600 £578 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
London median hourly rate - £55.00 -
England median hourly rate - £55.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - +27.91% +14.67%

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 18,817 17,731 18,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.09% 42.91% 40.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,884 11,845 11,952
London median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £255
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 283 312
London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +7.89% +7.95%
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.99 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.63 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +7.66%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -46 30 £456 -3.95% 9
West London -47 10 £413 -1.79% 6
South London -45 5 £475 +3.83%
North London -3 2 £324 -13.09% 2
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England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 103 (69.13%) Firewall
2 101 (67.79%) Cisco
3 72 (48.32%) CheckPoint
4 59 (39.60%) F5
5 57 (38.26%) Network Security
6 54 (36.24%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (34.23%) Juniper
8 45 (30.20%) VPN
9 44 (29.53%) WAN
10 43 (28.86%) CCNP
11 37 (24.83%) Windows
12 35 (23.49%) VMware
13 34 (22.82%) Finance
14 32 (21.48%) LAN
14 32 (21.48%) OSPF
14 32 (21.48%) BGP
15 31 (20.81%) Microsoft
16 30 (20.13%) Data Centre
17 29 (19.46%) Amazon AWS
17 29 (19.46%) Linux
18 27 (18.12%) Cisco ASA
19 25 (16.78%) ITIL
20 23 (15.44%) Information Security
21 22 (14.77%) McAfee
21 22 (14.77%) MPLS
22 21 (14.09%) DNS
22 21 (14.09%) Cisco Nexus
23 20 (13.42%) Active Directory
23 20 (13.42%) Citrix
23 20 (13.42%) EIGRP

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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 6 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.36%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.68%) Drupal
3 4 (2.68%) WordPress
4 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.67%) nginx
4 1 (0.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (6.71%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Maximo
1 1 (0.67%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 29 (19.46%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (9.40%) Office 365
4 10 (6.71%) IaaS
5 9 (6.04%) PaaS
5 9 (6.04%) SaaS
6 8 (5.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 103 (69.13%) Firewall
2 57 (38.26%) Network Security
3 45 (30.20%) VPN
4 44 (29.53%) WAN
5 32 (21.48%) BGP
5 32 (21.48%) LAN
5 32 (21.48%) OSPF
6 27 (18.12%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (14.77%) MPLS
8 21 (14.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (14.09%) DNS
9 20 (13.42%) EIGRP
9 20 (13.42%) Wireless
10 19 (12.75%) Multicast
10 19 (12.75%) SSL
11 17 (11.41%) IPsec
12 14 (9.40%) TCP/IP
13 12 (8.05%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (8.05%) DHCP
14 11 (7.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.34%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.67%) Big Data
3 1 (0.67%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Fiddler
2 3 (2.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (22.82%) Finance
2 15 (10.07%) Banking
3 4 (2.68%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.01%) Retail
4 3 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.34%) Advertising
5 2 (1.34%) Legal
5 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 68 (45.64%) Network Engineer
2 39 (26.17%) Security Engineer
3 28 (18.79%) Network Security Engineer
4 17 (11.41%) Architect
5 16 (10.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (8.72%) Analyst
7 12 (8.05%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (8.05%) Firewall Engineer
8 11 (7.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (5.37%) Consultant
9 8 (5.37%) Security Analyst
9 8 (5.37%) Security Architect
9 8 (5.37%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (4.70%) Network Architect
10 7 (4.70%) Support Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) VMware Engineer
12 5 (3.36%) Environment Manager
12 5 (3.36%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 5 (3.36%) Network Support
12 5 (3.36%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.37%) Web Services
2 5 (3.36%) HTML
3 4 (2.68%) .NET
3 4 (2.68%) HTML5
3 4 (2.68%) Node.js
3 4 (2.68%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (1.34%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.13%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.38%) PKI
3 9 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.04%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.04%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (4.70%) Private Cloud
5 5 (3.36%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.68%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.01%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.01%) EFT
7 3 (2.01%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.34%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.34%) CMDB
8 2 (1.34%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.34%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 37 (24.83%) Windows
2 29 (19.46%) Linux
3 18 (12.08%) Windows Server
4 15 (10.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.03%) CentOS
7 4 (2.68%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.68%) Unix
7 4 (2.68%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.34%) Android
8 2 (1.34%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.34%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.34%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.78%) ITIL
2 23 (15.44%) Information Security
3 16 (10.74%) Load Balancing
4 13 (8.72%) Change Management
4 13 (8.72%) SIEM
5 12 (8.05%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (7.38%) Network Design
6 11 (7.38%) Security Operations
7 8 (5.37%) Analytics
7 8 (5.37%) Migration
7 8 (5.37%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (5.37%) Network Virtualisation
8 7 (4.70%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (4.03%) High Availability
9 6 (4.03%) ITIL V3
9 6 (4.03%) Network Optimisation
9 6 (4.03%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (3.36%) Change Control
10 5 (3.36%) Security Architecture
10 5 (3.36%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.05%) SQL
2 11 (7.38%) Python
3 4 (2.68%) Java
3 4 (2.68%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.68%) PHP
3 4 (2.68%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.68%) Ruby
4 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 54 (36.24%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (28.86%) CCNP
3 18 (12.08%) Security Cleared
4 15 (10.07%) CCIE
4 15 (10.07%) CCSE
5 14 (9.40%) CISSP
5 14 (9.40%) SC Cleared
6 11 (7.38%) CCNA
7 10 (6.71%) DV Cleared
8 9 (6.04%) Degree
9 5 (3.36%) CISA
10 4 (2.68%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 4 (2.68%) CISM
10 4 (2.68%) CISMP
10 4 (2.68%) GIAC
10 4 (2.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (2.01%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (1.34%) CCSA
12 2 (1.34%) CWNA
12 2 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (6.04%) GDPR
3 4 (2.68%) GAAP
4 3 (2.01%) NIST 800
4 3 (2.01%) SLA
5 2 (1.34%) COBIT
5 2 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.34%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.34%) QA
6 1 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 20 (13.42%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.71%) VMware NSX
4 7 (4.70%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.68%) vCloud
6 3 (2.01%) ProxySG
6 3 (2.01%) vSphere
7 2 (1.34%) XenServer
8 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.03%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (3.36%) Nessus
3 4 (2.68%) Ansible
3 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (2.68%) SCCM
3 4 (2.68%) SCOM
4 3 (2.01%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.01%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.01%) Terraform
4 3 (2.01%) vRealize
5 1 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.67%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.67%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.67%) Juniper STRM
5 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.67%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.67%) Puppet
5 1 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 101 (67.79%) Cisco
2 72 (48.32%) CheckPoint
3 59 (39.60%) F5
4 51 (34.23%) Juniper
5 35 (23.49%) VMware
6 31 (20.81%) Microsoft
7 22 (14.77%) McAfee
8 20 (13.42%) Citrix
9 19 (12.75%) Blue Coat
10 16 (10.74%) SolarWinds
11 13 (8.72%) HP
12 12 (8.05%) Fortinet
13 9 (6.04%) Varonis
14 8 (5.37%) Lumension
14 8 (5.37%) Splunk
15 7 (4.70%) CommVault
15 7 (4.70%) CyberArk
15 7 (4.70%) Riverbed
15 7 (4.70%) Thycotic
15 7 (4.70%) Tufin