Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 471 391 453
Rank change year-on-year -80 +62 -12
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 171 222 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.36% 0.50% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.89% 1.16% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 150 93
London median daily rate £450 £473 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% +1.25%
10th Percentile £269 £320 £314
90th Percentile £586 £588 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
London median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £28.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +91.94% -23.59%
England median hourly rate £32.50 £55.00 £28.66
% change year-on-year -40.91% +91.94% -23.59%

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 19161 19096 19200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.35% 43.01% 41.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13070 12665 12683
London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 293 369
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +4.67%

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

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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 11 December 2017.

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

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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 11 December 2017. 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 -34 30 £525 +10.53% 2
West London -10 9 £300 -25.00%
South London -34 5 £294 -19.52%
North London -8 2 £331 -11.07%
East London -16 1 £425 +54.55%
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England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Palo Alto also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 124 (72.51%) Firewall
2 122 (71.35%) Cisco
3 76 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (39.77%) Network Security
5 66 (38.60%) CheckPoint
6 62 (36.26%) WAN
7 61 (35.67%) Juniper
8 60 (35.09%) CCNP
9 53 (30.99%) LAN
10 47 (27.49%) Windows
10 47 (27.49%) OSPF
10 47 (27.49%) F5
11 46 (26.90%) BGP
12 45 (26.32%) Finance
12 45 (26.32%) VMware
13 42 (24.56%) Data Centre
14 40 (23.39%) MPLS
14 40 (23.39%) VPN
15 38 (22.22%) EIGRP
15 38 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
16 37 (21.64%) CCIE
17 35 (20.47%) Banking
18 34 (19.88%) Wireless
18 34 (19.88%) Linux
18 34 (19.88%) Cisco ASA
19 32 (18.71%) IPsec
20 31 (18.13%) Amazon AWS
21 30 (17.54%) Cisco IOS
21 30 (17.54%) Microsoft
21 30 (17.54%) Citrix

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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 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (2.34%) Drupal
2 4 (2.34%) WordPress
3 3 (1.75%) Apache
3 3 (1.75%) IIS
3 3 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.17%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.17%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.58%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (4.09%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 31 (18.13%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.26%) Office 365
4 8 (4.68%) IaaS
5 7 (4.09%) PaaS
5 7 (4.09%) SaaS
6 6 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.58%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 124 (72.51%) Firewall
2 68 (39.77%) Network Security
3 62 (36.26%) WAN
4 53 (30.99%) LAN
5 47 (27.49%) OSPF
6 46 (26.90%) BGP
7 40 (23.39%) MPLS
7 40 (23.39%) VPN
8 38 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 38 (22.22%) EIGRP
9 34 (19.88%) Cisco ASA
9 34 (19.88%) Wireless
10 32 (18.71%) IPsec
11 30 (17.54%) Cisco IOS
12 26 (15.20%) WLAN
13 23 (13.45%) Cisco Wireless
14 21 (12.28%) DNS
14 21 (12.28%) Software-Defined Networking
15 17 (9.94%) Multicast
16 16 (9.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.58%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 45 (26.32%) Finance
2 35 (20.47%) Banking
3 3 (1.75%) Retail
4 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.58%) Billing
5 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 83 (48.54%) Network Engineer
2 30 (17.54%) Cisco Engineer
2 30 (17.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 30 (17.54%) Security Engineer
3 23 (13.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (13.45%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (9.36%) Lead Network Engineer
5 12 (7.02%) Architect
6 11 (6.43%) Firewall Engineer
6 11 (6.43%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (4.68%) Environment Manager
7 8 (4.68%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.09%) Analyst
8 7 (4.09%) VMware Engineer
9 6 (3.51%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 6 (3.51%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (3.51%) Security Architect
10 5 (2.92%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (2.92%) Network Specialist
10 5 (2.92%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.34%) .NET
2 3 (1.75%) Middleware
2 3 (1.75%) Web Services
3 1 (0.58%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.58%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (24.56%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.43%) PKI
3 8 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.09%) Private Cloud
4 7 (4.09%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.51%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.17%) EFT
7 2 (1.17%) NHS
7 2 (1.17%) User Experience
8 1 (0.58%) BYOD
8 1 (0.58%) Clustering
8 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.58%) iSeries
8 1 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.58%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (27.49%) Windows
2 34 (19.88%) Linux
3 25 (14.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (13.45%) Windows Server
5 12 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.92%) CentOS
8 4 (2.34%) Unix
8 4 (2.34%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.75%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.17%) Android
11 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.58%) VMS
11 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.70%) WAN Optimisation
2 19 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 18 (10.53%) Network Design
4 17 (9.94%) ITIL
5 14 (8.19%) Change Management
5 14 (8.19%) Information Security
5 14 (8.19%) Migration
6 12 (7.02%) SIEM
7 11 (6.43%) High Availability
7 11 (6.43%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (6.43%) Security Operations
8 10 (5.85%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (5.26%) Network Virtualisation
10 8 (4.68%) Open Source
10 8 (4.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (4.09%) Network Management
11 7 (4.09%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (4.09%) Server Hardening
12 6 (3.51%) Business Continuity
12 6 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.28%) SQL
2 5 (2.92%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (35.09%) CCNP
3 37 (21.64%) CCIE
4 27 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 18 (10.53%) DV Cleared
6 17 (9.94%) SC Cleared
7 13 (7.60%) CCNA
7 13 (7.60%) CCSE
8 9 (5.26%) CISSP
9 5 (2.92%) CCIE Service Provider
9 5 (2.92%) CCSP
10 4 (2.34%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 4 (2.34%) CISA
10 4 (2.34%) CISM
10 4 (2.34%) CISMP
11 3 (1.75%) CCDA
11 3 (1.75%) CCSA
11 3 (1.75%) Degree
11 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.75%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.68%) GDPR
1 8 (4.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.75%) COBIT
3 3 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.17%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.58%) QA
5 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (12.28%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.26%) VMware NSX
4 7 (4.09%) vSphere
4 7 (4.09%) XenDesktop
5 6 (3.51%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.34%) ProxySG
6 4 (2.34%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.17%) XenServer
8 1 (0.58%) NFS
8 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
2 7 (4.09%) AirWatch
2 7 (4.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (4.09%) vRealize
3 6 (3.51%) PowerCLI
3 6 (3.51%) SCOM
4 5 (2.92%) Cacti
4 5 (2.92%) Nagios
4 5 (2.92%) SCCM
5 4 (2.34%) FortiGate
5 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (2.34%) Nessus
6 3 (1.75%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (1.75%) Terraform
7 2 (1.17%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.17%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.17%) WMI
8 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 122 (71.35%) Cisco
2 66 (38.60%) CheckPoint
3 61 (35.67%) Juniper
4 47 (27.49%) F5
5 45 (26.32%) VMware
6 30 (17.54%) Citrix
6 30 (17.54%) Microsoft
7 25 (14.62%) SolarWinds
8 23 (13.45%) Riverbed
9 16 (9.36%) EMC
10 13 (7.60%) HP
10 13 (7.60%) McAfee
11 12 (7.02%) Blue Coat
12 11 (6.43%) CommVault
12 11 (6.43%) NetApp
13 10 (5.85%) Splunk
14 8 (4.68%) Extreme Networks
14 8 (4.68%) Fortinet
14 8 (4.68%) Red Hat
15 7 (4.09%) Qualys