Period
to 23 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 481 407 462
Rank change year-on-year -74 +55 -2
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 156 169 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.35% 0.42% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.87% 1.00% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 111 96
London median daily rate £430 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% - +28.57%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £323
90th Percentile £581 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £450 £420
% change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £48.50 £47.75
% change year-on-year - +1.57% +60.50%

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 17,832 16,833 18,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.54% 42.06% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,066 11,335 12,305
London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £285 £263
90th Percentile £656 £644 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 224 247
London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £12.01 £12.25 £11.15
90th Percentile £57.00 £50.00 £43.64
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% -4.17% +2.86%

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 23 June 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 June 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 -47 35 £425 - 14
West London -35 6 £338 +5.47% 5
South London -45 4 £475 -13.64%
East London -13 3 - - 1
North London - 2 £355 - 1
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England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 134 (85.90%) Firewall
2 120 (76.92%) Cisco
3 69 (44.23%) CheckPoint
4 60 (38.46%) F5
5 57 (36.54%) Network Security
6 53 (33.97%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (33.97%) VPN
7 52 (33.33%) WAN
7 52 (33.33%) ITIL
8 47 (30.13%) Cisco ASA
9 45 (28.85%) LAN
10 44 (28.21%) Juniper
11 39 (25.00%) CCNP
11 39 (25.00%) Wireless
12 37 (23.72%) Finance
13 36 (23.08%) Data Centre
14 32 (20.51%) Microsoft
15 30 (19.23%) DNS
15 30 (19.23%) OSPF
16 29 (18.59%) BGP
17 28 (17.95%) VMware
17 28 (17.95%) Windows
18 26 (16.67%) DHCP
18 26 (16.67%) Citrix
19 22 (14.10%) Cisco Nexus
20 21 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
20 21 (13.46%) Active Directory
21 20 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
22 19 (12.18%) VLAN
22 19 (12.18%) SSL

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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 7 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (4.49%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.85%) Skype for Business
3 5 (3.21%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.92%) IIS
5 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Relativity
1 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.49%) Office 365
4 6 (3.85%) IaaS
4 6 (3.85%) PaaS
5 5 (3.21%) SaaS
6 4 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.64%) Akamai
8 1 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 134 (85.90%) Firewall
2 57 (36.54%) Network Security
3 53 (33.97%) VPN
4 52 (33.33%) WAN
5 47 (30.13%) Cisco ASA
6 45 (28.85%) LAN
7 39 (25.00%) Wireless
8 30 (19.23%) DNS
8 30 (19.23%) OSPF
9 29 (18.59%) BGP
10 26 (16.67%) DHCP
11 22 (14.10%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (12.18%) SSL
12 19 (12.18%) VLAN
13 17 (10.90%) EIGRP
13 17 (10.90%) IPsec
13 17 (10.90%) TCP/IP
14 14 (8.97%) MPLS
15 13 (8.33%) NetScaler
16 11 (7.05%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.28%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (0.64%) Big Data
2 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (5.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (3.21%) Fiddler
2 5 (3.21%) JIRA
General
1 37 (23.72%) Finance
2 9 (5.77%) Banking
3 6 (3.85%) Games
4 5 (3.21%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.28%) Advertising
6 2 (1.28%) Legal
6 2 (1.28%) Marketing
6 2 (1.28%) Retail
6 2 (1.28%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.64%) French Language
Job Titles
1 75 (48.08%) Network Engineer
2 31 (19.87%) Security Engineer
3 23 (14.74%) Network Security Engineer
4 20 (12.82%) Analyst
5 17 (10.90%) Security Analyst
6 15 (9.62%) Cisco Engineer
7 14 (8.97%) Architect
8 13 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 12 (7.69%) Network Analyst
9 12 (7.69%) Network Security Analyst
10 11 (7.05%) Consultant
10 11 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (6.41%) Senior Network Engineer
12 8 (5.13%) Network Consultant
12 8 (5.13%) Security Consultant
13 7 (4.49%) Firewall Engineer
13 7 (4.49%) Network Security Consultant
14 6 (3.85%) Network Architect
14 6 (3.85%) Security Architect
14 6 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.85%) HTML
2 5 (3.21%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.21%) HTML5
2 5 (3.21%) Web Services
3 4 (2.56%) Node.js
3 4 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.64%) LDAP
4 1 (0.64%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.05%) Private Cloud
3 9 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.49%) PKI
6 5 (3.21%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.56%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 3 (1.92%) CMDB
8 3 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.92%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.28%) Clustering
9 2 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.28%) Fintech
9 2 (1.28%) Replication
9 2 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.28%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.64%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.95%) Windows
2 16 (10.26%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.77%) Linux
5 8 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.28%) Unix
7 1 (0.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (33.33%) ITIL
2 21 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (11.54%) Information Security
4 17 (10.90%) Load Balancing
4 17 (10.90%) SIEM
5 13 (8.33%) Migration
6 12 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 11 (7.05%) Network Design
7 11 (7.05%) Network Management
7 11 (7.05%) Network Virtualisation
8 10 (6.41%) Technical Analysis
9 9 (5.77%) Analytics
9 9 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (5.77%) Incident Management
10 8 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (5.13%) Change Management
11 7 (4.49%) Change Control
11 7 (4.49%) DevOps
11 7 (4.49%) High Availability
11 7 (4.49%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.77%) Python
2 5 (3.21%) JavaScript
2 5 (3.21%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.21%) SQL
3 4 (2.56%) Java
3 4 (2.56%) PHP
3 4 (2.56%) Ruby
4 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 53 (33.97%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (25.00%) CCNP
3 18 (11.54%) CISSP
4 16 (10.26%) CCIE
5 14 (8.97%) CCNA
6 11 (7.05%) CCSE
7 7 (4.49%) Degree
7 7 (4.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (4.49%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
8 6 (3.85%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.56%) CCSP
11 3 (1.92%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.28%) CISM
12 2 (1.28%) HND
12 2 (1.28%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.28%) JNCIS
12 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.49%) SLA
3 4 (2.56%) COBIT
3 4 (2.56%) GAAP
4 3 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.92%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.64%) GDPR
5 1 (0.64%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 21 (13.46%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.97%) VMware NSX
4 13 (8.33%) vSphere
5 10 (6.41%) ProxySG
6 5 (3.21%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.56%) vCloud
8 3 (1.92%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.92%) XenApp
9 1 (0.64%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.64%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (4.49%) vRealize
2 6 (3.85%) Nessus
2 6 (3.85%) SCCM
2 6 (3.85%) SCOM
3 5 (3.21%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.92%) Ansible
4 3 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.92%) SnapVault
5 2 (1.28%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.28%) CSIRT
5 2 (1.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.64%) OVSD
6 1 (0.64%) QRadar
6 1 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.64%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 120 (76.92%) Cisco
2 69 (44.23%) CheckPoint
3 60 (38.46%) F5
4 44 (28.21%) Juniper
5 32 (20.51%) Microsoft
6 28 (17.95%) VMware
7 26 (16.67%) Citrix
8 15 (9.62%) Blue Coat
8 15 (9.62%) Fortinet
9 14 (8.97%) Zscaler
10 13 (8.33%) McAfee
11 12 (7.69%) HP
12 11 (7.05%) FireEye
13 9 (5.77%) Forcepoint
13 9 (5.77%) ServiceNow
14 7 (4.49%) Barracuda Networks
14 7 (4.49%) SolarWinds
15 6 (3.85%) Aruba
15 6 (3.85%) Qualys
15 6 (3.85%) Remedy