Period
to 23 October 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 October 2019 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 100 96 74
Rank change year-on-year -4 -22 +14
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 7 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.49% 0.14% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 0.93% 0.30% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 11
Reading median daily rate £475 - £525
10th Percentile £353 - £325
90th Percentile £573 - £538
Berkshire median daily rate £490 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +3.16% -5.00% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £77.50 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £77.50 - -

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 Reading.

All Vendors
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 750 672 650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 52.16% 46.28% 51.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 351 319
Reading median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £228 £213 £277
90th Percentile £600 £575 £590
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 10 46
Reading median hourly rate £65.00 £20.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +213.25% +29.69% +45.45%
10th Percentile £16.25 £10.93 £9.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £45.68 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £17.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +46.48% +18.33% +20.00%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in Reading

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Palo Alto in Reading

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Palo Alto in Reading over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) Fortinet
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Network Design
4 3 (42.86%) CCNA
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) McAfee
4 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (42.86%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Replication
5 2 (28.57%) Change Management
5 2 (28.57%) BGP
5 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) OSPF
5 2 (28.57%) DMZ
5 2 (28.57%) 802.11
5 2 (28.57%) IPsec
5 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (28.57%) Reverse Proxy

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Azure
1 2 (28.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) 802.11
3 2 (28.57%) BGP
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (28.57%) DMZ
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
3 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (28.57%) IPsec
3 2 (28.57%) iSCSI
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (14.29%) Sourcefire
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Local Government
2 1 (14.29%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Network Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (28.57%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
1 3 (42.86%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Presales
2 2 (28.57%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) CCDA
4 1 (14.29%) CCNP
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) NCSC
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
1 1 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) Fortinet
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) McAfee
4 2 (28.57%) F5
5 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
5 1 (14.29%) FireEye
5 1 (14.29%) IronPort
5 1 (14.29%) Qualys
5 1 (14.29%) Zscaler