Period
to 19 January 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 19 January 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 252 281 247
Rank change year-on-year +29 -34 +62
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 131 91 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.82% 0.55% 0.70%
As % of the Vendors category 1.77% 1.17% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 67 84
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £327
90th Percentile £538 £572 £568
England median daily rate £429 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +0.82% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South East median hourly rate - - £55.00
England median hourly rate £21.59 £32.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year -33.58% -40.91% +53.51%

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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 7,383 7,800 7,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.48% 47.27% 48.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,229 4,540 4,338
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £240 £237 £234
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 293 376
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +13.43% -18.93%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.26% -0.26% -

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Palo Alto as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in the South East

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Palo Alto in the South East

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Palo Alto in the South East over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in the South East

Palo Alto
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Palo Alto in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Palo Alto in the South East

Palo Alto
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. 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
Hampshire +12 43 £388 -3.13% 14
Surrey -8 34 £438 -16.67% 3
Thames Valley +3 30 £450 +5.88% 11
Berkshire -16 17 £475 +11.76% 5
Buckinghamshire +28 12 £450 +28.57%
West Sussex - 10 £525 - 2
East Sussex -6 9 £450 +38.46%
Kent +23 7 £320 -39.05% 1
Oxfordshire +26 1 £425 +26.87% 6
Palo Alto
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 South East region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 99 (75.57%) Firewall
2 84 (64.12%) Cisco
3 60 (45.80%) Juniper
4 59 (45.04%) CheckPoint
5 52 (39.69%) Network Security
6 38 (29.01%) F5
7 37 (28.24%) Blue Coat
7 37 (28.24%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (27.48%) Cisco ASA
9 35 (26.72%) Migration
10 34 (25.95%) LAN
11 31 (23.66%) Security Cleared
12 30 (22.90%) CCNP
13 29 (22.14%) SC Cleared
13 29 (22.14%) BIG-IP
14 23 (17.56%) Wireless
14 23 (17.56%) WAN
15 22 (16.79%) Internet
15 22 (16.79%) VMware
15 22 (16.79%) FortiGate
16 21 (16.03%) CCNA
16 21 (16.03%) Data Centre
17 20 (15.27%) BGP
17 20 (15.27%) Cisco Nexus
18 19 (14.50%) Aruba
18 19 (14.50%) OSPF
18 19 (14.50%) TCP/IP
19 18 (13.74%) VPN
19 18 (13.74%) MPLS
19 18 (13.74%) Cisco ISE

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (6.87%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.76%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.58%) Office 365
4 4 (3.05%) Akamai
5 2 (1.53%) IaaS
6 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 99 (75.57%) Firewall
2 52 (39.69%) Network Security
3 36 (27.48%) Cisco ASA
4 34 (25.95%) LAN
5 29 (22.14%) BIG-IP
6 23 (17.56%) WAN
6 23 (17.56%) Wireless
7 22 (16.79%) Internet
8 20 (15.27%) BGP
8 20 (15.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 19 (14.50%) OSPF
9 19 (14.50%) TCP/IP
10 18 (13.74%) Cisco ISE
10 18 (13.74%) MPLS
10 18 (13.74%) VPN
11 16 (12.21%) IPsec
12 15 (11.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 12 (9.16%) SSL
14 10 (7.63%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (6.87%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (4.58%) JIRA
2 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (4.58%) Law
2 4 (3.05%) Advertising
2 4 (3.05%) Finance
3 1 (0.76%) Legal
3 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.76%) Publishing
3 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (33.59%) Network Engineer
2 24 (18.32%) Security Engineer
3 20 (15.27%) Firewall Engineer
4 16 (12.21%) Architect
5 11 (8.40%) Analyst
6 9 (6.87%) Network Architect
6 9 (6.87%) Security Specialist
6 9 (6.87%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Network Support
7 8 (6.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Security Architect
8 7 (5.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Network Specialist
8 7 (5.34%) Network Support Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) Information Assurance Specialist
9 6 (4.58%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.34%) CSS
2 2 (1.53%) Web Services
3 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.76%) COM+
3 1 (0.76%) REST
3 1 (0.76%) SAML
3 1 (0.76%) SOAP
3 1 (0.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.03%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.34%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.58%) Fat Client
4 6 (4.58%) iPad
4 6 (4.58%) iPhone
4 6 (4.58%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.05%) PKI
5 4 (3.05%) Wiki
6 2 (1.53%) CCTV
6 2 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.53%) IPTV
6 2 (1.53%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.76%) CMDB
7 1 (0.76%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.76%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.76%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.98%) Windows
2 10 (7.63%) Linux
3 7 (5.34%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.58%) Windows Phone
5 4 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.72%) Migration
2 17 (12.98%) ITIL
2 17 (12.98%) Performance Tuning
3 15 (11.45%) Change Management
4 11 (8.40%) Virtual Environments
5 10 (7.63%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (6.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 9 (6.87%) Load Balancing
7 7 (5.34%) Business Transformation
7 7 (5.34%) Information Assurance
7 7 (5.34%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (5.34%) Network Management
7 7 (5.34%) Risk Management
7 7 (5.34%) SIEM
8 6 (4.58%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (4.58%) Email Filtering
8 6 (4.58%) ITIL V3
8 6 (4.58%) Presales
8 6 (4.58%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.05%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.53%) C
3 1 (0.76%) Python
3 1 (0.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (28.24%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (23.66%) Security Cleared
3 30 (22.90%) CCNP
4 29 (22.14%) SC Cleared
5 21 (16.03%) CCNA
6 17 (12.98%) CCSA
6 17 (12.98%) CCSE
7 15 (11.45%) Check Point Certification
8 9 (6.87%) CCIE
9 6 (4.58%) DV Cleared
9 6 (4.58%) JNCIE
10 5 (3.82%) CCDP
11 4 (3.05%) CCIP
12 3 (2.29%) CCDA
12 3 (2.29%) HP ASE
13 2 (1.53%) JNCIP
14 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.76%) Degree
14 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.76%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.29%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (0.76%) GAMP
2 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.76%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (8.40%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.87%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.76%) XenApp
5 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (16.79%) FortiGate
2 7 (5.34%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (5.34%) RSA enVision
3 6 (4.58%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (3.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (2.29%) Nessus
6 2 (1.53%) QRadar
7 1 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.76%) Nagios
7 1 (0.76%) NetCrunch
7 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 84 (64.12%) Cisco
2 60 (45.80%) Juniper
3 59 (45.04%) CheckPoint
4 38 (29.01%) F5
5 37 (28.24%) Blue Coat
6 22 (16.79%) VMware
7 19 (14.50%) Aruba
8 15 (11.45%) CA
9 13 (9.92%) McAfee
9 13 (9.92%) Microsoft
10 9 (6.87%) HP
11 8 (6.11%) Qualys
12 7 (5.34%) Citrix
13 6 (4.58%) Dell
13 6 (4.58%) IPFX
13 6 (4.58%) Red Hat
13 6 (4.58%) Sony
13 6 (4.58%) Symantec
14 5 (3.82%) Meraki
15 4 (3.05%) Riverbed