Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 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 > South East
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 303 265
Rank change year-on-year +52 -38 +62
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 142 69 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 0.41% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 1.84% 0.85% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 53 96
South East median daily rate £450 £475 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +17.36% +1.19%
10th Percentile £325 £330 £358
90th Percentile £538 £538 £531
England median daily rate £425 £450 £444
% change year-on-year -5.56% +1.41% +10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
South East median hourly rate £54.00 - £53.75
10th Percentile £52.00 - £51.63
90th Percentile £56.00 - £54.88
England median hourly rate £54.00 £32.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +66.15% -40.91% +91.94%

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 7,716 8,113 8,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.10% 48.09% 48.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,491 4,658 4,707
South East median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £239 £225
90th Percentile £578 £575 £552
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 346 410
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £47.01
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.72% +5.30% -5.71%

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 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
Hampshire +12 48 £388 -8.82% 8
Surrey -7 39 £438 -12.50% 7
Thames Valley +35 36 £450 -11.11% 7
Berkshire 0 24 £475 -8.43% 6
Buckinghamshire +28 11 £450 -14.29%
West Sussex - 9 £525 - 4
Kent +3 6 £320 -39.05% 1
East Sussex -6 5 £438 +10.76% 1
Oxfordshire +19 1 £425 -10.53% 1
Middlesex +10 1 - -
Palo Alto
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 104 (73.24%) Firewall
2 98 (69.01%) Cisco
3 70 (49.30%) Juniper
4 61 (42.96%) CheckPoint
5 54 (38.03%) Network Security
6 47 (33.10%) Cisco ASA
7 40 (28.17%) Blue Coat
7 40 (28.17%) F5
8 38 (26.76%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (26.06%) Security Cleared
10 33 (23.24%) SC Cleared
11 31 (21.83%) CCNP
11 31 (21.83%) LAN
12 30 (21.13%) BIG-IP
12 30 (21.13%) FortiGate
13 28 (19.72%) Migration
14 27 (19.01%) WAN
15 25 (17.61%) Internet
15 25 (17.61%) Aruba
16 24 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
16 24 (16.90%) Data Centre
17 23 (16.20%) Cisco ISE
17 23 (16.20%) TCP/IP
18 21 (14.79%) VMware
19 20 (14.08%) Wireless
19 20 (14.08%) CCNA
19 20 (14.08%) Performance Tuning
20 19 (13.38%) VPN
20 19 (13.38%) IPsec
20 19 (13.38%) CCSA

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 5 (3.52%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.11%) Office 365
4 2 (1.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (73.24%) Firewall
2 54 (38.03%) Network Security
3 47 (33.10%) Cisco ASA
4 31 (21.83%) LAN
5 30 (21.13%) BIG-IP
6 27 (19.01%) WAN
7 25 (17.61%) Internet
8 24 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
9 23 (16.20%) Cisco ISE
9 23 (16.20%) TCP/IP
10 20 (14.08%) Wireless
11 19 (13.38%) IPsec
11 19 (13.38%) VPN
12 17 (11.97%) BGP
13 16 (11.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 15 (10.56%) OSPF
15 13 (9.15%) MPLS
15 13 (9.15%) SSL
15 13 (9.15%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (5.63%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (3.52%) JIRA
2 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (7.75%) Finance
2 5 (3.52%) Law
3 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.70%) Legal
4 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (33.10%) Network Engineer
2 28 (19.72%) Security Engineer
3 23 (16.20%) Firewall Engineer
4 16 (11.27%) Architect
5 14 (9.86%) Analyst
6 12 (8.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 10 (7.04%) Network Security Engineer
7 10 (7.04%) Security Architect
8 9 (6.34%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (6.34%) Security Analyst
9 8 (5.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) Network Architect
9 8 (5.63%) Network Support
9 8 (5.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.93%) Consultant
10 7 (4.93%) Network Support Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) Network Analyst
11 6 (4.23%) Network Security Analyst
11 6 (4.23%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.93%) CSS
2 4 (2.82%) XML
3 3 (2.11%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.11%) RESTful
4 1 (0.70%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.70%) COM+
4 1 (0.70%) Middleware
4 1 (0.70%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.90%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.63%) PKI
4 6 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.52%) Fat Client
5 5 (3.52%) iPad
5 5 (3.52%) iPhone
5 5 (3.52%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.82%) Wiki
7 3 (2.11%) CCTV
7 3 (2.11%) IPTV
7 3 (2.11%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.41%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.70%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.70%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.70%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.70%) SCADA
9 1 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.97%) Linux
1 17 (11.97%) Windows
2 6 (4.23%) AIX
2 6 (4.23%) Solaris
3 5 (3.52%) Windows Phone
4 4 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.82%) Unix
5 2 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.72%) Migration
2 20 (14.08%) Performance Tuning
3 16 (11.27%) ITIL
4 15 (10.56%) Change Management
5 11 (7.75%) Virtual Environments
6 9 (6.34%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (6.34%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (6.34%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (6.34%) Web Filtering
7 8 (5.63%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (5.63%) Load Balancing
8 7 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (4.93%) Network Management
8 7 (4.93%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (4.93%) Risk Management
8 7 (4.93%) SIEM
9 6 (4.23%) Business Transformation
9 6 (4.23%) Information Assurance
9 6 (4.23%) ITIL V3
9 6 (4.23%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.41%) C
3 1 (0.70%) Python
3 1 (0.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (26.76%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (26.06%) Security Cleared
3 33 (23.24%) SC Cleared
4 31 (21.83%) CCNP
5 20 (14.08%) CCNA
6 19 (13.38%) CCSA
6 19 (13.38%) CCSE
7 18 (12.68%) Check Point Certification
8 8 (5.63%) CCIE
9 6 (4.23%) DV Cleared
10 5 (3.52%) JNCIE
11 4 (2.82%) CCDP
11 4 (2.82%) CCIP
12 2 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.41%) CCDA
13 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.70%) Degree
13 1 (0.70%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.11%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (1.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.70%) GAMP
3 1 (0.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (11.97%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.63%) VMware NSX
3 3 (2.11%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (21.13%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.93%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (4.23%) RSA enVision
4 5 (3.52%) AirWatch
5 3 (2.11%) Nessus
6 2 (1.41%) QRadar
7 1 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.70%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 98 (69.01%) Cisco
2 70 (49.30%) Juniper
3 61 (42.96%) CheckPoint
4 40 (28.17%) Blue Coat
4 40 (28.17%) F5
5 25 (17.61%) Aruba
6 21 (14.79%) VMware
7 18 (12.68%) McAfee
8 15 (10.56%) CA
9 12 (8.45%) Qualys
10 10 (7.04%) Microsoft
11 7 (4.93%) HP
12 6 (4.23%) ArcSight
12 6 (4.23%) Citrix
12 6 (4.23%) IBM
12 6 (4.23%) Red Hat
12 6 (4.23%) Riverbed
13 5 (3.52%) IPFX
13 5 (3.52%) Splunk
13 5 (3.52%) Symantec