Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 254 304
Rank change year-on-year +18 +50 +5
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 141 107 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.84% 0.68% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 1.80% 1.38% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 83 66
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £425 £431 £400
% change year-on-year -1.45% +7.81% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.91% -
England median hourly rate - £55.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - +27.91% -

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 7,834 7,739 8,749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.67% 49.42% 48.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,475 4,308 5,078
South East median daily rate £425 £412 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.28% +2.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £226
90th Percentile £575 £550 £546
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 381 422
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -11.43% +4.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.31 £9.27
90th Percentile £46.69 £47.79 £52.35
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +10.29%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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
Thames Valley -12 63 £425 -5.56% 8
Hampshire +23 44 £400 -1.23% 5
Berkshire +3 34 £425 -19.05% 6
Surrey -18 23 £563 +12.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 21 £420 -20.00% 1
Oxfordshire -21 8 £475 +35.71% 1
East Sussex - 8 £363 - 1
West Sussex -2 4 £440 +40.80% 3
Palo Alto
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 119 (84.40%) Cisco
2 89 (63.12%) Firewall
3 54 (38.30%) Security Cleared
4 52 (36.88%) SC Cleared
4 52 (36.88%) VMware
5 49 (34.75%) Cisco ASA
6 42 (29.79%) Network Security
6 42 (29.79%) CheckPoint
7 36 (25.53%) F5
8 33 (23.40%) Juniper
9 30 (21.28%) Cisco Nexus
10 29 (20.57%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (20.57%) Active Directory
10 29 (20.57%) ITIL
10 29 (20.57%) Cisco ISE
11 28 (19.86%) Microsoft
11 28 (19.86%) VPN
12 26 (18.44%) Windows
13 25 (17.73%) WAN
14 23 (16.31%) TCP/IP
14 23 (16.31%) BGP
15 22 (15.60%) DNS
16 20 (14.18%) Change Management
16 20 (14.18%) Wireless
16 20 (14.18%) Blue Coat
17 19 (13.48%) CCNP
17 19 (13.48%) Cisco Firepower
18 18 (12.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 18 (12.77%) Windows Server
18 18 (12.77%) NetApp

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 2 (1.42%) IIS
1 2 (1.42%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 89 (63.12%) Firewall
2 49 (34.75%) Cisco ASA
3 42 (29.79%) Network Security
4 30 (21.28%) Cisco Nexus
5 29 (20.57%) Cisco ISE
6 28 (19.86%) VPN
7 25 (17.73%) WAN
8 23 (16.31%) BGP
8 23 (16.31%) TCP/IP
9 22 (15.60%) DNS
10 20 (14.18%) Wireless
11 19 (13.48%) Cisco Firepower
12 18 (12.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 18 (12.77%) IPsec
12 18 (12.77%) MPLS
13 16 (11.35%) BIG-IP
14 14 (9.93%) NetScaler
14 14 (9.93%) OSPF
14 14 (9.93%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (9.22%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (8.51%) Finance
2 2 (1.42%) Retail
3 1 (0.71%) Publishing
3 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (43.97%) Network Engineer
2 25 (17.73%) Analyst
3 19 (13.48%) Architect
4 18 (12.77%) Security Engineer
5 17 (12.06%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (8.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 11 (7.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 11 (7.80%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 11 (7.80%) Test Analyst
8 10 (7.09%) Security Architect
9 9 (6.38%) Consultant
10 8 (5.67%) Network Consultant
11 7 (4.96%) Cisco Engineer
11 7 (4.96%) Network Architect
11 7 (4.96%) Requirements Analyst
11 7 (4.96%) Security Analyst
12 6 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (4.26%) Network Analyst
12 6 (4.26%) Network Team Leader
12 6 (4.26%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.55%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.84%) Web Services
3 3 (2.13%) WAP
4 2 (1.42%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.71%) COM+
5 1 (0.71%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.35%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.67%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (4.26%) e-Health
5 4 (2.84%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.13%) BYOD
6 3 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.13%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.71%) Fintech
7 1 (0.71%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.71%) PKI
7 1 (0.71%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.44%) Windows
2 18 (12.77%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.09%) Linux
4 6 (4.26%) Windows 10
5 5 (3.55%) Unix
5 5 (3.55%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.57%) ITIL
2 20 (14.18%) Change Management
3 16 (11.35%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (11.35%) Network Virtualisation
4 14 (9.93%) Load Balancing
5 13 (9.22%) Virtual Environments
6 12 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (7.80%) ITIL V3
7 11 (7.80%) Validation
8 10 (7.09%) Traceability Matrix
9 9 (6.38%) Problem Management
9 9 (6.38%) Service Delivery
9 9 (6.38%) SIEM
10 8 (5.67%) Business Continuity
10 8 (5.67%) Service Management
10 8 (5.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (4.96%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (4.96%) Migration
11 7 (4.96%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
12 6 (4.26%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.26%) Python
2 3 (2.13%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.13%) Perl
3 2 (1.42%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (38.30%) Security Cleared
2 52 (36.88%) SC Cleared
3 29 (20.57%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (13.48%) CCNP
5 12 (8.51%) CCIE
6 10 (7.09%) ISTQB
7 9 (6.38%) DV Cleared
8 8 (5.67%) CCNA
9 7 (4.96%) Degree
10 4 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.13%) CCIP
12 2 (1.42%) CISSP
13 1 (0.71%) CCDP
13 1 (0.71%) CCSP
13 1 (0.71%) CISMP
13 1 (0.71%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.71%) JNCIE
13 1 (0.71%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.71%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.84%) PMO
2 3 (2.13%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.42%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.42%) RMADS
4 1 (0.71%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.71%) QA
4 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (20.57%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.35%) vSphere
3 12 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.26%) ProxySG
5 5 (3.55%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.42%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.71%) vCloud
7 1 (0.71%) XenApp
7 1 (0.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (6.38%) Nessus
2 7 (4.96%) FortiGate
3 6 (4.26%) WhatsUp Gold
4 4 (2.84%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (2.84%) Nagios
4 4 (2.84%) OVSD
4 4 (2.84%) SCOM
5 3 (2.13%) MaaS360
5 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.13%) QRadar
6 2 (1.42%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (1.42%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.42%) RSA enVision
7 1 (0.71%) Ansible
7 1 (0.71%) NetCrunch
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.71%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 119 (84.40%) Cisco
2 52 (36.88%) VMware
3 42 (29.79%) CheckPoint
4 36 (25.53%) F5
5 33 (23.40%) Juniper
6 28 (19.86%) Microsoft
7 20 (14.18%) Blue Coat
8 18 (12.77%) NetApp
9 16 (11.35%) Sophos
10 14 (9.93%) Citrix
11 13 (9.22%) Infoblox
11 13 (9.22%) Qualys
12 10 (7.09%) HP
12 10 (7.09%) SolarWinds
13 9 (6.38%) Dell
14 8 (5.67%) Aruba
15 7 (4.96%) Thales
16 6 (4.26%) IronPort
16 6 (4.26%) Splunk
17 5 (3.55%) SonicWALL