Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 269 282
Rank change year-on-year +11 +13 +24
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 135 94 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.82% 0.58% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 1.75% 1.19% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 76 88
South East median daily rate £450 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +24.92% +3.29%
10th Percentile £363 £344 £357
90th Percentile £562 £538 £525
England median daily rate £429 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -4.61% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
South East median hourly rate £54.00 - £52.50
10th Percentile £52.00 - £51.25
90th Percentile £56.00 - £53.75
England median hourly rate £54.00 £32.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year +66.15% -38.10% +83.21%

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 7,709 7,889 8,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.68% 48.35% 48.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,459 4,514 4,844
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £238 £225
90th Percentile £585 £552 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 341 398
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +1.47% -5.56%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.78 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.53 £45.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Surrey -12 46 £431 -13.75% 4
Hampshire +4 39 £450 +12.50% 9
Thames Valley +3 34 £453 -9.50% 17
Berkshire -5 22 £475 -5.00% 13
West Sussex - 12 £525 - 2
Buckinghamshire +24 11 £450 -14.29% 4
Kent +7 3 £320 -39.05% 1
East Sussex -1 3 £525 +32.91% 6
Middlesex +10 1 - -
Oxfordshire +6 1 £500 +5.26%
Palo Alto
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 101 (74.81%) Firewall
2 93 (68.89%) Cisco
3 69 (51.11%) Juniper
4 62 (45.93%) CheckPoint
5 55 (40.74%) Network Security
6 45 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 40 (29.63%) Security Cleared
8 37 (27.41%) Blue Coat
8 37 (27.41%) LAN
9 36 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
9 36 (26.67%) SC Cleared
10 35 (25.93%) Aruba
11 33 (24.44%) F5
12 32 (23.70%) WAN
13 31 (22.96%) CCNP
14 30 (22.22%) Internet
15 29 (21.48%) FortiGate
16 28 (20.74%) IPsec
17 26 (19.26%) BIG-IP
17 26 (19.26%) Cisco ISE
18 25 (18.52%) VMware
19 24 (17.78%) TCP/IP
20 23 (17.04%) Cisco Nexus
21 22 (16.30%) SSL
21 22 (16.30%) Wi-Fi
21 22 (16.30%) Data Centre
22 21 (15.56%) VPN
23 20 (14.81%) Migration
24 19 (14.07%) Active Directory
25 18 (13.33%) Qualys

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 (1.48%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.63%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.48%) IaaS
2 2 (1.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 101 (74.81%) Firewall
2 55 (40.74%) Network Security
3 45 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 37 (27.41%) LAN
5 32 (23.70%) WAN
6 30 (22.22%) Internet
7 28 (20.74%) IPsec
8 26 (19.26%) BIG-IP
8 26 (19.26%) Cisco ISE
9 24 (17.78%) TCP/IP
10 23 (17.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 22 (16.30%) SSL
11 22 (16.30%) Wi-Fi
12 21 (15.56%) VPN
13 17 (12.59%) Wireless
14 14 (10.37%) BGP
14 14 (10.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 9 (6.67%) OSPF
16 7 (5.19%) Cisco Firepower
16 7 (5.19%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.48%) JIRA
General
1 17 (12.59%) Finance
2 2 (1.48%) Law
2 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.74%) Legal
3 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (28.15%) Network Engineer
2 26 (19.26%) Security Engineer
3 25 (18.52%) Analyst
4 20 (14.81%) Architect
4 20 (14.81%) Security Analyst
5 19 (14.07%) Firewall Engineer
6 16 (11.85%) Network Analyst
6 16 (11.85%) Network Security Analyst
7 12 (8.89%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (8.15%) Network Security Engineer
9 10 (7.41%) Network Architect
9 10 (7.41%) Security Architect
10 9 (6.67%) Consultant
11 8 (5.93%) Cisco Engineer
12 7 (5.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 7 (5.19%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 7 (5.19%) Support Engineer
13 6 (4.44%) Network Consultant
13 6 (4.44%) Network Support
13 6 (4.44%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.19%) CSS
2 4 (2.96%) XML
3 3 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.22%) RESTful
4 2 (1.48%) Web Services
5 1 (0.74%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.74%) Middleware
5 1 (0.74%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.74%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.30%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.15%) PKI
3 8 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.19%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.96%) Wiki
6 3 (2.22%) CCTV
6 3 (2.22%) IPTV
6 3 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.22%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.48%) BYOD
7 2 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.48%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.48%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.48%) iPad
7 2 (1.48%) iPhone
7 2 (1.48%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.48%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (1.48%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.48%) User Experience
8 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.59%) Windows
2 14 (10.37%) Linux
3 6 (4.44%) AIX
3 6 (4.44%) Solaris
4 5 (3.70%) Unix
5 3 (2.22%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.48%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.81%) Migration
2 18 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 16 (11.85%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (10.37%) ITIL
5 13 (9.63%) Performance Monitoring
6 12 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (8.89%) Web Filtering
7 11 (8.15%) Change Management
7 11 (8.15%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (5.93%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (5.93%) Risk Management
8 8 (5.93%) SIEM
9 7 (5.19%) Computer Security
9 7 (5.19%) Information Assurance
9 7 (5.19%) Information Security
9 7 (5.19%) Network Management
9 7 (5.19%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (5.19%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (5.19%) Security Hardening
9 7 (5.19%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.48%) C
1 2 (1.48%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.74%) Python
2 1 (0.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 36 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 31 (22.96%) CCNP
4 14 (10.37%) CCNA
4 14 (10.37%) CCSA
4 14 (10.37%) CCSE
4 14 (10.37%) Check Point Certification
5 10 (7.41%) CCIE
6 8 (5.93%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.70%) CCDP
8 4 (2.96%) CCIP
8 4 (2.96%) JNCIE
9 3 (2.22%) Degree
10 2 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.48%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.74%) CCDA
11 1 (0.74%) CCIE Security
11 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.22%) Government Security Classifications
1 3 (2.22%) RMADS
2 2 (1.48%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.74%) GAMP
3 1 (0.74%) GDPR
3 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (14.07%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.44%) VMware NSX
4 3 (2.22%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.48%) vSphere
6 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (21.48%) FortiGate
2 7 (5.19%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (5.19%) RSA enVision
3 6 (4.44%) QRadar
4 3 (2.22%) MaaS360
4 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.48%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.74%) Nagios
6 1 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 93 (68.89%) Cisco
2 69 (51.11%) Juniper
3 62 (45.93%) CheckPoint
4 37 (27.41%) Blue Coat
5 35 (25.93%) Aruba
6 33 (24.44%) F5
7 25 (18.52%) VMware
8 18 (13.33%) Qualys
9 15 (11.11%) McAfee
10 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
11 11 (8.15%) CA
12 6 (4.44%) ArcSight
12 6 (4.44%) HP
12 6 (4.44%) IBM
12 6 (4.44%) NetApp
13 5 (3.70%) Sophos
14 4 (2.96%) Barracuda Networks
14 4 (2.96%) Infoblox
14 4 (2.96%) SolarWinds
14 4 (2.96%) Splunk