Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 263 283
Rank change year-on-year +21 +20 +28
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 143 100 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.84% 0.62% 0.61%
As % of the Vendors category 1.80% 1.27% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 87 87
South East median daily rate £440 £490 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.20% +22.50% -
10th Percentile £351 £325 £325
90th Percentile £575 £538 £531
England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
South East median hourly rate £54.00 - £52.50
10th Percentile £52.00 - £43.45
90th Percentile £56.00 - £53.75
England median hourly rate £54.00 £48.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year +11.34% -7.62% +79.78%

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 7,955 7,881 9,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.74% 48.68% 48.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,591 4,349 5,384
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 386 412
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -2.16%
10th Percentile £10.51 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.76 £47.50 £46.23
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -

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 22 July 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

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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 22 July 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 +19 56 £425 +3.66% 7
Thames Valley -7 40 £425 -16.87% 11
Surrey -4 36 £444 -11.25% 1
Berkshire -13 19 £438 -16.67% 8
Buckinghamshire +11 15 £420 -20.00% 3
West Sussex +13 10 £525 +75.00% 4
Oxfordshire +1 6 £500 +11.11%
East Sussex 0 2 £400 +1.27% 1
Middlesex +7 1 - -
Palo Alto
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 109 (76.22%) Cisco
2 102 (71.33%) Firewall
3 59 (41.26%) Security Cleared
4 56 (39.16%) Cisco ASA
5 54 (37.76%) SC Cleared
5 54 (37.76%) CheckPoint
6 51 (35.66%) Network Security
7 48 (33.57%) Juniper
8 38 (26.57%) VMware
9 35 (24.48%) Cisco ISE
10 34 (23.78%) Cisco Certification
11 32 (22.38%) Windows
11 32 (22.38%) Cisco Nexus
12 31 (21.68%) TCP/IP
13 27 (18.88%) F5
14 26 (18.18%) WAN
14 26 (18.18%) CCNP
15 25 (17.48%) LAN
15 25 (17.48%) ITIL
15 25 (17.48%) IPsec
16 24 (16.78%) Active Directory
17 23 (16.08%) Aruba
18 22 (15.38%) Blue Coat
18 22 (15.38%) VPN
18 22 (15.38%) Data Centre
19 21 (14.69%) BGP
20 20 (13.99%) Wi-Fi
20 20 (13.99%) Wireless
21 19 (13.29%) NetApp
22 18 (12.59%) Microsoft

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 (1.40%) IIS
2 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 102 (71.33%) Firewall
2 56 (39.16%) Cisco ASA
3 51 (35.66%) Network Security
4 35 (24.48%) Cisco ISE
5 32 (22.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 31 (21.68%) TCP/IP
7 26 (18.18%) WAN
8 25 (17.48%) IPsec
8 25 (17.48%) LAN
9 22 (15.38%) VPN
10 21 (14.69%) BGP
11 20 (13.99%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (13.99%) Wireless
12 17 (11.89%) BIG-IP
12 17 (11.89%) Cisco Firepower
12 17 (11.89%) DNS
13 16 (11.19%) Internet
13 16 (11.19%) OSPF
14 14 (9.79%) SSL
15 13 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (12.59%) Finance
2 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.70%) Publishing
3 1 (0.70%) Retail
3 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (31.47%) Network Engineer
2 26 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 22 (15.38%) Analyst
4 21 (14.69%) Architect
5 20 (13.99%) Network Security Engineer
6 16 (11.19%) Security Analyst
7 13 (9.09%) Network Analyst
7 13 (9.09%) Network Security Analyst
8 12 (8.39%) Firewall Engineer
9 11 (7.69%) Consultant
9 11 (7.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 10 (6.99%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (6.99%) Security Architect
11 9 (6.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 8 (5.59%) Network Consultant
12 8 (5.59%) Senior Network Engineer
13 7 (4.90%) Juniper Engineer
14 6 (4.20%) Network Team Leader
14 6 (4.20%) Team Leader
14 6 (4.20%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.50%) Web Services
2 4 (2.80%) XML
3 3 (2.10%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.10%) RESTful
4 2 (1.40%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.40%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.70%) COM+
5 1 (0.70%) Middleware
5 1 (0.70%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.70%) SAML
5 1 (0.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.99%) PKI
4 8 (5.59%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (4.90%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.80%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.10%) BYOD
8 2 (1.40%) CCTV
8 2 (1.40%) IPTV
8 2 (1.40%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.40%) User Experience
8 2 (1.40%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.70%) e-Health
9 1 (0.70%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.70%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.70%) SCADA
9 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.38%) Windows
2 17 (11.89%) Linux
2 17 (11.89%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.20%) AIX
3 6 (4.20%) Solaris
4 5 (3.50%) Unix
4 5 (3.50%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.40%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.48%) ITIL
2 18 (12.59%) Change Management
3 16 (11.19%) Kalman Filter
3 16 (11.19%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (9.79%) Migration
4 14 (9.79%) Network Virtualisation
4 14 (9.79%) Web Filtering
5 13 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 13 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
6 12 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 11 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (6.29%) Problem Management
9 8 (5.59%) Service Management
10 7 (4.90%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (4.90%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (4.90%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (4.90%) Security Hardening
10 7 (4.90%) Service Delivery
11 6 (4.20%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.10%) Python
2 2 (1.40%) C
3 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.70%) Perl
3 1 (0.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (41.26%) Security Cleared
2 54 (37.76%) SC Cleared
3 34 (23.78%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (18.18%) CCNP
5 13 (9.09%) CCIE
6 11 (7.69%) DV Cleared
7 8 (5.59%) Degree
8 7 (4.90%) CCNA
8 7 (4.90%) CCSA
8 7 (4.90%) CCSE
8 7 (4.90%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.80%) ISTQB
10 3 (2.10%) CCIP
11 2 (1.40%) CCDP
11 2 (1.40%) CCIE Security
11 2 (1.40%) CISSP
12 1 (0.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 1 (0.70%) CCIE Service Provider
12 1 (0.70%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.80%) PMO
2 3 (2.10%) RMADS
3 2 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.40%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.70%) GDPR
4 1 (0.70%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 24 (16.78%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.89%) vSphere
3 11 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.80%) ProxySG
4 4 (2.80%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.40%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.70%) vCloud
6 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.70%) XenApp
6 1 (0.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (10.49%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.50%) Nessus
2 5 (3.50%) RSA enVision
3 4 (2.80%) MaaS360
3 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.80%) Nagios
3 4 (2.80%) OVSD
3 4 (2.80%) QRadar
3 4 (2.80%) SCOM
4 2 (1.40%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.70%) Ansible
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.70%) NetCrunch
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.70%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.70%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 109 (76.22%) Cisco
2 54 (37.76%) CheckPoint
3 48 (33.57%) Juniper
4 38 (26.57%) VMware
5 27 (18.88%) F5
6 23 (16.08%) Aruba
7 22 (15.38%) Blue Coat
8 19 (13.29%) NetApp
9 18 (12.59%) Microsoft
9 18 (12.59%) Qualys
10 17 (11.89%) Sophos
11 14 (9.79%) Infoblox
12 12 (8.39%) McAfee
13 10 (6.99%) HP
14 8 (5.59%) Barracuda Networks
15 7 (4.90%) Citrix
15 7 (4.90%) SolarWinds
16 6 (4.20%) ArcSight
16 6 (4.20%) IBM
16 6 (4.20%) Splunk