Period
to 23 February 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 February 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 West
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 192 206
Rank change year-on-year +18 +14 +3
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 16 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.31% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 0.58% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 10
South West median daily rate £400 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -17.24% +28.89%
10th Percentile £260 £163 £184
90th Percentile £446 £517 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £55.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - +27.91% +14.67%

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 West.

All Vendors
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,947 2,241 2,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.37% 40.84% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,196 1,439 1,609
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £203 £185 £219
90th Percentile £574 £530 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 159 137
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -13.85% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.00 £11.22
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £49.51
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +7.66%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in the South West

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Palo Alto in the South West

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Palo Alto in the South West over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in the South West

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Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 23 February 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
Wiltshire +19 4 £425 -16.67%
Dorset -2 4 £363 +15.08%
Gloucestershire - 4 £400 -
Bristol -5 2 £400 +113.33% 4
Devon +1 1 £195 - 1
Somerset -5 1 £238 +35.71%
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England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 West region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 15 (93.75%) Cisco
2 13 (81.25%) Firewall
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
5 6 (37.50%) CCNP
6 5 (31.25%) Fortinet
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (25.00%) Blue Coat
7 4 (25.00%) DNS
7 4 (25.00%) ITIL
7 4 (25.00%) BGP
7 4 (25.00%) Internet
7 4 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (25.00%) RSA enVision
7 4 (25.00%) QRadar
8 3 (18.75%) Network Security
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 3 (18.75%) MPLS
8 3 (18.75%) VPN
8 3 (18.75%) Windows
8 3 (18.75%) LAN
8 3 (18.75%) CCNA
8 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
8 3 (18.75%) VMware
8 3 (18.75%) Information Security
8 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
9 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (12.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) BGP
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) Internet
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
3 3 (18.75%) MPLS
3 3 (18.75%) Network Security
3 3 (18.75%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) IPsec
4 2 (12.50%) Multicast
4 2 (12.50%) SCCP
4 2 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (6.25%) IPv6
5 1 (6.25%) OSPF
5 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 8 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security
3 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (12.50%) People Management
3 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) CCNP
4 4 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (18.75%) CCNA
6 2 (12.50%) CISSP
6 2 (12.50%) GIAC
6 2 (12.50%) ISSAP
6 2 (12.50%) MCSE
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) XenApp
2 2 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) QRadar
1 4 (25.00%) RSA enVision
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Fortinet
3 4 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) McAfee
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (6.25%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL