Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 209 181 186
Rank change year-on-year -28 +5 +32
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 16 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.25% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 0.72% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 8
South West median daily rate £475 £400 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +30.08% +53.75%
10th Percentile £268 £234 £189
90th Percentile £635 £449 £518
England median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £21.59 - -
England median hourly rate £21.59 £32.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year -33.58% -40.91% +53.51%

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 2,709 1,944 2,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 42.29% 37.18% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,661 1,209 1,385
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £263 £210 £178
90th Percentile £594 £575 £535
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 100 162
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £23.75 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.32% +2.65% -15.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.82 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £46.68
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.11% -0.11% -2.78%

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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

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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

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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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 -34 7 £270 -36.47% 1
Bristol -17 4 £600 +50.00% 6
Dorset +6 1 - - 1
Somerset -1 1 - -
Devon -2 1 - -
Gloucestershire -18 1 - - 1
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England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) Firewall
3 10 (62.50%) Network Security
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (43.75%) OSPF
5 7 (43.75%) CCNA
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (37.50%) F5
7 5 (31.25%) MPLS
7 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
8 4 (25.00%) CCNP
8 4 (25.00%) WAN
8 4 (25.00%) VPN
9 3 (18.75%) BGP
9 3 (18.75%) VMware
9 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (18.75%) Acceptance Criteria
9 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 2 (12.50%) VMware NSX
10 2 (12.50%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (12.50%) Multicast
10 2 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (12.50%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (12.50%) BIG-IP
10 2 (12.50%) ITIL
10 2 (12.50%) LAN
10 2 (12.50%) Juniper

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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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (62.50%) Network Security
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (43.75%) OSPF
4 5 (31.25%) MPLS
5 4 (25.00%) VPN
5 4 (25.00%) WAN
6 3 (18.75%) BGP
7 2 (12.50%) BIG-IP
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (12.50%) LAN
7 2 (12.50%) Multicast
7 2 (12.50%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (6.25%) Internet
8 1 (6.25%) NetScreen
8 1 (6.25%) VoIP
8 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (6.25%) WLAN
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Network Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Security Engineer
3 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Acceptance Criteria
1 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery Management
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) CCNA
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) F5
3 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Juniper
6 1 (6.25%) Aruba
6 1 (6.25%) Avaya
6 1 (6.25%) Brocade
6 1 (6.25%) BT
6 1 (6.25%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (6.25%) Linksys
6 1 (6.25%) Meraki
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) Nortel
6 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
6 1 (6.25%) Ubiquiti