Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 182 193
Rank change year-on-year -25 +11 -
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 11 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.18% 0.29% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.46% 0.71% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
South West median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - -
10th Percentile £321 £405 £163
90th Percentile £645 £488 £628
England median daily rate £438 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £54.00 £35.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +54.29% -33.33% +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 West.

All Vendors
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,369 2,245 2,518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.97% 40.71% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,427 1,343 1,559
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £210 £205
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 103 156
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +45.45% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.18 £13.00 £11.44
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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
Bristol -13 4 £600 - 2
Dorset -10 2 £388 -13.89% 1
Wiltshire -12 2 £400 -
Devon +2 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire -2 1 - - 1
Somerset -4 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 6 (54.55%) Network Security
3 5 (45.45%) F5
3 5 (45.45%) CCNP
3 5 (45.45%) CCNA
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) VPN
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) BIG-IP
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) OSPF
6 2 (18.18%) Juniper
6 2 (18.18%) VMware NSX
6 2 (18.18%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (18.18%) FortiGate
6 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
7 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
7 1 (9.09%) Riverbed
7 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring

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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 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) Network Security
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (27.27%) VPN
5 2 (18.18%) BIG-IP
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (18.18%) OSPF
5 2 (18.18%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (9.09%) Internet
6 1 (9.09%) LAN
6 1 (9.09%) MPLS
6 1 (9.09%) VoIP
6 1 (9.09%) WAN
6 1 (9.09%) Wireless
6 1 (9.09%) WLAN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) Data Governance
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery Management
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) CCNA
1 5 (45.45%) CCNP
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (9.09%) HND
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
2 5 (45.45%) F5
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Juniper
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) BT
5 1 (9.09%) Meraki
5 1 (9.09%) Riverbed