Period
to 13 November 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 13 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 370 505 581
Rank change year-on-year +135 +76 -94
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 505 402 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.42% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 1.51% 1.00% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 263 184
England median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £269 £276 £296
90th Percentile £548 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
England median hourly rate £46.70 £54.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.52% +66.15% -40.91%
10th Percentile £42.48 £52.00 £30.50
90th Percentile £78.75 £56.00 £34.50
UK median hourly rate £46.40 £54.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -14.07% +66.15% -40.91%

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 England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 33,434 40,154 40,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.37% 42.34% 43.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,202 25,244 25,346
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,296 1,507 1,354
England median hourly rate £19.31 £17.50 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +0.72% +5.30%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.64
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.63% - +6.06%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Palo Alto as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Palo Alto in England

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Palo Alto in England over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Palo Alto in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Palo Alto in England

Palo Alto
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Palo Alto in England over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Palo Alto in England

Palo Alto
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 13 November 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
London +112 203 £425 -2.86% 44
South East +37 145 £420 -6.67% 28
North of England +60 73 £375 -11.76% 10
Midlands +71 45 £350 +16.67% 16
North West +26 42 £400 -10.11% 5
West Midlands +52 24 £374 +28.88% 11
East Midlands +37 21 £350 +16.67% 5
East of England +30 20 £313 -19.35% 6
South West +7 20 £394 -1.56% 4
Yorkshire +29 16 £375 -1.64% 5
North East +21 15 £313 -3.85%
Palo Alto
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 England region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 430 (85.15%) Firewall
2 367 (72.67%) Cisco
3 210 (41.58%) Cisco Certification
4 184 (36.44%) CheckPoint
5 160 (31.68%) LAN
6 155 (30.69%) CCNP
7 150 (29.70%) Network Security
8 148 (29.31%) Wireless
9 147 (29.11%) WAN
10 137 (27.13%) F5
11 127 (25.15%) Cisco ASA
12 118 (23.37%) CCNA
13 112 (22.18%) VPN
14 109 (21.58%) Data Centre
15 105 (20.79%) Juniper
16 99 (19.60%) BGP
17 85 (16.83%) Fortinet
18 83 (16.44%) MPLS
19 81 (16.04%) OSPF
20 72 (14.26%) DNS
21 71 (14.06%) Finance
22 70 (13.86%) ITIL
23 68 (13.47%) TCP/IP
23 68 (13.47%) Security Cleared
24 65 (12.87%) Load Balancing
25 64 (12.67%) Azure
26 63 (12.48%) Aruba
26 63 (12.48%) Windows
27 60 (11.88%) Cisco Nexus
28 56 (11.09%) SC Cleared

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 21 (4.16%) Skype for Business
2 8 (1.58%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.40%) Confluence
4 2 (0.40%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.20%) Apache
5 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (1.58%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 64 (12.67%) Azure
2 54 (10.69%) AWS
3 23 (4.55%) Office 365
4 10 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 7 (1.39%) Mimecast
6 6 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (0.99%) GitHub
7 5 (0.99%) PaaS
8 4 (0.79%) GCP
8 4 (0.79%) SaaS
9 2 (0.40%) Akamai
9 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.40%) IaaS
10 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.20%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 430 (85.15%) Firewall
2 160 (31.68%) LAN
3 150 (29.70%) Network Security
4 148 (29.31%) Wireless
5 147 (29.11%) WAN
6 127 (25.15%) Cisco ASA
7 112 (22.18%) VPN
8 99 (19.60%) BGP
9 83 (16.44%) MPLS
10 81 (16.04%) OSPF
11 72 (14.26%) DNS
12 68 (13.47%) TCP/IP
13 60 (11.88%) Cisco Nexus
14 55 (10.89%) NetScaler
15 54 (10.69%) EIGRP
16 47 (9.31%) DHCP
17 43 (8.51%) WLAN
18 41 (8.12%) IPsec
19 40 (7.92%) VLAN
20 39 (7.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
1 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.20%) DB2
2 1 (0.20%) Informix
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.79%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.59%) JIRA
5 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.40%) Subversion
6 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.20%) Maven
General
1 71 (14.06%) Finance
2 30 (5.94%) Telecoms
3 25 (4.95%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.17%) Retail
5 10 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.78%) Local Government
7 8 (1.58%) Multimedia
8 7 (1.39%) Legal
9 4 (0.79%) Banking
9 4 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.40%) Norwegian Language
10 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Law
11 1 (0.20%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 302 (59.80%) Network Engineer
2 81 (16.04%) Security Engineer
3 67 (13.27%) Network Security Engineer
4 48 (9.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 47 (9.31%) Firewall Engineer
6 46 (9.11%) Architect
7 42 (8.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 33 (6.53%) Consultant
8 33 (6.53%) Senior Network Engineer
9 32 (6.34%) Network Architect
10 26 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 24 (4.75%) Analyst
12 17 (3.37%) Support Engineer
13 16 (3.17%) Network Consultant
13 16 (3.17%) WAN Engineer
14 15 (2.97%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (2.77%) LAN Engineer
15 14 (2.77%) LAN/WAN Engineer
15 14 (2.77%) Network Support
15 14 (2.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.16%) 802.1X
2 5 (0.99%) JSON
2 5 (0.99%) Web Services
2 5 (0.99%) XML
2 5 (0.99%) XMPP
3 3 (0.59%) Middleware
4 2 (0.40%) .NET
4 2 (0.40%) SAML
5 1 (0.20%) CSS
5 1 (0.20%) HTML
5 1 (0.20%) Jinja
5 1 (0.20%) LDAP
5 1 (0.20%) Spring
5 1 (0.20%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 109 (21.58%) Data Centre
2 23 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.16%) Public Cloud
4 19 (3.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 14 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.57%) PKI
7 11 (2.18%) Replication
8 8 (1.58%) Clustering
9 7 (1.39%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.39%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.99%) Cyber Defence
11 5 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.59%) IPTV
12 3 (0.59%) SCADA
13 2 (0.40%) e-Learning
13 2 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.40%) FMCG
13 2 (0.40%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 63 (12.48%) Windows
2 31 (6.14%) Linux
3 27 (5.35%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.58%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.99%) Unix
8 4 (0.79%) CentOS
8 4 (0.79%) Check Point GAiA
8 4 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.79%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.20%) VMS
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (13.86%) ITIL
2 65 (12.87%) Load Balancing
3 51 (10.10%) Migration
4 48 (9.50%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (9.50%) Network Design
5 42 (8.32%) Change Management
6 37 (7.33%) Network Management
7 31 (6.14%) Information Security
8 30 (5.94%) Network Monitoring
9 29 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 29 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (4.95%) Kalman Filter
11 23 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 23 (4.55%) SIEM
12 20 (3.96%) Configuration Management
12 20 (3.96%) Project Delivery
13 19 (3.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 18 (3.56%) Network Architecture
14 18 (3.56%) Service Delivery
15 17 (3.37%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 26 (5.15%) Python
2 21 (4.16%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.19%) Perl
4 5 (0.99%) Bash Shell
4 5 (0.99%) C
4 5 (0.99%) Java
4 5 (0.99%) SQL
5 4 (0.79%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.59%) C++
7 2 (0.40%) Ruby
8 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 210 (41.58%) Cisco Certification
2 155 (30.69%) CCNP
3 118 (23.37%) CCNA
4 68 (13.47%) Security Cleared
5 56 (11.09%) SC Cleared
6 44 (8.71%) CCIE
7 19 (3.76%) CCDP
8 15 (2.97%) DV Cleared
9 14 (2.77%) Degree
10 13 (2.57%) CCDA
11 9 (1.78%) CCSA
12 8 (1.58%) CCSE
13 7 (1.39%) JNCIP
14 6 (1.19%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 6 (1.19%) CCSP
14 6 (1.19%) JNCIA
14 6 (1.19%) JNCIE
14 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.99%) CISSP
15 5 (0.99%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.17%) SLA
2 10 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.78%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (1.19%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.99%) COBIT
5 5 (0.99%) NIST
5 5 (0.99%) PMO
6 4 (0.79%) NCSC
7 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (6.34%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.77%) VMware NSX
4 7 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.99%) ISA Server
6 5 (0.99%) vSphere
7 4 (0.79%) Firmware
8 3 (0.59%) KVM
9 2 (0.40%) Docker
9 2 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.40%) iptables
9 2 (0.40%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.40%) Squid
10 1 (0.20%) vCloud
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (6.34%) FortiGate
2 14 (2.77%) Nessus
2 14 (2.77%) SCCM
3 12 (2.38%) Ansible
4 10 (1.98%) Puppet
5 9 (1.78%) Nagios
6 8 (1.58%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.19%) Salt
7 6 (1.19%) Terraform
8 5 (0.99%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.99%) WSUS
9 4 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (0.79%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.79%) SCOM
10 3 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.59%) QRadar
10 3 (0.59%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 367 (72.67%) Cisco
2 184 (36.44%) CheckPoint
3 137 (27.13%) F5
4 105 (20.79%) Juniper
5 85 (16.83%) Fortinet
6 63 (12.48%) Aruba
7 46 (9.11%) Citrix
8 44 (8.71%) HP
8 44 (8.71%) VMware
9 43 (8.51%) Meraki
10 42 (8.32%) SolarWinds
11 39 (7.72%) Microsoft
12 30 (5.94%) Blue Coat
13 27 (5.35%) McAfee
14 21 (4.16%) Dell
15 19 (3.76%) Riverbed
16 18 (3.56%) Extreme Networks
17 17 (3.37%) Avaya
17 17 (3.37%) Zscaler
18 16 (3.17%) ServiceNow