Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 2020 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 375 459 515
Rank change year-on-year +84 +56 -13
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 211 395 358
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.48% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 1.22% 1.13% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 275 245
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £308
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -

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 England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 17,249 34,803 38,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.95% 42.36% 41.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,410 21,850 23,812
Median daily rate £463 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £675 £648 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 1,170 1,348
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.02 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.18% +8.66% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.35 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.62 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.53% +8.57% -

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in England

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Palo Alto in England.

Daily rate trend for Palo Alto in England

Palo Alto
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Palo Alto in England over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in England

Palo Alto
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Palo Alto in England.

Hourly rate trend for Palo Alto in England

Palo Alto
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Palo Alto in England over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020. 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 +60 87 £408 -14.21% 8
South East +102 45 £473 +6.18% 10
North of England +93 38 £425 - 8
North West +61 21 £412 -10.86% 5
Midlands +77 20 £450 +38.46% 10
East Midlands +42 13 £413 +44.74%
East of England +36 12 £428 -22.27%
Yorkshire +74 11 £445 +23.61% 2
South West +58 10 £350 +16.67% 6
West Midlands +64 7 £465 +32.86% 10
North East +15 6 £388 +24.00% 1
Palo Alto
UK

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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.

1 161 (76.30%) Firewall
2 160 (75.83%) Cisco
3 100 (47.39%) Cisco Certification
4 75 (35.55%) CCNP
5 71 (33.65%) WAN
6 67 (31.75%) F5
7 58 (27.49%) LAN
8 54 (25.59%) BGP
9 53 (25.12%) Cisco ASA
10 52 (24.64%) Network Security
11 50 (23.70%) CheckPoint
12 49 (23.22%) Security Cleared
13 45 (21.33%) VMware
14 40 (18.96%) ITIL
15 39 (18.48%) Windows
15 39 (18.48%) Juniper
15 39 (18.48%) MPLS
15 39 (18.48%) OSPF
16 36 (17.06%) Network Design
16 36 (17.06%) SC Cleared
17 35 (16.59%) Cisco Nexus
18 34 (16.11%) VPN
18 34 (16.11%) DNS
19 33 (15.64%) Azure
19 33 (15.64%) Data Centre
20 32 (15.17%) NetScaler
21 31 (14.69%) DHCP
22 30 (14.22%) Citrix
23 29 (13.74%) Wireless
23 29 (13.74%) CCNA

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 4 (1.90%) MS Exchange
1 4 (1.90%) Tomcat
1 4 (1.90%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (1.42%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.64%) Azure
2 19 (9.00%) AWS
2 19 (9.00%) Office 365
3 7 (3.32%) IaaS
3 7 (3.32%) PaaS
4 5 (2.37%) SaaS
5 4 (1.90%) Akamai
6 3 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.95%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 161 (76.30%) Firewall
2 71 (33.65%) WAN
3 58 (27.49%) LAN
4 54 (25.59%) BGP
5 53 (25.12%) Cisco ASA
6 52 (24.64%) Network Security
7 39 (18.48%) MPLS
7 39 (18.48%) OSPF
8 35 (16.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 34 (16.11%) DNS
9 34 (16.11%) VPN
10 32 (15.17%) NetScaler
11 31 (14.69%) DHCP
12 29 (13.74%) Wireless
13 22 (10.43%) TCP/IP
13 22 (10.43%) VLAN
14 19 (9.00%) IPsec
15 17 (8.06%) SSL
16 16 (7.58%) EIGRP
16 16 (7.58%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.95%) Big Data
2 2 (0.95%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.95%) JIRA
2 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (11.85%) Finance
2 13 (6.16%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.74%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.32%) French Language
4 7 (3.32%) German Language
4 7 (3.32%) Legal
5 3 (1.42%) Banking
5 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.47%) Law
6 1 (0.47%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 117 (55.45%) Network Engineer
2 30 (14.22%) Architect
3 28 (13.27%) Network Architect
4 22 (10.43%) Security Engineer
5 20 (9.48%) Network Security Engineer
6 17 (8.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 14 (6.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (6.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (6.64%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (5.21%) Analyst
9 10 (4.74%) Designer
10 9 (4.27%) Network Designer
10 9 (4.27%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 9 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.79%) Customer Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.79%) IP Architect
11 8 (3.79%) IP Designer
12 7 (3.32%) Cloud Engineer
12 7 (3.32%) Consultant
12 7 (3.32%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.79%) Middleware
2 5 (2.37%) .NET
2 5 (2.37%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.37%) XML
3 1 (0.47%) HTML
3 1 (0.47%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.64%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.74%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.32%) Clustering
4 7 (3.32%) Replication
5 6 (2.84%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.90%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.42%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.42%) CMDB
7 3 (1.42%) PKI
7 3 (1.42%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.95%) CCTV
9 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (18.48%) Windows
2 22 (10.43%) Linux
2 22 (10.43%) Windows Server
3 9 (4.27%) Unix
3 9 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (3.32%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (2.84%) CentOS
5 6 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.47%) Android
7 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.47%) Solaris
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.96%) ITIL
2 36 (17.06%) Network Design
3 23 (10.90%) Load Balancing
4 22 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (9.48%) SIEM
6 18 (8.53%) Network Management
7 16 (7.58%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 15 (7.11%) Service Management
8 15 (7.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 14 (6.64%) Network Monitoring
9 14 (6.64%) Project Delivery
10 13 (6.16%) Migration
11 11 (5.21%) Change Management
12 10 (4.74%) Security Operations
13 9 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (3.79%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (3.79%) High Availability
14 8 (3.79%) Service Design
15 7 (3.32%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.16%) Python
2 9 (4.27%) SQL
3 5 (2.37%) C++
4 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.95%) C
Qualifications
1 100 (47.39%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (35.55%) CCNP
3 49 (23.22%) Security Cleared
4 36 (17.06%) SC Cleared
5 29 (13.74%) CCNA
6 24 (11.37%) CCIE
7 11 (5.21%) DV Cleared
8 10 (4.74%) CCDP
9 9 (4.27%) CISSP
10 8 (3.79%) JNCIA
11 7 (3.32%) JNCIP
11 7 (3.32%) JNCIS
12 5 (2.37%) CCENT
12 5 (2.37%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (1.90%) CCA
13 4 (1.90%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 4 (1.90%) CCSP
14 3 (1.42%) CCSA
14 3 (1.42%) JNCIE
14 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.79%) SLA
2 5 (2.37%) NIST
3 4 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.47%) NCSC
5 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (12.32%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.85%) VMware NSX
3 21 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 10 (4.74%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.74%) XenApp
5 7 (3.32%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.95%) vSphere
7 1 (0.47%) Docker
7 1 (0.47%) Firmware
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (3.79%) FortiGate
1 8 (3.79%) vCenter Server
2 7 (3.32%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.90%) Ansible
3 4 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.42%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.95%) Cisco CME
5 2 (0.95%) Forum Sentry
5 2 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.95%) Puppet
5 2 (0.95%) Statseeker
5 2 (0.95%) vRealize
6 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.47%) Nagios
6 1 (0.47%) SCCM
6 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 160 (75.83%) Cisco
2 67 (31.75%) F5
3 50 (23.70%) CheckPoint
4 45 (21.33%) VMware
5 39 (18.48%) Juniper
6 30 (14.22%) Citrix
7 19 (9.00%) Microsoft
8 18 (8.53%) Fortinet
9 17 (8.06%) Aruba
10 15 (7.11%) Meraki
11 14 (6.64%) Blue Coat
12 10 (4.74%) HP
13 9 (4.27%) SolarWinds
14 8 (3.79%) Remedy
15 7 (3.32%) Arista
15 7 (3.32%) EMC
15 7 (3.32%) EqualLogic
15 7 (3.32%) NetApp
15 7 (3.32%) Nimble Storage
16 5 (2.37%) Zscaler