Period
to 1 December 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 1 December 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
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 329 358 508
Rank change year-on-year +29 +150 +64
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 196 505 403
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.68% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 1.48% 1.59% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 363 266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -6.16% -1.16%
10th Percentile £300 £272 £300
90th Percentile £605 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.70 £54.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.05% -13.52% +66.15%
10th Percentile £26.75 £42.48 £52.00
90th Percentile £103.00 £78.75 £56.00
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £46.40 £54.00
% change year-on-year -19.18% -14.07% +66.15%

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 13,282 31,785 39,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.51% 42.95% 41.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,065 20,041 24,548
Median daily rate £465 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £250 £233 £252
90th Percentile £660 £644 £633
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 1,252 1,487
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.90 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.19% +8.00% +0.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £10.81
90th Percentile £56.80 £53.00 £47.34
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +84.21% +8.57% +0.40%

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 1 December 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 1 December 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 1 December 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 +53 93 £475 +18.75% 31
South East +63 51 £425 - 15
South West +112 23 £375 -6.25% 5
Midlands +40 10 £375 +3.45% 8
West Midlands +49 9 £375 -6.25% 8
North of England +55 8 £300 -20.00% 11
East of England +63 6 £330 +5.60% 5
North West +38 5 £300 -21.57% 8
Yorkshire +48 3 £300 -20.00% 3
East Midlands +27 1 - -
Palo Alto
UK

For the 6 months to 1 December 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.

1 139 (70.92%) Firewall
2 101 (51.53%) Cisco
3 71 (36.22%) Security Cleared
4 69 (35.20%) F5
5 61 (31.12%) SC Cleared
6 58 (29.59%) Network Security
7 56 (28.57%) DNS
7 56 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (27.55%) Azure
9 52 (26.53%) WAN
10 51 (26.02%) VPN
10 51 (26.02%) CheckPoint
11 47 (23.98%) Fortinet
12 44 (22.45%) VMware
13 42 (21.43%) CCNP
13 42 (21.43%) LAN
14 41 (20.92%) Microsoft
15 35 (17.86%) BGP
15 35 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
16 34 (17.35%) Load Balancing
17 33 (16.84%) DHCP
18 32 (16.33%) Windows
18 32 (16.33%) Citrix
19 31 (15.82%) AWS
19 31 (15.82%) VMware NSX
20 30 (15.31%) Linux
20 30 (15.31%) OSPF
21 29 (14.80%) Finance
22 28 (14.29%) Data Centre
22 28 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus

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 8 (4.08%) Skype for Business
2 6 (3.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 54 (27.55%) Azure
2 31 (15.82%) AWS
3 26 (13.27%) IaaS
4 18 (9.18%) Office 365
5 15 (7.65%) PaaS
6 12 (6.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (4.59%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (4.08%) Route 53
9 5 (2.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (2.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 5 (2.55%) Power Automate
10 4 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (2.04%) Amazon S3
10 4 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (1.53%) SaaS
12 2 (1.02%) GCP
13 1 (0.51%) GitHub
13 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 139 (70.92%) Firewall
2 58 (29.59%) Network Security
3 56 (28.57%) DNS
4 52 (26.53%) WAN
5 51 (26.02%) VPN
6 42 (21.43%) LAN
7 35 (17.86%) BGP
7 35 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
8 33 (16.84%) DHCP
9 30 (15.31%) OSPF
10 28 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 27 (13.78%) MPLS
12 22 (11.22%) Wi-Fi
13 21 (10.71%) TCP/IP
13 21 (10.71%) Wireless
14 20 (10.20%) NetScaler
15 19 (9.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 14 (7.14%) Internet
16 14 (7.14%) VSAN
17 12 (6.12%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (14.80%) Finance
2 15 (7.65%) Public Sector
3 9 (4.59%) Banking
3 9 (4.59%) Financial Institution
3 9 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.55%) Legal
5 2 (1.02%) Electronics
5 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.02%) Marketing
5 2 (1.02%) Police
6 1 (0.51%) German Language
6 1 (0.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 79 (40.31%) Network Engineer
2 27 (13.78%) Architect
3 20 (10.20%) Analyst
4 16 (8.16%) Security Engineer
5 13 (6.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 12 (6.12%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (6.12%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.10%) Developer
8 9 (4.59%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) NOC Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Senior Network Engineer
9 8 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (4.08%) Security Specialist
10 7 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (3.57%) Consultant
10 7 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Network Architect
11 6 (3.06%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (2.04%) Middleware
3 3 (1.53%) .NET
3 3 (1.53%) REST
4 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.51%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.65%) Public Cloud
3 14 (7.14%) Private Cloud
4 12 (6.12%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.10%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (4.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (4.08%) PKI
8 7 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (2.04%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.02%) NHS
10 2 (1.02%) Replication
10 2 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.51%) Clustering
11 1 (0.51%) FMCG
11 1 (0.51%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.51%) User Experience
11 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.33%) Windows
2 30 (15.31%) Linux
3 10 (5.10%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.53%) Unix
4 3 (1.53%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.53%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.35%) Load Balancing
2 23 (11.73%) Migration
2 23 (11.73%) Network Design
3 21 (10.71%) ITIL
4 17 (8.67%) Change Management
4 17 (8.67%) DevOps
4 17 (8.67%) Information Security
4 17 (8.67%) SIEM
5 13 (6.63%) Patch Management
5 13 (6.63%) Security Operations
5 13 (6.63%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (6.12%) Converged Infrastructure
6 12 (6.12%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 11 (5.61%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (5.61%) High Availability
7 11 (5.61%) Infrastructure as Code
8 10 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (5.10%) Service Management
9 9 (4.59%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.08%) Python
2 3 (1.53%) R
3 2 (1.02%) Java
4 1 (0.51%) C
4 1 (0.51%) PHP
4 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (36.22%) Security Cleared
2 61 (31.12%) SC Cleared
3 56 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (21.43%) CCNP
5 19 (9.69%) CISSP
6 17 (8.67%) DV Cleared
7 14 (7.14%) CCNA
8 13 (6.63%) CCIE
9 10 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (4.08%) MCSE
11 7 (3.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (3.57%) CCSP
12 4 (2.04%) AWS Certification
13 3 (1.53%) HP APS
13 3 (1.53%) MCSA
13 3 (1.53%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (1.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 2 (1.02%) CCSE
14 2 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.51%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) SLA
2 7 (3.57%) NCSC
2 7 (3.57%) NIST
3 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.51%) COBIT
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 31 (15.82%) VMware NSX
2 23 (11.73%) Active Directory
3 22 (11.22%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (7.65%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (5.61%) vSphere
7 9 (4.59%) NFS
7 9 (4.59%) VMFS
8 2 (1.02%) Docker
8 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (10.71%) Terraform
2 14 (7.14%) Nessus
2 14 (7.14%) vCenter Server
3 11 (5.61%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (5.10%) SCCM
5 9 (4.59%) vMotion
5 9 (4.59%) vRealize
6 6 (3.06%) Ansible
6 6 (3.06%) FortiGate
7 4 (2.04%) Consul
7 4 (2.04%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 3 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.53%) EMC VPLEX
8 3 (1.53%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.53%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.53%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.02%) Puppet
9 2 (1.02%) Salt
Vendors
1 101 (51.53%) Cisco
2 69 (35.20%) F5
3 51 (26.02%) CheckPoint
4 47 (23.98%) Fortinet
5 44 (22.45%) VMware
6 41 (20.92%) Microsoft
7 32 (16.33%) Citrix
8 27 (13.78%) Dell
8 27 (13.78%) Splunk
9 21 (10.71%) Juniper
9 21 (10.71%) SolarWinds
10 17 (8.67%) HP
11 14 (7.14%) Aruba
12 12 (6.12%) Blue Coat
12 12 (6.12%) Oracle
13 10 (5.10%) NetApp
14 9 (4.59%) Extreme Networks
15 8 (4.08%) Avaya
16 7 (3.57%) Meraki
17 6 (3.06%) LogRhythm