Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 369 462 578
Rank change year-on-year +93 +116 -113
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 369 441 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.49% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 1.37% 1.15% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 276 190
England median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £284 £300 £299
90th Percentile £545 £575 £576
UK median daily rate £400 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
England median hourly rate £45.70 £28.29 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.53% -19.16% -36.36%
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £28.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year +59.05% -19.16% -36.36%

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 26,842 38,498 39,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.15% 42.38% 41.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,676 24,118 24,840
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £225 £263 £238
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,097 1,382 1,327
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
10th Percentile £11.90 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £47.80 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +2.94%

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

Palo Alto
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 20 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in England

Palo Alto
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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 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 +70 162 £400 -11.11% 37
South East +44 93 £425 -1.88% 19
North of England +60 37 £400 -0.75% 12
Midlands +75 34 £400 +33.33% 3
South West +26 24 £375 -21.05% 4
West Midlands +60 22 £405 +24.62% 1
North West +27 19 £400 -5.88% 6
East of England +23 19 £325 -40.91% 7
Yorkshire +65 12 £400 -13.67% 3
East Midlands +40 12 £350 +16.67% 2
North East +24 6 £325 +8.33% 3
Palo Alto
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 310 (84.01%) Firewall
2 272 (73.71%) Cisco
3 173 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
4 131 (35.50%) CCNP
5 120 (32.52%) WAN
6 112 (30.35%) LAN
7 109 (29.54%) CheckPoint
8 103 (27.91%) Wireless
8 103 (27.91%) F5
9 95 (25.75%) Network Security
9 95 (25.75%) BGP
10 90 (24.39%) VPN
11 87 (23.58%) Data Centre
12 86 (23.31%) Cisco ASA
13 79 (21.41%) MPLS
14 67 (18.16%) Cisco Nexus
15 65 (17.62%) Security Cleared
15 65 (17.62%) CCNA
16 64 (17.34%) Juniper
17 62 (16.80%) OSPF
18 60 (16.26%) Finance
19 54 (14.63%) Fortinet
20 53 (14.36%) Aruba
21 52 (14.09%) SC Cleared
22 51 (13.82%) ITIL
23 50 (13.55%) DNS
24 48 (13.01%) VMware
24 48 (13.01%) Azure
25 47 (12.74%) Windows
26 41 (11.11%) TCP/IP

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 14 (3.79%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.36%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.81%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.81%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 48 (13.01%) Azure
2 38 (10.30%) AWS
3 17 (4.61%) Office 365
4 8 (2.17%) PaaS
5 7 (1.90%) IaaS
6 6 (1.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 6 (1.63%) SaaS
7 5 (1.36%) Mimecast
8 4 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.81%) Akamai
9 3 (0.81%) GCP
10 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.27%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 310 (84.01%) Firewall
2 120 (32.52%) WAN
3 112 (30.35%) LAN
4 103 (27.91%) Wireless
5 95 (25.75%) BGP
5 95 (25.75%) Network Security
6 90 (24.39%) VPN
7 86 (23.31%) Cisco ASA
8 79 (21.41%) MPLS
9 67 (18.16%) Cisco Nexus
10 62 (16.80%) OSPF
11 50 (13.55%) DNS
12 41 (11.11%) TCP/IP
13 37 (10.03%) IPsec
14 33 (8.94%) DHCP
14 33 (8.94%) EIGRP
14 33 (8.94%) Internet
14 33 (8.94%) VLAN
14 33 (8.94%) WLAN
15 32 (8.67%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.54%) Big Data
2 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.27%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.27%) DB2
3 1 (0.27%) Informix
3 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.27%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.27%) JIRA
General
1 60 (16.26%) Finance
2 17 (4.61%) Public Sector
3 11 (2.98%) Retail
4 10 (2.71%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.17%) Multimedia
6 7 (1.90%) French Language
6 7 (1.90%) German Language
7 5 (1.36%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.54%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.27%) Police
9 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 239 (64.77%) Network Engineer
2 52 (14.09%) Security Engineer
3 43 (11.65%) Network Security Engineer
4 40 (10.84%) Cisco Engineer
5 37 (10.03%) Senior Network Engineer
6 35 (9.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 25 (6.78%) Architect
8 23 (6.23%) Consultant
9 20 (5.42%) Network Architect
9 20 (5.42%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 17 (4.61%) Firewall Engineer
11 16 (4.34%) Analyst
11 16 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (3.79%) WAN Engineer
13 13 (3.52%) Network Consultant
14 11 (2.98%) LAN Engineer
14 11 (2.98%) LAN/WAN Engineer
14 11 (2.98%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
15 10 (2.71%) Cloud Engineer
16 9 (2.44%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.25%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.17%) .NET
3 5 (1.36%) JSON
3 5 (1.36%) Middleware
3 5 (1.36%) SAML
4 3 (0.81%) XML
5 1 (0.27%) CSS
5 1 (0.27%) Jinja
5 1 (0.27%) Web Services
5 1 (0.27%) XMPP
5 1 (0.27%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (23.58%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.61%) Public Cloud
3 14 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.52%) PKI
5 11 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.36%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.36%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.08%) Replication
9 4 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.81%) IPTV
11 2 (0.54%) CCTV
11 2 (0.54%) Clustering
11 2 (0.54%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (12.74%) Windows
2 26 (7.05%) Linux
3 15 (4.07%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.98%) CentOS
5 7 (1.90%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.27%) Android
9 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.27%) Unix
9 1 (0.27%) VMS
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (13.82%) ITIL
2 37 (10.03%) Network Management
3 35 (9.49%) Network Design
4 33 (8.94%) Migration
5 29 (7.86%) Network Monitoring
6 26 (7.05%) Cybersecurity
6 26 (7.05%) Load Balancing
7 23 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (5.96%) Project Delivery
9 19 (5.15%) SIEM
10 17 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 16 (4.34%) Information Security
11 16 (4.34%) Network Virtualisation
12 15 (4.07%) Change Management
12 15 (4.07%) Kalman Filter
13 12 (3.25%) Problem Management
13 12 (3.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 11 (2.98%) High Availability
14 11 (2.98%) ITIL V3
15 10 (2.71%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.15%) Python
2 8 (2.17%) C++
3 7 (1.90%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.36%) SQL
5 3 (0.81%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.81%) C
6 2 (0.54%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.54%) Perl
7 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 173 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
2 131 (35.50%) CCNP
3 65 (17.62%) CCNA
3 65 (17.62%) Security Cleared
4 52 (14.09%) SC Cleared
5 34 (9.21%) CCIE
6 16 (4.34%) CCDP
7 15 (4.07%) DV Cleared
8 11 (2.98%) Network+ Certification
9 9 (2.44%) CCENT
9 9 (2.44%) Degree
10 6 (1.63%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 6 (1.63%) CCSP
11 5 (1.36%) CISSP
12 4 (1.08%) CCSE
12 4 (1.08%) JNCIE
12 4 (1.08%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.08%) SSCP
13 3 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.81%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.79%) SLA
2 9 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.44%) NIST
3 4 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.54%) PMO
6 1 (0.27%) NCSC
System Software
1 26 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (5.96%) VMware NSX
3 19 (5.15%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.08%) Firmware
4 4 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.08%) vSphere
5 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.54%) Docker
6 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.27%) NFS
7 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.27%) vCloud
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.27%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 18 (4.88%) FortiGate
2 13 (3.52%) vCenter Server
3 10 (2.71%) Ansible
3 10 (2.71%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (1.90%) SCCM
5 4 (1.08%) Cisco CME
5 4 (1.08%) Nagios
5 4 (1.08%) Puppet
6 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.81%) WSUS
7 2 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.54%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.54%) Statseeker
7 2 (0.54%) Terraform
7 2 (0.54%) vMotion
7 2 (0.54%) vRealize
8 1 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.27%) Salt
8 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 272 (73.71%) Cisco
2 109 (29.54%) CheckPoint
3 103 (27.91%) F5
4 64 (17.34%) Juniper
5 54 (14.63%) Fortinet
6 53 (14.36%) Aruba
7 48 (13.01%) VMware
8 31 (8.40%) SolarWinds
9 29 (7.86%) Citrix
10 26 (7.05%) Blue Coat
11 21 (5.69%) Meraki
12 19 (5.15%) HP
13 18 (4.88%) Microsoft
14 15 (4.07%) Riverbed
15 14 (3.79%) ServiceNow
16 12 (3.25%) McAfee
17 11 (2.98%) Aerohive Networks
18 9 (2.44%) Dell
18 9 (2.44%) Infoblox
18 9 (2.44%) Remedy