Period
to 16 December 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North 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 16 December 2017 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 > North West
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 208 232
Rank change year-on-year +15 +24 -35
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 15 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.14% 0.081%
As % of the Vendors category 0.62% 0.30% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 5
North West median daily rate £325 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £225 £300 £331
90th Percentile £441 £490 £508
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £55.00 £28.66
% change year-on-year -40.91% +91.94% -23.59%

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 North West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2412 2986 3523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.65% 46.24% 40.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1481 1796 1970
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £213
90th Percentile £625 £556 £549
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 116 170
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £19.64 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.58% +15.54% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.11
90th Percentile £43.90 £54.37 £47.03
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +4.67%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Palo Alto as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in the North West

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Palo Alto in the North West

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Palo Alto in the North West over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in the North West

Palo Alto
Contract Job Locations in the North 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 North West region over the 6 months to 16 December 2017. 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
Manchester +20 8 £350 +9.38%
Cheshire -1 4 £250 -28.57%
Lancashire - 2 - -
Palo Alto
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Palo Alto also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 12 (80.00%) Firewall
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) Juniper
4 7 (46.67%) VLAN
4 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
4 7 (46.67%) MPLS
4 7 (46.67%) DHCP
4 7 (46.67%) DNS
4 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco
5 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (40.00%) Network Security
5 6 (40.00%) Blue Coat
5 6 (40.00%) ProxySG
5 6 (40.00%) Network Design
5 6 (40.00%) SIEM
5 6 (40.00%) Junos
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (33.33%) VMware
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (26.67%) CCNA
7 4 (26.67%) NetApp
7 4 (26.67%) Linux
7 4 (26.67%) Change Management
7 4 (26.67%) Meraki
7 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) DHCP
2 7 (46.67%) DNS
2 7 (46.67%) MPLS
2 7 (46.67%) VLAN
3 6 (40.00%) Junos
3 6 (40.00%) Network Security
3 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (20.00%) SSL
4 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (13.33%) SAN
6 1 (6.67%) BGP
6 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
6 1 (6.67%) IPsec
6 1 (6.67%) OSPF
6 1 (6.67%) PPTP
6 1 (6.67%) VRRP
6 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 2 (13.33%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Security Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Lead Network Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) IP Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) IP Network Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Network Design
1 6 (40.00%) SIEM
2 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Physics
4 2 (13.33%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Statistics
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Network Management
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) CCIE
3 2 (13.33%) CISSP
3 2 (13.33%) MCP
3 2 (13.33%) MCSA
3 2 (13.33%) MCSE
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) CCNP
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) ProxySG
3 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Juniper
2 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
3 6 (40.00%) Blue Coat
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco
4 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (26.67%) Meraki
5 4 (26.67%) NetApp
6 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
7 1 (6.67%) F5
7 1 (6.67%) HP
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft