Period
to 16 July 2018

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 July 2018 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 188 232
Rank change year-on-year -20 +44 -3
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 17 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.67% 0.37% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 7
North West median daily rate £410 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.67% -25.00% -
10th Percentile £356 £288 £324
90th Percentile £471 £313 £430
England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £68.00 -
England median hourly rate £54.00 £48.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year +11.34% -7.62% +79.78%

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 2,543 2,464 3,433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.26% 43.58% 44.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,487 1,431 1,966
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £231 £225 £256
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 167 163
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £11.45 £10.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £45.20 £47.26
England median hourly rate £17.54 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.18% -2.86% -

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
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 July 2018. 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
Lancashire - 10 £433 -
Manchester -13 5 £388 +29.17% 2
Cheshire -14 2 - - 4
Palo Alto
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 16 (94.12%) Firewall
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
3 13 (76.47%) DNS
3 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
4 12 (70.59%) SAN
4 12 (70.59%) Unix
4 12 (70.59%) Linux
4 12 (70.59%) VLAN
5 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
5 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
5 11 (64.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (64.71%) Windows 2000
5 11 (64.71%) Windows NT
5 11 (64.71%) IIS
5 11 (64.71%) Web Services
5 11 (64.71%) IBM
5 11 (64.71%) AIX
5 11 (64.71%) Solaris
5 11 (64.71%) Hitachi
5 11 (64.71%) Red Hat
5 11 (64.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 11 (64.71%) Sun
5 11 (64.71%) EMC
5 11 (64.71%) DMZ
6 10 (58.82%) Client/Server
6 10 (58.82%) Windows XP
7 9 (52.94%) SCCM
8 3 (17.65%) HP
8 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
9 2 (11.76%) Cisco

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 11 (64.71%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) Firewall
2 13 (76.47%) DNS
3 12 (70.59%) SAN
3 12 (70.59%) VLAN
4 11 (64.71%) DMZ
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) VPN
6 1 (5.88%) DHCP
6 1 (5.88%) Internet
6 1 (5.88%) Junos
6 1 (5.88%) MPLS
6 1 (5.88%) Network Security
6 1 (5.88%) Skype
6 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Architect
1 9 (52.94%) Technical Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Storage Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Linux
2 12 (70.59%) Unix
3 11 (64.71%) AIX
3 11 (64.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (64.71%) Solaris
3 11 (64.71%) Windows 2000
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 11 (64.71%) Windows NT
4 10 (58.82%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.88%) Change Management
1 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL
1 1 (5.88%) Network Design
1 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (5.88%) SIEM
1 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
1 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Proventia
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) EMC
1 11 (64.71%) Hitachi
1 11 (64.71%) IBM
1 11 (64.71%) Red Hat
1 11 (64.71%) Sun
2 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
2 3 (17.65%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) F5
3 2 (11.76%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) Avaya
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Polycom
4 1 (5.88%) VMware