Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 186 222
Rank change year-on-year -10 +36 +15
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 21 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.84% 0.53% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 8
North West median daily rate £438 £319 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.25% -23.88% +13.56%
10th Percentile £350 £225 £325
90th Percentile £613 £444 £486
England median daily rate £438 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £68.00 -
England median hourly rate £54.00 £35.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +54.29% -33.33% +83.21%

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 2,486 2,450 3,347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.01% 43.66% 46.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,472 1,459 1,958
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £210 £219 £263
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 151 138
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -16.56% +11.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.08 £10.76
90th Percentile £43.25 £43.75 £45.23
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -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
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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 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
Cheshire -4 7 £425 +70.00%
Lancashire - 6 £474 -
Manchester -18 5 £488 +39.29% 4
Cumbria - 2 £350 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Palo Alto
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 (76.19%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) Cisco
3 11 (52.38%) CCNP
3 11 (52.38%) DNS
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
3 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
4 10 (47.62%) Windows
5 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
5 9 (42.86%) Cisco Firepower
6 8 (38.10%) Network Security
6 8 (38.10%) VLAN
6 8 (38.10%) SAN
6 8 (38.10%) OSPF
6 8 (38.10%) Linux
7 7 (33.33%) Windows 2000
7 7 (33.33%) Windows NT
7 7 (33.33%) WAN
7 7 (33.33%) AIX
7 7 (33.33%) Solaris
7 7 (33.33%) Unix
7 7 (33.33%) IIS
7 7 (33.33%) Web Services
7 7 (33.33%) EMC
7 7 (33.33%) IBM
7 7 (33.33%) Sun
7 7 (33.33%) CCIE
7 7 (33.33%) BGP
7 7 (33.33%) Hitachi

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 7 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (76.19%) Firewall
2 11 (52.38%) DNS
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco Firepower
4 8 (38.10%) Network Security
4 8 (38.10%) OSPF
4 8 (38.10%) SAN
4 8 (38.10%) VLAN
5 7 (33.33%) BGP
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco ISE
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (33.33%) DMZ
5 7 (33.33%) WAN
6 6 (28.57%) Wireless
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (23.81%) LAN
7 5 (23.81%) NetScaler
7 5 (23.81%) NX-OS
7 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
7 5 (23.81%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Network Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
2 6 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Technical Architect
3 5 (23.81%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Storage Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (28.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Linux
3 7 (33.33%) AIX
3 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (33.33%) Solaris
3 7 (33.33%) Unix
3 7 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 7 (33.33%) Windows NT
4 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (23.81%) Network Design
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Network Management
4 2 (9.52%) Network Planning
4 2 (9.52%) Network Segmentation
4 2 (9.52%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (9.52%) SFIA
4 2 (9.52%) SIEM
5 1 (4.76%) Analytical Thinking
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Email Filtering
5 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) CCNP
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
1 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) CCIE
3 5 (23.81%) CCIE Security
4 2 (9.52%) CCDP
4 2 (9.52%) CCNA
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Stealthwatch
2 5 (23.81%) SCCM
3 2 (9.52%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 7 (33.33%) EMC
3 7 (33.33%) F5
3 7 (33.33%) Hitachi
3 7 (33.33%) IBM
3 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 7 (33.33%) Sun
4 5 (23.81%) Tufin
5 4 (19.05%) Meraki
6 3 (14.29%) Juniper
6 3 (14.29%) VMware
7 2 (9.52%) BMC
7 2 (9.52%) Infoblox
7 2 (9.52%) IronPort
7 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.76%) Avaya
8 1 (4.76%) HP
8 1 (4.76%) Polycom
8 1 (4.76%) Symantec