Period
to 18 June 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 18 June 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
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 520 503 552
Rank change year-on-year -17 +49 +47
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 378 354 354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.39% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.91% 0.88% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 247 237
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £313
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
UK median hourly rate - £48.50 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.57% +60.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.50 £47.75
% change year-on-year - +1.57% -

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 41,522 40,066 46,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.71% 44.11% 44.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,763 24,544 28,556
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,509 1,418 1,604
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.47 £10.14
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33% +5.88%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Palo Alto as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Palo Alto over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Palo Alto.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 June 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
England -29 360 £425 -5.56% 78
UK excluding London +12 216 £420 -6.67% 47
London -48 159 £438 -2.78% 32
South East +47 147 £425 -11.46% 19
North of England -30 16 £400 -5.88% 13
Midlands -6 15 £290 -44.76% 3
Scotland -26 15 £338 +8.00% 1
North West -24 14 £400 +41.59% 10
East of England -15 13 £400 -20.00% 7
South West +10 10 £363 -13.17% 4
East Midlands +7 10 £416 -20.86% 2
West Midlands -24 5 £290 -22.67% 1
Yorkshire -32 2 £375 -11.76% 3
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 290 (76.72%) Cisco
2 289 (76.46%) Firewall
3 134 (35.45%) CheckPoint
4 117 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
5 115 (30.42%) Network Security
6 110 (29.10%) F5
7 107 (28.31%) WAN
8 106 (28.04%) Cisco Certification
9 100 (26.46%) VMware
10 96 (25.40%) Juniper
11 94 (24.87%) VPN
12 89 (23.54%) Windows
13 87 (23.02%) ITIL
14 84 (22.22%) Security Cleared
15 82 (21.69%) LAN
16 79 (20.90%) CCNP
17 76 (20.11%) Microsoft
18 73 (19.31%) Active Directory
19 72 (19.05%) Wireless
20 71 (18.78%) SC Cleared
20 71 (18.78%) Cisco Nexus
21 65 (17.20%) DNS
21 65 (17.20%) Data Centre
22 59 (15.61%) Finance
23 53 (14.02%) BGP
24 50 (13.23%) Windows Server
25 48 (12.70%) OSPF
25 48 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
26 45 (11.90%) TCP/IP
27 44 (11.64%) Cisco ISE

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (3.97%) IIS
2 10 (2.65%) Skype for Business
3 9 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (2.38%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.59%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.79%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) RMDS
2 1 (0.26%) Relativity
2 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.70%) Office 365
4 7 (1.85%) IaaS
4 7 (1.85%) PaaS
5 5 (1.32%) SaaS
6 4 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.53%) Akamai
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 289 (76.46%) Firewall
2 117 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
3 115 (30.42%) Network Security
4 107 (28.31%) WAN
5 94 (24.87%) VPN
6 82 (21.69%) LAN
7 72 (19.05%) Wireless
8 71 (18.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 65 (17.20%) DNS
10 53 (14.02%) BGP
11 48 (12.70%) OSPF
12 45 (11.90%) TCP/IP
13 44 (11.64%) Cisco ISE
14 43 (11.38%) IPsec
15 42 (11.11%) DHCP
16 39 (10.32%) VLAN
17 34 (8.99%) SSL
17 34 (8.99%) Wi-Fi
18 33 (8.73%) Internet
18 33 (8.73%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.26%) Big Data
3 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.26%) Redis
3 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.32%) Fiddler
2 5 (1.32%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 59 (15.61%) Finance
2 10 (2.65%) Banking
3 6 (1.59%) Games
3 6 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.32%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.32%) Retail
5 4 (1.06%) Automotive
5 4 (1.06%) Legal
5 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.79%) Local Government
7 2 (0.53%) Advertising
7 2 (0.53%) Electronics
7 2 (0.53%) French Language
7 2 (0.53%) Marketing
7 2 (0.53%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 157 (41.53%) Network Engineer
2 66 (17.46%) Security Engineer
3 55 (14.55%) Analyst
4 49 (12.96%) Network Security Engineer
5 45 (11.90%) Architect
6 31 (8.20%) Security Analyst
7 28 (7.41%) Consultant
8 27 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
9 25 (6.61%) Network Analyst
9 25 (6.61%) Network Security Analyst
10 24 (6.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 23 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 22 (5.82%) Network Consultant
13 16 (4.23%) Network Architect
13 16 (4.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 15 (3.97%) Firewall Engineer
14 15 (3.97%) Security Architect
15 14 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 14 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
16 11 (2.91%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.76%) Web Services
2 10 (2.65%) 802.1X
3 7 (1.85%) HTML
4 5 (1.32%) HTML5
5 4 (1.06%) Node.js
5 4 (1.06%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.53%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.26%) COM+
7 1 (0.26%) LDAP
7 1 (0.26%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.26%) SAML
7 1 (0.26%) WAP
7 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (17.20%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.97%) PKI
4 14 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.91%) Private Cloud
7 10 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.12%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.85%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.32%) e-Health
10 5 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.06%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.06%) BYOD
11 4 (1.06%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.06%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 3 (0.79%) CMDB
12 3 (0.79%) Fintech
12 3 (0.79%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 89 (23.54%) Windows
2 50 (13.23%) Windows Server
3 39 (10.32%) Linux
4 20 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (5.03%) Unix
6 16 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.70%) Solaris
8 12 (3.17%) AIX
9 11 (2.91%) Windows 10
9 11 (2.91%) Windows 7
10 8 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.12%) Windows 2000
10 8 (2.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 8 (2.12%) Windows NT
11 7 (1.85%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.53%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (23.02%) ITIL
2 34 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (8.73%) Change Management
4 32 (8.47%) Network Virtualisation
5 29 (7.67%) ITIL V3
6 27 (7.14%) Migration
7 26 (6.88%) Load Balancing
8 23 (6.08%) SIEM
9 22 (5.82%) Information Security
10 20 (5.29%) Network Monitoring
11 18 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
12 17 (4.50%) Network Design
13 16 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (4.23%) Problem Management
13 16 (4.23%) Virtual Environments
14 15 (3.97%) Network Management
14 15 (3.97%) Service Delivery
15 14 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
15 14 (3.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.50%) Python
2 9 (2.38%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.85%) SQL
4 5 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.06%) Java
5 4 (1.06%) Perl
5 4 (1.06%) PHP
5 4 (1.06%) Ruby
6 3 (0.79%) C
7 2 (0.53%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.26%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 106 (28.04%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 79 (20.90%) CCNP
4 71 (18.78%) SC Cleared
5 34 (8.99%) CCIE
5 34 (8.99%) CCNA
6 22 (5.82%) DV Cleared
7 20 (5.29%) CISSP
8 17 (4.50%) Degree
9 13 (3.44%) CCSE
10 12 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (2.65%) ISTQB
13 7 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
13 7 (1.85%) HND
13 7 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.32%) CCSP
14 5 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.32%) MCSE
15 4 (1.06%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.65%) SLA
3 9 (2.38%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.32%) PMO
5 4 (1.06%) COBIT
5 4 (1.06%) GAAP
5 4 (1.06%) QA
6 3 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.79%) GDPR
6 3 (0.79%) RMADS
7 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.26%) NIST 800
System Software
1 73 (19.31%) Active Directory
2 48 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (11.11%) vSphere
4 23 (6.08%) VMware NSX
5 21 (5.56%) ProxySG
6 11 (2.91%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.59%) XenApp
8 5 (1.32%) vCloud
8 5 (1.32%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.79%) XenServer
11 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.26%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (3.70%) FortiGate
1 14 (3.70%) SCCM
2 11 (2.91%) Nessus
3 10 (2.65%) SCOM
4 8 (2.12%) vRealize
5 5 (1.32%) Ansible
5 5 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.32%) OVSD
5 5 (1.32%) QRadar
5 5 (1.32%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.06%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (1.06%) MaaS360
6 4 (1.06%) Nagios
7 3 (0.79%) RSA enVision
7 3 (0.79%) SnapVault
8 2 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.53%) Malwarebytes
8 2 (0.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 290 (76.72%) Cisco
2 134 (35.45%) CheckPoint
3 110 (29.10%) F5
4 100 (26.46%) VMware
5 96 (25.40%) Juniper
6 76 (20.11%) Microsoft
7 43 (11.38%) Blue Coat
8 36 (9.52%) Citrix
9 34 (8.99%) HP
10 31 (8.20%) Aruba
11 28 (7.41%) NetApp
12 25 (6.61%) SolarWinds
13 24 (6.35%) Qualys
14 23 (6.08%) McAfee
15 22 (5.82%) Sophos
16 20 (5.29%) Fortinet
17 19 (5.03%) Red Hat
18 18 (4.76%) Infoblox
19 16 (4.23%) Zscaler
20 15 (3.97%) ServiceNow