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 3 months to 27 June 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 436 442 491
Rank change year-on-year +6 +49  
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 175 217 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.40% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.85% 0.89% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 160 76
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £350 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £590 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £409 £388
% change year-on-year +18.58% +5.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £48.50 £52.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.61% +76.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year -7.61% -  

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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20658 24248 24553
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.84% 44.91% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12524 14933 14366
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 832 1088
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.45 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +7.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Palo Alto as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Palo Alto over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 172 £450 +5.88% 49
London +10 85 £450 -10.00% 21
South East +8 48 £500 +33.33% 8
Berkshire +28 15 £488 -2.50% 2
Surrey +13 15 £500 +22.24% 1
Hampshire +3 15 £425 +13.33% 3
East of England +4 14 £438 +2.94% 5
South West +2 11 £450 -20.00% 5
City of London -10 11 £425 -15.00% 2
Reading +24 9 £494 -1.25% 2
Hertfordshire -1 7 £550 +29.41% 5
Dorset - 7 £450 - 3
Yorkshire +10 5 £225 -39.95% 1
Welwyn Garden City +8 5 £550 +29.41% 2
East Midlands -18 5 £525 -12.50%
Kent - 5 £525 - 1
West Midlands +18 4 £388 -27.90% 2
Portsmouth -2 4 £375 - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 4 £525 - 1
Wimborne - 4 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £525 - 1
North East +73 3 £450 -
Suffolk +14 3 £250 -50.00%
Birmingham +13 3 £388 - 1
Ipswich +12 3 £250 -50.00%
Bracknell +9 3 £485 -
Northamptonshire +3 3 £525 +47.36%
Devon -1 3 £385 +120.00%
Essex -13 3 £325 -18.75%
Northampton - 3 £525 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 281 (77.84%) Cisco
2 267 (73.96%) Firewall
3 165 (45.71%) Cisco Certification
4 138 (38.23%) WAN
5 134 (37.12%) Juniper
6 132 (36.57%) CheckPoint
7 122 (33.80%) CCNP
8 119 (32.96%) LAN
9 111 (30.75%) Cisco ASA
10 102 (28.25%) F5
11 95 (26.32%) Network Security
12 90 (24.93%) VPN
12 90 (24.93%) Wireless
13 85 (23.55%) Data Centre
14 79 (21.88%) Cisco Nexus
15 77 (21.33%) BGP
16 66 (18.28%) Finance
17 65 (18.01%) CCIE
18 64 (17.73%) DNS
19 62 (17.17%) VMware
20 61 (16.90%) Microsoft
21 59 (16.34%) Security Cleared
22 57 (15.79%) MPLS
23 55 (15.24%) Citrix
24 50 (13.85%) TCP/IP
24 50 (13.85%) Windows
25 48 (13.30%) OSPF
26 47 (13.02%) Microsoft Azure
26 47 (13.02%) Amazon AWS
27 46 (12.74%) SolarWinds

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 20 (5.54%) Skype for Business
2 7 (1.94%) Confluence
3 5 (1.39%) IBM Domino
3 5 (1.39%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.39%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.55%) Apache
5 2 (0.55%) IIS
5 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (13.02%) Amazon AWS
1 47 (13.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.16%) Office 365
3 11 (3.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 9 (2.49%) SaaS
5 4 (1.11%) IaaS
5 4 (1.11%) PaaS
6 2 (0.55%) Akamai
6 2 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 267 (73.96%) Firewall
2 138 (38.23%) WAN
3 119 (32.96%) LAN
4 111 (30.75%) Cisco ASA
5 95 (26.32%) Network Security
6 90 (24.93%) VPN
6 90 (24.93%) Wireless
7 79 (21.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 77 (21.33%) BGP
9 64 (17.73%) DNS
10 57 (15.79%) MPLS
11 50 (13.85%) TCP/IP
12 48 (13.30%) OSPF
13 41 (11.36%) Cisco IOS
14 40 (11.08%) IPsec
15 35 (9.70%) Wi-Fi
16 28 (7.76%) EIGRP
16 28 (7.76%) NetScaler
17 27 (7.48%) VoIP
18 26 (7.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.66%) Oracle Database
2 6 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (4.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.94%) JIRA
4 6 (1.66%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (1.66%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.28%) Subversion
5 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 66 (18.28%) Finance
2 24 (6.65%) Banking
3 14 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.22%) Retail
5 5 (1.39%) Local Government
6 4 (1.11%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.11%) Publishing
7 3 (0.83%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.83%) Legal
8 2 (0.55%) Law
8 2 (0.55%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Electronics
9 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 188 (52.08%) Network Engineer
2 70 (19.39%) Security Engineer
3 64 (17.73%) Architect
4 54 (14.96%) Network Security Engineer
5 46 (12.74%) Cisco Engineer
5 46 (12.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 41 (11.36%) Network Architect
7 30 (8.31%) Analyst
7 30 (8.31%) Consultant
8 26 (7.20%) Network Specialist
9 23 (6.37%) Firewall Engineer
10 21 (5.82%) Senior Network Engineer
11 15 (4.16%) Network Consultant
12 13 (3.60%) Cisco Analyst
12 13 (3.60%) Juniper Engineer
12 13 (3.60%) Network Analyst
12 13 (3.60%) Security Consultant
13 12 (3.32%) Cisco Network Analyst
14 11 (3.05%) Enterprise Architect
14 11 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.59%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.22%) Software Packaging
3 6 (1.66%) Web Services
4 5 (1.39%) SAML
5 4 (1.11%) OAuth
5 4 (1.11%) OpenID
5 4 (1.11%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.55%) Middleware
7 1 (0.28%) .NET
7 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.28%) Core Data
7 1 (0.28%) REST
7 1 (0.28%) RESTful
7 1 (0.28%) UIKit
7 1 (0.28%) WAP
7 1 (0.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 85 (23.55%) Data Centre
2 36 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.32%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.05%) Fat Client
4 11 (3.05%) PKI
4 11 (3.05%) Thin Client
5 10 (2.77%) BYOD
5 10 (2.77%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.39%) iSeries
6 5 (1.39%) NHS
6 5 (1.39%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.39%) YubiKey
7 4 (1.11%) Clustering
7 4 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.83%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.83%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (0.55%) CMDB
9 2 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 50 (13.85%) Windows
2 31 (8.59%) Linux
3 26 (7.20%) Windows Server
4 18 (4.99%) Unix
5 14 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.66%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.39%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.11%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.11%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.83%) Android
11 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (11.63%) ITIL
2 40 (11.08%) Network Management
3 37 (10.25%) Load Balancing
4 26 (7.20%) Network Design
5 24 (6.65%) Change Management
6 23 (6.37%) Network Monitoring
7 22 (6.09%) Migration
8 20 (5.54%) DevOps
9 18 (4.99%) Service Management
10 17 (4.71%) High Availability
11 16 (4.43%) Configuration Management
11 16 (4.43%) Kalman Filter
12 14 (3.88%) Network Architecture
13 13 (3.60%) Service Delivery
13 13 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (3.32%) SIEM
15 11 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (3.05%) Change Control
15 11 (3.05%) Information Security
15 11 (3.05%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.88%) PowerShell
2 6 (1.66%) SQL
3 5 (1.39%) C
4 4 (1.11%) Python
5 3 (0.83%) Perl
6 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.55%) Java
7 1 (0.28%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.28%) C#
7 1 (0.28%) C++
7 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.28%) Ruby
7 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 165 (45.71%) Cisco Certification
2 122 (33.80%) CCNP
3 65 (18.01%) CCIE
4 59 (16.34%) Security Cleared
5 44 (12.19%) SC Cleared
6 41 (11.36%) CCNA
7 16 (4.43%) CCDP
8 15 (4.16%) CCSP
9 14 (3.88%) CCSE
9 14 (3.88%) CISSP
9 14 (3.88%) DV Cleared
10 10 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (2.22%) JNCIA
11 8 (2.22%) JNCIE
11 8 (2.22%) JNCIS
11 8 (2.22%) MCSE
12 6 (1.66%) CCSA
12 6 (1.66%) Degree
13 5 (1.39%) CISM
13 5 (1.39%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (6.09%) PCI DSS
3 17 (4.71%) GPG13
4 15 (4.16%) SLA
5 6 (1.66%) GDPR
5 6 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (1.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.11%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (9.14%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 17 (4.71%) Hyper-V
5 14 (3.88%) ProxySG
6 13 (3.60%) XenApp
7 10 (2.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (2.77%) vCloud
7 10 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.22%) vSphere
9 4 (1.11%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.83%) NFS
11 2 (0.55%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.28%) Docker
12 1 (0.28%) Squid
12 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (9.14%) FortiGate
2 23 (6.37%) Cisco Prime
3 16 (4.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (4.16%) SCCM
5 10 (2.77%) AppDNA
5 10 (2.77%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (2.49%) Nagios
7 8 (2.22%) Cacti
7 8 (2.22%) Puppet
8 7 (1.94%) ZABBIX
9 6 (1.66%) Forum Sentry
9 6 (1.66%) OpenView
9 6 (1.66%) OVSD
9 6 (1.66%) QRadar
9 6 (1.66%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (1.39%) SCOM
11 4 (1.11%) Netcool
12 3 (0.83%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.83%) Cisco UCCE
13 2 (0.55%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 281 (77.84%) Cisco
2 134 (37.12%) Juniper
3 132 (36.57%) CheckPoint
4 102 (28.25%) F5
5 62 (17.17%) VMware
6 61 (16.90%) Microsoft
7 55 (15.24%) Citrix
8 46 (12.74%) SolarWinds
9 31 (8.59%) Blue Coat
10 29 (8.03%) McAfee
11 24 (6.65%) Fortinet
12 23 (6.37%) HP
13 18 (4.99%) Riverbed
14 16 (4.43%) Arista
15 13 (3.60%) ServiceNow
16 12 (3.32%) AppSense
16 12 (3.32%) Aruba
17 11 (3.05%) Symantec
18 10 (2.77%) FireEye
19 9 (2.49%) Oracle
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