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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Palo Alto
UK
Rank 409 488 490
Rank change year-on-year +79 +2  
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 190 154 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.95% 0.67% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 90 56
Median daily rate £425 £385 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +8.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £394 £370
% change year-on-year +8.00% +6.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

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 20011 23143 23796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.18% 43.66% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12332 14008 13432
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 802 994
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Palo Alto.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 24 March 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 +66 184 £450 +16.88% 47
London +54 87 £450 +20.00% 25
South East +26 49 £438 +11.46% 8
Oxfordshire - 17 £450 -
City of London +13 16 £475 +5.55% 5
Buckinghamshire +6 14 £525 +101.92%
Milton Keynes - 14 £525 -
East of England +4 13 £500 +21.21% 3
Hertfordshire +11 11 £410 -0.60% 1
Yorkshire +14 10 £425 +9.81% 2
Oxford - 10 £450 -
North West +29 9 £283 -16.29% 6
Manchester +16 9 £283 -16.29% 5
Hampshire +11 9 £410 +17.14% 3
West Yorkshire +12 8 £425 +8.00% 2
South West -6 8 £200 -44.82%
Leeds +9 7 £425 +6.25% 2
West Midlands +9 5 £375 -25.00% 1
Bristol +4 5 £188 -60.00%
Surrey -6 4 £500 +11.11% 1
Croydon - 4 £550 -
Berkshire +19 3 £513 +2.50% 2
Reading +17 3 £513 +1.23% 1
Birmingham 0 3 £375 -25.00%
Bedfordshire - 3 £505 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
Somerset +5 2 £190 -41.53%
Southampton +1 2 £323 -14.00%
East Midlands -3 2 £463 +2.77% 1
Portsmouth - 2 £400 - 1

Palo Alto
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 329 (80.84%) Cisco
2 301 (73.96%) Firewall
3 177 (43.49%) CheckPoint
4 160 (39.31%) Cisco Certification
5 157 (38.57%) Juniper
6 135 (33.17%) F5
7 133 (32.68%) Network Security
7 133 (32.68%) Cisco ASA
8 122 (29.98%) WAN
9 117 (28.75%) VPN
10 110 (27.03%) LAN
11 108 (26.54%) CCNP
12 94 (23.10%) Data Centre
13 91 (22.36%) Wireless
14 87 (21.38%) Cisco Nexus
15 80 (19.66%) Finance
16 71 (17.44%) VMware
17 66 (16.22%) BGP
18 62 (15.23%) DNS
19 61 (14.99%) Security Cleared
20 55 (13.51%) CCIE
21 53 (13.02%) Citrix
22 51 (12.53%) OSPF
22 51 (12.53%) CCNA
22 51 (12.53%) Windows
22 51 (12.53%) IPsec
23 49 (12.04%) ITIL
24 47 (11.55%) Microsoft
24 47 (11.55%) SSL
24 47 (11.55%) Blue Coat

Palo Alto
Top Related 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 13 (3.19%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.46%) Confluence
3 7 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.23%) Apache
4 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.23%) IBM Domino
4 5 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.98%) IIS
5 4 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.49%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (3.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (7.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.18%) Office 365
4 14 (3.44%) Akamai
5 7 (1.72%) SaaS
6 4 (0.98%) IaaS
6 4 (0.98%) PaaS
7 2 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 301 (73.96%) Firewall
2 133 (32.68%) Cisco ASA
2 133 (32.68%) Network Security
3 122 (29.98%) WAN
4 117 (28.75%) VPN
5 110 (27.03%) LAN
6 91 (22.36%) Wireless
7 87 (21.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 66 (16.22%) BGP
9 62 (15.23%) DNS
10 51 (12.53%) IPsec
10 51 (12.53%) OSPF
11 47 (11.55%) SSL
12 45 (11.06%) DHCP
13 44 (10.81%) TCP/IP
14 41 (10.07%) VLAN
15 40 (9.83%) MPLS
16 36 (8.85%) NetScaler
17 27 (6.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 24 (5.90%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (2.46%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (0.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.46%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.46%) JIRA
2 10 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (2.46%) Vagrant
3 7 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 80 (19.66%) Finance
2 27 (6.63%) Banking
3 17 (4.18%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.93%) Retail
5 6 (1.47%) Legal
6 4 (0.98%) Publishing
7 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.49%) Law
8 2 (0.49%) Local Government
8 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.25%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 207 (50.86%) Network Engineer
2 83 (20.39%) Security Engineer
3 76 (18.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 54 (13.27%) Architect
4 54 (13.27%) Cisco Engineer
5 53 (13.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 36 (8.85%) Consultant
7 33 (8.11%) Analyst
8 29 (7.13%) Senior Network Engineer
9 26 (6.39%) Firewall Engineer
10 25 (6.14%) Network Architect
11 24 (5.90%) Juniper Engineer
12 22 (5.41%) Network Consultant
13 21 (5.16%) Network Specialist
14 18 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (4.18%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 17 (4.18%) Technical Architect
15 17 (4.18%) Technical Specialist
16 16 (3.93%) Network Analyst
17 15 (3.69%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.42%) 802.1X
2 13 (3.19%) Software Packaging
3 11 (2.70%) SAML
4 10 (2.46%) Web Services
5 4 (0.98%) Middleware
6 3 (0.74%) OAuth
6 3 (0.74%) OpenID
6 3 (0.74%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.25%) .NET
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.25%) CGI
7 1 (0.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 94 (23.10%) Data Centre
2 44 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.95%) PKI
4 11 (2.70%) Fat Client
4 11 (2.70%) Thin Client
5 10 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.97%) CMDB
6 8 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.47%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.23%) iSeries
9 5 (1.23%) NHS
10 3 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.49%) iPad
11 2 (0.49%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.49%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.49%) RSA SecurID
12 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 51 (12.53%) Windows
2 36 (8.85%) Linux
3 29 (7.13%) Windows Server
4 26 (6.39%) Unix
5 13 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.21%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.72%) Mac OS X
8 7 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.47%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.49%) Android
10 2 (0.49%) CentOS
10 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (12.04%) ITIL
2 41 (10.07%) Load Balancing
3 34 (8.35%) Change Management
4 31 (7.62%) Network Management
5 29 (7.13%) Service Management
6 28 (6.88%) Network Design
7 25 (6.14%) DevOps
7 25 (6.14%) Migration
8 23 (5.65%) Project Management
9 22 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
10 20 (4.91%) Network Architecture
11 17 (4.18%) Information Security
11 17 (4.18%) Web Filtering
12 14 (3.44%) Configuration Management
12 14 (3.44%) Network Monitoring
13 13 (3.19%) High Availability
13 13 (3.19%) Problem Management
14 11 (2.70%) Security Operations
15 10 (2.46%) Mentoring
15 10 (2.46%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.46%) Python
2 9 (2.21%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.47%) SQL
4 4 (0.98%) C
4 4 (0.98%) C#
4 4 (0.98%) Java
5 3 (0.74%) Perl
6 2 (0.49%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.49%) PHP
7 1 (0.25%) C++
7 1 (0.25%) Ruby
7 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 160 (39.31%) Cisco Certification
2 108 (26.54%) CCNP
3 61 (14.99%) Security Cleared
4 55 (13.51%) CCIE
5 51 (12.53%) CCNA
6 47 (11.55%) SC Cleared
7 23 (5.65%) CCSP
8 15 (3.69%) CISSP
9 14 (3.44%) CCSE
10 12 (2.95%) DV Cleared
10 12 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (2.70%) MCSE
12 9 (2.21%) CCDP
12 9 (2.21%) JNCIP
13 8 (1.97%) JNCIA
14 7 (1.72%) CCSA
14 7 (1.72%) CISMP
14 7 (1.72%) CRISC
14 7 (1.72%) JNCIS
15 6 (1.47%) CCMSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (5.90%) PCI DSS
3 15 (3.69%) SLA
4 14 (3.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (3.19%) GPG13
6 9 (2.21%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.25%) GDPR
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (8.85%) Active Directory
2 31 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.14%) Hyper-V
4 20 (4.91%) vCloud
5 14 (3.44%) XenApp
6 12 (2.95%) ProxySG
6 12 (2.95%) XenDesktop
7 11 (2.70%) vSphere
8 10 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.74%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.49%) BIND 9
10 2 (0.49%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.25%) Docker
11 1 (0.25%) Firmware
11 1 (0.25%) Squid
11 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (8.11%) FortiGate
2 15 (3.69%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (3.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (2.70%) Puppet
5 10 (2.46%) AppDNA
5 10 (2.46%) Forum Sentry
5 10 (2.46%) SCCM
5 10 (2.46%) ZABBIX
6 7 (1.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 6 (1.47%) Nagios
7 6 (1.47%) OPNET
8 5 (1.23%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.23%) Cisco UCCE
8 5 (1.23%) RSA Security Analytics
8 5 (1.23%) SCOM
9 4 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (0.98%) WSUS
10 3 (0.74%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.74%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (0.74%) Nessus
Vendors
1 329 (80.84%) Cisco
2 177 (43.49%) CheckPoint
3 157 (38.57%) Juniper
4 135 (33.17%) F5
5 71 (17.44%) VMware
6 53 (13.02%) Citrix
7 47 (11.55%) Blue Coat
7 47 (11.55%) Microsoft
8 45 (11.06%) SolarWinds
9 34 (8.35%) Fortinet
10 26 (6.39%) Aruba
11 24 (5.90%) HP
11 24 (5.90%) Oracle
12 21 (5.16%) Intel Security
13 19 (4.67%) Brocade
13 19 (4.67%) Riverbed
14 17 (4.18%) Arista
14 17 (4.18%) FireEye
14 17 (4.18%) TippingPoint
14 17 (4.18%) Tufin
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