Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 484 608
Rank change year-on-year -98 +124 +10
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 324 470 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.45% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 1.01% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 323 188
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £319 £305
90th Percentile £560 £575 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +2.42% +3.13% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £55.00 £28.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.91% +91.94% -23.59%
10th Percentile £30.50 £55.00 £27.58
90th Percentile £34.50 £55.00 £29.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year -45.45% - -

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 43743 46730 48551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.33% 45.22% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27399 28557 28614
UK median daily rate £435 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.08% +5.50% -
10th Percentile £235 £239 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1411 1704 2047
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +5.42%
10th Percentile £10.57 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -2.94% +3.03%

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 12 December 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
Top 15 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 12 December 2017. 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 -108 310 £425 - 35
London -59 172 £450 -4.76% 15
UK excluding London -66 145 £423 +2.42% 21
South East -49 78 £450 +5.88% 8
Midlands +22 21 £350 -22.22% 2
North of England +26 18 £325 -13.33% 6
West Midlands +21 16 £350 -22.22%
North West +26 15 £325 -7.14% 1
South West 0 13 £413 -14.06% 2
East of England -20 10 £463 +12.12% 2
Scotland -7 6 £338 -20.59% 1
East Midlands -10 5 £320 -41.82% 2
Wales +5 2 £288 -32.35%
Yorkshire -6 2 - - 5
North East +64 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 252 (77.78%) Firewall
2 242 (74.69%) Cisco
3 136 (41.98%) CheckPoint
4 133 (41.05%) Network Security
5 125 (38.58%) Juniper
6 122 (37.65%) Cisco Certification
7 95 (29.32%) F5
8 92 (28.40%) CCNP
8 92 (28.40%) VPN
8 92 (28.40%) WAN
9 79 (24.38%) Cisco ASA
10 75 (23.15%) MPLS
11 74 (22.84%) BGP
12 72 (22.22%) Windows
13 69 (21.30%) LAN
14 68 (20.99%) OSPF
15 64 (19.75%) Cisco Nexus
16 62 (19.14%) VMware
17 60 (18.52%) Data Centre
18 56 (17.28%) IPsec
18 56 (17.28%) DNS
19 55 (16.98%) Finance
20 54 (16.67%) Wireless
20 54 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
21 53 (16.36%) Citrix
22 52 (16.05%) CCIE
23 51 (15.74%) TCP/IP
23 51 (15.74%) Linux
24 50 (15.43%) Security Cleared
25 49 (15.12%) Blue Coat

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 13 (4.01%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.16%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.54%) IIS
3 5 (1.54%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (1.23%) Drupal
4 4 (1.23%) WordPress
5 3 (0.93%) Apache
5 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.62%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.62%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (3.40%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Maximo
1 2 (0.62%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 54 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.63%) Office 365
4 9 (2.78%) SaaS
5 8 (2.47%) IaaS
6 7 (2.16%) PaaS
7 6 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.23%) Akamai
9 3 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 252 (77.78%) Firewall
2 133 (41.05%) Network Security
3 92 (28.40%) VPN
3 92 (28.40%) WAN
4 79 (24.38%) Cisco ASA
5 75 (23.15%) MPLS
6 74 (22.84%) BGP
7 69 (21.30%) LAN
8 68 (20.99%) OSPF
9 64 (19.75%) Cisco Nexus
10 56 (17.28%) DNS
10 56 (17.28%) IPsec
11 54 (16.67%) Wireless
12 51 (15.74%) TCP/IP
13 46 (14.20%) EIGRP
14 38 (11.73%) Cisco IOS
15 31 (9.57%) DHCP
16 30 (9.26%) SSL
17 29 (8.95%) VLAN
18 26 (8.02%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.31%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (16.98%) Finance
2 35 (10.80%) Banking
3 8 (2.47%) Retail
4 7 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.93%) Legal
7 1 (0.31%) Billing
7 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 176 (54.32%) Network Engineer
2 64 (19.75%) Security Engineer
3 52 (16.05%) Network Security Engineer
4 39 (12.04%) Cisco Engineer
4 39 (12.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 32 (9.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (7.10%) Architect
7 22 (6.79%) Consultant
8 19 (5.86%) Senior Network Engineer
9 18 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
9 18 (5.56%) Lead Network Engineer
10 16 (4.94%) Operations Engineer
11 14 (4.32%) Security Architect
12 13 (4.01%) Cloud Engineer
13 12 (3.70%) Support Engineer
14 11 (3.40%) Analyst
14 11 (3.40%) Network Consultant
15 9 (2.78%) Network Architect
15 9 (2.78%) Network Operations Engineer
16 8 (2.47%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.78%) WAP
2 5 (1.54%) Web Services
3 4 (1.23%) .NET
3 4 (1.23%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.93%) Middleware
5 2 (0.62%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.31%) COM+
6 1 (0.31%) HTML
6 1 (0.31%) XML
6 1 (0.31%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.63%) PKI
3 13 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.40%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.40%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (2.47%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (2.16%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.16%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.23%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.93%) e-Health
10 2 (0.62%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.62%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.62%) EFT
10 2 (0.62%) NHS
10 2 (0.62%) User Experience
11 1 (0.31%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 72 (22.22%) Windows
2 51 (15.74%) Linux
3 31 (9.57%) Windows Server
4 25 (7.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (3.70%) Unix
7 6 (1.85%) Solaris
8 5 (1.54%) CentOS
8 5 (1.54%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.23%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.62%) Android
10 2 (0.62%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.31%) VMS
11 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.81%) Load Balancing
2 46 (14.20%) ITIL
3 33 (10.19%) Change Management
4 32 (9.88%) Migration
4 32 (9.88%) Network Design
5 28 (8.64%) SIEM
6 27 (8.33%) Information Security
7 22 (6.79%) Security Architecture
8 21 (6.48%) Network Management
8 21 (6.48%) WAN Optimisation
9 18 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
10 17 (5.25%) Cybersecurity
10 17 (5.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 15 (4.63%) High Availability
12 14 (4.32%) Kalman Filter
12 14 (4.32%) Penetration Testing
12 14 (4.32%) Security Operations
13 12 (3.70%) Service Management
14 11 (3.40%) Network Virtualisation
15 10 (3.09%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.10%) SQL
2 11 (3.40%) Python
3 10 (3.09%) Perl
4 9 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 9 (2.78%) C-shell
4 9 (2.78%) Korn
5 6 (1.85%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.62%) VB
7 1 (0.31%) C
7 1 (0.31%) C++
7 1 (0.31%) Java
7 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 122 (37.65%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (28.40%) CCNP
3 52 (16.05%) CCIE
4 50 (15.43%) Security Cleared
5 38 (11.73%) SC Cleared
6 32 (9.88%) CCNA
7 20 (6.17%) DV Cleared
8 18 (5.56%) CCSE
9 14 (4.32%) CISSP
10 10 (3.09%) CCIE Service Provider
10 10 (3.09%) CCSP
11 9 (2.78%) Degree
11 9 (2.78%) MCSE
11 9 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (2.47%) CCSA
13 4 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (1.23%) CISA
13 4 (1.23%) CISM
13 4 (1.23%) GIAC
13 4 (1.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.78%) GDPR
2 9 (2.78%) SLA
3 8 (2.47%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.93%) COBIT
4 3 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.93%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.62%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.31%) PMO
6 1 (0.31%) QA
6 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (10.80%) Active Directory
2 24 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.10%) ProxySG
4 18 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 13 (4.01%) VMware NSX
6 11 (3.40%) vSphere
7 10 (3.09%) NFS
8 7 (2.16%) Openswan
8 7 (2.16%) pfSense
8 7 (2.16%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.85%) Sendmail
9 6 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.54%) XenServer
11 4 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.31%) Firmware
13 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (5.86%) FortiGate
2 12 (3.70%) Nagios
3 11 (3.40%) SCOM
4 9 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (2.78%) SolarWinds Orion
5 8 (2.47%) Nessus
6 7 (2.16%) AirWatch
6 7 (2.16%) Cacti
6 7 (2.16%) SCCM
6 7 (2.16%) vRealize
7 6 (1.85%) CA Spectrum
7 6 (1.85%) PowerCLI
8 5 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (1.54%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (1.23%) Stealthwatch
9 4 (1.23%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (0.93%) QRadar
10 3 (0.93%) Terraform
Vendors
1 242 (74.69%) Cisco
2 136 (41.98%) CheckPoint
3 125 (38.58%) Juniper
4 95 (29.32%) F5
5 62 (19.14%) VMware
6 53 (16.36%) Citrix
7 49 (15.12%) Blue Coat
8 45 (13.89%) Microsoft
9 40 (12.35%) SolarWinds
10 36 (11.11%) Fortinet
11 29 (8.95%) Riverbed
12 27 (8.33%) McAfee
13 25 (7.72%) HP
14 24 (7.41%) Extreme Networks
15 18 (5.56%) EMC
16 16 (4.94%) Red Hat
16 16 (4.94%) SonicWALL
17 15 (4.63%) NetApp
17 15 (4.63%) Splunk
18 13 (4.01%) Alcatel-Lucent