Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 557 482 581
Rank change year-on-year -75 +99 -6
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 342 391 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.42% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.81% 0.95% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 248 180
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £306
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.06% +6.25% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - +27.91% -

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 42,272 41,019 46,706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.79% 44.58% 43.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,435 25,183 28,115
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.54% +1.64%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £235
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,452 1,477 1,686
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.08
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.27 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% -8.33% +9.09%

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 22 April 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 12 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 22 April 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 -68 326 £425 - 74
UK excluding London -40 196 £416 -2.06% 44
London -77 143 £425 -5.56% 36
South East +11 141 £425 -5.56% 20
South West +15 15 £400 +66.67% 10
Scotland -28 15 £338 -15.63% 5
North of England -38 14 £403 +7.33% 4
North West -13 12 £405 +35.00% 3
East of England -27 9 £338 -28.95% 1
East Midlands +1 6 £563 +7.14% 1
Midlands -20 6 £563 +7.14% 3
Yorkshire -31 2 £375 -9.09% 1

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 270 (78.95%) Cisco
2 249 (72.81%) Firewall
3 123 (35.96%) CheckPoint
4 111 (32.46%) F5
5 100 (29.24%) Network Security
6 98 (28.65%) Cisco ASA
7 97 (28.36%) Cisco Certification
8 90 (26.32%) VPN
9 88 (25.73%) VMware
10 85 (24.85%) WAN
11 79 (23.10%) ITIL
12 78 (22.81%) CCNP
13 76 (22.22%) Juniper
14 75 (21.93%) Security Cleared
15 70 (20.47%) Windows
16 68 (19.88%) SC Cleared
17 64 (18.71%) Microsoft
18 59 (17.25%) Active Directory
18 59 (17.25%) DNS
18 59 (17.25%) LAN
18 59 (17.25%) Wireless
19 58 (16.96%) Cisco Nexus
19 58 (16.96%) Data Centre
20 57 (16.67%) BGP
21 47 (13.74%) Blue Coat
22 46 (13.45%) OSPF
23 44 (12.87%) Finance
24 43 (12.57%) Windows Server
25 41 (11.99%) Citrix
25 41 (11.99%) TCP/IP

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 9 (2.63%) IIS
2 8 (2.34%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.34%) OpenStack
3 7 (2.05%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.88%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (2.63%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) RMDS
2 1 (0.29%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 38 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (9.06%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.68%) Office 365
4 10 (2.92%) IaaS
4 10 (2.92%) SaaS
5 9 (2.63%) PaaS
6 8 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 249 (72.81%) Firewall
2 100 (29.24%) Network Security
3 98 (28.65%) Cisco ASA
4 90 (26.32%) VPN
5 85 (24.85%) WAN
6 59 (17.25%) DNS
6 59 (17.25%) LAN
6 59 (17.25%) Wireless
7 58 (16.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 57 (16.67%) BGP
9 46 (13.45%) OSPF
10 41 (11.99%) TCP/IP
11 39 (11.40%) IPsec
12 37 (10.82%) DHCP
12 37 (10.82%) MPLS
13 36 (10.53%) Cisco ISE
14 31 (9.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 31 (9.06%) SSL
15 28 (8.19%) Internet
16 27 (7.89%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.29%) Big Data
3 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.46%) Fiddler
1 5 (1.46%) JIRA
1 5 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (12.87%) Finance
2 8 (2.34%) Banking
3 7 (2.05%) Retail
4 5 (1.46%) Games
5 4 (1.17%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.17%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.88%) Legal
6 3 (0.88%) Local Government
7 2 (0.58%) Advertising
7 2 (0.58%) Marketing
7 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.29%) French Language
8 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 155 (45.32%) Network Engineer
2 69 (20.18%) Security Engineer
3 51 (14.91%) Network Security Engineer
4 45 (13.16%) Architect
5 42 (12.28%) Analyst
6 25 (7.31%) Consultant
7 24 (7.02%) Cisco Engineer
8 21 (6.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 21 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (5.85%) Security Architect
10 19 (5.56%) Security Analyst
11 17 (4.97%) Network Architect
11 17 (4.97%) Network Consultant
12 15 (4.39%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 14 (4.09%) Network Analyst
14 13 (3.80%) Firewall Engineer
14 13 (3.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 13 (3.80%) Network Security Analyst
14 13 (3.80%) Senior Network Engineer
15 12 (3.51%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.39%) Web Services
2 11 (3.22%) 802.1X
3 7 (2.05%) HTML
4 5 (1.46%) HTML5
5 4 (1.17%) Node.js
5 4 (1.17%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (1.17%) WAP
6 2 (0.58%) Rendezvous
6 2 (0.58%) XML
7 1 (0.29%) COM+
7 1 (0.29%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (16.96%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.39%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (3.22%) PKI
5 11 (3.22%) Private Cloud
6 9 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (2.05%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.75%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.75%) e-Health
8 6 (1.75%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.17%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.17%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (0.88%) BYOD
11 3 (0.88%) EFT
11 3 (0.88%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.88%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 70 (20.47%) Windows
2 43 (12.57%) Windows Server
3 31 (9.06%) Linux
4 15 (4.39%) Unix
5 13 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.34%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.46%) AIX
8 5 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.46%) Solaris
8 5 (1.46%) Windows 2000
8 5 (1.46%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.46%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 5 (1.46%) Windows NT
8 5 (1.46%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.58%) CentOS
9 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (23.10%) ITIL
2 33 (9.65%) Load Balancing
3 32 (9.36%) Change Management
4 30 (8.77%) Network Virtualisation
5 29 (8.48%) ITIL V3
6 27 (7.89%) Information Security
7 26 (7.60%) Migration
7 26 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (6.73%) Network Monitoring
9 22 (6.43%) SIEM
10 16 (4.68%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (4.39%) Security Operations
11 15 (4.39%) Service Delivery
11 15 (4.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 14 (4.09%) DevOps
12 14 (4.09%) Kalman Filter
12 14 (4.09%) Virtual Environments
13 13 (3.80%) Project Management
14 12 (3.51%) Network Management
15 11 (3.22%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.56%) Python
2 8 (2.34%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.46%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.17%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.17%) Java
4 4 (1.17%) Perl
4 4 (1.17%) PHP
4 4 (1.17%) Ruby
5 3 (0.88%) SQL
6 2 (0.58%) C
7 1 (0.29%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 97 (28.36%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (22.81%) CCNP
3 75 (21.93%) Security Cleared
4 68 (19.88%) SC Cleared
5 31 (9.06%) CCNA
6 29 (8.48%) CCIE
7 16 (4.68%) Degree
8 15 (4.39%) DV Cleared
9 12 (3.51%) CISSP
10 10 (2.92%) ISTQB
11 7 (2.05%) CCSE
12 6 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.46%) HND
13 5 (1.46%) MCSE
14 4 (1.17%) CCIP
14 4 (1.17%) CISM
14 4 (1.17%) GIAC
14 4 (1.17%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.63%) SLA
3 8 (2.34%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.46%) GDPR
5 4 (1.17%) GAAP
5 4 (1.17%) PMO
5 4 (1.17%) QA
6 3 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.88%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.88%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.58%) RMADS
8 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.29%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (17.25%) Active Directory
2 38 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (8.77%) vSphere
4 23 (6.73%) VMware NSX
5 15 (4.39%) ProxySG
6 9 (2.63%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.75%) XenApp
8 5 (1.46%) vCloud
8 5 (1.46%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.46%) XenServer
9 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.29%) Firmware
10 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (4.09%) Nessus
2 11 (3.22%) SCCM
3 9 (2.63%) SCOM
4 8 (2.34%) FortiGate
4 8 (2.34%) QRadar
4 8 (2.34%) vRealize
5 7 (2.05%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (2.05%) WhatsUp Gold
6 6 (1.75%) Ansible
6 6 (1.75%) RSA enVision
7 5 (1.46%) OVSD
8 4 (1.17%) Nagios
9 3 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.88%) MaaS360
9 3 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.88%) SnapVault
9 3 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.58%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 270 (78.95%) Cisco
2 123 (35.96%) CheckPoint
3 111 (32.46%) F5
4 88 (25.73%) VMware
5 76 (22.22%) Juniper
6 64 (18.71%) Microsoft
7 47 (13.74%) Blue Coat
8 41 (11.99%) Citrix
9 30 (8.77%) HP
10 24 (7.02%) SolarWinds
11 22 (6.43%) Fortinet
11 22 (6.43%) NetApp
12 20 (5.85%) Aruba
12 20 (5.85%) McAfee
12 20 (5.85%) Sophos
13 19 (5.56%) Qualys
14 17 (4.97%) Infoblox
15 15 (4.39%) ServiceNow
16 13 (3.80%) Red Hat
17 11 (3.22%) Tufin