Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 443 540 495
Rank change year-on-year +97 -45 +62
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 462 376 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 1.20% 0.90% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 255 252
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +6.51%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £281
90th Percentile £595 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £423 £450
% change year-on-year +0.59% -6.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £48.50
10th Percentile £27.00 - £32.45
90th Percentile £53.00 - £64.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £48.50

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 38,435 41,567 40,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.29% 41.46% 44.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,877 25,730 24,685
UK median daily rate £458 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,347 1,526 1,423
UK median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.74% +0.63% -6.00%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.75 £10.42
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% -8.33%

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 24 June 2019.

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 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Top 16 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 24 June 2019. 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 +89 425 £450 +5.88% 20
UK excluding London +51 239 £425 +0.59% 14
London +97 213 £475 +10.47% 6
South East -23 89 £433 +1.76% 5
North of England +43 46 £375 -6.25% 2
East of England +29 38 £550 +37.50% 4
Midlands +34 26 £318 +9.48% 1
Scotland +29 23 £550 +62.96%
North East - 21 £325 -
North West +17 20 £450 +9.76% 1
East Midlands +26 17 £278 -33.21%
South West -18 12 £300 -17.24% 2
West Midlands +14 9 £350 +20.69% 1
Yorkshire +17 5 £360 +1.05% 1
Wales +11 3 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £465 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 388 (83.98%) Firewall
2 333 (72.08%) Cisco
3 192 (41.56%) CheckPoint
4 187 (40.48%) Cisco Certification
5 178 (38.53%) F5
6 161 (34.85%) Network Security
7 149 (32.25%) CCNP
8 139 (30.09%) WAN
9 125 (27.06%) Wireless
10 124 (26.84%) LAN
11 123 (26.62%) Data Centre
12 121 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
13 106 (22.94%) Cisco Nexus
14 105 (22.73%) Juniper
15 91 (19.70%) OSPF
16 90 (19.48%) BGP
17 88 (19.05%) VPN
18 82 (17.75%) Amazon AWS
19 80 (17.32%) MPLS
20 78 (16.88%) Finance
21 77 (16.67%) CCNA
22 75 (16.23%) DNS
23 71 (15.37%) Migration
24 65 (14.07%) Microsoft Azure
25 64 (13.85%) CCIE
26 63 (13.64%) Load Balancing
27 62 (13.42%) TCP/IP
28 61 (13.20%) ITIL
29 57 (12.34%) VMware
29 57 (12.34%) Fortinet

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 (1.95%) Apache
2 8 (1.73%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (1.52%) nginx
3 7 (1.52%) OpenStack
3 7 (1.52%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.30%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.08%) IIS
5 5 (1.08%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.22%) Confluence
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (1.30%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 82 (17.75%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (14.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (5.41%) Office 365
4 18 (3.90%) Akamai
4 18 (3.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.95%) PaaS
6 8 (1.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (1.52%) Heroku
8 6 (1.30%) GitHub
9 4 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.43%) SaaS
12 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.22%) IaaS
12 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.22%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 388 (83.98%) Firewall
2 161 (34.85%) Network Security
3 139 (30.09%) WAN
4 125 (27.06%) Wireless
5 124 (26.84%) LAN
6 121 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
7 106 (22.94%) Cisco Nexus
8 91 (19.70%) OSPF
9 90 (19.48%) BGP
10 88 (19.05%) VPN
11 80 (17.32%) MPLS
12 75 (16.23%) DNS
13 62 (13.42%) TCP/IP
14 53 (11.47%) VLAN
15 49 (10.61%) DHCP
16 45 (9.74%) EIGRP
17 44 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
18 43 (9.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 38 (8.23%) NetScaler
20 33 (7.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.25%) MySQL
2 7 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (1.52%) MongoDB
2 7 (1.52%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (4.11%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.95%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.52%) CF BOSH
5 1 (0.22%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.22%) GitLab
5 1 (0.22%) JIRA
5 1 (0.22%) Subversion
5 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 78 (16.88%) Finance
2 27 (5.84%) Retail
3 23 (4.98%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.60%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.38%) Advertising
6 8 (1.73%) Legal
7 5 (1.08%) Banking
8 4 (0.87%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.43%) Billing
9 2 (0.43%) International Banking
9 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Military
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 218 (47.19%) Network Engineer
2 64 (13.85%) Architect
3 50 (10.82%) Senior Network Engineer
4 46 (9.96%) Security Engineer
5 45 (9.74%) Consultant
6 43 (9.31%) Network Architect
7 36 (7.79%) Network Security Engineer
8 34 (7.36%) Cisco Engineer
9 33 (7.14%) Security Architect
10 28 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 27 (5.84%) Firewall Engineer
12 25 (5.41%) Security Consultant
13 24 (5.19%) Network Consultant
14 23 (4.98%) Network Security Architect
15 18 (3.90%) Analyst
16 17 (3.68%) Network Security Consultant
17 14 (3.03%) Senior Security Engineer
18 13 (2.81%) Designer
18 13 (2.81%) Juniper Engineer
19 11 (2.38%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (8.66%) 802.1X
2 13 (2.81%) YAML
3 11 (2.38%) JSON
4 9 (1.95%) XMPP
5 8 (1.73%) J2EE
5 8 (1.73%) REST
6 7 (1.52%) Kafka
7 5 (1.08%) WAP
8 4 (0.87%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.65%) XML
10 2 (0.43%) Middleware
11 1 (0.22%) SOAP
11 1 (0.22%) Web Services
11 1 (0.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 123 (26.62%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.25%) Video Conferencing
3 13 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.60%) PKI
5 11 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (1.73%) Cyber Defence
7 8 (1.73%) EMC VNX
7 8 (1.73%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 7 (1.52%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.30%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.30%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.87%) Tandem
11 3 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.65%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.65%) NHS
12 2 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (10.39%) Windows
2 38 (8.23%) Linux
3 25 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.52%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.30%) Unix
6 6 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.22%) VMS
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (15.37%) Migration
2 63 (13.64%) Load Balancing
3 61 (13.20%) ITIL
4 42 (9.09%) Network Design
5 33 (7.14%) Change Management
6 32 (6.93%) Network Management
7 26 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (4.76%) DevOps
10 21 (4.55%) Information Security
11 20 (4.33%) Cybersecurity
11 20 (4.33%) Project Management
11 20 (4.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 19 (4.11%) Kalman Filter
12 19 (4.11%) Service Delivery
12 19 (4.11%) SIEM
13 18 (3.90%) High Availability
13 18 (3.90%) Network Virtualisation
13 18 (3.90%) Service Management
14 17 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (7.14%) Python
2 23 (4.98%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.16%) Java
4 8 (1.73%) Perl
4 8 (1.73%) SQL
5 3 (0.65%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.65%) C
6 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.22%) R
7 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 187 (40.48%) Cisco Certification
2 149 (32.25%) CCNP
3 77 (16.67%) CCNA
4 64 (13.85%) CCIE
5 37 (8.01%) Security Cleared
6 33 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 23 (4.98%) CISSP
8 22 (4.76%) CCSA
9 19 (4.11%) CCSE
10 12 (2.60%) CCDP
11 11 (2.38%) CCDA
12 10 (2.16%) Degree
13 9 (1.95%) Check Point Certification
14 8 (1.73%) CISM
15 7 (1.52%) CEH
15 7 (1.52%) CompTIA Security+
16 6 (1.30%) JNCIA
16 6 (1.30%) JNCIS
16 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (1.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.16%) SLA
3 5 (1.08%) COBIT
3 5 (1.08%) GDPR
3 5 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.65%) PMO
6 2 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.43%) GAMP
6 2 (0.43%) MiFID
6 2 (0.43%) NIST
6 2 (0.43%) QA
7 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 33 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (6.28%) Active Directory
3 21 (4.55%) vSphere
4 17 (3.68%) Hyper-V
5 15 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (2.81%) Docker
7 12 (2.60%) ProxySG
8 11 (2.38%) VMware NSX
9 10 (2.16%) XenApp
10 9 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.73%) Squid
11 8 (1.73%) Varnish
12 5 (1.08%) BitLocker
12 5 (1.08%) Firmware
12 5 (1.08%) KVM
12 5 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.87%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.22%) vCloud
14 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (5.41%) Ansible
2 24 (5.19%) Puppet
3 20 (4.33%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (3.90%) FortiGate
5 17 (3.68%) Nessus
6 16 (3.46%) Cisco CUCM
7 14 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
8 12 (2.60%) SCCM
9 9 (1.95%) vCenter Server
10 8 (1.73%) Nagios
11 7 (1.52%) Cacti
11 7 (1.52%) Prometheus
11 7 (1.52%) TrustSec
12 6 (1.30%) Salt
12 6 (1.30%) Terraform
13 5 (1.08%) QRadar
13 5 (1.08%) SCOM
14 4 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 4 (0.87%) Stealthwatch
14 4 (0.87%) WSUS
Vendors
1 333 (72.08%) Cisco
2 192 (41.56%) CheckPoint
3 178 (38.53%) F5
4 105 (22.73%) Juniper
5 57 (12.34%) Fortinet
5 57 (12.34%) VMware
6 55 (11.90%) Blue Coat
7 45 (9.74%) HP
8 43 (9.31%) SolarWinds
9 42 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 40 (8.66%) Citrix
11 37 (8.01%) Aruba
11 37 (8.01%) Meraki
12 31 (6.71%) Riverbed
13 28 (6.06%) Dell
14 26 (5.63%) Arista
15 24 (5.19%) McAfee
16 21 (4.55%) Splunk
17 17 (3.68%) Zscaler
18 14 (3.03%) Extreme Networks