Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 365 512 587
Rank change year-on-year +147 +75 -106
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 554 428 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.41% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 1.53% 0.97% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 277 184
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £277 £281
90th Percentile £550 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £419 £438
% change year-on-year -4.48% -4.29% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
UK median hourly rate £46.40 £54.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% +66.15% -40.91%
10th Percentile £37.98 £52.00 £30.50
90th Percentile £78.75 £56.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £54.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +80.00% -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 36,307 44,013 43,677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.46% 42.30% 42.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,740 27,297 27,110
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
10th Percentile £233 £250 £235
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,485 1,671 1,461
UK median hourly rate £19.47 £17.50 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.23% +0.72% +2.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £10.57
90th Percentile £52.05 £47.09 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.81 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.08% +1.88% -

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Palo Alto over the 6 months to 20 November 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 20 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Palo Alto in the UK

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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 20 November 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 +134 511 £400 -5.88% 105
UK excluding London +125 331 £400 -4.48% 63
London +122 208 £425 -2.86% 48
South East +52 146 £425 -2.97% 22
North of England +64 72 £375 -11.76% 9
Midlands +59 45 £353 +17.50% 17
North West +36 42 £385 -12.75% 5
West Midlands +54 25 £385 +45.28% 11
South West -3 21 £394 -1.56% 4
East of England +38 20 £313 -19.35% 5
East Midlands +36 20 £350 +16.67% 6
Wales +37 19 £500 +17.65%
Yorkshire +47 16 £375 -1.64% 3
North East +21 14 £325 - 1
Scotland +25 8 £600 +60.00% 4
Northern Ireland - 2 £373 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 465 (83.94%) Firewall
2 390 (70.40%) Cisco
3 229 (41.34%) Cisco Certification
4 191 (34.48%) CheckPoint
5 171 (30.87%) LAN
6 170 (30.69%) CCNP
7 163 (29.42%) Wireless
7 163 (29.42%) Network Security
8 158 (28.52%) WAN
9 145 (26.17%) F5
10 138 (24.91%) Cisco ASA
11 127 (22.92%) CCNA
12 122 (22.02%) VPN
13 119 (21.48%) Data Centre
14 115 (20.76%) Juniper
15 108 (19.49%) BGP
16 94 (16.97%) Fortinet
17 87 (15.70%) OSPF
18 86 (15.52%) MPLS
19 83 (14.98%) Security Cleared
20 79 (14.26%) Windows
21 72 (13.00%) Finance
21 72 (13.00%) ITIL
21 72 (13.00%) Cisco Nexus
22 70 (12.64%) DNS
23 68 (12.27%) TCP/IP
23 68 (12.27%) SC Cleared
24 66 (11.91%) Aruba
25 65 (11.73%) Azure
25 65 (11.73%) Load Balancing

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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 22 (3.97%) Skype for Business
2 8 (1.44%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.54%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.36%) Confluence
6 1 (0.18%) Apache
6 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (1.62%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 65 (11.73%) Azure
2 54 (9.75%) AWS
3 37 (6.68%) Office 365
4 10 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.44%) Mimecast
6 7 (1.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 7 (1.26%) GitHub
7 6 (1.08%) PaaS
7 6 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (0.90%) SaaS
9 4 (0.72%) GCP
9 4 (0.72%) IaaS
10 2 (0.36%) Akamai
10 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.18%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 465 (83.94%) Firewall
2 171 (30.87%) LAN
3 163 (29.42%) Network Security
3 163 (29.42%) Wireless
4 158 (28.52%) WAN
5 138 (24.91%) Cisco ASA
6 122 (22.02%) VPN
7 108 (19.49%) BGP
8 87 (15.70%) OSPF
9 86 (15.52%) MPLS
10 72 (13.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 70 (12.64%) DNS
12 68 (12.27%) TCP/IP
13 60 (10.83%) EIGRP
14 55 (9.93%) NetScaler
15 51 (9.21%) WLAN
16 45 (8.12%) DHCP
16 45 (8.12%) VoIP
17 43 (7.76%) IPsec
18 40 (7.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
1 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.18%) Data Lake
2 1 (0.18%) DB2
2 1 (0.18%) Informix
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
1 8 (1.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.54%) JIRA
4 2 (0.36%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.36%) Subversion
5 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.18%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.18%) Maven
General
1 72 (13.00%) Finance
2 35 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 34 (6.14%) Public Sector
4 16 (2.89%) Retail
5 9 (1.62%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.62%) Local Government
6 8 (1.44%) Multimedia
7 7 (1.26%) Legal
8 6 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.72%) Banking
10 3 (0.54%) Marketing
11 2 (0.36%) Electronics
11 2 (0.36%) Norwegian Language
11 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Law
12 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 324 (58.48%) Network Engineer
2 87 (15.70%) Security Engineer
3 73 (13.18%) Network Security Engineer
4 55 (9.93%) Cisco Engineer
5 49 (8.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 48 (8.66%) Firewall Engineer
7 45 (8.12%) Architect
8 40 (7.22%) Consultant
9 36 (6.50%) Senior Network Engineer
10 31 (5.60%) Network Architect
11 29 (5.23%) Analyst
12 26 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 20 (3.61%) Support Engineer
14 18 (3.25%) Network Consultant
15 17 (3.07%) Network Support
16 16 (2.89%) WAN Engineer
17 15 (2.71%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
17 15 (2.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
18 14 (2.53%) LAN Engineer
18 14 (2.53%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.79%) 802.1X
2 5 (0.90%) JSON
2 5 (0.90%) Web Services
2 5 (0.90%) XML
2 5 (0.90%) XMPP
3 3 (0.54%) Middleware
4 2 (0.36%) .NET
4 2 (0.36%) SAML
5 1 (0.18%) CSS
5 1 (0.18%) HTML
5 1 (0.18%) Jinja
5 1 (0.18%) LDAP
5 1 (0.18%) Spring
5 1 (0.18%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 119 (21.48%) Data Centre
2 25 (4.51%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.79%) Public Cloud
4 18 (3.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 16 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.17%) PKI
7 11 (1.99%) Replication
8 8 (1.44%) Clustering
9 7 (1.26%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.08%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.90%) Cyber Defence
11 5 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.54%) IPTV
12 3 (0.54%) SCADA
13 2 (0.36%) e-Learning
13 2 (0.36%) FMCG
13 2 (0.36%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 79 (14.26%) Windows
2 41 (7.40%) Windows Server
3 34 (6.14%) Linux
4 22 (3.97%) Windows 10
5 14 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.08%) Unix
8 4 (0.72%) CentOS
8 4 (0.72%) Check Point GAiA
8 4 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.72%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.18%) VMS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (13.00%) ITIL
2 65 (11.73%) Load Balancing
3 59 (10.65%) Migration
4 57 (10.29%) Change Management
5 51 (9.21%) Cybersecurity
6 49 (8.84%) Network Design
7 36 (6.50%) Network Management
8 33 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 32 (5.78%) Information Security
10 30 (5.42%) Kalman Filter
10 30 (5.42%) Network Monitoring
11 29 (5.23%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (4.15%) Configuration Management
13 23 (4.15%) Project Delivery
13 23 (4.15%) SIEM
14 20 (3.61%) Service Delivery
15 19 (3.43%) Network Architecture
16 17 (3.07%) Network Virtualisation
16 17 (3.07%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 36 (6.50%) PowerShell
2 28 (5.05%) Python
3 6 (1.08%) Perl
3 6 (1.08%) SQL
4 5 (0.90%) Bash Shell
4 5 (0.90%) C
4 5 (0.90%) Java
5 4 (0.72%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.54%) C++
7 2 (0.36%) Ruby
8 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 229 (41.34%) Cisco Certification
2 170 (30.69%) CCNP
3 127 (22.92%) CCNA
4 83 (14.98%) Security Cleared
5 68 (12.27%) SC Cleared
6 45 (8.12%) CCIE
7 19 (3.43%) CCDP
8 17 (3.07%) DV Cleared
9 15 (2.71%) Degree
10 14 (2.53%) CCDA
11 8 (1.44%) CCSA
11 8 (1.44%) CISSP
12 7 (1.26%) CCSE
12 7 (1.26%) CCSP
12 7 (1.26%) JNCIP
13 6 (1.08%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 6 (1.08%) JNCIA
13 6 (1.08%) JNCIE
14 5 (0.90%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (0.90%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.43%) SLA
2 10 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials
2 10 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.90%) COBIT
4 5 (0.90%) NIST
4 5 (0.90%) PMO
5 4 (0.72%) NCSC
6 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (8.48%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.89%) VMware NSX
4 8 (1.44%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (1.44%) vSphere
5 7 (1.26%) Firmware
5 7 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.90%) ISA Server
6 5 (0.90%) KVM
7 2 (0.36%) Docker
7 2 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.36%) iptables
7 2 (0.36%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.36%) Squid
8 1 (0.18%) NFS
8 1 (0.18%) vCloud
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.18%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 33 (5.96%) FortiGate
2 28 (5.05%) SCCM
3 16 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (2.53%) Ansible
5 12 (2.17%) Nessus
5 12 (2.17%) Puppet
6 10 (1.81%) Cisco Prime
7 9 (1.62%) Nagios
8 8 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.44%) Salt
9 7 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (1.26%) Terraform
10 6 (1.08%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.90%) WSUS
12 4 (0.72%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.72%) Kubernetes
12 4 (0.72%) SCOM
13 3 (0.54%) QRadar
13 3 (0.54%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 390 (70.40%) Cisco
2 191 (34.48%) CheckPoint
3 145 (26.17%) F5
4 115 (20.76%) Juniper
5 94 (16.97%) Fortinet
6 66 (11.91%) Aruba
7 56 (10.11%) Microsoft
8 48 (8.66%) Citrix
9 47 (8.48%) VMware
10 45 (8.12%) HP
10 45 (8.12%) SolarWinds
11 44 (7.94%) Meraki
12 32 (5.78%) Blue Coat
13 27 (4.87%) McAfee
14 23 (4.15%) Dell
15 22 (3.97%) Riverbed
16 18 (3.25%) Extreme Networks
16 18 (3.25%) ServiceNow
16 18 (3.25%) Zscaler
17 16 (2.89%) Avaya