Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 562 493 595
Rank change year-on-year -69 +102 +18
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 319 409 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.43% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% 0.95% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 259 176
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £287 £300
90th Percentile £587 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +1.82% +3.13% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.91% +14.67%
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 41,775 42,831 46,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.78% 44.99% 42.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,314 26,334 27,508
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,401 1,612 1,831
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +7.72%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.35 £10.05
90th Percentile £47.25 £46.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71% +6.06%

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 25 February 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 13 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 25 February 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 -81 303 £425 - 112
UK excluding London -22 168 £420 +1.82% 73
London -81 147 £450 - 42
South East +2 105 £425 - 42
North of England +1 19 £331 -11.67% 7
South West +21 16 £400 +33.33% 8
North West +14 16 £331 +3.52% 5
Scotland -1 13 £331 -22.06% 3
Midlands +9 12 £460 +22.67% 7
West Midlands +9 8 £404 +7.67% 3
East of England -31 6 £300 -40.00% 6
East Midlands -2 4 £563 +55.17% 4
Yorkshire -28 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 241 (75.55%) Cisco
2 220 (68.97%) Firewall
3 115 (36.05%) CheckPoint
4 110 (34.48%) F5
5 95 (29.78%) Network Security
6 93 (29.15%) Juniper
7 92 (28.84%) Cisco Certification
8 81 (25.39%) VMware
9 78 (24.45%) VPN
10 77 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
11 73 (22.88%) WAN
12 72 (22.57%) CCNP
13 66 (20.69%) Windows
14 64 (20.06%) Security Cleared
15 60 (18.81%) ITIL
16 58 (18.18%) Microsoft
16 58 (18.18%) SC Cleared
17 54 (16.93%) Active Directory
18 52 (16.30%) BGP
19 51 (15.99%) Blue Coat
19 51 (15.99%) Cisco Nexus
20 50 (15.67%) Finance
21 48 (15.05%) MPLS
22 47 (14.73%) OSPF
22 47 (14.73%) DNS
23 45 (14.11%) LAN
23 45 (14.11%) Wireless
24 44 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
25 43 (13.48%) Linux
26 42 (13.17%) Data Centre

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 8 (2.51%) OpenStack
1 8 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.88%) IIS
3 4 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (1.25%) Drupal
3 4 (1.25%) WordPress
4 3 (0.94%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.94%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (4.08%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.25%) RMDS
2 1 (0.31%) Maximo
2 1 (0.31%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (10.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (6.90%) Office 365
4 10 (3.13%) IaaS
4 10 (3.13%) SaaS
5 9 (2.82%) PaaS
6 8 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 220 (68.97%) Firewall
2 95 (29.78%) Network Security
3 78 (24.45%) VPN
4 77 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
5 73 (22.88%) WAN
6 52 (16.30%) BGP
7 51 (15.99%) Cisco Nexus
8 48 (15.05%) MPLS
9 47 (14.73%) DNS
9 47 (14.73%) OSPF
10 45 (14.11%) LAN
10 45 (14.11%) Wireless
11 36 (11.29%) TCP/IP
12 32 (10.03%) IPsec
13 28 (8.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 28 (8.78%) Multicast
14 27 (8.46%) DHCP
15 24 (7.52%) EIGRP
16 23 (7.21%) SSL
17 21 (6.58%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (0.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.31%) Big Data
3 1 (0.31%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Fiddler
1 4 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (15.67%) Finance
2 15 (4.70%) Banking
3 7 (2.19%) Retail
4 6 (1.88%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.94%) Local Government
7 2 (0.63%) Advertising
7 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) French Language
8 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 153 (47.96%) Network Engineer
2 72 (22.57%) Security Engineer
3 52 (16.30%) Network Security Engineer
4 32 (10.03%) Architect
5 28 (8.78%) Analyst
6 25 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
8 20 (6.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 20 (6.27%) Consultant
9 18 (5.64%) Firewall Engineer
10 16 (5.02%) Network Architect
11 15 (4.70%) Security Architect
12 13 (4.08%) Network Consultant
13 12 (3.76%) Support Engineer
14 11 (3.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 10 (3.13%) Operations Engineer
16 9 (2.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 9 (2.82%) Senior Network Engineer
17 8 (2.51%) Network Support
17 8 (2.51%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.76%) Web Services
2 8 (2.51%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.88%) WAP
4 5 (1.57%) HTML
5 4 (1.25%) .NET
5 4 (1.25%) HTML5
5 4 (1.25%) Node.js
5 4 (1.25%) Rendezvous
5 4 (1.25%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.31%) COM+
6 1 (0.31%) LDAP
6 1 (0.31%) SAML
6 1 (0.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.17%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.39%) PKI
4 12 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.82%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (2.51%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.19%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.88%) e-Health
9 5 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.25%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.25%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.94%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.94%) EFT
11 3 (0.94%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.63%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.63%) CMDB
12 2 (0.63%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (20.69%) Windows
2 43 (13.48%) Linux
3 31 (9.72%) Windows Server
4 16 (5.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.76%) Unix
5 12 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.51%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.19%) Solaris
8 6 (1.88%) CentOS
9 5 (1.57%) Mac OS X
9 5 (1.57%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.63%) AIX
11 2 (0.63%) Android
11 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.63%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 2 (0.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.81%) ITIL
2 31 (9.72%) Change Management
2 31 (9.72%) Information Security
3 26 (8.15%) Load Balancing
4 23 (7.21%) SIEM
5 19 (5.96%) ITIL V3
5 19 (5.96%) Network Monitoring
5 19 (5.96%) Network Virtualisation
6 15 (4.70%) Migration
7 14 (4.39%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (4.39%) Network Design
7 14 (4.39%) Service Delivery
8 13 (4.08%) Project Management
8 13 (4.08%) Security Architecture
8 13 (4.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 12 (3.76%) Security Operations
9 12 (3.76%) Service Management
10 11 (3.45%) DevOps
10 11 (3.45%) Network Management
11 10 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.96%) Python
2 11 (3.45%) SQL
3 6 (1.88%) Perl
4 5 (1.57%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.57%) Java
4 5 (1.57%) Ruby
5 4 (1.25%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.25%) PHP
5 4 (1.25%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.94%) C
7 1 (0.31%) C++
7 1 (0.31%) C-shell
7 1 (0.31%) Korn
Qualifications
1 92 (28.84%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (22.57%) CCNP
3 64 (20.06%) Security Cleared
4 58 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 29 (9.09%) CCIE
6 24 (7.52%) CCNA
7 17 (5.33%) CCSE
7 17 (5.33%) CISSP
8 16 (5.02%) DV Cleared
9 13 (4.08%) Degree
10 7 (2.19%) ISTQB
10 7 (2.19%) MCSE
10 7 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.88%) GIAC
12 5 (1.57%) CCIE Service Provider
12 5 (1.57%) CCSP
12 5 (1.57%) CISA
12 5 (1.57%) CISMP
13 4 (1.25%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 4 (1.25%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.45%) SLA
3 9 (2.82%) GDPR
4 8 (2.51%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.57%) QA
6 4 (1.25%) GAAP
7 3 (0.94%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.94%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.63%) COBIT
8 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 54 (16.93%) Active Directory
2 32 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.96%) ProxySG
4 18 (5.64%) Hyper-V
4 18 (5.64%) VMware NSX
5 10 (3.13%) vSphere
6 5 (1.57%) Sendmail
6 5 (1.57%) vCloud
6 5 (1.57%) XenServer
7 3 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.94%) XenApp
8 1 (0.31%) NFS
8 1 (0.31%) Openswan
8 1 (0.31%) pfSense
8 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (3.76%) FortiGate
2 9 (2.82%) Nessus
3 8 (2.51%) SCCM
4 7 (2.19%) WhatsUp Gold
5 6 (1.88%) SCOM
5 6 (1.88%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (1.57%) Ansible
6 5 (1.57%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (1.25%) OVSD
7 4 (1.25%) QRadar
7 4 (1.25%) RSA enVision
8 3 (0.94%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.94%) Nagios
8 3 (0.94%) Terraform
8 3 (0.94%) vRealize
9 2 (0.63%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 241 (75.55%) Cisco
2 115 (36.05%) CheckPoint
3 110 (34.48%) F5
4 93 (29.15%) Juniper
5 81 (25.39%) VMware
6 58 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 51 (15.99%) Blue Coat
8 32 (10.03%) McAfee
9 31 (9.72%) Citrix
9 31 (9.72%) SolarWinds
10 30 (9.40%) Fortinet
10 30 (9.40%) HP
11 17 (5.33%) Red Hat
12 15 (4.70%) Riverbed
13 14 (4.39%) Aruba
13 14 (4.39%) NetApp
13 14 (4.39%) Splunk
14 11 (3.45%) Extreme Networks
15 10 (3.13%) FireEye
15 10 (3.13%) Sophos