Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 362 459 569
Rank change year-on-year +97 +110 -77
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 362 487 333
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.50% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 1.39% 1.18% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 345 229
Median daily rate £403 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £23.29 -
% change year-on-year +50.26% - -

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 25,977 41,293 42,325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.73% 42.60% 41.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,569 25,720 26,395
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £213 £263 £243
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,211 1,422 1,433
Median hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.92 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.03%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Palo Alto as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Palo Alto.

Daily rate trend for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Palo Alto over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Palo Alto.

Hourly rate trend for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Palo Alto over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Top 17 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 7 April 2020. 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 +95 317 £400 -11.11% 56
UK excluding London +110 221 £425 - 47
London +46 135 £398 -11.67% 19
South East +70 68 £425 -1.73% 9
North of England +83 44 £425 +18.06% 20
Midlands +89 37 £405 +24.62% 2
North West +58 27 £425 -24.44% 11
Scotland +47 25 £488 +1.56% 9
South West +41 20 £363 +20.83% 2
East Midlands +42 19 £375 +20.00%
West Midlands +72 18 £413 +26.92% 2
East of England +7 13 £408 -25.91% 4
Work from Home +8 12 £538 +31.90% 7
Yorkshire +56 11 £422 +12.60% 8
Wales +22 8 £400 - 1
North East +20 6 £388 +29.17% 1
Northern Ireland +19 6 £373 -19.89%

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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.

1 300 (82.87%) Firewall
2 271 (74.86%) Cisco
3 172 (47.51%) Cisco Certification
4 130 (35.91%) CCNP
5 125 (34.53%) WAN
6 105 (29.01%) LAN
6 105 (29.01%) CheckPoint
7 96 (26.52%) F5
8 93 (25.69%) Network Security
9 84 (23.20%) Cisco ASA
10 79 (21.82%) BGP
11 77 (21.27%) Data Centre
12 74 (20.44%) Wireless
13 68 (18.78%) VPN
14 66 (18.23%) MPLS
14 66 (18.23%) VMware
15 62 (17.13%) Security Cleared
16 61 (16.85%) OSPF
17 60 (16.57%) CCNA
17 60 (16.57%) Cisco Nexus
18 58 (16.02%) Juniper
19 57 (15.75%) Azure
20 56 (15.47%) ITIL
21 53 (14.64%) Windows
22 45 (12.43%) Network Design
22 45 (12.43%) Fortinet
23 43 (11.88%) SC Cleared
24 40 (11.05%) AWS
24 40 (11.05%) NetScaler
25 39 (10.77%) Finance

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 12 (3.31%) Skype for Business
2 9 (2.49%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (0.83%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.83%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 57 (15.75%) Azure
2 40 (11.05%) AWS
3 26 (7.18%) Office 365
4 13 (3.59%) PaaS
5 12 (3.31%) IaaS
6 9 (2.49%) SaaS
7 5 (1.38%) Akamai
7 5 (1.38%) Mimecast
8 4 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.55%) GCP
11 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.28%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 300 (82.87%) Firewall
2 125 (34.53%) WAN
3 105 (29.01%) LAN
4 93 (25.69%) Network Security
5 84 (23.20%) Cisco ASA
6 79 (21.82%) BGP
7 74 (20.44%) Wireless
8 68 (18.78%) VPN
9 66 (18.23%) MPLS
10 61 (16.85%) OSPF
11 60 (16.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 40 (11.05%) NetScaler
13 39 (10.77%) DNS
14 34 (9.39%) DHCP
15 32 (8.84%) Multicast
15 32 (8.84%) TCP/IP
16 28 (7.73%) WLAN
17 26 (7.18%) IPsec
17 26 (7.18%) VLAN
18 23 (6.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.55%) Big Data
2 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.28%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.28%) DB2
3 1 (0.28%) Informix
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (2.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.28%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.28%) JIRA
General
1 39 (10.77%) Finance
2 22 (6.08%) Public Sector
3 17 (4.70%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.93%) French Language
4 7 (1.93%) German Language
5 5 (1.38%) Legal
5 5 (1.38%) Retail
6 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.55%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (0.28%) Police
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 219 (60.50%) Network Engineer
2 51 (14.09%) Security Engineer
3 42 (11.60%) Network Security Engineer
4 40 (11.05%) Senior Network Engineer
5 35 (9.67%) Architect
6 31 (8.56%) Cisco Engineer
6 31 (8.56%) Network Architect
7 28 (7.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 15 (4.14%) Analyst
8 15 (4.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 14 (3.87%) Consultant
9 14 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (3.59%) Firewall Engineer
11 11 (3.04%) Designer
12 10 (2.76%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (2.76%) Network Designer
13 9 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.49%) Support Engineer
14 8 (2.21%) Network Support
14 8 (2.21%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.04%) .NET
2 8 (2.21%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.38%) Middleware
3 5 (1.38%) SAML
4 4 (1.10%) JSON
4 4 (1.10%) XML
5 1 (0.28%) CSS
5 1 (0.28%) HTML
5 1 (0.28%) Jinja
5 1 (0.28%) Web Services
5 1 (0.28%) XMPP
5 1 (0.28%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 77 (21.27%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.14%) Public Cloud
3 13 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.04%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.66%) Clustering
9 5 (1.38%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.38%) PKI
10 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.10%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.83%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.83%) Replication
12 2 (0.55%) CCTV
12 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.55%) Cyber Defence
12 2 (0.55%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 53 (14.64%) Windows
2 32 (8.84%) Linux
3 29 (8.01%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.59%) CentOS
5 9 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.21%) Unix
6 8 (2.21%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.66%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.55%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.28%) AIX
10 1 (0.28%) Android
10 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.28%) VMS
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (15.47%) ITIL
2 45 (12.43%) Network Design
3 36 (9.94%) Load Balancing
4 34 (9.39%) Migration
5 30 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (7.46%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (7.18%) Change Management
7 26 (7.18%) Network Monitoring
8 24 (6.63%) Network Management
9 23 (6.35%) SIEM
10 22 (6.08%) Project Delivery
11 21 (5.80%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 19 (5.25%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (4.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 16 (4.42%) Service Management
15 12 (3.31%) Problem Management
16 11 (3.04%) High Availability
16 11 (3.04%) Presales
16 11 (3.04%) Service Design
16 11 (3.04%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.80%) Python
2 11 (3.04%) C++
3 9 (2.49%) PowerShell
4 7 (1.93%) SQL
5 4 (1.10%) C
6 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.28%) Perl
6 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 172 (47.51%) Cisco Certification
2 130 (35.91%) CCNP
3 62 (17.13%) Security Cleared
4 60 (16.57%) CCNA
5 43 (11.88%) SC Cleared
6 34 (9.39%) CCIE
7 14 (3.87%) DV Cleared
8 12 (3.31%) CCDP
9 11 (3.04%) CCENT
9 11 (3.04%) Network+ Certification
10 9 (2.49%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 8 (2.21%) Degree
12 7 (1.93%) CCDA
12 7 (1.93%) CISSP
13 6 (1.66%) JNCIP
14 5 (1.38%) CCSA
14 5 (1.38%) CCSP
14 5 (1.38%) JNCIA
15 4 (1.10%) JNCIS
16 3 (0.83%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.70%) SLA
2 10 (2.76%) NIST
3 7 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.66%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.10%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.55%) PMO
8 1 (0.28%) GDPR
8 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.28%) NCSC
System Software
1 36 (9.94%) VMware NSX
2 34 (9.39%) Active Directory
3 33 (9.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.49%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 8 (2.21%) XenApp
6 5 (1.38%) ProxySG
6 5 (1.38%) vSphere
7 4 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.55%) Docker
9 1 (0.28%) Firmware
9 1 (0.28%) NFS
9 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.28%) vCloud
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.28%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 21 (5.80%) FortiGate
1 21 (5.80%) vCenter Server
2 9 (2.49%) Ansible
2 9 (2.49%) SCCM
3 8 (2.21%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (1.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.38%) Puppet
6 3 (0.83%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.83%) Cisco CME
6 3 (0.83%) vRealize
7 2 (0.55%) Cacti
7 2 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.55%) Forum Sentry
7 2 (0.55%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.55%) Statseeker
7 2 (0.55%) Terraform
7 2 (0.55%) vMotion
7 2 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 271 (74.86%) Cisco
2 105 (29.01%) CheckPoint
3 96 (26.52%) F5
4 66 (18.23%) VMware
5 58 (16.02%) Juniper
6 45 (12.43%) Fortinet
7 39 (10.77%) Citrix
8 34 (9.39%) Aruba
9 29 (8.01%) Meraki
10 24 (6.63%) SolarWinds
11 23 (6.35%) Blue Coat
11 23 (6.35%) Microsoft
12 14 (3.87%) HP
12 14 (3.87%) Riverbed
13 11 (3.04%) Remedy
14 8 (2.21%) Arista
14 8 (2.21%) Dell
14 8 (2.21%) Mitel
14 8 (2.21%) Symantec
14 8 (2.21%) Tufin