Period
to 11 December 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 11 December 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 179 216 236
Rank change year-on-year +37 +20 -37
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 36 41 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.64% 0.57% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 1.58% 1.49% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 36 14
City of London median daily rate £388 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% -14.29% +10.53%
10th Percentile £279 £409 £329
90th Percentile £525 £527 £587
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £525
% change year-on-year - -14.29% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 advertised in the City of London.

All Vendors
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,273 2,746 2,760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.59% 38.47% 38.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,732 2,061 2,086
City of London median daily rate £500 £480 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 70 56
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +10.00% -10.53%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £25.50 £30.88
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year +9.63% +3.89% -2.44%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Palo Alto as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in the City of London

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Palo Alto in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Palo Alto in the City of London

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Palo Alto in the City of London over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in the City of London

Palo Alto
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

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 City of London region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Moorgate - 5 £300 -
London Bridge +37 1 £350 -
Palo Alto
Central London

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 34 (94.44%) Firewall
2 27 (75.00%) Cisco
3 21 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (50.00%) Network Security
5 16 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (41.67%) CCNP
7 13 (36.11%) VPN
8 11 (30.56%) OSPF
8 11 (30.56%) BGP
8 11 (30.56%) Load Balancing
9 10 (27.78%) LAN
9 10 (27.78%) WAN
10 9 (25.00%) Windows
10 9 (25.00%) CheckPoint
10 9 (25.00%) F5
11 8 (22.22%) Wireless
11 8 (22.22%) CCNA
11 8 (22.22%) VMware
12 7 (19.44%) ITIL
12 7 (19.44%) VoIP
12 7 (19.44%) IPsec
12 7 (19.44%) Finance
12 7 (19.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
13 6 (16.67%) Juniper
13 6 (16.67%) WLAN
13 6 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (16.67%) Linux
13 6 (16.67%) DNS
14 5 (13.89%) MPLS

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) AWS
2 4 (11.11%) Azure
3 3 (8.33%) Office 365
4 1 (2.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (2.78%) GCP
4 1 (2.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (94.44%) Firewall
2 18 (50.00%) Network Security
3 16 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (36.11%) VPN
5 11 (30.56%) BGP
5 11 (30.56%) OSPF
6 10 (27.78%) LAN
6 10 (27.78%) WAN
7 8 (22.22%) Wireless
8 7 (19.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (19.44%) IPsec
8 7 (19.44%) VoIP
9 6 (16.67%) DNS
9 6 (16.67%) WLAN
10 5 (13.89%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (13.89%) HSRP
10 5 (13.89%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (13.89%) IP Telephony
10 5 (13.89%) MPLS
10 5 (13.89%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.78%) Local Government
4 1 (2.78%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Network Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Security Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Firewall Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Network Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Network Support
7 2 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Hedge funds
2 2 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (16.67%) Linux
3 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.33%) Check Point GAiA
4 3 (8.33%) Unix
4 3 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.56%) CentOS
6 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Load Balancing
2 7 (19.44%) ITIL
3 6 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (13.89%) Statistics
5 4 (11.11%) Migration
5 4 (11.11%) Network Design
5 4 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
6 3 (8.33%) Change Management
6 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (8.33%) Data Security
6 3 (8.33%) Threat Detection
7 2 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (5.56%) ITSM
7 2 (5.56%) SIEM
7 2 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
8 1 (2.78%) Fintech
8 1 (2.78%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) C++
1 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (41.67%) CCNP
3 8 (22.22%) CCNA
4 5 (13.89%) Degree
5 4 (11.11%) CCSP
6 3 (8.33%) CCIE
6 3 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (5.56%) CCENT
7 2 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.78%) CCDA
8 1 (2.78%) CCDP
8 1 (2.78%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (2.78%) CCSA
8 1 (2.78%) CCVP
8 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (2.78%) NIST
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (8.33%) VMware NSX
3 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) vSphere
4 1 (2.78%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) FortiGate
1 3 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.78%) Ansible
3 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.78%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) Salt
3 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) Cisco
2 9 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (25.00%) F5
3 8 (22.22%) VMware
4 6 (16.67%) Juniper
5 3 (8.33%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (8.33%) Citrix
5 3 (8.33%) ServiceNow
6 2 (5.56%) Fortinet
6 2 (5.56%) McAfee
6 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.78%) Aruba
7 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.78%) HP
7 1 (2.78%) NETGEAR
7 1 (2.78%) OneLogin
7 1 (2.78%) Remedy
7 1 (2.78%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.78%) Thycotic