Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 196 231
Rank change year-on-year +41 +35 -38
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 20 52 24
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.76% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 1.27% 1.94% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 47 19
Median daily rate £350 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £406 £361
90th Percentile £475 £531 £512
Central London median daily rate £363 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -21.62% +8.82% -8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 1,579 2,675 2,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.86% 39.19% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,115 1,991 2,024
Median daily rate £475 £500 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.90% +6.94%
10th Percentile £239 £259 £280
90th Percentile £663 £660 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 65
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -1.58% +17.65%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.65 £31.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.13 £21.50
% change year-on-year +4.58% -11.05% +34.38%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Palo Alto as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Palo Alto in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Palo Alto in the City of London

Palo Alto
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Palo Alto in the City of London over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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 5 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
Moorgate - 4 £300 -
London Bridge +49 1 £350 -
Palo Alto
Central London

For the 6 months to 5 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 18 (90.00%) Firewall
2 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 15 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (75.00%) Network Security
3 11 (55.00%) CCNP
4 9 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (40.00%) OSPF
5 8 (40.00%) BGP
5 8 (40.00%) VPN
6 7 (35.00%) ITIL
7 6 (30.00%) LAN
7 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
8 5 (25.00%) HSRP
8 5 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (25.00%) Multicast
8 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 5 (25.00%) VoIP
8 5 (25.00%) WLAN
8 5 (25.00%) WAN
8 5 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (25.00%) VRRP
8 5 (25.00%) CCNA
8 5 (25.00%) Wireless
8 5 (25.00%) IPsec
8 5 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (25.00%) IP Telephony
8 5 (25.00%) Statistics
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
8 5 (25.00%) Degree
9 4 (20.00%) Juniper

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Azure
2 1 (5.00%) AWS
2 1 (5.00%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) Firewall
2 15 (75.00%) Network Security
3 9 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (40.00%) BGP
4 8 (40.00%) OSPF
4 8 (40.00%) VPN
5 6 (30.00%) LAN
6 5 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (25.00%) HSRP
6 5 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (25.00%) IP Telephony
6 5 (25.00%) IPsec
6 5 (25.00%) Multicast
6 5 (25.00%) VoIP
6 5 (25.00%) VRRP
6 5 (25.00%) WAN
6 5 (25.00%) Wireless
6 5 (25.00%) WLAN
7 3 (15.00%) 4G
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Security Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) IT Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Junior
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Network Support
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) CentOS
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (25.00%) Statistics
4 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (15.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (15.00%) SIEM
4 3 (15.00%) Threat Detection
4 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (10.00%) Malware Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) Data Science
6 1 (5.00%) High Availability
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.00%) Network Design
6 1 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (5.00%) Project Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) SDLC
6 1 (5.00%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (55.00%) CCNP
3 5 (25.00%) CCNA
3 5 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (15.00%) CCENT
4 3 (15.00%) CCSP
4 3 (15.00%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (10.00%) NIST
2 1 (5.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) VMware NSX
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) Juniper
3 3 (15.00%) ServiceNow
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (10.00%) Remedy
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) F5
5 1 (5.00%) OneLogin
5 1 (5.00%) Thycotic