Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 160 219 227
Rank change year-on-year +59 +8 -21
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 27 41 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.57% 0.60% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 1.46% 1.56% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 18
City of London median daily rate £363 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.44% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £268 £399 £363
90th Percentile £496 £531 £544
Central London median daily rate £363 £450 £463
% change year-on-year -19.44% -2.70% -2.63%
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 1,851 2,634 2,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.28% 38.63% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,376 1,949 2,055
City of London median daily rate £475 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.04% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £250 £227 £278
90th Percentile £656 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 59
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% -12.20%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.56 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £27.32 £31.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -8.78% +7.89%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 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 - 5 £300 -
London Bridge +40 1 £350 -
Palo Alto
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 26 (96.30%) Firewall
2 21 (77.78%) Cisco
3 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (55.56%) Network Security
5 13 (48.15%) CCNP
6 12 (44.44%) VPN
7 11 (40.74%) OSPF
7 11 (40.74%) BGP
7 11 (40.74%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (29.63%) LAN
9 7 (25.93%) WAN
9 7 (25.93%) ITIL
9 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
10 6 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (22.22%) Wireless
10 6 (22.22%) IPsec
10 6 (22.22%) Finance
10 6 (22.22%) VoIP
10 6 (22.22%) WLAN
10 6 (22.22%) Juniper
11 5 (18.52%) MPLS
11 5 (18.52%) CCNA
11 5 (18.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (18.52%) VMware
11 5 (18.52%) IP Telephony
11 5 (18.52%) VRRP
11 5 (18.52%) Multicast
11 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
11 5 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (18.52%) HSRP

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 (3.70%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) AWS
1 4 (14.81%) Azure
2 2 (7.41%) Office 365
3 1 (3.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (3.70%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 26 (96.30%) Firewall
2 15 (55.56%) Network Security
3 12 (44.44%) VPN
4 11 (40.74%) BGP
4 11 (40.74%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (40.74%) OSPF
5 8 (29.63%) LAN
6 7 (25.93%) WAN
7 6 (22.22%) IPsec
7 6 (22.22%) VoIP
7 6 (22.22%) Wireless
7 6 (22.22%) WLAN
8 5 (18.52%) Cisco IPT
8 5 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (18.52%) HSRP
8 5 (18.52%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (18.52%) IP Telephony
8 5 (18.52%) MPLS
8 5 (18.52%) Multicast
8 5 (18.52%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (77.78%) Network Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Security Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Network Support
7 2 (7.41%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (3.70%) Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Junior
8 1 (3.70%) Network Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Network Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Project Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Hedge funds
2 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) CentOS
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
1 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
2 6 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (18.52%) Statistics
4 4 (14.81%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (11.11%) Threat Detection
6 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.41%) Migration
6 2 (7.41%) SIEM
6 2 (7.41%) Strategic Roadmap
6 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (3.70%) Data Science
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 1 (3.70%) Malware Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (3.70%) Product Roadmap
7 1 (3.70%) Runbook
7 1 (3.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) C++
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (48.15%) CCNP
3 5 (18.52%) CCNA
3 5 (18.52%) Degree
4 4 (14.81%) CCSP
5 2 (7.41%) CCENT
5 2 (7.41%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) CCIE
6 1 (3.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (3.70%) NIST
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (7.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) FortiGate
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
1 2 (7.41%) vCenter Server
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Cisco
2 6 (22.22%) Juniper
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 4 (14.81%) F5
5 3 (11.11%) ServiceNow
6 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.70%) Aruba
7 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix
7 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.70%) OneLogin
7 1 (3.70%) Remedy
7 1 (3.70%) Thycotic