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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 25 June 2022 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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 170 156 130
Rank change year-on-year -14 -26 +73
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 23 8 12
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.54% 0.26% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 1.38% 0.76% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 11
10th Percentile £381 £371 £325
25th Percentile £400 £403 £396
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -10.00%
75th Percentile £541 £509 £581
90th Percentile £623 £609 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%

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 1,661 1,052 1,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.28% 34.06% 36.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,232 719 704
10th Percentile £308 £357 £263
25th Percentile £462 £425 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £481
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +9.09% -3.75%
75th Percentile £675 £616 £575
90th Percentile £750 £703 £663
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 17
10th Percentile £13.88 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £16.31 £11.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate £26.50 £14.25 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +85.96% -23.80% -10.95%
75th Percentile £44.78 £25.18 £28.59
90th Percentile £50.88 £27.55 £45.32
Central London median hourly rate £26.50 £14.47 £19.35
% change year-on-year +83.20% -25.25% -4.44%

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 25 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, 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 16 (69.57%) Firewall
2 15 (65.22%) Azure
3 12 (52.17%) Cisco
4 10 (43.48%) Finance
5 8 (34.78%) VPN
5 8 (34.78%) WAN
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 7 (30.43%) Juniper
6 7 (30.43%) MPLS
6 7 (30.43%) Network Security
6 7 (30.43%) AWS
6 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
8 5 (21.74%) Citrix
8 5 (21.74%) CCNP
8 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
8 5 (21.74%) Windows
8 5 (21.74%) Security Management
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (21.74%) F5
8 5 (21.74%) Information Security
9 4 (17.39%) ISMS
9 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (17.39%) DWDM
9 4 (17.39%) Tufin
9 4 (17.39%) Identity Management
9 4 (17.39%) Information Security Management
9 4 (17.39%) Migration
9 4 (17.39%) VMware

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 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (65.22%) Azure
2 7 (30.43%) AWS
3 3 (13.04%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (4.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (4.35%) Azure Storage
4 1 (4.35%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) Firewall
2 8 (34.78%) VPN
2 8 (34.78%) WAN
3 7 (30.43%) MPLS
3 7 (30.43%) Network Security
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (17.39%) BGP
5 4 (17.39%) DWDM
5 4 (17.39%) LAN
5 4 (17.39%) SSL
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco Firepower
6 3 (13.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (13.04%) NGFW
6 3 (13.04%) OSPF
6 3 (13.04%) SD-WAN
6 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
7 2 (8.70%) HSRP
7 2 (8.70%) Wireless
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 9 (39.13%) Security Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Security Support Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Architect
7 2 (8.70%) Designer
7 2 (8.70%) Solutions Designer
8 1 (4.35%) Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) IT Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) SailPoint
2 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.35%) ARM Templates
2 1 (4.35%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) BYOD
3 1 (4.35%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (4.35%) Cyberattack
3 1 (4.35%) Equities
3 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.35%) Android
4 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (21.74%) Information Security
2 5 (21.74%) Security Management
3 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (17.39%) Data Loss Prevention
3 4 (17.39%) Identity Management
3 4 (17.39%) Information Security Management
3 4 (17.39%) ISMS
3 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 4 (17.39%) Patch Management
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL
4 3 (13.04%) Network Management
4 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) ITSM
5 2 (8.70%) Security Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Boundary Protection
6 1 (4.35%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) CCNP
3 2 (8.70%) CCNA
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE Security
4 1 (4.35%) CCSA
4 1 (4.35%) CCSE
4 1 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (4.35%) CISSP
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) NCSC
1 1 (4.35%) NIST
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) BitLocker
2 2 (8.70%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) ProxySG
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (13.04%) Nessus
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
1 3 (13.04%) SCOrch
1 3 (13.04%) Terraform
2 2 (8.70%) Ansible
2 2 (8.70%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.35%) Nagios
3 1 (4.35%) Prometheus
3 1 (4.35%) vCenter Server
3 1 (4.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) Juniper
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
4 5 (21.74%) Citrix
4 5 (21.74%) F5
5 4 (17.39%) Tufin
5 4 (17.39%) VMware
5 4 (17.39%) Zscaler
6 3 (13.04%) Aruba
6 3 (13.04%) Okta
7 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
7 2 (8.70%) HP
7 2 (8.70%) Meraki
8 1 (4.35%) FireEye
8 1 (4.35%) Forcepoint
8 1 (4.35%) Google
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle
8 1 (4.35%) Sophos
8 1 (4.35%) Symantec