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The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 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
England > East of England
6 months to
27 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 112 103 111
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8 +43
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 29 13 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.16% 0.67% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 2.67% 1.53% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 9
10th Percentile £332 £460 £303
25th Percentile £413 £550 £340
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £531 £725 £400
Median % change year-on-year -26.72% +81.25% -27.27%
75th Percentile £675 £788 £445
90th Percentile £723 - £688
England median daily rate £500 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +17.65% -3.41% -2.22%

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 East of England.

All Vendors
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,085 850 846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 43.28% 43.95% 41.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 465 467
10th Percentile £188 £140 £180
25th Percentile £313 £219 £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £566 £520 £525
90th Percentile £675 £583 £600
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 103 63
10th Percentile £13.15 £11.41 £13.08
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.15 £14.50
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.88% -20.00% +17.65%
75th Percentile £35.00 £23.21 £39.31
90th Percentile £55.00 £40.00 £58.20
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +1.33%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Palo Alto as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in the East of England

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Palo Alto in the East of England

Palo Alto
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Palo Alto in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in the East of England

Palo Alto
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 27 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire -9 13 £650 - 4
Suffolk +1 7 £338 -
Hertfordshire -6 5 £488 -37.10% 5
Essex -4 3 £425 -22.73% 1
Bedfordshire -14 1 £375 - 1
Palo Alto
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 East of England region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 15 (51.72%) Firewall
2 14 (48.28%) Cisco
3 12 (41.38%) Juniper
4 10 (34.48%) Internet
5 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (31.03%) CCNP
5 9 (31.03%) WAN
6 8 (27.59%) Wireless
6 8 (27.59%) Terraform
7 7 (24.14%) Presales
7 7 (24.14%) Azure
7 7 (24.14%) Security Management
7 7 (24.14%) VMware
7 7 (24.14%) Information Security
7 7 (24.14%) VPN
7 7 (24.14%) NIST
8 6 (20.69%) Public Sector
8 6 (20.69%) Zscaler
8 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure as Code
8 6 (20.69%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (20.69%) Symantec
8 6 (20.69%) CheckPoint
8 6 (20.69%) Information Security Management
8 6 (20.69%) CISSP
8 6 (20.69%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (20.69%) MPLS
8 6 (20.69%) OSPF
8 6 (20.69%) BGP
8 6 (20.69%) Proofpoint
8 6 (20.69%) SaaS

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (3.45%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Azure
2 6 (20.69%) Mimecast
2 6 (20.69%) SaaS
3 2 (6.90%) Azure DevOps
3 2 (6.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 2 (6.90%) Azure Storage
4 1 (3.45%) AWS
4 1 (3.45%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) Firewall
2 10 (34.48%) Internet
3 9 (31.03%) WAN
4 8 (27.59%) Wireless
5 7 (24.14%) VPN
6 6 (20.69%) BGP
6 6 (20.69%) MPLS
6 6 (20.69%) OSPF
6 6 (20.69%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (17.24%) SD-WAN
8 4 (13.79%) LAN
8 4 (13.79%) SSL
9 3 (10.34%) Broadband
9 3 (10.34%) DNS
9 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
9 3 (10.34%) IPsec
9 3 (10.34%) NetScaler
9 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
10 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (6.90%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Hudson
General
1 6 (20.69%) Public Sector
2 5 (17.24%) Social Skills
3 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.79%) Finance
3 4 (13.79%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Head of Information Security
2 4 (13.79%) Technical Design Authority
3 3 (10.34%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Firewall Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Head of Information
3 3 (10.34%) Head of Security
3 3 (10.34%) IP Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.90%) CISSP Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Information Strategy Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Lead Security Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Security Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Strategy Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Network Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Solaris
2 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Information Security
1 7 (24.14%) Presales
1 7 (24.14%) Security Management
2 6 (20.69%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (20.69%) Information Security Management
2 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure as Code
2 6 (20.69%) ISMS
2 6 (20.69%) SIEM
2 6 (20.69%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (17.24%) Matrix Organization
4 4 (13.79%) Coaching
4 4 (13.79%) Performance Management
4 4 (13.79%) Project Management
4 4 (13.79%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (10.34%) Network Management
6 2 (6.90%) DevOps
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL
6 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.90%) Migration
7 1 (3.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
1 3 (10.34%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) CCNP
1 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (20.69%) CISSP
2 6 (20.69%) ISACA
3 5 (17.24%) CCNA
3 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
4 4 (13.79%) CCDP
4 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.34%) CCDE
6 2 (6.90%) CISM
7 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) NIST
2 6 (20.69%) Cyber Essentials
2 6 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (13.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) VMware NSX
3 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) Terraform
2 3 (10.34%) Ansible
3 2 (6.90%) FortiGate
3 2 (6.90%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.45%) Observium
4 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.45%) Puppet
4 1 (3.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco
2 12 (41.38%) Juniper
3 7 (24.14%) VMware
4 6 (20.69%) CheckPoint
4 6 (20.69%) FireEye
4 6 (20.69%) Proofpoint
4 6 (20.69%) Symantec
4 6 (20.69%) Zscaler
5 5 (17.24%) Citrix
6 4 (13.79%) F5
6 4 (13.79%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.90%) Aruba
7 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.45%) Avaya
8 1 (3.45%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (3.45%) HP
8 1 (3.45%) Infoblox
8 1 (3.45%) Meraki
8 1 (3.45%) Riverbed