Period
to 12 June 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 12 June 2021 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
UK > England
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 423 384 459
Rank change year-on-year -39 +75 +69
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 214 207 401
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.53% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 1.08% 1.24% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 141 276
10th Percentile £295 £313 £300
25th Percentile £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £438 £450
Median % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
75th Percentile £525 £538 £538
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £450
% change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £62.00 £50.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +24.00% +100.00% -
UK median hourly rate £62.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +77.14% +40.00% -

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 England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 19,879 16,693 34,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.81% 42.63% 41.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,942 10,730 21,930
10th Percentile £290 £250 £263
25th Percentile £388 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £491 £468 £465
Median % change year-on-year +4.91% +0.65% +3.33%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £569
90th Percentile £682 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £488 £455 £458
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.55% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 596 1,122
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.65 £11.15
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.25 £13.01
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.85 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +6.10% +0.80% +6.86%
75th Percentile £41.37 £30.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £19.50 £18.14
% change year-on-year +3.85% +7.53% +4.83%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in England

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Palo Alto in England

Palo Alto
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Palo Alto in England over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in England

Palo Alto
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Palo Alto in England.

Hourly rate trend for Palo Alto in England

Palo Alto
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Palo Alto in England over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Palo Alto in England

Palo Alto
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 12 June 2021. 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
London -65 96 £450 +7.78% 40
South East +15 45 £425 -13.27% 14
North of England -2 22 £413 -2.94% 11
Midlands -23 18 £414 -8.06% 10
North West -10 17 £413 -2.94% 7
West Midlands -7 16 £401 -13.71% 6
East of England +5 12 £725 +74.70% 2
South West +22 10 £388 -3.13% 5
Yorkshire +6 4 £453 +7.16% 3
East Midlands -9 3 £475 +15.15% 4
North East +10 1 £650 +67.74% 1
Palo Alto
UK

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 161 (75.23%) Firewall
2 137 (64.02%) Cisco
3 75 (35.05%) Cisco Certification
4 70 (32.71%) Network Security
5 68 (31.78%) Fortinet
6 53 (24.77%) WAN
7 52 (24.30%) CheckPoint
8 50 (23.36%) LAN
9 49 (22.90%) Azure
10 47 (21.96%) F5
10 47 (21.96%) CCNP
11 45 (21.03%) Security Cleared
12 43 (20.09%) SC Cleared
13 41 (19.16%) VPN
14 39 (18.22%) Juniper
15 38 (17.76%) BGP
16 35 (16.36%) Social Skills
17 34 (15.89%) Cisco ASA
18 33 (15.42%) DNS
19 31 (14.49%) Cisco Nexus
20 30 (14.02%) Microsoft
21 29 (13.55%) Ansible
22 28 (13.08%) Data Centre
22 28 (13.08%) Finance
22 28 (13.08%) OSPF
23 27 (12.62%) CCNA
23 27 (12.62%) AWS
24 26 (12.15%) Splunk
24 26 (12.15%) Python
25 25 (11.68%) MPLS

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 5 (2.34%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.40%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.93%) Apache
3 2 (0.93%) IIS
3 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.47%) SAS
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (4.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.47%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 49 (22.90%) Azure
2 27 (12.62%) AWS
3 11 (5.14%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (4.67%) IaaS
5 8 (3.74%) PaaS
6 7 (3.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.80%) GCP
8 5 (2.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (1.87%) Akamai
9 4 (1.87%) Azure Sentinel
9 4 (1.87%) Serverless
10 3 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.40%) AWS Step Functions
10 3 (1.40%) Mimecast
10 3 (1.40%) SaaS
11 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.93%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.93%) Zapier
12 1 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 161 (75.23%) Firewall
2 70 (32.71%) Network Security
3 53 (24.77%) WAN
4 50 (23.36%) LAN
5 41 (19.16%) VPN
6 38 (17.76%) BGP
7 34 (15.89%) Cisco ASA
8 33 (15.42%) DNS
9 31 (14.49%) Cisco Nexus
10 28 (13.08%) OSPF
11 25 (11.68%) MPLS
12 24 (11.21%) Wireless
13 17 (7.94%) SD-WAN
13 17 (7.94%) TCP/IP
14 16 (7.48%) Internet
14 16 (7.48%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (7.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 14 (6.54%) Cisco ISE
16 14 (6.54%) HTTP
16 14 (6.54%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.87%) HDInsight
1 4 (1.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.93%) Power BI
2 2 (0.93%) Tableau
3 1 (0.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.34%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.93%) GitLab
5 1 (0.47%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.47%) JIRA
5 1 (0.47%) Postman
5 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
General
1 35 (16.36%) Social Skills
2 28 (13.08%) Finance
3 10 (4.67%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.27%) Documentation Skills
4 7 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.80%) Retail
6 5 (2.34%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) French Language
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 101 (47.20%) Network Engineer
2 30 (14.02%) Architect
3 29 (13.55%) Security Engineer
4 24 (11.21%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (7.48%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 15 (7.01%) Senior Network Engineer
7 14 (6.54%) Analyst
7 14 (6.54%) Security Architect
8 11 (5.14%) Consultant
9 10 (4.67%) Network Architect
10 9 (4.21%) Azure Engineer
11 8 (3.74%) Cisco Engineer
11 8 (3.74%) Network Consultant
12 7 (3.27%) Technical Architect
13 6 (2.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 5 (2.34%) Cloud Engineer
14 5 (2.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 5 (2.34%) Network Specialist
14 5 (2.34%) Security Consultant
15 4 (1.87%) Technology Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.27%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.34%) JSON
3 4 (1.87%) YAML
4 3 (1.40%) Jinja
4 3 (1.40%) LDAP
4 3 (1.40%) Web Services
5 2 (0.93%) SAML
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.47%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.47%) REST
6 1 (0.47%) RESTful
6 1 (0.47%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.47%) SOAP
6 1 (0.47%) Velocity
6 1 (0.47%) XML
6 1 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.08%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.07%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (3.74%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.34%) iPad
6 4 (1.87%) Clustering
6 4 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.40%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.93%) NHS
8 2 (0.93%) PKI
8 2 (0.93%) Social Network
8 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.47%) Blog
9 1 (0.47%) CCTV
9 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.35%) Linux
2 14 (6.54%) Windows
3 8 (3.74%) Unix
4 5 (2.34%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.40%) Android
5 3 (1.40%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (0.93%) CatOS
6 2 (0.93%) VMS
7 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (11.68%) Cybersecurity
1 25 (11.68%) Migration
2 24 (11.21%) ITIL
3 19 (8.88%) SIEM
4 18 (8.41%) Load Balancing
4 18 (8.41%) Network Design
5 17 (7.94%) Security Operations
6 16 (7.48%) DevOps
7 11 (5.14%) Change Management
7 11 (5.14%) Information Security
7 11 (5.14%) Network Management
8 10 (4.67%) Presales
8 10 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (4.21%) Security Architecture
10 8 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (3.74%) Customer Requirements
10 8 (3.74%) Use Case
11 7 (3.27%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.27%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.15%) Python
2 13 (6.07%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.74%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.27%) SQL
5 4 (1.87%) Java
6 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.93%) Tcl
7 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (35.05%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (21.96%) CCNP
3 45 (21.03%) Security Cleared
4 43 (20.09%) SC Cleared
5 27 (12.62%) CCNA
6 17 (7.94%) CCIE
7 12 (5.61%) CISSP
8 6 (2.80%) CISM
8 6 (2.80%) JNCIA
9 5 (2.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 4 (1.87%) CCDE
10 4 (1.87%) CCIE Security
10 4 (1.87%) CCSA
10 4 (1.87%) CCSP
10 4 (1.87%) Degree
11 3 (1.40%) CCSE
11 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.40%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.93%) GPEN
12 2 (0.93%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.54%) SLA
2 10 (4.67%) NCSC
2 10 (4.67%) NIST
3 4 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (1.87%) QA
4 3 (1.40%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.47%) BS25999
5 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.47%) GDPR
5 1 (0.47%) GRC
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.14%) VMware NSX
3 10 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (4.21%) Active Directory
5 6 (2.80%) ProxySG
6 5 (2.34%) Docker
6 5 (2.34%) vSphere
7 4 (1.87%) Firmware
8 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.40%) NFS
9 2 (0.93%) KVM
10 1 (0.47%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.47%) XenApp
10 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (13.55%) Ansible
2 19 (8.88%) FortiGate
3 15 (7.01%) Terraform
4 9 (4.21%) Puppet
5 8 (3.74%) Kubernetes
5 8 (3.74%) Nessus
6 7 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.34%) CSIRT
7 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.93%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.93%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.93%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.93%) SCCM
10 2 (0.93%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.93%) vRealize
11 1 (0.47%) RSA Archer
11 1 (0.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 137 (64.02%) Cisco
2 68 (31.78%) Fortinet
3 52 (24.30%) CheckPoint
4 47 (21.96%) F5
5 39 (18.22%) Juniper
6 30 (14.02%) Microsoft
7 26 (12.15%) Splunk
8 22 (10.28%) VMware
9 18 (8.41%) Citrix
10 16 (7.48%) Zscaler
11 15 (7.01%) Aruba
11 15 (7.01%) Meraki
12 14 (6.54%) SolarWinds
13 12 (5.61%) McAfee
14 11 (5.14%) Blue Coat
14 11 (5.14%) HP
15 10 (4.67%) LogRhythm
16 8 (3.74%) Dell
17 7 (3.27%) Barracuda Networks
17 7 (3.27%) Symantec