Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 475 350 405
Rank change year-on-year -125 +55 +133
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 264 141 467
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.54% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 1.02% 1.24% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 112 347
10th Percentile £300 £318 £263
25th Percentile £369 £384 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £413
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% -3.90%
75th Percentile £520 £550 £500
90th Percentile £600 £586 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
10th Percentile £39.40 " "
25th Percentile £51.63 " £76.25
Median hourly rate £74.00 £40.00 £77.50
Median % change year-on-year +85.00% -48.39% +43.52%
75th Percentile £79.25 " £78.75
90th Percentile £81.20 " "
UK median hourly rate £78.00 £40.00 £77.50
% change year-on-year +95.00% -48.39% +43.52%

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 25,805 11,373 33,776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.24% 43.90% 42.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,119 7,483 21,664
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
25th Percentile £400 £369 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £556
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 815 337 1,154
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £19.03
Median % change year-on-year -6.17% +6.41% +9.30%
75th Percentile £42.01 £45.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £62.00 £53.75 £51.48
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £20.89 £19.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +14.71%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -141 123 £500 +11.11% 43
South East -76 33 £420 -8.94% 32
Midlands -53 30 £400 - 8
North of England -80 23 £390 -8.24% 12
East of England -28 20 £500 +49.25% 8
North West -51 18 £383 -10.00% 11
East Midlands -27 16 £380 - 5
South West -46 15 £323 -20.76% 5
West Midlands -53 13 £414 +3.44% 3
Yorkshire -44 5 £425 +4.29% 1
Palo Alto
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 204 (77.27%) Firewall
2 173 (65.53%) Cisco
3 96 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 76 (28.79%) VPN
5 74 (28.03%) Network Security
6 66 (25.00%) Azure
7 63 (23.86%) LAN
8 62 (23.48%) WAN
9 61 (23.11%) CheckPoint
10 58 (21.97%) CCNP
11 56 (21.21%) F5
12 53 (20.08%) CCNA
12 53 (20.08%) Fortinet
13 51 (19.32%) VMware
14 48 (18.18%) DNS
15 46 (17.42%) ITIL
15 46 (17.42%) Ansible
16 42 (15.91%) AWS
17 40 (15.15%) Microsoft
18 39 (14.77%) BGP
18 39 (14.77%) Microsoft 365
19 38 (14.39%) Cisco ASA
19 38 (14.39%) Data Centre
20 37 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
20 37 (14.02%) Active Directory
20 37 (14.02%) Windows
21 36 (13.64%) Aruba
22 35 (13.26%) Python
22 35 (13.26%) Social Skills
23 34 (12.88%) Citrix

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 8 (3.03%) Confluence
2 7 (2.65%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.89%) Apache
3 5 (1.89%) IIS
3 5 (1.89%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.76%) CMS
6 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (4.92%) MS Visio
2 9 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 66 (25.00%) Azure
2 42 (15.91%) AWS
3 39 (14.77%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (5.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (4.92%) GCP
5 13 (4.92%) IaaS
6 8 (3.03%) PaaS
7 5 (1.89%) Akamai
7 5 (1.89%) GitHub
8 4 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.52%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.52%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.52%) SaaS
8 4 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (1.14%) AWS Direct Connect
9 3 (1.14%) Azure Sentinel
9 3 (1.14%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.76%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (0.76%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 204 (77.27%) Firewall
2 76 (28.79%) VPN
3 74 (28.03%) Network Security
4 63 (23.86%) LAN
5 62 (23.48%) WAN
6 48 (18.18%) DNS
7 39 (14.77%) BGP
8 38 (14.39%) Cisco ASA
9 34 (12.88%) Wireless
10 31 (11.74%) IPsec
11 30 (11.36%) TCP/IP
12 27 (10.23%) Cisco Nexus
12 27 (10.23%) OSPF
13 26 (9.85%) SSL
14 21 (7.95%) NetScaler
15 20 (7.58%) Cisco ISE
16 18 (6.82%) MPLS
17 17 (6.44%) SD-WAN
18 16 (6.06%) DHCP
18 16 (6.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.76%) HDInsight
3 1 (0.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (4.92%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (1.52%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.14%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.14%) JIRA
4 3 (1.14%) Snyk
4 3 (1.14%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.76%) CircleCI
5 2 (0.76%) GitLab
5 2 (0.76%) Postman
5 2 (0.76%) SoapUI
General
1 35 (13.26%) Social Skills
2 29 (10.98%) Finance
3 18 (6.82%) Public Sector
4 11 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.79%) Banking
6 8 (3.03%) Organisational Skills
7 7 (2.65%) Retail
8 6 (2.27%) Documentation Skills
9 5 (1.89%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.38%) Billing
11 1 (0.38%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.38%) Legal
11 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 131 (49.62%) Network Engineer
2 46 (17.42%) Security Engineer
3 37 (14.02%) Architect
4 32 (12.12%) Network Security Engineer
5 23 (8.71%) Cisco Engineer
6 20 (7.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 20 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
8 15 (5.68%) Senior Network Engineer
9 13 (4.92%) Consultant
9 13 (4.92%) Security Architect
10 11 (4.17%) Network Architect
10 11 (4.17%) Technical Architect
11 10 (3.79%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (3.41%) Firewall Engineer
12 9 (3.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 8 (3.03%) Technical Leader
14 7 (2.65%) Analyst
15 6 (2.27%) DevOps Engineer
16 5 (1.89%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.17%) Web Services
2 10 (3.79%) 802.1X
3 6 (2.27%) LDAP
4 4 (1.52%) JSON
4 4 (1.52%) SAML
5 2 (0.76%) OAuth
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.76%) REST
5 2 (0.76%) RESTful
5 2 (0.76%) SOAP
5 2 (0.76%) Velocity
5 2 (0.76%) XML
5 2 (0.76%) XSLT
5 2 (0.76%) YAML
6 1 (0.38%) CSS
6 1 (0.38%) Jinja
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.39%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.44%) Public Cloud
3 10 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.03%) Clustering
4 8 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (3.03%) PKI
5 5 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (1.52%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.52%) iPad
7 3 (1.14%) NHS
7 3 (1.14%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.76%) Cyberattack
8 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.76%) Replication
9 1 (0.38%) Blog
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.38%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.02%) Windows
2 26 (9.85%) Linux
3 18 (6.82%) Unix
4 14 (5.30%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.41%) Windows 10
6 8 (3.03%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.27%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (1.52%) Android
10 2 (0.76%) CatOS
10 2 (0.76%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.76%) VMS
11 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.38%) CentOS
11 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.42%) ITIL
2 29 (10.98%) Network Design
3 28 (10.61%) Load Balancing
4 26 (9.85%) Migration
5 24 (9.09%) DevOps
6 21 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 20 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (7.58%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (7.58%) Network Management
8 17 (6.44%) Information Security
8 17 (6.44%) Vulnerability Management
9 15 (5.68%) Computer Science
9 15 (5.68%) Configuration Management
9 15 (5.68%) Network Architecture
10 14 (5.30%) Security Architecture
11 13 (4.92%) Project Management
12 12 (4.55%) Change Management
12 12 (4.55%) Network Segmentation
13 11 (4.17%) Analytics
13 11 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (13.26%) Python
2 16 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.41%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.03%) Java
4 8 (3.03%) SQL
5 3 (1.14%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.14%) Perl
6 2 (0.76%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.76%) Tcl
7 1 (0.38%) C
Qualifications
1 96 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (21.97%) CCNP
3 53 (20.08%) CCNA
4 34 (12.88%) Security Cleared
5 31 (11.74%) SC Cleared
6 23 (8.71%) CCIE
7 14 (5.30%) CISSP
7 14 (5.30%) MCP
8 12 (4.55%) Degree
9 6 (2.27%) CCIE Security
9 6 (2.27%) CCSA
9 6 (2.27%) CCSE
10 5 (1.89%) CISM
10 5 (1.89%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.52%) AWS Certification
11 4 (1.52%) CCSP
11 4 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.52%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.14%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 3 (1.14%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.92%) SLA
2 12 (4.55%) QA
3 5 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.14%) NIST
5 2 (0.76%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.38%) GxP
6 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 37 (14.02%) Active Directory
1 37 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.30%) VMware NSX
3 10 (3.79%) Docker
4 6 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.89%) Firmware
5 5 (1.89%) NFS
5 5 (1.89%) vSphere
6 4 (1.52%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.38%) KVM
8 1 (0.38%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.38%) XenApp
8 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 46 (17.42%) Ansible
2 24 (9.09%) Terraform
3 16 (6.06%) FortiGate
4 13 (4.92%) Kubernetes
5 9 (3.41%) Puppet
6 7 (2.65%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (2.65%) SCCM
7 6 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.89%) CSIRT
8 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.89%) Prometheus
8 5 (1.89%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.52%) Nessus
9 4 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.14%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (1.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (1.14%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (1.14%) Nagios
10 3 (1.14%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 173 (65.53%) Cisco
2 61 (23.11%) CheckPoint
3 56 (21.21%) F5
4 53 (20.08%) Fortinet
5 51 (19.32%) VMware
6 40 (15.15%) Microsoft
7 36 (13.64%) Aruba
8 34 (12.88%) Citrix
9 31 (11.74%) Juniper
10 29 (10.98%) HP
11 23 (8.71%) Zscaler
12 21 (7.95%) Meraki
13 20 (7.58%) Splunk
14 15 (5.68%) McAfee
15 14 (5.30%) Infoblox
15 14 (5.30%) SolarWinds
16 10 (3.79%) Dell
17 9 (3.41%) Blue Coat
17 9 (3.41%) NetApp
17 9 (3.41%) Oracle