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The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 21 May 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 > London
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 416 378 334
Rank change year-on-year -38 -44 +74
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 179 97 97
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.40% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 1.22% 1.04% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 70 72
10th Percentile £400 £299 £301
25th Percentile £441 £375 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -13.51%
75th Percentile £575 £520 £575
90th Percentile £682 £662 £636
England median daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £72.50 -
England median hourly rate £69.05 £67.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year +2.68% +34.50% +114.66%

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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 14,717 9,339 7,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.84% 38.30% 38.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,458 6,235 5,242
10th Percentile £356 £330 £263
25th Percentile £459 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £518 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.18% +3.60% -
75th Percentile £675 £619 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £700
England median daily rate £525 £480 £455
% change year-on-year +9.38% +5.49% -2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 113 122
10th Percentile £16.95 £14.00 £12.50
25th Percentile £23.91 £18.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.65 £24.06
Median % change year-on-year +31.33% +10.76% +15.95%
75th Percentile £49.25 £51.00 £33.46
90th Percentile £60.63 £66.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £21.39 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +1.86% +12.30% +1.08%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in London

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Palo Alto in London

Palo Alto
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Palo Alto in London over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in London

Palo Alto
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Palo Alto in London

Palo Alto
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 21 May 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
Central London -7 36 £500 - 11
West London - 4 £450 - 3
South London - 3 £575 - 2
North London - 2 £750 - 1
East London -8 1 £350 -15.15% 1
Palo Alto
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 London region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 133 (74.30%) Firewall
2 90 (50.28%) Cisco
2 90 (50.28%) Azure
3 65 (36.31%) WAN
4 60 (33.52%) Network Security
5 57 (31.84%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (27.37%) VPN
7 46 (25.70%) CCNP
8 43 (24.02%) CheckPoint
9 41 (22.91%) AWS
10 40 (22.35%) Finance
10 40 (22.35%) F5
11 39 (21.79%) SD-WAN
11 39 (21.79%) BGP
12 38 (21.23%) Microsoft
13 32 (17.88%) Wireless
14 31 (17.32%) VMware
14 31 (17.32%) Windows
15 29 (16.20%) Juniper
15 29 (16.20%) Data Centre
16 28 (15.64%) Active Directory
17 27 (15.08%) Migration
17 27 (15.08%) MPLS
17 27 (15.08%) Ansible
18 26 (14.53%) Aruba
18 26 (14.53%) LAN
19 25 (13.97%) Citrix
20 24 (13.41%) TCP/IP
21 23 (12.85%) Load Balancing
22 21 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure

Palo Alto
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (2.23%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (1.68%) Traefik
3 2 (1.12%) IIS
3 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.56%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.91%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 90 (50.28%) Azure
2 41 (22.91%) AWS
3 20 (11.17%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (8.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (6.15%) GCP
6 9 (5.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 7 (3.91%) IaaS
8 6 (3.35%) Azure Storage
8 6 (3.35%) PaaS
9 3 (1.68%) GitHub
9 3 (1.68%) SaaS
10 2 (1.12%) Akamai
10 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 133 (74.30%) Firewall
2 65 (36.31%) WAN
3 60 (33.52%) Network Security
4 49 (27.37%) VPN
5 39 (21.79%) BGP
5 39 (21.79%) SD-WAN
6 32 (17.88%) Wireless
7 27 (15.08%) MPLS
8 26 (14.53%) LAN
9 24 (13.41%) TCP/IP
10 21 (11.73%) DNS
11 20 (11.17%) OSPF
12 19 (10.61%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (10.61%) IPsec
13 18 (10.06%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (8.94%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (8.38%) DHCP
15 15 (8.38%) NGFW
16 13 (7.26%) HTTP
16 13 (7.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.12%) Data Lake
2 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.12%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.56%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 40 (22.35%) Finance
2 14 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.70%) Social Skills
4 10 (5.59%) Public Sector
5 8 (4.47%) Financial Institution
6 7 (3.91%) Banking
7 6 (3.35%) Military
8 4 (2.23%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.68%) Advertising
9 3 (1.68%) Retail
10 1 (0.56%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.56%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.56%) French Language
10 1 (0.56%) Games
10 1 (0.56%) Law
10 1 (0.56%) Legal
10 1 (0.56%) Local Government
10 1 (0.56%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 74 (41.34%) Network Engineer
2 35 (19.55%) Security Engineer
3 24 (13.41%) Network Security Engineer
4 19 (10.61%) Architect
5 16 (8.94%) Senior Network Engineer
6 15 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.70%) Analyst
8 11 (6.15%) Azure Engineer
8 11 (6.15%) Network Architect
9 9 (5.03%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.47%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (4.47%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.91%) Consultant
11 7 (3.91%) Firewall Engineer
11 7 (3.91%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
12 6 (3.35%) Cisco Engineer
12 6 (3.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 6 (3.35%) VMware Engineer
13 5 (2.79%) Designer
13 5 (2.79%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.47%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.35%) SailPoint
3 2 (1.12%) LDAP
3 2 (1.12%) Middleware
4 1 (0.56%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.20%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.06%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.03%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (3.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.79%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (2.23%) BYOD
7 3 (1.68%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.68%) Clustering
8 2 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.12%) Equities
8 2 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.12%) PKI
9 1 (0.56%) CCTV
9 1 (0.56%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.56%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.56%) Fibre Optics
9 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.32%) Windows
2 19 (10.61%) Linux
3 8 (4.47%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.91%) Unix
4 7 (3.91%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.23%) Android
5 4 (2.23%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.56%) CentOS
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Solaris
7 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.08%) Migration
2 23 (12.85%) Load Balancing
3 21 (11.73%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (10.61%) ITIL
5 17 (9.50%) DevOps
5 17 (9.50%) Network Management
6 16 (8.94%) Security Management
7 15 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 15 (8.38%) Network Architecture
8 13 (7.26%) Agile
8 13 (7.26%) Network Design
9 12 (6.70%) Computer Science
9 12 (6.70%) Service Management
10 11 (6.15%) Patch Management
11 10 (5.59%) Security Operations
11 10 (5.59%) SIEM
12 9 (5.03%) Data Loss Prevention
12 9 (5.03%) Information Security
12 9 (5.03%) Waterfall
13 7 (3.91%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.61%) Python
2 14 (7.82%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.68%) SQL
4 1 (0.56%) Prolog
4 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (31.84%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (25.70%) CCNP
3 21 (11.73%) CCIE
4 19 (10.61%) SC Cleared
4 19 (10.61%) Security Cleared
5 14 (7.82%) CCNA
6 13 (7.26%) Degree
7 8 (4.47%) CCDP
8 7 (3.91%) JNCIS
9 5 (2.79%) GCIH
9 5 (2.79%) SANS
10 4 (2.23%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.68%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 3 (1.68%) CISSP
11 3 (1.68%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.68%) CREST Certified
11 3 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.68%) OSCP
12 2 (1.12%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.79%) SLA
3 4 (2.23%) GDPR
3 4 (2.23%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (1.68%) PSD2
5 2 (1.12%) NCSC
6 1 (0.56%) COBIT
6 1 (0.56%) DICOM
6 1 (0.56%) HL7
6 1 (0.56%) NIST
6 1 (0.56%) QA
6 1 (0.56%) RMADS
System Software
1 28 (15.64%) Active Directory
2 21 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.82%) VMware NSX
4 7 (3.91%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (3.35%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.23%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.12%) vSphere
9 1 (0.56%) Docker
9 1 (0.56%) NFS
9 1 (0.56%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.56%) XenApp
9 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (15.08%) Ansible
2 15 (8.38%) Terraform
3 10 (5.59%) FortiGate
3 10 (5.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (4.47%) SCCM
4 8 (4.47%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (3.35%) Kubernetes
5 6 (3.35%) Nessus
6 5 (2.79%) Nagios
6 5 (2.79%) SCOrch
7 4 (2.23%) Prometheus
7 4 (2.23%) vCenter Server
7 4 (2.23%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (1.68%) CASB
8 3 (1.68%) Kustomize
8 3 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.68%) Puppet
8 3 (1.68%) vRealize
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 90 (50.28%) Cisco
2 43 (24.02%) CheckPoint
3 40 (22.35%) F5
4 38 (21.23%) Microsoft
5 31 (17.32%) VMware
6 29 (16.20%) Juniper
7 26 (14.53%) Aruba
8 25 (13.97%) Citrix
9 20 (11.17%) Meraki
9 20 (11.17%) Splunk
9 20 (11.17%) Zscaler
10 14 (7.82%) Fortinet
11 10 (5.59%) Google
11 10 (5.59%) Oracle
12 9 (5.03%) Okta
13 8 (4.47%) HP
14 7 (3.91%) Infoblox
14 7 (3.91%) McAfee
14 7 (3.91%) Tufin
15 6 (3.35%) SolarWinds