Period
to 16 April 2021

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 16 April 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
England > London
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 358 331 400
Rank change year-on-year -27 +69 +94
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 82 137 223
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.57% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 0.99% 1.46% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 102 173
10th Percentile £300 £288 £338
25th Percentile £369 £350 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £395 £450
Median % change year-on-year +13.92% -12.22% +5.88%
75th Percentile £545 £475 £513
90th Percentile £685 £599 £595
England median daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £72.50 £46.70 -
Median % change year-on-year +55.25% - -
England median hourly rate £62.00 £46.40 £23.29
% change year-on-year +33.62% +99.21% -

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 8,319 9,411 16,876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.87% 39.15% 39.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,548 6,422 11,460
10th Percentile £325 £263 £293
25th Percentile £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £600 £598
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £460
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 172 253
10th Percentile £15.89 £12.45 £12.75
25th Percentile £21.25 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £20.65
Median % change year-on-year +19.57% +11.41% -3.98%
75th Percentile £51.00 £35.90 £30.75
90th Percentile £66.50 £51.58 £46.37
England median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.92% +5.71% +0.40%

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 16 April 2021.

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 16 April 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
Central London +38 12 £563 +52.54% 10
East London +25 2 £413 +65.00% 2
Palo Alto
England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 London region with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 54 (65.85%) Firewall
2 45 (54.88%) Cisco
3 36 (43.90%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (30.49%) BGP
4 25 (30.49%) Network Security
5 24 (29.27%) Finance
6 23 (28.05%) Fortinet
7 22 (26.83%) LAN
7 22 (26.83%) WAN
8 21 (25.61%) F5
9 20 (24.39%) CheckPoint
9 20 (24.39%) Data Centre
10 18 (21.95%) OSPF
10 18 (21.95%) CCNP
11 17 (20.73%) TCP/IP
11 17 (20.73%) Juniper
11 17 (20.73%) Azure
12 15 (18.29%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (17.07%) AWS
13 14 (17.07%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (17.07%) DNS
14 13 (15.85%) Microsoft
14 13 (15.85%) MPLS
15 11 (13.41%) Migration
15 11 (13.41%) CCIE
15 11 (13.41%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (12.20%) SolarWinds
16 10 (12.20%) Microsoft 365
16 10 (12.20%) Multicast
16 10 (12.20%) Python

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 3 (3.66%) Tomcat
1 3 (3.66%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.22%) SAS
2 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.73%) Azure
2 14 (17.07%) AWS
3 10 (12.20%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (6.10%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.66%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.66%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (3.66%) AWS Step Functions
5 3 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.66%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (3.66%) Mimecast
5 3 (3.66%) Serverless
6 2 (2.44%) IaaS
6 2 (2.44%) PaaS
6 2 (2.44%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.44%) SaaS
6 2 (2.44%) Zapier
7 1 (1.22%) AWS Direct Connect
7 1 (1.22%) GCP
7 1 (1.22%) GitHub
7 1 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (65.85%) Firewall
2 25 (30.49%) BGP
2 25 (30.49%) Network Security
3 22 (26.83%) LAN
3 22 (26.83%) WAN
4 18 (21.95%) OSPF
5 17 (20.73%) TCP/IP
6 15 (18.29%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (17.07%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (17.07%) DNS
8 13 (15.85%) MPLS
9 11 (13.41%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (12.20%) Multicast
10 10 (12.20%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (10.98%) VLAN
11 9 (10.98%) Wireless
12 8 (9.76%) BIG-IP
12 8 (9.76%) VPN
13 7 (8.54%) DHCP
13 7 (8.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) Power BI
1 2 (2.44%) Tableau
2 1 (1.22%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (29.27%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.66%) Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.44%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) French Language
5 1 (1.22%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (48.78%) Network Engineer
2 18 (21.95%) Security Engineer
3 16 (19.51%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Architect
5 7 (8.54%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.88%) Network Manager
7 4 (4.88%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Senior Security Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Azure Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Consultant
8 3 (3.66%) Network Specialist
8 3 (3.66%) NOC Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Cloud Architect
9 2 (2.44%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Data Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.44%) Jinja
1 2 (2.44%) REST
2 1 (1.22%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.22%) JSON
2 1 (1.22%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.22%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.22%) Web Services
2 1 (1.22%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.39%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.44%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.44%) Social Network
4 2 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.22%) CCTV
5 1 (1.22%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.22%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.22%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.98%) Linux
2 5 (6.10%) Windows
3 2 (2.44%) Unix
4 1 (1.22%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.41%) Migration
2 9 (10.98%) Network Design
3 8 (9.76%) DevOps
4 6 (7.32%) DNA
4 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.10%) ITIL
5 5 (6.10%) Network Management
6 4 (4.88%) Information Security
6 4 (4.88%) ITIL V3
6 4 (4.88%) Low Latency
6 4 (4.88%) Project Delivery
6 4 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.66%) Change Management
7 3 (3.66%) Data Modelling
7 3 (3.66%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.66%) Project Management
7 3 (3.66%) Requirements Gathering
7 3 (3.66%) TOGAF
7 3 (3.66%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) Python
2 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.66%) R
2 3 (3.66%) SQL
3 2 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (43.90%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (21.95%) CCNP
3 11 (13.41%) CCIE
4 10 (12.20%) CCNA
5 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
6 5 (6.10%) CISSP
7 4 (4.88%) CISM
7 4 (4.88%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (3.66%) CCDE
8 3 (3.66%) CCDP
8 3 (3.66%) CCSP
9 2 (2.44%) CCDA
9 2 (2.44%) CCSA
10 1 (1.22%) CCIE Data Center
10 1 (1.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (1.22%) CCIE Security
10 1 (1.22%) CCSE
10 1 (1.22%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 3 (3.66%) PCI DSS
1 3 (3.66%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) VMware NSX
2 4 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.66%) Docker
3 3 (3.66%) ProxySG
3 3 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.22%) KVM
5 1 (1.22%) NFS
5 1 (1.22%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) Ansible
2 6 (7.32%) FortiGate
2 6 (7.32%) Terraform
3 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (4.88%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (3.66%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (3.66%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.66%) Puppet
5 3 (3.66%) Salt
6 2 (2.44%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.44%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.44%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (2.44%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.44%) Nessus
6 2 (2.44%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.44%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 45 (54.88%) Cisco
2 23 (28.05%) Fortinet
3 21 (25.61%) F5
4 20 (24.39%) CheckPoint
5 17 (20.73%) Juniper
6 13 (15.85%) Microsoft
7 10 (12.20%) SolarWinds
8 8 (9.76%) VMware
9 7 (8.54%) Blue Coat
9 7 (8.54%) Meraki
10 6 (7.32%) Zscaler
11 4 (4.88%) Arista
11 4 (4.88%) Citrix
11 4 (4.88%) Riverbed
11 4 (4.88%) Splunk
12 3 (3.66%) Dell
12 3 (3.66%) ExtraHop
12 3 (3.66%) McAfee
12 3 (3.66%) NetApp
12 3 (3.66%) Nokia