Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 425 284 372
Rank change year-on-year -141 +88 +118
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 135 85 196
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.38% 0.60% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 1.00% 1.50% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 71 149
10th Percentile £346 £375 £263
25th Percentile £413 £434 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
75th Percentile £594 £575 £538
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £46.70
England median hourly rate £74.00 £40.00 £62.25
% change year-on-year +85.00% -35.74% +15.28%

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 13,514 5,676 14,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.59% 40.13% 39.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,274 3,902 9,977
10th Percentile £332 £300 £275
25th Percentile £450 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £588
90th Percentile £738 £713 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 41 237
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.71 £12.44
25th Percentile £16.08 £15.00 £15.71
Median hourly rate £24.68 £20.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +23.40% -2.44% +9.63%
75th Percentile £43.63 £37.00 £28.75
90th Percentile £57.63 £48.75 £49.48
England median hourly rate £19.20 £21.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year -10.70% +13.76% +9.12%

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -71 4 £463 +2.78% 17
West London - 2 £175 - 4
East London -12 1 - - 4
South London - 1 - - 2
Palo Alto
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 91 (67.41%) Firewall
2 77 (57.04%) Cisco
3 52 (38.52%) Network Security
4 48 (35.56%) Azure
5 39 (28.89%) VPN
6 37 (27.41%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (26.67%) DNS
8 35 (25.93%) AWS
9 31 (22.96%) CCNP
10 30 (22.22%) BGP
11 29 (21.48%) Ansible
12 28 (20.74%) VMware
13 26 (19.26%) CheckPoint
14 25 (18.52%) Python
14 25 (18.52%) WAN
14 25 (18.52%) Fortinet
14 25 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (18.52%) Social Skills
15 24 (17.78%) Finance
16 23 (17.04%) LAN
16 23 (17.04%) Terraform
17 22 (16.30%) TCP/IP
17 22 (16.30%) F5
18 21 (15.56%) Data Centre
19 20 (14.81%) Microsoft 365
19 20 (14.81%) OSPF
19 20 (14.81%) Microsoft
19 20 (14.81%) Citrix
20 19 (14.07%) Active Directory
21 17 (12.59%) CCNA

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 9 (6.67%) Confluence
2 5 (3.70%) Apache
2 5 (3.70%) IIS
2 5 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (5.93%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.19%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 48 (35.56%) Azure
2 35 (25.93%) AWS
3 20 (14.81%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (10.37%) GCP
4 14 (10.37%) IaaS
5 10 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (6.67%) PaaS
7 7 (5.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (3.70%) AWS Direct Connect
8 5 (3.70%) GitHub
9 4 (2.96%) OpenShift
10 3 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (2.22%) SaaS
10 3 (2.22%) Serverless
11 2 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.48%) AWS CodePipeline
11 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.48%) Datadog
12 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 91 (67.41%) Firewall
2 52 (38.52%) Network Security
3 39 (28.89%) VPN
4 36 (26.67%) DNS
5 30 (22.22%) BGP
6 25 (18.52%) WAN
7 23 (17.04%) LAN
8 22 (16.30%) TCP/IP
9 20 (14.81%) OSPF
10 11 (8.15%) MPLS
10 11 (8.15%) SSL
10 11 (8.15%) VLAN
10 11 (8.15%) Wireless
11 10 (7.41%) IPsec
11 10 (7.41%) NetScaler
12 9 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (6.67%) DHCP
12 9 (6.67%) Multicast
13 8 (5.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.74%) MySQL
2 1 (0.74%) Power BI
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 8 (5.93%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.22%) Bitbucket
3 3 (2.22%) JIRA
3 3 (2.22%) Snyk
3 3 (2.22%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.48%) CircleCI
4 2 (1.48%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.74%) Postman
5 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
General
1 25 (18.52%) Social Skills
2 24 (17.78%) Finance
3 13 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.41%) Banking
4 10 (7.41%) Public Sector
5 7 (5.19%) Telecoms
6 6 (4.44%) Organisational Skills
7 5 (3.70%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (2.96%) Retail
9 3 (2.22%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (2.22%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.74%) Marketing
10 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 74 (54.81%) Network Engineer
2 33 (24.44%) Security Engineer
3 30 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
4 21 (15.56%) Architect
5 11 (8.15%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (5.93%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (5.93%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.93%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Technical Leader
9 5 (3.70%) VMware Architect
10 4 (2.96%) Analyst
10 4 (2.96%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
10 4 (2.96%) Security Architect
10 4 (2.96%) Technology Architect
11 3 (2.22%) Azure Architect
11 3 (2.22%) Cloud Architect
11 3 (2.22%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.15%) Web Services
2 5 (3.70%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.22%) LDAP
4 2 (1.48%) REST
4 2 (1.48%) RESTful
5 1 (0.74%) ARM Templates
5 1 (0.74%) Azure Blueprints
5 1 (0.74%) GraphQL
5 1 (0.74%) JSON
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.74%) SOAP
5 1 (0.74%) Velocity
5 1 (0.74%) XML
5 1 (0.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.37%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.70%) Clustering
3 5 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.96%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (2.96%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.22%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.48%) PKI
7 1 (0.74%) Blog
7 1 (0.74%) CCTV
7 1 (0.74%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.74%) CMDB
7 1 (0.74%) iPad
7 1 (0.74%) Kindle
7 1 (0.74%) Replication
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.11%) Windows
2 12 (8.89%) Linux
3 8 (5.93%) Windows 10
4 7 (5.19%) Unix
5 6 (4.44%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (4.44%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (2.96%) Android
7 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.22%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.74%) CentOS
8 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (12.59%) DevOps
1 17 (12.59%) Network Management
2 16 (11.85%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (10.37%) Computer Science
5 13 (9.63%) Network Segmentation
6 12 (8.89%) Configuration Management
6 12 (8.89%) Network Design
7 11 (8.15%) Load Balancing
7 11 (8.15%) Network Virtualisation
7 11 (8.15%) Project Management
8 10 (7.41%) Information Security
8 10 (7.41%) ITIL
8 10 (7.41%) Network Architecture
9 8 (5.93%) Inventory Management
9 8 (5.93%) Migration
9 8 (5.93%) Project Delivery
9 8 (5.93%) Service Management
9 8 (5.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (5.19%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.52%) Python
2 9 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 8 (5.93%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.93%) SQL
4 7 (5.19%) Java
5 4 (2.96%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.22%) Perl
7 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (27.41%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (22.96%) CCNP
3 17 (12.59%) CCNA
4 11 (8.15%) Security Cleared
5 10 (7.41%) CCIE
5 10 (7.41%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.19%) CISSP
6 7 (5.19%) Degree
7 4 (2.96%) AWS Certification
7 4 (2.96%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.22%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.48%) CCSA
9 2 (1.48%) CCSE
10 1 (0.74%) MCSE
10 1 (0.74%) MCT
10 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.74%) PMP
10 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) NIST
2 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (14.07%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.67%) Docker
3 9 (6.67%) VMware NSX
4 5 (3.70%) NFS
5 4 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.48%) vSphere
8 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.74%) vCloud
8 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (21.48%) Ansible
2 23 (17.04%) Terraform
3 11 (8.15%) Kubernetes
4 10 (7.41%) FortiGate
5 5 (3.70%) CSIRT
5 5 (3.70%) Prometheus
6 4 (2.96%) AirWatch
6 4 (2.96%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.96%) Puppet
6 4 (2.96%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (2.96%) ZABBIX
7 3 (2.22%) Nagios
7 3 (2.22%) Nessus
8 2 (1.48%) CASB
8 2 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.74%) OPNET
9 1 (0.74%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 77 (57.04%) Cisco
2 28 (20.74%) VMware
3 26 (19.26%) CheckPoint
4 25 (18.52%) Fortinet
5 22 (16.30%) F5
6 20 (14.81%) Citrix
6 20 (14.81%) Microsoft
7 13 (9.63%) Infoblox
7 13 (9.63%) McAfee
7 13 (9.63%) Splunk
8 12 (8.89%) Zscaler
9 9 (6.67%) Juniper
10 8 (5.93%) Oracle
11 7 (5.19%) Dynatrace
11 7 (5.19%) Symantec
12 6 (4.44%) Barracuda Networks
12 6 (4.44%) Dell
12 6 (4.44%) Google
12 6 (4.44%) Red Hat
12 6 (4.44%) SonicWALL