Period
to

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 June 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
UK
6 months to
27 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 397 447 379
Rank change year-on-year +50 -68 +78
Contract jobs citing Palo Alto 525 293 234
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.46% 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 1.47% 1.10% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 201 157
10th Percentile £362 £306 £313
25th Percentile £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £440
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -3.41% -2.22%
75th Percentile £600 £550 £538
90th Percentile £674 £650 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +19.05% -6.67% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
10th Percentile £22.20 £46.13 -
25th Percentile £29.04 £62.94 -
Median hourly rate £40.44 £73.25 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -44.80% +109.29% +40.00%
75th Percentile £51.83 £77.56 £38.75
90th Percentile £58.67 £80.25 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.44 £62.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -34.78% +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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 35,701 26,598 17,443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.66% 41.55% 42.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,904 17,026 11,024
10th Percentile £300 £300 £250
25th Percentile £419 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £463
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +7.03% +1.65%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £677 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £441 £445
% change year-on-year +7.71% -0.90% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 847 760 633
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.64
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.81 £14.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +4.88% +3.80% +5.61%
75th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £35.00
90th Percentile £66.00 £55.58 £52.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.27 £18.50
% change year-on-year +6.73% -1.24% +5.71%

Palo Alto
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Palo Alto over the 6 months to 27 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Palo Alto over the 6 months to 27 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Palo Alto in the UK

Palo Alto
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 27 June 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
England +32 391 £500 +17.65% 110
Work from Home +33 258 £525 +16.67% 35
London +13 214 £500 +11.11% 45
UK excluding London +5 187 £500 +19.05% 69
South East -35 46 £495 +21.10% 15
North of England -36 38 £525 +30.84% 14
Wales +21 30 £550 -8.33% 3
East of England -9 29 £531 -26.72% 11
Scotland -10 24 £450 -
North West -40 22 £469 +20.26% 9
South West -6 15 £525 +40.00% 9
Midlands -46 14 £425 +2.72% 15
Yorkshire -26 11 £500 +8.11% 5
West Midlands -37 9 £413 +2.80% 12
North East +1 7 £550 -15.38%
Isle of Man - 6 £550 -
East Midlands -16 5 £438 -7.89% 3

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 with a requirement for Palo Alto.

1 396 (75.43%) Firewall
2 343 (65.33%) Cisco
3 185 (35.24%) Azure
4 178 (33.90%) WAN
5 167 (31.81%) Network Security
6 151 (28.76%) Cisco Certification
7 126 (24.00%) F5
8 124 (23.62%) Data Centre
9 123 (23.43%) CCNP
9 123 (23.43%) BGP
10 118 (22.48%) VPN
11 117 (22.29%) CheckPoint
12 116 (22.10%) LAN
13 110 (20.95%) Juniper
14 108 (20.57%) SD-WAN
15 105 (20.00%) Migration
16 96 (18.29%) Microsoft
16 96 (18.29%) Security Cleared
17 95 (18.10%) AWS
18 93 (17.71%) MPLS
19 92 (17.52%) Cisco ASA
20 91 (17.33%) SC Cleared
21 89 (16.95%) OSPF
21 89 (16.95%) VMware
22 88 (16.76%) Windows
23 87 (16.57%) Finance
24 78 (14.86%) Wireless
24 78 (14.86%) Cisco Nexus
25 75 (14.29%) Meraki
26 74 (14.10%) Social Skills

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Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.52%) IIS
3 6 (1.14%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.76%) Apache
4 4 (0.76%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.57%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.57%) Traefik
6 1 (0.19%) Confluence
6 1 (0.19%) JBoss
6 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (4.38%) MS Visio
2 22 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 185 (35.24%) Azure
2 95 (18.10%) AWS
3 49 (9.33%) Microsoft 365
4 28 (5.33%) GCP
5 20 (3.81%) Azure DevOps
6 19 (3.62%) SaaS
7 18 (3.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (3.05%) IaaS
9 15 (2.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 15 (2.86%) PaaS
10 10 (1.90%) Catchpoint
11 8 (1.52%) Azure Storage
12 6 (1.14%) Apigee
12 6 (1.14%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.76%) Azure AKS
13 4 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.57%) Akamai
14 3 (0.57%) GitHub
14 3 (0.57%) Serverless
15 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 396 (75.43%) Firewall
2 178 (33.90%) WAN
3 167 (31.81%) Network Security
4 123 (23.43%) BGP
5 118 (22.48%) VPN
6 116 (22.10%) LAN
7 108 (20.57%) SD-WAN
8 93 (17.71%) MPLS
9 92 (17.52%) Cisco ASA
10 89 (16.95%) OSPF
11 78 (14.86%) Cisco Nexus
11 78 (14.86%) Wireless
12 74 (14.10%) Wi-Fi
13 62 (11.81%) IPsec
14 60 (11.43%) DNS
15 57 (10.86%) TCP/IP
16 54 (10.29%) NGFW
17 49 (9.33%) Cisco Firepower
18 43 (8.19%) Internet
19 37 (7.05%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.57%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.38%) Redis
5 1 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (3.62%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (2.10%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.10%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.14%) GitLab
3 6 (1.14%) Postman
3 6 (1.14%) SoapUI
4 5 (0.95%) Hudson
5 4 (0.76%) JIRA
6 2 (0.38%) CircleCI
6 2 (0.38%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.38%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.19%) Subversion
7 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 87 (16.57%) Finance
2 74 (14.10%) Social Skills
3 71 (13.52%) Public Sector
4 24 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.43%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.29%) Local Government
7 11 (2.10%) Influencing Skills
8 10 (1.90%) Military
8 10 (1.90%) Retail
9 9 (1.71%) Banking
9 9 (1.71%) Documentation Skills
10 6 (1.14%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.95%) Legal
12 4 (0.76%) Advertising
12 4 (0.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 3 (0.57%) Games
13 3 (0.57%) Organisational Skills
13 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.38%) Law
14 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 208 (39.62%) Network Engineer
2 70 (13.33%) Security Engineer
3 67 (12.76%) Architect
4 43 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 43 (8.19%) Network Architect
5 32 (6.10%) Network Security Engineer
6 31 (5.90%) Consultant
7 29 (5.52%) Senior Network Engineer
8 27 (5.14%) Azure Engineer
9 20 (3.81%) Security Consultant
10 19 (3.62%) Analyst
10 19 (3.62%) Cisco Engineer
10 19 (3.62%) Support Engineer
11 18 (3.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 17 (3.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 16 (3.05%) Design Engineer
13 16 (3.05%) Network Consultant
14 14 (2.67%) Cloud Engineer
15 13 (2.48%) Project Manager
15 13 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.05%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.90%) JSON
2 10 (1.90%) REST
3 9 (1.71%) Web Services
3 9 (1.71%) XML
4 8 (1.52%) SOAP
5 6 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
5 6 (1.14%) SailPoint
5 6 (1.14%) XSLT
6 4 (0.76%) YAML
7 3 (0.57%) LDAP
8 2 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.38%) Kafka
8 2 (0.38%) LINQ to SQL
8 2 (0.38%) Middleware
8 2 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.38%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.38%) RESTful
8 2 (0.38%) SAML
8 2 (0.38%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 124 (23.62%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.29%) Public Cloud
3 29 (5.52%) Management Information System
4 23 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (2.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (2.10%) PKI
6 11 (2.10%) Security Operations Centre
7 9 (1.71%) Cyberattack
8 8 (1.52%) Clustering
9 6 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.95%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.76%) BYOD
11 4 (0.76%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.76%) iPad
11 4 (0.76%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.57%) Cyber Defence
13 2 (0.38%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 88 (16.76%) Windows
2 49 (9.33%) Linux
3 26 (4.95%) Windows Server
4 22 (4.19%) Windows 10
5 13 (2.48%) Unix
6 10 (1.90%) AIX
7 9 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (1.14%) CentOS
10 4 (0.76%) Android
10 4 (0.76%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.76%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.76%) VMS
10 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.57%) Solaris
12 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (20.00%) Migration
2 55 (10.48%) Cybersecurity
3 52 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 51 (9.71%) ITIL
5 46 (8.76%) Network Design
6 44 (8.38%) DevOps
6 44 (8.38%) Load Balancing
7 43 (8.19%) Infrastructure as Code
8 41 (7.81%) Agile
9 40 (7.62%) SIEM
10 37 (7.05%) Security Management
11 34 (6.48%) Information Security
11 34 (6.48%) Presales
11 34 (6.48%) Security Operations
12 33 (6.29%) Vulnerability Management
13 32 (6.10%) Project Delivery
14 30 (5.71%) Patch Management
15 26 (4.95%) Project Management
16 22 (4.19%) Network Architecture
16 22 (4.19%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 58 (11.05%) Python
2 30 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.67%) SQL
4 6 (1.14%) Java
4 6 (1.14%) PL/SQL
5 4 (0.76%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.57%) Bash
7 2 (0.38%) C
7 2 (0.38%) C#
7 2 (0.38%) Ruby
8 1 (0.19%) Perl
8 1 (0.19%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 151 (28.76%) Cisco Certification
2 123 (23.43%) CCNP
3 96 (18.29%) Security Cleared
4 91 (17.33%) SC Cleared
5 63 (12.00%) CCIE
5 63 (12.00%) CCNA
6 30 (5.71%) CCDP
7 29 (5.52%) CISSP
8 28 (5.33%) Degree
9 16 (3.05%) JNCIS
10 14 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (2.48%) DV Cleared
12 12 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.71%) JNCIA
14 6 (1.14%) CCSE
14 6 (1.14%) ISACA
15 5 (0.95%) CCSA
15 5 (0.95%) JNCIE
16 4 (0.76%) CCIE Security
16 4 (0.76%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials
2 10 (1.90%) NIST
3 9 (1.71%) SLA
4 8 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.33%) GDPR
5 7 (1.33%) QA
6 4 (0.76%) NCSC
6 4 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.57%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.57%) PSD2
8 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.38%) HL7
8 2 (0.38%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.38%) RMADS
9 1 (0.19%) COBIT
9 1 (0.19%) DICOM
System Software
1 61 (11.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (8.19%) Active Directory
3 33 (6.29%) VMware NSX
4 13 (2.48%) vSphere
5 11 (2.10%) KVM
5 11 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (1.33%) Firmware
7 7 (1.33%) ProxySG
8 6 (1.14%) BitLocker
8 6 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.95%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.57%) Docker
10 3 (0.57%) NFS
11 2 (0.38%) XenApp
12 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 60 (11.43%) Ansible
2 53 (10.10%) FortiGate
2 53 (10.10%) Terraform
3 15 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (2.48%) SCCM
5 11 (2.10%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (1.90%) Nessus
7 9 (1.71%) Kubernetes
8 7 (1.33%) Puppet
8 7 (1.33%) QRadar
8 7 (1.33%) vCenter Server
9 6 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (0.95%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.95%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.76%) Nagios
12 3 (0.57%) CASB
12 3 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.57%) Stealthwatch
12 3 (0.57%) vRealize
12 3 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 343 (65.33%) Cisco
2 126 (24.00%) F5
3 117 (22.29%) CheckPoint
4 110 (20.95%) Juniper
5 96 (18.29%) Microsoft
6 89 (16.95%) VMware
7 75 (14.29%) Meraki
8 63 (12.00%) Fortinet
9 56 (10.67%) Aruba
10 47 (8.95%) Zscaler
11 43 (8.19%) Citrix
12 39 (7.43%) Splunk
13 33 (6.29%) Oracle
14 24 (4.57%) HP
15 22 (4.19%) Blue Coat
15 22 (4.19%) Google
16 20 (3.81%) McAfee
16 20 (3.81%) SolarWinds
17 17 (3.24%) Arista
18 14 (2.67%) Rapid7