The first table below looks at the demand for DMZ skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DMZ over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 190 213 217
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +4
Contract jobs citing DMZ 5 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.087% 0.070% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 0.63% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£406 £453 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% +9.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £336 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.80% +12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.75
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
684 797 953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.94% 11.21% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 530 626
Average daily rate £388 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 38 42
Average hourly rate £22.00 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.42% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.05 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
DMZ
London

DMZ
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DMZ across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DMZ Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

DMZ
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DMZ across the City of London region.

DMZ Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

DMZ
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DMZ across the City of London region.

DMZ Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing DMZ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DMZ.

1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) WAN
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Migration
3 4 (30.77%) VB
3 4 (30.77%) LAN
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) McAfee
3 4 (30.77%) Firewall
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) VBScript
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) UNIX
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
4 3 (23.08%) Terminal Server
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) Financial Institution
4 3 (23.08%) Banking
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing DMZ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DMZ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) Gentran
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) WAN
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) Multicast
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security
4 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
4 2 (15.38%) DNS
4 2 (15.38%) SSL
5 1 (7.69%) SAN
5 1 (7.69%) BGP
5 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
5 1 (7.69%) SMTP
5 1 (7.69%) DHCP
5 1 (7.69%) FTP
5 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
5 1 (7.69%) HSRP
5 1 (7.69%) WLAN
5 1 (7.69%) IPsec
5 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) WebLOAD
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Financial Institution
3 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.69%) International Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Migration Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) IT Security Officer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Officer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) DCOM
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.69%) GIS
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.69%) Network Management
3 1 (7.69%) Database Security
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (7.69%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) VB
2 3 (23.08%) VBScript
2 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) CISSP
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (7.69%) CISA
1 1 (7.69%) CISM
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Terminal Server
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (7.69%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Citrix
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
2 4 (30.77%) McAfee
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) F5
4 2 (15.38%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) Nokia
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) Websense
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.69%) Riverbed