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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 201 193 220
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +27
Contract jobs citing DMZ 9 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.064% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 0.45% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Average daily rate £425 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 £40.07
% change year-on-year
- -52.58%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 891 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.51% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 603 727
Average daily rate £395 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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 14 (51.85%) LAN
1 14 (51.85%) WAN
1 14 (51.85%) Firewall
2 13 (48.15%) Cisco
3 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (44.44%) Finance
4 11 (40.74%) Load Balancing
5 10 (37.04%) CCNP
5 10 (37.04%) BGP
5 10 (37.04%) EIGRP
5 10 (37.04%) HSRP
6 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 9 (33.33%) Windows
6 9 (33.33%) Network Security
6 9 (33.33%) Banking
7 8 (29.63%) IP Telephony
7 8 (29.63%) CheckPoint
7 8 (29.63%) Multicast
8 7 (25.93%) Low Latency
8 7 (25.93%) MPLS
8 7 (25.93%) Juniper
8 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
8 7 (25.93%) UNIX
9 6 (22.22%) Change Management
9 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
9 6 (22.22%) Degree
9 6 (22.22%) C
9 6 (22.22%) CiscoWorks
9 6 (22.22%) CCNA
9 6 (22.22%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Gentran
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) LAN
1 14 (51.85%) WAN
1 14 (51.85%) Firewall
2 10 (37.04%) BGP
2 10 (37.04%) EIGRP
2 10 (37.04%) HSRP
3 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 9 (33.33%) Network Security
4 8 (29.63%) IP Telephony
4 8 (29.63%) Multicast
5 7 (25.93%) MPLS
6 6 (22.22%) DNS
6 6 (22.22%) TACACS
7 5 (18.52%) OSPF
7 5 (18.52%) RIP
7 5 (18.52%) DHCP
7 5 (18.52%) VoIP
7 5 (18.52%) WLAN
7 5 (18.52%) VLAN
7 5 (18.52%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (7.41%) Maven
3 1 (3.70%) Gradle
3 1 (3.70%) WebLOAD
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Law
3 3 (11.11%) Financial Institution
4 2 (7.41%) Legal
5 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Network Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Senior Network Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Voice Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Designer
6 3 (11.11%) Security Designer
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Designer
7 2 (7.41%) Trainee
7 2 (7.41%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Network Operations Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Production Support Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) OAuth
1 3 (11.11%) SAML
2 1 (3.70%) DCOM
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
2 4 (14.81%) e-Health
2 4 (14.81%) SecurID
3 3 (11.11%) PKI
4 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.70%) GIS
5 1 (3.70%) Replication
5 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) UNIX
3 5 (18.52%) Linux
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Load Balancing
2 7 (25.93%) Low Latency
3 6 (22.22%) Change Management
4 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
5 4 (14.81%) ITIL
5 4 (14.81%) Project Management
5 4 (14.81%) Network Management
6 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (11.11%) High Availability
6 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (11.11%) Network Design
6 3 (11.11%) Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Identity Management
7 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
7 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.70%) PRINCE
8 1 (3.70%) B2B
8 1 (3.70%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) C
2 3 (11.11%) VB
2 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.41%) Python
3 2 (7.41%) Perl
3 2 (7.41%) PHP
3 2 (7.41%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.70%) JCL
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (37.04%) CCNP
3 6 (22.22%) Degree
3 6 (22.22%) CCNA
4 1 (3.70%) CCEE
4 1 (3.70%) CCA
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) Terminal Server
3 2 (7.41%) XenApp
4 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) CiscoWorks
1 6 (22.22%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (11.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Cacti
4 1 (3.70%) OpenView
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Cisco
2 8 (29.63%) CheckPoint
3 7 (25.93%) Juniper
4 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 6 (22.22%) CA
5 5 (18.52%) Riverbed
5 5 (18.52%) F5
5 5 (18.52%) Citrix
5 5 (18.52%) VMware
6 4 (14.81%) SolarWinds
7 3 (11.11%) McAfee
8 2 (7.41%) Polycom
8 2 (7.41%) Tandberg
8 2 (7.41%) NetScout
8 2 (7.41%) Oracle
8 2 (7.41%) Infoblox
9 1 (3.70%) CommVault
9 1 (3.70%) NetApp
9 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.70%) IBM