The first table below looks at the demand for DMZ skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DMZ over the 3 months to 24 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 England 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 520 490 536
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +46
Contract jobs citing DMZ 44 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.089% 0.060% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.39% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 11
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £257 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6492 6597 8506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.06% 15.34% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3497 3387 4071
Average daily rate £360 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 538 562
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.73 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.96% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
DMZ
UK

DMZ
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

DMZ Jobs Demand Trend in England

DMZ
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

DMZ Daily Rate Trend in England

DMZ
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DMZ across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

DMZ Daily Rate Histogram in England

DMZ
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

DMZ Hourly Rate Trend in England

DMZ
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DMZ within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London 0 22 £430 +7.50% 4
South East -5 10 £400 - 5
North West - 6 £333 -
East of England -21 2 £425 - 1
East Midlands -13 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
DMZ
UK

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 55 (50.93%) Firewall
2 42 (38.89%) Windows
2 42 (38.89%) Cisco
3 35 (32.41%) Load Balancing
4 32 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 32 (29.63%) LAN
5 31 (28.70%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (27.78%) WAN
6 30 (27.78%) UNIX
7 29 (26.85%) CCNP
8 28 (25.93%) BGP
9 26 (24.07%) DNS
9 26 (24.07%) SSL
10 25 (23.15%) Middleware
10 25 (23.15%) Active Directory
10 25 (23.15%) Clustering
11 24 (22.22%) Change Management
12 22 (20.37%) Finance
13 21 (19.44%) VLAN
13 21 (19.44%) Juniper
13 21 (19.44%) Mainframe
14 20 (18.52%) TCP/IP
15 19 (17.59%) EIGRP
15 19 (17.59%) CheckPoint
15 19 (17.59%) GIS
16 18 (16.67%) VMware
16 18 (16.67%) Banking
16 18 (16.67%) VPN
16 18 (16.67%) FTP
17 17 (15.74%) DHCP

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 13 (12.04%) Gentran
2 4 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.78%) Lync
3 3 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.85%) IIS
5 1 (0.93%) Apache
5 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.93%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.93%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.70%) MS Office
3 3 (2.78%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) SaaS
1 1 (0.93%) PaaS
1 1 (0.93%) Office 365
1 1 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (50.93%) Firewall
2 32 (29.63%) LAN
3 30 (27.78%) WAN
4 28 (25.93%) BGP
5 26 (24.07%) SSL
5 26 (24.07%) DNS
6 21 (19.44%) VLAN
7 20 (18.52%) TCP/IP
8 19 (17.59%) EIGRP
9 18 (16.67%) VPN
9 18 (16.67%) FTP
10 17 (15.74%) DHCP
10 17 (15.74%) Internet
11 16 (14.81%) Network Security
12 12 (11.11%) HSRP
13 11 (10.19%) OSPF
13 11 (10.19%) VoIP
13 11 (10.19%) WLAN
14 10 (9.26%) LDAP
15 9 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.93%) DB2
5 1 (0.93%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (2.78%) Maven
3 1 (0.93%) WebLOAD
3 1 (0.93%) Gradle
General
1 22 (20.37%) Finance
2 18 (16.67%) Banking
3 7 (6.48%) Legal
4 6 (5.56%) Law
5 5 (4.63%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.70%) Games
6 4 (3.70%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.70%) Retail
7 2 (1.85%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.93%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.93%) French Language
8 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (17.59%) Architect
2 18 (16.67%) Analyst
3 16 (14.81%) Network Engineer
4 13 (12.04%) Network Analyst
5 8 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (7.41%) Senior Network Analyst
5 8 (7.41%) Network Architect
6 7 (6.48%) Security Architect
7 6 (5.56%) Security Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Security Designer
7 6 (5.56%) Designer
7 6 (5.56%) Middleware Specialist
7 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Consultant
8 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 5 (4.63%) Voice Analyst
8 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Designer
9 3 (2.78%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (23.15%) Middleware
2 16 (14.81%) ISPF
3 7 (6.48%) SAML
3 7 (6.48%) OAuth
4 6 (5.56%) Web Services
5 5 (4.63%) HTML
6 4 (3.70%) .NET
6 4 (3.70%) JSON
7 3 (2.78%) WCF
7 3 (2.78%) WF
7 3 (2.78%) LINQ
7 3 (2.78%) HTML5
7 3 (2.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (2.78%) jQuery
7 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.78%) CSS
7 3 (2.78%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.85%) XML
8 2 (1.85%) XSD
8 2 (1.85%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.15%) Clustering
2 21 (19.44%) Mainframe
3 19 (17.59%) GIS
4 9 (8.33%) Firmware
5 8 (7.41%) PKI
6 6 (5.56%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.70%) e-Health
7 4 (3.70%) SecurID
8 2 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.93%) DataPower
9 1 (0.93%) Open Source
9 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.93%) CESG
9 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (38.89%) Windows
2 30 (27.78%) UNIX
3 17 (15.74%) AIX
4 12 (11.11%) Linux
4 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.70%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.93%) VMS
8 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.41%) Load Balancing
2 24 (22.22%) Change Management
3 15 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (12.96%) Network Design
4 14 (12.96%) ITIL
5 13 (12.04%) Network Management
6 10 (9.26%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (9.26%) Incident Management
6 10 (9.26%) Migration
7 8 (7.41%) Project Management
7 8 (7.41%) Low Latency
7 8 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (6.48%) High Availability
8 7 (6.48%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.56%) Identity Management
10 5 (4.63%) SOA
10 5 (4.63%) E-Commerce
10 5 (4.63%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.63%) Release Management
11 4 (3.70%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.74%) Shell Script
2 16 (14.81%) JCL
3 6 (5.56%) C
3 6 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.63%) VBScript
4 5 (4.63%) VB
4 5 (4.63%) Python
5 4 (3.70%) SQL
6 3 (2.78%) Java
7 2 (1.85%) Perl
7 2 (1.85%) PHP
8 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 31 (28.70%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (26.85%) CCNP
3 11 (10.19%) Degree
4 8 (7.41%) CCNA
5 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.85%) MCSE
6 2 (1.85%) CCIE
6 2 (1.85%) CISSP
6 2 (1.85%) JNCIP
6 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.93%) RHCE
7 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.93%) CCA
7 1 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.93%) CCEE
7 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) SLA
1 5 (4.63%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (23.15%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 5 (4.63%) XenApp
5 3 (2.78%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.85%) vSphere
6 2 (1.85%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.93%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (7.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 7 (6.48%) CiscoWorks
3 6 (5.56%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (3.70%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.85%) SCCM
5 2 (1.85%) Cacti
5 2 (1.85%) Puppet
5 2 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.85%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.93%) OpenView
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.93%) SCOM
6 1 (0.93%) WSUS
6 1 (0.93%) Nagios
6 1 (0.93%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 42 (38.89%) Cisco
2 32 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 21 (19.44%) Juniper
4 19 (17.59%) CheckPoint
5 18 (16.67%) VMware
6 16 (14.81%) F5
7 13 (12.04%) SolarWinds
8 9 (8.33%) Citrix
9 7 (6.48%) Oracle
9 7 (6.48%) CA
10 6 (5.56%) Riverbed
11 5 (4.63%) IBM
11 5 (4.63%) Tumbleweed
11 5 (4.63%) Axway
12 4 (3.70%) Blue Coat
12 4 (3.70%) McAfee
12 4 (3.70%) SAP
13 3 (2.78%) HP
14 2 (1.85%) Intel
14 2 (1.85%) Avaya