The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 523 538 522
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Contract jobs citing DMZ 60 27 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.056% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 0.41% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 11 20
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£425 £388 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £453 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £374 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.67% +9.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £78.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £78.25
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7522 6544 8246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.60% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3631 3818
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 380 641
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +30 26 £463 +19.35%
South East -1 23 £425 +30.76% 1
Yorkshire +7 6 £325 -3.70%
North West -13 2 - -
South West - 2 £425 -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
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DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 62 (58.49%) Firewall
2 43 (40.57%) Windows
3 37 (34.91%) Cisco
4 31 (29.25%) Active Directory
5 30 (28.30%) Microsoft
6 28 (26.42%) LAN
7 25 (23.58%) Linux
8 23 (21.70%) Migration
9 22 (20.75%) WAN
10 20 (18.87%) HP
10 20 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (18.87%) VMware
11 19 (17.92%) CCNP
11 19 (17.92%) VPN
12 18 (16.98%) Internet
12 18 (16.98%) MS Exchange
12 18 (16.98%) Load Balancing
13 17 (16.04%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (16.04%) Lync
14 16 (15.09%) ITIL
14 16 (15.09%) SQL
14 16 (15.09%) CheckPoint
14 16 (15.09%) BGP
15 15 (14.15%) DNS
15 15 (14.15%) UNIX
15 15 (14.15%) Network Security
16 14 (13.21%) PowerShell
16 14 (13.21%) Degree
16 14 (13.21%) F5
16 14 (13.21%) Juniper

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 18 (16.98%) MS Exchange
2 17 (16.04%) Lync
3 12 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (11.32%) SharePoint
4 9 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (7.55%) Apache
6 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (5.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (5.66%) WebSphere
7 5 (4.72%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (3.77%) nginx
9 3 (2.83%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.89%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.89%) NetWeaver
10 2 (1.89%) IIS
11 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.94%) Node.js
11 1 (0.94%) Gentran
Applications
1 10 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.66%) MS Office
3 4 (3.77%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.72%) Office 365
2 3 (2.83%) IaaS
2 3 (2.83%) SaaS
2 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.89%) PaaS
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 62 (58.49%) Firewall
2 28 (26.42%) LAN
3 22 (20.75%) WAN
4 19 (17.92%) VPN
5 18 (16.98%) Internet
6 16 (15.09%) BGP
7 15 (14.15%) DNS
7 15 (14.15%) Network Security
8 13 (12.26%) VLAN
9 12 (11.32%) EIGRP
10 11 (10.38%) SAN
10 11 (10.38%) TCP/IP
11 9 (8.49%) WLAN
11 9 (8.49%) Wireless
11 9 (8.49%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (8.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (7.55%) HTTPS
12 8 (7.55%) DHCP
12 8 (7.55%) FTP
13 7 (6.60%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.60%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (6.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (2.83%) MySQL
5 3 (2.83%) DB2
6 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.89%) Redis
6 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.94%) Big Data
7 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.89%) Mercurial
1 2 (1.89%) Gerrit
1 2 (1.89%) Artifactory
1 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.94%) Ant
2 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.94%) Maven
2 1 (0.94%) JMeter
2 1 (0.94%) VisualVM
2 1 (0.94%) PhantomJS
2 1 (0.94%) Gradle
2 1 (0.94%) Jasmine
2 1 (0.94%) GCC
2 1 (0.94%) Selenium
2 1 (0.94%) WebLOAD
General
1 12 (11.32%) Finance
2 10 (9.43%) Retail
3 7 (6.60%) Banking
4 4 (3.77%) Publishing
4 4 (3.77%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.89%) Games
7 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.94%) International Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (17.92%) Architect
2 12 (11.32%) Network Engineer
3 9 (8.49%) Consultant
3 9 (8.49%) Analyst
4 8 (7.55%) Network Architect
5 7 (6.60%) Administrator
5 7 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Security Analyst
6 6 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.72%) Network Specialist
7 5 (4.72%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Network Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Network Security Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) SharePoint Architect
8 4 (3.77%) Escalation Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.77%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.77%) UNIX Administrator
8 4 (3.77%) Security Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.38%) Web Services
2 9 (8.49%) Middleware
3 7 (6.60%) .NET
3 7 (6.60%) HTML
4 6 (5.66%) JSON
5 5 (4.72%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.72%) HTML5
5 5 (4.72%) jQuery
6 4 (3.77%) WCF
6 4 (3.77%) WF
6 4 (3.77%) LINQ
6 4 (3.77%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (3.77%) CSS
7 3 (2.83%) XML
7 3 (2.83%) JMS
7 3 (2.83%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.66%) Computer Science
1 6 (5.66%) Clustering
1 6 (5.66%) Firmware
2 5 (4.72%) PKI
2 5 (4.72%) SecurID
3 4 (3.77%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.89%) Blog
4 2 (1.89%) DataPower
4 2 (1.89%) Open Source
4 2 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.89%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.94%) HACMP
5 1 (0.94%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.94%) e-Health
5 1 (0.94%) GIS
5 1 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (40.57%) Windows
2 25 (23.58%) Linux
3 15 (14.15%) UNIX
4 13 (12.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.49%) Solaris
5 9 (8.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.83%) AIX
8 3 (2.83%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.83%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.83%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.89%) CentOS
9 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.89%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.94%) SUSE
10 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.70%) Migration
2 18 (16.98%) Load Balancing
3 16 (15.09%) ITIL
4 11 (10.38%) Workflow
4 11 (10.38%) Network Design
5 9 (8.49%) Configuration Management
5 9 (8.49%) Security Architecture
6 8 (7.55%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (6.60%) SOA
8 6 (5.66%) Change Management
8 6 (5.66%) Service Management
9 5 (4.72%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.72%) RUP
9 5 (4.72%) UML
9 5 (4.72%) Validation
9 5 (4.72%) Project Management
9 5 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.72%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (4.72%) MVC
9 5 (4.72%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.09%) SQL
2 14 (13.21%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.60%) Shell Script
4 6 (5.66%) Lisp
4 6 (5.66%) Java
5 5 (4.72%) Korn
5 5 (4.72%) AWK
5 5 (4.72%) sed
5 5 (4.72%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.77%) Perl
6 4 (3.77%) VB
7 3 (2.83%) VBScript
7 3 (2.83%) Python
8 2 (1.89%) Ruby
8 2 (1.89%) PHP
9 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.94%) C
9 1 (0.94%) C#
9 1 (0.94%) JCL
Qualifications
1 20 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (17.92%) CCNP
3 14 (13.21%) Degree
4 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
5 8 (7.55%) CISSP
6 7 (6.60%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.66%) CISM
8 5 (4.72%) MCSE
8 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.72%) CCNA
9 4 (3.77%) CCIE
10 3 (2.83%) CCDP
10 3 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.89%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.94%) MCP
12 1 (0.94%) MCSA
12 1 (0.94%) RHCE
12 1 (0.94%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) QA
2 6 (5.66%) SLA
3 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.94%) COBIT
System Software
1 31 (29.25%) Active Directory
2 17 (16.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.60%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.83%) Terminal Server
4 3 (2.83%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.83%) vCloud
5 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.89%) vSphere
5 2 (1.89%) VMFS
5 2 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.89%) Docker
5 2 (1.89%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.94%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.94%) UAG
6 1 (0.94%) XenApp
6 1 (0.94%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (5.66%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (5.66%) OPNET
2 5 (4.72%) SCCM
3 3 (2.83%) BladeLogic
3 3 (2.83%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.89%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.89%) Puppet
4 2 (1.89%) XenMobile
4 2 (1.89%) Ansible
4 2 (1.89%) logstash
4 2 (1.89%) Salt
4 2 (1.89%) Kibana
4 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.94%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.94%) MOM
5 1 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.94%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.94%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 37 (34.91%) Cisco
2 30 (28.30%) Microsoft
3 20 (18.87%) HP
3 20 (18.87%) VMware
4 16 (15.09%) CheckPoint
5 14 (13.21%) F5
5 14 (13.21%) Juniper
6 13 (12.26%) Oracle
7 11 (10.38%) Red Hat
7 11 (10.38%) TippingPoint
8 10 (9.43%) Blue Coat
8 10 (9.43%) Citrix
9 6 (5.66%) BMC
9 6 (5.66%) IBM
10 5 (4.72%) Avaya
10 5 (4.72%) Intel
10 5 (4.72%) McAfee
10 5 (4.72%) Fortinet
10 5 (4.72%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.72%) Tufin
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