The first table below looks at the demand for DMZ skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DMZ over the 3 months to 1 August 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 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 394 402 396
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing DMZ 14 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.060% 0.049% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.42% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 11
Average daily rate
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£456 £364 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.42% -9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £277 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £433 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £295
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +32.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.50
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2894 2826 3628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.33% 11.64% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1795 1791 2113
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 101 173
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
DMZ
England

DMZ
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

DMZ Jobs Demand Trend in London

DMZ
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

DMZ Daily Rate Trend in London

DMZ
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DMZ across the London region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

DMZ Daily Rate Histogram in London

DMZ
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

DMZ Hourly Rate Trend in London

DMZ
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DMZ within the London region over the 3 months to 1 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
City of London +26 3 £463 +2.20% 1
DMZ
England

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 20 (51.28%) Firewall
2 17 (43.59%) Windows
3 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
4 14 (35.90%) Migration
5 13 (33.33%) Cisco
6 10 (25.64%) VMware
6 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (23.08%) DNS
7 9 (23.08%) WAN
8 8 (20.51%) Linux
8 8 (20.51%) LAN
8 8 (20.51%) SAN
8 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
8 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
8 8 (20.51%) Load Balancing
8 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (17.95%) Network Security
9 7 (17.95%) Banking
9 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
9 7 (17.95%) VPN
10 6 (15.38%) Citrix
10 6 (15.38%) UNIX
10 6 (15.38%) EIGRP
10 6 (15.38%) Middleware
10 6 (15.38%) CheckPoint
10 6 (15.38%) Finance

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (12.82%) Apache
1 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.26%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (10.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.13%) nginx
5 1 (2.56%) Gentran
5 1 (2.56%) Lync
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (51.28%) Firewall
2 9 (23.08%) DNS
2 9 (23.08%) WAN
3 8 (20.51%) LAN
3 8 (20.51%) SAN
4 7 (17.95%) Network Security
4 7 (17.95%) VPN
5 6 (15.38%) EIGRP
6 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.26%) LDAP
7 4 (10.26%) IGRP
7 4 (10.26%) VLAN
7 4 (10.26%) Multicast
8 2 (5.13%) SSL
8 2 (5.13%) WLAN
8 2 (5.13%) DHCP
8 2 (5.13%) Internet
8 2 (5.13%) BGP
8 2 (5.13%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) GCC
1 1 (2.56%) WebLOAD
General
1 7 (17.95%) Banking
2 6 (15.38%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
5 1 (2.56%) International Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (2.56%) Legal
5 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Architect
2 4 (10.26%) Analyst
2 4 (10.26%) SharePoint Architect
3 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Security Architect
3 3 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Network Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Consultant
4 2 (5.13%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Network Architect
4 2 (5.13%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (2.56%) Hardware Technician
5 1 (2.56%) Transformation Programme Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Transition Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Senior UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Middleware
2 4 (10.26%) CSS
2 4 (10.26%) Web Services
2 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
2 4 (10.26%) HTML
2 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) LINQ
2 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
2 4 (10.26%) WCF
2 4 (10.26%) WF
2 4 (10.26%) jQuery
2 4 (10.26%) JSON
2 4 (10.26%) HTML5
2 4 (10.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (2.56%) WebSockets
3 1 (2.56%) ISPF
3 1 (2.56%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Clustering
2 4 (10.26%) Firmware
2 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) Online Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.56%) SecurID
4 1 (2.56%) PKI
4 1 (2.56%) Java Card
4 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.56%) HACMP
4 1 (2.56%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.56%) GIS
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (43.59%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Linux
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (15.38%) UNIX
4 4 (10.26%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.13%) AIX
5 2 (5.13%) Solaris
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Migration
2 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
2 8 (20.51%) Load Balancing
3 6 (15.38%) Security Architecture
4 5 (12.82%) Workflow
4 5 (12.82%) UML
4 5 (12.82%) RUP
4 5 (12.82%) ITIL
5 4 (10.26%) EAI
5 4 (10.26%) OOD
5 4 (10.26%) SOA
5 4 (10.26%) B2B
5 4 (10.26%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (10.26%) OO
5 4 (10.26%) MVC
5 4 (10.26%) Release Management
5 4 (10.26%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (10.26%) Web Development
5 4 (10.26%) Content Management
5 4 (10.26%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) VB
2 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) VBScript
3 2 (5.13%) Perl
3 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.56%) JCL
4 1 (2.56%) C
4 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) CISSP
3 2 (5.13%) CCNP
3 2 (5.13%) CCNA
3 2 (5.13%) CISM
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.56%) CCEE
4 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) CISA
4 1 (2.56%) CCA
4 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
2 2 (5.13%) QA
3 1 (2.56%) COBIT
3 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.82%) VMware ESX
4 3 (7.69%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.56%) VirtualBox
5 1 (2.56%) vSphere
5 1 (2.56%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.56%) XenApp
5 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.56%) XenMobile
2 1 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 13 (33.33%) Cisco
3 10 (25.64%) VMware
4 6 (15.38%) Citrix
4 6 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 5 (12.82%) F5
5 5 (12.82%) Oracle
6 4 (10.26%) McAfee
7 2 (5.13%) IBM
7 2 (5.13%) HP
7 2 (5.13%) CommVault
7 2 (5.13%) Juniper
7 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.13%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.56%) Gemalto
8 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.56%) Tufin
8 1 (2.56%) Mitel
8 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.56%) Fortinet