The table below looks at the statistics for DMZ skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DMZ over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 125 118 128
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing DMZ 14 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.39% 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.41% 2.49% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 1
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£320 £328 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.47% -42.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 - £19.00
DMZ
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
410 441 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.77% 15.57% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 219 246
Average daily rate £350 £337 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% +6.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 50
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

DMZ
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

DMZ Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

DMZ
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

DMZ Daily Rate Trend in the North West

DMZ
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

DMZ Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

DMZ
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

DMZ Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

DMZ
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DMZ within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Manchester - 8 £360 -
Merseyside - 5 £275 - 1
Cheshire 0 1 £501 +83.75% 1
DMZ
England

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (61.11%) WAN
1 11 (61.11%) SolarWinds
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco
3 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (50.00%) Windows
4 8 (44.44%) ITIL
4 8 (44.44%) Nortel
4 8 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 8 (44.44%) Internet
4 8 (44.44%) MPLS
4 8 (44.44%) OSPF
4 8 (44.44%) BGP
4 8 (44.44%) EIGRP
4 8 (44.44%) Firewall
4 8 (44.44%) Wireless
4 8 (44.44%) VPLS
4 8 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (44.44%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (44.44%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (38.89%) Migration
5 7 (38.89%) HP
6 6 (33.33%) LAN
7 5 (27.78%) DHCP
7 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
7 5 (27.78%) DNS
7 5 (27.78%) Windows 2000
7 5 (27.78%) Oracle
7 5 (27.78%) Dell
7 5 (27.78%) Clustering

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) WAN
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (44.44%) Fibre Channel
2 8 (44.44%) Internet
2 8 (44.44%) MPLS
2 8 (44.44%) OSPF
2 8 (44.44%) BGP
2 8 (44.44%) EIGRP
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) Wireless
2 8 (44.44%) VPLS
3 6 (33.33%) LAN
4 5 (27.78%) DHCP
4 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
4 5 (27.78%) DNS
5 4 (22.22%) SAN
5 4 (22.22%) NAS
6 3 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Project Leader
1 8 (44.44%) Technical Project Leader
2 4 (22.22%) Security Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Network Security Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Network Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Wintel Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Clustering
2 3 (16.67%) Life Science
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows 2000
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (22.22%) UNIX
4 2 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 7 (38.89%) Migration
3 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
3 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (27.78%) High Availability
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.11%) People Management
5 1 (5.56%) Project Governance
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.56%) Critical Path Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) MCSE
1 2 (11.11%) MCSA
1 2 (11.11%) CCNP
1 2 (11.11%) CCIP
1 2 (11.11%) CCNA
1 2 (11.11%) CCDP
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.11%) RHCE
1 2 (11.11%) IBM Certification
1 2 (11.11%) ACSA
1 2 (11.11%) MCDST
1 2 (11.11%) MCTS
1 2 (11.11%) MCITP
1 2 (11.11%) ACSP
1 2 (11.11%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) Firmware
2 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
2 5 (27.78%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (27.78%) SCCM
2 5 (27.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) SolarWinds
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 8 (44.44%) Nortel
3 8 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 7 (38.89%) HP
5 5 (27.78%) Dell
5 5 (27.78%) Oracle
6 3 (16.67%) Avaya
7 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (11.11%) Apple
7 2 (11.11%) EMC
7 2 (11.11%) IBM