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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 146 134 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing DMZ 10 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.19% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.92% 1.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £333 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - £18.25
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
521 400 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.48% 12.63% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 161 128
Average daily rate £350 £310 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +2.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 36 51
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
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 17 April 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 8 £488 - 1
Cheshire - - - -
DMZ
England

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 15 (83.33%) Windows
1 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 15 (83.33%) Clustering
2 14 (77.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (77.78%) Configuration Management
2 14 (77.78%) Hyper-V
3 10 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (55.56%) SolarWinds
3 10 (55.56%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 10 (55.56%) Internet
3 10 (55.56%) MPLS
3 10 (55.56%) OSPF
3 10 (55.56%) BGP
3 10 (55.56%) Cisco
3 10 (55.56%) Nortel
3 10 (55.56%) WAN
3 10 (55.56%) Oracle
3 10 (55.56%) Firewall
3 10 (55.56%) Wireless
3 10 (55.56%) EIGRP
3 10 (55.56%) Migration
3 10 (55.56%) VPLS
4 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (50.00%) UNIX
4 9 (50.00%) SAN
4 9 (50.00%) NAS
5 8 (44.44%) XenApp
5 8 (44.44%) EMC RecoverPoint

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (44.44%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Project
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) Internet
1 10 (55.56%) MPLS
1 10 (55.56%) OSPF
1 10 (55.56%) BGP
1 10 (55.56%) EIGRP
1 10 (55.56%) Firewall
1 10 (55.56%) Wireless
1 10 (55.56%) VPLS
1 10 (55.56%) WAN
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
1 10 (55.56%) Fibre Channel
2 9 (50.00%) NAS
2 9 (50.00%) SAN
3 8 (44.44%) iSCSI
4 6 (33.33%) DHCP
4 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 6 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (11.11%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (5.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (44.44%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 2 (11.11%) Local Government
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Architect
2 7 (38.89%) Technical Architect
3 5 (27.78%) Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Wintel Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Project Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Project Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 15 (83.33%) Clustering
2 8 (44.44%) Replication
2 8 (44.44%) Celerra
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) DTV
3 1 (5.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) UNIX
3 8 (44.44%) Solaris
4 6 (33.33%) Windows 2000
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Configuration Management
1 14 (77.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (55.56%) Migration
3 8 (44.44%) Business Continuity
3 8 (44.44%) ITIL
4 7 (38.89%) Change Control
5 6 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (33.33%) High Availability
6 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.56%) Critical Path Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (77.78%) Hyper-V
3 8 (44.44%) XenApp
3 8 (44.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 8 (44.44%) Terminal Services
3 8 (44.44%) VMware ESX
3 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (33.33%) Firmware
4 6 (33.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) SCCM
1 6 (33.33%) SCVMM
2 4 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) Oracle
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) Nortel
2 10 (55.56%) CheckPoint
2 10 (55.56%) SolarWinds
3 8 (44.44%) VMware
3 8 (44.44%) Citrix
3 8 (44.44%) EMC
4 6 (33.33%) HP
4 6 (33.33%) Dell
5 4 (22.22%) Avaya
6 1 (5.56%) SAP