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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 136 126 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing DMZ 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.17% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.86% 1.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £226 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £78.25
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
464 437 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.53% 15.01% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 219 172
Average daily rate £325 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 38 43
Average hourly rate £21.75 £24.50 £18.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.22% +30.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £14.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £28.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 - 4 £413 -
Cheshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
DMZ
England

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security
2 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) EMC
2 3 (33.33%) Avaya
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) IBM Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 2 (22.22%) Apple
3 2 (22.22%) Middleware
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (22.22%) RHCE
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) CCNP
3 2 (22.22%) CCIP
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) CCDP
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Network Security
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Network Manager
1 4 (44.44%) Security Manager
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Design Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) e-Health
2 1 (11.11%) Life Science
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) People Management
2 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Investment Management
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) IBM Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) RHCE
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) CCIP
1 2 (22.22%) CCNA
1 2 (22.22%) CCDP
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) MCSA
1 2 (22.22%) ACSP
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) MCDST
1 2 (22.22%) MCTS
1 2 (22.22%) MCITP
1 2 (22.22%) ACSA
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) VMFS
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (11.11%) vCloud
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
1 3 (33.33%) HP
1 3 (33.33%) EMC
1 3 (33.33%) Avaya
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 2 (22.22%) Apple
2 2 (22.22%) Symantec
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) CA
3 1 (11.11%) NetApp