The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 North West 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 129 125 140
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Contract jobs citing DMZ 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.11% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.29% 0.77% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.75
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
387 392 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.83% 14.56% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 180 193
Average daily rate £300 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 57
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
DMZ
England

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 28 July 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
Cheshire +1 2 - -
Merseyside - 1 £425 -
DMZ
England

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 8 (72.73%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (45.45%) F5
3 5 (45.45%) NetScaler
3 5 (45.45%) Incident Management
3 5 (45.45%) VLAN
3 5 (45.45%) Load Balancing
3 5 (45.45%) Wireless
3 5 (45.45%) CCNP
3 5 (45.45%) Firmware
3 5 (45.45%) Internet
3 5 (45.45%) BGP
3 5 (45.45%) LAN
3 5 (45.45%) WAN
3 5 (45.45%) DHCP
3 5 (45.45%) VPN
3 5 (45.45%) DNS
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (45.45%) Juniper
3 5 (45.45%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) Blue Coat
4 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Middleware
6 2 (18.18%) Symantec
6 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) Wireless
2 5 (45.45%) VLAN
2 5 (45.45%) NetScaler
2 5 (45.45%) Structured Cabling
2 5 (45.45%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) WAN
2 5 (45.45%) DHCP
2 5 (45.45%) VPN
2 5 (45.45%) DNS
2 5 (45.45%) Internet
2 5 (45.45%) BGP
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) HTTP
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Design Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Firmware
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) e-Health
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) DataPower
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (45.45%) Incident Management
2 5 (45.45%) Load Balancing
3 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
4 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) CCNP
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) VMFS
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (9.09%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco
1 5 (45.45%) Juniper
1 5 (45.45%) F5
2 4 (36.36%) Blue Coat
3 2 (18.18%) Symantec
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) CA
4 1 (9.09%) NetApp
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) EMC