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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 129 115 125
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing DMZ 8 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.40% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.87% 3.01% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 0
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£279 £328 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £449 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
+36.76% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £19.00
DMZ
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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
427 366 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.57% 13.39% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 179 191
Average daily rate £338 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 53
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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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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
Merseyside - 5 £275 -
Manchester - 2 - -
Cheshire -2 1 £501 +83.75%
DMZ
England

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 11 (57.89%) WAN
1 11 (57.89%) SolarWinds
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) Cisco
3 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 9 (47.37%) Windows
3 9 (47.37%) ITIL
4 8 (42.11%) Nortel
4 8 (42.11%) CheckPoint
4 8 (42.11%) Internet
4 8 (42.11%) MPLS
4 8 (42.11%) OSPF
4 8 (42.11%) BGP
4 8 (42.11%) EIGRP
4 8 (42.11%) Firewall
4 8 (42.11%) Wireless
4 8 (42.11%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (42.11%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (42.11%) VPLS
4 8 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (36.84%) Migration
5 7 (36.84%) HP
6 6 (31.58%) Clustering
6 6 (31.58%) LAN
7 5 (26.32%) Firmware
7 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
7 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (26.32%) Dell
7 5 (26.32%) Oracle
7 5 (26.32%) Windows 2000

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) WAN
2 8 (42.11%) Internet
2 8 (42.11%) MPLS
2 8 (42.11%) OSPF
2 8 (42.11%) BGP
2 8 (42.11%) EIGRP
2 8 (42.11%) Firewall
2 8 (42.11%) Wireless
2 8 (42.11%) Fibre Channel
2 8 (42.11%) VPLS
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (31.58%) LAN
4 5 (26.32%) DHCP
4 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
4 5 (26.32%) DNS
5 4 (21.05%) NAS
5 4 (21.05%) SAN
6 3 (15.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Local Government
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Technical Project Leader
1 8 (42.11%) Project Leader
2 4 (21.05%) Wintel Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Network Security Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Security Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Network Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Clustering
2 3 (15.79%) Life Science
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 2000
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (21.05%) UNIX
4 2 (10.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) Migration
3 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
3 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (26.32%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) People Management
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) Critical Path Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Project Governance
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ACSP
1 2 (10.53%) RHCSA
1 2 (10.53%) IBM Certification
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.53%) RHCE
1 2 (10.53%) CCNP
1 2 (10.53%) CCIP
1 2 (10.53%) CCNA
1 2 (10.53%) CCDP
1 2 (10.53%) MCSE
1 2 (10.53%) MCSA
1 2 (10.53%) ACSA
1 2 (10.53%) MCDST
1 2 (10.53%) MCTS
1 2 (10.53%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) Firmware
2 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
2 5 (26.32%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (26.32%) SCCM
2 5 (26.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) SolarWinds
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) Cisco
3 8 (42.11%) Nortel
3 8 (42.11%) CheckPoint
4 7 (36.84%) HP
5 5 (26.32%) Dell
5 5 (26.32%) Oracle
6 3 (15.79%) Avaya
7 2 (10.53%) IBM
7 2 (10.53%) EMC
7 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
7 2 (10.53%) Apple