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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DMZ over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 150 161 140
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Contract jobs citing DMZ 5 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.93% 1.19% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £388 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £408 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £443 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £413
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 - -
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
536 588 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.08% 13.08% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 334 269
Median daily rate £413 £400 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +27.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 68 51
Median hourly rate £18.38 £17.33 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.03% -16.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.53 £12.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

DMZ
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing DMZ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DMZ within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 3 £375 -11.76% 1
Merseyside +6 1 £410 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
DMZ
England

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DMZ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for DMZ.

1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) SAN
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (25.00%) SCCM
4 2 (25.00%) SCVMM
4 2 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (25.00%) High Availability
4 2 (25.00%) Splunk
4 2 (25.00%) FWSM
4 2 (25.00%) FlexPod
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (25.00%) NX-OS
4 2 (25.00%) Security Patching
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) SSL
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) CCIE

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) nginx
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (12.50%) GitHub
3 1 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) SAN
3 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (25.00%) FWSM
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) NX-OS
4 2 (25.00%) SSL
5 1 (12.50%) IPsec
5 1 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (12.50%) SMTP
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (12.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (12.50%) Artifactory
2 1 (12.50%) Gerrit
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
2 1 (12.50%) SonarQube
2 1 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) LAMP
2 1 (12.50%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) CentOS
2 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
1 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (25.00%) High Availability
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (25.00%) Network Design
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (25.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (12.50%) OWASP
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCIE
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) MCITP
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Firmware
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (12.50%) DFS Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Docker
2 1 (12.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
1 2 (25.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (12.50%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) CFEngine
2 1 (12.50%) HAProxy
2 1 (12.50%) Kibana
2 1 (12.50%) logstash
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) Rundeck
2 1 (12.50%) Salt
2 1 (12.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Brocade
2 2 (25.00%) Kaspersky
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Splunk
3 1 (12.50%) Black Duck
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
3 1 (12.50%) Sonatype
3 1 (12.50%) Sun
3 1 (12.50%) Veracode
3 1 (12.50%) VMware