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 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 134 129 141
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing DMZ 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.20% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.84% 1.46% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
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£413 £226 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £289 £350
% change year-on-year
+47.31% -17.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
474 410 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.21% 13.88% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 207 185
Average daily rate £320 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 41 52
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.72% +55.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.84 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 September 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 17 September 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 (36.36%) Firewall
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) CCNP
2 3 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) EMC
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) Avaya
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security
2 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
3 2 (18.18%) ACSP
3 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
3 2 (18.18%) Android
3 2 (18.18%) ACSA
3 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (18.18%) F5
3 2 (18.18%) NetScaler
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) People Management
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) IBM Certification
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 4 (36.36%) Firewall
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) NetScaler
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) HTTP
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (9.09%) BGP
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Security Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Network Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Network Security Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Design Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) e-Health
2 1 (9.09%) Life Science
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Firmware
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Android
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
2 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (18.18%) People Management
2 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
2 2 (18.18%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) ACSP
2 2 (18.18%) ACSA
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) IBM Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) RHCE
2 2 (18.18%) CCIP
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) CCDP
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
2 2 (18.18%) MCSA
2 2 (18.18%) MCDST
2 2 (18.18%) MCTS
2 2 (18.18%) MCITP
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
1 1 (9.09%) vCloud
1 1 (9.09%) VMFS
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
1 3 (27.27%) IBM
1 3 (27.27%) HP
1 3 (27.27%) EMC
1 3 (27.27%) Avaya
1 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
2 2 (18.18%) F5
2 2 (18.18%) Symantec
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
2 2 (18.18%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper
3 1 (9.09%) CA
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp