The table below looks at the statistics for DMZ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DMZ over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 522 551 535
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -16
Contract jobs citing DMZ 71 48 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.085% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.86% 0.66% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 33 10
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£388 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.48% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £332 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +50.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - £18.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8225 7283 7453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.72% 12.92% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4508 3818 3701
Average daily rate £350 £360 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 416 589
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.24% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

DMZ
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DMZ within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DMZ Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DMZ
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DMZ within the UK.

DMZ Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DMZ
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DMZ within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

DMZ Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DMZ
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DMZ within the UK.

DMZ Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DMZ
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DMZ within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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
England +16 68 £388 -5.48% 16
London +10 33 £323 -21.34% 3
North West -12 10 £500 +50.37% 1
South East -18 10 £400 -5.88% 10
Manchester +1 8 £488 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 7 £300 -
Yorkshire - 7 £388 -
East Midlands - 7 £300 -
City of London +16 6 £300 -26.15%
Berkshire +10 6 £450 +36.36%
West Yorkshire - 6 £388 -
Leeds - 6 £388 -
Nottingham - 6 £281 -
Maidenhead +9 4 £450 -
Surrey - 3 £400 - 3
Reading - 2 £500 -
Salisbury - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Woking - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Melton Mowbray - - - -
Andover - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - - 2
Bracknell - - - -

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 101 (71.63%) Firewall
2 58 (41.13%) Windows
3 46 (32.62%) UNIX
4 44 (31.21%) Linux
5 39 (27.66%) Active Directory
6 34 (24.11%) Microsoft
6 34 (24.11%) ITIL
7 31 (21.99%) Clustering
7 31 (21.99%) Load Balancing
8 30 (21.28%) VMware
8 30 (21.28%) Java
8 30 (21.28%) Oracle
9 29 (20.57%) Solaris
10 28 (19.86%) SQL Server
10 28 (19.86%) WAN
11 27 (19.15%) Cisco
12 26 (18.44%) DNS
12 26 (18.44%) NAS
13 24 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 24 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
13 24 (17.02%) Shell Script
13 24 (17.02%) MPLS
14 23 (16.31%) Cisco Certification
15 21 (14.89%) Migration
16 20 (14.18%) WebSphere
16 20 (14.18%) BGP
16 20 (14.18%) LAN
16 20 (14.18%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (13.48%) Web Services
17 19 (13.48%) SAN

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 20 (14.18%) WebSphere
2 16 (11.35%) IIS
2 16 (11.35%) Apache
3 14 (9.93%) Tomcat
4 13 (9.22%) MS Exchange
5 12 (8.51%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (5.67%) NetWeaver
7 7 (4.96%) nginx
8 6 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (4.26%) JBoss
8 6 (4.26%) Mule ESB
9 3 (2.13%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (2.13%) MQSeries
9 3 (2.13%) GroupWise
9 3 (2.13%) OpenStack
9 3 (2.13%) Moodle
10 2 (1.42%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (1.42%) Node.js
10 2 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (2.13%) MS Project
1 3 (2.13%) MS Office
1 3 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.96%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 101 (71.63%) Firewall
2 28 (19.86%) WAN
3 26 (18.44%) DNS
3 26 (18.44%) NAS
4 24 (17.02%) MPLS
5 20 (14.18%) BGP
5 20 (14.18%) LAN
5 20 (14.18%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (13.48%) SAN
7 18 (12.77%) HTTPS
8 17 (12.06%) EIGRP
9 16 (11.35%) VPN
9 16 (11.35%) HTTP
9 16 (11.35%) Reverse Proxy
10 15 (10.64%) Internet
10 15 (10.64%) OSPF
11 14 (9.93%) WLAN
11 14 (9.93%) TCP/IP
11 14 (9.93%) LDAP
11 14 (9.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.67%) DB2
2 8 (5.67%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.96%) MySQL
3 7 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.55%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.55%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.55%) Redis
5 2 (1.42%) Big Data
6 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Introscope
1 6 (4.26%) Git (software)
1 6 (4.26%) Mercurial
1 6 (4.26%) Gerrit
1 6 (4.26%) Artifactory
1 6 (4.26%) Jenkins
1 6 (4.26%) SonarQube
2 2 (1.42%) Ant
2 2 (1.42%) PhantomJS
2 2 (1.42%) Jasmine
2 2 (1.42%) Gradle
2 2 (1.42%) JMeter
2 2 (1.42%) Maven
2 2 (1.42%) Selenium
3 1 (0.71%) WebLOAD
3 1 (0.71%) VisualVM
General
1 19 (13.48%) Finance
2 14 (9.93%) Retail
3 9 (6.38%) Banking
4 8 (5.67%) Games
5 3 (2.13%) Local Government
6 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.42%) Legal
6 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.71%) Advertising
7 1 (0.71%) Publishing
7 1 (0.71%) Electronics
7 1 (0.71%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (18.44%) Architect
2 18 (12.77%) Network Engineer
3 15 (10.64%) Consultant
4 14 (9.93%) Analyst
5 9 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.67%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.96%) Security Consultant
7 7 (4.96%) Server Engineer
7 7 (4.96%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Middleware Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Network Design Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Design Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Integration Architect
9 5 (3.55%) Security Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Wintel Analyst
10 4 (2.84%) Web Hosting Specialist
10 4 (2.84%) Network Security Consultant
10 4 (2.84%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.48%) Web Services
2 17 (12.06%) Middleware
3 14 (9.93%) .NET
4 13 (9.22%) XML
4 13 (9.22%) HTML
4 13 (9.22%) JSON
5 9 (6.38%) Java EE
5 9 (6.38%) JMS
5 9 (6.38%) J2EE
6 8 (5.67%) XSD
6 8 (5.67%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (5.67%) WSDL
6 8 (5.67%) ActiveMQ
6 8 (5.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 8 (5.67%) REST
7 7 (4.96%) LAMP
8 6 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (4.26%) SAML
9 5 (3.55%) SailPoint
10 3 (2.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.99%) Clustering
2 24 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.09%) Replication
4 8 (5.67%) Celerra
4 8 (5.67%) Open Source
5 7 (4.96%) PKI
6 4 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.13%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.13%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.13%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.13%) CESG
8 2 (1.42%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.42%) Equities
8 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.71%) DTV
9 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.71%) Life Science
9 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.71%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 58 (41.13%) Windows
2 46 (32.62%) UNIX
3 44 (31.21%) Linux
4 29 (20.57%) Solaris
5 24 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (11.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (4.96%) Ubuntu
9 7 (4.96%) CentOS
10 6 (4.26%) Windows 2000
11 5 (3.55%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.55%) Windows 7
11 5 (3.55%) Windows Vista
11 5 (3.55%) Android
12 3 (2.13%) AIX
13 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.42%) Windows NT
13 2 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.11%) ITIL
2 31 (21.99%) Load Balancing
3 21 (14.89%) Migration
4 17 (12.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (9.93%) Configuration Management
6 12 (8.51%) Business Continuity
7 11 (7.80%) Validation
8 10 (7.09%) Identity Management
8 10 (7.09%) TOGAF
8 10 (7.09%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (6.38%) Network Design
9 9 (6.38%) Workflow
10 8 (5.67%) Change Management
10 8 (5.67%) SOA
10 8 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (5.67%) High Availability
10 8 (5.67%) Infrastructure Management
11 7 (4.96%) Change Control
11 7 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (4.96%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.28%) Java
2 24 (17.02%) Shell Script
3 13 (9.22%) PowerShell
4 12 (8.51%) Python
5 9 (6.38%) AWK
5 9 (6.38%) Korn
5 9 (6.38%) sed
6 8 (5.67%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.96%) Perl
7 7 (4.96%) PHP
7 7 (4.96%) Ruby
7 7 (4.96%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.26%) Lisp
9 4 (2.84%) C
10 3 (2.13%) SQL
11 2 (1.42%) VBScript
12 1 (0.71%) C++
12 1 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (16.31%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (9.93%) CCIE
3 12 (8.51%) CCNP
4 11 (7.80%) CISSP
5 7 (4.96%) Degree
6 6 (4.26%) CCDP
7 4 (2.84%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.42%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.42%) CCSE
9 2 (1.42%) CISM
10 1 (0.71%) CCSA
10 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.71%) MCSE
10 1 (0.71%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.71%) SLA
1 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.71%) COBIT
1 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 39 (27.66%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (10.64%) Hyper-V
3 11 (7.80%) Terminal Services
4 9 (6.38%) VMware ESX
5 8 (5.67%) XenApp
5 8 (5.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 8 (5.67%) vCloud
6 7 (4.96%) Docker
7 6 (4.26%) Firmware
7 6 (4.26%) DFS Replication
8 5 (3.55%) Terminal Server
9 3 (2.13%) VirtualBox
9 3 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.42%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.71%) vSphere
11 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (7.80%) SCCM
2 6 (4.26%) logstash
2 6 (4.26%) Salt
2 6 (4.26%) Kibana
2 6 (4.26%) Tivoli
2 6 (4.26%) OPNET
2 6 (4.26%) SCVMM
2 6 (4.26%) ZABBIX
2 6 (4.26%) CA Wily
2 6 (4.26%) Puppet
2 6 (4.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.26%) HAProxy
2 6 (4.26%) Ansible
3 5 (3.55%) WSUS
4 4 (2.84%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (2.13%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.42%) Nmap
6 2 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (24.11%) Microsoft
2 30 (21.28%) Oracle
2 30 (21.28%) VMware
3 27 (19.15%) Cisco
4 17 (12.06%) Red Hat
5 16 (11.35%) HP
6 15 (10.64%) Citrix
7 14 (9.93%) Sun
7 14 (9.93%) CheckPoint
8 11 (7.80%) SolarWinds
9 10 (7.09%) F5
9 10 (7.09%) Nortel
9 10 (7.09%) IBM
10 9 (6.38%) SAP
11 8 (5.67%) Dell
11 8 (5.67%) EMC
11 8 (5.67%) Software AG
12 7 (4.96%) TIBCO
12 7 (4.96%) Google
12 7 (4.96%) Intel
London
Energon Global
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Solid Consulting Limited
Rate: From £375 to £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Epsom
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £280 to £320 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 17 days ago
Croydon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago