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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 546 546 539
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing DMZ 66 28 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.053% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 0.39% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 11 20
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£425 £388 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £453 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £374 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +9.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £78.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £78.25

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
8098 7110 8908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3840 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 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
England +17 60 £425 +9.67% 3
London +21 26 £463 +19.35% 1
South East +8 23 £425 +30.76% 2
Berkshire +17 12 £425 +30.76%
Reading +17 6 £425 -
Yorkshire +10 6 £325 -3.70%
West Yorkshire +9 6 £325 -3.70%
Leeds +5 6 £325 -3.70%
Hampshire -5 5 £350 -
City of London +22 4 £519 +14.64%
Surrey - 3 £438 - 2
West Sussex +2 2 £210 -
North West -4 2 - -
Cheshire -6 2 - -
South West - 2 £425 -
Crawley +7 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £350 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 2
East of England - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Devon - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 2
Exeter - - - -

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 70 (60.87%) Firewall
2 48 (41.74%) Windows
3 40 (34.78%) Cisco
4 31 (26.96%) Active Directory
5 30 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 30 (26.09%) LAN
6 26 (22.61%) Linux
7 24 (20.87%) WAN
7 24 (20.87%) Migration
8 21 (18.26%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (17.39%) HP
9 20 (17.39%) CCNP
9 20 (17.39%) VPN
9 20 (17.39%) UNIX
9 20 (17.39%) VMware
10 19 (16.52%) DNS
10 19 (16.52%) Internet
11 18 (15.65%) MS Exchange
11 18 (15.65%) Load Balancing
12 17 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (14.78%) Lync
12 17 (14.78%) ITIL
12 17 (14.78%) CheckPoint
13 16 (13.91%) SQL
13 16 (13.91%) BGP
13 16 (13.91%) Network Security
14 15 (13.04%) Juniper
14 15 (13.04%) TCP/IP
15 14 (12.17%) Oracle
15 14 (12.17%) Degree

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 18 (15.65%) MS Exchange
2 17 (14.78%) Lync
3 12 (10.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (10.43%) SharePoint
4 10 (8.70%) WebSphere
5 9 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (6.96%) Apache
7 7 (6.09%) Tomcat
8 6 (5.22%) IIS
8 6 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (5.22%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (3.48%) WebLogic
10 4 (3.48%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (3.48%) nginx
11 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.74%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (1.74%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.87%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.22%) MS Office
3 4 (3.48%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.87%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.35%) Office 365
2 3 (2.61%) IaaS
2 3 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.61%) SaaS
3 2 (1.74%) PaaS
4 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 70 (60.87%) Firewall
2 30 (26.09%) LAN
3 24 (20.87%) WAN
4 20 (17.39%) VPN
5 19 (16.52%) DNS
5 19 (16.52%) Internet
6 16 (13.91%) BGP
6 16 (13.91%) Network Security
7 15 (13.04%) TCP/IP
8 14 (12.17%) VLAN
9 12 (10.43%) EIGRP
10 11 (9.57%) SAN
11 10 (8.70%) WLAN
11 10 (8.70%) Wireless
11 10 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (7.83%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (7.83%) FTP
12 9 (7.83%) HTTPS
13 8 (6.96%) DHCP
14 7 (6.09%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.61%) MySQL
5 3 (2.61%) DB2
6 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.74%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.74%) Redis
7 1 (0.87%) Big Data
7 1 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.74%) Mercurial
1 2 (1.74%) Gerrit
1 2 (1.74%) Artifactory
1 2 (1.74%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.87%) PhantomJS
2 1 (0.87%) VisualVM
2 1 (0.87%) GCC
2 1 (0.87%) Jasmine
2 1 (0.87%) Gradle
2 1 (0.87%) Ant
2 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.87%) JMeter
2 1 (0.87%) Maven
2 1 (0.87%) Selenium
2 1 (0.87%) WebLOAD
General
1 12 (10.43%) Finance
2 10 (8.70%) Retail
3 7 (6.09%) Banking
4 4 (3.48%) Publishing
4 4 (3.48%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.74%) Games
7 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.87%) International Banking
7 1 (0.87%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (16.52%) Architect
2 14 (12.17%) Network Engineer
3 12 (10.43%) Analyst
4 11 (9.57%) Consultant
5 8 (6.96%) Network Architect
6 7 (6.09%) Administrator
6 7 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Security Analyst
7 6 (5.22%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.22%) Security Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Network Specialist
8 5 (4.35%) Network Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Network Security Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) SharePoint Architect
9 4 (3.48%) Escalation Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.48%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.48%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.57%) Web Services
2 9 (7.83%) Middleware
3 7 (6.09%) HTML
3 7 (6.09%) .NET
3 7 (6.09%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (5.22%) JSON
4 6 (5.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 5 (4.35%) jQuery
5 5 (4.35%) HTML5
5 5 (4.35%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.48%) CSS
6 4 (3.48%) JSP
6 4 (3.48%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.48%) WCF
6 4 (3.48%) WF
6 4 (3.48%) LINQ
6 4 (3.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (2.61%) JMS
7 3 (2.61%) XML
8 2 (1.74%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.22%) Firmware
1 6 (5.22%) Clustering
1 6 (5.22%) Computer Science
1 6 (5.22%) DataPower
2 5 (4.35%) SecurID
2 5 (4.35%) PKI
3 4 (3.48%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.74%) Blog
5 2 (1.74%) Open Source
5 2 (1.74%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.74%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.87%) iPad
6 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.87%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.87%) Java Card
Operating Systems
1 48 (41.74%) Windows
2 26 (22.61%) Linux
3 20 (17.39%) UNIX
4 13 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (7.83%) Solaris
5 9 (7.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.61%) Windows 2000
7 3 (2.61%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.61%) AIX
7 3 (2.61%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.74%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.74%) CentOS
8 2 (1.74%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.87%) Android
9 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.87%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.87%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.87%) Migration
2 18 (15.65%) Load Balancing
3 17 (14.78%) ITIL
4 11 (9.57%) Workflow
4 11 (9.57%) Network Design
5 9 (7.83%) Security Architecture
5 9 (7.83%) E-Commerce
5 9 (7.83%) Configuration Management
6 8 (6.96%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (6.09%) SOA
7 7 (6.09%) Change Management
8 6 (5.22%) Service Management
9 5 (4.35%) Project Management
9 5 (4.35%) RUP
9 5 (4.35%) UML
9 5 (4.35%) Validation
9 5 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (4.35%) MVC
9 5 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.91%) SQL
2 14 (12.17%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.70%) Java
4 8 (6.96%) Shell Script
5 6 (5.22%) AWK
5 6 (5.22%) Lisp
5 6 (5.22%) Korn
5 6 (5.22%) sed
6 5 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.48%) VB
7 4 (3.48%) Perl
8 3 (2.61%) VBScript
8 3 (2.61%) Python
9 2 (1.74%) Ruby
9 2 (1.74%) PHP
10 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.87%) C
10 1 (0.87%) C#
10 1 (0.87%) JCL
Qualifications
1 21 (18.26%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (17.39%) CCNP
3 14 (12.17%) Degree
4 12 (10.43%) Security Cleared
5 8 (6.96%) CISSP
6 7 (6.09%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.22%) CISM
8 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.35%) CCNA
8 5 (4.35%) MCSE
9 4 (3.48%) CCIE
10 3 (2.61%) CCDP
10 3 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.74%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.87%) CISA
12 1 (0.87%) CCSA
12 1 (0.87%) CCSE
12 1 (0.87%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.83%) QA
2 6 (5.22%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.87%) COBIT
System Software
1 31 (26.96%) Active Directory
2 17 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.09%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.61%) Terminal Server
4 3 (2.61%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.61%) vCloud
5 2 (1.74%) Docker
5 2 (1.74%) VMFS
5 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.74%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.74%) vSphere
5 2 (1.74%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.87%) XenApp
6 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.87%) UAG
6 1 (0.87%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.87%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (5.22%) OPNET
1 6 (5.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.35%) SCCM
3 3 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.61%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.74%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.74%) XenMobile
4 2 (1.74%) Ansible
4 2 (1.74%) logstash
4 2 (1.74%) Salt
4 2 (1.74%) Kibana
4 2 (1.74%) Puppet
5 1 (0.87%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.87%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.87%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.87%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.87%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 40 (34.78%) Cisco
2 30 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 20 (17.39%) HP
3 20 (17.39%) VMware
4 17 (14.78%) CheckPoint
5 15 (13.04%) Juniper
6 14 (12.17%) Oracle
6 14 (12.17%) F5
7 12 (10.43%) Red Hat
8 11 (9.57%) TippingPoint
9 10 (8.70%) Blue Coat
9 10 (8.70%) IBM
9 10 (8.70%) Citrix
10 6 (5.22%) BMC
11 5 (4.35%) Avaya
11 5 (4.35%) Intel
11 5 (4.35%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.35%) McAfee
11 5 (4.35%) SolarWinds
11 5 (4.35%) Tufin
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