The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 537 547 526
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -21
Contract jobs citing DMZ 53 26 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.051% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 0.37% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 7 21
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £418 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £295
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +32.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.50
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7602 6990 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.91% 13.67% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4063 3628 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 456 702
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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 1 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 1 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 +18 47 £406 +4.83% 9
South East +6 21 £375 -3.84%
London +8 14 £456 +25.42% 2
Berkshire +5 9 £300 -7.69%
Yorkshire +5 6 £325 - 4
West Yorkshire +4 5 £325 - 4
Leeds +1 5 £325 - 4
Hampshire -6 5 £350 -
Reading - 5 £300 -
Surrey - 4 £450 -
City of London +26 3 £463 +2.20% 1
North West -7 3 £425 -
Cheshire +2 2 - -
West Sussex -5 2 £210 -46.49%
South West - 2 £425 -
Scotland - 2 £375 - 1
Glasgow - 2 £375 -
Crawley +2 1 - -
Bedford - 1 £425 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £425 -
Leatherhead - 1 £550 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 - 1
East of England - 1 £425 - 2
Merseyside - 1 £425 -
Devon - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Wirral - - - -
Luton - - - - 1

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 59 (57.28%) Firewall
2 46 (44.66%) Windows
3 42 (40.78%) Cisco
4 30 (29.13%) Microsoft
5 28 (27.18%) LAN
6 24 (23.30%) Active Directory
7 23 (22.33%) DNS
7 23 (22.33%) WAN
8 22 (21.36%) Linux
8 22 (21.36%) CCNP
8 22 (21.36%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (21.36%) Migration
9 21 (20.39%) VMware
10 20 (19.42%) BGP
10 20 (19.42%) VPN
11 19 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (17.48%) Load Balancing
13 17 (16.50%) UNIX
13 17 (16.50%) Internet
14 16 (15.53%) VLAN
15 15 (14.56%) HP
15 15 (14.56%) F5
16 14 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (13.59%) Juniper
16 14 (13.59%) EIGRP
16 14 (13.59%) Oracle
16 14 (13.59%) MS Exchange
17 13 (12.62%) TCP/IP
17 13 (12.62%) ITIL
17 13 (12.62%) CheckPoint

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 14 (13.59%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.68%) SharePoint
3 10 (9.71%) WebSphere
4 9 (8.74%) Lync
5 7 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (5.83%) IIS
6 6 (5.83%) Apache
6 6 (5.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (4.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (4.85%) Tomcat
7 5 (4.85%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (3.88%) WebLogic
8 4 (3.88%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.94%) NetWeaver
9 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.94%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.94%) nginx
10 1 (0.97%) Gentran
Applications
1 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.83%) MS Office
3 4 (3.88%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.85%) Office 365
2 3 (2.91%) IaaS
2 3 (2.91%) SaaS
3 2 (1.94%) PaaS
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 59 (57.28%) Firewall
2 28 (27.18%) LAN
3 23 (22.33%) DNS
3 23 (22.33%) WAN
4 20 (19.42%) BGP
4 20 (19.42%) VPN
5 17 (16.50%) Internet
6 16 (15.53%) VLAN
7 14 (13.59%) EIGRP
8 13 (12.62%) TCP/IP
8 13 (12.62%) SAN
8 13 (12.62%) Network Security
9 12 (11.65%) Wireless
10 11 (10.68%) WLAN
10 11 (10.68%) DHCP
11 10 (9.71%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (8.74%) HTTPS
13 8 (7.77%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (6.80%) NAS
14 7 (6.80%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (6.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.91%) DB2
6 1 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.97%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) GCC
1 1 (0.97%) WebLOAD
1 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (9.71%) Finance
2 9 (8.74%) Retail
3 8 (7.77%) Banking
4 4 (3.88%) Publishing
4 4 (3.88%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.94%) Games
7 1 (0.97%) German Language
7 1 (0.97%) Law
7 1 (0.97%) Legal
7 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.97%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (18.45%) Architect
2 14 (13.59%) Network Engineer
3 10 (9.71%) Consultant
4 9 (8.74%) Network Architect
5 8 (7.77%) Analyst
6 7 (6.80%) Administrator
6 7 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) Security Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.85%) Network Specialist
9 4 (3.88%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.88%) UNIX Administrator
9 4 (3.88%) SharePoint Architect
10 3 (2.91%) Designer
10 3 (2.91%) Applications Support
10 3 (2.91%) Tester
10 3 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.91%) Network Security Engineer
10 3 (2.91%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.71%) Middleware
2 9 (8.74%) Web Services
3 7 (6.80%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (6.80%) HTML
3 7 (6.80%) .NET
4 6 (5.83%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 6 (5.83%) JSON
5 5 (4.85%) HTML5
5 5 (4.85%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.88%) CSS
6 4 (3.88%) JSP
6 4 (3.88%) WCF
6 4 (3.88%) WF
6 4 (3.88%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.88%) jQuery
6 4 (3.88%) LINQ
6 4 (3.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (2.91%) JMS
7 3 (2.91%) XML
8 2 (1.94%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) Firmware
2 7 (6.80%) Clustering
3 6 (5.83%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.83%) DataPower
4 4 (3.88%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.88%) PKI
5 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.94%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.94%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.94%) Open Source
7 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.97%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.97%) Blog
7 1 (0.97%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.97%) Java Card
7 1 (0.97%) GIS
7 1 (0.97%) Replication
7 1 (0.97%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 46 (44.66%) Windows
2 22 (21.36%) Linux
3 17 (16.50%) UNIX
4 14 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (8.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (4.85%) Solaris
8 4 (3.88%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.91%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.91%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.91%) AIX
10 2 (1.94%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.97%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.36%) Migration
2 18 (17.48%) Load Balancing
3 13 (12.62%) ITIL
4 11 (10.68%) Network Design
5 10 (9.71%) Configuration Management
5 10 (9.71%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (8.74%) Security Architecture
7 8 (7.77%) E-Commerce
8 7 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (6.80%) SOA
9 6 (5.83%) Incident Management
9 6 (5.83%) Workflow
9 6 (5.83%) Change Management
9 6 (5.83%) Release Management
9 6 (5.83%) Network Management
10 5 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.85%) MVC
10 5 (4.85%) RUP
10 5 (4.85%) UML
11 4 (3.88%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.74%) Java
2 8 (7.77%) SQL
2 8 (7.77%) Shell Script
2 8 (7.77%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.83%) Korn
3 6 (5.83%) AWK
3 6 (5.83%) sed
4 5 (4.85%) Lisp
5 4 (3.88%) VB
6 3 (2.91%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.91%) VBScript
7 2 (1.94%) Perl
8 1 (0.97%) JCL
8 1 (0.97%) Python
8 1 (0.97%) C
8 1 (0.97%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (21.36%) CCNP
1 22 (21.36%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (11.65%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.65%) Degree
3 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.85%) CCNA
5 4 (3.88%) CISSP
6 3 (2.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.91%) CCIE
6 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.91%) MCSE
7 2 (1.94%) CCDP
7 2 (1.94%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.94%) CISM
7 2 (1.94%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.97%) CCEE
8 1 (0.97%) VCP5
8 1 (0.97%) CISA
8 1 (0.97%) CCA
8 1 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) SLA
1 6 (5.83%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) COBIT
2 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (23.30%) Active Directory
2 19 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.74%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.91%) Terminal Server
4 3 (2.91%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.94%) vSphere
5 2 (1.94%) VMFS
5 2 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.97%) vCloud
6 1 (0.97%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.97%) UAG
6 1 (0.97%) XenApp
6 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.97%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.97%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (4.85%) SCCM
1 5 (4.85%) OPNET
2 4 (3.88%) BladeLogic
3 3 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.94%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.97%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.97%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.97%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.97%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.97%) MOM
5 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 42 (40.78%) Cisco
2 30 (29.13%) Microsoft
3 21 (20.39%) VMware
4 15 (14.56%) HP
4 15 (14.56%) F5
5 14 (13.59%) Juniper
5 14 (13.59%) Oracle
6 13 (12.62%) CheckPoint
7 10 (9.71%) IBM
7 10 (9.71%) Red Hat
7 10 (9.71%) Blue Coat
8 7 (6.80%) SolarWinds
8 7 (6.80%) Citrix
9 6 (5.83%) TippingPoint
10 5 (4.85%) Avaya
10 5 (4.85%) BMC
10 5 (4.85%) McAfee
11 4 (3.88%) NetApp
12 3 (2.91%) BT
12 3 (2.91%) Software AG
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