The table below looks at the statistics for DMZ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DMZ over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 570 595 569
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -26
Contract jobs citing DMZ 82 78 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 0.98% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 57 40
Median daily rate £475 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 - -

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
8234 7935 8579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.45% 13.71% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5029 4574 4741
Median daily rate £400 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 539 482
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.58% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

DMZ
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DMZ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DMZ within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England +7 80 £475 +11.76% 6
London +28 56 £475 +5.55% 2
City of London +13 10 £469 -1.31% 1
South East +16 7 £413 +17.85% 1
South West +17 6 - -
Somerset - 6 - -
North West +12 5 £388 -8.82% 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £350 -
Yeovil - 5 - -
Yorkshire +15 4 £350 - 2
Leeds +11 4 £350 -
West Yorkshire +8 4 £350 - 2
Manchester -14 3 £375 -11.76% 1
East of England +3 2 £320 -24.70%
Berkshire +2 2 £475 +35.71%
Merseyside +6 1 £410 -
Hertfordshire +3 1 £320 -24.70%
Bedfordshire -3 1 - -
Watford -8 1 £320 -24.70%
Croydon -15 1 £475 +5.55%
Romford - 1 £275 -
Bedford - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £410 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for DMZ.

1 90 (67.67%) Firewall
2 53 (39.85%) Cisco
3 47 (35.34%) Linux
4 45 (33.83%) VPN
5 39 (29.32%) VMware
6 36 (27.07%) Microsoft
7 34 (25.56%) Windows
7 34 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (24.06%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (24.06%) Network Security
9 31 (23.31%) Data Centre
9 31 (23.31%) Tomcat
10 28 (21.05%) Scrum
10 28 (21.05%) Red Hat
11 27 (20.30%) Perl
11 27 (20.30%) MySQL
11 27 (20.30%) PostgreSQL
11 27 (20.30%) VMware Infrastructure
12 26 (19.55%) NoSQL
12 26 (19.55%) DevOps
12 26 (19.55%) Python
12 26 (19.55%) Apache
13 25 (18.80%) LAN
13 25 (18.80%) Internet
13 25 (18.80%) Virtual Machines
14 24 (18.05%) WAN
14 24 (18.05%) Jenkins
14 24 (18.05%) Git (software)
14 24 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (18.05%) Load Balancing

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills 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 31 (23.31%) Tomcat
2 26 (19.55%) Apache
3 20 (15.04%) nginx
4 19 (14.29%) Mule ESB
5 16 (12.03%) SharePoint
6 14 (10.53%) IIS
7 13 (9.77%) JBoss
8 10 (7.52%) Jetty
8 10 (7.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (7.52%) WildFly
9 6 (4.51%) MS Exchange
10 5 (3.76%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (3.76%) WebSphere
11 4 (3.01%) CMS
11 4 (3.01%) WebLogic
12 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (2.26%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (1.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.26%) MS Office
3 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.04%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (9.02%) GitHub
4 9 (6.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (6.77%) IaaS
4 9 (6.77%) Office 365
4 9 (6.77%) PaaS
5 2 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.50%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (67.67%) Firewall
2 45 (33.83%) VPN
3 32 (24.06%) Network Security
4 25 (18.80%) Internet
4 25 (18.80%) LAN
5 24 (18.05%) WAN
6 21 (15.79%) Reverse Proxy
7 20 (15.04%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (13.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 18 (13.53%) DNS
8 18 (13.53%) SAN
9 14 (10.53%) IPsec
9 14 (10.53%) SSL
10 11 (8.27%) Extranet
10 11 (8.27%) TCP/IP
10 11 (8.27%) VLAN
10 11 (8.27%) WLAN
11 10 (7.52%) DHCP
11 10 (7.52%) OSPF
11 10 (7.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.30%) MySQL
1 27 (20.30%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (19.55%) NoSQL
3 15 (11.28%) SQL Server
4 12 (9.02%) MongoDB
4 12 (9.02%) Redis
5 5 (3.76%) MariaDB
6 4 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.75%) GIS
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (18.05%) Git (software)
1 24 (18.05%) Jenkins
2 22 (16.54%) Mercurial
3 21 (15.79%) Gerrit
4 12 (9.02%) Artifactory
4 12 (9.02%) SonarQube
4 12 (9.02%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (6.77%) GitLab
6 2 (1.50%) JIRA
6 2 (1.50%) Subversion
6 2 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (15.04%) Finance
2 12 (9.02%) Banking
3 7 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.51%) Law
5 5 (3.76%) Retail
6 2 (1.50%) Billing
6 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.50%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.75%) French Language
7 1 (0.75%) German Language
7 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Local Government
7 1 (0.75%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (21.80%) Network Engineer
2 16 (12.03%) Architect
3 14 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (8.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (8.27%) Security Engineer
5 10 (7.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (6.77%) Consultant
6 9 (6.77%) Firewall Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Developer
7 8 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) DevOps Consultant
9 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.51%) Security Architect
9 6 (4.51%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) SharePoint Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Network Architect
10 5 (3.76%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.29%) LAMP
2 20 (15.04%) LAPP Stack
2 20 (15.04%) LEMP Stack
2 20 (15.04%) Web Services
3 19 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
4 15 (11.28%) J2EE
5 10 (7.52%) XML
6 8 (6.02%) XSLT
7 7 (5.26%) CSS
8 6 (4.51%) .NET
8 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET
8 6 (4.51%) HTML
8 6 (4.51%) REST
8 6 (4.51%) RESTful
9 5 (3.76%) jQuery
9 5 (3.76%) JSON
9 5 (3.76%) Middleware
9 5 (3.76%) SOAP
10 4 (3.01%) .NET Framework
10 4 (3.01%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.31%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.27%) PKI
3 10 (7.52%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (5.26%) Clustering
4 7 (5.26%) EMC VNX
4 7 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (4.51%) DataPower
5 6 (4.51%) N-Tier
6 5 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.50%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.50%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.50%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.50%) Replication
7 2 (1.50%) User Experience
7 2 (1.50%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.75%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.75%) Eurex
8 1 (0.75%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 47 (35.34%) Linux
2 34 (25.56%) Windows
3 23 (17.29%) Ubuntu
3 23 (17.29%) Windows Server
4 22 (16.54%) CentOS
5 11 (8.27%) Unix
5 11 (8.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (7.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.76%) Solaris
10 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.50%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.50%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.75%) Mandriva Linux
12 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (21.05%) Scrum
3 26 (19.55%) DevOps
4 24 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (18.05%) Load Balancing
5 22 (16.54%) Continuous Delivery
6 20 (15.04%) ITIL
7 17 (12.78%) Network Design
8 13 (9.77%) OWASP
9 11 (8.27%) SDLC
9 11 (8.27%) TOGAF
10 9 (6.77%) E-Commerce
11 8 (6.02%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (6.02%) Change Control
11 8 (6.02%) PRINCE2
12 7 (5.26%) Microservices
12 7 (5.26%) Migration
12 7 (5.26%) Workflow
13 6 (4.51%) Project Management
13 6 (4.51%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.30%) Perl
2 26 (19.55%) Python
3 23 (17.29%) Bash Shell
4 22 (16.54%) PowerShell
5 12 (9.02%) PHP
6 10 (7.52%) Ruby
7 9 (6.77%) JavaScript
8 8 (6.02%) Java
8 8 (6.02%) SQL
9 6 (4.51%) C#
10 5 (3.76%) VBScript
11 4 (3.01%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.26%) Jython
Qualifications
1 32 (24.06%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (13.53%) CCNP
3 17 (12.78%) Security Cleared
4 13 (9.77%) SC Cleared
5 11 (8.27%) CCNA
6 5 (3.76%) CCDP
6 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.01%) CCSE
7 4 (3.01%) CCSP
7 4 (3.01%) MCSE
8 3 (2.26%) CCIE
8 3 (2.26%) Degree
8 3 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.26%) MCSD
8 3 (2.26%) MCTS
8 3 (2.26%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.26%) PMP
9 2 (1.50%) CISSP
9 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.26%) QA
2 2 (1.50%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (20.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (18.80%) Virtual Machines
3 22 (16.54%) Active Directory
4 21 (15.79%) Docker
5 11 (8.27%) vCloud
6 10 (7.52%) Xen
7 8 (6.02%) VMware ESX
8 6 (4.51%) DFS Replication
9 5 (3.76%) XenApp
10 4 (3.01%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (2.26%) Firmware
11 3 (2.26%) Hyper-V
11 3 (2.26%) KVM
12 2 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (1.50%) vSphere
13 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (16.54%) Ansible
2 21 (15.79%) Kibana
2 21 (15.79%) logstash
2 21 (15.79%) ZABBIX
3 20 (15.04%) HAProxy
4 12 (9.02%) Rundeck
4 12 (9.02%) Salt
5 7 (5.26%) SCCM
6 6 (4.51%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.76%) Puppet
7 5 (3.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (2.26%) HP UCMDB
8 3 (2.26%) OPNET
9 2 (1.50%) CFEngine
9 2 (1.50%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.50%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.75%) Cisco CME
10 1 (0.75%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 53 (39.85%) Cisco
2 39 (29.32%) VMware
3 36 (27.07%) Microsoft
4 28 (21.05%) Red Hat
5 22 (16.54%) F5
6 21 (15.79%) HP
7 20 (15.04%) CheckPoint
8 16 (12.03%) Citrix
9 12 (9.02%) Black Duck
9 12 (9.02%) Sonatype
9 12 (9.02%) Veracode
10 9 (6.77%) EMC
10 9 (6.77%) Google
10 9 (6.77%) IBM
10 9 (6.77%) Juniper
11 8 (6.02%) Oracle
12 7 (5.26%) 3PAR
12 7 (5.26%) CA
13 6 (4.51%) Palo Alto
13 6 (4.51%) Splunk