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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 568 533 513
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -20
Contract jobs citing DMZ 55 60 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 0.79% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 37
Average daily rate £394 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £519 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £417 £463 £328
% change year-on-year
-9.78% +40.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £24.23 £21.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.50 -

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
7370 7607 6728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.54% 14.87% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4346 4206 3499
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 449 391
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 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 26 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 13 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 52 £438 -2.77% 12
London +7 34 £394 -10.00% 8
South East +11 10 £475 +2.70% 1
Hampshire - 6 £538 -
City of London +45 5 £525 +35.92% 3
Yorkshire -11 4 - - 1
Havant - 4 £475 -
North West -8 3 - -
Kent -7 2 £263 -
West Yorkshire -8 2 - - 1
South Yorkshire -13 2 - -
Manchester -13 2 - -
Wales -17 2 £342 -19.47%
Sheffield - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £475 -
Cheshire -4 1 - -
Leeds -9 1 - - 1
South Wales -15 1 £325 -23.52%
Cardiff -19 1 £325 -23.52%
Bristol - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Aldershot - 1 £600 -
Hayes - 1 £600 -

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 90 (69.23%) Firewall
2 52 (40.00%) Cisco
3 45 (34.62%) VPN
4 43 (33.08%) Windows
5 39 (30.00%) DNS
6 34 (26.15%) LAN
6 34 (26.15%) DHCP
7 30 (23.08%) WAN
7 30 (23.08%) Network Security
8 26 (20.00%) VMware
9 25 (19.23%) VLAN
9 25 (19.23%) Security Cleared
10 24 (18.46%) F5
11 23 (17.69%) Active Directory
12 22 (16.92%) HTTP
12 22 (16.92%) Linux
13 21 (16.15%) Wireless
14 20 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
14 20 (15.38%) SC Cleared
15 19 (14.62%) Data Centre
15 19 (14.62%) Microsoft
16 18 (13.85%) Python
16 18 (13.85%) Java
16 18 (13.85%) Migration
17 17 (13.08%) Finance
17 17 (13.08%) Unix
17 17 (13.08%) Juniper
18 16 (12.31%) HP
19 15 (11.54%) CCNP
19 15 (11.54%) Internet

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 13 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 12 (9.23%) Apache
3 11 (8.46%) nginx
4 9 (6.92%) IIS
5 6 (4.62%) JBoss
6 5 (3.85%) WebSphere
7 4 (3.08%) Confluence
7 4 (3.08%) Jetty
7 4 (3.08%) Node.js
8 3 (2.31%) GroupWise
8 3 (2.31%) IBM Domino
8 3 (2.31%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.54%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.38%) Office 365
2 6 (4.62%) GitHub
3 5 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 90 (69.23%) Firewall
2 45 (34.62%) VPN
3 39 (30.00%) DNS
4 34 (26.15%) DHCP
4 34 (26.15%) LAN
5 30 (23.08%) Network Security
5 30 (23.08%) WAN
6 25 (19.23%) VLAN
7 22 (16.92%) HTTP
8 21 (16.15%) Wireless
9 15 (11.54%) Internet
10 14 (10.77%) Reverse Proxy
11 13 (10.00%) HTTPS
11 13 (10.00%) SSL
12 12 (9.23%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (9.23%) MPLS
13 11 (8.46%) SAN
13 11 (8.46%) TCP/IP
14 8 (6.15%) OSPF
15 7 (5.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.15%) MySQL
1 8 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.77%) Redis
2 1 (0.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (6.92%) Git (software)
1 9 (6.92%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.62%) Artifactory
2 6 (4.62%) Gerrit
2 6 (4.62%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (3.85%) Mercurial
4 4 (3.08%) Ant
4 4 (3.08%) Apache Ivy
4 4 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (3.08%) ClearCase
4 4 (3.08%) Eclipse
4 4 (3.08%) FishEye
4 4 (3.08%) Gradle
4 4 (3.08%) Hudson
4 4 (3.08%) Jasmine
4 4 (3.08%) JIRA
4 4 (3.08%) PhantomJS
4 4 (3.08%) PVCS
4 4 (3.08%) Selenium
4 4 (3.08%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (13.08%) Finance
2 10 (7.69%) Banking
3 3 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.54%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.54%) International Banking
4 2 (1.54%) Retail
5 1 (0.77%) Advertising
5 1 (0.77%) Games
5 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.77%) Law
5 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.77%) Military
Job Titles
1 49 (37.69%) Network Engineer
2 20 (15.38%) Architect
3 16 (12.31%) Firewall Engineer
4 13 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (9.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 11 (8.46%) Network Architect
7 10 (7.69%) Analyst
7 10 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
8 9 (6.92%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (6.92%) VMware Engineer
8 9 (6.92%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.38%) Network Analyst
9 7 (5.38%) Security Manager
10 6 (4.62%) Firewall Architect
10 6 (4.62%) LAN Engineer
10 6 (4.62%) Security Architect
10 6 (4.62%) Server Engineer
10 6 (4.62%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.46%) LAMP
2 10 (7.69%) HTML
3 8 (6.15%) LAPP Stack
3 8 (6.15%) LEMP Stack
4 7 (5.38%) Web Services
5 5 (3.85%) Apache Flex
5 5 (3.85%) Servlets
5 5 (3.85%) WebSockets
6 4 (3.08%) 802.1X
6 4 (3.08%) Java EE
6 4 (3.08%) JMS
6 4 (3.08%) JMX
6 4 (3.08%) jQuery
6 4 (3.08%) JSON
6 4 (3.08%) XML
7 3 (2.31%) J2EE
7 3 (2.31%) SAML
8 2 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.77%) Middleware
9 1 (0.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.62%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.85%) Clustering
2 5 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.08%) BYOD
3 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.08%) PKI
3 4 (3.08%) Tandem
4 3 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.31%) Statistics
4 3 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.77%) CMDB
5 1 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.77%) Equities
5 1 (0.77%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.77%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.77%) Life Science
5 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.77%) NGOSS
5 1 (0.77%) User Experience
5 1 (0.77%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 43 (33.08%) Windows
2 22 (16.92%) Linux
3 17 (13.08%) Unix
4 15 (11.54%) Windows Server
5 14 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.15%) CentOS
6 8 (6.15%) Ubuntu
7 7 (5.38%) Android
7 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.08%) Mac OS
9 4 (3.08%) Solaris
10 3 (2.31%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.77%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.85%) Migration
2 15 (11.54%) Security Hardening
3 14 (10.77%) Network Architecture
4 11 (8.46%) Data Security
4 11 (8.46%) Load Balancing
4 11 (8.46%) Network Design
5 10 (7.69%) ITIL
6 8 (6.15%) High Availability
6 8 (6.15%) Patch Management
7 7 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.38%) Change Management
7 7 (5.38%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (5.38%) Problem Management
7 7 (5.38%) Project Management
7 7 (5.38%) Scrum
7 7 (5.38%) Service Management
8 6 (4.62%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.62%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (4.62%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.85%) Java
1 18 (13.85%) Python
2 15 (11.54%) Perl
3 12 (9.23%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.46%) PowerShell
5 10 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 10 (7.69%) PHP
6 6 (4.62%) Ruby
6 6 (4.62%) SQL
7 4 (3.08%) C++
8 3 (2.31%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.54%) CCNP
4 8 (6.15%) CCNA
5 7 (5.38%) CCIE
6 5 (3.85%) CCDP
6 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.08%) CCSA
7 4 (3.08%) CISM
7 4 (3.08%) CISSP
7 4 (3.08%) Degree
7 4 (3.08%) MCSA
7 4 (3.08%) MCSE
8 3 (2.31%) ACSA
8 3 (2.31%) CCIP
8 3 (2.31%) MCDST
8 3 (2.31%) MCITP
8 3 (2.31%) MCTS
8 3 (2.31%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.31%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (17.69%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.92%) VMware ESX
4 7 (5.38%) Docker
5 6 (4.62%) vCloud
6 4 (3.08%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.31%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.77%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (10.00%) Puppet
2 9 (6.92%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.62%) Ansible
4 5 (3.85%) CFEngine
4 5 (3.85%) HAProxy
4 5 (3.85%) Kibana
4 5 (3.85%) logstash
4 5 (3.85%) Rundeck
4 5 (3.85%) Salt
4 5 (3.85%) ZABBIX
5 4 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (3.08%) SCCM
6 3 (2.31%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (2.31%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.54%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.54%) Nagios
7 2 (1.54%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.77%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (40.00%) Cisco
2 26 (20.00%) VMware
3 24 (18.46%) F5
4 19 (14.62%) Microsoft
5 17 (13.08%) Juniper
6 16 (12.31%) HP
7 14 (10.77%) Blue Coat
7 14 (10.77%) Red Hat
8 13 (10.00%) CheckPoint
9 12 (9.23%) Palo Alto
10 8 (6.15%) SolarWinds
11 7 (5.38%) Google
12 6 (4.62%) Avaya
12 6 (4.62%) Brocade
12 6 (4.62%) Fortinet
13 5 (3.85%) CA
13 5 (3.85%) Dell
13 5 (3.85%) EMC
14 4 (3.08%) IBM
14 4 (3.08%) Sun
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