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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 514 511 490
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -21
Contract jobs citing DMZ 73 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.090%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 0.83% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 17
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£450 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £315 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £750 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £469 £322 £286
% change year-on-year
+45.63% +12.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £18.25
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
7706 6666 7138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.66% 13.13% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4173 3408 3452
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 383 605
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £44.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +8 69 £450 +12.50% 10
London -1 30 £450 +10.63% 4
East Midlands - 12 £308 -
North West -13 11 £500 +56.86% 1
Nottinghamshire - 11 £300 -
South East -12 9 £463 +23.33% 4
Nottingham - 9 £281 -
Manchester - 8 £488 - 1
City of London -2 6 £386 -0.32%
Yorkshire - 6 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 - -
Berkshire - 4 £450 - 2
Leeds - 4 - -
Maidenhead - 3 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £469 -
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Cheshire -8 1 £501 +57.01%
Kent - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £500 - 2
Merseyside - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Woking - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Belfast - - - -

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 106 (63.86%) Firewall
2 70 (42.17%) Windows
3 58 (34.94%) Active Directory
4 52 (31.33%) Cisco
5 50 (30.12%) Microsoft
6 48 (28.92%) UNIX
7 43 (25.90%) WAN
8 40 (24.10%) Linux
9 39 (23.49%) Migration
10 38 (22.89%) ITIL
11 36 (21.69%) MPLS
12 35 (21.08%) VMware
13 33 (19.88%) Oracle
14 32 (19.28%) Load Balancing
15 30 (18.07%) LAN
15 30 (18.07%) BGP
15 30 (18.07%) Clustering
16 29 (17.47%) Cisco Certification
16 29 (17.47%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (16.87%) NAS
17 28 (16.87%) SQL Server
18 27 (16.27%) EIGRP
19 26 (15.66%) HP
19 26 (15.66%) DNS
19 26 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
20 25 (15.06%) IIS
20 25 (15.06%) SAN
21 24 (14.46%) Solaris
21 24 (14.46%) Finance
22 23 (13.86%) CheckPoint

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 25 (15.06%) IIS
2 17 (10.24%) WebSphere
3 16 (9.64%) MS Exchange
4 12 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (5.42%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (4.82%) Office Communications Server
6 8 (4.82%) NetWeaver
6 8 (4.82%) Lync
7 7 (4.22%) Apache
8 6 (3.61%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.81%) Moodle
9 3 (1.81%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.20%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.20%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.60%) JBoss
11 1 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.81%) MS Project
2 3 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.20%) MS Office
3 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 106 (63.86%) Firewall
2 43 (25.90%) WAN
3 36 (21.69%) MPLS
4 30 (18.07%) BGP
4 30 (18.07%) LAN
5 29 (17.47%) Cisco ASA
6 28 (16.87%) NAS
7 27 (16.27%) EIGRP
8 26 (15.66%) DNS
9 25 (15.06%) SAN
10 22 (13.25%) Network Security
11 21 (12.65%) Internet
11 21 (12.65%) WLAN
11 21 (12.65%) OSPF
12 17 (10.24%) HTTPS
12 17 (10.24%) VPLS
13 16 (9.64%) Fibre Channel
13 16 (9.64%) Wireless
14 13 (7.83%) DHCP
15 12 (7.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.82%) DB2
2 8 (4.82%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.60%) MySQL
3 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.60%) Redis
3 1 (0.60%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Introscope
2 1 (0.60%) WebLOAD
2 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.60%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.60%) Gerrit
2 1 (0.60%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (14.46%) Finance
2 16 (9.64%) Retail
3 11 (6.63%) Banking
4 7 (4.22%) Games
5 5 (3.01%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.81%) Legal
7 3 (1.81%) Local Government
8 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.60%) Advertising
9 1 (0.60%) Electronics
9 1 (0.60%) Law
9 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (18.07%) Architect
2 24 (14.46%) Consultant
2 24 (14.46%) Network Engineer
3 15 (9.04%) Analyst
4 12 (7.23%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (7.23%) Server Engineer
5 8 (4.82%) Technical Project Leader
5 8 (4.82%) Technical Architect
5 8 (4.82%) Project Leader
5 8 (4.82%) Design Engineer
5 8 (4.82%) Network Design Engineer
6 7 (4.22%) Operations Engineer
6 7 (4.22%) Security Consultant
6 7 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (3.61%) Network Manager
7 6 (3.61%) Security Manager
7 6 (3.61%) Network Security Manager
7 6 (3.61%) Middleware Engineer
8 5 (3.01%) Wintel Analyst
8 5 (3.01%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.24%) Middleware
2 13 (7.83%) Web Services
3 11 (6.63%) .NET
4 8 (4.82%) XML
4 8 (4.82%) XSD
4 8 (4.82%) JMS
4 8 (4.82%) WSDL
4 8 (4.82%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (4.82%) ActiveMQ
4 8 (4.82%) JSON
4 8 (4.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 8 (4.82%) REST
4 8 (4.82%) HTML
5 5 (3.01%) SailPoint
6 4 (2.41%) Java EE
6 4 (2.41%) J2EE
6 4 (2.41%) CSS
7 1 (0.60%) LAMP
7 1 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.07%) Clustering
2 19 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.82%) Open Source
3 8 (4.82%) Celerra
3 8 (4.82%) Replication
4 7 (4.22%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.41%) Life Science
6 3 (1.81%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.81%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.81%) CESG
6 3 (1.81%) PKI
7 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.20%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.20%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.60%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.60%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 70 (42.17%) Windows
2 48 (28.92%) UNIX
3 40 (24.10%) Linux
4 24 (14.46%) Solaris
5 22 (13.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (10.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.61%) Windows 2000
10 5 (3.01%) Windows Vista
10 5 (3.01%) Windows XP
10 5 (3.01%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.20%) Android
11 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.20%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.60%) AIX
12 1 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.49%) Migration
2 38 (22.89%) ITIL
3 32 (19.28%) Load Balancing
4 17 (10.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (9.04%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (8.43%) Configuration Management
7 12 (7.23%) Business Continuity
8 11 (6.63%) TOGAF
8 11 (6.63%) Network Design
8 11 (6.63%) Validation
9 8 (4.82%) Workflow
9 8 (4.82%) Change Management
9 8 (4.82%) SOA
9 8 (4.82%) PRINCE2
9 8 (4.82%) High Availability
10 7 (4.22%) Change Control
10 7 (4.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (3.61%) Risk Management
11 6 (3.61%) Network Management
12 5 (3.01%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.45%) Java
2 16 (9.64%) PowerShell
3 15 (9.04%) Shell Script
4 9 (5.42%) AWK
4 9 (5.42%) Korn
4 9 (5.42%) sed
5 8 (4.82%) Lisp
6 3 (1.81%) C
6 3 (1.81%) SQL
7 2 (1.20%) VB
8 1 (0.60%) Python
8 1 (0.60%) Perl
8 1 (0.60%) PHP
8 1 (0.60%) Ruby
8 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (17.47%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (11.45%) CCNP
3 14 (8.43%) VCP4
4 13 (7.83%) CCIE
5 10 (6.02%) CCDP
5 10 (6.02%) CISSP
6 9 (5.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (4.22%) Degree
8 5 (3.01%) CCNA
9 4 (2.41%) CCSE
10 3 (1.81%) CCSA
10 3 (1.81%) CISM
10 3 (1.81%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.81%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.20%) ACSP
11 2 (1.20%) MCDST
11 2 (1.20%) MCTS
11 2 (1.20%) MCITP
11 2 (1.20%) CAPM
11 2 (1.20%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.41%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) COBIT
System Software
1 58 (34.94%) Active Directory
2 26 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.43%) Hyper-V
3 14 (8.43%) vSphere
4 10 (6.02%) XenApp
5 9 (5.42%) VMware ESX
6 8 (4.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 8 (4.82%) Terminal Services
7 6 (3.61%) DFS Replication
7 6 (3.61%) Firmware
7 6 (3.61%) Terminal Server
7 6 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.81%) VirtualBox
8 3 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.20%) vCloud
9 2 (1.20%) Nmap
10 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.60%) Docker
10 1 (0.60%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (6.63%) Tivoli
1 11 (6.63%) SCCM
2 8 (4.82%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (4.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (4.22%) OPNET
4 6 (3.61%) SCVMM
5 5 (3.01%) WSUS
6 4 (2.41%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.81%) CA Wily
7 3 (1.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.81%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.20%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.20%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.20%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (1.20%) SCOM
9 1 (0.60%) Puppet
9 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.60%) OpenView
9 1 (0.60%) Nessus
Vendors
1 52 (31.33%) Cisco
2 50 (30.12%) Microsoft
3 35 (21.08%) VMware
4 33 (19.88%) Oracle
5 26 (15.66%) HP
6 23 (13.86%) CheckPoint
7 22 (13.25%) SolarWinds
8 16 (9.64%) Nortel
8 16 (9.64%) Citrix
9 15 (9.04%) EMC
10 14 (8.43%) Sun
10 14 (8.43%) F5
11 13 (7.83%) Dell
11 13 (7.83%) Avaya
11 13 (7.83%) Red Hat
12 10 (6.02%) BMC
12 10 (6.02%) IBM
13 9 (5.42%) SAP
13 9 (5.42%) Blue Coat
14 8 (4.82%) TippingPoint
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