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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 545 550 559
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs citing DMZ 67 36 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.068% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 0.50% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 17 22
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£425 £338 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -8.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £206 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £427 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £289 £355
% change year-on-year
+42.98% -18.73%
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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +17 60 £425 +25.92% 9
London +28 33 £450 +16.12% 3
South East +13 16 £425 +30.76% 2
Berkshire +15 12 £425 +30.76% 1
City of London +32 8 £500 +10.49%
Reading +19 6 £425 -
West Yorkshire +11 6 £325 -3.70% 2
Yorkshire +6 6 £325 -3.70% 3
Leeds +6 6 £325 -3.70% 1
North West -6 4 £413 +82.52%
Scotland - 4 £250 -
Manchester - 4 £413 -
Surrey - 3 £438 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £250 -
Bracknell +1 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
South West - 1 £425 -
West Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 72 (59.02%) Firewall
2 48 (39.34%) Windows
3 46 (37.70%) Cisco
4 31 (25.41%) Active Directory
4 31 (25.41%) LAN
5 29 (23.77%) WAN
6 28 (22.95%) Linux
6 28 (22.95%) Microsoft
7 27 (22.13%) Migration
8 25 (20.49%) Network Security
9 24 (19.67%) HP
10 23 (18.85%) UNIX
11 21 (17.21%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (16.39%) CCNP
12 20 (16.39%) ITIL
13 19 (15.57%) Load Balancing
14 18 (14.75%) MS Exchange
14 18 (14.75%) VPN
15 17 (13.93%) DNS
15 17 (13.93%) F5
16 16 (13.11%) Lync
16 16 (13.11%) TCP/IP
16 16 (13.11%) Internet
16 16 (13.11%) SQL
17 15 (12.30%) CheckPoint
17 15 (12.30%) VMware
18 14 (11.48%) BGP
18 14 (11.48%) Finance
18 14 (11.48%) VLAN
18 14 (11.48%) PowerShell

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (14.75%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.11%) Lync
3 13 (10.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (9.84%) SharePoint
5 9 (7.38%) WebSphere
6 8 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (5.74%) Apache
7 7 (5.74%) IIS
8 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (4.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (4.92%) Tomcat
9 5 (4.10%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (3.28%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (3.28%) nginx
10 4 (3.28%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (3.28%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (3.28%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.64%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.82%) Gentran
Applications
1 12 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.92%) MS Office
3 4 (3.28%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.82%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.28%) Office 365
2 3 (2.46%) IaaS
2 3 (2.46%) SaaS
2 3 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.64%) PaaS
4 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 72 (59.02%) Firewall
2 31 (25.41%) LAN
3 29 (23.77%) WAN
4 25 (20.49%) Network Security
5 18 (14.75%) VPN
6 17 (13.93%) DNS
7 16 (13.11%) TCP/IP
7 16 (13.11%) Internet
8 14 (11.48%) BGP
8 14 (11.48%) VLAN
9 13 (10.66%) EIGRP
10 11 (9.02%) WLAN
11 9 (7.38%) FTP
11 9 (7.38%) HTTPS
11 9 (7.38%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (6.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (6.56%) Multicast
12 8 (6.56%) SAN
13 7 (5.74%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (5.74%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (2.46%) MySQL
5 3 (2.46%) DB2
5 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.64%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.64%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.64%) Redis
6 2 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.82%) Big Data
7 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Mercurial
1 2 (1.64%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.64%) Gerrit
1 2 (1.64%) Artifactory
1 2 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.82%) Ant
2 1 (0.82%) JMeter
2 1 (0.82%) Maven
2 1 (0.82%) Jasmine
2 1 (0.82%) Gradle
2 1 (0.82%) GCC
2 1 (0.82%) VisualVM
2 1 (0.82%) PhantomJS
2 1 (0.82%) Selenium
General
1 14 (11.48%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Retail
3 8 (6.56%) Banking
4 4 (3.28%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.28%) Publishing
5 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.64%) Games
6 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.82%) Law
6 1 (0.82%) Legal
6 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.82%) International Banking
6 1 (0.82%) German Language
Job Titles
1 17 (13.93%) Network Engineer
2 16 (13.11%) Analyst
2 16 (13.11%) Architect
3 15 (12.30%) Consultant
4 9 (7.38%) Network Analyst
5 8 (6.56%) Network Specialist
6 7 (5.74%) Security Engineer
6 7 (5.74%) Security Analyst
7 6 (4.92%) Network Security Analyst
7 6 (4.92%) Administrator
8 5 (4.10%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.10%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) Security Manager
8 5 (4.10%) Network Architect
8 5 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Network Security Manager
9 4 (3.28%) SharePoint Architect
9 4 (3.28%) Escalation Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.28%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.02%) Web Services
2 7 (5.74%) Middleware
2 7 (5.74%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (5.74%) HTML
2 7 (5.74%) .NET
3 6 (4.92%) JSON
3 6 (4.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 5 (4.10%) ASP.NET
4 5 (4.10%) CSS
4 5 (4.10%) HTML5
4 5 (4.10%) jQuery
5 4 (3.28%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.28%) LINQ
5 4 (3.28%) WCF
5 4 (3.28%) WF
5 4 (3.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (3.28%) JSP
6 3 (2.46%) JMS
6 3 (2.46%) XML
7 2 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.92%) DataPower
3 5 (4.10%) PKI
3 5 (4.10%) SecurID
4 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.28%) Clustering
4 4 (3.28%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.64%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.64%) Blog
6 2 (1.64%) Open Source
6 2 (1.64%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.64%) Firmware
7 1 (0.82%) HACMP
7 1 (0.82%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.82%) GIS
7 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 48 (39.34%) Windows
2 28 (22.95%) Linux
3 23 (18.85%) UNIX
4 9 (7.38%) Solaris
4 9 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.46%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.46%) AIX
7 3 (2.46%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.46%) Android
8 2 (1.64%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.64%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.64%) CentOS
9 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.82%) SUSE
9 1 (0.82%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.13%) Migration
2 20 (16.39%) ITIL
3 19 (15.57%) Load Balancing
4 11 (9.02%) E-Commerce
4 11 (9.02%) Workflow
5 9 (7.38%) Security Architecture
6 8 (6.56%) Network Design
6 8 (6.56%) Change Management
7 7 (5.74%) SOA
7 7 (5.74%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.10%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (4.10%) Validation
9 5 (4.10%) Service Management
9 5 (4.10%) MVC
9 5 (4.10%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (4.10%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.28%) Web Development
10 4 (3.28%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.11%) SQL
2 14 (11.48%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.20%) Java
4 8 (6.56%) Shell Script
5 6 (4.92%) Korn
5 6 (4.92%) sed
5 6 (4.92%) AWK
5 6 (4.92%) Lisp
6 5 (4.10%) VB
6 5 (4.10%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.28%) Perl
8 3 (2.46%) Python
9 2 (1.64%) Ruby
9 2 (1.64%) PHP
9 2 (1.64%) VBScript
10 1 (0.82%) JCL
10 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.82%) C
10 1 (0.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (17.21%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (16.39%) CCNP
3 12 (9.84%) Degree
4 9 (7.38%) CCNA
4 9 (7.38%) CISSP
4 9 (7.38%) Security Cleared
5 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.74%) MCSE
5 7 (5.74%) CISM
5 7 (5.74%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.10%) CCDP
7 4 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.46%) RHCE
8 3 (2.46%) MCSA
9 2 (1.64%) MCITP
9 2 (1.64%) MCDST
9 2 (1.64%) MCTS
9 2 (1.64%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.64%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.64%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.38%) QA
2 4 (3.28%) SLA
3 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (25.41%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.28%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.46%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.46%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.46%) vCloud
4 3 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.46%) vSphere
5 2 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.64%) Docker
5 2 (1.64%) VMFS
5 2 (1.64%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.82%) UAG
6 1 (0.82%) XenApp
6 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) OPNET
2 4 (3.28%) SCCM
2 4 (3.28%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.64%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.64%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.64%) XenMobile
4 2 (1.64%) Ansible
4 2 (1.64%) logstash
4 2 (1.64%) Salt
4 2 (1.64%) Kibana
4 2 (1.64%) Puppet
4 2 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.82%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.82%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.82%) MOM
5 1 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.82%) Nessus
Vendors
1 46 (37.70%) Cisco
2 28 (22.95%) Microsoft
3 24 (19.67%) HP
4 17 (13.93%) F5
5 15 (12.30%) CheckPoint
5 15 (12.30%) VMware
6 13 (10.66%) Red Hat
7 12 (9.84%) Juniper
7 12 (9.84%) IBM
7 12 (9.84%) Oracle
8 11 (9.02%) TippingPoint
8 11 (9.02%) Blue Coat
9 9 (7.38%) Citrix
9 9 (7.38%) SolarWinds
10 8 (6.56%) Avaya
11 7 (5.74%) BMC
12 6 (4.92%) Tufin
13 5 (4.10%) NetApp
13 5 (4.10%) Intel
13 5 (4.10%) McAfee
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