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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 553 534 528
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs citing DMZ 54 48 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.091% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.70% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 9
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£381 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £358 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.39% +5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.00

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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 23 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 22 May 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 -19 52 £388 -8.82% 13
London -3 25 £325 -23.52% 2
Leeds - 16 £420 - 5
West Yorkshire - 16 £420 - 5
Yorkshire - 16 £420 - 5
South East -19 6 £375 -0.66% 3
Surrey +7 3 £400 -27.27%
City of London +4 3 £320 -24.70% 1
Croydon -8 3 £438 +1.74%
North West -26 3 £488 +43.38% 1
Nottingham -6 2 £263 -
Nottinghamshire -8 2 £263 -
Berkshire -9 2 £350 +16.66%
East Midlands -9 2 £263 -
Manchester -10 2 £475 - 1
Epsom - 2 £400 -
County Antrim - 2 £220 -
Belfast - 2 £220 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £220 -
Reading +8 1 - -
Maidenhead +5 1 £350 -
Crawley -4 1 £260 -46.66%
West Sussex -18 1 £260 -46.66%

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 92 (68.66%) Firewall
2 48 (35.82%) Windows
3 36 (26.87%) ITIL
3 36 (26.87%) VMware
3 36 (26.87%) Load Balancing
4 34 (25.37%) UNIX
4 34 (25.37%) Cisco
5 33 (24.63%) Linux
5 33 (24.63%) Active Directory
6 32 (23.88%) Microsoft
7 31 (23.13%) Java
8 29 (21.64%) Solaris
8 29 (21.64%) Clustering
9 28 (20.90%) SQL Server
10 25 (18.66%) WAN
11 24 (17.91%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
12 23 (17.16%) VPN
12 23 (17.16%) DNS
13 21 (15.67%) Web Services
13 21 (15.67%) SAN
14 20 (14.93%) Internet
14 20 (14.93%) Oracle
14 20 (14.93%) WebSphere
15 19 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (14.18%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (13.43%) Apache
16 18 (13.43%) MPLS
16 18 (13.43%) BGP
17 17 (12.69%) Middleware

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (14.93%) WebSphere
2 18 (13.43%) Apache
3 16 (11.94%) Tomcat
4 15 (11.19%) IIS
5 12 (8.96%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (8.21%) MS Exchange
7 9 (6.72%) nginx
8 8 (5.97%) NetWeaver
8 8 (5.97%) JBoss
9 7 (5.22%) Mule ESB
10 6 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (2.99%) Lync
12 3 (2.24%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (2.24%) MQSeries
12 3 (2.24%) GroupWise
12 3 (2.24%) Moodle
12 3 (2.24%) OpenStack
12 3 (2.24%) Node.js
13 2 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.24%) MS Project
2 3 (2.24%) MS Office
3 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.72%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 92 (68.66%) Firewall
2 25 (18.66%) WAN
3 23 (17.16%) VPN
3 23 (17.16%) DNS
4 21 (15.67%) SAN
5 20 (14.93%) Internet
6 19 (14.18%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (13.43%) MPLS
7 18 (13.43%) BGP
8 17 (12.69%) Reverse Proxy
9 16 (11.94%) Network Security
9 16 (11.94%) HTTP
10 15 (11.19%) LAN
10 15 (11.19%) EIGRP
11 14 (10.45%) NAS
11 14 (10.45%) LDAP
12 13 (9.70%) OSPF
13 11 (8.21%) Wireless
14 10 (7.46%) Kerberos
15 9 (6.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.72%) MySQL
2 9 (6.72%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (5.97%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.97%) DB2
4 6 (4.48%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.48%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.48%) Redis
5 2 (1.49%) Big Data
6 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (5.97%) Gerrit
2 7 (5.22%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.22%) Mercurial
2 7 (5.22%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.22%) Artifactory
2 7 (5.22%) SonarQube
3 6 (4.48%) Introscope
4 3 (2.24%) Ant
4 3 (2.24%) Maven
4 3 (2.24%) JMeter
4 3 (2.24%) Selenium
4 3 (2.24%) Jasmine
4 3 (2.24%) Gradle
4 3 (2.24%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.75%) WebLOAD
5 1 (0.75%) VisualVM
General
1 17 (12.69%) Finance
2 13 (9.70%) Retail
3 10 (7.46%) Banking
4 8 (5.97%) Games
5 3 (2.24%) Local Government
6 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.49%) Legal
6 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.75%) Marketing
7 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Advertising
7 1 (0.75%) Publishing
7 1 (0.75%) Electronics
7 1 (0.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (15.67%) Architect
2 20 (14.93%) Network Engineer
3 11 (8.21%) Analyst
4 10 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (6.72%) Consultant
6 8 (5.97%) Technical Architect
6 8 (5.97%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.22%) Technical Manager
7 7 (5.22%) Security Consultant
8 6 (4.48%) Middleware Engineer
8 6 (4.48%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (4.48%) Technical Project Manager
8 6 (4.48%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Integration Architect
9 5 (3.73%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Design Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.99%) Web Hosting Specialist
10 4 (2.99%) Network Security Consultant
10 4 (2.99%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.67%) Web Services
2 17 (12.69%) Middleware
3 15 (11.19%) .NET
4 13 (9.70%) HTML
4 13 (9.70%) XML
4 13 (9.70%) JSON
5 10 (7.46%) Java EE
5 10 (7.46%) J2EE
6 9 (6.72%) JMS
6 9 (6.72%) LAMP
7 8 (5.97%) REST
7 8 (5.97%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 8 (5.97%) ActiveMQ
7 8 (5.97%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (5.97%) WSDL
7 8 (5.97%) XSD
8 7 (5.22%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (4.48%) SAML
10 5 (3.73%) SailPoint
11 3 (2.24%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.64%) Clustering
2 24 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.46%) Replication
4 8 (5.97%) Open Source
4 8 (5.97%) Celerra
5 7 (5.22%) PKI
6 5 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (2.24%) Thin Client
8 3 (2.24%) CESG
8 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.24%) Fat Client
8 3 (2.24%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.49%) Equities
9 2 (1.49%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.75%) DTV
10 1 (0.75%) Life Science
10 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.75%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 48 (35.82%) Windows
2 34 (25.37%) UNIX
3 33 (24.63%) Linux
4 29 (21.64%) Solaris
5 15 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (11.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (6.72%) Ubuntu
8 9 (6.72%) CentOS
9 5 (3.73%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.73%) Windows Vista
9 5 (3.73%) Android
9 5 (3.73%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.24%) AIX
11 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.49%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.87%) ITIL
1 36 (26.87%) Load Balancing
2 13 (9.70%) Change Management
2 13 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (8.96%) Business Continuity
4 11 (8.21%) Validation
4 11 (8.21%) Migration
4 11 (8.21%) DevOps
5 10 (7.46%) Identity Management
6 9 (6.72%) PRINCE2
6 9 (6.72%) Configuration Management
6 9 (6.72%) Scrum
6 9 (6.72%) Workflow
6 9 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (6.72%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (5.97%) Infrastructure Management
7 8 (5.97%) Network Design
7 8 (5.97%) SOA
8 7 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (23.13%) Java
2 15 (11.19%) Shell Script
3 14 (10.45%) Python
4 9 (6.72%) JavaScript
4 9 (6.72%) Perl
4 9 (6.72%) PHP
4 9 (6.72%) Ruby
4 9 (6.72%) PowerShell
4 9 (6.72%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.73%) Lisp
6 4 (2.99%) C
7 3 (2.24%) SQL
8 2 (1.49%) VBScript
9 1 (0.75%) C#
9 1 (0.75%) C++
9 1 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (17.91%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (11.19%) CCIE
3 12 (8.96%) CCNP
4 11 (8.21%) CISSP
5 6 (4.48%) Degree
6 5 (3.73%) CCDP
6 5 (3.73%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.99%) CCNA
8 3 (2.24%) MCSE
8 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.49%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.49%) CISM
9 2 (1.49%) MCITP
10 1 (0.75%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.49%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 33 (24.63%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.21%) Terminal Services
4 10 (7.46%) vCloud
4 10 (7.46%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.72%) VMware ESX
5 9 (6.72%) Docker
6 8 (5.97%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 8 (5.97%) XenApp
7 5 (3.73%) vSphere
8 3 (2.24%) Terminal Server
8 3 (2.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.24%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.49%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.75%) Firmware
10 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.75%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (6.72%) SCCM
2 8 (5.97%) HAProxy
3 7 (5.22%) ZABBIX
3 7 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.22%) Puppet
3 7 (5.22%) logstash
3 7 (5.22%) Ansible
3 7 (5.22%) Salt
3 7 (5.22%) Kibana
3 7 (5.22%) Rundeck
4 6 (4.48%) CA Wily
4 6 (4.48%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (4.48%) Tivoli
5 5 (3.73%) OPNET
5 5 (3.73%) WSUS
6 4 (2.99%) SCOM
6 4 (2.99%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.24%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 36 (26.87%) VMware
2 34 (25.37%) Cisco
3 32 (23.88%) Microsoft
4 20 (14.93%) Oracle
5 16 (11.94%) Citrix
6 15 (11.19%) CheckPoint
7 13 (9.70%) HP
8 12 (8.96%) SolarWinds
8 12 (8.96%) F5
8 12 (8.96%) IBM
9 10 (7.46%) Red Hat
10 9 (6.72%) SAP
10 9 (6.72%) Google
11 8 (5.97%) Nortel
11 8 (5.97%) Software AG
11 8 (5.97%) EMC
11 8 (5.97%) Sun
12 7 (5.22%) Intel
12 7 (5.22%) TIBCO
13 6 (4.48%) TippingPoint
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4it Recruitment Ltd
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Posted: 20 hours ago
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