The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 550 522 550
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +28
Contract jobs citing DMZ 46 29 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.060% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 0.39% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 10 13
Average daily rate £425 £400 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £257 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7301 7394 9291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.98% 15.25% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3859 3673 4348
Average daily rate £360 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 578 616
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -31 45 £425 +6.25% 10
London -5 23 £428 +6.87% 7
South East -21 10 £400 - 3
City of London -3 8 £425 +21.42%
North West - 6 £333 -
Cheshire - 5 £333 -
Crawley +1 4 £488 +21.87% 2
West Sussex -7 4 £488 +21.87% 2
Berkshire - 3 £330 -
East of England -34 2 £425 -
East Midlands -10 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £265 -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Haywards Heath - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Luton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Farnborough - - - -

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 57 (51.35%) Firewall
2 43 (38.74%) Windows
3 42 (37.84%) Cisco
4 37 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 33 (29.73%) Microsoft
6 32 (28.83%) LAN
7 31 (27.93%) UNIX
7 31 (27.93%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (27.03%) WAN
9 29 (26.13%) CCNP
10 28 (25.23%) BGP
10 28 (25.23%) SSL
10 28 (25.23%) DNS
11 26 (23.42%) Active Directory
12 25 (22.52%) Middleware
12 25 (22.52%) Clustering
13 24 (21.62%) Change Management
14 22 (19.82%) Finance
15 21 (18.92%) VLAN
15 21 (18.92%) Mainframe
15 21 (18.92%) Juniper
15 21 (18.92%) TCP/IP
16 19 (17.12%) EIGRP
16 19 (17.12%) CheckPoint
16 19 (17.12%) VPN
16 19 (17.12%) GIS
17 18 (16.22%) VMware
17 18 (16.22%) Banking
17 18 (16.22%) FTP
18 17 (15.32%) DHCP

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 13 (11.71%) Gentran
2 5 (4.50%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (3.60%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.60%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.70%) Lync
4 3 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.70%) IIS
5 2 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.80%) Apache
5 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.90%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.90%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 9 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.60%) MS Office
3 3 (2.70%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Office 365
1 1 (0.90%) IaaS
1 1 (0.90%) SaaS
1 1 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (51.35%) Firewall
2 32 (28.83%) LAN
3 30 (27.03%) WAN
4 28 (25.23%) BGP
4 28 (25.23%) SSL
4 28 (25.23%) DNS
5 21 (18.92%) VLAN
5 21 (18.92%) TCP/IP
6 19 (17.12%) EIGRP
6 19 (17.12%) VPN
7 18 (16.22%) FTP
8 17 (15.32%) DHCP
8 17 (15.32%) Internet
9 16 (14.41%) Network Security
10 12 (10.81%) HSRP
11 11 (9.91%) LDAP
11 11 (9.91%) VoIP
11 11 (9.91%) WLAN
11 11 (9.91%) OSPF
12 10 (9.01%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.90%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.90%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (3.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (2.70%) Maven
3 1 (0.90%) Gradle
3 1 (0.90%) WebLOAD
General
1 22 (19.82%) Finance
2 18 (16.22%) Banking
3 7 (6.31%) Legal
4 6 (5.41%) Law
5 5 (4.50%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.60%) Retail
6 4 (3.60%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.60%) Games
6 4 (3.60%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.80%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.90%) Publishing
8 1 (0.90%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.90%) French Language
Job Titles
1 20 (18.02%) Architect
2 19 (17.12%) Analyst
3 16 (14.41%) Network Engineer
4 13 (11.71%) Network Analyst
5 8 (7.21%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (7.21%) Senior Network Analyst
5 8 (7.21%) Network Architect
6 7 (6.31%) Security Architect
7 6 (5.41%) Security Designer
7 6 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (5.41%) Security Engineer
7 6 (5.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 6 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.41%) Consultant
7 6 (5.41%) Designer
7 6 (5.41%) Middleware Specialist
8 5 (4.50%) Voice Analyst
8 5 (4.50%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.50%) Infrastructure Designer
9 3 (2.70%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.52%) Middleware
2 16 (14.41%) ISPF
3 8 (7.21%) SAML
3 8 (7.21%) OAuth
4 6 (5.41%) Web Services
5 5 (4.50%) HTML
6 4 (3.60%) JSON
6 4 (3.60%) .NET
7 3 (2.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (2.70%) HTML5
7 3 (2.70%) jQuery
7 3 (2.70%) CSS
7 3 (2.70%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.70%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.70%) WCF
7 3 (2.70%) WF
7 3 (2.70%) LINQ
8 2 (1.80%) XML
8 2 (1.80%) XSD
8 2 (1.80%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.52%) Clustering
2 21 (18.92%) Mainframe
3 19 (17.12%) GIS
4 10 (9.01%) PKI
5 9 (8.11%) Firmware
6 6 (5.41%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.60%) SecurID
7 4 (3.60%) e-Health
7 4 (3.60%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.80%) DataPower
8 2 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.90%) Open Source
9 1 (0.90%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.90%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.90%) Replication
9 1 (0.90%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 43 (38.74%) Windows
2 31 (27.93%) UNIX
3 17 (15.32%) AIX
4 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (10.81%) Linux
5 10 (9.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.60%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 24 (21.62%) Change Management
3 16 (14.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (13.51%) Network Design
5 14 (12.61%) ITIL
6 13 (11.71%) Network Management
7 10 (9.01%) Incident Management
7 10 (9.01%) Migration
7 10 (9.01%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (7.21%) Project Management
8 8 (7.21%) Low Latency
8 8 (7.21%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (7.21%) High Availability
9 7 (6.31%) Configuration Management
9 7 (6.31%) Identity Management
10 6 (5.41%) E-Commerce
11 5 (4.50%) Release Management
11 5 (4.50%) SOA
11 5 (4.50%) B2B
11 5 (4.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.32%) Shell Script
2 16 (14.41%) JCL
3 6 (5.41%) C
3 6 (5.41%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.50%) Python
4 5 (4.50%) VBScript
4 5 (4.50%) VB
5 4 (3.60%) Java
5 4 (3.60%) SQL
6 2 (1.80%) Perl
6 2 (1.80%) PHP
7 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.90%) XPath
Qualifications
1 31 (27.93%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (26.13%) CCNP
3 11 (9.91%) Degree
4 8 (7.21%) CCNA
5 5 (4.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.80%) JNCIP
6 2 (1.80%) MCSE
6 2 (1.80%) CCIE
6 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.80%) CISSP
7 1 (0.90%) CCEE
7 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.90%) RHCE
7 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.90%) CCA
7 1 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) SLA
1 5 (4.50%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) COBIT
System Software
1 26 (23.42%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.41%) VMware ESX
4 5 (4.50%) XenApp
5 3 (2.70%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.80%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.80%) vSphere
7 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.90%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.90%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (8.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 7 (6.31%) CiscoWorks
3 6 (5.41%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (3.60%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.80%) SCCM
5 2 (1.80%) Cacti
5 2 (1.80%) Puppet
5 2 (1.80%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.90%) SCOM
6 1 (0.90%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.90%) Nagios
6 1 (0.90%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.90%) OpenView
6 1 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (37.84%) Cisco
2 33 (29.73%) Microsoft
3 21 (18.92%) Juniper
4 19 (17.12%) CheckPoint
5 18 (16.22%) VMware
6 16 (14.41%) F5
7 13 (11.71%) SolarWinds
8 9 (8.11%) Citrix
9 7 (6.31%) Oracle
9 7 (6.31%) CA
10 6 (5.41%) IBM
10 6 (5.41%) Riverbed
11 5 (4.50%) Tumbleweed
11 5 (4.50%) Axway
12 4 (3.60%) Blue Coat
12 4 (3.60%) SAP
12 4 (3.60%) McAfee
13 3 (2.70%) HP
14 2 (1.80%) NetScout
14 2 (1.80%) Mitel
Enfield, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago