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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 550 559 551
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing DMZ 70 52 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.095% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.89% 0.68% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 28 9
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£420 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 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 31 July 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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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 -2 69 £423 +7.30% 4
Yorkshire 0 29 £360 +10.76% 1
London +13 28 £450 - 3
Leeds -1 28 £360 +10.76% 1
West Yorkshire -1 28 £360 +10.76% 1
City of London 0 12 £475 +2.70%
South East -23 8 £478 +27.33%
Berkshire +2 6 £530 +76.66%
Croydon - 3 £450 -
North West -27 2 £463 +8.82%
Maidenhead - 2 £350 -
Bedfordshire +10 1 £350 -17.64%
Luton +9 1 £350 -
East of England -1 1 £350 -17.64%
West Sussex -8 1 - -
Basingstoke -9 1 £425 +21.42%
Cheshire -10 1 £463 -
Merseyside -11 1 - -
Scotland -11 1 £350 -6.66%
Hampshire -12 1 £425 +21.42%
Sheffield - 1 £450 -
Horsham - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £463 -
Edinburgh - 1 £350 -

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 91 (65.94%) Firewall
2 55 (39.86%) Cisco
3 45 (32.61%) Windows
4 43 (31.16%) VMware
5 41 (29.71%) Microsoft
6 38 (27.54%) VPN
6 38 (27.54%) WAN
7 36 (26.09%) CheckPoint
8 31 (22.46%) Active Directory
9 30 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (21.74%) DNS
9 30 (21.74%) BGP
10 28 (20.29%) Internet
10 28 (20.29%) UNIX
10 28 (20.29%) Load Balancing
11 27 (19.57%) Data Centre
12 26 (18.84%) Cisco ASA
12 26 (18.84%) Solaris
12 26 (18.84%) ITIL
13 25 (18.12%) Linux
14 24 (17.39%) Java
14 24 (17.39%) SQL Server
14 24 (17.39%) MPLS
14 24 (17.39%) Clustering
14 24 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 24 (17.39%) Network Security
15 23 (16.67%) SAN
15 23 (16.67%) CCNP
16 22 (15.94%) TCP/IP
16 22 (15.94%) Tomcat

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (15.94%) Tomcat
2 19 (13.77%) IIS
2 19 (13.77%) Apache
3 12 (8.70%) JBoss
3 12 (8.70%) WebSphere
3 12 (8.70%) nginx
4 10 (7.25%) MS Exchange
5 7 (5.07%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (5.07%) Mule ESB
6 6 (4.35%) Lync
6 6 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.35%) Node.js
7 4 (2.90%) OpenStack
8 3 (2.17%) Jetty
8 3 (2.17%) GroupWise
8 3 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (2.17%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (2.17%) MQSeries
8 3 (2.17%) Moodle
8 3 (2.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.62%) MS Office
3 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.45%) Office 365
4 1 (0.72%) GitHub
4 1 (0.72%) IaaS
4 1 (0.72%) SaaS
4 1 (0.72%) PaaS
4 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 91 (65.94%) Firewall
2 38 (27.54%) WAN
2 38 (27.54%) VPN
3 30 (21.74%) DNS
3 30 (21.74%) BGP
4 28 (20.29%) Internet
5 26 (18.84%) Cisco ASA
6 24 (17.39%) Network Security
6 24 (17.39%) MPLS
7 23 (16.67%) SAN
8 22 (15.94%) TCP/IP
9 21 (15.22%) LAN
10 20 (14.49%) OSPF
10 20 (14.49%) EIGRP
11 18 (13.04%) Wireless
12 15 (10.87%) NAS
13 13 (9.42%) IPsec
14 12 (8.70%) HTTP
14 12 (8.70%) Spanning Tree
15 11 (7.97%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (8.70%) MySQL
3 8 (5.80%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.35%) Redis
5 2 (1.45%) Big Data
5 2 (1.45%) DB2
6 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (8.70%) Gerrit
2 11 (7.97%) Jenkins
3 10 (7.25%) Artifactory
3 10 (7.25%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.25%) Mercurial
4 7 (5.07%) SonarQube
5 6 (4.35%) Jasmine
5 6 (4.35%) Gradle
5 6 (4.35%) PhantomJS
5 6 (4.35%) Maven
5 6 (4.35%) Selenium
5 6 (4.35%) Ant
5 6 (4.35%) Introscope
5 6 (4.35%) JMeter
6 3 (2.17%) CruiseControl
6 3 (2.17%) Subversion
6 3 (2.17%) PVCS
6 3 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (2.17%) ClearCase
6 3 (2.17%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (9.42%) Banking
2 12 (8.70%) Finance
3 8 (5.80%) Retail
4 6 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.90%) Advertising
6 2 (1.45%) Publishing
6 2 (1.45%) Games
6 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Local Government
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Electronics
7 1 (0.72%) Law
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (26.81%) Network Engineer
2 17 (12.32%) Architect
3 13 (9.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (8.70%) Analyst
5 11 (7.97%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (7.25%) Technical Architect
6 10 (7.25%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.35%) Server Engineer
7 6 (4.35%) Network Support
8 5 (3.62%) Technical Manager
8 5 (3.62%) Senior Network Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) Network Design Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Windows Server Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Consultant
8 5 (3.62%) Design Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) Network Analyst
9 4 (2.90%) Network Support Analyst
9 4 (2.90%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.49%) Web Services
2 13 (9.42%) Java EE
3 12 (8.70%) LAMP
3 12 (8.70%) J2EE
4 10 (7.25%) HTML
4 10 (7.25%) .NET
5 9 (6.52%) 802.1X
6 7 (5.07%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (5.07%) JSON
6 7 (5.07%) XMPP
6 7 (5.07%) XML
7 6 (4.35%) JMS
7 6 (4.35%) SAML
7 6 (4.35%) jQuery
8 5 (3.62%) JMX
9 4 (2.90%) Servlets
9 4 (2.90%) Apache Flex
10 3 (2.17%) WebSockets
10 3 (2.17%) CSS
11 2 (1.45%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.57%) Data Centre
2 24 (17.39%) Clustering
3 17 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.97%) Replication
5 8 (5.80%) Celerra
5 8 (5.80%) EMC VNX
6 7 (5.07%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (5.07%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (5.07%) PKI
7 5 (3.62%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.90%) Thin Client
8 4 (2.90%) CESG
8 4 (2.90%) Fat Client
9 3 (2.17%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (2.17%) Tandem
9 3 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.45%) Equities
10 2 (1.45%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.72%) DataPower
11 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 45 (32.61%) Windows
2 28 (20.29%) UNIX
3 26 (18.84%) Solaris
4 25 (18.12%) Linux
5 17 (12.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (9.42%) Ubuntu
7 13 (9.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (8.70%) CentOS
9 7 (5.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.07%) AIX
10 5 (3.62%) Windows XP
10 5 (3.62%) Windows Vista
10 5 (3.62%) Android
10 5 (3.62%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.90%) HPUX
12 3 (2.17%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.29%) Load Balancing
2 26 (18.84%) ITIL
3 17 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (12.32%) DevOps
4 15 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (10.14%) Change Management
5 14 (10.14%) Migration
6 13 (9.42%) Scrum
6 13 (9.42%) Business Continuity
6 13 (9.42%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (8.70%) PRINCE2
8 11 (7.97%) Configuration Management
9 9 (6.52%) Network Design
9 9 (6.52%) Infrastructure Management
10 8 (5.80%) Change Control
11 7 (5.07%) OWASP
11 7 (5.07%) Risk Management
11 7 (5.07%) Security Patching
12 6 (4.35%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.39%) Java
2 21 (15.22%) Python
3 15 (10.87%) JavaScript
3 15 (10.87%) Perl
4 14 (10.14%) PowerShell
5 13 (9.42%) Ruby
6 12 (8.70%) Bash Shell
6 12 (8.70%) PHP
7 11 (7.97%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.62%) Lisp
9 4 (2.90%) SQL
9 4 (2.90%) VBScript
9 4 (2.90%) C++
10 1 (0.72%) R
10 1 (0.72%) C
10 1 (0.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (16.67%) CCNP
3 14 (10.14%) CCNA
4 11 (7.97%) Security Cleared
5 9 (6.52%) CCIE
6 8 (5.80%) CCSA
7 7 (5.07%) MCSE
7 7 (5.07%) Degree
7 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.62%) CCDP
8 5 (3.62%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.90%) MCITP
10 3 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (2.17%) CISSP
10 3 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.72%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.72%) CCSE
11 1 (0.72%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.45%) COBIT
1 2 (1.45%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (22.46%) Active Directory
2 24 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.70%) vCloud
3 12 (8.70%) Docker
4 11 (7.97%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.97%) Terminal Services
5 8 (5.80%) VMware ESX
5 8 (5.80%) XenApp
5 8 (5.80%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 8 (5.80%) vSphere
6 4 (2.90%) NFS
6 4 (2.90%) VirtualBox
6 4 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.45%) Firmware
8 1 (0.72%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.72%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 14 (10.14%) SCCM
2 11 (7.97%) Puppet
2 11 (7.97%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (7.97%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (7.97%) HAProxy
3 8 (5.80%) Ansible
3 8 (5.80%) Salt
4 7 (5.07%) Kibana
4 7 (5.07%) Rundeck
4 7 (5.07%) logstash
4 7 (5.07%) ZABBIX
4 7 (5.07%) WSUS
5 6 (4.35%) CA Wily
6 5 (3.62%) OPNET
7 4 (2.90%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (2.90%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (2.90%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 55 (39.86%) Cisco
2 43 (31.16%) VMware
3 41 (29.71%) Microsoft
4 36 (26.09%) CheckPoint
5 21 (15.22%) HP
6 16 (11.59%) Oracle
6 16 (11.59%) Citrix
7 14 (10.14%) F5
8 13 (9.42%) SolarWinds
8 13 (9.42%) Red Hat
9 12 (8.70%) Google
10 9 (6.52%) NetApp
10 9 (6.52%) IBM
11 8 (5.80%) EMC
11 8 (5.80%) Juniper
11 8 (5.80%) Nortel
12 7 (5.07%) Sun
13 6 (4.35%) Blue Coat
13 6 (4.35%) Brocade
13 6 (4.35%) TippingPoint