The table below looks at the statistics for DMZ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DMZ over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 592 577 565
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -12
Contract jobs citing DMZ 56 50 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.092% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.66% 0.62% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 31
Median daily rate £450 £381 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £458 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.54% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median 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
8530 8022 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.87% 14.78% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5171 4464 3829
Median daily rate £388 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 468 393
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.78 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

DMZ
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DMZ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DMZ within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 55 £450 +16.12% 5
London -8 25 £450 +38.46% 2
Yorkshire +4 12 £395 -5.95% 1
City of London +47 10 £625 +95.31%
South East -4 10 £413 +10.00% 2
West Yorkshire -8 10 £395 -5.95%
Croydon -9 6 £480 +9.71%
Hampshire - 6 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £525 -
Havant - 5 - -
East Midlands - 5 £525 -
Northampton - 4 £525 -
Leeds -13 3 £390 -7.14%
Berkshire -4 2 £440 +25.71% 1
Sheffield - 2 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £450 -
Reading -4 1 - -
Surrey -8 1 £400 -
Worcester - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £335 -
East Sussex - 1 £413 -
Lewes - 1 £413 -
Guildford - 1 £400 -
Caerphilly - 1 £380 -
Coventry - 1 £450 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £380 -
South West - 1 £335 -
Wales - 1 £380 -

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DMZ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DMZ.

1 65 (58.04%) Firewall
2 36 (32.14%) VPN
3 34 (30.36%) Windows
4 26 (23.21%) Internet
4 26 (23.21%) Finance
5 25 (22.32%) Network Security
5 25 (22.32%) Active Directory
6 24 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 23 (20.54%) Cisco
7 23 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (20.54%) Windows Server
8 22 (19.64%) PowerShell
9 21 (18.75%) Data Centre
9 21 (18.75%) LAN
10 20 (17.86%) WAN
11 19 (16.96%) HTTP
11 19 (16.96%) Java
11 19 (16.96%) DevOps
12 18 (16.07%) Docker
12 18 (16.07%) Git (software)
12 18 (16.07%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (16.07%) Linux
12 18 (16.07%) DNS
12 18 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (15.18%) IIS
14 16 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 16 (14.29%) Web Services
14 16 (14.29%) IBM
14 16 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
14 16 (14.29%) Migration

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (15.18%) IIS
2 11 (9.82%) Confluence
3 9 (8.04%) Apache
3 9 (8.04%) Tomcat
4 8 (7.14%) nginx
5 6 (5.36%) JBoss
5 6 (5.36%) Mule ESB
6 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.57%) CMS
8 3 (2.68%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.79%) GroupWise
9 2 (1.79%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (10.71%) IaaS
2 12 (10.71%) PaaS
3 11 (9.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (5.36%) GitHub
5 6 (5.36%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 65 (58.04%) Firewall
2 36 (32.14%) VPN
3 26 (23.21%) Internet
4 25 (22.32%) Network Security
5 21 (18.75%) LAN
6 20 (17.86%) WAN
7 19 (16.96%) HTTP
8 18 (16.07%) DNS
9 16 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
10 14 (12.50%) DHCP
11 12 (10.71%) HTTPS
12 11 (9.82%) MPLS
12 11 (9.82%) Wireless
13 9 (8.04%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (8.04%) IPsec
14 7 (6.25%) LDAP
14 7 (6.25%) OSPF
15 6 (5.36%) BGP
15 6 (5.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (5.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.25%) MySQL
2 7 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (5.36%) DB2
3 6 (5.36%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.36%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.36%) Redis
4 2 (1.79%) GIS
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (16.07%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (9.82%) JIRA
2 11 (9.82%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (8.93%) Jenkins
4 7 (6.25%) Artifactory
4 7 (6.25%) SonarQube
4 7 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (5.36%) Gerrit
5 6 (5.36%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.89%) AppScan
7 1 (0.89%) MSI
General
1 26 (23.21%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Banking
2 8 (7.14%) Law
3 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.46%) Retail
5 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.79%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.89%) French Language
6 1 (0.89%) German Language
6 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Local Government
6 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (17.86%) Network Engineer
2 15 (13.39%) Consultant
3 14 (12.50%) Architect
4 11 (9.82%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (7.14%) Azure Consultant
5 8 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
6 7 (6.25%) Developer
6 7 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Security Architect
8 5 (4.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Network Architect
8 5 (4.46%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.57%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.29%) Web Services
2 15 (13.39%) .NET
3 10 (8.93%) XML
4 9 (8.04%) JSON
5 8 (7.14%) LAMP
6 7 (6.25%) HTML
6 7 (6.25%) J2EE
6 7 (6.25%) LAPP Stack
6 7 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (5.36%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (4.46%) 802.1X
8 5 (4.46%) WCF
8 5 (4.46%) XSLT
9 4 (3.57%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.57%) Entity Framework
9 4 (3.57%) LINQ
9 4 (3.57%) REST
9 4 (3.57%) SAML
10 3 (2.68%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.46%) PKI
3 4 (3.57%) Clustering
4 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.68%) Statistics
4 3 (2.68%) User Experience
5 2 (1.79%) BYOD
5 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.79%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.89%) DataPower
6 1 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.89%) Equities
6 1 (0.89%) Eurex
6 1 (0.89%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.89%) NGOSS
6 1 (0.89%) Replication
6 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (30.36%) Windows
2 23 (20.54%) Windows Server
3 18 (16.07%) Linux
4 10 (8.93%) Unix
5 8 (7.14%) CentOS
5 8 (7.14%) Ubuntu
6 7 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.68%) Android
9 3 (2.68%) Solaris
9 3 (2.68%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.68%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.79%) AIX
10 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (16.96%) DevOps
3 18 (16.07%) Continuous Delivery
3 18 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (14.29%) High Availability
4 16 (14.29%) Migration
5 14 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 13 (11.61%) BDD
6 13 (11.61%) Server Building
6 13 (11.61%) TDD
7 10 (8.93%) Data Security
8 9 (8.04%) Network Design
9 8 (7.14%) ITIL
9 8 (7.14%) Scrum
10 7 (6.25%) OWASP
11 6 (5.36%) Identity Management
11 6 (5.36%) Network Architecture
11 6 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (4.46%) Security Architecture
12 5 (4.46%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.64%) PowerShell
2 19 (16.96%) Java
3 15 (13.39%) Python
4 13 (11.61%) Perl
5 9 (8.04%) Bash Shell
6 8 (7.14%) PHP
7 7 (6.25%) C
7 7 (6.25%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.36%) Ruby
8 6 (5.36%) VBScript
9 4 (3.57%) C#
9 4 (3.57%) C++
9 4 (3.57%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.89%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (13.39%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.82%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (8.04%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.25%) CISSP
5 6 (5.36%) CCNP
6 4 (3.57%) CCNA
7 3 (2.68%) CISM
7 3 (2.68%) Degree
8 2 (1.79%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.79%) CCDP
8 2 (1.79%) CCIE
8 2 (1.79%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.79%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.79%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.89%) CEH
9 1 (0.89%) GIAC
9 1 (0.89%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.89%) MCSA
9 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (22.32%) Active Directory
2 18 (16.07%) Docker
3 7 (6.25%) vCloud
3 7 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.68%) DFS Replication
5 2 (1.79%) Firmware
6 1 (0.89%) NFS
6 1 (0.89%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (14.29%) Puppet
2 8 (7.14%) Ansible
2 8 (7.14%) Rundeck
2 8 (7.14%) Salt
3 7 (6.25%) Kibana
3 7 (6.25%) logstash
3 7 (6.25%) ZABBIX
4 6 (5.36%) HAProxy
4 6 (5.36%) SCCM
5 3 (2.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (2.68%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.89%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.89%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.89%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.89%) Nagios
7 1 (0.89%) OPNET
7 1 (0.89%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 24 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 23 (20.54%) Cisco
3 16 (14.29%) IBM
3 16 (14.29%) VMware
4 15 (13.39%) F5
5 14 (12.50%) Splunk
6 12 (10.71%) Red Hat
7 10 (8.93%) Palo Alto
8 9 (8.04%) Juniper
9 8 (7.14%) CheckPoint
9 8 (7.14%) Google
9 8 (7.14%) Oracle
10 7 (6.25%) Black Duck
10 7 (6.25%) Fortinet
10 7 (6.25%) Sonatype
10 7 (6.25%) Veracode
11 6 (5.36%) HP
12 5 (4.46%) CA
13 4 (3.57%) Dell
13 4 (3.57%) Sybase