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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 523 523 536
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs citing DMZ 84 55 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.11% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 0.79% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 30 18
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£360 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £226 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £478 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £38.75 - £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 - £33.50

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
8118 6995 8016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.23% 13.46% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4655 3850 3842
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £223 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 473 605
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 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 28 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 21 November 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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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 78 £360 -10.00% 6
London 0 27 £418 - 1
North West +5 17 £330 +46.01% 1
South East -9 17 £600 - 4
Manchester - 12 £360 - 1
Yorkshire -1 11 £325 -22.38%
City of London +13 10 £425 -2.29%
West Yorkshire +8 10 £325 -3.70%
Berkshire +4 5 - - 2
Leeds -6 5 £325 -3.70%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £463 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £250 -
Scotland - 3 £250 -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Bury - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 82 (55.03%) Firewall
2 63 (42.28%) Windows
3 52 (34.90%) Active Directory
4 51 (34.23%) Cisco
5 44 (29.53%) Microsoft
5 44 (29.53%) Migration
6 41 (27.52%) Linux
7 37 (24.83%) WAN
8 36 (24.16%) UNIX
9 34 (22.82%) LAN
10 32 (21.48%) HP
11 25 (16.78%) VMware
12 24 (16.11%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (16.11%) ITIL
12 24 (16.11%) Network Security
13 23 (15.44%) Cisco ASA
13 23 (15.44%) CCNP
13 23 (15.44%) BGP
14 22 (14.77%) Red Hat
14 22 (14.77%) CheckPoint
14 22 (14.77%) Internet
14 22 (14.77%) WLAN
14 22 (14.77%) NAS
14 22 (14.77%) Lync
15 21 (14.09%) MS Exchange
15 21 (14.09%) Oracle
15 21 (14.09%) EIGRP
16 20 (13.42%) DNS
17 19 (12.75%) MPLS
17 19 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 22 (14.77%) Lync
2 21 (14.09%) MS Exchange
3 18 (12.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (9.40%) IIS
5 10 (6.71%) Office Communications Server
6 8 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (4.70%) SharePoint
8 6 (4.03%) Apache
9 5 (3.36%) WebSphere
10 4 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (2.68%) nginx
11 3 (2.01%) Tomcat
11 3 (2.01%) JBoss
12 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.67%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 17 (11.41%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.36%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.01%) MS Office
4 2 (1.34%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.34%) Office 365
3 2 (1.34%) IaaS
3 2 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.67%) SaaS
4 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (55.03%) Firewall
2 37 (24.83%) WAN
3 34 (22.82%) LAN
4 24 (16.11%) Network Security
5 23 (15.44%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (15.44%) BGP
6 22 (14.77%) Internet
6 22 (14.77%) NAS
6 22 (14.77%) WLAN
7 21 (14.09%) EIGRP
8 20 (13.42%) DNS
9 19 (12.75%) MPLS
10 18 (12.08%) FTP
11 17 (11.41%) HTTPS
12 16 (10.74%) SAN
13 13 (8.72%) TCP/IP
14 12 (8.05%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (7.38%) Wireless
16 10 (6.71%) DHCP
16 10 (6.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.34%) DB2
2 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.34%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.34%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.34%) Redis
2 2 (1.34%) MySQL
3 1 (0.67%) Big Data
3 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.34%) Mercurial
1 2 (1.34%) Gerrit
1 2 (1.34%) Artifactory
1 2 (1.34%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.67%) PhantomJS
2 1 (0.67%) VisualVM
2 1 (0.67%) GCC
2 1 (0.67%) Jasmine
2 1 (0.67%) Gradle
2 1 (0.67%) Ant
2 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.67%) JMeter
2 1 (0.67%) Maven
2 1 (0.67%) Selenium
General
1 16 (10.74%) Finance
2 11 (7.38%) Retail
3 10 (6.71%) Banking
4 5 (3.36%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.68%) Publishing
6 3 (2.01%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.67%) Advertising
8 1 (0.67%) Law
8 1 (0.67%) Legal
8 1 (0.67%) International Banking
8 1 (0.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 22 (14.77%) Consultant
2 19 (12.75%) Network Engineer
3 18 (12.08%) Analyst
4 14 (9.40%) Architect
5 10 (6.71%) Server Engineer
6 9 (6.04%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (6.04%) Network Analyst
7 8 (5.37%) Administrator
7 8 (5.37%) Project Leader
7 8 (5.37%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (5.37%) Security Engineer
7 8 (5.37%) Technical Project Leader
7 8 (5.37%) Network Specialist
8 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.70%) Design Engineer
8 7 (4.70%) Security Analyst
8 7 (4.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.70%) UNIX Administrator
9 6 (4.03%) Network Security Analyst
10 5 (3.36%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.36%) Web Services
1 5 (3.36%) Middleware
2 3 (2.01%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.34%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.34%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (1.34%) JMS
3 2 (1.34%) LAMP
3 2 (1.34%) XML
3 2 (1.34%) HTML
3 2 (1.34%) .NET
4 1 (0.67%) J2EE
4 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.67%) CSS
4 1 (0.67%) JSP
4 1 (0.67%) XSD
4 1 (0.67%) XSLT
4 1 (0.67%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.67%) ISPF
4 1 (0.67%) Java EE
4 1 (0.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.04%) Clustering
2 8 (5.37%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.36%) SecurID
4 5 (3.36%) PKI
5 4 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.01%) Life Science
7 2 (1.34%) Blog
7 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.34%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.34%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.34%) DataPower
7 2 (1.34%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.67%) Open Source
8 1 (0.67%) iPad
8 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.67%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.67%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 63 (42.28%) Windows
2 41 (27.52%) Linux
3 36 (24.16%) UNIX
4 19 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (11.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (11.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.04%) Solaris
6 9 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.36%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.01%) AIX
8 3 (2.01%) Android
9 2 (1.34%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.34%) CentOS
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (29.53%) Migration
2 24 (16.11%) ITIL
3 15 (10.07%) Load Balancing
4 11 (7.38%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (6.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (6.71%) Network Design
6 7 (4.70%) Workflow
6 7 (4.70%) Change Management
6 7 (4.70%) E-Commerce
6 7 (4.70%) Configuration Management
6 7 (4.70%) TOGAF
7 6 (4.03%) Project Management
8 5 (3.36%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.36%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (3.36%) Validation
8 5 (3.36%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.36%) High Availability
8 5 (3.36%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (2.68%) Line Management
9 4 (2.68%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.75%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.41%) Shell Script
3 15 (10.07%) AWK
3 15 (10.07%) Korn
3 15 (10.07%) sed
4 12 (8.05%) SQL
5 10 (6.71%) Lisp
6 6 (4.03%) Java
7 5 (3.36%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.68%) Perl
9 3 (2.01%) VB
9 3 (2.01%) Python
10 2 (1.34%) PHP
10 2 (1.34%) Ruby
11 1 (0.67%) JCL
11 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.67%) C
11 1 (0.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (16.11%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (15.44%) CCNP
3 12 (8.05%) Degree
4 9 (6.04%) CCDP
5 8 (5.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (5.37%) CCNA
6 7 (4.70%) MCSE
6 7 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (4.03%) CISM
7 6 (4.03%) CISSP
7 6 (4.03%) Security Cleared
8 5 (3.36%) CCSE
9 4 (2.68%) CCSA
9 4 (2.68%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.01%) RHCE
10 3 (2.01%) MCSA
11 2 (1.34%) PhD
11 2 (1.34%) CCIE
11 2 (1.34%) CCIP
11 2 (1.34%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.38%) QA
2 3 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.34%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (34.90%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.07%) vSphere
4 7 (4.70%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.36%) DFS Replication
6 5 (3.36%) Firmware
7 3 (2.01%) Terminal Server
7 3 (2.01%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.01%) XenApp
8 2 (1.34%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.34%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.34%) vCloud
8 2 (1.34%) Docker
9 1 (0.67%) UAG
9 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (6.04%) OPNET
2 8 (5.37%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (4.70%) SCCM
3 7 (4.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (3.36%) SCVMM
4 5 (3.36%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.34%) Puppet
6 2 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.34%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.34%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.34%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (1.34%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.34%) logstash
6 2 (1.34%) Salt
6 2 (1.34%) Kibana
6 2 (1.34%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.34%) Ansible
7 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 51 (34.23%) Cisco
2 44 (29.53%) Microsoft
3 32 (21.48%) HP
4 25 (16.78%) VMware
5 22 (14.77%) Red Hat
5 22 (14.77%) CheckPoint
6 21 (14.09%) Oracle
7 18 (12.08%) F5
8 15 (10.07%) TippingPoint
9 14 (9.40%) SolarWinds
10 12 (8.05%) Avaya
10 12 (8.05%) BMC
10 12 (8.05%) Blue Coat
11 10 (6.71%) Dell
12 9 (6.04%) Citrix
12 9 (6.04%) NetApp
13 8 (5.37%) Nortel
13 8 (5.37%) Sun
14 7 (4.70%) EMC
14 7 (4.70%) IBM