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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 539 532 558
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +26
Contract jobs citing DMZ 64 54 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 0.74% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 30 4
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£420 £410 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +21.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £496 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 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
7831 7340 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.22% 13.66% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4398 3980 3587
Average daily rate £355 £359 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 389 523
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.41 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 2 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 18 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 2 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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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 +1 64 £420 +2.43% 30
West Yorkshire +20 27 £374 +15.00% 1
Yorkshire +6 27 £374 +4.91% 1
Leeds +5 27 £374 +15.00% 1
London +11 26 £425 -2.85% 13
South East -31 9 £425 +41.66% 10
Berkshire +6 5 £550 +83.33% 1
City of London -6 4 £463 +8.82% 5
Surrey +1 3 £400 -27.27% 2
Croydon - 2 £444 - 1
Epsom - 2 £400 -
Reading +8 1 - - 1
Basingstoke +7 1 £425 +21.42%
Cheshire -4 1 £463 -
Hampshire -6 1 £425 +21.42% 3
North West -20 1 £463 +8.82% 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £463 -

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 93 (69.40%) Firewall
2 47 (35.07%) Cisco
3 44 (32.84%) VMware
4 40 (29.85%) Microsoft
5 37 (27.61%) Windows
6 34 (25.37%) VPN
7 32 (23.88%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (23.13%) WAN
9 29 (21.64%) DNS
9 29 (21.64%) Load Balancing
10 27 (20.15%) Internet
11 26 (19.40%) Active Directory
11 26 (19.40%) SQL Server
11 26 (19.40%) ITIL
11 26 (19.40%) UNIX
11 26 (19.40%) Clustering
12 25 (18.66%) CheckPoint
12 25 (18.66%) Data Centre
13 24 (17.91%) Network Security
13 24 (17.91%) Java
13 24 (17.91%) Solaris
14 23 (17.16%) SAN
14 23 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 23 (17.16%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (16.42%) Linux
15 22 (16.42%) BGP
16 21 (15.67%) Tomcat
17 20 (14.93%) Python
17 20 (14.93%) Web Services
17 20 (14.93%) CCNP

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 21 (15.67%) Tomcat
2 18 (13.43%) Apache
3 15 (11.19%) IIS
4 14 (10.45%) WebSphere
5 11 (8.21%) JBoss
5 11 (8.21%) MS Exchange
5 11 (8.21%) nginx
6 8 (5.97%) Mule ESB
7 7 (5.22%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (4.48%) Lync
8 6 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (2.99%) Node.js
9 4 (2.99%) OpenStack
9 4 (2.99%) NetWeaver
10 3 (2.24%) GroupWise
10 3 (2.24%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (2.24%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (2.24%) MQSeries
10 3 (2.24%) Moodle
11 1 (0.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.73%) MS Office
3 3 (2.24%) MS Project
4 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.21%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.49%) Office 365
4 1 (0.75%) GitHub
4 1 (0.75%) IaaS
4 1 (0.75%) SaaS
4 1 (0.75%) PaaS
4 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 93 (69.40%) Firewall
2 34 (25.37%) VPN
3 31 (23.13%) WAN
4 29 (21.64%) DNS
5 27 (20.15%) Internet
6 24 (17.91%) Network Security
7 23 (17.16%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (17.16%) SAN
8 22 (16.42%) BGP
9 19 (14.18%) MPLS
10 18 (13.43%) EIGRP
11 15 (11.19%) TCP/IP
11 15 (11.19%) NAS
12 14 (10.45%) HTTP
12 14 (10.45%) LAN
12 14 (10.45%) Wireless
12 14 (10.45%) OSPF
13 11 (8.21%) LDAP
13 11 (8.21%) VPLS
14 10 (7.46%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.40%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.21%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (8.21%) MySQL
3 8 (5.97%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.22%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.22%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.22%) Redis
5 4 (2.99%) DB2
6 2 (1.49%) Big Data
7 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (8.21%) Gerrit
2 10 (7.46%) Jenkins
3 9 (6.72%) Artifactory
3 9 (6.72%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.72%) Mercurial
4 8 (5.97%) SonarQube
5 6 (4.48%) Introscope
6 4 (2.99%) JMeter
6 4 (2.99%) Ant
6 4 (2.99%) Maven
6 4 (2.99%) Selenium
6 4 (2.99%) PhantomJS
6 4 (2.99%) Jasmine
6 4 (2.99%) Gradle
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.75%) VisualVM
7 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.75%) JIRA
7 1 (0.75%) Hudson
General
1 14 (10.45%) Finance
2 9 (6.72%) Retail
3 8 (5.97%) Games
4 6 (4.48%) Banking
4 6 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.24%) Local Government
6 2 (1.49%) Legal
6 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.75%) Publishing
7 1 (0.75%) Electronics
7 1 (0.75%) Law
7 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (23.88%) Network Engineer
2 18 (13.43%) Architect
3 14 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (8.96%) Analyst
5 10 (7.46%) Technical Architect
6 9 (6.72%) Consultant
7 8 (5.97%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.97%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) Security Consultant
8 7 (5.22%) Technical Manager
9 6 (4.48%) Network Support
9 6 (4.48%) Technical Project Manager
10 5 (3.73%) Design Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Network Design Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Server Engineer
11 4 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (2.99%) Security Engineer
11 4 (2.99%) Network Security Consultant
11 4 (2.99%) Web Hosting Specialist
11 4 (2.99%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.93%) Web Services
2 13 (9.70%) J2EE
3 12 (8.96%) .NET
4 11 (8.21%) LAMP
4 11 (8.21%) Java EE
5 10 (7.46%) HTML
6 9 (6.72%) XML
6 9 (6.72%) JSON
7 8 (5.97%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (5.97%) JMS
8 6 (4.48%) SAML
8 6 (4.48%) XMPP
9 5 (3.73%) JMX
10 4 (2.99%) WSDL
10 4 (2.99%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (2.99%) Middleware
10 4 (2.99%) XSD
10 4 (2.99%) Servlets
10 4 (2.99%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (2.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.40%) Clustering
2 25 (18.66%) Data Centre
3 13 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.46%) Replication
5 8 (5.97%) Celerra
5 8 (5.97%) EMC VNX
6 7 (5.22%) PKI
7 6 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.99%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.99%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.99%) Thin Client
8 4 (2.99%) CESG
9 3 (2.24%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (2.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.49%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.49%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.49%) Equities
11 1 (0.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 37 (27.61%) Windows
2 26 (19.40%) UNIX
3 24 (17.91%) Solaris
4 22 (16.42%) Linux
5 15 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (8.96%) Ubuntu
7 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (8.21%) CentOS
9 7 (5.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.22%) AIX
10 5 (3.73%) Windows XP
10 5 (3.73%) Windows Vista
10 5 (3.73%) Android
10 5 (3.73%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.99%) HPUX
12 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.75%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.64%) Load Balancing
2 26 (19.40%) ITIL
3 16 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (11.94%) DevOps
4 14 (10.45%) Change Management
5 13 (9.70%) Migration
5 13 (9.70%) Business Continuity
6 12 (8.96%) Scrum
6 12 (8.96%) Continuous Delivery
6 12 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (8.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (7.46%) PRINCE2
8 10 (7.46%) Network Design
9 9 (6.72%) Configuration Management
9 9 (6.72%) Infrastructure Management
10 8 (5.97%) OWASP
11 7 (5.22%) Change Control
11 7 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (4.48%) Security Management
12 6 (4.48%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.91%) Java
2 20 (14.93%) Python
3 14 (10.45%) Perl
4 13 (9.70%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.96%) Ruby
6 11 (8.21%) Bash Shell
6 11 (8.21%) Shell Script
6 11 (8.21%) PHP
7 9 (6.72%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.73%) Lisp
9 4 (2.99%) SQL
10 3 (2.24%) VBScript
10 3 (2.24%) C
11 2 (1.49%) C++
12 1 (0.75%) R
12 1 (0.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (23.88%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (14.93%) CCNP
3 15 (11.19%) CCIE
4 12 (8.96%) CCNA
5 9 (6.72%) Security Cleared
5 9 (6.72%) CISSP
6 6 (4.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (4.48%) Degree
6 6 (4.48%) MCSE
6 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.73%) CCDP
7 5 (3.73%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.99%) MCITP
8 4 (2.99%) CCSA
9 1 (0.75%) CCSE
9 1 (0.75%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.75%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.49%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 26 (19.40%) Active Directory
2 23 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.21%) vCloud
3 11 (8.21%) Docker
3 11 (8.21%) Terminal Services
4 10 (7.46%) Hyper-V
5 8 (5.97%) XenApp
5 8 (5.97%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 8 (5.97%) VMware ESX
6 7 (5.22%) vSphere
7 4 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.99%) NFS
7 4 (2.99%) VirtualBox
8 3 (2.24%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.75%) Firmware
9 1 (0.75%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.75%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 13 (9.70%) SCCM
2 10 (7.46%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (7.46%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (7.46%) HAProxy
2 10 (7.46%) Puppet
3 9 (6.72%) Ansible
3 9 (6.72%) Salt
4 8 (5.97%) Kibana
4 8 (5.97%) Rundeck
4 8 (5.97%) logstash
4 8 (5.97%) ZABBIX
5 6 (4.48%) CA Wily
5 6 (4.48%) WSUS
6 5 (3.73%) OPNET
7 4 (2.99%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (2.99%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (2.99%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (2.24%) SCOM
8 3 (2.24%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 47 (35.07%) Cisco
2 44 (32.84%) VMware
3 40 (29.85%) Microsoft
4 25 (18.66%) CheckPoint
5 18 (13.43%) Oracle
6 17 (12.69%) HP
6 17 (12.69%) Citrix
7 14 (10.45%) SolarWinds
7 14 (10.45%) F5
8 12 (8.96%) Red Hat
9 11 (8.21%) Google
10 9 (6.72%) NetApp
10 9 (6.72%) IBM
11 8 (5.97%) EMC
11 8 (5.97%) Nortel
12 6 (4.48%) TippingPoint
12 6 (4.48%) Brocade
12 6 (4.48%) Blue Coat
13 5 (3.73%) Sophos
13 5 (3.73%) BMC
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