The first table below looks at the demand for DMZ skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DMZ over the 3 months to 31 July 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 for the West Midlands region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Rank 120 - 94
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing DMZ 2 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.081% - 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% - 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate
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£300 - £248
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £295
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +32.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.50
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
388 307 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.80% 15.45% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 138 138
Average daily rate £315 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 32
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
DMZ
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DMZ
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DMZ across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DMZ Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

DMZ
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DMZ across the West Midlands region.

DMZ Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (40.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) PBX
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) PBX
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) Multicast
General
1 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Network Technician
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (40.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) McAfee
2 1 (20.00%) Mitel
2 1 (20.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds