Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DMZ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DMZ over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 771 737 737
Rank change year-on-year -34 0 -29
Contract jobs citing DMZ 60 136 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.064% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.90% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 77 84
England median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £280 £335 £313
90th Percentile £625 £588 £534
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £420
% change year-on-year -5.26% +13.10% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
England median hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -7.69% +0.65%
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -7.69% +0.65%

DMZ is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13002 15144 14754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.85% 15.43% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7972 9217 8640
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 768 952
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.23 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%

DMZ
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DMZ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DMZ in England

DMZ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DMZ in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for DMZ in England

DMZ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DMZ in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DMZ in England

DMZ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DMZ in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DMZ in England

DMZ
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DMZ within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -58 39 £488 +2.63% 2
South East +15 10 £469 +13.64%
North of England +52 8 £400 +6.67%
Yorkshire +14 5 £450 +28.57%
North West +22 3 £400 +3.23%
West Midlands +34 2 £435 -19.44%
Midlands +21 2 £435 -17.14%
South West +6 1 - -
DMZ
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for DMZ.

1 34 (56.67%) Firewall
2 28 (46.67%) Cisco
3 27 (45.00%) Windows
4 25 (41.67%) Data Centre
5 19 (31.67%) CheckPoint
6 17 (28.33%) Active Directory
7 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (23.33%) PowerShell
9 13 (21.67%) Windows Server
10 12 (20.00%) Internet
10 12 (20.00%) LDAP
10 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 11 (18.33%) Finance
11 11 (18.33%) VMware
11 11 (18.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (18.33%) High Availability
12 10 (16.67%) Network Security
12 10 (16.67%) VLAN
12 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (16.67%) Information Security
13 9 (15.00%) VPN
13 9 (15.00%) Kerberos
13 9 (15.00%) Unix
13 9 (15.00%) Citrix
13 9 (15.00%) Hadoop
13 9 (15.00%) NetScaler
14 8 (13.33%) PKI
14 8 (13.33%) SAN
14 8 (13.33%) ITIL
14 8 (13.33%) WAN

DMZ
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (10.00%) IIS
2 3 (5.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.33%) Apache
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.33%) nginx
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.33%) IaaS
3 4 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (6.67%) PaaS
3 4 (6.67%) SaaS
4 2 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (56.67%) Firewall
2 12 (20.00%) Internet
2 12 (20.00%) LDAP
3 11 (18.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (16.67%) Network Security
4 10 (16.67%) VLAN
5 9 (15.00%) Kerberos
5 9 (15.00%) NetScaler
5 9 (15.00%) VPN
6 8 (13.33%) LAN
6 8 (13.33%) SAN
6 8 (13.33%) WAN
7 7 (11.67%) IPsec
8 5 (8.33%) BGP
8 5 (8.33%) OSPF
8 5 (8.33%) SSL
8 5 (8.33%) VoIP
9 4 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (6.67%) VSAN
10 3 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MSI
1 1 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Retail
3 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.33%) Back Office
4 2 (3.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Advertising
5 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Architect
1 15 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 9 (15.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Network Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (6.67%) Network Security Architect
6 4 (6.67%) PowerShell Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) IT Architect
7 3 (5.00%) IT Security Architect
7 3 (5.00%) SAN Support
8 2 (3.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (1.67%) COM
2 1 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.33%) PKI
3 5 (8.33%) EMC VNX
4 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.67%) Public Cloud
4 4 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.33%) CMDB
7 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.67%) Clustering
7 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.67%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.67%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.67%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 27 (45.00%) Windows
2 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (21.67%) Windows Server
4 9 (15.00%) Unix
5 7 (11.67%) Linux
6 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.00%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) High Availability
2 10 (16.67%) Information Security
3 8 (13.33%) ITIL
4 7 (11.67%) Migration
5 6 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (10.00%) Network Design
6 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (8.33%) Network Segmentation
7 4 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (6.67%) Network Management
7 4 (6.67%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (6.67%) Security Architecture
7 4 (6.67%) Security Operations
8 3 (5.00%) Algorithmic Trading
8 3 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (5.00%) Change Control
8 3 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (5.00%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.00%) Low Latency
8 3 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 5 (8.33%) Python
3 3 (5.00%) Perl
3 3 (5.00%) PHP
3 3 (5.00%) SQL
3 3 (5.00%) VBScript
4 2 (3.33%) Ruby
5 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) CCNP
3 4 (6.67%) CISSP
4 3 (5.00%) CCIE
5 2 (3.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (3.33%) CCDP
5 2 (3.33%) CCSP
5 2 (3.33%) CISA
5 2 (3.33%) CISM
5 2 (3.33%) IISP
5 2 (3.33%) ISSAP
5 2 (3.33%) ISSEP
5 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.33%) SSCP
6 1 (1.67%) CCSA
6 1 (1.67%) CCSE
6 1 (1.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) GDPR
2 3 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (28.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.67%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (8.33%) XenApp
5 3 (5.00%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.67%) UAG
6 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) vCenter Server
2 3 (5.00%) Ansible
2 3 (5.00%) Cacti
2 3 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (5.00%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (3.33%) HAProxy
3 2 (3.33%) SCCM
3 2 (3.33%) SCOM
4 1 (1.67%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.67%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (46.67%) Cisco
2 19 (31.67%) CheckPoint
3 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (18.33%) VMware
5 9 (15.00%) Citrix
6 7 (11.67%) HP
6 7 (11.67%) Palo Alto
7 6 (10.00%) Fortinet
7 6 (10.00%) Juniper
7 6 (10.00%) ServiceNow
8 5 (8.33%) 3PAR
8 5 (8.33%) Dell
8 5 (8.33%) EMC
8 5 (8.33%) F5
9 4 (6.67%) CommVault
9 4 (6.67%) Oracle
10 3 (5.00%) CA
10 3 (5.00%) NetScout
11 2 (3.33%) NetApp
11 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds