Period
to 16 June 2021

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 16 June 2021 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
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 603 512 733
Rank change year-on-year -91 +221 +15
Contract jobs citing DMZ 32 73 97
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.065% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 1.42% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 47 55
10th Percentile £423 £420 £308
25th Percentile £463 £474 £336
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £510 £400
Median % change year-on-year -4.41% +27.50% -11.11%
75th Percentile £525 £553 £465
90th Percentile £564 £629 £575
UK median daily rate £493 £510 £413
% change year-on-year -3.43% +23.64% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £50.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £50.50 -

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 5,613 5,157 10,493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.40% 13.30% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,624 3,222 6,627
10th Percentile £235 £200 £209
25th Percentile £350 £323 £330
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £432 £435
Median % change year-on-year +4.26% -0.78% +2.35%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £538
90th Percentile £638 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £429
% change year-on-year +5.88% -0.93% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 234 467
10th Percentile £12.24 £13.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £15.75 £14.56
Median hourly rate £23.21 £20.75 £19.64
Median % change year-on-year +11.86% +5.65% +0.72%
75th Percentile £49.38 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.00 £52.28 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% +22.50% +6.16%

DMZ
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for DMZ in England

DMZ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DMZ in England.

Daily rate trend for DMZ in England

DMZ
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DMZ in England over the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for DMZ in England

DMZ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DMZ in England.

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 16 June 2021. 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 -87 25 £495 -5.71% 2
Midlands -7 5 £400 -11.11% 5
West Midlands -9 3 - - 5
South East -11 2 £457 -1.30% 1
East Midlands - 2 £400 -
DMZ
UK

For the 6 months to 16 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing DMZ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for DMZ.

1 28 (87.50%) Firewall
2 21 (65.63%) WAN
3 20 (62.50%) Windows
4 19 (59.38%) Cisco
4 19 (59.38%) Data Centre
5 16 (50.00%) Azure
6 15 (46.88%) Wireless
7 14 (43.75%) Internet
7 14 (43.75%) PKI
8 13 (40.63%) VPN
8 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
8 13 (40.63%) SIEM
9 12 (37.50%) MS Visio
9 12 (37.50%) Security Architecture
10 11 (34.38%) LAN
10 11 (34.38%) Microsoft 365
10 11 (34.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (31.25%) IaaS
11 10 (31.25%) Intranet
11 10 (31.25%) PaaS
12 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
13 8 (25.00%) CheckPoint
13 8 (25.00%) VMware
13 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (21.88%) Cisco Firepower
14 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (21.88%) Fortinet
14 7 (21.88%) AWS
15 6 (18.75%) Finance

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 2 (6.25%) Apache
1 2 (6.25%) JBoss
1 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (37.50%) MS Visio
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (50.00%) Azure
2 11 (34.38%) Microsoft 365
3 10 (31.25%) IaaS
3 10 (31.25%) PaaS
4 7 (21.88%) AWS
5 4 (12.50%) SaaS
6 3 (9.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (6.25%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (6.25%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (87.50%) Firewall
2 21 (65.63%) WAN
3 15 (46.88%) Wireless
4 14 (43.75%) Internet
5 13 (40.63%) VPN
6 11 (34.38%) LAN
7 10 (31.25%) Intranet
8 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (21.88%) Cisco Firepower
9 6 (18.75%) VoIP
9 6 (18.75%) WebEx
9 6 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (15.63%) BGP
10 5 (15.63%) MPLS
10 5 (15.63%) Network Security
11 4 (12.50%) NAS
11 4 (12.50%) OSPF
11 4 (12.50%) SAN
11 4 (12.50%) SSL
11 4 (12.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) MSI
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) French Language
3 1 (3.13%) German Language
3 1 (3.13%) Social Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Security Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Data Centre Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Data Network Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) LAN Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Domain Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Lead DevOps
5 2 (6.25%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Security Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) 802.1X
2 4 (12.50%) Middleware
3 2 (6.25%) LDAP
3 2 (6.25%) OAuth
3 2 (6.25%) OAuth2
3 2 (6.25%) OpenID
3 2 (6.25%) REST
3 2 (6.25%) SAML
4 1 (3.13%) RAML
4 1 (3.13%) RESTful
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (59.38%) Data Centre
2 14 (43.75%) PKI
3 8 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
4 3 (9.38%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (6.25%) Clustering
5 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.25%) CentOS
4 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.25%) Unix
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) SIEM
2 12 (37.50%) Security Architecture
3 11 (34.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 4 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 4 (12.50%) OWASP
4 4 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (12.50%) SABSA
4 4 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (9.38%) Cryptography
5 3 (9.38%) DevSecOps
5 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (9.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
5 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.25%) Architectural Design
6 2 (6.25%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) Java
1 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.25%) Python
2 2 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) CISSP
2 5 (15.63%) Degree
3 4 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (12.50%) GIAC
4 3 (9.38%) CCNP
4 3 (9.38%) CCSA
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) AWS Certification
6 1 (3.13%) CCDA
6 1 (3.13%) CCDP
6 1 (3.13%) CCNA
6 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) Docker
4 2 (6.25%) UAG
4 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.25%) vSphere
5 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (6.25%) Docker Swarm
1 2 (6.25%) Kubernetes
1 2 (6.25%) Nessus
1 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.25%) PingFederate
1 2 (6.25%) Puppet
1 2 (6.25%) Rundeck
1 2 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (6.25%) Terraform
1 2 (6.25%) vRealize
2 1 (3.13%) CASB
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco CME
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.13%) QRadar
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Cisco
2 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (25.00%) VMware
4 7 (21.88%) Fortinet
5 6 (18.75%) Citrix
6 5 (15.63%) SolarWinds
7 4 (12.50%) Riverbed
8 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto
8 2 (6.25%) Ping Identity
8 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.13%) AlienVault
9 1 (3.13%) Fujitsu
9 1 (3.13%) Juniper
9 1 (3.13%) Motorola
9 1 (3.13%) MuleSoft
9 1 (3.13%) Splunk
9 1 (3.13%) Tandberg
9 1 (3.13%) WatchGuard