Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 604 718 772
Rank change year-on-year +114 +54 -56
Contract jobs citing DMZ 62 115 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 1.03% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 66 48
Median daily rate £500 £438 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -20.45% +15.18%
10th Percentile £412 £308 £257
90th Percentile £614 £638 £800
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £550
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.50 - £62.50
10th Percentile £49.25 - £61.25
90th Percentile £53.00 - £63.75
UK median hourly rate £50.50 - £62.50

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 7,446 11,204 12,366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.39% 12.64% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,431 6,934 7,659
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £180 £206 £200
90th Percentile £603 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 499 663
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.90
90th Percentile £50.80 £49.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.44
% change year-on-year +20.32% -3.81% -9.58%

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 6 April 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DMZ in England over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 6 April 2020. 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
North of England +97 31 £500 +33.33% 2
London +108 24 £538 +26.47% 3
North West +52 19 £495 +32.00% 2
Yorkshire - 12 £500 -
Midlands +55 4 - -
South East +92 3 £459 +1.94% 2
West Midlands +47 2 - -
East Midlands +32 2 - -
DMZ
UK

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 45 (72.58%) Firewall
2 35 (56.45%) WAN
3 27 (43.55%) LAN
4 24 (38.71%) Azure
4 24 (38.71%) Data Centre
5 22 (35.48%) Network Security
5 22 (35.48%) Windows
6 20 (32.26%) Network Design
7 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
8 18 (29.03%) Internet
8 18 (29.03%) Cisco
9 17 (27.42%) AWS
10 16 (25.81%) Active Directory
11 15 (24.19%) Java
12 14 (22.58%) Cybersecurity
13 13 (20.97%) IaaS
13 13 (20.97%) PaaS
13 13 (20.97%) .NET
13 13 (20.97%) Citrix
13 13 (20.97%) VPN
13 13 (20.97%) Project Management
13 13 (20.97%) Finance
13 13 (20.97%) Migration
14 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (19.35%) Wireless
15 11 (17.74%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (17.74%) VMware
15 11 (17.74%) Web Services
15 11 (17.74%) Vulnerability Management
15 11 (17.74%) SaaS

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 8 (12.90%) IIS
2 7 (11.29%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.06%) CMS
4 4 (6.45%) Apache
4 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (6.45%) MS Exchange
4 4 (6.45%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.61%) Confluence
5 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 24 (38.71%) Azure
2 17 (27.42%) AWS
3 13 (20.97%) IaaS
3 13 (20.97%) PaaS
4 11 (17.74%) SaaS
5 6 (9.68%) Office 365
6 2 (3.23%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.61%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (72.58%) Firewall
2 35 (56.45%) WAN
3 27 (43.55%) LAN
4 22 (35.48%) Network Security
5 18 (29.03%) Internet
6 13 (20.97%) VPN
7 12 (19.35%) Wireless
8 11 (17.74%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (16.13%) BGP
9 10 (16.13%) SSL
10 9 (14.52%) Extranet
10 9 (14.52%) Intranet
10 9 (14.52%) MPLS
11 8 (12.90%) DNS
11 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
12 5 (8.06%) DHCP
13 4 (6.45%) Reverse Proxy
13 4 (6.45%) SAN
13 4 (6.45%) VLAN
13 4 (6.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.61%) OLTP
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.61%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) JIRA
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.61%) Selenium
General
1 13 (20.97%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Local Government
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Advertising
4 1 (1.61%) Law
4 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Architect
2 10 (16.13%) Network Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Security Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Technical Leader
5 6 (9.68%) Network Architect
6 5 (8.06%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) SharePoint Architect
7 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Security Specialist
7 4 (6.45%) Storage Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Web Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Consultant
9 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Implementation Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Security Consultant
9 2 (3.23%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.97%) .NET
2 11 (17.74%) Web Services
3 10 (16.13%) XML
3 10 (16.13%) XSLT
4 9 (14.52%) SOAP
5 5 (8.06%) Ajax
5 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET
5 5 (8.06%) CSS
5 5 (8.06%) Flash
5 5 (8.06%) HTML
5 5 (8.06%) jQuery
5 5 (8.06%) Silverlight
5 5 (8.06%) XHTML
6 4 (6.45%) OAuth
6 4 (6.45%) OAuth2
6 4 (6.45%) OpenID
6 4 (6.45%) SAML
7 2 (3.23%) LDAP
7 2 (3.23%) ModSecurity
8 1 (1.61%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (38.71%) Data Centre
2 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (16.13%) Private Cloud
4 7 (11.29%) Management Information System
5 5 (8.06%) User Experience
6 4 (6.45%) PKI
7 3 (4.84%) CESG
7 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.61%) Cloud Native
9 1 (1.61%) Clustering
9 1 (1.61%) CMDB
9 1 (1.61%) Cyberattack
9 1 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (1.61%) DataPower
9 1 (1.61%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (35.48%) Windows
2 8 (12.90%) Linux
3 4 (6.45%) Unix
4 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
4 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.23%) CentOS
5 2 (3.23%) Ubuntu
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) Network Design
2 14 (22.58%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (20.97%) Migration
3 13 (20.97%) Project Management
4 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (17.74%) Vulnerability Management
6 10 (16.13%) DevOps
7 9 (14.52%) Load Balancing
8 8 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (12.90%) SIEM
9 6 (9.68%) Data Encryption
9 6 (9.68%) Network Segmentation
9 6 (9.68%) Privileged Access Management
9 6 (9.68%) SOA
10 5 (8.06%) Content Management
10 5 (8.06%) Document Management
10 5 (8.06%) ITIL
10 5 (8.06%) Process Management
10 5 (8.06%) Programme Management
10 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) Java
2 9 (14.52%) JavaScript
2 9 (14.52%) Shell Script
2 9 (14.52%) SQL
3 6 (9.68%) C#
3 6 (9.68%) VB.NET
4 5 (8.06%) Python
5 4 (6.45%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.61%) C
7 1 (1.61%) C++
7 1 (1.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.29%) CISSP
4 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.84%) BC Cleared
6 2 (3.23%) Degree
7 1 (1.61%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.61%) CEH
7 1 (1.61%) CISA
7 1 (1.61%) GIAC
7 1 (1.61%) HND
7 1 (1.61%) ISEB
7 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.61%) MCSA
7 1 (1.61%) MCSE
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.61%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.61%) Novell Certification
7 1 (1.61%) OSCE
7 1 (1.61%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) RMADS
2 5 (8.06%) GDPR
3 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.61%) NIST
3 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 16 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.29%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (8.06%) Docker
5 4 (6.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.45%) XenApp
6 3 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.23%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (1.61%) Firmware
8 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.61%) UAG
8 1 (1.61%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) SCCM
2 8 (12.90%) SCOM
3 6 (9.68%) FortiGate
3 6 (9.68%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (6.45%) SCOrch
4 4 (6.45%) vRealize
5 3 (4.84%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (4.84%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.23%) Backup Exec
6 2 (3.23%) Terraform
7 1 (1.61%) Ansible
7 1 (1.61%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.61%) HP ALM
7 1 (1.61%) HP Fortify
7 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.61%) Puppet
7 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 18 (29.03%) Cisco
3 13 (20.97%) Citrix
4 11 (17.74%) VMware
5 7 (11.29%) CyberArk
6 5 (8.06%) NetApp
7 4 (6.45%) BT
7 4 (6.45%) CheckPoint
7 4 (6.45%) Dell
7 4 (6.45%) EMC
7 4 (6.45%) EqualLogic
7 4 (6.45%) Oracle
7 4 (6.45%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.84%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.23%) McAfee
9 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.61%) HP
10 1 (1.61%) IBM
10 1 (1.61%) Juniper
10 1 (1.61%) Micro Focus