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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 547 560 544
Rank change year-on-year +13 -16  
Contract jobs citing DMZ 36 54 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.087% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.74% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 32
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £280 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £450
% change year-on-year +10.34% -19.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - £21.50

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6035 7275 7369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.51% 14.73% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3739 4421 4072
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 307 412
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.66 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.65% +6.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

DMZ
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing DMZ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +14 24 £525 +5.00% 6
North West +29 4 £450 -
South West 0 4 £750 +123.88%
West Midlands +15 2 £419 -
Yorkshire +10 1 £600 -
South East +7 1 £400 -
DMZ
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 53 (53.54%) Firewall
2 36 (36.36%) Cisco
3 33 (33.33%) VPN
4 28 (28.28%) CheckPoint
5 26 (26.26%) WAN
5 26 (26.26%) Network Security
6 22 (22.22%) LAN
7 21 (21.21%) Microsoft
8 19 (19.19%) Windows
8 19 (19.19%) IPsec
9 17 (17.17%) Security Cleared
9 17 (17.17%) OSPF
9 17 (17.17%) Active Directory
10 16 (16.16%) Finance
11 15 (15.15%) SC Cleared
11 15 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (15.15%) Data Centre
12 14 (14.14%) Unix
12 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (13.13%) Spanning Tree
13 13 (13.13%) IaaS
14 12 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (12.12%) Reverse Proxy
14 12 (12.12%) Oracle
14 12 (12.12%) SQL
15 11 (11.11%) Linux
15 11 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (11.11%) FortiGate
16 10 (10.10%) HSRP
16 10 (10.10%) DevOps

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 9 (9.09%) Apache
1 9 (9.09%) IIS
1 9 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 7 (7.07%) Mule ESB
2 7 (7.07%) nginx
2 7 (7.07%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.06%) Confluence
3 6 (6.06%) Jetty
3 6 (6.06%) WildFly
4 5 (5.05%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (3.03%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.01%) JBoss
7 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.01%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (8.08%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.13%) IaaS
2 12 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.08%) PaaS
4 5 (5.05%) Office 365
5 3 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.01%) GitHub
6 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (53.54%) Firewall
2 33 (33.33%) VPN
3 26 (26.26%) Network Security
3 26 (26.26%) WAN
4 22 (22.22%) LAN
5 19 (19.19%) IPsec
6 17 (17.17%) OSPF
7 13 (13.13%) Spanning Tree
8 12 (12.12%) Reverse Proxy
9 11 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (10.10%) HSRP
10 10 (10.10%) VoIP
10 10 (10.10%) VRRP
10 10 (10.10%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (10.10%) Wireless
11 9 (9.09%) DNS
11 9 (9.09%) Internet
11 9 (9.09%) SAN
12 8 (8.08%) TCP/IP
13 7 (7.07%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.08%) MySQL
2 8 (8.08%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (7.07%) NoSQL
3 7 (7.07%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.03%) Big Data
5 3 (3.03%) Data Lake
5 3 (3.03%) DocumentDB
6 2 (2.02%) GIS
7 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (1.01%) Redis
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (10.10%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.07%) Gerrit
2 7 (7.07%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.07%) Mercurial
3 6 (6.06%) GitLab
3 6 (6.06%) JIRA
4 3 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.01%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.01%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (16.16%) Finance
2 9 (9.09%) Banking
3 5 (5.05%) Retail
4 4 (4.04%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.03%) Front Office
5 3 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.02%) Local Government
6 2 (2.02%) Publishing
7 1 (1.01%) Advertising
7 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (32.32%) Architect
2 24 (24.24%) Network Engineer
3 19 (19.19%) Network Architect
4 15 (15.15%) Security Architect
5 11 (11.11%) Analyst
6 10 (10.10%) Network Support
7 9 (9.09%) DBA
7 9 (9.09%) Network Security Architect
7 9 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
7 9 (9.09%) Voice Engineer
7 9 (9.09%) Voice Network Engineer
8 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (8.08%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (8.08%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 8 (8.08%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (8.08%) Support Engineer
9 7 (7.07%) Network Support Engineer
9 7 (7.07%) Senior Network Support
9 7 (7.07%) Senior Support Engineer
9 7 (7.07%) Senior Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.07%) LAMP
1 7 (7.07%) LAPP Stack
1 7 (7.07%) LEMP Stack
1 7 (7.07%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (3.03%) .NET
2 3 (3.03%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.03%) J2EE
2 3 (3.03%) XMPP
3 2 (2.02%) ISPF
4 1 (1.01%) COM
4 1 (1.01%) OAuth
4 1 (1.01%) SAML
4 1 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.07%) PKI
3 6 (6.06%) Clustering
3 6 (6.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.02%) CESG
5 2 (2.02%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.02%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.01%) NHS
6 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.01%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.19%) Windows
2 14 (14.14%) Unix
3 11 (11.11%) Linux
4 7 (7.07%) CentOS
4 7 (7.07%) Ubuntu
5 6 (6.06%) AIX
5 6 (6.06%) Windows Server
6 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.03%) Solaris
8 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (10.10%) Continuous Delivery
2 10 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (10.10%) DevOps
2 10 (10.10%) Migration
2 10 (10.10%) Scrum
3 9 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 9 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 8 (8.08%) ERP
4 8 (8.08%) ITIL
4 8 (8.08%) Network Design
4 8 (8.08%) PRINCE2
5 7 (7.07%) Investment Management
6 6 (6.06%) Change Management
6 6 (6.06%) High Availability
6 6 (6.06%) Operations Management
6 6 (6.06%) Waterfall
7 5 (5.05%) Information Security
7 5 (5.05%) Network Architecture
7 5 (5.05%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.12%) SQL
2 8 (8.08%) Python
3 7 (7.07%) Bash Shell
3 7 (7.07%) Perl
4 3 (3.03%) Java
4 3 (3.03%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.02%) C
5 2 (2.02%) JCL
5 2 (2.02%) PHP
5 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (17.17%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.10%) CCNP
4 8 (8.08%) CCSA
5 4 (4.04%) CISSP
6 3 (3.03%) CCNA
6 3 (3.03%) CISA
6 3 (3.03%) IIBA
6 3 (3.03%) ISEB
7 1 (1.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.01%) CCIE
7 1 (1.01%) CCSP
7 1 (1.01%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.01%) IISP
7 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.01%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.02%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (17.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.09%) Docker
3 8 (8.08%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (8.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.06%) Xen
5 5 (5.05%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.02%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.02%) SRDF
6 2 (2.02%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.02%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (2.02%) XenApp
7 1 (1.01%) BIND 9
7 1 (1.01%) Firmware
7 1 (1.01%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.01%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 7 (7.07%) Ansible
2 7 (7.07%) HAProxy
2 7 (7.07%) Kibana
2 7 (7.07%) logstash
2 7 (7.07%) ZABBIX
3 5 (5.05%) SCOM
4 4 (4.04%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (4.04%) Puppet
5 3 (3.03%) SCCM
6 2 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.02%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.02%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.01%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (1.01%) Pingdom
7 1 (1.01%) Rundeck
7 1 (1.01%) Salt
7 1 (1.01%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 36 (36.36%) Cisco
2 28 (28.28%) CheckPoint
3 21 (21.21%) Microsoft
4 12 (12.12%) Oracle
5 9 (9.09%) VMware
6 8 (8.08%) Hyperion
7 7 (7.07%) Citrix
7 7 (7.07%) Red Hat
7 7 (7.07%) Splunk
8 5 (5.05%) NetApp
8 5 (5.05%) Palo Alto
9 4 (4.04%) EMC
9 4 (4.04%) F5
9 4 (4.04%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.03%) Dell
10 3 (3.03%) IBM
10 3 (3.03%) Juniper
10 3 (3.03%) New Relic
10 3 (3.03%) Sybase
11 2 (2.02%) CA