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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 573 566
Rank change year-on-year +22 -7  
Contract jobs citing DMZ 37 47 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.086% 0.095% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 0.60% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 36
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £346 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £440 £400
% change year-on-year -5.11% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 5880 7860 7562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.68% 15.90% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3504 4878 4329
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.07% +10.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 355 436
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +21.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 0 16 £438 -8.85% 4
North West +28 7 £410 - 1
South West +10 6 - -
South East +8 3 £463 +12.12% 3
West Midlands +14 2 £438 -6.66% 1
East Midlands -8 2 £820 +56.19%
Yorkshire +15 1 £360 -7.69%
DMZ
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 33 (44.59%) Firewall
2 28 (37.84%) Microsoft
3 26 (35.14%) Network Security
4 22 (29.73%) Cisco
5 18 (24.32%) Windows
6 17 (22.97%) Finance
7 16 (21.62%) Active Directory
8 15 (20.27%) Internet
9 14 (18.92%) CheckPoint
10 13 (17.57%) SQL
10 13 (17.57%) IIS
10 13 (17.57%) LAN
10 13 (17.57%) WAN
10 13 (17.57%) IaaS
10 13 (17.57%) Data Centre
11 12 (16.22%) VPN
11 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
12 11 (14.86%) VLAN
12 11 (14.86%) Extranet
13 10 (13.51%) Citrix
13 10 (13.51%) SharePoint
13 10 (13.51%) VMware
13 10 (13.51%) Windows Server
14 9 (12.16%) IPsec
14 9 (12.16%) DNS
14 9 (12.16%) SAN
14 9 (12.16%) PKI
14 9 (12.16%) Reverse Proxy
15 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure

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 13 (17.57%) IIS
2 10 (13.51%) SharePoint
3 8 (10.81%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.35%) Apache
7 1 (1.35%) Jetty
7 1 (1.35%) Mule ESB
7 1 (1.35%) nginx
7 1 (1.35%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.57%) IaaS
2 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.76%) PaaS
4 3 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.05%) SaaS
5 2 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (44.59%) Firewall
2 26 (35.14%) Network Security
3 15 (20.27%) Internet
4 13 (17.57%) LAN
4 13 (17.57%) WAN
5 12 (16.22%) VPN
6 11 (14.86%) Extranet
6 11 (14.86%) VLAN
7 9 (12.16%) DNS
7 9 (12.16%) IPsec
7 9 (12.16%) Reverse Proxy
7 9 (12.16%) SAN
8 7 (9.46%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (9.46%) Ethernet
9 5 (6.76%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (6.76%) OSPF
9 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
10 4 (5.41%) BGP
10 4 (5.41%) EIGRP
10 4 (5.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) Big Data
2 3 (4.05%) Data Lake
2 3 (4.05%) DocumentDB
3 2 (2.70%) GIS
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.35%) MySQL
4 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Gerrit
1 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.35%) GitLab
1 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.35%) Mercurial
1 1 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (22.97%) Finance
2 8 (10.81%) Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.05%) Local Government
4 3 (4.05%) Retail
5 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Advertising
6 1 (1.35%) Back Office
6 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (33.78%) Architect
2 16 (21.62%) Network Engineer
2 16 (21.62%) Security Architect
3 15 (20.27%) Network Architect
4 8 (10.81%) Network Security Architect
5 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) SharePoint Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Azure Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Network Support
8 4 (5.41%) Network Technical Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Support Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Field Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) COM
2 2 (2.70%) ISPF
3 1 (1.35%) LAMP
3 1 (1.35%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.35%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.35%) Middleware
3 1 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.16%) PKI
3 6 (8.11%) Clustering
3 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.41%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.70%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.70%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.32%) Windows
2 10 (13.51%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.11%) Unix
3 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.76%) AIX
4 5 (6.76%) Linux
5 2 (2.70%) CentOS
5 2 (2.70%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.35%) Solaris
6 1 (1.35%) SUSE
6 1 (1.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.81%) ITIL
1 8 (10.81%) Protective Monitoring
2 7 (9.46%) High Availability
2 7 (9.46%) Migration
2 7 (9.46%) Network Design
3 6 (8.11%) SIEM
3 6 (8.11%) Workflow
4 5 (6.76%) Asset Management
4 5 (6.76%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (6.76%) Information Security
5 4 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.41%) Information Management
5 4 (5.41%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.41%) Operations Management
5 4 (5.41%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.41%) Risk Management
5 4 (5.41%) Security Architecture
5 4 (5.41%) Security Management
6 3 (4.05%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.57%) SQL
2 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.41%) Perl
3 4 (5.41%) Python
4 3 (4.05%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.70%) JCL
5 2 (2.70%) VBScript
6 1 (1.35%) Java
6 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.46%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (8.11%) CCNP
4 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) CISSP
6 1 (1.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (1.35%) CCIE
6 1 (1.35%) CCSP
6 1 (1.35%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.35%) CISA
6 1 (1.35%) CISM
6 1 (1.35%) Degree
6 1 (1.35%) IISP
6 1 (1.35%) ISSAP
6 1 (1.35%) ISSEP
6 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.70%) COBIT
3 1 (1.35%) GDPR
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 16 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (5.41%) XenApp
4 3 (4.05%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.70%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.35%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.35%) Docker
6 1 (1.35%) KVM
6 1 (1.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) FortiGate
1 5 (6.76%) SCCM
1 5 (6.76%) SCOM
2 4 (5.41%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (4.05%) Cacti
4 2 (2.70%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.70%) Nessus
4 2 (2.70%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.70%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.35%) Ansible
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.35%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.35%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.35%) WSUS
5 1 (1.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 22 (29.73%) Cisco
3 14 (18.92%) CheckPoint
4 10 (13.51%) Citrix
4 10 (13.51%) VMware
5 7 (9.46%) NetApp
6 6 (8.11%) Juniper
7 5 (6.76%) Fortinet
8 4 (5.41%) Dell
8 4 (5.41%) HP
8 4 (5.41%) IBM
8 4 (5.41%) Oracle
9 3 (4.05%) F5
9 3 (4.05%) NetScout
9 3 (4.05%) New Relic
9 3 (4.05%) Palo Alto
9 3 (4.05%) Splunk
10 2 (2.70%) Arista
10 2 (2.70%) Qualys
10 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds