Period
to 4 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 4 August 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)
England > London
6 months to
4 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 517 329 558
Rank change year-on-year -188 +229 +56
Contract jobs citing DMZ 19 52 44
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.062% 0.33% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.66% 3.04% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 42 30
10th Percentile £463 £441 £308
25th Percentile £468 £488 £311
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £518 £363
Median % change year-on-year -3.38% +42.76% -19.44%
75th Percentile £547 £575 £442
90th Percentile £750 £635 £575
England median daily rate £495 £500 £388
% change year-on-year -1.00% +29.03% -8.82%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,878 1,712 4,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.44% 11.01% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,952 1,198 2,856
10th Percentile £300 £250 £213
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £623 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £652 £656
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 40 104
10th Percentile £12.95 £14.95 £13.91
25th Percentile £16.28 £24.63 £18.36
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -37.50% +81.82% +10.00%
75th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £44.80
90th Percentile £62.00 £52.63 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £26.81 £21.08
% change year-on-year -17.94% +27.21% +5.38%

DMZ
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for DMZ in London

DMZ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for DMZ in London

DMZ
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DMZ in London over the 6 months to 4 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for DMZ in London

DMZ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for DMZ in London

DMZ
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DMZ within the London region over the 6 months to 4 August 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
Central London -23 4 - - 4
DMZ
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 London region with a requirement for DMZ.

1 16 (84.21%) Firewall
2 14 (73.68%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) WAN
3 11 (57.89%) Cisco
3 11 (57.89%) Data Centre
4 10 (52.63%) MS Visio
5 9 (47.37%) PKI
6 8 (42.11%) Security Architecture
7 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (36.84%) VPN
7 7 (36.84%) Citrix
7 7 (36.84%) CISSP
7 7 (36.84%) Internet
7 7 (36.84%) Wireless
7 7 (36.84%) VMware
8 6 (31.58%) Finance
8 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
8 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
8 6 (31.58%) LAN
8 6 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (31.58%) Fortinet
8 6 (31.58%) Azure
8 6 (31.58%) SIEM
8 6 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (31.58%) WebEx
8 6 (31.58%) Cisco Firepower
9 5 (26.32%) IaaS
9 5 (26.32%) Microsoft 365
9 5 (26.32%) PaaS
9 5 (26.32%) Degree

DMZ
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Visio
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Azure
2 5 (26.32%) IaaS
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft 365
2 5 (26.32%) PaaS
3 3 (15.79%) AWS
3 3 (15.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) Firewall
2 11 (57.89%) WAN
3 7 (36.84%) Internet
3 7 (36.84%) VPN
3 7 (36.84%) Wireless
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco Firepower
4 6 (31.58%) LAN
4 6 (31.58%) WebEx
5 5 (26.32%) Intranet
5 5 (26.32%) Network Security
6 4 (21.05%) NAS
6 4 (21.05%) SAN
6 4 (21.05%) VoIP
6 4 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (15.79%) SSL
7 3 (15.79%) VLAN
8 2 (10.53%) DMVPN
8 2 (10.53%) HSRP
8 2 (10.53%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) IBM UrbanCode
1 1 (5.26%) Introscope
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Social Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Data Centre Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Data Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) LAN Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Domain Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Network Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) 802.1X
1 4 (21.05%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) Data Centre
2 9 (47.37%) PKI
3 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
3 3 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.26%) DataPower
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Security Architecture
2 6 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (31.58%) SIEM
3 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 4 (21.05%) Cryptography
3 4 (21.05%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (21.05%) SABSA
3 4 (21.05%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (15.79%) DevSecOps
4 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (15.79%) OWASP
4 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
4 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.53%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (10.53%) Threat Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CISSP
2 5 (26.32%) Degree
3 4 (21.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (21.05%) GIAC
4 3 (15.79%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (5.26%) CCDA
5 1 (5.26%) CCDP
5 1 (5.26%) CCNA
5 1 (5.26%) CCNP
5 1 (5.26%) CCSA
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.26%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) GDPR
2 1 (5.26%) GRC
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (5.26%) CASB
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) Citrix
2 7 (36.84%) VMware
3 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
3 6 (31.58%) Fortinet
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) Riverbed
5 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.26%) Google
6 1 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) Ivanti
6 1 (5.26%) Splunk
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec