The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
England / North West
Rank 126 156 140
Rank change year-on-year +30 -16  
Contract jobs citing DMZ 4 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.078% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% 0.53% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £450 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £406 £450
% change year-on-year +3.07% -9.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 378 571 475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.54% 14.94% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 325 218
Median daily rate £388 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +19.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 40
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £40.00 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

DMZ
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

DMZ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DMZ in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for DMZ in the North West

DMZ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DMZ in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DMZ in the North West

DMZ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DMZ in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DMZ in the North West

DMZ
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DMZ within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Cheshire +32 3 £413 -8.33%
Merseyside - 1 £575 -
DMZ
England

DMZ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for DMZ.

1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
1 2 (40.00%) NetApp
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (40.00%) Local Government
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) SCOrch
2 1 (20.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Personalization
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Local Government
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle DBA
1 2 (40.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Storage Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ERP
1 1 (20.00%) High Availability
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Personalization
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOrch
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) NetApp
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) EMC
2 1 (20.00%) Hyperion
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Kofax
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (20.00%) VMware