Period
to 22 October 2018

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 6 months to 22 October 2018 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 > North West
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 198 228
Rank change year-on-year +8 +30 +6
Contract jobs citing DMZ 21 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.089% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.52% 0.62% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 4
North West median daily rate £423 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.75% +3.23% -8.82%
10th Percentile £306 £340 £354
90th Percentile £481 £498 £444
England median daily rate £480 £433 £475
% change year-on-year +10.98% -8.95% +12.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +38.89% -

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 834 805 1,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.05% 14.35% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 501 627
North West median daily rate £395 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £203 £175 £213
90th Percentile £550 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 59 57
North West median hourly rate £18.71 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.91% - -4.99%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.25 £54.37 £40.00
England median hourly rate £19.69 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% -16.89% +12.50%

DMZ
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing DMZ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 October 2018. 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
Lancashire -13 10 £421 -0.94%
Cheshire +6 9 £425 +3.03% 2
Merseyside - 2 £455 -
DMZ
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for DMZ.

1 21 (100.00%) Firewall
2 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 13 (61.90%) Windows
4 11 (52.38%) Unix
4 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
5 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
6 9 (42.86%) DNS
6 9 (42.86%) VLAN
7 8 (38.10%) SAN
8 7 (33.33%) Hitachi
8 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
8 7 (33.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 7 (33.33%) EMC
8 7 (33.33%) IBM
8 7 (33.33%) Sun
8 7 (33.33%) Web Services
8 7 (33.33%) IIS
8 7 (33.33%) AIX
8 7 (33.33%) Solaris
8 7 (33.33%) Linux
8 7 (33.33%) Windows 2000
8 7 (33.33%) Windows NT
8 7 (33.33%) Palo Alto
8 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (28.57%) Client/Server
9 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
9 6 (28.57%) Cisco
9 6 (28.57%) WAN
10 5 (23.81%) SCCM
11 4 (19.05%) Change Management

DMZ
Co-occurring 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 7 (33.33%) IIS
2 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 3 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (42.86%) DNS
2 9 (42.86%) VLAN
3 8 (38.10%) SAN
4 6 (28.57%) WAN
5 4 (19.05%) LAN
5 4 (19.05%) Skype
6 3 (14.29%) BGP
6 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
6 3 (14.29%) OSPF
6 3 (14.29%) SMTP
6 3 (14.29%) VPN
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (9.52%) ISDN
7 2 (9.52%) MPLS
7 2 (9.52%) Network Security
7 2 (9.52%) VoIP
7 2 (9.52%) Wireless
7 2 (9.52%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
1 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Architect
1 6 (28.57%) Technical Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Project Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Security Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Data Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Data Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Office 365 Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Communications Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Storage Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) Web Services
2 4 (19.05%) LDAP
3 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.76%) BYOD
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Unix
3 7 (33.33%) AIX
3 7 (33.33%) Linux
3 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (33.33%) Solaris
3 7 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 7 (33.33%) Windows NT
4 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Change Management
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL
1 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
2 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 3 (14.29%) Email Filtering
2 3 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Low Latency
3 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.76%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C
1 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.76%) MOS
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (19.05%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (9.52%) ProxySG
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) EMC
1 7 (33.33%) Hitachi
1 7 (33.33%) IBM
1 7 (33.33%) Palo Alto
1 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 7 (33.33%) Sun
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco
3 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
3 4 (19.05%) Fortinet
3 4 (19.05%) Juniper
4 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
4 2 (9.52%) F5
4 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
4 2 (9.52%) Symantec
5 1 (4.76%) Brocade
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Meraki
5 1 (4.76%) VMware