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 25 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)
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 160 151
Rank change year-on-year +32 -9  
Contract jobs citing DMZ 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.24% 0.053% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.56% 0.35% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £410 - £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £440 £395
% change year-on-year -5.11% +11.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 450 574 480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.52% 15.30% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 324 244
Median daily rate £365 £382 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.32% +17.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 45
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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 25 June 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 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 3 months to 25 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
Lancashire - 3 £418 -
Manchester - 2 £400 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £413 -
DMZ
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for DMZ.

1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) LAN
2 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
3 3 (27.27%) NetApp
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) IBM
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) Local Government
3 3 (27.27%) Internet
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (18.18%) Kofax
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) IIS
4 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) AIX
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (18.18%) SCCM

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 2 (18.18%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) LAN
2 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) Internet
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (18.18%) Network Security
4 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) VLAN
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 1 (9.09%) NAS
5 1 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (9.09%) SSL
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (27.27%) Local Government
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
1 4 (36.36%) Security Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) DBA
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) AIX
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) High Availability
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
1 2 (18.18%) Network Design
1 2 (18.18%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
2 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Change Control
2 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security Management
2 1 (9.09%) ISMS
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 1 (9.09%) Personalization
2 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
2 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Security Management
2 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCNP
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (9.09%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
1 3 (27.27%) IBM
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) NetApp
2 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Juniper
2 2 (18.18%) Kofax
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (9.09%) F5
3 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec