Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 October 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
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 815 749 767
Rank change year-on-year -66 +18 -45
Contract jobs citing DMZ 63 143 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.85% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 77 93
UK median daily rate £430 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.47% +13.10% +6.67%
10th Percentile £296 £331 £313
90th Percentile £625 £588 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £406
% change year-on-year +4.94% -0.31% +14.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13666 16740 15917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.75% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8308 10177 9100
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £188 £220 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £361
% change year-on-year - +3.88% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 723 843 1042
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.95% +18.75% +0.23%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.00% +25.00% -

DMZ
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DMZ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DMZ in the UK

DMZ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DMZ in the UK

DMZ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DMZ over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DMZ in the UK

DMZ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DMZ in the UK

DMZ
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DMZ within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 2017. 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
England -32 58 £433 -8.95% 3
London -29 40 £450 -5.26% 2
UK excluding London +17 22 £425 +4.94% 3
North of England +54 10 £400 +4.58% 1
North West +20 5 £400 +3.23% 1
Yorkshire +19 5 £450 +21.62%
Scotland +14 4 - - 1
South West +12 3 - -
South East +10 3 £364 -10.46%
Midlands +30 2 £435 -17.14%
West Midlands +23 2 £435 -19.44%

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 with a requirement for DMZ.

1 31 (49.21%) Firewall
2 28 (44.44%) Windows
3 25 (39.68%) Cisco
4 24 (38.10%) Data Centre
5 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
7 16 (25.40%) PowerShell
7 16 (25.40%) Windows Server
8 15 (23.81%) Active Directory
8 15 (23.81%) CheckPoint
8 15 (23.81%) Internet
8 15 (23.81%) Finance
9 14 (22.22%) VMware
10 13 (20.63%) Citrix
11 12 (19.05%) High Availability
12 11 (17.46%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (17.46%) SAN
13 10 (15.87%) Unix
13 10 (15.87%) LDAP
13 10 (15.87%) Information Security
13 10 (15.87%) Network Security
13 10 (15.87%) VLAN
14 9 (14.29%) NetScaler
14 9 (14.29%) Hadoop
14 9 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (14.29%) Migration
14 9 (14.29%) IIS
14 9 (14.29%) HP
14 9 (14.29%) Kerberos

DMZ
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (14.29%) IIS
2 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.17%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.35%) IaaS
3 2 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.17%) Office 365
3 2 (3.17%) PaaS
3 2 (3.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (49.21%) Firewall
2 15 (23.81%) Internet
3 11 (17.46%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (17.46%) SAN
4 10 (15.87%) LDAP
4 10 (15.87%) Network Security
4 10 (15.87%) VLAN
5 9 (14.29%) Kerberos
5 9 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 8 (12.70%) VPN
7 6 (9.52%) LAN
7 6 (9.52%) WAN
8 5 (7.94%) BGP
8 5 (7.94%) OSPF
8 5 (7.94%) VoIP
9 4 (6.35%) Extranet
9 4 (6.35%) NAS
9 4 (6.35%) VSAN
10 3 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MSI
1 1 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Back Office
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
4 2 (3.17%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
5 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Local Government
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Network Engineer
2 10 (15.87%) Active Directory Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Security Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Architect
4 6 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (6.35%) Network Architect
5 4 (6.35%) PowerShell Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Network Support
6 3 (4.76%) SAN Support
6 3 (4.76%) Security Architect
7 2 (3.17%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) REST
2 1 (1.59%) COM
2 1 (1.59%) Middleware
2 1 (1.59%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 24 (38.10%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.52%) PKI
3 5 (7.94%) EMC VNX
4 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.17%) Clustering
6 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.59%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.59%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.59%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 28 (44.44%) Windows
2 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (25.40%) Windows Server
4 10 (15.87%) Unix
5 8 (12.70%) Linux
6 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.76%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.59%) AIX
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.05%) High Availability
2 10 (15.87%) Information Security
3 9 (14.29%) Migration
4 8 (12.70%) ITIL
4 8 (12.70%) Network Design
5 7 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.94%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.35%) DevOps
7 4 (6.35%) SIEM
8 3 (4.76%) Algorithmic Trading
8 3 (4.76%) Change Control
8 3 (4.76%) Load Balancing
8 3 (4.76%) Low Latency
8 3 (4.76%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.76%) Security Architecture
8 3 (4.76%) Server Building
8 3 (4.76%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.40%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.52%) SQL
3 5 (7.94%) Perl
3 5 (7.94%) Python
4 3 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.76%) VBScript
5 1 (1.59%) Java
5 1 (1.59%) PHP
5 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.35%) CCNP
3 4 (6.35%) CISSP
4 3 (4.76%) CCIE
4 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (3.17%) CCDP
5 2 (3.17%) CCSP
5 2 (3.17%) CISA
5 2 (3.17%) CISM
5 2 (3.17%) IISP
5 2 (3.17%) ISSAP
5 2 (3.17%) ISSEP
5 2 (3.17%) SSCP
6 1 (1.59%) CCSA
6 1 (1.59%) CCSE
6 1 (1.59%) MCSA
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) COBIT
1 2 (3.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (11.11%) XenApp
5 1 (1.59%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.59%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) SCCM
1 5 (7.94%) vCenter Server
2 3 (4.76%) Ansible
2 3 (4.76%) Cacti
2 3 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (4.76%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (3.17%) Nessus
3 2 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.17%) SCOM
4 1 (1.59%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.59%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (39.68%) Cisco
2 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
3 15 (23.81%) CheckPoint
4 14 (22.22%) VMware
5 13 (20.63%) Citrix
6 9 (14.29%) HP
7 8 (12.70%) Fortinet
7 8 (12.70%) Juniper
8 6 (9.52%) Dell
9 5 (7.94%) 3PAR
9 5 (7.94%) EMC
9 5 (7.94%) F5
10 4 (6.35%) CommVault
10 4 (6.35%) IBM
10 4 (6.35%) ServiceNow
11 3 (4.76%) CA
11 3 (4.76%) NetApp
11 3 (4.76%) NetScout
11 3 (4.76%) Oracle
12 2 (3.17%) Siemens