Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 815 727 757
Rank change year-on-year -88 +30 -24
Contract jobs citing DMZ 65 151 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.97% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 86 95
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +21.79% -6.59%
10th Percentile £259 £334 £306
90th Percentile £625 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £413 £360
% change year-on-year +1.21% +14.74% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.46% -32.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - -7.69% +0.65%

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 14065 15574 15897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.62% 15.29% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8639 9426 9232
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 716 799 986
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.23 £48.88 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.23 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.57% +18.17% -2.38%

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 18 December 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 12 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 18 December 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 -100 58 £463 -2.63% 10
London -100 35 £500 +5.26% 3
UK excluding London -9 30 £418 +1.21% 8
South East -17 13 £320 -30.66% 2
North of England +36 7 £400 +6.67% 1
Scotland -8 6 £620 - 1
Yorkshire +7 5 £450 +28.57%
West Midlands +18 2 £435 -19.44%
Midlands +11 2 £435 -19.44%
North West +11 2 £400 +3.23% 1
East of England -8 1 - - 3
Wales - 1 £192 -

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 36 (55.38%) Firewall
2 28 (43.08%) Windows
2 28 (43.08%) Cisco
2 28 (43.08%) Data Centre
3 22 (33.85%) CheckPoint
4 17 (26.15%) Active Directory
5 15 (23.08%) Finance
6 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (21.54%) Network Security
7 13 (20.00%) Internet
7 13 (20.00%) LDAP
7 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
8 12 (18.46%) Citrix
8 12 (18.46%) VMware
8 12 (18.46%) PowerShell
9 11 (16.92%) High Availability
9 11 (16.92%) Information Security
10 10 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (15.38%) Unix
10 10 (15.38%) VPN
10 10 (15.38%) NetScaler
11 9 (13.85%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (13.85%) Hadoop
11 9 (13.85%) PKI
11 9 (13.85%) Kerberos
11 9 (13.85%) WAN
11 9 (13.85%) Linux
11 9 (13.85%) ITIL

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 5 (7.69%) IIS
2 3 (4.62%) Apache
2 3 (4.62%) nginx
2 3 (4.62%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.08%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.15%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (6.15%) IaaS
2 4 (6.15%) PaaS
2 4 (6.15%) SaaS
3 2 (3.08%) Office 365
4 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 36 (55.38%) Firewall
2 14 (21.54%) Network Security
3 13 (20.00%) Internet
3 13 (20.00%) LDAP
4 10 (15.38%) NetScaler
4 10 (15.38%) VPN
5 9 (13.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (13.85%) Kerberos
5 9 (13.85%) WAN
6 8 (12.31%) VLAN
7 7 (10.77%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (10.77%) IPsec
7 7 (10.77%) SAN
8 6 (9.23%) LAN
9 5 (7.69%) BGP
9 5 (7.69%) OSPF
9 5 (7.69%) VoIP
10 4 (6.15%) SSL
10 4 (6.15%) VSAN
11 3 (4.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MSI
1 1 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (23.08%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Banking
3 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.62%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Advertising
5 1 (1.54%) Back Office
5 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Architect
2 14 (21.54%) Network Engineer
3 13 (20.00%) Security Architect
4 9 (13.85%) Active Directory Engineer
4 9 (13.85%) Security Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Network Architect
8 4 (6.15%) Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) IT Architect
8 4 (6.15%) IT Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) IT Security Architect
8 4 (6.15%) IT Security Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Network Security Architect
8 4 (6.15%) PowerShell Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support
9 3 (4.62%) SAN Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) REST
2 1 (1.54%) Middleware
2 1 (1.54%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 28 (43.08%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.85%) PKI
3 5 (7.69%) EMC VNX
3 5 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.15%) Public Cloud
4 4 (6.15%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (4.62%) CMDB
5 3 (4.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.54%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.54%) PMI
6 1 (1.54%) Replication
6 1 (1.54%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.54%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 28 (43.08%) Windows
2 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (15.38%) Unix
5 9 (13.85%) Linux
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.92%) High Availability
1 11 (16.92%) Information Security
2 9 (13.85%) ITIL
2 9 (13.85%) Migration
3 7 (10.77%) Network Design
4 6 (9.23%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (9.23%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 5 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
5 5 (7.69%) Network Segmentation
5 5 (7.69%) Security Architecture
6 4 (6.15%) Network Management
6 4 (6.15%) Network Virtualisation
6 4 (6.15%) Security Operations
7 3 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.62%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.62%) Low Latency
7 3 (4.62%) SIEM
7 3 (4.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.46%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.31%) Python
3 6 (9.23%) Bash Shell
4 5 (7.69%) Perl
5 4 (6.15%) PHP
6 3 (4.62%) Ruby
6 3 (4.62%) VBScript
7 1 (1.54%) Java
7 1 (1.54%) SQL
7 1 (1.54%) VB
7 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
2 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.23%) CCNP
4 4 (6.15%) CCNA
5 3 (4.62%) CCIE
5 3 (4.62%) CCSA
5 3 (4.62%) CCSE
5 3 (4.62%) CISSP
5 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (3.08%) CCDP
6 2 (3.08%) CCSP
6 2 (3.08%) IISP
6 2 (3.08%) ISSAP
6 2 (3.08%) ISSEP
6 2 (3.08%) SSCP
7 1 (1.54%) CISA
7 1 (1.54%) MCSA
7 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.62%) GDPR
3 2 (3.08%) COBIT
3 2 (3.08%) FIPS 140-2
3 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.54%) P3O
System Software
1 17 (26.15%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.23%) XenApp
4 5 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.08%) UAG
5 2 (3.08%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) vCenter Server
2 3 (4.62%) Ansible
2 3 (4.62%) Cacti
2 3 (4.62%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (4.62%) HAProxy
2 3 (4.62%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (4.62%) SCCM
3 2 (3.08%) SCOM
4 1 (1.54%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.54%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.54%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.54%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 28 (43.08%) Cisco
2 22 (33.85%) CheckPoint
3 12 (18.46%) Citrix
3 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
3 12 (18.46%) VMware
4 9 (13.85%) HP
5 7 (10.77%) F5
5 7 (10.77%) Palo Alto
5 7 (10.77%) ServiceNow
6 6 (9.23%) EMC
6 6 (9.23%) Fortinet
7 5 (7.69%) 3PAR
7 5 (7.69%) Dell
7 5 (7.69%) Juniper
7 5 (7.69%) Oracle
8 4 (6.15%) CA
8 4 (6.15%) CommVault
9 3 (4.62%) NetScout
9 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.08%) Sourcefire