Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 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)
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 781 757 794
Rank change year-on-year -24 +37 -52
Contract jobs citing DMZ 105 75 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.079% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 0.58% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 41 53
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +7.14%
10th Percentile £286 £285 £306
90th Percentile £638 £650 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £426
% change year-on-year +5.75% -6.16% +8.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 -

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 13,718 12,983 16,974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.26% 13.64% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,429 7,810 10,281
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £223
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 765 765 789
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +19.42%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.70 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.05%

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 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
England -19 99 £425 -8.11% 14
UK excluding London +26 75 £423 +5.75% 9
North West +4 30 £398 -1.85% 3
North of England +1 30 £398 -1.85% 4
London -41 29 £450 -10.00% 6
South West +18 19 £550 - 1
South East +9 19 £575 +43.75% 1
Wales - 4 £700 - 1
Scotland -46 2 - -
Midlands -11 1 £413 -13.16%
West Midlands -14 1 £413 -5.71%

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 with a requirement for DMZ.

1 77 (73.33%) Firewall
2 53 (50.48%) Windows
3 44 (41.90%) Security Cleared
4 43 (40.95%) SC Cleared
5 39 (37.14%) Cisco
6 38 (36.19%) Active Directory
7 30 (28.57%) SCCM
8 27 (25.71%) IIS
9 25 (23.81%) LAN
9 25 (23.81%) DNS
9 25 (23.81%) Migration
10 24 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (22.86%) Linux
10 24 (22.86%) Windows Server
11 23 (21.90%) TCP/IP
12 22 (20.95%) Microsoft
13 21 (20.00%) WAN
13 21 (20.00%) SAN
13 21 (20.00%) Network Security
14 19 (18.10%) Fortinet
14 19 (18.10%) VMware
14 19 (18.10%) Citrix
14 19 (18.10%) CCNP
14 19 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (17.14%) Finance
16 17 (16.19%) Unix
16 17 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (15.24%) CCNA
18 15 (14.29%) Web Services
18 15 (14.29%) IPsec

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 27 (25.71%) IIS
2 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.81%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.86%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.90%) Apache
4 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.76%) Office 365
4 4 (3.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.90%) IaaS
5 2 (1.90%) PaaS
6 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.95%) G Suite
6 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (73.33%) Firewall
2 25 (23.81%) DNS
2 25 (23.81%) LAN
3 23 (21.90%) TCP/IP
4 21 (20.00%) Network Security
4 21 (20.00%) SAN
4 21 (20.00%) WAN
5 15 (14.29%) IPsec
6 14 (13.33%) VLAN
7 13 (12.38%) Internet
7 13 (12.38%) VPN
8 12 (11.43%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (8.57%) Ethernet
9 9 (8.57%) NAS
10 7 (6.67%) BGP
10 7 (6.67%) SSL
11 6 (5.71%) OSPF
12 5 (4.76%) DHCP
12 5 (4.76%) Wireless
13 4 (3.81%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.95%) MySQL
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.95%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.95%) Gerrit
1 1 (0.95%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.95%) MSI
General
1 18 (17.14%) Finance
2 6 (5.71%) Banking
3 3 (2.86%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.95%) French Language
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (18.10%) Network Engineer
2 15 (14.29%) Architect
3 13 (12.38%) Project Manager
3 13 (12.38%) Security Engineer
4 12 (11.43%) Analyst
5 11 (10.48%) Security Analyst
6 9 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) Technical Architect
7 8 (7.62%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) Vulnerability Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 4 (3.81%) Consultant
11 4 (3.81%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.29%) Web Services
2 7 (6.67%) LDAP
3 4 (3.81%) Middleware
3 4 (3.81%) OAuth
3 4 (3.81%) OpenID
4 1 (0.95%) JSON
4 1 (0.95%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.95%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (14.29%) PKI
3 12 (11.43%) Data Centre
4 10 (9.52%) Client/Server
5 6 (5.71%) Virtual Team
6 5 (4.76%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.81%) Cyberattack
8 2 (1.90%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.90%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.90%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.95%) CESG
9 1 (0.95%) Equities
9 1 (0.95%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.95%) NHS
9 1 (0.95%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 53 (50.48%) Windows
2 24 (22.86%) Linux
2 24 (22.86%) Windows Server
3 17 (16.19%) Unix
4 15 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (10.48%) AIX
6 11 (10.48%) Solaris
6 11 (10.48%) Windows 2000
6 11 (10.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 11 (10.48%) Windows NT
6 11 (10.48%) Windows XP
7 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.90%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.95%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.81%) Migration
2 14 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (12.38%) ITIL
4 12 (11.43%) Incident Management
5 11 (10.48%) Configuration Management
5 11 (10.48%) Time Management
6 10 (9.52%) Asset Management
7 9 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (8.57%) Change Management
7 9 (8.57%) Software Deployment
8 8 (7.62%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (7.62%) Deployment Automation
8 8 (7.62%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (7.62%) Problem Management
8 8 (7.62%) Software Distribution
9 7 (6.67%) Risk Management
10 6 (5.71%) Information Security
10 6 (5.71%) Load Balancing
10 6 (5.71%) SIEM
10 6 (5.71%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.52%) SQL
2 4 (3.81%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.90%) C
4 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.95%) Java
4 1 (0.95%) Korn
4 1 (0.95%) Perl
4 1 (0.95%) Python
4 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (41.90%) Security Cleared
2 43 (40.95%) SC Cleared
3 24 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (18.10%) CCNP
5 16 (15.24%) CCNA
6 11 (10.48%) CISSP
7 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (7.62%) MCSA
9 6 (5.71%) CCDA
9 6 (5.71%) CCDE
9 6 (5.71%) CCDP
9 6 (5.71%) CCENT
9 6 (5.71%) CCIE
9 6 (5.71%) Degree
9 6 (5.71%) DV Cleared
10 5 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.86%) MCSE
12 2 (1.90%) CCSA
12 2 (1.90%) CISA
12 2 (1.90%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) COBIT
1 2 (1.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.95%) FIPS 140-2
2 1 (0.95%) GDPR
2 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 38 (36.19%) Active Directory
2 17 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (13.33%) XenApp
4 11 (10.48%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 7 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.90%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.95%) UAG
9 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (28.57%) SCCM
2 15 (14.29%) FortiGate
3 10 (9.52%) Nmap
4 9 (8.57%) Nessus
4 9 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (5.71%) WSUS
6 3 (2.86%) CSIRT
7 2 (1.90%) Cisco CME
7 2 (1.90%) Nagios
7 2 (1.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.90%) SCOM
7 2 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.95%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.95%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.95%) RSA Security Analytics
8 1 (0.95%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (37.14%) Cisco
2 22 (20.95%) Microsoft
3 19 (18.10%) Citrix
3 19 (18.10%) Fortinet
3 19 (18.10%) VMware
4 13 (12.38%) HP
4 13 (12.38%) Red Hat
5 12 (11.43%) Palo Alto
5 12 (11.43%) Sun
6 11 (10.48%) EMC
6 11 (10.48%) Hitachi
6 11 (10.48%) IBM
6 11 (10.48%) Symantec
7 10 (9.52%) CheckPoint
8 9 (8.57%) F5
9 7 (6.67%) SolarWinds
10 6 (5.71%) Splunk
11 5 (4.76%) Juniper
12 4 (3.81%) Axway
12 4 (3.81%) McAfee