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 3 months to 22 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)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 597 581
Rank change year-on-year +20 -16  
Contract jobs citing DMZ 38 48 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.089% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.55% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 37
Median daily rate £418 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.22% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £382 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £525 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £445 £400
% change year-on-year -4.49% +11.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6351 8706 8089
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.55% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 5295 4556
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 422 468
Median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.58% +22.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

DMZ
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 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 3 months to 22 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
England +39 37 £425 -5.55% 11
London +9 15 £400 -16.66% 6
North West +29 7 £410 - 1
South West +18 6 - -
City of London +5 6 £550 +22.22% 4
Yeovil - 6 - -
Somerset - 6 - -
West Midlands +26 3 £438 -6.66% 2
South East +21 3 £463 +12.12% 2
Lancashire - 3 £418 -
Preston - 3 £418 -
East Midlands -12 2 £820 +56.19%
Cheshire - 2 £413 -
Manchester - 2 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +17 1 £360 -8.86%
West Yorkshire +16 1 £360 -8.86%
Leeds +11 1 £360 -7.69%
Surrey +5 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £463 - 1
Chester - 1 £525 -
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
Basingstoke - 1 £463 -

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for DMZ.

1 33 (41.77%) Firewall
2 28 (35.44%) Microsoft
3 27 (34.18%) Network Security
4 23 (29.11%) Cisco
5 20 (25.32%) Windows
6 18 (22.78%) Finance
7 16 (20.25%) Active Directory
7 16 (20.25%) Internet
8 15 (18.99%) LAN
9 14 (17.72%) VPN
9 14 (17.72%) SQL
9 14 (17.72%) IIS
10 13 (16.46%) WAN
10 13 (16.46%) CheckPoint
10 13 (16.46%) IaaS
10 13 (16.46%) Data Centre
11 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
12 11 (13.92%) Extranet
12 11 (13.92%) Windows Server
13 10 (12.66%) SharePoint
13 10 (12.66%) Banking
13 10 (12.66%) VMware
13 10 (12.66%) VLAN
14 9 (11.39%) PKI
14 9 (11.39%) Reverse Proxy
14 9 (11.39%) DNS
14 9 (11.39%) ITIL
14 9 (11.39%) Citrix
14 9 (11.39%) SAN
14 9 (11.39%) 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 14 (17.72%) IIS
2 10 (12.66%) SharePoint
3 8 (10.13%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.06%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.27%) Apache
7 1 (1.27%) Jetty
7 1 (1.27%) Mule ESB
7 1 (1.27%) nginx
7 1 (1.27%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.46%) IaaS
2 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.33%) PaaS
4 3 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.80%) SaaS
5 2 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (41.77%) Firewall
2 27 (34.18%) Network Security
3 16 (20.25%) Internet
4 15 (18.99%) LAN
5 14 (17.72%) VPN
6 13 (16.46%) WAN
7 11 (13.92%) Extranet
8 10 (12.66%) VLAN
9 9 (11.39%) DNS
9 9 (11.39%) IPsec
9 9 (11.39%) Reverse Proxy
9 9 (11.39%) SAN
10 7 (8.86%) Ethernet
11 6 (7.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (6.33%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (6.33%) TCP/IP
13 4 (5.06%) NAS
13 4 (5.06%) OSPF
13 4 (5.06%) SSL
14 3 (3.80%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) Big Data
2 3 (3.80%) Data Lake
2 3 (3.80%) DocumentDB
3 2 (2.53%) GIS
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.27%) MySQL
4 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Gerrit
1 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.27%) GitLab
1 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.27%) Mercurial
1 1 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (22.78%) Finance
2 10 (12.66%) Banking
3 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.80%) Local Government
4 3 (3.80%) Retail
5 2 (2.53%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.27%) Advertising
6 1 (1.27%) Back Office
6 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (32.91%) Architect
2 17 (21.52%) Security Architect
3 15 (18.99%) Network Architect
3 15 (18.99%) Network Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) Network Security Architect
5 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) SharePoint Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Azure Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Network Support
8 4 (5.06%) Network Technical Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.80%) Senior Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Support Engineer
10 2 (2.53%) SCCM Engineer
10 2 (2.53%) Security Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) COM
2 2 (2.53%) ISPF
3 1 (1.27%) LAMP
3 1 (1.27%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.27%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.27%) Middleware
3 1 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.39%) PKI
3 6 (7.59%) Clustering
3 6 (7.59%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (5.06%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.53%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.32%) Windows
2 11 (13.92%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.59%) Unix
3 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.33%) AIX
4 5 (6.33%) Linux
5 2 (2.53%) CentOS
5 2 (2.53%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.27%) Solaris
6 1 (1.27%) SUSE
6 1 (1.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.39%) ITIL
2 8 (10.13%) Protective Monitoring
3 7 (8.86%) High Availability
3 7 (8.86%) Migration
3 7 (8.86%) Network Design
4 6 (7.59%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (7.59%) SIEM
4 6 (7.59%) Workflow
5 5 (6.33%) Asset Management
5 5 (6.33%) Information Security
5 5 (6.33%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.06%) Information Management
6 4 (5.06%) Operations Management
6 4 (5.06%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.06%) Risk Management
6 4 (5.06%) Security Architecture
6 4 (5.06%) Security Management
7 3 (3.80%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.72%) SQL
2 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.80%) Perl
3 3 (3.80%) Python
3 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.53%) JCL
4 2 (2.53%) VBScript
5 1 (1.27%) Java
5 1 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.13%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (8.86%) CCNP
4 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.53%) CISSP
6 1 (1.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (1.27%) CCIE
6 1 (1.27%) CCSP
6 1 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.27%) CISA
6 1 (1.27%) CISM
6 1 (1.27%) Degree
6 1 (1.27%) IISP
6 1 (1.27%) ISSAP
6 1 (1.27%) ISSEP
6 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.53%) COBIT
3 1 (1.27%) GDPR
3 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 16 (20.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.59%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.06%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.06%) XenApp
5 3 (3.80%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.53%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.27%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.27%) Docker
7 1 (1.27%) KVM
7 1 (1.27%) vSphere
7 1 (1.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) FortiGate
1 5 (6.33%) SCCM
1 5 (6.33%) SCOM
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.80%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.53%) Cacti
4 2 (2.53%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (2.53%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.53%) Nessus
4 2 (2.53%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.53%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.53%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.53%) vRealize
5 1 (1.27%) Ansible
5 1 (1.27%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.27%) logstash
5 1 (1.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (35.44%) Microsoft
2 23 (29.11%) Cisco
3 13 (16.46%) CheckPoint
4 10 (12.66%) VMware
5 9 (11.39%) Citrix
6 7 (8.86%) NetApp
7 6 (7.59%) Juniper
8 4 (5.06%) Dell
8 4 (5.06%) F5
8 4 (5.06%) Fortinet
8 4 (5.06%) HP
8 4 (5.06%) IBM
8 4 (5.06%) Oracle
9 3 (3.80%) New Relic
9 3 (3.80%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.80%) Splunk
10 2 (2.53%) EMC
10 2 (2.53%) NetScout
10 2 (2.53%) Qualys
10 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds
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