Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 776 804 754
Rank change year-on-year +28 -50 +7
Contract jobs citing DMZ 108 63 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.063% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.47% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 39 74
UK median daily rate £500 £430 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.28% -9.47% +13.10%
10th Percentile £332 £296 £330
90th Percentile £650 £625 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
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 13,611 13,536 16,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.20% 13.62% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,212 8,248 10,031
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £220
90th Percentile £606 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 727 837
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.30% -18.95% +18.75%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.44 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.26% -22.24% +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 18 October 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 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 October 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 +38 97 £475 +9.83% 18
London +7 62 £525 +16.67% 7
UK excluding London +4 46 £425 - 11
North West -2 21 £423 +5.75% 3
North of England -18 21 £423 +5.75% 3
Wales - 10 £700 -
South East -6 8 £421 +15.74% 2
South West -12 4 £350 -
Midlands -15 1 £400 -8.05% 2
West Midlands -18 1 £400 -8.05% 2
Scotland -19 1 - -
East of England - 1 £300 - 4

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 86 (79.63%) Firewall
2 67 (62.04%) Windows
3 64 (59.26%) Active Directory
4 36 (33.33%) IIS
5 33 (30.56%) Windows Server
6 32 (29.63%) Microsoft
6 32 (29.63%) Security Cleared
7 31 (28.70%) PowerShell
8 30 (27.78%) SC Cleared
9 29 (26.85%) Linux
10 27 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (24.07%) ITIL
11 26 (24.07%) Cisco
12 25 (23.15%) SharePoint
13 24 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
14 21 (19.44%) Data Centre
14 21 (19.44%) Unix
15 20 (18.52%) Web Services
15 20 (18.52%) DNS
15 20 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (17.59%) Change Management
16 19 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (16.67%) Middleware
18 17 (15.74%) .NET
18 17 (15.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Project
19 16 (14.81%) LAN
19 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
20 15 (13.89%) SCCM

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 36 (33.33%) IIS
2 25 (23.15%) SharePoint
3 24 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 13 (12.04%) Apache
5 11 (10.19%) nginx
6 9 (8.33%) Tomcat
7 8 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (7.41%) K2 blackpearl
8 6 (5.56%) Skype for Business
9 5 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (4.63%) MS Exchange
9 5 (4.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (9.26%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (12.96%) Office 365
3 8 (7.41%) IaaS
3 8 (7.41%) PaaS
4 6 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.85%) SaaS
7 1 (0.93%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 86 (79.63%) Firewall
2 20 (18.52%) DNS
3 16 (14.81%) LAN
4 15 (13.89%) WAN
5 14 (12.96%) Network Security
6 13 (12.04%) VLAN
7 12 (11.11%) SSL
8 10 (9.26%) Kerberos
8 10 (9.26%) OSPF
8 10 (9.26%) SAN
8 10 (9.26%) VPN
9 9 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (8.33%) VoIP
10 8 (7.41%) BGP
10 8 (7.41%) BIG-IP
10 8 (7.41%) TCP/IP
11 7 (6.48%) DHCP
12 6 (5.56%) EIGRP
12 6 (5.56%) SMTP
12 6 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.93%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.93%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) JIRA
1 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (12.96%) Banking
1 14 (12.96%) Finance
2 11 (10.19%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.85%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.93%) French Language
Job Titles
1 25 (23.15%) Architect
2 19 (17.59%) SharePoint Engineer
3 15 (13.89%) Administrator
4 11 (10.19%) Security Engineer
5 10 (9.26%) Network Engineer
5 10 (9.26%) Security Architect
5 10 (9.26%) SharePoint Administrator
6 9 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
6 9 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
7 8 (7.41%) Middleware Engineer
7 8 (7.41%) Monitoring Engineer
7 8 (7.41%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.56%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (4.63%) SharePoint Architect
10 4 (3.70%) Network Architect
10 4 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.52%) Web Services
2 18 (16.67%) Middleware
3 17 (15.74%) .NET
4 15 (13.89%) SAML
5 11 (10.19%) LDAP
6 6 (5.56%) OAuth
7 3 (2.78%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.93%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.44%) Data Centre
2 19 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.33%) PKI
4 8 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 7 (6.48%) Client/Server
6 6 (5.56%) CESG
6 6 (5.56%) N-Tier
6 6 (5.56%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.78%) BYOD
7 3 (2.78%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.85%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.85%) Clustering
8 2 (1.85%) CMDB
8 2 (1.85%) Equities
8 2 (1.85%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.85%) Handset
8 2 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.85%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 67 (62.04%) Windows
2 33 (30.56%) Windows Server
3 29 (26.85%) Linux
4 27 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (19.44%) Unix
6 20 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (6.48%) AIX
7 7 (6.48%) Solaris
7 7 (6.48%) Windows 2000
7 7 (6.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 7 (6.48%) Windows NT
8 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (5.56%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.85%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.93%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.07%) ITIL
2 19 (17.59%) Change Management
3 17 (15.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (13.89%) Vulnerability Management
5 14 (12.96%) Load Balancing
5 14 (12.96%) Problem Management
6 11 (10.19%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (10.19%) TOGAF
7 10 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (9.26%) DevOps
7 10 (9.26%) Migration
8 9 (8.33%) Information Security
8 9 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
8 9 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 8 (7.41%) Capacity Management
9 8 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (7.41%) Scrum
9 8 (7.41%) Service Desk Management
9 8 (7.41%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.70%) PowerShell
2 13 (12.04%) SQL
3 12 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 12 (11.11%) Python
4 9 (8.33%) C#
5 3 (2.78%) C
5 3 (2.78%) PHP
5 3 (2.78%) Ruby
6 1 (0.93%) Korn
6 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 30 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 18 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (10.19%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (8.33%) Degree
6 8 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (6.48%) MCSE
8 6 (5.56%) CCNA
8 6 (5.56%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (5.56%) HND
9 5 (4.63%) CCNP
10 4 (3.70%) MCSA
11 3 (2.78%) MCSD
11 3 (2.78%) MCTS
11 3 (2.78%) MOS
11 3 (2.78%) PMI Certification
11 3 (2.78%) PMP
11 3 (2.78%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (1.85%) CCSA
13 1 (0.93%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) COBIT
2 1 (0.93%) PMO
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (59.26%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
3 9 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.41%) Docker
4 8 (7.41%) NFS
5 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (4.63%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (4.63%) XenApp
7 4 (3.70%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.85%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.93%) Firmware
9 1 (0.93%) NDS
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (13.89%) SCCM
2 8 (7.41%) Ansible
2 8 (7.41%) BladeLogic
2 8 (7.41%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (7.41%) Kubernetes
2 8 (7.41%) Rancher
3 6 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (4.63%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (2.78%) CSIRT
5 3 (2.78%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.85%) Cisco CME
6 2 (1.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.85%) WSUS
7 1 (0.93%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.93%) Nagios
7 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.93%) Puppet
7 1 (0.93%) SCOM
7 1 (0.93%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 32 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 26 (24.07%) Cisco
3 15 (13.89%) F5
4 14 (12.96%) Citrix
5 13 (12.04%) Red Hat
5 13 (12.04%) VMware
6 12 (11.11%) Palo Alto
7 11 (10.19%) CheckPoint
7 11 (10.19%) NetApp
8 10 (9.26%) ServiceNow
8 10 (9.26%) SolarWinds
9 9 (8.33%) Splunk
10 8 (7.41%) Dynatrace
10 8 (7.41%) EMC
10 8 (7.41%) Fortinet
10 8 (7.41%) Juniper
10 8 (7.41%) Sun
11 7 (6.48%) Hitachi
11 7 (6.48%) IBM
12 5 (4.63%) CA