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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 584 577
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7  
Contract jobs citing DMZ 40 55 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.70% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 35
Median daily rate £491 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.16% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £280 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £625 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £450
% change year-on-year +10.34% -19.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - £21.50

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 6520 7903 8008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.46% 14.75% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4030 4739 4375
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £233 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 336 444
Median hourly rate £24.00 £32.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +17.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +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 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DMZ in the UK

DMZ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DMZ in the UK

DMZ
Top 27 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 28 March 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 +13 36 £500 +5.26% 6
London +14 24 £525 +5.00% 6
North West +29 4 £450 -
South West 0 4 £750 +123.88%
Cheshire +26 3 £413 -8.33%
Somerset - 3 - -
Yeovil - 3 - -
Scotland +25 2 - - 1
West Midlands +15 2 £419 -
City of London -21 2 £525 -6.66% 2
Bromley - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
Channel Islands - 2 £290 -
Guernsey - 2 £290 -
Berkshire +26 1 £400 -
Chester +12 1 £450 -
Yorkshire +10 1 £600 -
South East +7 1 £400 -
South Yorkshire +4 1 £600 -
Sheffield +3 1 £600 -
Liverpool - 1 £575 -
Merseyside - 1 £575 -
Bracknell - 1 £400 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £750 -
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
Jersey - 1 £290 -

DMZ
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 54 (50.94%) Firewall
2 40 (37.74%) Cisco
3 35 (33.02%) VPN
4 29 (27.36%) CheckPoint
5 27 (25.47%) WAN
6 26 (24.53%) Network Security
7 25 (23.58%) LAN
8 21 (19.81%) Microsoft
8 21 (19.81%) Windows
9 19 (17.92%) IPsec
10 18 (16.98%) Security Cleared
11 17 (16.04%) OSPF
11 17 (16.04%) Active Directory
11 17 (16.04%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (15.09%) SC Cleared
12 16 (15.09%) Finance
12 16 (15.09%) Data Centre
13 15 (14.15%) Unix
14 14 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (12.26%) Oracle
15 13 (12.26%) Spanning Tree
15 13 (12.26%) IaaS
16 12 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
16 12 (11.32%) SQL
16 12 (11.32%) CCNP
16 12 (11.32%) Banking
16 12 (11.32%) Reverse Proxy
17 11 (10.38%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (10.38%) Linux
17 11 (10.38%) FortiGate

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 (8.49%) Apache
1 9 (8.49%) IIS
1 9 (8.49%) Tomcat
2 7 (6.60%) Mule ESB
2 7 (6.60%) nginx
2 7 (6.60%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.66%) Confluence
3 6 (5.66%) Jetty
3 6 (5.66%) WildFly
4 5 (4.72%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.83%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.89%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.94%) JBoss
7 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (9.43%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (9.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (8.49%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.26%) IaaS
2 12 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.55%) PaaS
4 5 (4.72%) Office 365
5 3 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.94%) GitHub
6 1 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (50.94%) Firewall
2 35 (33.02%) VPN
3 27 (25.47%) WAN
4 26 (24.53%) Network Security
5 25 (23.58%) LAN
6 19 (17.92%) IPsec
7 17 (16.04%) OSPF
8 13 (12.26%) Spanning Tree
9 12 (11.32%) Reverse Proxy
10 11 (10.38%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (9.43%) HSRP
11 10 (9.43%) Internet
11 10 (9.43%) VoIP
11 10 (9.43%) VRRP
11 10 (9.43%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (9.43%) Wireless
12 9 (8.49%) DNS
12 9 (8.49%) MPLS
12 9 (8.49%) SAN
13 8 (7.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.49%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (7.55%) MySQL
4 7 (6.60%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.60%) Oracle Database
4 7 (6.60%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.83%) Big Data
5 3 (2.83%) Data Lake
5 3 (2.83%) DocumentDB
6 2 (1.89%) GIS
7 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.94%) Redis
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (9.43%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.60%) Gerrit
2 7 (6.60%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.60%) Mercurial
3 6 (5.66%) GitLab
3 6 (5.66%) JIRA
4 3 (2.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.94%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.94%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (15.09%) Finance
2 12 (11.32%) Banking
3 5 (4.72%) Retail
4 4 (3.77%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.83%) Front Office
5 3 (2.83%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.89%) Local Government
6 2 (1.89%) Publishing
7 1 (0.94%) Advertising
7 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (30.19%) Architect
2 24 (22.64%) Network Engineer
3 19 (17.92%) Network Architect
4 15 (14.15%) Security Architect
5 12 (11.32%) Analyst
6 11 (10.38%) Network Support
7 10 (9.43%) DBA
7 10 (9.43%) Oracle DBA
8 9 (8.49%) Network Security Architect
8 9 (8.49%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 9 (8.49%) Voice Engineer
8 9 (8.49%) Voice Network Engineer
9 8 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (7.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (7.55%) Senior Network Engineer
9 8 (7.55%) Senior Network Support
9 8 (7.55%) Support Engineer
10 7 (6.60%) Network Support Engineer
10 7 (6.60%) Senior Network Support Engineer
10 7 (6.60%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.60%) LAMP
1 7 (6.60%) LAPP Stack
1 7 (6.60%) LEMP Stack
1 7 (6.60%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (2.83%) .NET
2 3 (2.83%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.83%) J2EE
2 3 (2.83%) XMPP
3 2 (1.89%) ISPF
4 1 (0.94%) COM
4 1 (0.94%) OAuth
4 1 (0.94%) SAML
4 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.09%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.60%) PKI
3 6 (5.66%) Clustering
3 6 (5.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.89%) CESG
5 2 (1.89%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.94%) NHS
6 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.94%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.81%) Windows
2 15 (14.15%) Unix
3 11 (10.38%) Linux
4 7 (6.60%) CentOS
4 7 (6.60%) Ubuntu
5 6 (5.66%) AIX
5 6 (5.66%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.83%) Solaris
8 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
2 10 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (9.43%) DevOps
2 10 (9.43%) Migration
2 10 (9.43%) Scrum
3 9 (8.49%) Asset Management
3 9 (8.49%) ERP
3 9 (8.49%) Load Balancing
4 8 (7.55%) ITIL
4 8 (7.55%) Network Design
4 8 (7.55%) PRINCE2
5 7 (6.60%) Change Management
5 7 (6.60%) Investment Management
6 6 (5.66%) High Availability
6 6 (5.66%) Operations Management
6 6 (5.66%) Waterfall
7 5 (4.72%) Information Security
7 5 (4.72%) Network Architecture
7 5 (4.72%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.32%) SQL
2 8 (7.55%) Python
3 7 (6.60%) Bash Shell
3 7 (6.60%) Perl
4 3 (2.83%) Java
4 3 (2.83%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.89%) C
5 2 (1.89%) JCL
5 2 (1.89%) PHP
5 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (16.98%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.04%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (15.09%) SC Cleared
4 12 (11.32%) CCNP
5 8 (7.55%) CCSA
6 4 (3.77%) CISSP
7 3 (2.83%) CCNA
7 3 (2.83%) CISA
7 3 (2.83%) IIBA
7 3 (2.83%) ISEB
8 1 (0.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.94%) CCIE
8 1 (0.94%) CCSP
8 1 (0.94%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.94%) IISP
8 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.94%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.89%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (16.04%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.49%) Docker
3 8 (7.55%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.66%) Xen
5 5 (4.72%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.89%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.89%) SRDF
7 2 (1.89%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.89%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (1.89%) XenApp
8 1 (0.94%) BIND 9
8 1 (0.94%) Firmware
8 1 (0.94%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.94%) vCloud
8 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (10.38%) FortiGate
2 7 (6.60%) Ansible
2 7 (6.60%) HAProxy
2 7 (6.60%) Kibana
2 7 (6.60%) logstash
2 7 (6.60%) ZABBIX
3 5 (4.72%) SCOM
4 4 (3.77%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (3.77%) Puppet
5 3 (2.83%) SCCM
5 3 (2.83%) vRealize
6 2 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.89%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.94%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.94%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.94%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.94%) Salt
Vendors
1 40 (37.74%) Cisco
2 29 (27.36%) CheckPoint
3 21 (19.81%) Microsoft
4 13 (12.26%) Oracle
5 9 (8.49%) Hyperion
5 9 (8.49%) VMware
6 7 (6.60%) Citrix
6 7 (6.60%) Red Hat
6 7 (6.60%) Splunk
7 5 (4.72%) NetApp
7 5 (4.72%) Palo Alto
8 4 (3.77%) EMC
8 4 (3.77%) F5
8 4 (3.77%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.83%) Dell
9 3 (2.83%) IBM
9 3 (2.83%) Juniper
9 3 (2.83%) New Relic
9 3 (2.83%) Sybase
9 3 (2.83%) Verint