The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
England / West Midlands
Rank 117 129 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 -  
Contract jobs citing DMZ 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.043% 0.037% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £438 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £406 £450
% change year-on-year +3.07% -9.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 322 298 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.98% 11.06% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 137 168
Median daily rate £395 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 43
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

DMZ
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

DMZ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DMZ in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for DMZ in the West Midlands

DMZ
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for DMZ.

1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) CCNP
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) Wi-Fi
1 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
1 5 (71.43%) FortiGate
2 4 (57.14%) Network Architecture
2 4 (57.14%) OSPF
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Hyperion
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications

DMZ
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) OSPF
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Network Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared DBA
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Network Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CCNP
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Hyperion
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle