The table below looks at the statistics for Ethernet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethernet over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethernet
Rank 93 76 52
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -24
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 36 55 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.25% 1.97% 3.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.65% 8.22% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 11
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£294 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1025.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.85 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-20.37% +14.28%
Ethernet
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
774 669 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.87% 24.00% 27.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 249 186
Average daily rate £313 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 45 26
Average hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

Ethernet
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ethernet across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Ethernet Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Ethernet
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ethernet across the Berkshire region.

Ethernet Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Ethernet
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ethernet across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Ethernet Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Ethernet
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ethernet across the Berkshire region.

Ethernet Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Ethernet
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethernet within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 12 £331 +39.47% 7
Slough - 9 £486 -
Bracknell +8 7 - -
Newbury -4 7 £188 -56.39%
Maidenhead - - - -
Ethernet
South East

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Ethernet also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ethernet.

1 51 (57.95%) Telecoms
2 38 (43.18%) MPLS
3 30 (34.09%) Cisco
4 28 (31.82%) Internet
5 22 (25.00%) WAN
6 21 (23.86%) BGP
6 21 (23.86%) Migration
6 21 (23.86%) Security Cleared
7 20 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (22.73%) CCNA
8 19 (21.59%) TCP/IP
8 19 (21.59%) VPN
9 18 (20.45%) SDH
10 17 (19.32%) CCNP
10 17 (19.32%) 3G
11 16 (18.18%) ADSL
12 15 (17.05%) OSPF
12 15 (17.05%) SC Cleared
13 14 (15.91%) Microsoft
14 13 (14.77%) LAN
15 12 (13.64%) Broadband
15 12 (13.64%) SQL
15 12 (13.64%) EIGRP
15 12 (13.64%) 2G
15 12 (13.64%) Firewall
16 11 (12.50%) Oracle
16 11 (12.50%) Windows
16 11 (12.50%) Juniper
17 10 (11.36%) PRINCE2
17 10 (11.36%) BT

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Ethernet also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ethernet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.95%) WebLogic
1 7 (7.95%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.55%) IIS
2 4 (4.55%) Apache
3 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 38 (43.18%) MPLS
2 28 (31.82%) Internet
3 22 (25.00%) WAN
4 21 (23.86%) BGP
5 19 (21.59%) TCP/IP
5 19 (21.59%) VPN
6 18 (20.45%) SDH
7 17 (19.32%) 3G
8 16 (18.18%) ADSL
9 15 (17.05%) OSPF
10 13 (14.77%) LAN
11 12 (13.64%) Broadband
11 12 (13.64%) EIGRP
11 12 (13.64%) 2G
11 12 (13.64%) Firewall
12 10 (11.36%) IPsec
12 10 (11.36%) DSL
13 9 (10.23%) xDSL
13 9 (10.23%) 4G
13 9 (10.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) Oracle Database
1 7 (7.95%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Toad
2 1 (1.14%) InstallShield
General
1 51 (57.95%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.68%) Marketing
3 3 (3.41%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Back Office
5 1 (1.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (19.32%) Network Engineer
2 10 (11.36%) Project Manager
2 10 (11.36%) IP Engineer
3 7 (7.95%) Transmission Engineer
3 7 (7.95%) IP Network Engineer
4 6 (6.82%) Product Manager
4 6 (6.82%) Support Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) Network Consultant
5 5 (5.68%) Consultant
5 5 (5.68%) Coordinator
6 4 (4.55%) Security Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) NOC Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (3.41%) Provisioning Engineer
8 2 (2.27%) Solutions Consultant
8 2 (2.27%) Deskside Support
9 1 (1.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.95%) SOAP
1 7 (7.95%) Web Services
1 7 (7.95%) XML
1 7 (7.95%) JMS
1 7 (7.95%) WSDL
1 7 (7.95%) JAXB
2 4 (4.55%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.27%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (2.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.50%) Windows
2 9 (10.23%) Linux
3 4 (4.55%) SUSE
3 4 (4.55%) AIX
3 4 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.27%) Android
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.86%) Migration
2 10 (11.36%) PRINCE2
2 10 (11.36%) Software Engineering
3 9 (10.23%) Change Management
4 8 (9.09%) ITIL
5 7 (7.95%) Data Migration
5 7 (7.95%) Mentoring
5 7 (7.95%) Project Management
5 7 (7.95%) TDD
5 7 (7.95%) Project Planning
6 6 (6.82%) Data Entry
7 5 (5.68%) Fault Management
8 4 (4.55%) Load Balancing
8 4 (4.55%) Matrix Management
8 4 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.55%) PRINCE
9 3 (3.41%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (3.41%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (3.41%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.64%) SQL
2 9 (10.23%) Java
3 7 (7.95%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.41%) C++
4 3 (3.41%) C
5 2 (2.27%) Embedded C
5 2 (2.27%) Embedded C++
5 2 (2.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (23.86%) Security Cleared
2 20 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (22.73%) CCNA
3 17 (19.32%) CCNP
4 15 (17.05%) SC Cleared
5 9 (10.23%) CCIP
6 8 (9.09%) BC Cleared
7 6 (6.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.55%) vSphere
2 4 (4.55%) FreeRADIUS
3 3 (3.41%) Firmware
4 2 (2.27%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (3.41%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.14%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (34.09%) Cisco
2 14 (15.91%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.50%) Oracle
3 11 (12.50%) Juniper
4 10 (11.36%) BT
4 10 (11.36%) VMware
5 9 (10.23%) Cramer
6 8 (9.09%) HP
6 8 (9.09%) Nortel
7 7 (7.95%) BEA
7 7 (7.95%) MetaSolv
7 7 (7.95%) Huawei
8 5 (5.68%) Fortinet
9 4 (4.55%) IBM
9 4 (4.55%) CA
9 4 (4.55%) Ericsson
9 4 (4.55%) Citrix
9 4 (4.55%) CheckPoint
9 4 (4.55%) Splunk
10 3 (3.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks