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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethernet
Rank 84 87 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -54
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 43 43 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.63% 1.65% 4.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.27% 7.24% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 11
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£255 £246 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% -17.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £489 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
686 594 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.93% 22.84% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 221 177
Average daily rate £350 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 35
Average hourly rate £36.00 £26.10 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -25.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Bracknell +11 13 £300 - 3
Reading +3 13 £213 -35.60% 8
Newbury +5 6 £188 -56.39%
Slough -1 5 £380 - 1
Ethernet
South East

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 49 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 36 (42.86%) MPLS
3 29 (34.52%) Cisco
4 22 (26.19%) Internet
5 21 (25.00%) Migration
6 20 (23.81%) BGP
7 19 (22.62%) 3G
7 19 (22.62%) CCNA
7 19 (22.62%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (22.62%) SDH
8 17 (20.24%) VPN
8 17 (20.24%) Security Cleared
9 16 (19.05%) TCP/IP
9 16 (19.05%) CCNP
10 14 (16.67%) Firewall
10 14 (16.67%) 2G
10 14 (16.67%) WAN
10 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 13 (15.48%) ADSL
11 13 (15.48%) SQL
11 13 (15.48%) OSPF
12 12 (14.29%) Oracle
12 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 11 (13.10%) Juniper
13 11 (13.10%) LAN
13 11 (13.10%) IPsec
13 11 (13.10%) VLAN
13 11 (13.10%) 4G
14 10 (11.90%) Software Engineering
14 10 (11.90%) Change Management

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 7 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.95%) IIS
2 5 (5.95%) Apache
3 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 36 (42.86%) MPLS
2 22 (26.19%) Internet
3 20 (23.81%) BGP
4 19 (22.62%) 3G
4 19 (22.62%) SDH
5 17 (20.24%) VPN
6 16 (19.05%) TCP/IP
7 14 (16.67%) Firewall
7 14 (16.67%) 2G
7 14 (16.67%) WAN
8 13 (15.48%) ADSL
8 13 (15.48%) OSPF
9 11 (13.10%) LAN
9 11 (13.10%) IPsec
9 11 (13.10%) VLAN
9 11 (13.10%) 4G
10 10 (11.90%) EIGRP
11 9 (10.71%) SAN
12 8 (9.52%) LTE
12 8 (9.52%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 7 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.95%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Toad
General
1 49 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.57%) Back Office
2 3 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (1.19%) Finance
3 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (19.05%) Network Engineer
2 10 (11.90%) IP Engineer
2 10 (11.90%) Project Manager
3 7 (8.33%) Transmission Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) IP Network Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Coordinator
5 5 (5.95%) Network Consultant
5 5 (5.95%) Consultant
5 5 (5.95%) Security Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) NOC Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (3.57%) Provisioning Engineer
8 2 (2.38%) Solutions Consultant
8 2 (2.38%) Transmission Planner
8 2 (2.38%) Deskside Support
9 1 (1.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) JAXB
1 7 (8.33%) WSDL
1 7 (8.33%) SOAP
1 7 (8.33%) Web Services
1 7 (8.33%) XML
1 7 (8.33%) JMS
2 5 (5.95%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.57%) iPad
3 2 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) Linux
2 9 (10.71%) Windows
3 5 (5.95%) SUSE
3 5 (5.95%) AIX
3 5 (5.95%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (3.57%) Android
5 2 (2.38%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.00%) Migration
2 10 (11.90%) Software Engineering
2 10 (11.90%) Change Management
3 9 (10.71%) PRINCE2
4 8 (9.52%) Mentoring
4 8 (9.52%) Project Planning
4 8 (9.52%) Project Management
5 7 (8.33%) TDD
5 7 (8.33%) ITIL
5 7 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 6 (7.14%) Data Entry
7 5 (5.95%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.95%) Fault Management
8 4 (4.76%) Service Management
9 3 (3.57%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.57%) Requirements Management
9 3 (3.57%) PRINCE
9 3 (3.57%) Network Management
9 3 (3.57%) Data Protection
9 3 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.48%) SQL
2 9 (10.71%) Java
3 7 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.57%) C++
4 3 (3.57%) C
5 2 (2.38%) C#
5 2 (2.38%) Embedded C
5 2 (2.38%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 19 (22.62%) CCNA
1 19 (22.62%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (20.24%) Security Cleared
3 16 (19.05%) CCNP
4 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 9 (10.71%) CCIP
6 6 (7.14%) BC Cleared
7 3 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) vSphere
1 5 (5.95%) FreeRADIUS
2 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.76%) Firmware
3 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 29 (34.52%) Cisco
2 12 (14.29%) Oracle
2 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 11 (13.10%) Juniper
4 9 (10.71%) Huawei
4 9 (10.71%) Cramer
4 9 (10.71%) VMware
5 8 (9.52%) BT
6 7 (8.33%) MetaSolv
6 7 (8.33%) BEA
6 7 (8.33%) HP
6 7 (8.33%) Nortel
7 6 (7.14%) Ericsson
7 6 (7.14%) Fortinet
8 5 (5.95%) IBM
8 5 (5.95%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.95%) Citrix
8 5 (5.95%) CA
8 5 (5.95%) Splunk
9 3 (3.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks