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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethernet
Rank 94 102 75
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -27
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 26 18 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.03% 0.71% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.98% 3.16% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 15
Average daily rate
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£356 £175 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £265 £277
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
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
653 570 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.84% 22.54% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 196 181
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.04 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £134.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +8 7 - - 6
Slough +6 4 £356 - 1
Maidenhead +5 2 - -
Newbury -4 1 - - 1
Bracknell -4 1 - - 1
Ethernet
South East

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 36 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 21 (33.33%) ATM
3 20 (31.75%) SDH
3 20 (31.75%) WAN
3 20 (31.75%) MPLS
3 20 (31.75%) Internet
4 18 (28.57%) VPN
5 17 (26.98%) Broadband
6 15 (23.81%) Cisco
7 14 (22.22%) CCNP
7 14 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
8 13 (20.63%) OSPF
8 13 (20.63%) BGP
8 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
9 12 (19.05%) ADSL
9 12 (19.05%) 3G
9 12 (19.05%) CCNA
9 12 (19.05%) Radio Access Network
10 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
10 11 (17.46%) xDSL
10 11 (17.46%) HP
10 11 (17.46%) Marketing
11 10 (15.87%) LAN
12 9 (14.29%) EIGRP
12 9 (14.29%) Firewall
12 9 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (12.70%) 4G
13 8 (12.70%) Migration

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

Applications
1 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (6.35%) MS Office
4 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.33%) ATM
2 20 (31.75%) SDH
2 20 (31.75%) WAN
2 20 (31.75%) Internet
2 20 (31.75%) MPLS
3 18 (28.57%) VPN
4 17 (26.98%) Broadband
5 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
5 13 (20.63%) OSPF
5 13 (20.63%) BGP
6 12 (19.05%) 3G
6 12 (19.05%) ADSL
6 12 (19.05%) Radio Access Network
7 11 (17.46%) xDSL
8 10 (15.87%) LAN
9 9 (14.29%) EIGRP
9 9 (14.29%) Firewall
10 8 (12.70%) RIP
10 8 (12.70%) 4G
10 8 (12.70%) 2G
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.59%) InstallShield
General
1 36 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 11 (17.46%) Marketing
3 2 (3.17%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Finance
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (15.87%) Network Engineer
1 10 (15.87%) Product Manager
2 6 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 5 (7.94%) Architect
3 5 (7.94%) IP Network Engineer
3 5 (7.94%) IP Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Network Architect
4 4 (6.35%) Strategy Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Architecture Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Coordinator
5 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Senior Architect
5 3 (4.76%) Transmission Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Senior Network Architect
6 2 (3.17%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (3.17%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.17%) Economics
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Linux
2 5 (7.94%) Windows
3 4 (6.35%) Solaris
3 4 (6.35%) UNIX
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2
2 8 (12.70%) Migration
3 7 (11.11%) ITIL
4 5 (7.94%) Network Design
5 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.35%) PRINCE
5 4 (6.35%) Matrix Management
5 4 (6.35%) Data Entry
5 4 (6.35%) Network Management
6 3 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.76%) Product Management
6 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.76%) Project Management
6 3 (4.76%) Service Management
6 3 (4.76%) Network Planning
6 3 (4.76%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.17%) Change Management
7 2 (3.17%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) CCNP
1 14 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (19.05%) CCNA
3 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
4 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.52%) BC Cleared
5 5 (7.94%) DV Cleared
5 5 (7.94%) Degree
6 4 (6.35%) Sun Certification
6 4 (6.35%) SCSA
7 1 (1.59%) CCIE
7 1 (1.59%) CCDP
7 1 (1.59%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.59%) Iperf
2 1 (1.59%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Cisco
2 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
3 11 (17.46%) HP
4 8 (12.70%) BT
4 8 (12.70%) Huawei
5 4 (6.35%) Fortinet
5 4 (6.35%) VMware
5 4 (6.35%) Sun
5 4 (6.35%) Juniper
5 4 (6.35%) Oracle
5 4 (6.35%) Veritas
5 4 (6.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (4.76%) F5
6 3 (4.76%) Cramer
7 1 (1.59%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.59%) Nortel
7 1 (1.59%) ComArch
7 1 (1.59%) NEC
7 1 (1.59%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.59%) Brocade