The table below looks at the statistics for Ethernet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethernet over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethernet
Rank 61 59 56
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.38% 0.31% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.54% 2.41% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
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£214 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £273 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.09% -10.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -14.06%
Ethernet
West Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
118 83 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.11% 12.69% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 54 45
Average daily rate £300 £345 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 5
Average hourly rate £20.25 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.64% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.20 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.10 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

Ethernet
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Ethernet Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Ethernet
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Ethernet Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Ethernet
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Ethernet Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Avaya
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) SonicWALL
2 2 (40.00%) Mitel
2 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (40.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (40.00%) WLAN
2 2 (40.00%) Radware
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) 3G
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Nortel
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) ADSL
3 1 (20.00%) ATM
3 1 (20.00%) Broadband
3 1 (20.00%) GSM
3 1 (20.00%) ISDN
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) PSTN

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) WLAN
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) 3G
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) DSLAM
3 1 (20.00%) DSL
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) ADSL
3 1 (20.00%) ATM
3 1 (20.00%) Broadband
3 1 (20.00%) GSM
3 1 (20.00%) ISDN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Service Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Network Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Network Services Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) WFM
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Avaya
2 2 (40.00%) Mitel
2 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (40.00%) SonicWALL
2 2 (40.00%) Radware
3 1 (20.00%) BT
3 1 (20.00%) Cramer
3 1 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) Nortel