The first table below looks at the demand for Ethernet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethernet over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethernet
Rank 68 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.71% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.69% 1.64% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £255 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £280 £305
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
128 122 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.13% 16.25% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 65
Average daily rate £340 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £224 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £9.20 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Ethernet
North West

Ethernet
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Ethernet Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Ethernet
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Ethernet Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Ethernet
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Ethernet Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Ethernet
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethernet within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Ethernet
North West

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 11 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (72.73%) Logistics
3 7 (63.64%) Migration
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 6 (54.55%) Network Design
5 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
6 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 4 (36.36%) Ericsson
7 3 (27.27%) SLA
7 3 (27.27%) ATM
7 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (27.27%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (18.18%) ProCurve
8 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (18.18%) ISDN
8 2 (18.18%) LAN
8 2 (18.18%) PSTN
8 2 (18.18%) WAN
8 2 (18.18%) SNMP
8 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 2 (18.18%) VPN
8 2 (18.18%) Cisco
8 2 (18.18%) ADSL
8 2 (18.18%) CCNP
8 2 (18.18%) CCNA
8 2 (18.18%) HP

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) ATM
1 3 (27.27%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (18.18%) ISDN
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) PSTN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) SNMP
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) ADSL
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) MPLS
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) Wireless
General
1 11 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Technical Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Transmission Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Logistics
2 7 (63.64%) Migration
3 6 (54.55%) Network Design
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Information Security
6 1 (9.09%) Balanced Scorecard
6 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCNP
1 2 (18.18%) CCNA
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Ericsson
3 2 (18.18%) ProCurve
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) NEC