The first table below looks at the demand for Ethereal skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethereal over the 3 months to 24 July 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 England 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethereal
Rank 556 546 553
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing Ethereal 8 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.004% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.031% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 12
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£355 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 - £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £331
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6782 6355 8246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.74% 13.68% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3677 3365 3737
Average daily rate £361 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 446 633
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Ethereal
UK

Ethereal
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Ethereal Jobs Demand Trend in England

Ethereal
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Ethereal Daily Rate Trend in England

Ethereal
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Ethereal Hourly Rate Trend in England

Ethereal
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethereal within the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
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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
London - 5 £398 -
South East -13 1 - -
North West - - - -
Ethereal
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Ethereal
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Ethereal 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 Ethereal.

1 9 (100.00%) ATM
1 9 (100.00%) WAN
1 9 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 9 (100.00%) VPN
1 9 (100.00%) SSL
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
1 9 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 9 (100.00%) F5
1 9 (100.00%) tcpdump
2 7 (77.78%) snoop
2 7 (77.78%) WebSphere
2 7 (77.78%) IPsec
2 7 (77.78%) Migration
2 7 (77.78%) SSH
2 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 7 (77.78%) SMTP
2 7 (77.78%) HTTP
2 7 (77.78%) UNIX
2 7 (77.78%) Apache
2 7 (77.78%) C
2 7 (77.78%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) Perl
2 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 7 (77.78%) WebLogic
2 7 (77.78%) IIS
3 4 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (22.22%) SONET

Ethereal
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Ethereal 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 Ethereal. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (77.78%) WebSphere
1 7 (77.78%) Apache
1 7 (77.78%) WebLogic
1 7 (77.78%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) ATM
1 9 (100.00%) WAN
1 9 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 9 (100.00%) VPN
1 9 (100.00%) SSL
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
1 9 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 9 (100.00%) tcpdump
2 7 (77.78%) snoop
2 7 (77.78%) IPsec
2 7 (77.78%) SSH
2 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 7 (77.78%) SMTP
2 7 (77.78%) HTTP
3 4 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (22.22%) SONET
4 2 (22.22%) MPLS
4 2 (22.22%) BGP
4 2 (22.22%) DSL
4 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
General
1 2 (22.22%) Publishing
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Network Supervisor
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C
1 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) CCNP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) F5
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Juniper
4 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat