The table below looks at the statistics for Ethernet skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethernet over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethernet
Rank 136 125 104
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -21
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 17 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.36% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.32% 2.72% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £278
% change year-on-year
+29.16% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £9.27 - £12.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £38.25 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-41.17% +13.33%
Ethernet
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
512 405 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.21% 13.16% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 178 121
Average daily rate £325 £310 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +2.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £200 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 31 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

Ethernet
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Ethernet Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Ethernet
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Ethernet Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Ethernet
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Ethernet Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Ethernet
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethernet within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 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
Manchester -11 13 - - 10
Merseyside -12 3 - -
Ethernet
England

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 35 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 22 (48.89%) BT
3 19 (42.22%) IPv4
3 19 (42.22%) Linux
3 19 (42.22%) VPN
4 18 (40.00%) Broadband
4 18 (40.00%) Cisco
4 18 (40.00%) UNIX
4 18 (40.00%) IPv6
4 18 (40.00%) CCIE
4 18 (40.00%) CCNP
4 18 (40.00%) CCIP
4 18 (40.00%) CCNA
4 18 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (40.00%) Juniper
4 18 (40.00%) MPLS
4 18 (40.00%) OSPF
4 18 (40.00%) BGP
4 18 (40.00%) L2TP
4 18 (40.00%) RSVP
4 18 (40.00%) VRRP
4 18 (40.00%) BT 21CN
4 18 (40.00%) JNCIA
4 18 (40.00%) JNCIP
4 18 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
4 18 (40.00%) Junos
4 18 (40.00%) HSRP
4 18 (40.00%) IOS XR
5 13 (28.89%) Radio Access Network
5 13 (28.89%) ATM

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (2.22%) IIS
1 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (42.22%) VPN
1 19 (42.22%) IPv4
2 18 (40.00%) IPv6
2 18 (40.00%) Broadband
2 18 (40.00%) MPLS
2 18 (40.00%) OSPF
2 18 (40.00%) BGP
2 18 (40.00%) L2TP
2 18 (40.00%) RSVP
2 18 (40.00%) VRRP
2 18 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
2 18 (40.00%) BT 21CN
2 18 (40.00%) Junos
2 18 (40.00%) HSRP
2 18 (40.00%) IOS XR
3 13 (28.89%) Radio Access Network
3 13 (28.89%) ATM
4 12 (26.67%) GSM
4 12 (26.67%) SDH
4 12 (26.67%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) MySQL
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
General
1 35 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Operations Engineer
2 18 (40.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 18 (40.00%) IP Engineer
3 12 (26.67%) Field Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.22%) Technical Advisor
6 1 (2.22%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Replication
2 1 (2.22%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (42.22%) Linux
2 18 (40.00%) UNIX
3 4 (8.89%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (26.67%) WFM
1 12 (26.67%) Line Management
2 4 (8.89%) Data Entry
2 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
2 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.22%) Migration
3 1 (2.22%) Business Continuity
3 1 (2.22%) Logistics
3 1 (2.22%) Software Engineering
3 1 (2.22%) SIEM
3 1 (2.22%) Software Deployment
3 1 (2.22%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (2.22%) ITIL
3 1 (2.22%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) C
1 1 (2.22%) C++
1 1 (2.22%) Perl
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
1 1 (2.22%) Python
1 1 (2.22%) Ruby
1 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) CCIE
1 18 (40.00%) CCNP
1 18 (40.00%) CCIP
1 18 (40.00%) CCNA
1 18 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 18 (40.00%) JNCIA
1 18 (40.00%) JNCIP
2 5 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) MCSE
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.22%) Samba
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.22%) iptables
2 1 (2.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) MOM
1 1 (2.22%) Nagios
1 1 (2.22%) SCOM
1 1 (2.22%) Puppet
1 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.22%) Opsview
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) BT
2 18 (40.00%) Cisco
2 18 (40.00%) Juniper
3 12 (26.67%) Ericsson
3 12 (26.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.22%) VMware
5 1 (2.22%) Serena
5 1 (2.22%) Brocade
5 1 (2.22%) ArcSight