The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 North West 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 122 107 130
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +23
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 14 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.54% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.54% 4.10% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate £255 £175 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% -46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £280 £305
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £12.13 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
396 317 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.48% 13.16% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 125 226
Average daily rate £310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £149 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 34
Average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% +2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Ethernet
England

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 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
Manchester -13 8 - - 2
Cheshire -8 6 £255 - 2
Cumbria - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Ethernet
England

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 16 (61.54%) MPLS
2 14 (53.85%) Cisco
3 13 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 11 (42.31%) Migration
4 11 (42.31%) Network Design
5 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 10 (38.46%) CCNP
5 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (34.62%) WAN
7 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
7 8 (30.77%) Logistics
8 7 (26.92%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (26.92%) Network Security
9 6 (23.08%) SNMP
10 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
10 5 (19.23%) LAN
10 5 (19.23%) Juniper
10 5 (19.23%) Ericsson
10 5 (19.23%) CCNA
10 5 (19.23%) CCDP
10 5 (19.23%) CCIE
10 5 (19.23%) JNCIP
10 5 (19.23%) JNCIE
10 5 (19.23%) Wireless
10 5 (19.23%) Firewall
11 4 (15.38%) Finance
11 4 (15.38%) Redback
11 4 (15.38%) Internet
11 4 (15.38%) OSPF
11 4 (15.38%) BGP

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) MPLS
2 9 (34.62%) WAN
3 7 (26.92%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (26.92%) Network Security
4 6 (23.08%) SNMP
5 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
5 5 (19.23%) LAN
5 5 (19.23%) Wireless
5 5 (19.23%) Firewall
6 4 (15.38%) Internet
6 4 (15.38%) OSPF
6 4 (15.38%) BGP
6 4 (15.38%) VoIP
6 4 (15.38%) HSRP
6 4 (15.38%) Multicast
6 4 (15.38%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (11.54%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (11.54%) VPN
7 3 (11.54%) ATM
7 3 (11.54%) IPsec
General
1 13 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Technical Leader
2 4 (15.38%) Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Network Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Transmission Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) IP Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Implementation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Migration
1 11 (42.31%) Network Design
2 8 (30.77%) Logistics
3 4 (15.38%) Network Architecture
3 4 (15.38%) Network Management
4 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (11.54%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security
5 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
5 2 (7.69%) Project Planning
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.85%) High Availability
6 1 (3.85%) Balanced Scorecard
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) CCNP
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (19.23%) CCNA
2 5 (19.23%) CCDP
2 5 (19.23%) CCIE
2 5 (19.23%) JNCIP
2 5 (19.23%) JNCIE
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Cisco
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) Juniper
3 5 (19.23%) Ericsson
4 4 (15.38%) Redback
5 3 (11.54%) Avaya
5 3 (11.54%) Nortel
6 2 (7.69%) BT
6 2 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.85%) NEC