The table below looks at the statistics for Ethernet skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethernet over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethernet
Rank 118 115 108
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 24 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.77% 0.37% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.67% 3.00% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
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£310 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -52.31%
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 South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
423 300 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.61% 12.23% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 143 179
Average daily rate £350 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £35.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

Ethernet
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Ethernet Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Ethernet
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Ethernet Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Ethernet
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ethernet across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Ethernet Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Ethernet
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Ethernet Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Ethernet
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Wiltshire -6 6 £350 -12.50% 1
Gloucestershire -14 5 £265 -11.66% 5
Dorset +1 3 - -
Bristol -2 3 £310 - 3
Somerset - 2 £325 - 1
Ethernet
England

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 17 (43.59%) Cisco
1 17 (43.59%) Telecoms
2 16 (41.03%) LAN
3 13 (33.33%) WAN
3 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (28.21%) RNC
4 11 (28.21%) SDH
4 11 (28.21%) UMTS
4 11 (28.21%) ATM
4 11 (28.21%) GSM
4 11 (28.21%) Ericsson
4 11 (28.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 11 (28.21%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (25.64%) Line Management
5 10 (25.64%) WFM
5 10 (25.64%) SLA
6 9 (23.08%) VPN
6 9 (23.08%) Windows
6 9 (23.08%) Linux
7 8 (20.51%) Finance
8 7 (17.95%) Firewall
8 7 (17.95%) DNS
8 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
8 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
9 6 (15.38%) Java EE
9 6 (15.38%) VMware
10 5 (12.82%) Migration
10 5 (12.82%) Replication
10 5 (12.82%) Service Management
10 5 (12.82%) NetApp

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 5 (12.82%) Eucalyptus
1 5 (12.82%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.56%) Lync
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) SaaS
2 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) LAN
2 13 (33.33%) WAN
3 11 (28.21%) RNC
3 11 (28.21%) SDH
3 11 (28.21%) UMTS
3 11 (28.21%) ATM
3 11 (28.21%) GSM
3 11 (28.21%) Radio Access Network
4 9 (23.08%) VPN
5 7 (17.95%) Firewall
5 7 (17.95%) DNS
6 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
6 5 (12.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (10.26%) Network Security
7 4 (10.26%) VoIP
7 4 (10.26%) ADSL
7 4 (10.26%) MPLS
7 4 (10.26%) OSPF
7 4 (10.26%) BGP
7 4 (10.26%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQLite
2 1 (2.56%) OLTP
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) GoogleTest
1 4 (10.26%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (43.59%) Telecoms
2 8 (20.51%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Field Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Technical Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Designer
6 2 (5.13%) Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Systems Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Network Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Ericsson Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Java EE
2 4 (10.26%) QML
2 4 (10.26%) Qt
2 4 (10.26%) OpenGL
3 3 (7.69%) CORBA
4 1 (2.56%) Middleware
4 1 (2.56%) WSDL
4 1 (2.56%) SOAP
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) XSD
4 1 (2.56%) JSON
4 1 (2.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Replication
2 2 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.13%) NHS
2 2 (5.13%) Cryptography
2 2 (5.13%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) PDA
3 1 (2.56%) iPhone
3 1 (2.56%) iPad
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Windows
1 9 (23.08%) Linux
2 5 (12.82%) UNIX
3 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.64%) Line Management
2 10 (25.64%) WFM
3 5 (12.82%) Migration
3 5 (12.82%) Service Management
3 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing
3 5 (12.82%) Data Migration
4 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
4 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (10.26%) Multithreading
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 3 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL
6 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.13%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.56%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.56%) Validation
7 1 (2.56%) BPEL
7 1 (2.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) Python
1 4 (10.26%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) C
3 1 (2.56%) Embedded C
3 1 (2.56%) C++
3 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) DV Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) CCNP
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.69%) JNCIS
5 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.56%) CCNA
6 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) COBIT
2 1 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) JTAG
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) Firmware
3 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.56%) MetaFrame
3 1 (2.56%) NFS
3 1 (2.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Cisco
2 11 (28.21%) Ericsson
2 11 (28.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 6 (15.38%) VMware
4 5 (12.82%) NetApp
4 5 (12.82%) Brocade
5 4 (10.26%) Google
5 4 (10.26%) Juniper
6 3 (7.69%) Progress
7 2 (5.13%) Tandberg
7 2 (5.13%) WatchGuard
7 2 (5.13%) Nokia
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.13%) McAfee
8 1 (2.56%) Symantec
8 1 (2.56%) IBM
8 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.56%) Siemens
8 1 (2.56%) Apple
8 1 (2.56%) Avaya
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