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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethernet
Rank 135 92 118
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +26
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 7 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.22% 0.59% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 4.63% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £450 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £435 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £450 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £39.25 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.67% -6.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £38.65 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £39.85 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -10.56%
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
486 281 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.36% 12.72% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 148 183
Average daily rate £365 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £176 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 62
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.65 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.37 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ethernet across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Ethernet Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 August 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
Dorset +3 2 £300 - 1
Bristol -18 2 £213 - 4
Wiltshire -24 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 £350 -
Cornwall - - - -
Ethernet
England

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) LAN
2 7 (58.33%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) VPN
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
4 5 (41.67%) Juniper
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) OSPF
5 4 (33.33%) BGP
5 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
6 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (25.00%) ADSL
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) SLA
6 3 (25.00%) CCNP
6 3 (25.00%) CCNA
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Firmware
6 3 (25.00%) Change Management
6 3 (25.00%) VLAN
6 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (16.67%) MS Office
7 2 (16.67%) ERP

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Eucalyptus
3 1 (8.33%) Lync
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) LAN
1 7 (58.33%) WAN
2 6 (50.00%) VPN
3 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) OSPF
4 4 (33.33%) BGP
5 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) ADSL
5 3 (25.00%) VLAN
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 1 (8.33%) VRRP
7 1 (8.33%) Intranet
7 1 (8.33%) Internet
7 1 (8.33%) MPLS
7 1 (8.33%) SNA
7 1 (8.33%) DHCP
7 1 (8.33%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) C++ Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Firmware
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) PDA
2 1 (8.33%) iPhone
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) ERP
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (8.33%) CAD
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNP
1 3 (25.00%) CCNA
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) JNCIA
2 2 (16.67%) JNCIP
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) MetaFrame
2 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) UAG
2 1 (8.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Juniper
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Dell
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Avaya
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Siemens
5 1 (8.33%) Apple
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) McAfee
5 1 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Brocade
5 1 (8.33%) WatchGuard
5 1 (8.33%) SonicWALL
5 1 (8.33%) IronPort
5 1 (8.33%) Trustwave
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