The table below looks at the statistics for Ethereal skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethereal over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethereal
Rank - 574 583
Contract jobs citing Ethereal 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.006% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.042% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Average daily rate
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- £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8494 7098 8320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.53% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4807 3899 3950
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 449 618
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

Ethereal
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Ethereal Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Ethereal
Daily Rate Trend

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

Ethereal Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Ethereal
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Ethereal Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Ethereal
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethereal within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Chertsey - - - -
Surrey - - - -
South East - - - - 5
England - - - - 8

Ethereal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 10 (100.00%) ATM
1 10 (100.00%) WAN
1 10 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 10 (100.00%) VPN
1 10 (100.00%) SSL
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
1 10 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 10 (100.00%) tcpdump
1 10 (100.00%) F5
2 8 (80.00%) snoop
2 8 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (80.00%) IPsec
2 8 (80.00%) Migration
2 8 (80.00%) SSH
2 8 (80.00%) DNS
2 8 (80.00%) SMTP
2 8 (80.00%) HTTP
2 8 (80.00%) Apache
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 8 (80.00%) WebLogic
2 8 (80.00%) IIS
3 6 (60.00%) C
3 6 (60.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) Perl
3 6 (60.00%) .NET
3 6 (60.00%) UNIX
3 6 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (30.00%) Degree
5 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint

Ethereal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 8 (80.00%) WebLogic
1 8 (80.00%) IIS
1 8 (80.00%) Apache
1 8 (80.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) ATM
1 10 (100.00%) WAN
1 10 (100.00%) SSL
1 10 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 10 (100.00%) VPN
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
1 10 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 10 (100.00%) tcpdump
2 8 (80.00%) snoop
2 8 (80.00%) IPsec
2 8 (80.00%) SSH
2 8 (80.00%) DNS
2 8 (80.00%) SMTP
2 8 (80.00%) HTTP
3 6 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (20.00%) ISDN
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) SONET
5 2 (20.00%) MPLS
General
1 2 (20.00%) Publishing
2 1 (10.00%) Norwegian Language
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Network Supervisor
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C
1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) F5
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper
4 2 (20.00%) NetQoS