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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethereal
Rank 582 574 560
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs citing Ethereal 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.051% 0.029% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£350 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +5.88%
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
7877 6938 7817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.45% 13.47% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4484 3766 3816
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 423 647
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 8 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 22 December 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
England - 4 £350 -
South East - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Surrey - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Chertsey - - - -

Ethereal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5 (100.00%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) VoIP
2 4 (80.00%) CGI
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) McAfee
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) Mitel
2 4 (80.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (80.00%) Fortinet
2 4 (80.00%) Wireshark
2 4 (80.00%) Lync
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) NHS
3 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (20.00%) IIS

Ethereal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 4 (80.00%) Lync
2 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 4 (80.00%) Wireshark
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) VoIP
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) ATM
4 1 (20.00%) SMTP
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) SSL
4 1 (20.00%) tcpdump
4 1 (20.00%) snoop
4 1 (20.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) SSH
4 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) CGI
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) McAfee
2 4 (80.00%) Mitel
2 4 (80.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (80.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle