The table below looks at the statistics for Ethereal skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethereal over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethereal
Rank 648 667 645
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -22
Contract jobs citing Ethereal 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.005% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.012% 0.038% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £450 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8193 7947 8558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.49% 13.71% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4997 4557 4739
Median daily rate £400 £377 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 552 480
Median hourly rate £27.09 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

Ethereal
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Ethereal as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethereal within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 1 £450 +28.57%
London - 1 £450 -

Ethereal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ethereal also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Ethereal.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) SDH
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
1 1 (100.00%) WLAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) PPP
1 1 (100.00%) RIP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) DMZ
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) 802.11
1 1 (100.00%) SONET
1 1 (100.00%) DWDM
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP

Ethereal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 802.11
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DWDM
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) PPP
1 1 (100.00%) RIP
1 1 (100.00%) SDH
1 1 (100.00%) SONET
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) TACACS
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) WLAN
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) 802.1X
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Mandriva Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cacti
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco CME
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (100.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (100.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds