The table below looks at the statistics for Frame Relay skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Frame Relay over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Frame Relay
Rank 607 607 557
Rank change year-on-year
0 -50
Contract jobs citing Frame Relay 24 5 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.009% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.061% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 20
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£350 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £250 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £450
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.29 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.29 - -

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
8211 8177 7143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.82% 14.69% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4684 4427 3853
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

Frame Relay
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Frame Relay Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Frame Relay
Daily Rate Trend

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

Frame Relay Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Frame Relay
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Frame Relay within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Frame Relay Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Frame Relay
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Frame Relay Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Frame Relay
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Frame Relay within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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
England -13 19 £350 - 1
South East -27 5 £265 -
Berkshire +1 4 - -
London - 4 £388 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
County Antrim - 3 - -
Solihull - 3 - -
South West - 3 £350 -
West Midlands - 3 - -
East of England - 3 £300 - 1
Belfast - 3 - -
Bracknell -7 2 - -
Wales -8 2 £460 +84.00%
Essex - 2 £300 -
Swansea - 2 £460 -
Reading - 2 - -
Chelmsford - 2 £300 -
Swindon - 2 £350 -
Wiltshire - 2 £350 -
West Wales - 2 £460 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £325 -
East Midlands - 1 £403 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £403 -
Middlesex - 1 £265 -
Cheltenham - 1 £325 -
Lincoln - 1 £403 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1

Frame Relay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Frame Relay 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 Frame Relay.

1 41 (97.62%) Cisco
2 36 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (76.19%) WAN
4 30 (71.43%) CCNP
4 30 (71.43%) MPLS
5 28 (66.67%) ATM
6 25 (59.52%) LAN
7 20 (47.62%) ISDN
7 20 (47.62%) VPN
7 20 (47.62%) CCNA
8 18 (42.86%) BGP
9 17 (40.48%) EIGRP
9 17 (40.48%) Wireless
9 17 (40.48%) Security Cleared
10 16 (38.10%) OSPF
10 16 (38.10%) Juniper
10 16 (38.10%) TCP/IP
11 13 (30.95%) Internet
11 13 (30.95%) Migration
12 12 (28.57%) Firewall
12 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
12 12 (28.57%) VoIP
13 11 (26.19%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (23.81%) Telecoms
14 10 (23.81%) RIP
14 10 (23.81%) CCDP
15 9 (21.43%) CheckPoint
15 9 (21.43%) IP Telephony
15 9 (21.43%) Computer Science
15 9 (21.43%) Multicast

Frame Relay
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Frame Relay 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 Frame Relay. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2000
Communications & Networking
1 32 (76.19%) WAN
2 30 (71.43%) MPLS
3 28 (66.67%) ATM
4 25 (59.52%) LAN
5 20 (47.62%) ISDN
5 20 (47.62%) VPN
6 18 (42.86%) BGP
7 17 (40.48%) Wireless
7 17 (40.48%) EIGRP
8 16 (38.10%) OSPF
8 16 (38.10%) TCP/IP
9 13 (30.95%) Internet
10 12 (28.57%) VoIP
10 12 (28.57%) Firewall
11 11 (26.19%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (23.81%) RIP
13 9 (21.43%) IP Telephony
13 9 (21.43%) Multicast
14 8 (19.05%) PBX
15 7 (16.67%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Spanish Language
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) VoIP Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Network Specialist
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Network Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Network Designer
5 2 (4.76%) IP Network Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Wireless Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Designer
5 2 (4.76%) IP Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Network Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Network Consultant
6 1 (2.38%) Hardware Support Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Provisioning Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.76%) XMPP
3 1 (2.38%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 6 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 3 (7.14%) IVR
5 3 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (4.76%) Handset
7 1 (2.38%) PKI
7 1 (2.38%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) HPUX
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Migration
2 7 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 7 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 6 (14.29%) Network Design
3 6 (14.29%) Network Management
4 4 (9.52%) Protective Monitoring
4 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.14%) Open Source
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.38%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) Lisp
2 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (71.43%) CCNP
3 20 (47.62%) CCNA
4 17 (40.48%) Security Cleared
5 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 10 (23.81%) CCDP
7 7 (16.67%) CCIE
7 7 (16.67%) Degree
8 3 (7.14%) BC Cleared
8 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
8 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (7.14%) CCVP
8 3 (7.14%) CCDA
8 3 (7.14%) MCSE
9 1 (2.38%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.38%) OpenView
3 1 (2.38%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 41 (97.62%) Cisco
2 16 (38.10%) Juniper
3 9 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 5 (11.90%) VMware
5 4 (9.52%) F5
6 3 (7.14%) NetQoS
6 3 (7.14%) Brocade
6 3 (7.14%) Riverbed
7 2 (4.76%) Avaya
7 2 (4.76%) BT
7 2 (4.76%) Nokia
7 2 (4.76%) Nortel
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.76%) Sun
8 1 (2.38%) HP
8 1 (2.38%) Compaq
8 1 (2.38%) Citrix
8 1 (2.38%) Infovista
8 1 (2.38%) Imperva