The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Frame Relay
Rank 575 532 563
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +31
Contract jobs citing Frame Relay 12 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.025% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.17% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 14
Average daily rate £263 £348 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.46% -4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £296 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £368 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 18 April 2014.

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 19 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -87 11 £263 -24.46% 2
Berkshire -6 6 £225 - 1
South East -11 6 £225 - 1
London -23 3 £350 +12.00%
Reading - 3 £300 - 1
City of London -13 1 £350 -
South West - 1 £325 -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Knutsford - - - -

Frame Relay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 32 (76.19%) ATM
2 31 (73.81%) Cisco
3 28 (66.67%) Ethernet
4 24 (57.14%) MPLS
5 23 (54.76%) LAN
5 23 (54.76%) WAN
6 21 (50.00%) SDH
6 21 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (45.24%) VoIP
7 19 (45.24%) BGP
8 18 (42.86%) OSPF
9 17 (40.48%) VPN
9 17 (40.48%) Telecoms
10 16 (38.10%) Firewall
10 16 (38.10%) TCP/IP
11 15 (35.71%) EIGRP
12 13 (30.95%) CCNP
12 13 (30.95%) CCNA
13 10 (23.81%) ADSL
14 9 (21.43%) SLA
14 9 (21.43%) Wireless
14 9 (21.43%) Incident Management
14 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
14 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
15 8 (19.05%) xDSL
15 8 (19.05%) German Language
15 8 (19.05%) DWDM
15 8 (19.05%) CCIE
15 8 (19.05%) Internet
15 8 (19.05%) ITIL

Frame Relay
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.38%) MS Project
4 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 32 (76.19%) ATM
2 28 (66.67%) Ethernet
3 24 (57.14%) MPLS
4 23 (54.76%) LAN
4 23 (54.76%) WAN
5 21 (50.00%) SDH
6 19 (45.24%) VoIP
6 19 (45.24%) BGP
7 18 (42.86%) OSPF
8 17 (40.48%) VPN
9 16 (38.10%) Firewall
9 16 (38.10%) TCP/IP
10 15 (35.71%) EIGRP
11 10 (23.81%) ADSL
12 9 (21.43%) Wireless
13 8 (19.05%) xDSL
13 8 (19.05%) DWDM
13 8 (19.05%) Internet
13 8 (19.05%) RIP
14 7 (16.67%) ISDN
General
1 17 (40.48%) Telecoms
2 8 (19.05%) German Language
3 6 (14.29%) Advertising
3 6 (14.29%) Dutch Language
4 4 (9.52%) Finance
5 3 (7.14%) French Language
6 2 (4.76%) Italian Language
6 2 (4.76%) Spanish Language
7 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) Service Manager
2 4 (9.52%) Network Consultant
2 4 (9.52%) Consultant
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 3 (7.14%) IP Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Analyst
3 3 (7.14%) Team Leader
3 3 (7.14%) Network Manager
3 3 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (7.14%) Network Analyst
3 3 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
3 3 (7.14%) IP Network Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Network Team Leader
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (4.76%) VoIP Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Network Architect
4 2 (4.76%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Network Support
4 2 (4.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) PKI
1 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 3 (7.14%) CCTV
2 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Replication
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (2.38%) VMS
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Incident Management
2 8 (19.05%) ITIL
3 6 (14.29%) Migration
4 5 (11.90%) Project Management
4 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.90%) Network Design
5 4 (9.52%) Service Management
5 4 (9.52%) Change Control
5 4 (9.52%) Network Management
6 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.14%) Change Management
7 1 (2.38%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.38%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.38%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.38%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.38%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.38%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) Python
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (30.95%) CCNP
2 13 (30.95%) CCNA
3 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 8 (19.05%) CCIE
5 6 (14.29%) BC Cleared
6 3 (7.14%) CCDP
6 3 (7.14%) CCIP
7 2 (4.76%) Degree
8 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.38%) CCDA
8 1 (2.38%) CCVP
8 1 (2.38%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.38%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) SLA
2 5 (11.90%) QA
3 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.38%) Netcool
Vendors
1 31 (73.81%) Cisco
2 6 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 6 (14.29%) Nortel
2 6 (14.29%) Nokia
2 6 (14.29%) F5
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) HP
3 4 (9.52%) Siemens
3 4 (9.52%) Juniper
3 4 (9.52%) Citrix
3 4 (9.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (9.52%) Riverbed
4 3 (7.14%) SolarWinds
4 3 (7.14%) ProCurve
4 3 (7.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (7.14%) EMC
4 3 (7.14%) Blue Coat
4 3 (7.14%) Mitel
5 2 (4.76%) IBM
5 2 (4.76%) Avaya