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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Frame Relay
Rank 581 531 545
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +14
Contract jobs citing Frame Relay 11 39 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.076% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.57% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 25 2
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£275 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £303 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £484 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £490 £315
% change year-on-year
-43.87% +55.55%
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
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
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 £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 30 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 24 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 -53 11 £275 -26.66%
South East -33 8 £275 -43.87%
Berkshire -3 7 £275 -45.54%
Reading +18 2 £275 -
London -8 1 - -
East of England -10 1 £270 -
Hampshire -20 1 £134 -55.33%
Birmingham - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Slough - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Dorking - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -

Frame Relay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (93.33%) WAN
2 13 (86.67%) ATM
2 13 (86.67%) LAN
3 11 (73.33%) Cisco
4 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (60.00%) EIGRP
5 8 (53.33%) BGP
5 8 (53.33%) OSPF
5 8 (53.33%) VPN
6 7 (46.67%) CCNP
6 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
6 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
7 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
7 6 (40.00%) MPLS
7 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (33.33%) Ethernet
8 5 (33.33%) Migration
8 5 (33.33%) Wireless
8 5 (33.33%) xDSL
9 4 (26.67%) Network Design
9 4 (26.67%) BC Cleared
9 4 (26.67%) RIP
9 4 (26.67%) ADSL
9 4 (26.67%) ISDN
9 4 (26.67%) CCNA
9 4 (26.67%) SDH
9 4 (26.67%) DSL
9 4 (26.67%) Firewall
9 4 (26.67%) CCIE
9 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint

Frame Relay
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) WAN
2 13 (86.67%) ATM
2 13 (86.67%) LAN
3 9 (60.00%) EIGRP
4 8 (53.33%) VPN
4 8 (53.33%) OSPF
4 8 (53.33%) BGP
5 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (40.00%) MPLS
6 5 (33.33%) xDSL
6 5 (33.33%) Wireless
6 5 (33.33%) Ethernet
7 4 (26.67%) SDH
7 4 (26.67%) ADSL
7 4 (26.67%) ISDN
7 4 (26.67%) RIP
7 4 (26.67%) Internet
7 4 (26.67%) DSL
7 4 (26.67%) Firewall
8 3 (20.00%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) IP Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Data Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Provisioning Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Solaris
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Network Design
3 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Network Management
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Network Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (46.67%) CCNP
2 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) BC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) CCIE
3 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) CCIP
4 1 (6.67%) CCSA
4 1 (6.67%) CCSE
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
1 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (20.00%) Brocade
3 3 (20.00%) Aruba
3 3 (20.00%) F5
3 3 (20.00%) IBM
3 3 (20.00%) Juniper
4 2 (13.33%) Riverbed
5 1 (6.67%) Nokia
5 1 (6.67%) Veritas
5 1 (6.67%) Lotus
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) Avaya
5 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) Websense
5 1 (6.67%) BT
5 1 (6.67%) 3Com