The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Frame Relay skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Frame Relay over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Frame Relay
UK
Rank 585 634 604
Rank change year-on-year +49 -30  
Contract jobs citing Frame Relay 8 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.019% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.13% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 9
Median daily rate £320 £220 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £219 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £220 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £220 £118
% change year-on-year +45.78% +86.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £27.94 £117.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -76.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.94 £117.50
% change year-on-year - -76.22%  

Frame Relay is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6617 7870 7816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4077 4695 4260
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 338 430
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +14.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

Frame Relay
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Frame Relay as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Frame Relay in the UK

Frame Relay
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Frame Relay in the UK

Frame Relay
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Frame Relay over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Frame Relay in the UK

Frame Relay
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Frame Relay in the UK

Frame Relay
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Frame Relay within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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 +26 6 £320 +45.45% 3
South East +13 2 £501 +128.01%
West Midlands - 2 £313 -
Birmingham - 2 £313 -
London +33 1 - - 3
Berkshire +20 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £501 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £320 -
Yorkshire - 1 £320 -
Slough - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 £320 -
Basingstoke - 1 £501 -

Frame Relay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Frame Relay 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 Frame Relay.

1 24 (96.00%) Cisco
2 20 (80.00%) MPLS
3 19 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (72.00%) Firewall
4 18 (72.00%) ATM
5 16 (64.00%) CCNP
5 16 (64.00%) CCNA
5 16 (64.00%) VLAN
6 15 (60.00%) Telecoms
7 14 (56.00%) Juniper
7 14 (56.00%) OSPF
7 14 (56.00%) BGP
8 13 (52.00%) Ethernet
9 12 (48.00%) Windows
9 12 (48.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
10 11 (44.00%) Internet
10 11 (44.00%) Middleware
10 11 (44.00%) VRRP
11 10 (40.00%) DNS
12 9 (36.00%) CCIP
12 9 (36.00%) IPv4
12 9 (36.00%) IPv6
13 8 (32.00%) SNMP
13 8 (32.00%) FTP
13 8 (32.00%) HTTP
13 8 (32.00%) Linux
13 8 (32.00%) Unix
13 8 (32.00%) ICMP
13 8 (32.00%) RSVP

Frame Relay
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (80.00%) MPLS
2 18 (72.00%) ATM
2 18 (72.00%) Firewall
3 16 (64.00%) VLAN
4 14 (56.00%) BGP
4 14 (56.00%) OSPF
5 13 (52.00%) Ethernet
6 12 (48.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (44.00%) Internet
7 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
7 11 (44.00%) VRRP
8 10 (40.00%) DNS
9 9 (36.00%) IPv4
9 9 (36.00%) IPv6
10 8 (32.00%) FTP
10 8 (32.00%) HTTP
10 8 (32.00%) ICMP
10 8 (32.00%) IGMP
10 8 (32.00%) SNMP
10 8 (32.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Subversion
General
1 15 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 5 (20.00%) Billing
4 4 (16.00%) Legal
5 3 (12.00%) Electronics
6 2 (8.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (16.00%) Data Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) LAN Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) WAN Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Juniper Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Network Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Designer
5 2 (8.00%) Network Designer
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Switch Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Wireless Product Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) Middleware
2 3 (12.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (4.00%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) IPTV
1 8 (32.00%) Over-the-Top Content
1 8 (32.00%) STB
1 8 (32.00%) Video on Demand
2 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 8 (32.00%) Unix
3 4 (16.00%) Android
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Network Architecture
2 5 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 5 (20.00%) Network Design
3 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (12.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (12.00%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Presales
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.00%) Logistics
6 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (64.00%) CCNA
2 16 (64.00%) CCNP
3 9 (36.00%) CCIP
4 8 (32.00%) JNCIA
5 6 (24.00%) CCIE
6 4 (16.00%) CCDA
6 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (12.00%) Degree
8 2 (8.00%) CCDP
8 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) SLA
2 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Nagios
2 3 (12.00%) Opsview
2 3 (12.00%) QRadar
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Cisco
2 14 (56.00%) Juniper
3 8 (32.00%) Huawei
3 8 (32.00%) VMware
4 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (16.00%) F5
6 3 (12.00%) ArcSight
6 3 (12.00%) Brocade
6 3 (12.00%) Ericsson
6 3 (12.00%) Meraki
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.00%) Palo Alto
6 3 (12.00%) Splunk
7 2 (8.00%) AirMagnet
7 2 (8.00%) CA
7 2 (8.00%) Citrix
8 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
8 1 (4.00%) Google