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 27 June 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.

Frame Relay
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 608 647 620
Rank change year-on-year +39 -27  
Contract jobs citing Frame Relay 2 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.013% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.031% 0.080% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 15
Median daily rate £313 £284 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.13% -12.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -10.71% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £41.29

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 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Frame Relay in the UK

Frame Relay
Top 7 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 27 June 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 +17 2 £313 +10.13% 2
South East +15 1 - -
Milton Keynes -15 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -15 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £313 -
Derby - 1 £313 -
Derbyshire - 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 8 (88.89%) ATM
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
1 8 (88.89%) MPLS
2 6 (66.67%) OSPF
2 6 (66.67%) BGP
2 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 6 (66.67%) Ethernet
3 5 (55.56%) WAN
3 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (55.56%) Juniper
3 5 (55.56%) VLAN
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (44.44%) Multicast
4 4 (44.44%) Internet
4 4 (44.44%) Middleware
4 4 (44.44%) VRRP
4 4 (44.44%) SNMP
4 4 (44.44%) CCNP
4 4 (44.44%) CCNA
4 4 (44.44%) LAN
5 3 (33.33%) VoIP
5 3 (33.33%) FTP
5 3 (33.33%) HTTP
5 3 (33.33%) Unix
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) CCIP
5 3 (33.33%) IPv4

Frame Relay
Co-occurring 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 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) ATM
1 8 (88.89%) MPLS
2 6 (66.67%) BGP
2 6 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 6 (66.67%) OSPF
3 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (55.56%) VLAN
3 5 (55.56%) WAN
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (44.44%) Internet
4 4 (44.44%) LAN
4 4 (44.44%) Multicast
4 4 (44.44%) SNMP
4 4 (44.44%) VRRP
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) FTP
5 3 (33.33%) HTTP
5 3 (33.33%) IPv4
5 3 (33.33%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Billing
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) German Language
3 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Data Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IP Design Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IP Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper Architect
3 1 (11.11%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Switch Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Design Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Design Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Middleware
2 2 (22.22%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) IPTV
1 3 (33.33%) Over-the-Top Content
1 3 (33.33%) STB
1 3 (33.33%) Video on Demand
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) Presales
3 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CCNA
2 4 (44.44%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) CCIP
3 3 (33.33%) JNCIA
4 2 (22.22%) CCIE
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) CCDA
5 1 (11.11%) CCDP
5 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) JNCIE
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (22.22%) Nagios
2 1 (11.11%) Opsview
2 1 (11.11%) QRadar
2 1 (11.11%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) Huawei
4 2 (22.22%) F5
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) AirMagnet
5 1 (11.11%) ArcSight
5 1 (11.11%) Aruba
5 1 (11.11%) Avaya
5 1 (11.11%) Brocade
5 1 (11.11%) CA
5 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
5 1 (11.11%) Google
5 1 (11.11%) Riverbed
5 1 (11.11%) Splunk