The first table below looks at the demand for Ethernet skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethernet 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 for the City of London region.

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
Ethernet
Rank 197 181 196
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 13 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.26% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.75% 1.80% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 16
Average daily rate £375 £378 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% -7.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £256 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £280 £305
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 891 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.51% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 603 727
Average daily rate £395 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Ethernet
London

Ethernet
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ethernet across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Ethernet Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Ethernet
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ethernet across the City of London region.

Ethernet Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Ethernet
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ethernet across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Ethernet Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Ethernet
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ethernet across the City of London region.

Ethernet Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Ethernet 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 Ethernet.

1 10 (50.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) WAN
3 7 (35.00%) Firewall
4 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (30.00%) DNS
4 6 (30.00%) ATM
5 5 (25.00%) GSM
5 5 (25.00%) DHCP
5 5 (25.00%) LAN
5 5 (25.00%) SDH
5 5 (25.00%) UMTS
5 5 (25.00%) SLA
5 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 3 (15.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) CCNA
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (15.00%) SAN
6 3 (15.00%) NetApp
6 3 (15.00%) Symantec
6 3 (15.00%) MPLS
6 3 (15.00%) VPN
6 3 (15.00%) MS Office
6 3 (15.00%) Migration
6 3 (15.00%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (15.00%) Windows 7

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Ethernet 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 Ethernet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) WAN
1 7 (35.00%) Firewall
2 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
2 6 (30.00%) ATM
3 5 (25.00%) GSM
3 5 (25.00%) DHCP
3 5 (25.00%) LAN
3 5 (25.00%) SDH
3 5 (25.00%) UMTS
4 3 (15.00%) SAN
4 3 (15.00%) MPLS
4 3 (15.00%) VPN
5 2 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.00%) VLAN
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (10.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Network Support
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) X-Windows
1 1 (5.00%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Firmware
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) iPhone
3 1 (5.00%) FMCG
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Migration
1 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (5.00%) Validation
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.00%) Fault Management
3 1 (5.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) CCNA
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) MetaFrame
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCDPM
1 2 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) NetApp
4 3 (15.00%) Symantec
5 2 (10.00%) IBM
5 2 (10.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) Barracuda Networks