The table below looks at the statistics for Ethernet skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethernet over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethernet
Rank 402 357 265
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -92
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 192 208 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.44% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.64% 3.22% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 104 59
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£300 £318 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% +1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £208 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £263 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 25
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% -52.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £11.40 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.30 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+96.96% -56.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7286 6452 7186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.44% 13.66% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4224 3572 3591
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £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 395 397 635
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

Ethernet
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Ethernet Jobs Demand Trend in England

Ethernet
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Ethernet Daily Rate Trend in England

Ethernet
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ethernet across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Ethernet Daily Rate Histogram in England

Ethernet
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Ethernet Hourly Rate Trend in England

Ethernet
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ethernet across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Ethernet Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Ethernet
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethernet within the England region over the 3 months to 19 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
South East -9 76 £280 +12.00% 22
London -16 44 £310 -17.33% 10
South West -10 23 £310 -20.51% 6
North West -5 19 £331 +22.68% 5
Yorkshire - 14 £215 - 2
East of England -24 7 £270 +3.84% 8
West Midlands -28 6 £190 -11.21% 1
East Midlands +4 3 £360 +67.44% 3
North East - - - -
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Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 171 (44.42%) Cisco
2 145 (37.66%) Telecoms
3 119 (30.91%) MPLS
4 112 (29.09%) VPN
5 111 (28.83%) Cisco Certification
6 109 (28.31%) Firewall
7 93 (24.16%) BGP
8 90 (23.38%) Windows
9 87 (22.60%) WAN
10 81 (21.04%) LAN
11 73 (18.96%) CCNA
12 72 (18.70%) DNS
13 71 (18.44%) TCP/IP
14 69 (17.92%) CCNP
14 69 (17.92%) Linux
15 64 (16.62%) Juniper
16 63 (16.36%) OSPF
17 62 (16.10%) Internet
18 60 (15.58%) Load Balancing
19 59 (15.32%) SDH
20 58 (15.06%) VMware
21 57 (14.81%) Migration
22 55 (14.29%) Microsoft
23 53 (13.77%) VLAN
24 51 (13.25%) Security Cleared
25 50 (12.99%) IPsec
26 49 (12.73%) Ericsson
27 47 (12.21%) Citrix
28 46 (11.95%) SAN
28 46 (11.95%) Cisco Nexus

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 25 (6.49%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.71%) IIS
3 19 (4.94%) Apache
4 9 (2.34%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.82%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (1.82%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.82%) Eucalyptus
7 4 (1.04%) LiveLink
8 3 (0.78%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.78%) Moodle
9 2 (0.52%) Lync
9 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.26%) JBoss
10 1 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 36 (9.35%) MS Excel
2 29 (7.53%) MS Office
3 11 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) EPLAN
5 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.78%) Office 365
2 3 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.26%) SaaS
3 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 119 (30.91%) MPLS
2 112 (29.09%) VPN
3 109 (28.31%) Firewall
4 93 (24.16%) BGP
5 87 (22.60%) WAN
6 81 (21.04%) LAN
7 72 (18.70%) DNS
8 71 (18.44%) TCP/IP
9 63 (16.36%) OSPF
10 62 (16.10%) Internet
11 59 (15.32%) SDH
12 53 (13.77%) VLAN
13 50 (12.99%) IPsec
14 46 (11.95%) SAN
14 46 (11.95%) Cisco Nexus
15 44 (11.43%) ATM
16 41 (10.65%) Network Security
17 39 (10.13%) Cisco ASA
18 37 (9.61%) 3G
19 34 (8.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.42%) DB2
3 13 (3.38%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (1.30%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (1.04%) SQLite
7 3 (0.78%) MySQL
8 2 (0.52%) Informix
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.26%) OLTP
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (1.82%) Toad
2 6 (1.56%) MSI
3 5 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.04%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.04%) GoogleTest
4 4 (1.04%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.26%) Subversion
6 1 (0.26%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.26%) Trac
General
1 145 (37.66%) Telecoms
2 27 (7.01%) Finance
3 18 (4.68%) Back Office
4 7 (1.82%) Retail
5 6 (1.56%) Electronics
6 3 (0.78%) Banking
7 2 (0.52%) Legal
7 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.52%) Games
7 2 (0.52%) Russian Language
7 2 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) German Language
8 1 (0.26%) Billing
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (18.44%) Network Engineer
2 41 (10.65%) Architect
3 38 (9.87%) IP Engineer
4 35 (9.09%) Transmission Engineer
5 25 (6.49%) Analyst
6 21 (5.45%) Field Engineer
7 16 (4.16%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (4.16%) Design Engineer
8 14 (3.64%) Support Engineer
8 14 (3.64%) Software Engineer
9 13 (3.38%) Developer
10 12 (3.12%) Consultant
10 12 (3.12%) Support Analyst
11 11 (2.86%) Security Engineer
11 11 (2.86%) Network Architect
11 11 (2.86%) Transmission Planning Engineer
12 10 (2.60%) Network Security Engineer
13 9 (2.34%) Implementation Engineer
13 9 (2.34%) NOC Engineer
13 9 (2.34%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.94%) Regular Expression
2 11 (2.86%) Web Services
3 8 (2.08%) SOAP
3 8 (2.08%) WSDL
3 8 (2.08%) Java EE
4 7 (1.82%) JAXB
4 7 (1.82%) XML
4 7 (1.82%) JMS
5 6 (1.56%) Middleware
5 6 (1.56%) Qt
6 5 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (1.04%) QML
7 4 (1.04%) .NET
7 4 (1.04%) OpenGL
8 3 (0.78%) CORBA
8 3 (0.78%) CSS
9 2 (0.52%) HTML5
9 2 (0.52%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.52%) WebSockets
9 2 (0.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.16%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (2.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 8 (2.08%) iPad
4 8 (2.08%) VHDL
4 8 (2.08%) Replication
4 8 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.82%) PDA
5 7 (1.82%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.56%) PKI
7 5 (1.30%) e-Health
7 5 (1.30%) IVR
7 5 (1.30%) MPEG
7 5 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.04%) Open Source
8 4 (1.04%) Streaming Video
9 3 (0.78%) iPhone
9 3 (0.78%) Statistics
9 3 (0.78%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 90 (23.38%) Windows
2 69 (17.92%) Linux
3 34 (8.83%) UNIX
4 22 (5.71%) Oracle Linux
5 20 (5.19%) AIX
5 20 (5.19%) SUSE
6 17 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (3.90%) Windows XP
8 11 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.34%) Windows 2000
9 9 (2.34%) Windows 7
10 8 (2.08%) Windows Vista
11 6 (1.56%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (1.30%) Android
12 5 (1.30%) CentOS
12 5 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.30%) Solaris
13 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X Server
13 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (15.58%) Load Balancing
2 57 (14.81%) Migration
3 39 (10.13%) Line Management
4 33 (8.57%) Service Management
5 31 (8.05%) Change Management
6 30 (7.79%) ITIL
7 26 (6.75%) Software Engineering
8 24 (6.23%) Project Management
9 20 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (5.19%) Network Design
9 20 (5.19%) Validation
10 18 (4.68%) WFM
11 17 (4.42%) Network Management
12 16 (4.16%) Network Architecture
13 15 (3.90%) Service Delivery
14 14 (3.64%) Data Migration
15 13 (3.38%) Mentoring
16 11 (2.86%) Network Planning
16 11 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
17 10 (2.60%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 37 (9.61%) SQL
2 21 (5.45%) C
3 20 (5.19%) C++
4 13 (3.38%) Python
5 10 (2.60%) Java
6 9 (2.34%) Perl
7 7 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.82%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.82%) C#
8 5 (1.30%) Embedded C++
9 4 (1.04%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.52%) sed
10 2 (0.52%) PHP
10 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.52%) Tcl
10 2 (0.52%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.52%) IronPython
11 1 (0.26%) VC++
11 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 111 (28.83%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (18.96%) CCNA
3 69 (17.92%) CCNP
4 51 (13.25%) Security Cleared
5 36 (9.35%) CCIE
5 36 (9.35%) SC Cleared
6 33 (8.57%) CCIP
7 21 (5.45%) Degree
8 18 (4.68%) JNCIP
9 14 (3.64%) DV Cleared
9 14 (3.64%) JNCIA
10 12 (3.12%) CCSP
10 12 (3.12%) CCDP
11 8 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (1.82%) BC Cleared
12 7 (1.82%) JNCIS
12 7 (1.82%) MCP
13 6 (1.56%) CCSA
13 6 (1.56%) JNCIE
13 6 (1.56%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.87%) SLA
2 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.78%) QA
2 3 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.26%) JTAG
3 1 (0.26%) COBIT
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 36 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.49%) vSphere
4 20 (5.19%) Firmware
5 18 (4.68%) FreeRADIUS
6 8 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.08%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.56%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.30%) Snort
9 4 (1.04%) Nmap
10 3 (0.78%) XenServer
10 3 (0.78%) NFS
10 3 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.52%) XenApp
12 1 (0.26%) Squid
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 21 (5.45%) CA Spectrum
2 5 (1.30%) Control-M
2 5 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (1.30%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.04%) Nessus
3 4 (1.04%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.78%) SCCM
4 3 (0.78%) Casper Suite
5 2 (0.52%) Netcool
6 1 (0.26%) Cacti
6 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.26%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 171 (44.42%) Cisco
2 64 (16.62%) Juniper
3 58 (15.06%) VMware
4 55 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 49 (12.73%) Ericsson
6 47 (12.21%) Citrix
7 40 (10.39%) CheckPoint
8 34 (8.83%) Oracle
9 26 (6.75%) CA
9 26 (6.75%) Nokia
10 25 (6.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 24 (6.23%) BT
12 20 (5.19%) F5
13 19 (4.94%) IBM
14 18 (4.68%) HP
14 18 (4.68%) Huawei
15 17 (4.42%) Cramer
16 16 (4.16%) NEC
17 15 (3.90%) Nortel
18 10 (2.60%) Splunk
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