The table below looks at the statistics for Ethernet skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethernet over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethernet
Rank 439 434 364
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -70
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 175 162 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.31% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.20% 2.24% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 72 82
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £283 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.69% +2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 10
Average hourly rate £40.15 £35.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% +13.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.15 £35.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -4.66%

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
7937 7246 6967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.21% 13.69% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3937 3536
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 381 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

Ethernet
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Ethernet Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Ethernet
Daily Rate Trend

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

Ethernet Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Ethernet
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ethernet within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Ethernet Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Ethernet
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Ethernet Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Ethernet
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ethernet within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Ethernet Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Ethernet
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 Ethernet within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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 -26 156 £350 +16.66% 85
London +11 59 £350 +7.69% 18
South East -20 54 £450 +81.81% 20
Berkshire +10 19 £250 +25.00% 6
Hampshire +5 18 £450 +56.52% 4
South West -2 12 £463 +52.89% 10
Wiltshire +9 11 £475 +46.15% 1
Swindon - 10 £463 - 1
Buckinghamshire +8 9 £450 +12.50% 1
East of England -2 8 £250 -11.50% 10
Scotland +8 6 - - 3
Slough +8 6 £250 -
Reading +6 6 - - 3
Milton Keynes +5 6 £450 +12.50% 1
West Midlands -8 6 - - 15
Hertfordshire -11 5 £370 +5.82% 2
North West -20 5 £450 - 8
Yorkshire -20 5 £400 +45.45% 2
City of London -14 4 £350 +14.75% 4
North East - 4 £282 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £282 - 1
Highlands - 4 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £282 - 1
Inverness - 4 - -
Newbury 0 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City -9 3 £370 +5.82%
Surrey -19 3 - - 3
West Yorkshire -21 3 £363 +31.81%
Leeds -27 3 £363 +31.81%
Basingstoke -3 2 £303 +22.22%

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 211 (46.48%) Cisco
2 180 (39.65%) Telecoms
3 155 (34.14%) WAN
4 150 (33.04%) LAN
5 137 (30.18%) MPLS
6 128 (28.19%) Firewall
7 127 (27.97%) TCP/IP
8 126 (27.75%) VPN
9 120 (26.43%) Cisco Certification
10 115 (25.33%) BGP
11 102 (22.47%) SDH
12 89 (19.60%) Wireless
13 87 (19.16%) ATM
14 84 (18.50%) Juniper
14 84 (18.50%) CCNP
14 84 (18.50%) OSPF
15 82 (18.06%) Internet
16 79 (17.40%) CCNA
16 79 (17.40%) DNS
17 71 (15.64%) Microsoft
17 71 (15.64%) IPsec
17 71 (15.64%) Security Cleared
18 69 (15.20%) Cisco ASA
18 69 (15.20%) Radio Access Network
19 67 (14.76%) SLA
20 66 (14.54%) Linux
21 64 (14.10%) Ericsson
21 64 (14.10%) VLAN
22 62 (13.66%) Windows
23 61 (13.44%) UMTS

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 16 (3.52%) CMS
2 14 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.20%) IIS
4 6 (1.32%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.10%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.10%) Eucalyptus
5 5 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.88%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.66%) Apache
7 3 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.44%) WinCC
9 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.22%) Moodle
9 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.22%) SAS
9 1 (0.22%) MQSeries
Applications
1 49 (10.79%) MS Excel
2 38 (8.37%) MS Office
3 13 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.22%) MS Project
6 1 (0.22%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.22%) Quicktime
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.86%) SaaS
2 6 (1.32%) Google Apps
2 6 (1.32%) Office 365
3 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 155 (34.14%) WAN
2 150 (33.04%) LAN
3 137 (30.18%) MPLS
4 128 (28.19%) Firewall
5 127 (27.97%) TCP/IP
6 126 (27.75%) VPN
7 115 (25.33%) BGP
8 102 (22.47%) SDH
9 89 (19.60%) Wireless
10 87 (19.16%) ATM
11 84 (18.50%) OSPF
12 82 (18.06%) Internet
13 79 (17.40%) DNS
14 71 (15.64%) IPsec
15 69 (15.20%) Cisco ASA
15 69 (15.20%) Radio Access Network
16 64 (14.10%) VLAN
17 61 (13.44%) GSM
17 61 (13.44%) UMTS
18 60 (13.22%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.98%) MySQL
3 3 (0.66%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.44%) DB2
5 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.22%) OLTP
5 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (1.32%) Subversion
2 4 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.66%) Trac
3 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.66%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.44%) JIRA
4 2 (0.44%) CANoe
5 1 (0.22%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.22%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.22%) GCC
5 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.22%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
General
1 180 (39.65%) Telecoms
2 61 (13.44%) Finance
3 20 (4.41%) Multimedia
4 14 (3.08%) Marketing
5 12 (2.64%) Banking
6 9 (1.98%) Back Office
7 5 (1.10%) Law
7 5 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.10%) Retail
8 4 (0.88%) Billing
8 4 (0.88%) German Language
8 4 (0.88%) Legal
9 3 (0.66%) Electronics
9 3 (0.66%) Automotive
10 2 (0.44%) Military
11 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 125 (27.53%) Network Engineer
2 56 (12.33%) Field Engineer
3 28 (6.17%) Senior Network Engineer
4 27 (5.95%) Architect
5 23 (5.07%) Analyst
6 21 (4.63%) IP Engineer
7 20 (4.41%) Project Manager
8 18 (3.96%) Support Engineer
9 17 (3.74%) Systems Engineer
10 16 (3.52%) Support Analyst
10 16 (3.52%) Hardware Engineer
11 13 (2.86%) Network Support
12 12 (2.64%) Product Manager
12 12 (2.64%) Operations Engineer
12 12 (2.64%) Software Engineer
13 11 (2.42%) Implementation Engineer
13 11 (2.42%) Network Architect
14 10 (2.20%) IP Network Engineer
14 10 (2.20%) Network Analyst
14 10 (2.20%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.54%) Java EE
2 6 (1.32%) .NET
3 5 (1.10%) SOAP
3 5 (1.10%) Web Services
4 3 (0.66%) XSLT
4 3 (0.66%) WSRP
4 3 (0.66%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.44%) HTML5
5 2 (0.44%) REST
5 2 (0.44%) JSON
5 2 (0.44%) WSDL
5 2 (0.44%) Middleware
5 2 (0.44%) Flash
5 2 (0.44%) HTML
5 2 (0.44%) XSD
6 1 (0.22%) JMS
6 1 (0.22%) XML
6 1 (0.22%) CSS
6 1 (0.22%) OCX
6 1 (0.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.78%) Data Centre
2 33 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.61%) PKI
4 25 (5.51%) Video Conferencing
5 14 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.42%) Replication
6 11 (2.42%) Clustering
7 8 (1.76%) iPhone
8 7 (1.54%) iPad
9 6 (1.32%) e-Health
9 6 (1.32%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.10%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.10%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.10%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.10%) Device Driver
10 5 (1.10%) Streaming Video
10 5 (1.10%) CMDB
10 5 (1.10%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.10%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 66 (14.54%) Linux
2 62 (13.66%) Windows
3 36 (7.93%) UNIX
4 23 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (3.52%) Android
7 13 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (2.20%) Solaris
9 9 (1.98%) Mac OS X
10 8 (1.76%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.32%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (1.10%) AIX
13 4 (0.88%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.88%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.66%) SUSE
15 2 (0.44%) CentOS
15 2 (0.44%) VxWorks
15 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (13.44%) Line Management
2 59 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (11.89%) WFM
4 50 (11.01%) Network Management
5 45 (9.91%) ITIL
6 42 (9.25%) Migration
7 37 (8.15%) Load Balancing
8 27 (5.95%) Network Design
9 22 (4.85%) Validation
9 22 (4.85%) Project Management
10 21 (4.63%) Configuration Management
10 21 (4.63%) PRINCE2
11 18 (3.96%) Service Management
12 15 (3.30%) Network Planning
12 15 (3.30%) Software Engineering
13 14 (3.08%) Enterprise Architecture
13 14 (3.08%) Change Management
13 14 (3.08%) Network Monitoring
14 13 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (2.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (5.73%) SQL
2 17 (3.74%) C
3 12 (2.64%) C++
3 12 (2.64%) Python
4 7 (1.54%) Java
4 7 (1.54%) PHP
5 4 (0.88%) C#
5 4 (0.88%) Embedded C
5 4 (0.88%) PowerShell
5 4 (0.88%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.66%) Perl
7 2 (0.44%) Embedded C++
7 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.22%) Ruby
8 1 (0.22%) sed
Qualifications
1 120 (26.43%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (18.50%) CCNP
3 79 (17.40%) CCNA
4 71 (15.64%) Security Cleared
5 38 (8.37%) SC Cleared
6 28 (6.17%) CCIE
7 25 (5.51%) DV Cleared
8 22 (4.85%) Degree
8 22 (4.85%) CCIP
9 17 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (3.08%) JNCIA
10 14 (3.08%) JNCIP
11 13 (2.86%) MCSE
12 10 (2.20%) CCDP
13 9 (1.98%) JNCIS
14 7 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 7 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.32%) Sun Certification
15 6 (1.32%) BC Cleared
15 6 (1.32%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (14.76%) SLA
2 13 (2.86%) QA
3 4 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.44%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 41 (9.03%) Active Directory
2 29 (6.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.08%) vSphere
4 9 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.98%) XenApp
5 8 (1.76%) Firmware
5 8 (1.76%) VMware Server
6 5 (1.10%) ProxySG
6 5 (1.10%) XenServer
7 4 (0.88%) UAG
8 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.66%) Squid
8 3 (0.66%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.44%) Xen
9 2 (0.44%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.44%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (0.44%) NFS
10 1 (0.22%) iptables
10 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 15 (3.30%) CA Spectrum
2 8 (1.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (1.76%) FortiGate
3 7 (1.54%) NetCrunch
3 7 (1.54%) Nagios
3 7 (1.54%) Cacti
3 7 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.32%) SCCM
4 6 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (1.32%) Netcool
5 4 (0.88%) Iperf
5 4 (0.88%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.88%) SCOM
5 4 (0.88%) HP SIM
6 3 (0.66%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.44%) WSUS
7 2 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.44%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.22%) Opsview
Vendors
1 211 (46.48%) Cisco
2 84 (18.50%) Juniper
3 71 (15.64%) Microsoft
4 64 (14.10%) Ericsson
5 57 (12.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 44 (9.69%) CheckPoint
7 37 (8.15%) VMware
7 37 (8.15%) SolarWinds
8 35 (7.71%) HP
9 29 (6.39%) Dell
10 28 (6.17%) Aruba
11 27 (5.95%) Citrix
11 27 (5.95%) BT
12 25 (5.51%) Huawei
13 23 (5.07%) F5
14 21 (4.63%) Blue Coat
15 20 (4.41%) Infoblox
16 19 (4.19%) Brocade
16 19 (4.19%) Oracle
17 17 (3.74%) Nortel
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