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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethernet
Rank 448 466 401
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -65
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 173 147 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.27% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.21% 1.92% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 66 73
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £199 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £488 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £279 £290
% change year-on-year
+27.35% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 9
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.25 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.80% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £17.17 £14.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £41.25 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.25 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+10.63% +38.23%

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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -3 151 £350 +17.64% 86
South East +4 59 £363 +56.75% 27
London +15 51 £350 +7.69% 24
Berkshire +5 24 £230 +2.33% 8
Hampshire +8 19 £450 +50.00% 4
Scotland -1 12 £300 -14.28% 4
South West -2 11 £418 +39.16% 13
Slough +11 10 £250 - 4
Wiltshire - 10 £418 -
Swindon - 9 £418 -
Yorkshire -22 7 £400 +45.45% 3
North East - 7 £294 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £294 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £294 -
West Midlands -3 6 - - 7
West Sussex -3 6 £350 -
North West -26 6 £450 +50.00% 7
Renfrewshire - 6 £300 -
Erskine - 6 £300 -
Newbury +3 5 - -
Buckinghamshire +3 5 £450 +12.50%
Reading -3 5 £115 -61.66% 4
East of England -9 5 £250 -11.50% 4
Leeds -25 5 £375 +36.36% 1
West Yorkshire -25 5 £375 +36.36% 1
Crawley - 5 £350 -
Milton Keynes -3 4 £450 +12.50%
Manchester -9 3 £450 +50.00% 5
City of London -15 3 £350 +11.11% 3
Glasgow +5 2 - -

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 (48.06%) Cisco
2 170 (38.72%) WAN
3 168 (38.27%) LAN
4 161 (36.67%) Telecoms
5 147 (33.49%) Firewall
6 128 (29.16%) MPLS
6 128 (29.16%) VPN
7 125 (28.47%) TCP/IP
8 120 (27.33%) Cisco Certification
9 112 (25.51%) BGP
10 91 (20.73%) SDH
11 89 (20.27%) Wireless
12 87 (19.82%) Juniper
13 86 (19.59%) DNS
14 84 (19.13%) CCNP
15 81 (18.45%) IPsec
15 81 (18.45%) OSPF
15 81 (18.45%) Security Cleared
16 79 (18.00%) ATM
17 78 (17.77%) CCNA
18 76 (17.31%) VLAN
19 75 (17.08%) Internet
20 72 (16.40%) Cisco ASA
21 67 (15.26%) Microsoft
22 66 (15.03%) Data Centre
23 65 (14.81%) Linux
24 61 (13.90%) EIGRP
25 59 (13.44%) Finance
26 58 (13.21%) DHCP
26 58 (13.21%) Radio Access Network

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (3.64%) CMS
2 13 (2.96%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.05%) IIS
4 6 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.91%) Eucalyptus
6 4 (0.91%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.91%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.68%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.46%) Apache
8 2 (0.46%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 43 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 35 (7.97%) MS Office
3 12 (2.73%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.51%) SaaS
2 10 (2.28%) HP Helion
3 6 (1.37%) Google Apps
3 6 (1.37%) Office 365
4 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 170 (38.72%) WAN
2 168 (38.27%) LAN
3 147 (33.49%) Firewall
4 128 (29.16%) MPLS
4 128 (29.16%) VPN
5 125 (28.47%) TCP/IP
6 112 (25.51%) BGP
7 91 (20.73%) SDH
8 89 (20.27%) Wireless
9 86 (19.59%) DNS
10 81 (18.45%) IPsec
10 81 (18.45%) OSPF
11 79 (18.00%) ATM
12 76 (17.31%) VLAN
13 75 (17.08%) Internet
14 72 (16.40%) Cisco ASA
15 61 (13.90%) EIGRP
16 58 (13.21%) DHCP
16 58 (13.21%) Radio Access Network
17 51 (11.62%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.59%) MySQL
3 2 (0.46%) DB2
3 2 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.68%) Subversion
3 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.23%) GCC
4 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.23%) CANoe
4 1 (0.23%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.23%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.23%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.23%) JIRA
4 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 161 (36.67%) Telecoms
2 59 (13.44%) Finance
3 21 (4.78%) Multimedia
4 12 (2.73%) Marketing
5 11 (2.51%) Banking
5 11 (2.51%) Back Office
6 5 (1.14%) Retail
6 5 (1.14%) Billing
7 4 (0.91%) German Language
7 4 (0.91%) Legal
8 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.68%) Law
8 3 (0.68%) Electronics
9 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.46%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 132 (30.07%) Network Engineer
2 45 (10.25%) Field Engineer
3 26 (5.92%) Senior Network Engineer
4 24 (5.47%) Architect
5 23 (5.24%) Analyst
6 21 (4.78%) Project Manager
7 19 (4.33%) Support Engineer
8 17 (3.87%) IP Engineer
9 16 (3.64%) Support Analyst
9 16 (3.64%) Hardware Engineer
10 13 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
10 13 (2.96%) Network Architect
11 12 (2.73%) Network Support
12 11 (2.51%) Cisco Engineer
12 11 (2.51%) Administrator
12 11 (2.51%) Product Manager
13 10 (2.28%) Network Analyst
13 10 (2.28%) Software Engineer
14 9 (2.05%) Network Support Analyst
14 9 (2.05%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (10.71%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.14%) Java EE
3 4 (0.91%) .NET
3 4 (0.91%) Web Services
4 3 (0.68%) CSS
4 3 (0.68%) SOAP
5 2 (0.46%) WSRP
5 2 (0.46%) Qt
5 2 (0.46%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.23%) HTML
6 1 (0.23%) HTML5
6 1 (0.23%) REST
6 1 (0.23%) WCF
6 1 (0.23%) JSON
6 1 (0.23%) XML
6 1 (0.23%) XSD
6 1 (0.23%) Flash
6 1 (0.23%) JMS
6 1 (0.23%) WSDL
6 1 (0.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 66 (15.03%) Data Centre
2 30 (6.83%) PKI
3 28 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.69%) Video Conferencing
5 15 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.96%) Private Cloud
6 13 (2.96%) Clustering
7 9 (2.05%) Replication
8 8 (1.82%) iPhone
8 8 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.59%) iPad
9 7 (1.59%) Cryptography
10 6 (1.37%) e-Health
10 6 (1.37%) Device Driver
11 5 (1.14%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.14%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.14%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.14%) CMDB
11 5 (1.14%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.91%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 65 (14.81%) Linux
2 57 (12.98%) Windows
3 29 (6.61%) UNIX
4 22 (5.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (3.19%) Android
7 13 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (2.28%) Solaris
9 8 (1.82%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.37%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.14%) AIX
11 5 (1.14%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (0.91%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.91%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.68%) SUSE
14 2 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (11.62%) Network Management
2 48 (10.93%) Line Management
2 48 (10.93%) ITIL
2 48 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (10.02%) WFM
3 44 (10.02%) Load Balancing
4 39 (8.88%) Network Design
4 39 (8.88%) Migration
5 22 (5.01%) Configuration Management
6 18 (4.10%) Service Management
7 17 (3.87%) PRINCE2
8 16 (3.64%) Change Management
8 16 (3.64%) Validation
9 15 (3.42%) Project Management
10 14 (3.19%) Network Planning
11 13 (2.96%) Enterprise Architecture
11 13 (2.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (2.51%) Service Delivery
12 11 (2.51%) Software Engineering
12 11 (2.51%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.24%) SQL
2 17 (3.87%) C
3 12 (2.73%) C++
4 9 (2.05%) Python
5 6 (1.37%) Java
6 5 (1.14%) PHP
7 4 (0.91%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.68%) Embedded C
9 2 (0.46%) C#
9 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.23%) Perl
10 1 (0.23%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 120 (27.33%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (19.13%) CCNP
3 81 (18.45%) Security Cleared
4 78 (17.77%) CCNA
5 47 (10.71%) SC Cleared
6 27 (6.15%) DV Cleared
7 24 (5.47%) CCIE
8 20 (4.56%) Degree
9 18 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (4.10%) CCIP
10 13 (2.96%) MCSE
10 13 (2.96%) JNCIA
11 11 (2.51%) JNCIS
11 11 (2.51%) JNCIP
12 9 (2.05%) CCDP
13 7 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.37%) SCSA
14 6 (1.37%) Sun Certification
15 5 (1.14%) CCSE
15 5 (1.14%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (12.98%) SLA
2 11 (2.51%) QA
3 4 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.46%) JSP 440
System Software
1 40 (9.11%) Active Directory
2 31 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.19%) vSphere
4 11 (2.51%) XenApp
5 9 (2.05%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.82%) VMware Server
7 7 (1.59%) Firmware
8 6 (1.37%) XenServer
9 5 (1.14%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.91%) UAG
11 3 (0.68%) Squid
11 3 (0.68%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.46%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.46%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (3.42%) CA Spectrum
2 11 (2.51%) Cacti
3 8 (1.82%) SCCM
3 8 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (1.59%) FortiGate
4 7 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (1.59%) Nagios
5 6 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (1.37%) Netcool
5 6 (1.37%) NetCrunch
6 4 (0.91%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.91%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.68%) SCOM
7 3 (0.68%) OpenView
7 3 (0.68%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.46%) WSUS
8 2 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.46%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.46%) Iperf
Vendors
1 211 (48.06%) Cisco
2 87 (19.82%) Juniper
3 67 (15.26%) Microsoft
4 52 (11.85%) Ericsson
5 49 (11.16%) CheckPoint
6 48 (10.93%) HP
7 47 (10.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 39 (8.88%) SolarWinds
8 39 (8.88%) VMware
9 34 (7.74%) F5
10 33 (7.52%) Aruba
11 31 (7.06%) Citrix
12 28 (6.38%) Dell
13 22 (5.01%) Huawei
14 20 (4.56%) Brocade
14 20 (4.56%) Blue Coat
14 20 (4.56%) Infoblox
14 20 (4.56%) BT
15 16 (3.64%) McAfee
15 16 (3.64%) Oracle
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