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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethernet
Rank 436 389 343
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -46
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 166 187 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.35% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.08% 2.59% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 73 74
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £155 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £465 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £281
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 30
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -10.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £20.50 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £36.80 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -11.29%

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
7978 7223 9069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.40% 13.58% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4292 3891 4082
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 418 712
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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
England -46 151 £330 +1.53% 46
South East -31 50 £225 -3.22% 12
London +12 40 £356 +1.78% 13
Berkshire -25 27 £225 +7.02% 3
East of England -9 17 £345 - 5
City of London +30 11 £325 +100.00% 4
Bracknell +11 11 £225 -
Surrey +6 11 £228 +30.00% 3
Reading -11 9 £350 +68.67% 3
West Midlands -15 9 - -
Cambridgeshire -4 8 £345 - 5
North West -14 7 £300 -10.58% 6
South West -37 7 £300 -33.33% 7
Guildford - 7 £360 -
Yorkshire +3 6 £275 -19.70% 1
Manchester -6 6 £300 +71.42% 5
Cambridge - 6 - - 5
Staffordshire - 6 - -
Hertfordshire -11 4 - -
Wales -11 3 £500 +25.00%
Hampshire -20 3 £356 +1.57% 1
East Midlands +11 2 £350 +27.27% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 2 - -
Dorset +2 2 £300 - 1
Middlesex +1 2 - -
Essex -4 2 £350 -
South Wales -9 2 £500 +25.00%
Bristol -19 2 £213 - 4
Norfolk - 2 - -
Slough - 2 - -

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 160 (47.62%) Cisco
2 115 (34.23%) Telecoms
3 112 (33.33%) MPLS
4 105 (31.25%) Firewall
5 91 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
6 81 (24.11%) WAN
7 80 (23.81%) Juniper
8 78 (23.21%) VPN
9 77 (22.92%) BGP
10 73 (21.73%) TCP/IP
11 66 (19.64%) LAN
12 62 (18.45%) Windows
13 61 (18.15%) SDH
14 59 (17.56%) CCNP
15 58 (17.26%) OSPF
16 57 (16.96%) Microsoft
17 54 (16.07%) CCNA
18 52 (15.48%) ATM
18 52 (15.48%) 3G
18 52 (15.48%) LTE
19 51 (15.18%) VLAN
19 51 (15.18%) DNS
20 48 (14.29%) Linux
21 46 (13.69%) Internet
22 40 (11.90%) Security Cleared
23 39 (11.61%) VMware
23 39 (11.61%) Huawei
23 39 (11.61%) Migration
24 38 (11.31%) DWDM
25 37 (11.01%) Load Balancing

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 18 (5.36%) Apache
2 17 (5.06%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.27%) Moodle
4 10 (2.98%) IIS
5 5 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.19%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.19%) Eucalyptus
7 3 (0.89%) LiveLink
8 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.60%) Lync
9 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 24 (7.14%) MS Office
3 13 (3.87%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.60%) MS Project
5 2 (0.60%) EPLAN
6 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.30%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 112 (33.33%) MPLS
2 105 (31.25%) Firewall
3 81 (24.11%) WAN
4 78 (23.21%) VPN
5 77 (22.92%) BGP
6 73 (21.73%) TCP/IP
7 66 (19.64%) LAN
8 61 (18.15%) SDH
9 58 (17.26%) OSPF
10 52 (15.48%) ATM
10 52 (15.48%) 3G
10 52 (15.48%) LTE
11 51 (15.18%) VLAN
11 51 (15.18%) DNS
12 46 (13.69%) Internet
13 38 (11.31%) DWDM
14 36 (10.71%) IPsec
15 35 (10.42%) VoIP
16 34 (10.12%) 2G
17 32 (9.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.98%) MySQL
3 8 (2.38%) DB2
4 4 (1.19%) MS Access
4 4 (1.19%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.60%) Informix
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (3.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.60%) ClearQuest
2 2 (0.60%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.30%) Trac
3 1 (0.30%) AppScan
3 1 (0.30%) Subversion
3 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
General
1 115 (34.23%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.17%) Finance
3 9 (2.68%) Electronics
4 6 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.79%) Publishing
4 6 (1.79%) Back Office
4 6 (1.79%) French Language
4 6 (1.79%) Retail
5 5 (1.49%) Automotive
6 4 (1.19%) Avionics
7 3 (0.89%) German Language
7 3 (0.89%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.60%) Legal
9 1 (0.30%) Billing
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 68 (20.24%) Network Engineer
2 39 (11.61%) Analyst
3 35 (10.42%) Design Engineer
4 32 (9.52%) Architect
5 29 (8.63%) Transmission Engineer
5 29 (8.63%) IP Engineer
6 18 (5.36%) Test Engineer
7 16 (4.76%) Transmission Design Engineer
8 15 (4.46%) Consultant
9 14 (4.17%) Network Analyst
10 13 (3.87%) Software Engineer
11 11 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.27%) Support Engineer
12 10 (2.98%) Support Analyst
13 9 (2.68%) Transmission Planning Engineer
14 8 (2.38%) Transmission Planner
15 7 (2.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 7 (2.08%) Network Architect
15 7 (2.08%) NOC Engineer
16 6 (1.79%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.36%) Regular Expression
2 5 (1.49%) Middleware
3 4 (1.19%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (1.19%) Java EE
4 2 (0.60%) HTML
4 2 (0.60%) Web Services
5 1 (0.30%) HTML5
5 1 (0.30%) EDI
5 1 (0.30%) Flash
5 1 (0.30%) COM
5 1 (0.30%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.27%) MPEG
2 10 (2.98%) Computer Science
2 10 (2.98%) E-Learning
2 10 (2.98%) Video on Demand
3 9 (2.68%) IPTV
3 9 (2.68%) Blackberry
4 8 (2.38%) Firmware
5 7 (2.08%) VHDL
5 7 (2.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.79%) Replication
6 6 (1.79%) VLE
7 5 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.19%) AS400
8 4 (1.19%) Learning Management System
8 4 (1.19%) STB
8 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.19%) Open Source
8 4 (1.19%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 62 (18.45%) Windows
2 48 (14.29%) Linux
3 22 (6.55%) UNIX
4 12 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
5 10 (2.98%) AIX
6 9 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.68%) CentOS
6 9 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.38%) Windows XP
7 8 (2.38%) SUSE
8 7 (2.08%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.49%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.19%) Solaris
11 3 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.89%) Android
12 2 (0.60%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.60%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (11.61%) Migration
2 37 (11.01%) Load Balancing
3 35 (10.42%) Network Design
4 31 (9.23%) ITIL
5 30 (8.93%) Project Management
6 26 (7.74%) Validation
7 22 (6.55%) Network Management
8 20 (5.95%) Performance Testing
9 19 (5.65%) Network Planning
10 17 (5.06%) Capacity Planning
10 17 (5.06%) Change Management
11 14 (4.17%) Service Delivery
11 14 (4.17%) Software Engineering
12 13 (3.87%) Integration Testing
13 12 (3.57%) Network Architecture
14 11 (3.27%) Data Modelling
14 11 (3.27%) PRINCE2
14 11 (3.27%) Service Management
15 10 (2.98%) Kalman Filter
16 9 (2.68%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.93%) Perl
2 27 (8.04%) SQL
3 26 (7.74%) C
4 18 (5.36%) C++
5 16 (4.76%) PHP
6 13 (3.87%) Bash Shell
7 12 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 12 (3.57%) Python
8 10 (2.98%) Tcl
8 10 (2.98%) sed
9 3 (0.89%) VB
10 2 (0.60%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.60%) Java
11 1 (0.30%) Korn
11 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.30%) C#
11 1 (0.30%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.30%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 91 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (17.56%) CCNP
3 54 (16.07%) CCNA
4 40 (11.90%) Security Cleared
5 33 (9.82%) Degree
6 28 (8.33%) CCIE
7 27 (8.04%) SC Cleared
8 12 (3.57%) JNCIP
9 11 (3.27%) JNCIE
9 11 (3.27%) ISEB
10 10 (2.98%) CCIP
10 10 (2.98%) DV Cleared
11 9 (2.68%) JNCIA
11 9 (2.68%) CCDP
11 9 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (2.38%) ISTQB
13 7 (2.08%) CCSP
14 6 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (1.49%) MCSE
16 4 (1.19%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.95%) SLA
2 6 (1.79%) QA
3 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.30%) COBIT
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (9.82%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.76%) vSphere
4 9 (2.68%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.38%) FreeRADIUS
6 6 (1.79%) NFS
7 3 (0.89%) Snort
7 3 (0.89%) Nmap
7 3 (0.89%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.89%) XenServer
8 2 (0.60%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.30%) UAG
9 1 (0.30%) vCloud
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.30%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (1.79%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (1.19%) OPNET
2 4 (1.19%) Control-M
2 4 (1.19%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.89%) Nessus
3 3 (0.89%) BladeLogic
3 3 (0.89%) SCCM
3 3 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.89%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.60%) WSUS
4 2 (0.60%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.60%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.30%) Cacti
5 1 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 160 (47.62%) Cisco
2 80 (23.81%) Juniper
3 57 (16.96%) Microsoft
4 39 (11.61%) VMware
4 39 (11.61%) Huawei
5 36 (10.71%) Ericsson
6 33 (9.82%) CheckPoint
7 30 (8.93%) Nokia
8 26 (7.74%) Nortel
9 25 (7.44%) Citrix
10 17 (5.06%) HP
10 17 (5.06%) BT
11 16 (4.76%) Brocade
11 16 (4.76%) Oracle
12 15 (4.46%) F5
12 15 (4.46%) NEC
13 14 (4.17%) IBM
14 13 (3.87%) Redback
14 13 (3.87%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 12 (3.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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