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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethernet
Rank 441 440 406
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -34
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 188 180 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.32% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.32% 2.20% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 80 82
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£360 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 13
Average hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £16.50 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.09 £42.50 £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -9.09%

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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -4 169 £360 +10.76% 82
South East -10 60 £345 +53.33% 20
London +20 47 £373 +10.37% 17
Berkshire -2 28 £208 -7.67% 4
South West +2 21 £350 +16.66% 17
Wiltshire +15 18 £350 - 3
Swindon +5 12 £475 - 3
Hampshire 0 12 £450 +26.58% 3
North West -26 12 £635 +111.66% 6
Yorkshire -25 11 £400 +28.51% 3
Scotland +3 10 £300 -14.28% 4
Slough +8 9 £208 -
West Sussex -6 9 £344 -1.78%
West Yorkshire -20 9 £400 +28.51%
Leeds -24 9 £400 +49.53%
Tyne and Wear - 9 £302 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £302 -
North East - 9 £302 -
Crawley - 8 £338 -
Reading -9 7 £115 -67.14% 2
West Midlands -4 6 - - 5
Renfrewshire - 6 £300 -
Erskine - 6 £300 -
Guildford -3 5 £375 +4.16% 1
Surrey -10 5 £375 +64.83% 6
Newbury -7 4 - - 1
East of England -12 4 £250 -27.53% 13
City of London -5 3 £390 +20.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £450 -
Bracknell -16 3 - -

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 221 (55.11%) Cisco
2 173 (43.14%) Firewall
3 169 (42.14%) LAN
4 163 (40.65%) WAN
5 131 (32.67%) MPLS
6 130 (32.42%) VPN
7 127 (31.67%) TCP/IP
8 125 (31.17%) Cisco Certification
9 119 (29.68%) BGP
10 112 (27.93%) Telecoms
11 104 (25.94%) Wireless
12 96 (23.94%) DNS
13 89 (22.19%) OSPF
14 88 (21.95%) CCNP
15 87 (21.70%) Juniper
16 83 (20.70%) IPsec
17 82 (20.45%) VLAN
18 77 (19.20%) Security Cleared
18 77 (19.20%) CCNA
19 74 (18.45%) Cisco ASA
19 74 (18.45%) Data Centre
20 70 (17.46%) DHCP
21 68 (16.96%) Microsoft
21 68 (16.96%) Internet
22 67 (16.71%) Finance
23 65 (16.21%) Linux
24 64 (15.96%) EIGRP
25 55 (13.72%) Windows
26 54 (13.47%) HP
27 53 (13.22%) ITIL

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.99%) CMS
2 12 (2.99%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.25%) IIS
5 4 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.00%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.00%) Eucalyptus
6 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.50%) Lync
8 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.25%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 45 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 33 (8.23%) MS Office
3 13 (3.24%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.99%) SaaS
1 12 (2.99%) HP Helion
2 6 (1.50%) Office 365
3 5 (1.25%) Google Apps
4 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 173 (43.14%) Firewall
2 169 (42.14%) LAN
3 163 (40.65%) WAN
4 131 (32.67%) MPLS
5 130 (32.42%) VPN
6 127 (31.67%) TCP/IP
7 119 (29.68%) BGP
8 104 (25.94%) Wireless
9 96 (23.94%) DNS
10 89 (22.19%) OSPF
11 83 (20.70%) IPsec
12 82 (20.45%) VLAN
13 74 (18.45%) Cisco ASA
14 70 (17.46%) DHCP
15 68 (16.96%) Internet
16 64 (15.96%) EIGRP
17 53 (13.22%) VoIP
17 53 (13.22%) Cisco Nexus
18 46 (11.47%) SDH
18 46 (11.47%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.75%) MySQL
3 2 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.00%) Subversion
3 2 (0.50%) JIRA
3 2 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.50%) Hudson
3 2 (0.50%) VectorCAST
4 1 (0.25%) CANoe
4 1 (0.25%) GCC
4 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.25%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 112 (27.93%) Telecoms
2 67 (16.71%) Finance
3 24 (5.99%) Multimedia
4 13 (3.24%) Banking
5 9 (2.24%) Marketing
5 9 (2.24%) Back Office
6 5 (1.25%) Retail
6 5 (1.25%) Billing
7 4 (1.00%) Electronics
7 4 (1.00%) Legal
7 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.75%) Law
9 2 (0.50%) German Language
9 2 (0.50%) Avionics
9 2 (0.50%) Military
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 128 (31.92%) Network Engineer
2 34 (8.48%) Architect
3 27 (6.73%) Analyst
3 27 (6.73%) Senior Network Engineer
4 19 (4.74%) Support Engineer
5 17 (4.24%) Project Manager
6 16 (3.99%) Network Architect
7 15 (3.74%) Hardware Engineer
8 14 (3.49%) Cisco Engineer
8 14 (3.49%) Support Analyst
9 13 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (3.24%) Network Support
10 12 (2.99%) Designer
11 10 (2.49%) Software Engineer
12 9 (2.24%) Administrator
12 9 (2.24%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (2.24%) Service Analyst
12 9 (2.24%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (2.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 9 (2.24%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (12.97%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.50%) CSS
3 5 (1.25%) .NET
3 5 (1.25%) Java EE
3 5 (1.25%) Middleware
4 4 (1.00%) Web Services
5 2 (0.50%) SOAP
5 2 (0.50%) Qt
6 1 (0.25%) HTML5
6 1 (0.25%) REST
6 1 (0.25%) OCX
6 1 (0.25%) JSON
6 1 (0.25%) WSRP
6 1 (0.25%) WCF
6 1 (0.25%) HTML
6 1 (0.25%) XSD
6 1 (0.25%) Flash
6 1 (0.25%) JMS
6 1 (0.25%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 74 (18.45%) Data Centre
2 30 (7.48%) PKI
2 30 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.99%) Video Conferencing
4 17 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (3.74%) Private Cloud
6 14 (3.49%) Clustering
7 13 (3.24%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.99%) iPhone
8 12 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 10 (2.49%) iPad
9 10 (2.49%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.00%) Replication
11 7 (1.75%) Cryptography
11 7 (1.75%) Device Driver
12 5 (1.25%) CMDB
13 4 (1.00%) Fat Client
13 4 (1.00%) Streaming Video
13 4 (1.00%) Thin Client
13 4 (1.00%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 65 (16.21%) Linux
2 55 (13.72%) Windows
3 27 (6.73%) UNIX
4 22 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.74%) Android
6 11 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (2.49%) Solaris
8 9 (2.24%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.00%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.75%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (1.25%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.00%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.00%) MVS
13 3 (0.75%) AIX
14 1 (0.25%) CentOS
14 1 (0.25%) SUSE
14 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (13.22%) ITIL
1 53 (13.22%) Load Balancing
2 52 (12.97%) Network Management
3 40 (9.98%) Network Design
4 37 (9.23%) Migration
5 21 (5.24%) Configuration Management
6 20 (4.99%) Change Management
7 19 (4.74%) Project Management
7 19 (4.74%) Service Management
8 16 (3.99%) Validation
9 14 (3.49%) Service Delivery
10 13 (3.24%) PRINCE2
10 13 (3.24%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (2.99%) Network Planning
11 12 (2.99%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (2.74%) Kalman Filter
12 11 (2.74%) Performance Management
13 10 (2.49%) Change Control
13 10 (2.49%) Capacity Management
13 10 (2.49%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.49%) SQL
2 16 (3.99%) C
3 11 (2.74%) C++
4 8 (2.00%) Python
5 5 (1.25%) Java
5 5 (1.25%) PHP
6 4 (1.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.75%) C#
7 3 (0.75%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.25%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.25%) VB
8 1 (0.25%) Perl
8 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.25%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 125 (31.17%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (21.95%) CCNP
3 77 (19.20%) CCNA
3 77 (19.20%) Security Cleared
4 46 (11.47%) SC Cleared
5 25 (6.23%) CCIE
6 24 (5.99%) Degree
7 23 (5.74%) DV Cleared
8 18 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (2.99%) CCIP
9 12 (2.99%) MCSE
10 11 (2.74%) JNCIS
11 9 (2.24%) CCDP
11 9 (2.24%) JNCIA
12 6 (1.50%) JNCIP
12 6 (1.50%) CCENT
12 6 (1.50%) Sun Certification
12 6 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.50%) SCSA
12 6 (1.50%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.99%) SLA
2 8 (2.00%) QA
3 5 (1.25%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) DO-178B
System Software
1 46 (11.47%) Active Directory
2 33 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.24%) XenApp
4 12 (2.99%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.74%) vSphere
6 8 (2.00%) XenServer
6 8 (2.00%) Firmware
7 7 (1.75%) VMware Server
8 6 (1.50%) ProxySG
9 5 (1.25%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.00%) UAG
10 4 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.75%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.75%) Squid
11 3 (0.75%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (3.49%) Cacti
2 10 (2.49%) SCCM
3 8 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (2.00%) CA Spectrum
4 7 (1.75%) OpenView
5 6 (1.50%) Nagios
5 6 (1.50%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.25%) NetCrunch
6 5 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.00%) SCOM
7 4 (1.00%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.00%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.75%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.50%) Ionix
9 2 (0.50%) Iperf
9 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.50%) WSUS
9 2 (0.50%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (0.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 221 (55.11%) Cisco
2 87 (21.70%) Juniper
3 68 (16.96%) Microsoft
4 54 (13.47%) HP
5 47 (11.72%) CheckPoint
6 43 (10.72%) SolarWinds
7 39 (9.73%) Aruba
7 39 (9.73%) VMware
8 38 (9.48%) F5
9 30 (7.48%) Dell
10 28 (6.98%) Citrix
11 25 (6.23%) Blue Coat
12 24 (5.99%) Huawei
13 22 (5.49%) Brocade
13 22 (5.49%) Infoblox
14 21 (5.24%) Fortinet
15 19 (4.74%) McAfee
16 17 (4.24%) Oracle
17 16 (3.99%) Ericsson
18 15 (3.74%) BT
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