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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethernet
Rank 358 404 344
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -60
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 265 199 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.36% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.24% 2.76% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 94 78
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £212 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £301 £278
% change year-on-year
+20.33% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 18
Average hourly rate £37.75 £38.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.30% +17.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £20.00 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £166.70 £80.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +26.15%

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
8170 7207 7312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.21% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4450 3815 3647
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 396 578
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 +40 239 £350 +7.69% 78
London +43 88 £350 -10.25% 13
South East -47 63 £343 +16.10% 36
Berkshire -17 31 £473 +105.43% 11
North West -7 22 £408 +59.80% 9
South West +23 15 £463 +42.30% 9
Scotland +7 15 £158 -64.52% 4
Manchester -1 15 - - 8
City of London +18 12 £475 +45.03% 4
Hampshire -10 12 £315 -3.07% 8
East Midlands +2 11 £425 - 2
East of England +18 10 £250 -29.57% 6
Buckinghamshire -3 9 £335 - 2
Reading -4 9 £450 +114.28% 7
Yorkshire -23 9 - - 3
Milton Keynes +8 7 - - 1
New Malden - 7 - -
Slough +1 6 £496 -
Derbyshire - 6 - -
Bracknell +4 5 - - 2
Leeds -11 5 - -
West Yorkshire -16 5 - -
Inverness - 5 - -
Highlands - 5 - -
Wiltshire +13 4 £478 +46.92% 1
Hertfordshire +4 4 £375 - 1
West Midlands +1 4 - - 1
Basingstoke -4 4 £314 +25.50%
Liverpool - 4 - -
West Lothian - 4 - -

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 210 (44.68%) Cisco
2 198 (42.13%) Telecoms
3 130 (27.66%) WAN
4 129 (27.45%) MPLS
5 128 (27.23%) VPN
6 125 (26.60%) LAN
7 121 (25.74%) Cisco Certification
8 119 (25.32%) TCP/IP
9 108 (22.98%) SDH
10 105 (22.34%) BGP
11 97 (20.64%) Firewall
12 94 (20.00%) ATM
13 89 (18.94%) SLA
14 88 (18.72%) CCNA
14 88 (18.72%) Windows
15 85 (18.09%) Radio Access Network
16 83 (17.66%) GSM
16 83 (17.66%) CCNP
17 82 (17.45%) UMTS
17 82 (17.45%) Linux
18 80 (17.02%) OSPF
18 80 (17.02%) Ericsson
19 79 (16.81%) Internet
19 79 (16.81%) Line Management
20 76 (16.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
21 75 (15.96%) Wireless
21 75 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
22 73 (15.53%) RNC
22 73 (15.53%) Juniper
23 70 (14.89%) Microsoft

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 17 (3.62%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.98%) IIS
3 11 (2.34%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.91%) Apache
5 8 (1.70%) Eucalyptus
5 8 (1.70%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.49%) CMS
7 5 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.85%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.64%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.43%) Moodle
10 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.43%) WinCC
11 1 (0.21%) SAS
11 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
Applications
1 49 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 37 (7.87%) MS Office
3 10 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.21%) MS Project
5 1 (0.21%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.21%) Quicktime
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.28%) Google Apps
2 6 (1.28%) Office 365
3 4 (0.85%) SaaS
4 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (27.66%) WAN
2 129 (27.45%) MPLS
3 128 (27.23%) VPN
4 125 (26.60%) LAN
5 119 (25.32%) TCP/IP
6 108 (22.98%) SDH
7 105 (22.34%) BGP
8 97 (20.64%) Firewall
9 94 (20.00%) ATM
10 85 (18.09%) Radio Access Network
11 83 (17.66%) GSM
12 82 (17.45%) UMTS
13 80 (17.02%) OSPF
14 79 (16.81%) Internet
15 75 (15.96%) Wireless
16 73 (15.53%) RNC
17 69 (14.68%) DNS
18 64 (13.62%) Cisco ASA
19 54 (11.49%) VLAN
20 48 (10.21%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.70%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.49%) DB2
4 5 (1.06%) MySQL
4 5 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.43%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 7 (1.49%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.28%) Subversion
3 5 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.85%) Trac
4 4 (0.85%) LabVIEW
4 4 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.85%) Toad
5 3 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.64%) MSI
5 3 (0.64%) CANoe
6 2 (0.43%) JIRA
7 1 (0.21%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.21%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.21%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.21%) GCC
General
1 198 (42.13%) Telecoms
2 44 (9.36%) Finance
3 13 (2.77%) Multimedia
4 12 (2.55%) Marketing
5 11 (2.34%) Back Office
6 7 (1.49%) Electronics
7 5 (1.06%) Retail
8 4 (0.85%) German Language
8 4 (0.85%) Automotive
9 3 (0.64%) Law
9 3 (0.64%) Legal
9 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.64%) Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) French Language
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 111 (23.62%) Network Engineer
2 73 (15.53%) Field Engineer
3 33 (7.02%) IP Engineer
4 27 (5.74%) Architect
5 21 (4.47%) Operations Engineer
6 20 (4.26%) Support Engineer
6 20 (4.26%) Implementation Engineer
7 18 (3.83%) Analyst
8 17 (3.62%) Project Manager
9 15 (3.19%) Software Engineer
9 15 (3.19%) Support Analyst
9 15 (3.19%) Transmission Engineer
10 14 (2.98%) Network Support
11 13 (2.77%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (2.77%) Senior Network Engineer
12 12 (2.55%) Developer
12 12 (2.55%) IP Network Engineer
13 9 (1.91%) Product Manager
14 8 (1.70%) Technical Architect
14 8 (1.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.34%) Java EE
2 10 (2.13%) SOAP
3 9 (1.91%) Web Services
3 9 (1.91%) Regular Expression
4 7 (1.49%) WSDL
5 6 (1.28%) .NET
6 5 (1.06%) XML
6 5 (1.06%) HTML
6 5 (1.06%) JMS
6 5 (1.06%) HTML5
7 4 (0.85%) JAXB
7 4 (0.85%) XSLT
8 3 (0.64%) XSD
8 3 (0.64%) Middleware
8 3 (0.64%) JSON
8 3 (0.64%) WSRP
8 3 (0.64%) REST
8 3 (0.64%) WebSockets
8 3 (0.64%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.43%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.74%) Video Conferencing
3 22 (4.68%) PKI
4 14 (2.98%) Replication
5 9 (1.91%) Clustering
6 8 (1.70%) iPad
6 8 (1.70%) Private Cloud
6 8 (1.70%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.28%) iPhone
7 6 (1.28%) Streaming Video
7 6 (1.28%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.06%) Device Driver
8 5 (1.06%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.06%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.06%) Open Source
9 4 (0.85%) PDA
9 4 (0.85%) e-Health
10 3 (0.64%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.64%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.64%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 88 (18.72%) Windows
2 82 (17.45%) Linux
3 48 (10.21%) UNIX
4 23 (4.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.98%) Android
7 13 (2.77%) AIX
8 12 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (2.34%) Mac OS X
10 9 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.70%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.70%) SUSE
12 7 (1.49%) Windows Vista
12 7 (1.49%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (1.28%) CentOS
14 5 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (1.06%) Solaris
14 5 (1.06%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.85%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (16.81%) Line Management
2 75 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (14.89%) WFM
4 50 (10.64%) Migration
5 44 (9.36%) Load Balancing
6 40 (8.51%) Network Management
7 39 (8.30%) ITIL
8 27 (5.74%) Software Engineering
9 24 (5.11%) PRINCE2
10 23 (4.89%) Service Management
11 22 (4.68%) Validation
12 20 (4.26%) Change Management
13 19 (4.04%) Project Management
14 18 (3.83%) Service Delivery
15 17 (3.62%) Network Design
16 16 (3.40%) Configuration Management
17 15 (3.19%) Enterprise Architecture
18 14 (2.98%) Network Monitoring
19 13 (2.77%) Data Migration
19 13 (2.77%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.32%) SQL
2 21 (4.47%) C
3 20 (4.26%) C++
4 15 (3.19%) Python
5 10 (2.13%) Java
6 8 (1.70%) C#
7 7 (1.49%) Perl
8 6 (1.28%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.06%) PHP
9 5 (1.06%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.85%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.85%) Embedded C
10 4 (0.85%) Embedded C++
10 4 (0.85%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.64%) IronPython
12 2 (0.43%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.43%) sed
12 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.43%) VC++
13 1 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 121 (25.74%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (18.72%) CCNA
3 83 (17.66%) CCNP
4 64 (13.62%) Security Cleared
5 38 (8.09%) CCIP
6 35 (7.45%) CCIE
7 34 (7.23%) SC Cleared
8 26 (5.53%) DV Cleared
9 24 (5.11%) JNCIP
10 23 (4.89%) JNCIA
11 20 (4.26%) Degree
12 16 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (2.98%) MCSE
14 12 (2.55%) CCDP
15 9 (1.91%) BC Cleared
16 8 (1.70%) JNCIS
17 6 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
18 5 (1.06%) CCSA
18 5 (1.06%) CCSE
18 5 (1.06%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (18.94%) SLA
2 9 (1.91%) QA
3 4 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.43%) COBIT
4 2 (0.43%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (10.85%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.26%) vSphere
4 16 (3.40%) Firmware
5 11 (2.34%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.13%) Squid
6 10 (2.13%) UAG
7 8 (1.70%) VMware Server
7 8 (1.70%) XenApp
8 7 (1.49%) FreeRADIUS
9 5 (1.06%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.43%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.43%) XenServer
12 2 (0.43%) NFS
12 2 (0.43%) Xen
13 1 (0.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 17 (3.62%) FortiGate
2 15 (3.19%) CA Spectrum
3 12 (2.55%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (1.28%) Netcool
6 5 (1.06%) SCCM
6 5 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (0.85%) Nagios
7 4 (0.85%) HP SIM
7 4 (0.85%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.64%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.64%) SCOM
8 3 (0.64%) Cacti
8 3 (0.64%) Casper Suite
8 3 (0.64%) Iperf
9 2 (0.43%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.43%) WSUS
9 2 (0.43%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 210 (44.68%) Cisco
2 80 (17.02%) Ericsson
3 76 (16.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 73 (15.53%) Juniper
5 70 (14.89%) Microsoft
6 51 (10.85%) VMware
7 46 (9.79%) CheckPoint
8 36 (7.66%) BT
9 31 (6.60%) SolarWinds
10 30 (6.38%) F5
10 30 (6.38%) Citrix
11 27 (5.74%) HP
12 22 (4.68%) Oracle
12 22 (4.68%) McAfee
13 21 (4.47%) IBM
14 20 (4.26%) Nokia
14 20 (4.26%) Huawei
15 18 (3.83%) Aruba
16 15 (3.19%) CA
17 14 (2.98%) Dell
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