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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethernet
Rank 377 385 294
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -91
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 205 180 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.37% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.76% 2.79% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 85 56
Average daily rate
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£305 £325 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% -17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £230 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 23
Average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.55% -52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.80 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -52.00%

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
7437 6447 7160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.63% 13.24% 15.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4181 3434 3423
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 383 640
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.38 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.25% -14.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +3 193 £305 -6.15% 96
South East -17 70 £300 - 29
Berkshire +5 43 £255 -0.97% 8
London -19 39 £325 -18.75% 15
North West +3 26 - - 3
South West -3 24 £310 +3.33% 14
Manchester +9 16 - - 2
Bracknell +13 13 £300 - 2
Reading +9 13 £213 -52.77% 6
Yorkshire - 12 £215 - 5
Scotland -4 9 £263 -7.89% 4
Surrey -5 9 - - 7
West Midlands -7 8 £155 -38.00% 9
Hampshire -18 8 £350 -6.66% 5
West Yorkshire - 8 £215 - 2
East of England -7 7 - - 17
Leeds - 7 £215 - 2
Cheshire +6 6 - -
Guildford -2 6 - - 1
Gloucestershire -16 6 £288 -4.16% 5
Newbury - 6 £188 -
City of London +17 5 £463 +243.14% 4
Slough -3 5 £380 -
Warrington -9 5 - -
Wiltshire -9 5 £550 +37.50% 2
West Sussex - 5 £275 -
Buckinghamshire -13 4 £425 +21.42% 4
East Midlands +12 3 £360 - 3
Leicestershire +9 3 £360 -
Dorset -3 3 - - 1

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 184 (42.69%) Cisco
2 173 (40.14%) Telecoms
3 135 (31.32%) MPLS
4 118 (27.38%) VPN
5 112 (25.99%) Cisco Certification
5 112 (25.99%) Firewall
6 102 (23.67%) BGP
7 92 (21.35%) WAN
7 92 (21.35%) Windows
8 84 (19.49%) LAN
9 82 (19.03%) SDH
9 82 (19.03%) TCP/IP
10 74 (17.17%) CCNA
10 74 (17.17%) OSPF
11 73 (16.94%) Internet
11 73 (16.94%) DNS
11 73 (16.94%) Linux
12 71 (16.47%) CCNP
13 68 (15.78%) Ericsson
14 64 (14.85%) Juniper
15 60 (13.92%) ATM
15 60 (13.92%) Load Balancing
16 59 (13.69%) Microsoft
17 58 (13.46%) Line Management
18 55 (12.76%) SLA
18 55 (12.76%) Migration
19 54 (12.53%) VMware
20 51 (11.83%) UMTS
21 50 (11.60%) VLAN
22 48 (11.14%) Cisco ASA

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 20 (4.64%) IIS
1 20 (4.64%) MS Exchange
2 18 (4.18%) Apache
3 12 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 9 (2.09%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.86%) Eucalyptus
5 8 (1.86%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.93%) Moodle
9 3 (0.70%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.46%) WinCC
10 2 (0.46%) Lync
10 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.46%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.23%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 42 (9.74%) MS Excel
2 34 (7.89%) MS Office
3 14 (3.25%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.93%) Office 365
3 3 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.46%) SaaS
4 2 (0.46%) PaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 135 (31.32%) MPLS
2 118 (27.38%) VPN
3 112 (25.99%) Firewall
4 102 (23.67%) BGP
5 92 (21.35%) WAN
6 84 (19.49%) LAN
7 82 (19.03%) SDH
7 82 (19.03%) TCP/IP
8 74 (17.17%) OSPF
9 73 (16.94%) Internet
9 73 (16.94%) DNS
10 60 (13.92%) ATM
11 51 (11.83%) UMTS
12 50 (11.60%) VLAN
13 48 (11.14%) Cisco ASA
13 48 (11.14%) GSM
14 47 (10.90%) IPsec
14 47 (10.90%) Radio Access Network
15 46 (10.67%) Cisco Nexus
16 42 (9.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.18%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.48%) DB2
3 13 (3.02%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.09%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (0.93%) SQLite
5 4 (0.93%) MySQL
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.46%) OLTP
7 1 (0.23%) Informix
Development Applications
1 8 (1.86%) Toad
2 7 (1.62%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.62%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.39%) MSI
4 4 (0.93%) Trac
4 4 (0.93%) GoogleTest
4 4 (0.93%) Subversion
4 4 (0.93%) LabVIEW
4 4 (0.93%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.23%) JIRA
6 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.23%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.23%) Zephyr
General
1 173 (40.14%) Telecoms
2 31 (7.19%) Finance
3 19 (4.41%) Back Office
4 10 (2.32%) Electronics
5 8 (1.86%) Retail
6 4 (0.93%) Banking
6 4 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.93%) Automotive
7 3 (0.70%) Law
7 3 (0.70%) Legal
7 3 (0.70%) Marketing
8 2 (0.46%) Russian Language
8 2 (0.46%) Games
9 1 (0.23%) Billing
9 1 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 87 (20.19%) Network Engineer
2 40 (9.28%) IP Engineer
2 40 (9.28%) Field Engineer
3 38 (8.82%) Architect
4 35 (8.12%) Transmission Engineer
5 23 (5.34%) Analyst
6 20 (4.64%) Software Engineer
7 18 (4.18%) Developer
8 17 (3.94%) Support Engineer
9 16 (3.71%) Design Engineer
9 16 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (3.48%) Implementation Engineer
11 14 (3.25%) Consultant
12 13 (3.02%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.02%) Operations Engineer
13 11 (2.55%) Security Engineer
14 10 (2.32%) Transmission Planning Engineer
14 10 (2.32%) Network Architect
14 10 (2.32%) Network Security Engineer
14 10 (2.32%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.18%) Regular Expression
2 13 (3.02%) Web Services
3 11 (2.55%) SOAP
4 10 (2.32%) Java EE
4 10 (2.32%) WSDL
5 8 (1.86%) XML
5 8 (1.86%) JMS
5 8 (1.86%) JAXB
6 6 (1.39%) Qt
6 6 (1.39%) .NET
7 5 (1.16%) HTML
7 5 (1.16%) HTML5
8 4 (0.93%) QML
8 4 (0.93%) Middleware
8 4 (0.93%) OpenGL
8 4 (0.93%) XSLT
9 3 (0.70%) CORBA
9 3 (0.70%) CSS
9 3 (0.70%) WebSockets
9 3 (0.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.48%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (2.32%) Replication
4 9 (2.09%) iPad
5 7 (1.62%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.62%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.62%) PDA
6 6 (1.39%) PKI
6 6 (1.39%) IVR
6 6 (1.39%) Streaming Video
7 5 (1.16%) e-Health
8 4 (0.93%) Open Source
8 4 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (0.93%) Life Science
8 4 (0.93%) Device Driver
8 4 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.70%) MPEG
9 3 (0.70%) VLE
9 3 (0.70%) Telematics
9 3 (0.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 92 (21.35%) Windows
2 73 (16.94%) Linux
3 38 (8.82%) UNIX
4 18 (4.18%) SUSE
4 18 (4.18%) AIX
5 17 (3.94%) Oracle Linux
5 17 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (3.25%) Windows XP
7 11 (2.55%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.86%) Windows Vista
8 8 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.86%) Windows 2000
9 7 (1.62%) Android
9 7 (1.62%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.39%) CentOS
10 6 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.93%) VxWorks
12 3 (0.70%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.70%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (13.92%) Load Balancing
2 58 (13.46%) Line Management
3 55 (12.76%) Migration
4 38 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (8.35%) WFM
6 35 (8.12%) Software Engineering
7 34 (7.89%) Service Management
8 31 (7.19%) Change Management
8 31 (7.19%) ITIL
9 30 (6.96%) Project Management
10 22 (5.10%) Validation
11 20 (4.64%) Service Delivery
12 18 (4.18%) Network Design
13 17 (3.94%) Data Migration
14 16 (3.71%) PRINCE2
14 16 (3.71%) Network Architecture
15 15 (3.48%) Network Management
15 15 (3.48%) Network Monitoring
16 11 (2.55%) Project Planning
16 11 (2.55%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (8.82%) SQL
2 26 (6.03%) C
2 26 (6.03%) C++
3 16 (3.71%) Python
4 14 (3.25%) Java
5 10 (2.32%) C#
6 9 (2.09%) Perl
6 9 (2.09%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.62%) Embedded C++
7 7 (1.62%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.16%) Embedded C
9 4 (0.93%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.93%) PHP
9 4 (0.93%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.70%) IronPython
10 3 (0.70%) sed
11 2 (0.46%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.46%) VC++
12 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 112 (25.99%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (17.17%) CCNA
3 71 (16.47%) CCNP
4 44 (10.21%) Security Cleared
5 38 (8.82%) CCIE
6 32 (7.42%) CCIP
7 30 (6.96%) SC Cleared
8 23 (5.34%) JNCIP
9 21 (4.87%) Degree
10 18 (4.18%) JNCIA
11 14 (3.25%) DV Cleared
12 12 (2.78%) CCSP
13 10 (2.32%) CCDP
14 8 (1.86%) BC Cleared
15 7 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (1.62%) JNCIS
16 6 (1.39%) CCSE
16 6 (1.39%) CCSA
17 5 (1.16%) MCP
18 4 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (12.76%) SLA
2 3 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.70%) QA
3 2 (0.46%) COBIT
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.23%) JTAG
System Software
1 44 (10.21%) Active Directory
2 32 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.10%) vSphere
4 18 (4.18%) Firmware
5 17 (3.94%) FreeRADIUS
6 9 (2.09%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.86%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.62%) Squid
8 7 (1.62%) UAG
9 6 (1.39%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.16%) Snort
11 4 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.93%) Nmap
11 4 (0.93%) NFS
12 2 (0.46%) XenApp
12 2 (0.46%) XenServer
12 2 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.46%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.23%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 20 (4.64%) CA Spectrum
2 10 (2.32%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (0.93%) Nessus
5 3 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.70%) SCCM
5 3 (0.70%) Casper Suite
6 2 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.46%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.46%) Netcool
6 2 (0.46%) Control-M
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.23%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.23%) Cacti
7 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.23%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 184 (42.69%) Cisco
2 68 (15.78%) Ericsson
3 64 (14.85%) Juniper
4 59 (13.69%) Microsoft
5 54 (12.53%) VMware
6 48 (11.14%) CheckPoint
7 44 (10.21%) Citrix
8 42 (9.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 32 (7.42%) Oracle
9 32 (7.42%) BT
10 26 (6.03%) Nokia
11 23 (5.34%) CA
12 20 (4.64%) F5
13 19 (4.41%) IBM
13 19 (4.41%) Huawei
14 16 (3.71%) Cramer
14 16 (3.71%) Avaya
15 15 (3.48%) NEC
16 14 (3.25%) Brocade
16 14 (3.25%) HP
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Rate: £45 - £46 per hour
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
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Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
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Guildford
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Rate: £35 - £40 per annum + competitive
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Buckinghamshire
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Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
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Ringwood
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
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Ringwood
Computer Futures
Rate: £46 - £47 per hour + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
England
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