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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethernet
Rank 362 376 338
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -38
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 229 189 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.08% 2.93% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 89 70
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £445 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 20
Average hourly rate £30.20 £39.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.56% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £180.00 £47.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £40.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-24.50% +18.51%

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
7434 6451 6892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.07% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4015 3314 3353
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 366 580
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +11 217 £338 +12.50% 92
South East -34 65 £318 +5.83% 31
London +8 49 £333 -1.48% 14
Berkshire -20 37 £211 -20.28% 9
North West -5 30 £408 +54.50% 9
South West +7 21 £310 -17.88% 8
Manchester +3 18 - - 7
Hampshire -8 14 £333 -11.33% 2
East Midlands +8 13 £393 - 5
Yorkshire +5 12 £175 -50.00% 3
Reading -7 12 £213 -10.52% 6
East of England +15 10 £375 +36.36% 15
Slough - 9 £486 -
Bracknell +11 7 - - 2
City of London +8 7 £425 +70.00% 5
West Midlands +5 7 - - 7
Newbury -2 7 £188 -56.39%
West Yorkshire -6 7 - - 1
Leeds -14 7 - - 1
Cheshire -2 6 £408 +46.84% 2
Scotland -3 6 - - 3
Merseyside - 6 - -
Liverpool - 6 - -
Wiltshire +2 5 £550 +37.50% 2
Gloucestershire -8 5 £310 +3.33% 3
Southampton -10 5 £350 +112.12%
West Sussex -15 5 £275 -
Derbyshire - 5 - - 2
Bristol - 5 £310 - 1
Surrey -9 4 - - 5

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 200 (45.56%) Telecoms
2 175 (39.86%) Cisco
3 127 (28.93%) MPLS
4 112 (25.51%) VPN
5 104 (23.69%) SDH
6 103 (23.46%) Cisco Certification
7 98 (22.32%) WAN
8 94 (21.41%) TCP/IP
9 93 (21.18%) BGP
10 91 (20.73%) Ericsson
11 90 (20.50%) SLA
12 87 (19.82%) Firewall
13 86 (19.59%) LAN
14 85 (19.36%) ATM
15 84 (19.13%) Line Management
16 82 (18.68%) GSM
16 82 (18.68%) UMTS
17 79 (18.00%) Radio Access Network
18 77 (17.54%) Windows
19 75 (17.08%) OSPF
19 75 (17.08%) Agile Software Development
20 74 (16.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
21 72 (16.40%) CCNP
21 72 (16.40%) CCNA
22 71 (16.17%) Linux
22 71 (16.17%) RNC
23 69 (15.72%) WFM
24 67 (15.26%) Internet
25 65 (14.81%) Juniper
26 64 (14.58%) Microsoft

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (3.87%) IIS
2 15 (3.42%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.73%) WebLogic
3 12 (2.73%) Apache
4 8 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (1.59%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.14%) Eucalyptus
6 5 (1.14%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.68%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (0.68%) Moodle
7 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.46%) WinCC
8 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 40 (9.11%) MS Excel
2 30 (6.83%) MS Office
3 10 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.23%) MS Project
6 1 (0.23%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.23%) Quicktime
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.91%) SaaS
2 4 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.68%) Office 365
4 2 (0.46%) PaaS
4 2 (0.46%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 127 (28.93%) MPLS
2 112 (25.51%) VPN
3 104 (23.69%) SDH
4 98 (22.32%) WAN
5 94 (21.41%) TCP/IP
6 93 (21.18%) BGP
7 87 (19.82%) Firewall
8 86 (19.59%) LAN
9 85 (19.36%) ATM
10 82 (18.68%) GSM
10 82 (18.68%) UMTS
11 79 (18.00%) Radio Access Network
12 75 (17.08%) OSPF
13 71 (16.17%) RNC
14 67 (15.26%) Internet
15 55 (12.53%) DNS
16 41 (9.34%) VoIP
16 41 (9.34%) VLAN
17 40 (9.11%) IPsec
18 39 (8.88%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.05%) DB2
2 9 (2.05%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (1.14%) MySQL
5 4 (0.91%) SQLite
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 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.37%) Toad
3 6 (1.37%) MSI
4 5 (1.14%) Subversion
5 4 (0.91%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.91%) Trac
5 4 (0.91%) GoogleTest
5 4 (0.91%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.91%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.46%) JIRA
7 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.23%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.23%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.23%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.23%) ClearCase
General
1 200 (45.56%) Telecoms
2 29 (6.61%) Finance
3 16 (3.64%) Back Office
4 9 (2.05%) Electronics
5 7 (1.59%) Marketing
6 5 (1.14%) Banking
7 4 (0.91%) Retail
7 4 (0.91%) Automotive
8 3 (0.68%) Law
8 3 (0.68%) Legal
8 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.46%) Games
9 2 (0.46%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 89 (20.27%) Network Engineer
2 73 (16.63%) Field Engineer
3 34 (7.74%) IP Engineer
4 25 (5.69%) Architect
5 23 (5.24%) Transmission Engineer
6 21 (4.78%) Operations Engineer
7 19 (4.33%) Implementation Engineer
8 18 (4.10%) Project Manager
8 18 (4.10%) Software Engineer
9 17 (3.87%) Developer
10 16 (3.64%) Analyst
10 16 (3.64%) Support Engineer
11 13 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (2.96%) Consultant
12 12 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (2.73%) IP Network Engineer
13 9 (2.05%) Network Support
13 9 (2.05%) Software Developer
14 8 (1.82%) Network Consultant
14 8 (1.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.73%) Regular Expression
2 11 (2.51%) SOAP
3 10 (2.28%) Web Services
4 8 (1.82%) .NET
4 8 (1.82%) WSDL
5 7 (1.59%) Java EE
5 7 (1.59%) XML
6 6 (1.37%) JMS
6 6 (1.37%) JAXB
6 6 (1.37%) Qt
7 5 (1.14%) HTML5
7 5 (1.14%) HTML
8 4 (0.91%) OpenGL
8 4 (0.91%) XSLT
8 4 (0.91%) QML
9 3 (0.68%) WebSockets
9 3 (0.68%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.68%) WSRP
9 3 (0.68%) CORBA
9 3 (0.68%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.33%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (1.82%) Replication
3 8 (1.82%) iPad
4 7 (1.59%) Blackberry
4 7 (1.59%) IVR
4 7 (1.59%) e-Health
5 6 (1.37%) PKI
5 6 (1.37%) PDA
6 5 (1.14%) Streaming Video
6 5 (1.14%) Clustering
7 4 (0.91%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.68%) VLE
8 3 (0.68%) MPEG
8 3 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (0.68%) iPhone
8 3 (0.68%) Telematics
8 3 (0.68%) Open Source
8 3 (0.68%) Life Science
9 2 (0.46%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 77 (17.54%) Windows
2 71 (16.17%) Linux
3 42 (9.57%) UNIX
4 15 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (2.73%) AIX
6 10 (2.28%) Windows XP
6 10 (2.28%) Android
7 9 (2.05%) SUSE
7 9 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.05%) Oracle Linux
7 9 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.82%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.59%) Windows Vista
9 7 (1.59%) CentOS
10 6 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (1.37%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.37%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.91%) VxWorks
11 4 (0.91%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (19.13%) Line Management
2 75 (17.08%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (15.72%) WFM
4 50 (11.39%) Migration
5 47 (10.71%) Load Balancing
6 32 (7.29%) Software Engineering
7 31 (7.06%) ITIL
8 26 (5.92%) Project Management
9 25 (5.69%) Service Management
9 25 (5.69%) Change Management
10 23 (5.24%) Service Delivery
10 23 (5.24%) Validation
11 20 (4.56%) PRINCE2
12 16 (3.64%) Network Management
13 15 (3.42%) Network Monitoring
14 13 (2.96%) Network Design
15 12 (2.73%) Data Migration
16 10 (2.28%) Multithreading
16 10 (2.28%) Technical Architecture
16 10 (2.28%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (6.38%) SQL
2 21 (4.78%) C
2 21 (4.78%) C++
3 17 (3.87%) Python
4 13 (2.96%) Java
5 10 (2.28%) C#
6 8 (1.82%) Perl
7 7 (1.59%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.59%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.37%) Embedded C++
9 5 (1.14%) Embedded C
9 5 (1.14%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.91%) PHP
10 4 (0.91%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.68%) sed
11 3 (0.68%) IronPython
12 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.46%) VC++
13 1 (0.23%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 103 (23.46%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (16.40%) CCNP
2 72 (16.40%) CCNA
3 42 (9.57%) Security Cleared
4 37 (8.43%) CCIP
5 35 (7.97%) CCIE
6 33 (7.52%) VCP4
7 25 (5.69%) SC Cleared
8 21 (4.78%) JNCIP
9 20 (4.56%) DV Cleared
10 19 (4.33%) JNCIA
11 18 (4.10%) Degree
12 12 (2.73%) CCDP
13 11 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (2.05%) BC Cleared
14 9 (2.05%) MCSE
15 6 (1.37%) CCSP
15 6 (1.37%) CCSA
15 6 (1.37%) CCSE
16 4 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (20.50%) SLA
2 6 (1.37%) QA
3 4 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.46%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) JTAG
5 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 39 (8.88%) Active Directory
2 29 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.56%) vSphere
4 15 (3.42%) Firmware
5 10 (2.28%) FreeRADIUS
6 8 (1.82%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.82%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.59%) XenApp
7 7 (1.59%) Squid
8 6 (1.37%) Hyper-V
8 6 (1.37%) UAG
9 4 (0.91%) NFS
9 4 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.68%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.46%) Xen
11 2 (0.46%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.23%) Samba
12 1 (0.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 20 (4.56%) CA Spectrum
2 14 (3.19%) FortiGate
3 8 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (1.59%) Netcool
5 5 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (0.91%) SCCM
7 3 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.68%) Casper Suite
8 2 (0.46%) SCOM
8 2 (0.46%) Cacti
8 2 (0.46%) Nagios
8 2 (0.46%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.46%) NetCrunch
8 2 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.23%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.23%) Puppet
9 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.23%) MOM
9 1 (0.23%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 175 (39.86%) Cisco
2 91 (20.73%) Ericsson
3 74 (16.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 65 (14.81%) Juniper
5 64 (14.58%) Microsoft
6 43 (9.79%) VMware
7 40 (9.11%) BT
7 40 (9.11%) CheckPoint
8 36 (8.20%) Citrix
9 27 (6.15%) F5
10 22 (5.01%) Oracle
11 21 (4.78%) CA
11 21 (4.78%) Nokia
12 19 (4.33%) IBM
12 19 (4.33%) HP
13 16 (3.64%) Avaya
14 14 (3.19%) Huawei
15 13 (2.96%) NEC
16 12 (2.73%) Cramer
16 12 (2.73%) McAfee
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Loughborough, Leicestershire
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Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £350 - £425 per day
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
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Warwickshire
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Newport
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London
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Posted: 14 days ago
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Loughborough
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
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Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £42.66 per annum
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