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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethernet
Rank 390 373 271
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -102
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 204 201 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.39% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.62% 2.92% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 98 64
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£300 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £263 £309
% change year-on-year
- -14.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 23
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -56.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £11.60 £19.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -58.62%

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
7797 6874 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.45% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4431 3747 3777
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 410 645
Average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.93 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 29 December 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 -14 192 £300 -3.22% 51
South East -5 75 £280 +12.00% 15
London -21 42 £310 -17.33% 8
Berkshire +1 40 £255 +2.00% 8
North West +7 22 £331 +22.68% 5
South West -16 22 £318 +5.83% 6
Surrey +5 17 £231 -15.90% 4
Bracknell +13 16 £275 - 5
Guildford +2 15 £231 -7.50%
Yorkshire - 15 £215 - 3
Manchester -5 12 - - 5
Reading +15 10 £250 -
Scotland -12 9 £263 -7.89% 2
Buckinghamshire -16 9 £425 +21.42% 1
City of London -2 7 £450 +12.50% 3
Wiltshire -9 7 £550 +83.33%
East of England -15 7 £270 +3.84% 8
West Midlands -18 7 £190 -11.21% 3
Cheshire +8 6 £225 -16.66%
Newbury - 6 £188 -
Warrington -14 5 £225 -16.66%
Hampshire -21 5 £350 -6.66%
Dorset +2 3 - -
Birmingham -3 3 £155 +3.33% 1
Slough -8 3 £260 -13.33% 2
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Barnsley - 3 £175 - 1
Somerset - 3 £288 - 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £175 - 2
East Midlands +9 2 £360 +67.44% 3

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 188 (45.41%) Cisco
2 165 (39.86%) Telecoms
3 129 (31.16%) MPLS
4 122 (29.47%) Firewall
5 120 (28.99%) VPN
6 116 (28.02%) Cisco Certification
7 97 (23.43%) BGP
8 96 (23.19%) Windows
9 91 (21.98%) WAN
10 84 (20.29%) LAN
11 76 (18.36%) TCP/IP
11 76 (18.36%) CCNA
12 75 (18.12%) CCNP
13 73 (17.63%) DNS
14 71 (17.15%) Juniper
15 70 (16.91%) Linux
16 69 (16.67%) SDH
17 68 (16.43%) OSPF
18 66 (15.94%) Internet
19 61 (14.73%) Load Balancing
20 58 (14.01%) Migration
20 58 (14.01%) VMware
20 58 (14.01%) Microsoft
21 57 (13.77%) Ericsson
22 55 (13.29%) VLAN
23 53 (12.80%) Security Cleared
24 51 (12.32%) ATM
25 50 (12.08%) Active Directory
25 50 (12.08%) CheckPoint
25 50 (12.08%) IPsec

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 26 (6.28%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.07%) IIS
3 18 (4.35%) Apache
4 10 (2.42%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.93%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.69%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.69%) Eucalyptus
6 7 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.97%) LiveLink
7 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.72%) Moodle
9 2 (0.48%) Lync
9 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.24%) JBoss
10 1 (0.24%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 37 (8.94%) MS Excel
2 31 (7.49%) MS Office
3 13 (3.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) EPLAN
5 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.97%) Office 365
3 3 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) PaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 129 (31.16%) MPLS
2 122 (29.47%) Firewall
3 120 (28.99%) VPN
4 97 (23.43%) BGP
5 91 (21.98%) WAN
6 84 (20.29%) LAN
7 76 (18.36%) TCP/IP
8 73 (17.63%) DNS
9 69 (16.67%) SDH
10 68 (16.43%) OSPF
11 66 (15.94%) Internet
12 55 (13.29%) VLAN
13 51 (12.32%) ATM
14 50 (12.08%) IPsec
15 49 (11.84%) Cisco Nexus
16 47 (11.35%) SAN
17 45 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
18 43 (10.39%) 3G
19 42 (10.14%) Network Security
20 41 (9.90%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.86%) DB2
3 14 (3.38%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.93%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (1.21%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (0.97%) SQLite
7 3 (0.72%) MySQL
8 2 (0.48%) Informix
9 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.24%) OLTP
9 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 8 (1.93%) Toad
2 6 (1.45%) MSI
3 5 (1.21%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.97%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.97%) GoogleTest
4 4 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.24%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.24%) Subversion
6 1 (0.24%) Trac
General
1 165 (39.86%) Telecoms
2 29 (7.00%) Finance
3 18 (4.35%) Back Office
4 8 (1.93%) Electronics
4 8 (1.93%) Retail
5 3 (0.72%) German Language
5 3 (0.72%) Banking
6 2 (0.48%) Games
6 2 (0.48%) Legal
6 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.48%) Russian Language
6 2 (0.48%) Marketing
7 1 (0.24%) Billing
7 1 (0.24%) Publishing
7 1 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 83 (20.05%) Network Engineer
2 40 (9.66%) Architect
3 39 (9.42%) IP Engineer
4 35 (8.45%) Transmission Engineer
5 29 (7.00%) Field Engineer
6 26 (6.28%) Analyst
7 17 (4.11%) Design Engineer
8 16 (3.86%) Software Engineer
8 16 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (3.86%) Support Engineer
9 13 (3.14%) Support Analyst
9 13 (3.14%) Developer
10 12 (2.90%) Consultant
11 11 (2.66%) Transmission Planning Engineer
11 11 (2.66%) Security Engineer
11 11 (2.66%) Network Architect
12 10 (2.42%) Implementation Engineer
12 10 (2.42%) Project Manager
12 10 (2.42%) Network Analyst
12 10 (2.42%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.35%) Regular Expression
2 12 (2.90%) Web Services
3 9 (2.17%) SOAP
3 9 (2.17%) WSDL
4 8 (1.93%) JAXB
4 8 (1.93%) Java EE
4 8 (1.93%) XML
4 8 (1.93%) JMS
5 6 (1.45%) Qt
5 6 (1.45%) Middleware
6 5 (1.21%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.97%) QML
7 4 (0.97%) OpenGL
7 4 (0.97%) .NET
8 3 (0.72%) CSS
8 3 (0.72%) HTML
8 3 (0.72%) CORBA
8 3 (0.72%) HTML5
9 2 (0.48%) WebSockets
9 2 (0.48%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.86%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (2.17%) Replication
4 8 (1.93%) iPad
4 8 (1.93%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.69%) PDA
5 7 (1.69%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.45%) PKI
7 5 (1.21%) e-Health
7 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.21%) IVR
7 5 (1.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (0.97%) Open Source
8 4 (0.97%) Streaming Video
8 4 (0.97%) Device Driver
8 4 (0.97%) MPEG
8 4 (0.97%) Life Science
9 3 (0.72%) Statistics
9 3 (0.72%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 96 (23.19%) Windows
2 70 (16.91%) Linux
3 36 (8.70%) UNIX
4 21 (5.07%) Oracle Linux
5 19 (4.59%) SUSE
5 19 (4.59%) AIX
6 18 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (3.86%) Windows XP
8 11 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.17%) Windows 2000
9 9 (2.17%) Windows Vista
9 9 (2.17%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.45%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (1.21%) Android
11 5 (1.21%) Solaris
11 5 (1.21%) CentOS
11 5 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.72%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.72%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (14.73%) Load Balancing
2 58 (14.01%) Migration
3 45 (10.87%) Line Management
4 33 (7.97%) ITIL
5 32 (7.73%) Service Management
5 32 (7.73%) Change Management
6 28 (6.76%) Software Engineering
7 27 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (6.28%) WFM
9 25 (6.04%) Project Management
10 21 (5.07%) Network Design
11 17 (4.11%) Service Delivery
11 17 (4.11%) Network Management
12 16 (3.86%) Network Architecture
12 16 (3.86%) Validation
13 15 (3.62%) Data Migration
14 13 (3.14%) Network Monitoring
15 11 (2.66%) Network Planning
15 11 (2.66%) PRINCE2
16 10 (2.42%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 37 (8.94%) SQL
2 22 (5.31%) C
3 21 (5.07%) C++
4 13 (3.14%) Python
5 11 (2.66%) Java
6 9 (2.17%) Perl
7 8 (1.93%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.69%) C#
8 7 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.21%) Embedded C++
10 4 (0.97%) Embedded C
11 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.48%) sed
12 2 (0.48%) Assembly Language
12 2 (0.48%) IronPython
12 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.48%) PHP
13 1 (0.24%) VB
13 1 (0.24%) VC++
13 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 116 (28.02%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (18.36%) CCNA
3 75 (18.12%) CCNP
4 53 (12.80%) Security Cleared
5 38 (9.18%) CCIE
6 35 (8.45%) SC Cleared
7 34 (8.21%) CCIP
8 23 (5.56%) Degree
9 21 (5.07%) JNCIP
10 17 (4.11%) DV Cleared
11 16 (3.86%) JNCIA
12 13 (3.14%) CCSP
13 12 (2.90%) CCDP
14 9 (2.17%) JNCIS
14 9 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (1.69%) BC Cleared
16 6 (1.45%) CCSA
16 6 (1.45%) CCSE
16 6 (1.45%) JNCIE
16 6 (1.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (11.59%) SLA
2 3 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.72%) QA
2 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) JTAG
3 1 (0.24%) COBIT
3 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (12.08%) Active Directory
2 35 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (5.80%) vSphere
4 19 (4.59%) Firmware
5 18 (4.35%) FreeRADIUS
6 8 (1.93%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.93%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.69%) Squid
7 7 (1.69%) UAG
8 6 (1.45%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.21%) Snort
9 5 (1.21%) NFS
10 4 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.97%) Nmap
11 3 (0.72%) XenServer
12 2 (0.48%) XenApp
12 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.24%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 20 (4.83%) CA Spectrum
2 11 (2.66%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.21%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (1.21%) Control-M
3 5 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.97%) Nessus
4 4 (0.97%) BladeLogic
4 4 (0.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (0.72%) Casper Suite
5 3 (0.72%) SCCM
6 2 (0.48%) Netcool
7 1 (0.24%) Cacti
7 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.24%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 188 (45.41%) Cisco
2 71 (17.15%) Juniper
3 58 (14.01%) Microsoft
3 58 (14.01%) VMware
4 57 (13.77%) Ericsson
5 50 (12.08%) CheckPoint
6 48 (11.59%) Citrix
7 34 (8.21%) Oracle
8 33 (7.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 29 (7.00%) Nokia
10 27 (6.52%) BT
11 25 (6.04%) CA
12 24 (5.80%) F5
13 20 (4.83%) IBM
13 20 (4.83%) Huawei
14 18 (4.35%) Cramer
14 18 (4.35%) HP
15 17 (4.11%) NEC
16 16 (3.86%) Avaya
17 15 (3.62%) Nortel
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