The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethernet
Rank 390 333 306
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -27
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 204 221 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.46% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.81% 3.06% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 77 94
Average daily rate £325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £210 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £280 £305
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 22
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.85 £21.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £67.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -102 189 £325 -4.41% 58
South East -18 100 £300 +11.62% 24
Berkshire -15 47 £235 -6.00% 6
London -30 38 £400 - 7
Hampshire +2 23 £338 -4.25% 9
Surrey -7 20 £290 +65.71%
Reading -17 15 £238 -5.00% 2
North West -15 14 £255 +45.71% 6
City of London -16 13 £375 -0.66% 4
Basingstoke +26 9 £250 +19.04% 4
Newbury +5 9 £430 +10.96% 2
East Midlands -1 8 - - 2
Guildford -2 8 £265 -
Manchester -13 8 - - 2
Leeds -13 7 £350 +75.00%
West Yorkshire -14 7 £350 +75.00% 1
Yorkshire -15 7 £350 +75.00% 3
East of England -35 7 £353 +30.55% 7
Cheshire -8 6 £255 - 3
Hook +8 5 £430 +12.78%
South West -28 5 £325 -43.47% 6
North East - 5 £368 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £351 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £351 -
Scotland -9 3 £444 +53.10% 4
Essex - 3 £355 -
Edinburgh - 3 £444 - 3
Nottinghamshire +1 2 - -
Cambridge -6 2 £250 - 7
Portsmouth -8 2 - - 1

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 189 (48.34%) Telecoms
2 154 (39.39%) Cisco
3 152 (38.87%) MPLS
4 120 (30.69%) TCP/IP
5 106 (27.11%) WAN
6 96 (24.55%) Firewall
7 90 (23.02%) LAN
8 89 (22.76%) VPN
9 87 (22.25%) Cisco Certification
10 85 (21.74%) ATM
11 81 (20.72%) SDH
12 74 (18.93%) BGP
13 69 (17.65%) OSPF
14 66 (16.88%) Network Design
15 64 (16.37%) 3G
16 63 (16.11%) Huawei
17 60 (15.35%) Juniper
17 60 (15.35%) Microsoft
18 59 (15.09%) Windows
19 57 (14.58%) Radio Access Network
20 54 (13.81%) LTE
21 50 (12.79%) VoIP
22 49 (12.53%) CCNA
23 48 (12.28%) Internet
24 47 (12.02%) Active Directory
25 46 (11.76%) Project Management
26 45 (11.51%) DWDM
26 45 (11.51%) DNS
27 42 (10.74%) CCNP
27 42 (10.74%) MS Excel

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (1.02%) Apache
3 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (0.77%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.26%) Lync
Applications
1 42 (10.74%) MS Excel
2 26 (6.65%) MS Office
3 5 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.51%) MS Project
4 2 (0.51%) Simulink
4 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 152 (38.87%) MPLS
2 120 (30.69%) TCP/IP
3 106 (27.11%) WAN
4 96 (24.55%) Firewall
5 90 (23.02%) LAN
6 89 (22.76%) VPN
7 85 (21.74%) ATM
8 81 (20.72%) SDH
9 74 (18.93%) BGP
10 69 (17.65%) OSPF
11 64 (16.37%) 3G
12 57 (14.58%) Radio Access Network
13 54 (13.81%) LTE
14 50 (12.79%) VoIP
15 48 (12.28%) Internet
16 45 (11.51%) DWDM
16 45 (11.51%) DNS
17 40 (10.23%) 2G
18 39 (9.97%) Wireless
19 36 (9.21%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.32%) MS Access
3 3 (0.77%) DB2
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.26%) Informix
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.51%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.51%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.26%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.26%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 189 (48.34%) Telecoms
2 29 (7.42%) Finance
3 14 (3.58%) German Language
4 11 (2.81%) Multimedia
5 9 (2.30%) French Language
6 7 (1.79%) Dutch Language
6 7 (1.79%) Banking
7 6 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.53%) Advertising
8 5 (1.28%) Back Office
9 4 (1.02%) Electronics
10 3 (0.77%) Avionics
10 3 (0.77%) Billing
10 3 (0.77%) Front Office
11 2 (0.51%) Legal
11 2 (0.51%) Retail
11 2 (0.51%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.26%) International Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 79 (20.20%) Network Engineer
2 40 (10.23%) Design Engineer
3 32 (8.18%) Transmission Engineer
4 30 (7.67%) Consultant
5 29 (7.42%) Analyst
6 24 (6.14%) Architect
7 23 (5.88%) Test Engineer
8 19 (4.86%) Field Engineer
9 18 (4.60%) Transmission Design Engineer
9 18 (4.60%) RAN Engineer
10 17 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
11 15 (3.84%) Network Architect
11 15 (3.84%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.32%) Support Engineer
13 12 (3.07%) Software Engineer
14 11 (2.81%) Support Analyst
15 10 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 10 (2.56%) IP Engineer
16 9 (2.30%) NOC Engineer
16 9 (2.30%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.51%) MFC
1 2 (0.51%) Qt
2 1 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.26%) OCX
2 1 (0.26%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.26%) Middleware
2 1 (0.26%) WAP
2 1 (0.26%) WSH
2 1 (0.26%) COM
2 1 (0.26%) .NET
2 1 (0.26%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.60%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 8 (2.05%) PKI
3 8 (2.05%) IPTV
4 6 (1.53%) AS400
4 6 (1.53%) IVR
5 5 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.28%) Device Driver
6 4 (1.02%) PMI
6 4 (1.02%) Firmware
6 4 (1.02%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.77%) Replication
7 3 (0.77%) e-Health
7 3 (0.77%) CCTV
7 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.77%) MPEG
8 2 (0.51%) Handset
8 2 (0.51%) NHS
8 2 (0.51%) DTV
8 2 (0.51%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 59 (15.09%) Windows
2 28 (7.16%) Linux
3 12 (3.07%) Windows XP
4 11 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (2.81%) UNIX
5 10 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (2.56%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.02%) FreeBSD
6 4 (1.02%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.77%) VMS
7 3 (0.77%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.26%) Android
9 1 (0.26%) Gentoo
9 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.26%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.26%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (16.88%) Network Design
2 46 (11.76%) Project Management
3 40 (10.23%) Migration
4 32 (8.18%) Network Management
5 28 (7.16%) ITIL
5 28 (7.16%) Capacity Management
6 22 (5.63%) Configuration Management
7 20 (5.12%) PRINCE2
8 19 (4.86%) Logistics
9 17 (4.35%) Fault Management
9 17 (4.35%) Service Delivery
10 16 (4.09%) Change Management
11 15 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (3.84%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (3.58%) Software Engineering
13 13 (3.32%) Load Balancing
13 13 (3.32%) Network Planning
13 13 (3.32%) Incident Management
14 12 (3.07%) Network Architecture
14 12 (3.07%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.88%) SQL
2 17 (4.35%) Perl
3 14 (3.58%) Python
3 14 (3.58%) C
3 14 (3.58%) C++
4 13 (3.32%) VB
5 7 (1.79%) PHP
6 6 (1.53%) Embedded C++
7 5 (1.28%) Tcl
8 4 (1.02%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.51%) C#
10 1 (0.26%) AWK
10 1 (0.26%) Korn
10 1 (0.26%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.26%) Java
10 1 (0.26%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.26%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 87 (22.25%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (12.53%) CCNA
3 42 (10.74%) CCNP
4 38 (9.72%) Security Cleared
5 28 (7.16%) SC Cleared
6 27 (6.91%) Degree
7 24 (6.14%) CCIE
8 12 (3.07%) CCDP
9 10 (2.56%) ISEB
10 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.53%) JNCIP
10 6 (1.53%) JNCIE
10 6 (1.53%) BC Cleared
11 5 (1.28%) CCENT
11 5 (1.28%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.28%) CCIP
12 4 (1.02%) MCSE
12 4 (1.02%) JNCIS
13 3 (0.77%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.18%) SLA
2 4 (1.02%) QA
3 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.51%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.26%) COBIT
5 1 (0.26%) DO-254
System Software
1 47 (12.02%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.30%) vSphere
4 7 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.28%) Squid
6 4 (1.02%) UAG
6 4 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.77%) XenApp
8 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.51%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.26%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (1.02%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.77%) SCCM
3 3 (0.77%) MAILsweeper
3 3 (0.77%) Netcool
3 3 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.51%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.51%) Unicenter
4 2 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.26%) WSUS
5 1 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.26%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 154 (39.39%) Cisco
2 63 (16.11%) Huawei
3 60 (15.35%) Juniper
3 60 (15.35%) Microsoft
4 41 (10.49%) Ericsson
5 38 (9.72%) CheckPoint
6 33 (8.44%) Nortel
7 30 (7.67%) VMware
8 23 (5.88%) BT
8 23 (5.88%) Nokia
8 23 (5.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 21 (5.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 20 (5.12%) HP
11 19 (4.86%) F5
12 16 (4.09%) Cramer
13 15 (3.84%) Avaya
14 13 (3.32%) Citrix
15 12 (3.07%) SolarWinds
16 11 (2.81%) Brocade
16 11 (2.81%) Siemens
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Rate: 35-40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Posted: 10 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £45 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £230.00 - £240.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
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Jam Recruitment
Rate: £40 - £47 per hour
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East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 25 days ago