The table below looks at the statistics for Ethernet skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethernet over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethernet
Rank 520 480 489
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +9
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 142 171 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.63% 2.14% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 77 66
Median daily rate £344 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £250 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £283
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +23.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £12.66 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.15 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%

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
8734 7973 7654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.22% 13.96% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5344 4566 4060
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 494 441
Median hourly rate £29.25 £20.94 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.71% +4.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

Ethernet
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Ethernet as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethernet within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 128 £350 - 46
London 0 49 £325 -7.14% 8
South East -17 36 £363 - 17
Berkshire -1 20 £363 +57.60% 2
South West +2 17 £380 -8.98% 3
West Midlands -20 10 £425 - 2
Scotland -1 8 £213 -29.16%
City of London +51 7 £392 +11.92%
Surrey -5 7 £380 +1.33% 5
Solihull - 7 £425 - 1
East of England +16 6 £320 +28.00% 3
Bristol - 6 £406 - 1
Reading +6 5 £400 +247.82% 2
North West -1 5 £700 +55.55% 7
Wiltshire -5 5 £288 -31.13% 1
South Wales - 5 £375 - 1
Wales - 5 £375 - 1
Glasgow +3 4 £225 -
Yorkshire -2 4 £180 -52.00% 4
Canary Wharf - 4 - -
Sheffield - 4 £180 - 2
South Yorkshire - 4 £180 - 3
Slough +1 3 £375 +50.00%
Swindon -3 3 £305 -26.94%
Bracknell -7 3 £344 -
West Sussex -7 3 £365 +4.28% 2
Hampshire -16 3 £337 -25.05% 6
Cardiff - 3 £375 -
Dorset - 3 £400 -
Bournemouth - 3 £400 -

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ethernet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Ethernet.

1 133 (49.26%) Cisco
2 105 (38.89%) Firewall
3 91 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
4 78 (28.89%) TCP/IP
5 75 (27.78%) Windows
6 74 (27.41%) MPLS
7 71 (26.30%) WAN
8 66 (24.44%) BGP
9 64 (23.70%) OSPF
10 62 (22.96%) ITIL
11 61 (22.59%) Data Centre
12 60 (22.22%) LAN
13 59 (21.85%) Linux
13 59 (21.85%) VPN
14 51 (18.89%) Wireless
15 49 (18.15%) IPsec
16 46 (17.04%) Telecoms
16 46 (17.04%) Cisco Nexus
17 45 (16.67%) Internet
18 44 (16.30%) Cisco ASA
19 43 (15.93%) DHCP
20 41 (15.19%) VoIP
20 41 (15.19%) CCNP
20 41 (15.19%) CCNA
21 40 (14.81%) Change Management
22 38 (14.07%) DNS
22 38 (14.07%) Microsoft
22 38 (14.07%) SNMP
23 37 (13.70%) Windows Server
24 35 (12.96%) Security Cleared

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.59%) IBM Notes
1 7 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.85%) IIS
2 5 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.37%) Apache
5 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (8.52%) MS Excel
2 22 (8.15%) MS Office
3 9 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.74%) Simulink
5 1 (0.37%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.07%) Office 365
2 5 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.74%) GitHub
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (38.89%) Firewall
2 78 (28.89%) TCP/IP
3 74 (27.41%) MPLS
4 71 (26.30%) WAN
5 66 (24.44%) BGP
6 64 (23.70%) OSPF
7 60 (22.22%) LAN
8 59 (21.85%) VPN
9 51 (18.89%) Wireless
10 49 (18.15%) IPsec
11 46 (17.04%) Cisco Nexus
12 45 (16.67%) Internet
13 44 (16.30%) Cisco ASA
14 43 (15.93%) DHCP
15 41 (15.19%) VoIP
16 38 (14.07%) DNS
16 38 (14.07%) SNMP
17 29 (10.74%) Network Security
17 29 (10.74%) SSL
18 27 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.37%) DB2
3 1 (0.37%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (2.96%) ClearCase
2 7 (2.59%) CppUnit
3 6 (2.22%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (1.48%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (1.48%) Subversion
5 3 (1.11%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.11%) JIRA
5 3 (1.11%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.74%) Hudson
6 2 (0.74%) VectorCAST
6 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.37%) Automake
7 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.37%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.37%) PVCS
General
1 46 (17.04%) Telecoms
2 18 (6.67%) Finance
3 6 (2.22%) Billing
3 6 (2.22%) Retail
4 4 (1.48%) Back Office
4 4 (1.48%) Electronics
4 4 (1.48%) Legal
5 3 (1.11%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.11%) Avionics
5 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.11%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.74%) Banking
6 2 (0.74%) German Language
6 2 (0.74%) Military
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.37%) French Language
7 1 (0.37%) Front Office
7 1 (0.37%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 34 (12.59%) Support Engineer
3 22 (8.15%) Cisco Engineer
4 21 (7.78%) Software Engineer
5 19 (7.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (4.81%) Analyst
6 13 (4.81%) Architect
6 13 (4.81%) Embedded Engineer
7 12 (4.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 10 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
9 9 (3.33%) Desktop Support
9 9 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (3.33%) Project Manager
10 8 (2.96%) Avaya Engineer
10 8 (2.96%) Cisco Support
10 8 (2.96%) Developer
10 8 (2.96%) Network Support
10 8 (2.96%) Network Support Engineer
11 7 (2.59%) Designer
11 7 (2.59%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.15%) 802.1X
2 9 (3.33%) Regular Expression
3 7 (2.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 5 (1.85%) Middleware
5 4 (1.48%) OCX
5 4 (1.48%) Web Services
5 4 (1.48%) XML
6 1 (0.37%) .NET
6 1 (0.37%) HTML
6 1 (0.37%) HTML5
6 1 (0.37%) Qt
6 1 (0.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 61 (22.59%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.15%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.07%) Driving Licence
5 10 (3.70%) Blackberry
5 10 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.70%) e-Health
5 10 (3.70%) FlexPod
5 10 (3.70%) PKI
6 9 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (2.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (2.59%) Internet of Things
8 6 (2.22%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.22%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.85%) Arduino
9 5 (1.85%) Raspberry Pi
9 5 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.48%) Fintech
10 4 (1.48%) Home Automation
11 3 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 75 (27.78%) Windows
2 59 (21.85%) Linux
3 37 (13.70%) Windows Server
4 19 (7.04%) Windows 7
5 18 (6.67%) Unix
6 10 (3.70%) Data ONTAP
6 10 (3.70%) Windows XP
7 9 (3.33%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.22%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.85%) Android
10 5 (1.85%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.48%) VxWorks
11 4 (1.48%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.11%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.74%) Solaris
13 2 (0.74%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (22.96%) ITIL
2 40 (14.81%) Change Management
3 26 (9.63%) Project Management
4 24 (8.89%) Software Engineering
5 22 (8.15%) Load Balancing
6 21 (7.78%) Network Design
6 21 (7.78%) Service Management
7 20 (7.41%) Migration
8 18 (6.67%) Network Management
9 17 (6.30%) Problem Management
10 16 (5.93%) Change Control
10 16 (5.93%) PRINCE2
11 15 (5.56%) Capacity Management
12 14 (5.19%) Network Monitoring
13 12 (4.44%) Information Security
13 12 (4.44%) Service Delivery
13 12 (4.44%) Time Management
14 11 (4.07%) Incident Management
15 10 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (3.70%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.26%) C
2 15 (5.56%) C++
3 14 (5.19%) SQL
4 10 (3.70%) Java
5 8 (2.96%) Embedded C
5 8 (2.96%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.85%) Perl
7 4 (1.48%) C#
7 4 (1.48%) Python
8 3 (1.11%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.11%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.74%) ANSI C
10 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.37%) Fortran
10 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.37%) R
10 1 (0.37%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 91 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (15.19%) CCNA
2 41 (15.19%) CCNP
3 35 (12.96%) Security Cleared
4 32 (11.85%) Degree
5 21 (7.78%) SC Cleared
6 17 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (5.93%) CCIE
8 14 (5.19%) MCP
8 14 (5.19%) MCSA
9 11 (4.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 10 (3.70%) CCSE
10 10 (3.70%) MCSE
11 9 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (2.96%) A+ Certification
12 8 (2.96%) ACDT
12 8 (2.96%) ACHDS
12 8 (2.96%) ACTC
12 8 (2.96%) JNCIE
12 8 (2.96%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.30%) SLA
2 12 (4.44%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.11%) QA
4 2 (0.74%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.37%) DO-254
5 1 (0.37%) MiFID
System Software
1 32 (11.85%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.19%) vSphere
4 10 (3.70%) Firmware
5 8 (2.96%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (2.59%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.59%) iptables
6 7 (2.59%) OpenSSH
7 3 (1.11%) NFS
7 3 (1.11%) Squid
7 3 (1.11%) UAG
7 3 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.74%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.74%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.37%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.37%) Samba
9 1 (0.37%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (4.44%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (4.07%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (2.59%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (2.22%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.22%) OpenView
5 4 (1.48%) Amdocs OSS
5 4 (1.48%) Nagios
6 3 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.11%) Netcool
6 3 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.11%) Puppet
7 2 (0.74%) Ansible
7 2 (0.74%) EnCase
7 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.37%) WMI
Vendors
1 133 (49.26%) Cisco
2 38 (14.07%) Microsoft
3 34 (12.59%) CheckPoint
3 34 (12.59%) Juniper
4 26 (9.63%) F5
4 26 (9.63%) VMware
5 23 (8.52%) HP
6 17 (6.30%) SolarWinds
7 16 (5.93%) IBM
8 14 (5.19%) Avaya
8 14 (5.19%) Oracle
9 13 (4.81%) CA
9 13 (4.81%) Citrix
10 12 (4.44%) Extreme Networks
11 11 (4.07%) Palo Alto
12 10 (3.70%) Apple
12 10 (3.70%) NetApp
13 9 (3.33%) Dell
13 9 (3.33%) Riverbed
14 8 (2.96%) ServiceNow
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