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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethernet
Rank 409 395 325
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -70
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 207 205 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.39% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.47% 2.85% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 89 73
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£300 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £216 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 40
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.25 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £12.80 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-27.27% -14.06%

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
8364 7196 9118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.62% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4619 3903 4169
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 407 691
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -5 188 £300 -0.16% 66
South East -15 72 £256 +6.77% 25
London +6 53 £356 +1.78% 16
Berkshire 0 39 £238 +2.15% 12
Surrey +5 19 £315 +31.25% 4
East of England -26 18 £348 +15.64% 6
Bracknell +13 16 £231 - 1
City of London +18 12 £313 +4.16% 4
Reading -6 12 £300 +29.72% 4
South West -17 12 £300 +9.09% 12
Cambridgeshire +5 11 £345 - 3
Guildford - 11 £364 -
West Midlands -20 10 £214 -33.20% 2
Cambridge - 9 - - 2
Yorkshire +3 7 £311 +24.50%
Staffordshire +7 6 - -
North West -8 5 £300 -23.61% 5
Hampshire -5 4 £300 +13.20% 5
Manchester -6 4 £300 - 3
Essex -7 4 £350 -
Bristol -17 4 £213 - 4
Wales -21 4 £500 +25.00% 1
Slough - 4 - - 4
Newbury +2 3 - -
Birmingham -6 3 £214 -31.04%
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 £350 - 5
Middlesex +1 2 - -
Wiltshire -13 2 - - 1
South Wales -13 2 £500 +25.00%

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 173 (46.76%) Cisco
2 131 (35.41%) Telecoms
3 124 (33.51%) Firewall
4 119 (32.16%) MPLS
5 97 (26.22%) Cisco Certification
6 89 (24.05%) VPN
7 88 (23.78%) Juniper
8 83 (22.43%) BGP
9 81 (21.89%) WAN
10 74 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 72 (19.46%) Windows
12 70 (18.92%) LAN
13 68 (18.38%) SDH
14 61 (16.49%) CCNA
14 61 (16.49%) OSPF
15 60 (16.22%) CCNP
16 57 (15.41%) Linux
16 57 (15.41%) VLAN
17 56 (15.14%) DNS
17 56 (15.14%) Microsoft
18 54 (14.59%) Internet
19 53 (14.32%) ATM
20 52 (14.05%) LTE
21 51 (13.78%) 3G
22 49 (13.24%) Load Balancing
23 47 (12.70%) Security Cleared
23 47 (12.70%) Ericsson
24 45 (12.16%) IPsec
25 44 (11.89%) CheckPoint
25 44 (11.89%) VMware

Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 22 (5.95%) Apache
1 22 (5.95%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.05%) IIS
3 11 (2.97%) Moodle
4 8 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.08%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.08%) Eucalyptus
5 4 (1.08%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.08%) LiveLink
5 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.81%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.54%) Lync
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.57%) MS Office
3 14 (3.78%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.54%) EPLAN
5 2 (0.54%) MS Project
6 1 (0.27%) Simulink
6 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.54%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Office 365
4 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 124 (33.51%) Firewall
2 119 (32.16%) MPLS
3 89 (24.05%) VPN
4 83 (22.43%) BGP
5 81 (21.89%) WAN
6 74 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 70 (18.92%) LAN
8 68 (18.38%) SDH
9 61 (16.49%) OSPF
10 57 (15.41%) VLAN
11 56 (15.14%) DNS
12 54 (14.59%) Internet
13 53 (14.32%) ATM
14 52 (14.05%) LTE
15 51 (13.78%) 3G
16 45 (12.16%) IPsec
17 41 (11.08%) VoIP
18 38 (10.27%) Cisco Nexus
19 37 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
19 37 (10.00%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.86%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.24%) DB2
3 10 (2.70%) MySQL
4 8 (2.16%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.35%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.81%) Informix
7 2 (0.54%) MS Access
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 11 (2.97%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.81%) Toad
3 2 (0.54%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.54%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.27%) Trac
4 1 (0.27%) Subversion
4 1 (0.27%) AppScan
General
1 131 (35.41%) Telecoms
2 13 (3.51%) Finance
3 10 (2.70%) Electronics
4 8 (2.16%) Back Office
5 7 (1.89%) Retail
6 6 (1.62%) Publishing
6 6 (1.62%) French Language
7 5 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.35%) Automotive
8 4 (1.08%) Avionics
9 3 (0.81%) German Language
9 3 (0.81%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.54%) Legal
11 1 (0.27%) Law
11 1 (0.27%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (20.54%) Network Engineer
2 37 (10.00%) Analyst
2 37 (10.00%) Design Engineer
3 35 (9.46%) Architect
3 35 (9.46%) IP Engineer
4 34 (9.19%) Transmission Engineer
5 17 (4.59%) Transmission Design Engineer
5 17 (4.59%) Software Engineer
6 16 (4.32%) Test Engineer
7 15 (4.05%) Consultant
8 14 (3.78%) Support Engineer
8 14 (3.78%) Network Analyst
9 13 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (2.97%) Support Analyst
11 10 (2.70%) Field Engineer
11 10 (2.70%) Transmission Planning Engineer
12 9 (2.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (2.16%) Security Engineer
13 8 (2.16%) Network Architect
13 8 (2.16%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.95%) Regular Expression
2 6 (1.62%) Web Services
3 5 (1.35%) Middleware
3 5 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (1.08%) Java EE
5 3 (0.81%) SOAP
5 3 (0.81%) JMS
5 3 (0.81%) WSDL
5 3 (0.81%) JAXB
5 3 (0.81%) XML
6 2 (0.54%) HTML
7 1 (0.27%) COM
7 1 (0.27%) CSS
7 1 (0.27%) Flash
7 1 (0.27%) OCX
7 1 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.24%) MPEG
3 11 (2.97%) Firmware
3 11 (2.97%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.70%) E-Learning
5 9 (2.43%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.16%) Video on Demand
7 7 (1.89%) VHDL
7 7 (1.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 7 (1.89%) IPTV
8 6 (1.62%) Replication
8 6 (1.62%) VLE
8 6 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.62%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.62%) iPad
9 5 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.35%) Open Source
9 5 (1.35%) Streaming Video
9 5 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.08%) STB
Operating Systems
1 72 (19.46%) Windows
2 57 (15.41%) Linux
3 23 (6.22%) UNIX
4 17 (4.59%) Oracle Linux
5 15 (4.05%) SUSE
6 14 (3.78%) AIX
7 13 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.70%) Windows XP
10 9 (2.43%) CentOS
10 9 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (2.16%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.35%) Android
12 5 (1.35%) Solaris
12 5 (1.35%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.81%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.54%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (13.24%) Load Balancing
2 43 (11.62%) Migration
3 32 (8.65%) Validation
3 32 (8.65%) Project Management
4 30 (8.11%) Network Design
5 28 (7.57%) ITIL
6 27 (7.30%) Network Management
7 22 (5.95%) Change Management
7 22 (5.95%) Network Planning
8 21 (5.68%) Line Management
9 19 (5.14%) Software Engineering
10 18 (4.86%) Performance Testing
11 17 (4.59%) Service Management
11 17 (4.59%) Capacity Planning
12 16 (4.32%) Network Architecture
13 12 (3.24%) Kalman Filter
13 12 (3.24%) Service Delivery
13 12 (3.24%) Integration Testing
14 11 (2.97%) Data Modelling
15 9 (2.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.19%) SQL
2 29 (7.84%) C
3 28 (7.57%) Perl
4 20 (5.41%) C++
5 16 (4.32%) PHP
6 13 (3.51%) Bash Shell
7 12 (3.24%) Shell Script
8 10 (2.70%) sed
9 8 (2.16%) Python
9 8 (2.16%) Tcl
10 4 (1.08%) Java
11 3 (0.81%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.54%) VB
12 2 (0.54%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.54%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.27%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.27%) Korn
13 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 97 (26.22%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (16.49%) CCNA
3 60 (16.22%) CCNP
4 47 (12.70%) Security Cleared
5 36 (9.73%) Degree
6 33 (8.92%) SC Cleared
7 31 (8.38%) CCIE
8 13 (3.51%) CCIP
8 13 (3.51%) JNCIP
9 12 (3.24%) JNCIA
10 10 (2.70%) DV Cleared
11 9 (2.43%) CCSP
12 8 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (2.16%) JNCIS
12 8 (2.16%) JNCIE
13 7 (1.89%) CCDP
13 7 (1.89%) ISEB
14 6 (1.62%) CCDA
15 5 (1.35%) MCSE
15 5 (1.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.49%) SLA
2 6 (1.62%) QA
3 3 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.27%) COBIT
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (8.92%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.86%) vSphere
4 12 (3.24%) FreeRADIUS
5 7 (1.89%) NFS
5 7 (1.89%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.08%) XenServer
6 4 (1.08%) Snort
6 4 (1.08%) Nmap
7 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.54%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.27%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.27%) vCloud
9 1 (0.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 12 (3.24%) CA Spectrum
2 6 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (1.35%) Control-M
3 5 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.08%) Nessus
4 4 (1.08%) BladeLogic
4 4 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (1.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (0.81%) MAILsweeper
5 3 (0.81%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.54%) SCCM
6 2 (0.54%) OPNET
6 2 (0.54%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.27%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.27%) Nagios
7 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.27%) Cacti
7 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.27%) WSUS
7 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 173 (46.76%) Cisco
2 88 (23.78%) Juniper
3 56 (15.14%) Microsoft
4 47 (12.70%) Ericsson
5 44 (11.89%) CheckPoint
5 44 (11.89%) VMware
6 41 (11.08%) Huawei
7 34 (9.19%) Nokia
7 34 (9.19%) Citrix
8 26 (7.03%) Nortel
9 24 (6.49%) Oracle
10 22 (5.95%) Brocade
11 20 (5.41%) HP
12 19 (5.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 18 (4.86%) BT
14 17 (4.59%) CA
14 17 (4.59%) IBM
15 16 (4.32%) Radware
15 16 (4.32%) NEC
15 16 (4.32%) Cramer
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