The table below looks at the statistics for Gigabit 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 Gigabit Ethernet over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
Rank 619 599 570
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -29
Contract jobs citing Gigabit Ethernet 1 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.022% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.013% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £500 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -

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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

Gigabit Ethernet
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Gigabit Ethernet within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Gigabit Ethernet Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Gigabit Ethernet
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Gigabit Ethernet within the UK.

Gigabit Ethernet Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Gigabit Ethernet
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Gigabit Ethernet within the UK.

Gigabit Ethernet Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Gigabit Ethernet
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gigabit Ethernet within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Warwickshire -1 1 - -
West Midlands -6 1 - -
England -35 1 - - 1

Gigabit Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Gigabit 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 Gigabit Ethernet.

1 13 (86.67%) LAN
1 13 (86.67%) WLAN
1 13 (86.67%) WAN
1 13 (86.67%) Ethernet
1 13 (86.67%) TCP/IP
1 13 (86.67%) MPLS
1 13 (86.67%) OSPF
1 13 (86.67%) BGP
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (86.67%) VRRP
1 13 (86.67%) Wireless
1 13 (86.67%) Enterprise Architecture
1 13 (86.67%) HSRP
1 13 (86.67%) Multicast
1 13 (86.67%) Data Centre
2 12 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (80.00%) Cisco
3 9 (60.00%) CCIE
3 9 (60.00%) CCNP
3 9 (60.00%) CCIP
3 9 (60.00%) CCNA
3 9 (60.00%) VPN
3 9 (60.00%) SSL
3 9 (60.00%) Juniper
3 9 (60.00%) EIGRP
3 9 (60.00%) Load Balancing
3 9 (60.00%) PKI
3 9 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco ASA

Gigabit Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Gigabit 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 Gigabit Ethernet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) LAN
1 13 (86.67%) WLAN
1 13 (86.67%) WAN
1 13 (86.67%) Ethernet
1 13 (86.67%) TCP/IP
1 13 (86.67%) MPLS
1 13 (86.67%) OSPF
1 13 (86.67%) BGP
1 13 (86.67%) Wireless
1 13 (86.67%) VRRP
1 13 (86.67%) HSRP
1 13 (86.67%) Multicast
2 12 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (60.00%) Unified Communications
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (60.00%) EIGRP
3 9 (60.00%) VPN
3 9 (60.00%) SSL
4 6 (40.00%) Firewall
5 4 (26.67%) IPsec
General
1 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Architect
3 4 (26.67%) Network Architect
4 3 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Design Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Design Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Design Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Network Specialist
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Business Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Project Planner
6 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) Data Centre
2 9 (60.00%) PKI
3 2 (13.33%) Eurex
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 9 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 9 (60.00%) Validation
2 9 (60.00%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Network Design
3 4 (26.67%) Low Latency
3 4 (26.67%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.67%) Document Management
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) MODAF
5 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (60.00%) DV Cleared
2 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (60.00%) CCIE
2 9 (60.00%) CCNP
2 9 (60.00%) CCIP
2 9 (60.00%) CCNA
3 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) Juniper
3 3 (20.00%) F5
3 3 (20.00%) SevOne
4 1 (6.67%) SAP