The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
Rank 574 550 564
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +14
Contract jobs citing Gigabit Ethernet 10 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.026% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £575 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +54.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £550 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £575 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £225
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £37.50
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7228 6984 8759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.95% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3868 3545 3833
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 518 662
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.62 £13.75 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.07% -

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 12 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 10 July 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 -20 10 £450 -21.73% 1
East of England - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
London - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
South East - - - -

Gigabit Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 8 (72.73%) Ethernet
2 6 (54.55%) Validation
2 6 (54.55%) VHDL
2 6 (54.55%) SONET
2 6 (54.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (18.18%) Logistics
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Automotive
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) Frame Relay
4 1 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (9.09%) IPX
4 1 (9.09%) PPP
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (9.09%) SSL
4 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (9.09%) Lotus
4 1 (9.09%) SSH
4 1 (9.09%) Fast Ethernet
4 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (9.09%) MPLS
4 1 (9.09%) OSPF
4 1 (9.09%) BGP
4 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
4 1 (9.09%) TACACS

Gigabit Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Ethernet
2 6 (54.55%) SONET
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) Frame Relay
4 1 (9.09%) SSH
4 1 (9.09%) Fast Ethernet
4 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (9.09%) MPLS
4 1 (9.09%) OSPF
4 1 (9.09%) BGP
4 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
4 1 (9.09%) TACACS
4 1 (9.09%) IPX
4 1 (9.09%) PPP
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (18.18%) Automotive
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) FPGA Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Programme Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Director
3 1 (9.09%) PMO Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) VHDL
1 6 (54.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Validation
2 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
2 2 (18.18%) Logistics
3 1 (9.09%) IT Governance
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Lotus