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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
Rank 606 583 579
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -4
Contract jobs citing Gigabit Ethernet 10 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.029% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
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£344 £490 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.84% +130.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £490 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £490 £223
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £490 -
% change year-on-year
-33.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
8124 6986 8141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.25% 13.45% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4673 3848 3914
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 471 619
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Gigabit Ethernet within the UK over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

Gigabit Ethernet Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 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 24 November 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 -15 10 £344 - 5
South East - 4 £425 - 3
West Midlands -12 3 - -
Warwickshire -9 2 - -
South West - 2 £300 - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 3
Coventry - 1 - -
London - 1 £363 -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Weymouth - - - - 1
Gloucester - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Gigabit Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 19 (73.08%) Ethernet
2 9 (34.62%) Cisco
2 9 (34.62%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (30.77%) Firewall
3 8 (30.77%) Validation
4 7 (26.92%) VHDL
5 6 (23.08%) Automotive
5 6 (23.08%) OSPF
5 6 (23.08%) BGP
5 6 (23.08%) SONET
5 6 (23.08%) CCIE
5 6 (23.08%) CCNP
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (23.08%) HSRP
5 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (23.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
6 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
6 5 (19.23%) Degree
6 5 (19.23%) VPN
7 4 (15.38%) SNMP
7 4 (15.38%) CCSP
7 4 (15.38%) IPv6
7 4 (15.38%) Internet
7 4 (15.38%) TACACS
7 4 (15.38%) CISSP
7 4 (15.38%) tcpdump
7 4 (15.38%) snoop
7 4 (15.38%) Open Source

Gigabit Ethernet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (73.08%) Ethernet
2 9 (34.62%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (30.77%) Firewall
4 6 (23.08%) SONET
4 6 (23.08%) OSPF
4 6 (23.08%) BGP
4 6 (23.08%) HSRP
4 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (19.23%) VPN
6 4 (15.38%) IPv6
6 4 (15.38%) Internet
6 4 (15.38%) SNMP
6 4 (15.38%) Wireshark
6 4 (15.38%) TACACS
6 4 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (15.38%) tcpdump
6 4 (15.38%) snoop
7 3 (11.54%) WAN
7 3 (11.54%) NetScaler
7 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (23.08%) Automotive
2 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) FPGA Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Programme Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Vendor Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Circuiting Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Firmware Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) PMO Lead
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Planner
5 1 (3.85%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Director
5 1 (3.85%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.85%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) C++ Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) VHDL
2 6 (23.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
4 4 (15.38%) Open Source
5 2 (7.69%) PKI
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (3.85%) Verilog
6 1 (3.85%) PMI
6 1 (3.85%) NHS
6 1 (3.85%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Validation
2 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
3 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
4 4 (15.38%) Logistics
5 3 (11.54%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
7 1 (3.85%) People Management
7 1 (3.85%) IT Governance
7 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.85%) ETL
7 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.85%) Low Latency
7 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Critical Path Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.85%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C
2 1 (3.85%) C++
2 1 (3.85%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) CCNP
1 6 (23.08%) CCIE
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (19.23%) Degree
3 4 (15.38%) CISSP
3 4 (15.38%) CCSP
4 2 (7.69%) CCIP
4 2 (7.69%) CCNA
4 2 (7.69%) CCDP
4 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Snort
1 4 (15.38%) Nmap
2 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Cisco
2 3 (11.54%) Lotus
3 2 (7.69%) F5
4 1 (3.85%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) Mapinfo
4 1 (3.85%) BT
4 1 (3.85%) NEC
4 1 (3.85%) NetCracker
4 1 (3.85%) Huawei
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Juniper