Period
to 25 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Ethernet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ethernet over the 6 months to 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Ethernet
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 432 645 695
Rank change year-on-year +213 +50 -126
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 280 202 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.42% 1.75% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 106 79
England median daily rate £400 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +17.19% -8.57%
10th Percentile £258 £244 £170
90th Percentile £540 £569 £503
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £334
% change year-on-year +6.67% +12.36% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 21
England median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +26.92% -9.09%
10th Percentile £18.50 £20.25 £15.50
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.75 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £38.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year -10.97% +19.23% -10.96%

Ethernet is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,183 11,527 12,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.25% 12.80% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,956 7,026 7,582
England median daily rate £415 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +3.03% +0.61%
10th Percentile £184 £200 £192
90th Percentile £600 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £405
% change year-on-year -2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 508 625
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.28 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £18.70 £19.58
% change year-on-year +13.64% -4.49% -8.93%

Ethernet
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Ethernet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Ethernet in England

Ethernet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ethernet in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ethernet in England

Ethernet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ethernet in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ethernet in England

Ethernet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ethernet in England

Ethernet
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ethernet in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Ethernet in England

Ethernet
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethernet within the England region over the 6 months to 25 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +174 114 £400 - 15
East of England +53 62 £400 +16.79% 24
South East +76 48 £300 -15.49% 37
South West +37 31 £248 -34.00% 11
Midlands +47 17 £350 +7.69% 19
West Midlands +58 12 £156 -47.48% 14
North of England +61 9 £438 +34.62% 24
North West +23 6 £400 +33.33% 14
East Midlands +35 5 £400 -5.60% 4
Yorkshire +47 3 £445 +24.48% 9
Ethernet
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Ethernet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Ethernet.

1 130 (46.43%) TCP/IP
2 114 (40.71%) Cisco
3 102 (36.43%) LAN
4 94 (33.57%) VPN
5 92 (32.86%) Linux
6 88 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
7 84 (30.00%) WAN
8 77 (27.50%) CCNP
9 76 (27.14%) Firewall
9 76 (27.14%) Wireless
10 71 (25.36%) OSPF
11 69 (24.64%) MPLS
12 62 (22.14%) Cisco Nexus
13 60 (21.43%) Windows
14 58 (20.71%) Juniper
15 55 (19.64%) Microsoft
15 55 (19.64%) Data Centre
16 53 (18.93%) BGP
17 52 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
17 52 (18.57%) Security Cleared
18 51 (18.21%) SC Cleared
18 51 (18.21%) Wireshark
18 51 (18.21%) Internet
18 51 (18.21%) Broadband
19 50 (17.86%) WLAN
19 50 (17.86%) CCNA
20 47 (16.79%) Telecoms
20 47 (16.79%) Change Management
20 47 (16.79%) 802.1X
21 43 (15.36%) Migration

Ethernet
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (2.50%) Confluence
2 4 (1.43%) Kinematics
3 3 (1.07%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (6.43%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.79%) Simulink
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.36%) assyst
2 1 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.93%) Office 365
2 7 (2.50%) AWS
2 7 (2.50%) Azure
3 5 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.07%) GitHub
5 1 (0.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (46.43%) TCP/IP
2 102 (36.43%) LAN
3 94 (33.57%) VPN
4 84 (30.00%) WAN
5 76 (27.14%) Firewall
5 76 (27.14%) Wireless
6 71 (25.36%) OSPF
7 69 (24.64%) MPLS
8 62 (22.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 53 (18.93%) BGP
10 51 (18.21%) Broadband
10 51 (18.21%) Internet
10 51 (18.21%) Wireshark
11 50 (17.86%) WLAN
12 42 (15.00%) IPv6
13 40 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
14 38 (13.57%) EIGRP
15 36 (12.86%) IPv4
16 34 (12.14%) DNS
17 33 (11.79%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.36%) Big Data
2 1 (0.36%) DB2
2 1 (0.36%) GIS
2 1 (0.36%) Informix
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.36%) QGIS
2 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 36 (12.86%) Eclipse
2 36 (12.86%) Visual Studio
3 32 (11.43%) NetBeans
4 19 (6.79%) Jenkins
5 16 (5.71%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (2.86%) JIRA
7 7 (2.50%) Selenium
8 6 (2.14%) Ant
8 6 (2.14%) Hudson
8 6 (2.14%) Maven
8 6 (2.14%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (1.43%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.71%) GDB
General
1 47 (16.79%) Telecoms
2 33 (11.79%) Aerospace
2 33 (11.79%) Military
3 31 (11.07%) Finance
4 16 (5.71%) Banking
5 15 (5.36%) Investment Banking
6 14 (5.00%) Front Office
7 8 (2.86%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.43%) Games
9 3 (1.07%) Electronics
9 3 (1.07%) German Language
9 3 (1.07%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.71%) Advertising
10 2 (0.71%) Automotive
10 2 (0.71%) French Language
10 2 (0.71%) Law
10 2 (0.71%) Legal
10 2 (0.71%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.36%) Billing
11 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 77 (27.50%) Network Engineer
2 30 (10.71%) Developer
3 26 (9.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 22 (7.86%) Administrator
5 22 (7.86%) Network Administrator
5 22 (7.86%) Technical Leader
6 18 (6.43%) Senior Network Engineer
7 15 (5.36%) Juniper Engineer
8 13 (4.64%) IP Network Engineer
9 11 (3.93%) Architect
10 10 (3.57%) Data Network Engineer
10 10 (3.57%) Design Engineer
11 9 (3.21%) Data Centre Engineer
11 9 (3.21%) Designer
12 8 (2.86%) Data Centre Technician
12 8 (2.86%) Data Technician
12 8 (2.86%) Java Developer
13 7 (2.50%) Linux Developer
13 7 (2.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (16.79%) 802.1X
2 34 (12.14%) Web Services
3 32 (11.43%) Node.js
3 32 (11.43%) OpenGL
3 32 (11.43%) Qt
4 29 (10.36%) .NET
4 29 (10.36%) ActiveX
4 29 (10.36%) DirectX
4 29 (10.36%) MFC
5 6 (2.14%) Java SE
6 2 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.71%) Yocto
7 1 (0.36%) HTML
7 1 (0.36%) Middleware
7 1 (0.36%) WPF
7 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (19.64%) Data Centre
2 29 (10.36%) Fibre Optics
3 23 (8.21%) Video\Live Streaming
4 15 (5.36%) Device Driver
5 11 (3.93%) IPTV
6 9 (3.21%) PKI
7 8 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.43%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.43%) CMDB
8 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.71%) PMI
9 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.36%) Digital Signage
10 1 (0.36%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 92 (32.86%) Linux
2 60 (21.43%) Windows
3 13 (4.64%) Embedded Linux
4 10 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.50%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.14%) Windows 10
6 6 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.79%) Android
8 4 (1.43%) CatOS
8 4 (1.43%) SUSE
8 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.07%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.71%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.71%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.36%) CentOS
11 1 (0.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (16.79%) Change Management
3 43 (15.36%) Migration
4 40 (14.29%) Scrum
4 40 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 40 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 38 (13.57%) Network Management
6 37 (13.21%) Mathematics
7 32 (11.43%) Technical Leadership
8 31 (11.07%) Project Management
9 24 (8.57%) Software Architecture
10 23 (8.21%) ITIL
11 20 (7.14%) Test Automation
12 17 (6.07%) Network Design
13 12 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (3.93%) Network Architecture
15 10 (3.57%) Data Centre Operations
15 10 (3.57%) Open Source
15 10 (3.57%) Tech Ops
16 9 (3.21%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.29%) Java
2 38 (13.57%) C++
3 36 (12.86%) C#
4 32 (11.43%) JavaScript
5 29 (10.36%) GLSL
5 29 (10.36%) HLSL
6 28 (10.00%) C
7 18 (6.43%) Python
8 16 (5.71%) Perl
9 6 (2.14%) Java 8
9 6 (2.14%) MATLAB
10 5 (1.79%) SQL
11 4 (1.43%) Ada
11 4 (1.43%) Embedded C
11 4 (1.43%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.71%) VBA
13 1 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 88 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (27.50%) CCNP
3 52 (18.57%) Security Cleared
4 51 (18.21%) SC Cleared
5 50 (17.86%) CCNA
6 38 (13.57%) Degree
7 28 (10.00%) JNCIP
8 17 (6.07%) BPSS Clearance
9 14 (5.00%) CCIE
10 13 (4.64%) BC Cleared
11 12 (4.29%) JNCIS
12 11 (3.93%) JNCIA
13 9 (3.21%) CCDA
14 8 (2.86%) CCDP
15 6 (2.14%) CCIP
16 2 (0.71%) APMP
16 2 (0.71%) CCIE Security
16 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
16 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
17 1 (0.36%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.86%) SLA
2 7 (2.50%) QA
3 4 (1.43%) PMO
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.64%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.79%) vSphere
6 4 (1.43%) Firmware
6 4 (1.43%) XenApp
7 3 (1.07%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.71%) Docker
9 1 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.36%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 36 (12.86%) Nagios
2 19 (6.79%) Cisco Prime
3 16 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (5.71%) Puppet
4 15 (5.36%) Cacti
4 15 (5.36%) NetMRI
4 15 (5.36%) Statseeker
4 15 (5.36%) ZABBIX
5 6 (2.14%) HP ALM
5 6 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.43%) OpenView
7 3 (1.07%) Amdocs OSS
8 2 (0.71%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.71%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.71%) SCCM
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.36%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.36%) Icinga
9 1 (0.36%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 114 (40.71%) Cisco
2 58 (20.71%) Juniper
3 55 (19.64%) Microsoft
4 36 (12.86%) SolarWinds
5 17 (6.07%) NetScout
5 17 (6.07%) Palo Alto
5 17 (6.07%) Solarflare
6 14 (5.00%) Fortinet
7 13 (4.64%) F5
7 13 (4.64%) VMware
8 11 (3.93%) Citrix
9 10 (3.57%) BMC
10 9 (3.21%) Aruba
10 9 (3.21%) Infoblox
11 8 (2.86%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.86%) HP
12 7 (2.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 7 (2.50%) Dell
12 7 (2.50%) Openreach
13 5 (1.79%) Red Hat