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 3 months to 25 April 2017 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 484 500 384
Rank change year-on-year +16 -116  
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 97 119 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.23% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.64% 1.55% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 62 83
Median daily rate £395 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £363
% change year-on-year +8.69% -4.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 20
Median hourly rate £42.75 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.87% +17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.40 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £40.00 £27.70
% change year-on-year +6.87% +44.43%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5905 7664 7744
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.81% 14.90% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3570 4730 4298
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 303 410
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.28 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

Ethernet
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Ethernet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Ethernet in England

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ethernet in England over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ethernet in England

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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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +38 41 £450 +17.64% 16
South East +10 33 £380 +8.57% 8
East of England -5 9 £363 +11.53% 5
West Midlands +17 4 £325 +18.18% 4
South West +7 4 £313 - 3
Yorkshire +24 2 - - 7
North West +21 1 £325 -27.77% 6
North East +16 1 £225 -
East Midlands -11 1 - -
Ethernet
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ethernet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Ethernet.

1 122 (51.91%) Cisco
2 90 (38.30%) TCP/IP
3 89 (37.87%) Firewall
4 81 (34.47%) WAN
5 77 (32.77%) Cisco Certification
6 66 (28.09%) LAN
7 65 (27.66%) MPLS
8 56 (23.83%) VPN
9 54 (22.98%) CCNA
9 54 (22.98%) Juniper
10 53 (22.55%) OSPF
11 52 (22.13%) DNS
11 52 (22.13%) Linux
12 48 (20.43%) BGP
13 47 (20.00%) CCNP
14 43 (18.30%) Data Centre
15 39 (16.60%) Internet
15 39 (16.60%) Telecoms
16 38 (16.17%) Finance
16 38 (16.17%) VoIP
16 38 (16.17%) Security Cleared
17 37 (15.74%) DHCP
18 36 (15.32%) Wireless
19 34 (14.47%) F5
19 34 (14.47%) Cisco Nexus
20 31 (13.19%) Windows
20 31 (13.19%) Microsoft
21 30 (12.77%) Network Security
22 29 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
23 28 (11.91%) IPsec

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 8 (3.40%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.55%) CMS
2 6 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.28%) IIS
4 2 (0.85%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (5.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.83%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.70%) AutoCAD
3 4 (1.70%) OrCAD
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (2.13%) Office 365
5 3 (1.28%) SaaS
6 2 (0.85%) IaaS
7 1 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (38.30%) TCP/IP
2 89 (37.87%) Firewall
3 81 (34.47%) WAN
4 66 (28.09%) LAN
5 65 (27.66%) MPLS
6 56 (23.83%) VPN
7 53 (22.55%) OSPF
8 52 (22.13%) DNS
9 48 (20.43%) BGP
10 39 (16.60%) Internet
11 38 (16.17%) VoIP
12 37 (15.74%) DHCP
13 36 (15.32%) Wireless
14 34 (14.47%) Cisco Nexus
15 30 (12.77%) Network Security
16 28 (11.91%) IPsec
17 25 (10.64%) VLAN
18 24 (10.21%) Cisco IOS
18 24 (10.21%) SNMP
19 20 (8.51%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (3.40%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.98%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (2.55%) Eclipse
4 5 (2.13%) JIRA
4 5 (2.13%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.70%) NetBeans
5 4 (1.70%) Protractor
5 4 (1.70%) Selenium
5 4 (1.70%) SpecFlow
5 4 (1.70%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.28%) Subversion
7 2 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.43%) JMeter
8 1 (0.43%) JUnit
8 1 (0.43%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.43%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (16.60%) Telecoms
2 38 (16.17%) Finance
3 11 (4.68%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.40%) Banking
4 8 (3.40%) Electronics
5 7 (2.98%) Advertising
5 7 (2.98%) Multimedia
6 5 (2.13%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.13%) Retail
7 4 (1.70%) Automotive
7 4 (1.70%) Billing
7 4 (1.70%) Legal
7 4 (1.70%) Military
8 3 (1.28%) Back Office
9 2 (0.85%) German Language
9 2 (0.85%) Law
9 2 (0.85%) Marketing
10 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Local Government
10 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (25.96%) Network Engineer
2 23 (9.79%) Administrator
3 19 (8.09%) Analyst
4 15 (6.38%) Support Engineer
5 14 (5.96%) Network Analyst
6 13 (5.53%) Juniper Engineer
7 12 (5.11%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (5.11%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (4.68%) Network Operations Analyst
8 11 (4.68%) Operations Analyst
8 11 (4.68%) Software Engineer
9 10 (4.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (4.26%) Information Security Administrator
9 10 (4.26%) Network Administrator
9 10 (4.26%) Network Security Administrator
9 10 (4.26%) NOC Engineer
9 10 (4.26%) Security Administrator
10 8 (3.40%) Consultant
11 7 (2.98%) Network Support Engineer
11 7 (2.98%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.38%) Web Services
2 11 (4.68%) 802.1X
3 9 (3.83%) Middleware
4 4 (1.70%) Leaflet
4 4 (1.70%) Qt
5 3 (1.28%) SOAP
6 2 (0.85%) .NET
6 2 (0.85%) WPF
7 1 (0.43%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.43%) CSS
7 1 (0.43%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (0.43%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (18.30%) Data Centre
2 29 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.23%) Management Information System
4 13 (5.53%) IVR
5 10 (4.26%) Public Cloud
6 9 (3.83%) Driving Licence
6 9 (3.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (3.40%) STB
7 8 (3.40%) VHDL
7 8 (3.40%) Video on Demand
8 7 (2.98%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (2.55%) e-Health
9 6 (2.55%) Virtual Team
10 5 (2.13%) Digital TV
11 4 (1.70%) CESG
11 4 (1.70%) Derivative
11 4 (1.70%) IPTV
11 4 (1.70%) PKI
11 4 (1.70%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 52 (22.13%) Linux
2 31 (13.19%) Windows
3 26 (11.06%) Unix
4 18 (7.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (5.53%) Windows Server
6 12 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.40%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.55%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.55%) Solaris
8 6 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.13%) Android
9 5 (2.13%) SUSE
9 5 (2.13%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.70%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.85%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (8.51%) Change Management
1 20 (8.51%) Information Security
2 19 (8.09%) Configuration Management
2 19 (8.09%) Migration
2 19 (8.09%) Project Management
3 18 (7.66%) Software Engineering
4 17 (7.23%) Network Management
5 15 (6.38%) Network Design
5 15 (6.38%) Workflow
6 14 (5.96%) ITIL
6 14 (5.96%) Validation
7 11 (4.68%) Load Balancing
7 11 (4.68%) Network Architecture
7 11 (4.68%) PRINCE2
7 11 (4.68%) Service Delivery
8 10 (4.26%) Fault Management
8 10 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (3.40%) Service Management
10 8 (3.40%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.23%) C
2 15 (6.38%) Perl
2 15 (6.38%) Python
3 14 (5.96%) C#
3 14 (5.96%) C++
4 13 (5.53%) SQL
5 7 (2.98%) Java
5 7 (2.98%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.28%) Assembly Language
6 3 (1.28%) Embedded C
6 3 (1.28%) MATLAB
6 3 (1.28%) Tcl
7 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.43%) Delphi
8 1 (0.43%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 77 (32.77%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (22.98%) CCNA
3 47 (20.00%) CCNP
4 38 (16.17%) Security Cleared
5 24 (10.21%) Degree
6 18 (7.66%) SC Cleared
7 11 (4.68%) DV Cleared
8 10 (4.26%) JNCIA
9 8 (3.40%) CCIE
10 7 (2.98%) JNCIP
11 6 (2.55%) CCDA
11 6 (2.55%) CISSP
11 6 (2.55%) GIAC
11 6 (2.55%) JNCIS
11 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (2.13%) CCIP
12 5 (2.13%) MCSA
13 4 (1.70%) CCDP
13 4 (1.70%) Chartered Engineer
14 3 (1.28%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.26%) SLA
2 7 (2.98%) QA
3 4 (1.70%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.70%) MISRA
3 4 (1.70%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.85%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.43%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (7.66%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.68%) Firmware
3 11 (4.68%) LXC
4 7 (2.98%) ISA Server
5 6 (2.55%) GPFS
6 5 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.28%) NFS
7 3 (1.28%) vCloud
7 3 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.28%) XenApp
7 3 (1.28%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.85%) Docker
8 2 (0.85%) KVM
8 2 (0.85%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.43%) vSphere
9 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (7.66%) Nagios
2 16 (6.81%) Puppet
3 11 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (4.68%) ZABBIX
4 7 (2.98%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (2.13%) EnCase
6 4 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.70%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (1.28%) SCOM
8 2 (0.85%) Cacti
8 2 (0.85%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.85%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.43%) Amdocs OSS
9 1 (0.43%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.43%) SCCM
9 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.43%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.43%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 122 (51.91%) Cisco
2 54 (22.98%) Juniper
3 34 (14.47%) F5
4 31 (13.19%) Microsoft
5 27 (11.49%) VMware
6 26 (11.06%) CheckPoint
7 24 (10.21%) Red Hat
8 18 (7.66%) Citrix
8 18 (7.66%) Palo Alto
9 17 (7.23%) Avaya
9 17 (7.23%) Riverbed
10 15 (6.38%) Remedy
11 13 (5.53%) Infoblox
12 12 (5.11%) Huawei
12 12 (5.11%) SolarWinds
13 11 (4.68%) Arista
14 10 (4.26%) Fortinet
15 9 (3.83%) Brocade
15 9 (3.83%) CA
15 9 (3.83%) Google
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