Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 428 611 606
Rank change year-on-year +183 -5 +13
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 359 246 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.50% 1.96% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 110 145
England median daily rate £360 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £213 £228 £154
90th Percentile £538 £603 £500
UK median daily rate £370 £400 £356
% change year-on-year -7.50% +12.28% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 16 26
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.44% -
10th Percentile £16.48 £26.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.13 £49.38
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +21.21% -9.59%

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 10,253 12,545 12,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.37% 13.17% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,231 7,591 7,991
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £192 £200 £190
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 579 681
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.60% +6.95% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £25.40 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +33.68% -2.56% -13.33%

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

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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 6 months to 15 November 2019.

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ethernet in England over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019. 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 +122 131 £400 - 33
South East +66 90 £300 -25.00% 32
South West +29 54 £158 -60.63% 21
East of England +53 47 £315 +72.60% 27
Midlands +60 27 £350 +7.69% 23
East Midlands +35 15 £400 -5.60% 8
North of England +25 13 £375 -4.76% 11
West Midlands +49 12 £175 -46.15% 15
Yorkshire +32 10 £375 -11.76% 7
North West +18 3 - - 4
Ethernet
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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.

1 134 (37.33%) TCP/IP
2 123 (34.26%) Cisco
3 109 (30.36%) MPLS
4 105 (29.25%) VPN
5 97 (27.02%) Linux
6 95 (26.46%) WAN
7 93 (25.91%) LAN
8 91 (25.35%) Cisco Certification
9 90 (25.07%) Windows
10 88 (24.51%) Telecoms
11 84 (23.40%) Firewall
12 77 (21.45%) Wireless
12 77 (21.45%) Microsoft
13 75 (20.89%) OSPF
14 66 (18.38%) Security Cleared
15 65 (18.11%) BGP
16 63 (17.55%) Data Centre
17 62 (17.27%) CCNP
17 62 (17.27%) SC Cleared
18 59 (16.43%) Degree
19 58 (16.16%) Software Engineering
20 51 (14.21%) Juniper
21 50 (13.93%) CCNA
21 50 (13.93%) C++
22 48 (13.37%) VoIP
23 47 (13.09%) Internet
23 47 (13.09%) Project Management
24 46 (12.81%) Visual Studio
25 44 (12.26%) Web Services
25 44 (12.26%) Agile Software Development

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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 5 (1.39%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.11%) Kinematics
3 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.28%) Apache
4 1 (0.28%) CMS
4 1 (0.28%) Confluence
4 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.28%) IIS
4 1 (0.28%) JBoss
4 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (7.24%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (5.01%) MS Visio
3 13 (3.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.95%) Simulink
5 6 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.29%) Office 365
2 15 (4.18%) Azure
3 12 (3.34%) AWS
4 3 (0.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.28%) G Suite
5 1 (0.28%) GitHub
5 1 (0.28%) npm
5 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 134 (37.33%) TCP/IP
2 109 (30.36%) MPLS
3 105 (29.25%) VPN
4 95 (26.46%) WAN
5 93 (25.91%) LAN
6 84 (23.40%) Firewall
7 77 (21.45%) Wireless
8 75 (20.89%) OSPF
9 65 (18.11%) BGP
10 48 (13.37%) VoIP
11 47 (13.09%) Internet
12 43 (11.98%) EIGRP
13 40 (11.14%) DHCP
14 38 (10.58%) DWDM
15 36 (10.03%) Cisco Nexus
16 35 (9.75%) Network Security
17 33 (9.19%) DNS
18 31 (8.64%) VLAN
19 29 (8.08%) IPv6
20 26 (7.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.28%) Big Data
4 1 (0.28%) DB2
4 1 (0.28%) GIS
4 1 (0.28%) Informix
4 1 (0.28%) MySQL
4 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.28%) QGIS
4 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (12.81%) Visual Studio
2 36 (10.03%) Eclipse
3 32 (8.91%) NetBeans
4 29 (8.08%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.23%) JIRA
6 6 (1.67%) ClearCase
6 6 (1.67%) ClearQuest
6 6 (1.67%) Redmine
7 5 (1.39%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (1.39%) Subversion
8 4 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.56%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.56%) Hudson
10 1 (0.28%) Bower
10 1 (0.28%) CANoe
10 1 (0.28%) GDB
10 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
General
1 88 (24.51%) Telecoms
2 34 (9.47%) Aerospace
3 32 (8.91%) Military
4 27 (7.52%) Finance
5 8 (2.23%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.23%) Multimedia
6 7 (1.95%) French Language
7 6 (1.67%) Marketing
8 5 (1.39%) Automotive
8 5 (1.39%) Electronics
8 5 (1.39%) German Language
8 5 (1.39%) Public Sector
9 4 (1.11%) Banking
9 4 (1.11%) Front Office
9 4 (1.11%) Games
9 4 (1.11%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.11%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.84%) Law
10 3 (0.84%) Polish Language
10 3 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 101 (28.13%) Network Engineer
2 27 (7.52%) Senior Network Engineer
3 26 (7.24%) Developer
4 23 (6.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 19 (5.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 19 (5.29%) Design Engineer
5 19 (5.29%) Software Engineer
6 17 (4.74%) Architect
7 16 (4.46%) Administrator
8 14 (3.90%) Embedded Engineer
8 14 (3.90%) Project Manager
9 13 (3.62%) Analyst
9 13 (3.62%) Communications Engineer
9 13 (3.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 13 (3.62%) Network Administrator
9 13 (3.62%) Software Developer
10 12 (3.34%) Field Engineer
11 11 (3.06%) Support Engineer
12 10 (2.79%) Data Centre Engineer
12 10 (2.79%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.26%) Web Services
2 35 (9.75%) Node.js
3 33 (9.19%) Qt
4 32 (8.91%) 802.1X
5 28 (7.80%) OpenGL
6 27 (7.52%) .NET
6 27 (7.52%) ActiveX
6 27 (7.52%) DirectX
6 27 (7.52%) MFC
7 8 (2.23%) Middleware
8 4 (1.11%) J2EE
8 4 (1.11%) REST
8 4 (1.11%) SOAP
9 3 (0.84%) Spring
9 3 (0.84%) XML
10 2 (0.56%) HTML
10 2 (0.56%) Spring MVC
10 2 (0.56%) Yocto
11 1 (0.28%) Spring Boot
11 1 (0.28%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 63 (17.55%) Data Centre
2 35 (9.75%) Fibre Optics
3 14 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (2.51%) PKI
6 8 (2.23%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.23%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (2.23%) PMI
7 7 (1.95%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.39%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.11%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.11%) Clustering
9 4 (1.11%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.11%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.11%) IPTV
10 3 (0.84%) Oracle Exalogic
10 3 (0.84%) SCADA
10 3 (0.84%) STB
Operating Systems
1 97 (27.02%) Linux
2 90 (25.07%) Windows
3 17 (4.74%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.90%) Windows 7
5 12 (3.34%) Windows 10
6 11 (3.06%) Embedded Linux
7 10 (2.79%) Android
7 10 (2.79%) SUSE
8 9 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (2.23%) Apple iOS
9 8 (2.23%) Debian
9 8 (2.23%) Unix
10 7 (1.95%) CentOS
10 7 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.84%) AIX
11 3 (0.84%) Solaris
11 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.16%) Software Engineering
2 47 (13.09%) Project Management
3 44 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (10.86%) Mathematics
5 37 (10.31%) Scrum
6 35 (9.75%) Network Design
7 33 (9.19%) Migration
8 28 (7.80%) Network Management
9 26 (7.24%) Change Management
10 25 (6.96%) Network Architecture
10 25 (6.96%) Service Delivery
11 23 (6.41%) ITIL
12 21 (5.85%) PRINCE2
13 18 (5.01%) High Availability
13 18 (5.01%) Kalman Filter
14 17 (4.74%) Risk Management
15 16 (4.46%) Customer Requirements
16 15 (4.18%) Network Monitoring
16 15 (4.18%) Problem-Solving
16 15 (4.18%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (13.93%) C++
2 43 (11.98%) C#
3 41 (11.42%) C
4 36 (10.03%) Java
5 33 (9.19%) JavaScript
6 27 (7.52%) GLSL
6 27 (7.52%) HLSL
7 18 (5.01%) Embedded C
8 12 (3.34%) Python
9 11 (3.06%) MATLAB
10 9 (2.51%) Embedded C++
10 9 (2.51%) Perl
10 9 (2.51%) SQL
11 4 (1.11%) Ada
12 3 (0.84%) Assembly Language
12 3 (0.84%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.84%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.28%) Ruby
14 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 91 (25.35%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (18.38%) Security Cleared
3 62 (17.27%) CCNP
3 62 (17.27%) SC Cleared
4 59 (16.43%) Degree
5 50 (13.93%) CCNA
6 22 (6.13%) JNCIP
7 18 (5.01%) CCIE
8 16 (4.46%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (4.18%) JNCIA
10 13 (3.62%) BC Cleared
10 13 (3.62%) CCDA
11 9 (2.51%) CCDP
12 8 (2.23%) PMI Certification
13 7 (1.95%) JNCIS
14 6 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (1.39%) JNCIE
16 4 (1.11%) CCIP
17 3 (0.84%) PMP
17 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.46%) SLA
2 14 (3.90%) QA
3 5 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.84%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.28%) COBIT
5 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.28%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) MISRA
5 1 (0.28%) NIST
5 1 (0.28%) PMO
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (6.13%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.95%) Firmware
5 5 (1.39%) XenApp
6 4 (1.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.84%) Docker
7 3 (0.84%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.84%) SRDF
8 2 (0.56%) vSphere
8 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 23 (6.41%) Nagios
2 13 (3.62%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.67%) WSUS
4 5 (1.39%) Puppet
5 4 (1.11%) Cacti
5 4 (1.11%) Iperf
5 4 (1.11%) SCCM
5 4 (1.11%) SCOM
5 4 (1.11%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.84%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.56%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.28%) Amdocs OSS
8 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.28%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.28%) OPNET
Vendors
1 123 (34.26%) Cisco
2 77 (21.45%) Microsoft
3 51 (14.21%) Juniper
4 37 (10.31%) SolarWinds
5 28 (7.80%) Palo Alto
6 19 (5.29%) F5
6 19 (5.29%) Fortinet
7 17 (4.74%) VMware
8 15 (4.18%) Red Hat
9 14 (3.90%) CheckPoint
10 10 (2.79%) BMC
10 10 (2.79%) Citrix
10 10 (2.79%) Riverbed
11 9 (2.51%) Apple
11 9 (2.51%) Aruba
11 9 (2.51%) Dell
11 9 (2.51%) Infoblox
11 9 (2.51%) Nokia
11 9 (2.51%) Openreach
11 9 (2.51%) Oracle