Period
to 28 September 2021

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 28 September 2021 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
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 555 383 484
Rank change year-on-year -172 +101 +138
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 182 96 352
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.38% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.46% 2.77% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 52 160
10th Percentile £170 £120 £178
25th Percentile £313 £160 £281
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £175 £375
Median % change year-on-year +128.57% -53.33% -6.25%
75th Percentile £475 £327 £463
90th Percentile £573 £390 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £175 £375
% change year-on-year +128.57% -53.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 42
10th Percentile £19.25 £16.30 £16.33
25th Percentile £39.82 £17.75 £39.44
Median hourly rate £44.37 £27.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +61.35% -38.89% +5.88%
75th Percentile £50.63 £33.38 £49.69
90th Percentile £55.13 £39.70 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £43.47 £27.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +58.05% -38.89% +60.71%

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 7,384 3,471 10,481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.38% 13.56% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,799 2,214 6,582
10th Percentile £225 £210 £200
25th Percentile £356 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £473 £440 £425
Median % change year-on-year +7.39% +3.53% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £525
90th Percentile £663 £630 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 160 497
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.23 £12.50
25th Percentile £14.00 £17.50 £15.87
Median hourly rate £20.95 £31.25 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year -32.98% +31.58% +23.75%
75th Percentile £48.34 £46.61 £46.40
90th Percentile £64.75 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £31.00 £25.06
% change year-on-year -29.03% +23.70% +31.89%

Ethernet
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Ethernet in England

Ethernet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Ethernet in England.

Daily rate trend for Ethernet in England

Ethernet
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ethernet in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Ethernet in England

Ethernet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Ethernet in England.

Hourly rate trend for Ethernet in England

Ethernet
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Ethernet in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

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 28 September 2021. 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 -158 59 £400 +11.18% 22
South East -83 30 £420 +24.44% 10
East of England -33 29 £319 +6.25% 6
South West -36 25 £388 +176.79% 8
Midlands -79 11 £450 +172.78% 30
North of England -85 10 £104 -37.91% 15
North West -46 7 £104 -37.91% 4
West Midlands -58 7 £450 +181.25% 19
East Midlands -44 4 £435 +163.68% 11
Yorkshire -45 3 £240 +43.28% 9
Ethernet
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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 61 (33.52%) TCP/IP
2 54 (29.67%) LAN
3 53 (29.12%) WAN
4 47 (25.82%) Firewall
5 46 (25.27%) Linux
6 45 (24.73%) VPN
7 44 (24.18%) Cisco
8 41 (22.53%) C++
9 38 (20.88%) Windows
9 38 (20.88%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (20.33%) Microsoft
10 37 (20.33%) Security Cleared
11 34 (18.68%) Telecoms
12 32 (17.58%) DHCP
12 32 (17.58%) Degree
12 32 (17.58%) Social Skills
13 30 (16.48%) VMware
14 29 (15.93%) DNS
14 29 (15.93%) Juniper
14 29 (15.93%) MPLS
14 29 (15.93%) OSPF
15 28 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (14.84%) C
16 27 (14.84%) SC Cleared
16 27 (14.84%) Network Management
17 26 (14.29%) VLAN
17 26 (14.29%) BGP
17 26 (14.29%) CCNP
17 26 (14.29%) Wireless
18 24 (13.19%) Software Engineering

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 5 (2.75%) Confluence
1 5 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (2.75%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.65%) Simulink
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.09%) AWS
2 19 (10.44%) Azure
3 14 (7.69%) Microsoft 365
4 12 (6.59%) GCP
5 6 (3.30%) IaaS
5 6 (3.30%) IBM Cloud
5 6 (3.30%) PaaS
5 6 (3.30%) SoftLayer
6 5 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.10%) GitHub
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.55%) SaaS
8 1 (0.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 61 (33.52%) TCP/IP
2 54 (29.67%) LAN
3 53 (29.12%) WAN
4 47 (25.82%) Firewall
5 45 (24.73%) VPN
6 32 (17.58%) DHCP
7 29 (15.93%) DNS
7 29 (15.93%) MPLS
7 29 (15.93%) OSPF
8 26 (14.29%) BGP
8 26 (14.29%) VLAN
8 26 (14.29%) Wireless
9 21 (11.54%) VoIP
10 18 (9.89%) Network Security
11 17 (9.34%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (8.24%) Internet
13 14 (7.69%) IPsec
14 12 (6.59%) ADSL
14 12 (6.59%) SD-WAN
15 11 (6.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
1 2 (1.10%) HBase
1 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (1.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.55%) BigQuery
2 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.55%) MySQL
2 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.55%) SQLite
2 1 (0.55%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 17 (9.34%) Git (software)
2 16 (8.79%) Visual Studio
3 15 (8.24%) Eclipse
3 15 (8.24%) NetBeans
4 6 (3.30%) JIRA
5 4 (2.20%) Arsenale Dataplane
5 4 (2.20%) TestRail
6 2 (1.10%) GitLab
6 2 (1.10%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 34 (18.68%) Telecoms
2 32 (17.58%) Social Skills
3 21 (11.54%) Presentation Skills
4 18 (9.89%) Military
5 15 (8.24%) Aerospace
6 11 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (6.04%) Finance
6 11 (6.04%) Public Sector
7 9 (4.95%) Billing
8 8 (4.40%) Electronics
8 8 (4.40%) Marketing
9 3 (1.65%) Law
10 2 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (1.10%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (1.10%) Legal
10 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.10%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.55%) Advertising
11 1 (0.55%) Games
11 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (16.48%) Network Engineer
2 16 (8.79%) Developer
3 14 (7.69%) Hardware Engineer
4 13 (7.14%) Architect
5 11 (6.04%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (4.40%) IT Manager
7 7 (3.85%) Design Engineer
7 7 (3.85%) Support Engineer
8 6 (3.30%) Juniper Engineer
8 6 (3.30%) Test Engineer
9 5 (2.75%) IP Engineer
9 5 (2.75%) IT Engineer
9 5 (2.75%) Network Architect
9 5 (2.75%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (2.75%) Provisioning Engineer
9 5 (2.75%) Software Engineer
9 5 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.20%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (2.20%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (2.20%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.79%) Qt
1 16 (8.79%) Web Services
2 15 (8.24%) .NET
2 15 (8.24%) ActiveX
2 15 (8.24%) DirectX
2 15 (8.24%) MFC
2 15 (8.24%) Node.js
2 15 (8.24%) OpenGL
3 7 (3.85%) 802.1X
4 4 (2.20%) RESTful
5 3 (1.65%) JSON
6 2 (1.10%) XML
7 1 (0.55%) Adobe AIR
7 1 (0.55%) CSS
7 1 (0.55%) Flash
7 1 (0.55%) Middleware
7 1 (0.55%) OAuth
7 1 (0.55%) OpenID
7 1 (0.55%) SAML
7 1 (0.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.09%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.44%) CAN bus
3 15 (8.24%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.95%) Fibre Optics
4 9 (4.95%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.75%) Device Driver
6 5 (2.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (2.75%) PKI
6 5 (2.75%) VHDL
7 4 (2.20%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.20%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.20%) Clustering
8 3 (1.65%) BYOD
8 3 (1.65%) Verilog
8 3 (1.65%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.10%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.55%) Animation
10 1 (0.55%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 46 (25.27%) Linux
2 38 (20.88%) Windows
3 9 (4.95%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.40%) Ubuntu
5 7 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.75%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.20%) Unix
7 4 (2.20%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (1.65%) Solaris
8 3 (1.65%) SUSE
8 3 (1.65%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.55%) AIX
9 1 (0.55%) Debian
9 1 (0.55%) HPUX
9 1 (0.55%) Slackware
9 1 (0.55%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (14.84%) Network Management
3 24 (13.19%) Software Engineering
4 22 (12.09%) Line Management
5 19 (10.44%) Mathematics
6 17 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (9.34%) Scrum
7 15 (8.24%) Network Design
7 15 (8.24%) Synthetic Environment
8 14 (7.69%) Migration
9 10 (5.49%) Customer Requirements
9 10 (5.49%) Load Balancing
10 9 (4.95%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (4.95%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (4.40%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (4.40%) ITIL
11 8 (4.40%) Project Management
11 8 (4.40%) Storage Management
11 8 (4.40%) Validation
12 7 (3.85%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 41 (22.53%) C++
2 27 (14.84%) C
3 21 (11.54%) Java
4 16 (8.79%) C#
4 16 (8.79%) JavaScript
5 15 (8.24%) Embedded C
5 15 (8.24%) Embedded C++
5 15 (8.24%) GLSL
5 15 (8.24%) HLSL
5 15 (8.24%) Python
6 6 (3.30%) SQL
7 4 (2.20%) Go
7 4 (2.20%) Rust
7 4 (2.20%) VBA
8 3 (1.65%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.10%) Perl
9 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (20.88%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (20.33%) Security Cleared
3 32 (17.58%) Degree
4 27 (14.84%) SC Cleared
5 26 (14.29%) CCNP
6 19 (10.44%) CCNA
7 11 (6.04%) CCIE
8 10 (5.49%) JNCIP
9 9 (4.95%) JNCIS
10 8 (4.40%) CCDA
10 8 (4.40%) JNCIA
11 5 (2.75%) MCSE
11 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.65%) CCDP
13 2 (1.10%) CISSP
13 2 (1.10%) CITP
13 2 (1.10%) CWNE
13 2 (1.10%) HND
13 2 (1.10%) ISEB
13 2 (1.10%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.30%) SLA
2 3 (1.65%) DO-254
3 2 (1.10%) GDPR
3 2 (1.10%) QA
4 1 (0.55%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (10.44%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.04%) vSphere
4 9 (4.95%) VMware NSX
5 7 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.75%) Firmware
7 4 (2.20%) Docker
7 4 (2.20%) iptables
7 4 (2.20%) KVM
7 4 (2.20%) Xen
8 3 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.10%) HDFS
10 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.55%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 8 (4.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (2.75%) SCCM
3 3 (1.65%) Ansible
3 3 (1.65%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.10%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (1.10%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.55%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.55%) Kibana
5 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.55%) Nagios
5 1 (0.55%) Netcool
5 1 (0.55%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.55%) OpenView
5 1 (0.55%) OPNET
5 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (24.18%) Cisco
2 37 (20.33%) Microsoft
3 30 (16.48%) VMware
4 29 (15.93%) Juniper
5 16 (8.79%) EMC
6 15 (8.24%) IBM
7 14 (7.69%) BT
7 14 (7.69%) Nokia
8 12 (6.59%) F5
8 12 (6.59%) Google
9 11 (6.04%) Dell
10 9 (4.95%) SolarWinds
11 8 (4.40%) Openreach
12 7 (3.85%) Red Hat
13 6 (3.30%) CheckPoint
14 5 (2.75%) Fortinet
14 5 (2.75%) HP
15 4 (2.20%) Atlassian
15 4 (2.20%) Palo Alto
16 3 (1.65%) Xerox