Period
to 26 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 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
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 594 399 493
Rank change year-on-year -195 +94 +154
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 213 110 372
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.37% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.38% 2.76% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 58 170
10th Percentile £189 £140 £180
25th Percentile £325 £160 £281
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £175 £375
Median % change year-on-year +128.57% -53.33% -6.25%
75th Percentile £488 £338 £459
90th Percentile £575 £424 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £175 £350
% change year-on-year +128.57% -50.00% -11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 47
10th Percentile £20.10 £17.00 £16.25
25th Percentile £32.04 £18.88 £35.25
Median hourly rate £43.47 £27.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +58.05% -38.89% +53.85%
75th Percentile £46.60 £39.13 £49.38
90th Percentile £52.73 £43.75 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +62.50% -55.56% +53.85%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,954 3,984 11,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.26% 13.52% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,751 2,487 7,218
10th Percentile £225 £210 £200
25th Percentile £363 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £525
90th Percentile £656 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 187 603
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.31 £17.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate £22.00 £31.00 £25.12
Median % change year-on-year -29.03% +23.41% +32.21%
75th Percentile £47.87 £46.58 £46.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £23.17
% change year-on-year -27.27% +18.71% +23.28%

Ethernet
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Ethernet in the UK

Ethernet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Ethernet in the UK

Ethernet
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ethernet over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Ethernet in the UK

Ethernet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Ethernet in the UK

Ethernet
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Ethernet over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Ethernet in the UK

Ethernet
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethernet within the UK over the 6 months to 26 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
England -164 181 £400 +128.57% 93
UK excluding London -123 116 £400 +128.57% 77
London -145 58 £400 +11.18% 22
Work from Home -239 38 £425 +13.33% 11
South East -88 30 £420 +24.44% 13
East of England -39 29 £319 +12.30% 8
South West -31 25 £388 +176.79% 8
Midlands -72 11 £450 +172.78% 28
Scotland -79 11 £375 +149.17% 3
North of England -71 10 £104 -37.91% 14
North West -52 7 £104 -37.91% 3
West Midlands -66 7 £450 +181.25% 16
East Midlands -39 4 £435 +163.68% 12
Yorkshire -45 3 £240 +43.28% 9

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for Ethernet.

1 64 (30.05%) TCP/IP
2 61 (28.64%) WAN
3 59 (27.70%) Telecoms
4 58 (27.23%) LAN
5 51 (23.94%) Cisco
6 50 (23.47%) Firewall
7 48 (22.54%) Linux
8 47 (22.07%) VPN
9 44 (20.66%) Degree
10 42 (19.72%) Windows
11 41 (19.25%) C++
11 41 (19.25%) Security Cleared
12 40 (18.78%) Cisco Certification
13 37 (17.37%) Microsoft
14 35 (16.43%) MPLS
14 35 (16.43%) Social Skills
15 34 (15.96%) Wireless
16 33 (15.49%) Juniper
17 32 (15.02%) DHCP
17 32 (15.02%) VMware
18 31 (14.55%) DNS
18 31 (14.55%) SC Cleared
19 30 (14.08%) OSPF
19 30 (14.08%) Data Centre
20 28 (13.15%) CCNP
20 28 (13.15%) Agile Software Development
20 28 (13.15%) Software Engineering
20 28 (13.15%) Network Management
21 27 (12.68%) BGP
21 27 (12.68%) C

Ethernet
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (2.35%) Confluence
1 5 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (2.35%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.41%) Simulink
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.33%) AWS
2 19 (8.92%) Azure
3 14 (6.57%) Microsoft 365
4 12 (5.63%) GCP
5 7 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.82%) IaaS
6 6 (2.82%) IBM Cloud
6 6 (2.82%) PaaS
6 6 (2.82%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.94%) GitHub
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.47%) SaaS
8 1 (0.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 64 (30.05%) TCP/IP
2 61 (28.64%) WAN
3 58 (27.23%) LAN
4 50 (23.47%) Firewall
5 47 (22.07%) VPN
6 35 (16.43%) MPLS
7 34 (15.96%) Wireless
8 32 (15.02%) DHCP
9 31 (14.55%) DNS
10 30 (14.08%) OSPF
11 27 (12.68%) BGP
12 25 (11.74%) VLAN
13 23 (10.80%) ADSL
13 23 (10.80%) VoIP
14 21 (9.86%) Network Security
15 17 (7.98%) Internet
15 17 (7.98%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (7.51%) IPsec
17 15 (7.04%) PPP
18 14 (6.57%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.94%) Hadoop
1 2 (0.94%) HBase
1 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
1 2 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (0.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.47%) BigQuery
2 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.47%) MySQL
2 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.47%) SQLite
2 1 (0.47%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 17 (7.98%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.51%) Visual Studio
3 15 (7.04%) Eclipse
3 15 (7.04%) NetBeans
4 6 (2.82%) JIRA
5 4 (1.88%) Arsenale Dataplane
5 4 (1.88%) TestRail
6 2 (0.94%) GitLab
6 2 (0.94%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 59 (27.70%) Telecoms
2 35 (16.43%) Social Skills
3 22 (10.33%) Military
3 22 (10.33%) Presentation Skills
4 16 (7.51%) Electronics
5 15 (7.04%) Aerospace
6 13 (6.10%) Public Sector
7 11 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (5.16%) Finance
8 9 (4.23%) Billing
9 8 (3.76%) Marketing
10 3 (1.41%) Law
11 2 (0.94%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.94%) Legal
11 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.94%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.47%) Advertising
12 1 (0.47%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.47%) Games
12 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (15.49%) Network Engineer
2 16 (7.51%) Developer
3 15 (7.04%) Architect
3 15 (7.04%) Design Engineer
4 14 (6.57%) Hardware Engineer
5 11 (5.16%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (4.69%) VHDL Engineer
6 10 (4.69%) Voice Engineer
7 9 (4.23%) Fibre Engineer
7 9 (4.23%) Field Engineer
7 9 (4.23%) Field Telecoms Engineer
7 9 (4.23%) Telecoms Engineer
8 8 (3.76%) IT Manager
8 8 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.76%) VHDL Design Engineer
9 7 (3.29%) Support Engineer
9 7 (3.29%) Test Engineer
10 6 (2.82%) Cisco Engineer
10 6 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (2.82%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.51%) Qt
1 16 (7.51%) Web Services
2 15 (7.04%) .NET
2 15 (7.04%) ActiveX
2 15 (7.04%) DirectX
2 15 (7.04%) MFC
2 15 (7.04%) Node.js
2 15 (7.04%) OpenGL
3 7 (3.29%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.88%) RESTful
5 3 (1.41%) JSON
6 2 (0.94%) XML
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe AIR
7 1 (0.47%) CSS
7 1 (0.47%) Flash
7 1 (0.47%) Lambda Expressions
7 1 (0.47%) OAuth
7 1 (0.47%) OpenID
7 1 (0.47%) SAML
7 1 (0.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.08%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.92%) CAN bus
3 18 (8.45%) Fibre Optics
4 17 (7.98%) Management Information System
5 13 (6.10%) VHDL
6 9 (4.23%) Public Cloud
7 8 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.82%) Clustering
9 5 (2.35%) Device Driver
9 5 (2.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 5 (2.35%) PKI
10 4 (1.88%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.88%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.88%) Verilog
11 3 (1.41%) BYOD
11 3 (1.41%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.94%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.47%) MPEG
13 1 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (22.54%) Linux
2 42 (19.72%) Windows
3 11 (5.16%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.76%) Ubuntu
5 7 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (2.35%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.35%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.88%) Unix
9 3 (1.41%) Solaris
9 3 (1.41%) SUSE
9 3 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.47%) AIX
10 1 (0.47%) Debian
10 1 (0.47%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.47%) HPUX
10 1 (0.47%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.15%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (13.15%) Network Management
1 28 (13.15%) Software Engineering
2 22 (10.33%) Line Management
3 19 (8.92%) Mathematics
4 18 (8.45%) Migration
5 17 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (7.98%) Scrum
6 15 (7.04%) Network Design
6 15 (7.04%) Synthetic Environment
7 12 (5.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (4.69%) Customer Requirements
8 10 (4.69%) Load Balancing
8 10 (4.69%) Storage Management
9 9 (4.23%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (4.23%) Project Management
9 9 (4.23%) Validation
10 8 (3.76%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (3.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 41 (19.25%) C++
2 27 (12.68%) C
3 21 (9.86%) Java
4 16 (7.51%) C#
4 16 (7.51%) JavaScript
5 15 (7.04%) Embedded C
5 15 (7.04%) Embedded C++
5 15 (7.04%) GLSL
5 15 (7.04%) HLSL
5 15 (7.04%) Python
6 6 (2.82%) SQL
7 4 (1.88%) Go
7 4 (1.88%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.88%) Rust
7 4 (1.88%) VBA
8 3 (1.41%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.94%) Perl
10 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (20.66%) Degree
2 41 (19.25%) Security Cleared
3 40 (18.78%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (14.55%) SC Cleared
5 28 (13.15%) CCNP
6 21 (9.86%) CCNA
7 11 (5.16%) CCIE
8 10 (4.69%) JNCIP
9 9 (4.23%) JNCIS
10 8 (3.76%) CCDA
10 8 (3.76%) JNCIA
11 5 (2.35%) CCDP
11 5 (2.35%) MCSE
11 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (1.88%) Chartered Engineer
12 4 (1.88%) CITP
13 3 (1.41%) BC Cleared
13 3 (1.41%) CCIP
14 2 (0.94%) CWNE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.29%) SLA
2 4 (1.88%) QA
3 3 (1.41%) DO-254
4 2 (0.94%) GDPR
5 1 (0.47%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (9.86%) Active Directory
2 20 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.16%) vSphere
4 9 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (4.23%) VMware NSX
5 5 (2.35%) Firmware
6 4 (1.88%) Docker
6 4 (1.88%) iptables
6 4 (1.88%) KVM
6 4 (1.88%) Xen
7 3 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.94%) HDFS
9 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.47%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 8 (3.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (2.35%) SCCM
2 5 (2.35%) vCenter Server
3 3 (1.41%) Ansible
4 2 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.94%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (0.94%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.47%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.47%) Nagios
5 1 (0.47%) Netcool
5 1 (0.47%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.47%) OpenView
5 1 (0.47%) OPNET
5 1 (0.47%) SCOM
5 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 51 (23.94%) Cisco
2 37 (17.37%) Microsoft
3 33 (15.49%) Juniper
4 32 (15.02%) VMware
5 23 (10.80%) BT
6 17 (7.98%) Openreach
7 16 (7.51%) EMC
7 16 (7.51%) Nokia
8 15 (7.04%) IBM
9 12 (5.63%) F5
9 12 (5.63%) Google
10 11 (5.16%) Dell
10 11 (5.16%) Xilinx
11 9 (4.23%) SolarWinds
12 7 (3.29%) Red Hat
13 6 (2.82%) CheckPoint
14 5 (2.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 5 (2.35%) Fortinet
14 5 (2.35%) HP
14 5 (2.35%) Oracle