Period
to 23 September 2017

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 23 September 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
6 months to
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 565 608 541
Rank change year-on-year +43 -67 -14
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 291 280 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.26% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.15% 1.65% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 157 190
UK median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £170 £166 £204
90th Percentile £525 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +2.86% -1.41% +23.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 39
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £36.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.48% -9.38% +33.33%
10th Percentile £17.85 £15.45 £14.16
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year +9.59% +36.45% -14.40%

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 13513 16965 16094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.80% 15.79% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8163 10329 9158
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £197 £220 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 843 1033
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.67 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £44.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.69 £25.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -25.24% +23.85% +0.93%

Ethernet
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Ethernet in the UK

Ethernet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ethernet in the UK

Ethernet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ethernet over the 6 months to 23 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ethernet in the UK

Ethernet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ethernet in the UK

Ethernet
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ethernet over the 6 months to 23 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Ethernet in the UK

Ethernet
Top 15 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 23 September 2017. 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 +38 262 £361 +3.21% 40
UK excluding London +24 155 £360 +2.86% 26
London +41 125 £375 +11.11% 15
South East +28 70 £355 +1.43% 6
North of England +67 25 £383 -21.54% 12
South West +9 22 £475 +25.00% 4
North West +36 20 £425 -24.44% 9
Scotland +23 14 £219 +9.38%
Midlands +11 11 £356 -16.18% 2
East of England -3 11 £415 +27.69% 1
East Midlands -2 6 £400 - 1
West Midlands +21 5 £260 -38.82% 1
Wales -6 4 £393 +4.67% 1
Yorkshire +24 3 £350 +77.22% 3
North East +76 2 £225 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 with a requirement for Ethernet.

1 146 (50.17%) Cisco
2 108 (37.11%) TCP/IP
3 89 (30.58%) VPN
3 89 (30.58%) WAN
4 85 (29.21%) LAN
4 85 (29.21%) MPLS
5 72 (24.74%) Firewall
6 68 (23.37%) Cisco Certification
7 66 (22.68%) Windows
8 64 (21.99%) Juniper
9 62 (21.31%) BGP
9 62 (21.31%) Telecoms
10 59 (20.27%) Linux
11 53 (18.21%) DNS
12 52 (17.87%) VoIP
13 51 (17.53%) Finance
14 50 (17.18%) OSPF
15 49 (16.84%) Active Directory
16 48 (16.49%) Wireless
17 44 (15.12%) Data Centre
18 43 (14.78%) CCNA
19 42 (14.43%) CCNP
20 40 (13.75%) DHCP
21 36 (12.37%) Microsoft Office
22 35 (12.03%) IPsec
23 34 (11.68%) Internet
24 32 (11.00%) Citrix
24 32 (11.00%) Windows 7
25 31 (10.65%) Cisco ASA
25 31 (10.65%) Network Design

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 12 (4.12%) IBM Notes
2 4 (1.37%) IIS
3 3 (1.03%) CMS
4 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 36 (12.37%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.78%) MS Visio
4 9 (3.09%) Simulink
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.34%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.09%) Office 365
4 3 (1.03%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.34%) IaaS
6 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (37.11%) TCP/IP
2 89 (30.58%) VPN
2 89 (30.58%) WAN
3 85 (29.21%) LAN
3 85 (29.21%) MPLS
4 72 (24.74%) Firewall
5 62 (21.31%) BGP
6 53 (18.21%) DNS
7 52 (17.87%) VoIP
8 50 (17.18%) OSPF
9 48 (16.49%) Wireless
10 40 (13.75%) DHCP
11 35 (12.03%) IPsec
12 34 (11.68%) Internet
13 31 (10.65%) Cisco ASA
14 28 (9.62%) VLAN
15 26 (8.93%) Network Security
15 26 (8.93%) Wi-Fi
16 25 (8.59%) Cisco Nexus
17 23 (7.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.03%) Redis
3 2 (0.69%) InfluxDB
3 2 (0.69%) MySQL
3 2 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.34%) DTS
Development Applications
1 9 (3.09%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.41%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (2.06%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.72%) CANoe
4 5 (1.72%) JIRA
4 5 (1.72%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (1.03%) Protractor
5 3 (1.03%) Selenium
5 3 (1.03%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.03%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.69%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.69%) NetBeans
6 2 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.69%) Subversion
7 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.34%) Automake
7 1 (0.34%) CMake
7 1 (0.34%) Gradle
7 1 (0.34%) Maven
7 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 62 (21.31%) Telecoms
2 51 (17.53%) Finance
3 16 (5.50%) Manufacturing
4 12 (4.12%) Electronics
4 12 (4.12%) Marketing
5 10 (3.44%) Banking
6 8 (2.75%) Automotive
7 6 (2.06%) Billing
7 6 (2.06%) Retail
8 4 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.37%) Military
9 3 (1.03%) Back Office
9 3 (1.03%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.69%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 65 (22.34%) Network Engineer
2 27 (9.28%) Architect
3 18 (6.19%) Administrator
3 18 (6.19%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (6.19%) Systems Administrator
4 17 (5.84%) Network Architect
4 17 (5.84%) Support Engineer
5 15 (5.15%) Desktop Support
5 15 (5.15%) Network Support
6 13 (4.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (4.47%) Network Support Engineer
7 12 (4.12%) Developer
8 11 (3.78%) Design Engineer
9 10 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (3.44%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (3.44%) Juniper Engineer
9 10 (3.44%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (3.44%) Senior Network Engineer
9 10 (3.44%) Software Engineer
10 9 (3.09%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.78%) Web Services
2 10 (3.44%) 802.1X
3 7 (2.41%) .NET
3 7 (2.41%) Polymer
3 7 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (2.41%) RESTful
4 5 (1.72%) Middleware
5 4 (1.37%) CSS
5 4 (1.37%) HTML
5 4 (1.37%) Node.js
5 4 (1.37%) REST
6 3 (1.03%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.03%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.03%) HATEOAS
6 3 (1.03%) LAMP
6 3 (1.03%) SAP Basis
6 3 (1.03%) SOAP
6 3 (1.03%) Web Components
7 2 (0.69%) MSMQ
7 2 (0.69%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.12%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.90%) Management Information System
3 19 (6.53%) Client/Server
4 16 (5.50%) Blackberry
5 10 (3.44%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (3.09%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.09%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (2.06%) SCADA
9 5 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.72%) FMCG
9 5 (1.72%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.37%) iPhone
11 3 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (1.03%) Freedom of Information Act
11 3 (1.03%) iPad
12 2 (0.69%) Verilog
12 2 (0.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 66 (22.68%) Windows
2 59 (20.27%) Linux
3 32 (11.00%) Windows 7
4 30 (10.31%) Windows Server
5 27 (9.28%) Apple iOS
6 20 (6.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (6.87%) Unix
7 17 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (3.44%) Windows 10
11 7 (2.41%) Solaris
11 7 (2.41%) SUSE
12 5 (1.72%) CentOS
13 4 (1.37%) Android
13 4 (1.37%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.03%) Debian
15 2 (0.69%) Check Point GAiA
15 2 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.69%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (10.65%) Change Management
1 31 (10.65%) Network Design
2 27 (9.28%) Migration
2 27 (9.28%) Time Management
3 26 (8.93%) Validation
4 23 (7.90%) Configuration Management
5 21 (7.22%) Network Management
5 21 (7.22%) Project Management
6 20 (6.87%) Load Balancing
7 17 (5.84%) Software Engineering
8 16 (5.50%) ITIL
8 16 (5.50%) Programme Management
9 15 (5.15%) PRINCE2
10 13 (4.47%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (4.47%) UML
11 10 (3.44%) Fault Management
11 10 (3.44%) Information Security
11 10 (3.44%) Network Architecture
11 10 (3.44%) Test Automation
12 9 (3.09%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.28%) Python
2 24 (8.25%) Perl
3 23 (7.90%) Java
4 19 (6.53%) C
5 15 (5.15%) SQL
6 14 (4.81%) C#
7 11 (3.78%) C++
7 11 (3.78%) JavaScript
8 10 (3.44%) MATLAB
9 9 (3.09%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.75%) Embedded C
11 7 (2.41%) Lisp
12 6 (2.06%) C-shell
12 6 (2.06%) Korn
12 6 (2.06%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.37%) Ruby
14 2 (0.69%) PHP
14 2 (0.69%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.69%) Tcl
15 1 (0.34%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 68 (23.37%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (14.78%) CCNA
3 42 (14.43%) CCNP
4 30 (10.31%) Security Cleared
5 23 (7.90%) Degree
6 18 (6.19%) JNCIS
7 16 (5.50%) MCSE
7 16 (5.50%) MCSM
7 16 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (5.15%) ACDT
8 15 (5.15%) ACHDS
8 15 (5.15%) ACTC
8 15 (5.15%) CCIE
8 15 (5.15%) MCDST
8 15 (5.15%) MCP
8 15 (5.15%) MCSA
8 15 (5.15%) Network+ Certification
9 14 (4.81%) DV Cleared
10 12 (4.12%) JNCIP
11 11 (3.78%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.44%) MISRA
2 8 (2.75%) ISO 26262
3 5 (1.72%) QA
3 5 (1.72%) SLA
4 4 (1.37%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.03%) GAMP
6 2 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.69%) DO-254
7 1 (0.34%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 49 (16.84%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.15%) Virtual Servers
4 11 (3.78%) NFS
5 9 (3.09%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.09%) LXC
5 9 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.06%) GPFS
6 6 (2.06%) Openswan
7 5 (1.72%) Firmware
7 5 (1.72%) pfSense
7 5 (1.72%) Squid
8 4 (1.37%) ISA Server
8 4 (1.37%) UAG
8 4 (1.37%) XenServer
9 3 (1.03%) vSphere
10 2 (0.69%) iptables
10 2 (0.69%) XenApp
11 1 (0.34%) Docker
11 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (5.84%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (5.15%) Puppet
3 12 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (3.44%) Nagios
5 9 (3.09%) ZABBIX
6 8 (2.75%) SCCM
7 7 (2.41%) Cacti
7 7 (2.41%) FortiGate
8 6 (2.06%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (1.37%) Stealthwatch
10 3 (1.03%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.03%) Ansible
10 3 (1.03%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.03%) SCOM
11 2 (0.69%) Icinga
11 2 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.69%) RANCID
11 2 (0.69%) Salt
11 2 (0.69%) SELinux
Vendors
1 146 (50.17%) Cisco
2 64 (21.99%) Juniper
3 32 (11.00%) Citrix
4 26 (8.93%) CheckPoint
4 26 (8.93%) F5
4 26 (8.93%) Microsoft
5 21 (7.22%) Red Hat
5 21 (7.22%) VMware
6 19 (6.53%) Oracle
6 19 (6.53%) Palo Alto
6 19 (6.53%) SolarWinds
7 16 (5.50%) SevOne
8 15 (5.15%) Apple
9 14 (4.81%) Extreme Networks
9 14 (4.81%) Fortinet
10 12 (4.12%) Dell
10 12 (4.12%) Lotus
10 12 (4.12%) Riverbed
10 12 (4.12%) SAP
11 11 (3.78%) Arista