Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 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
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 565 641 609
Rank change year-on-year +76 -32 +7
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 290 246 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.54% 1.85% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 101 137
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £180 £193 £208
90th Percentile £510 £525 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £351
% change year-on-year +8.70% -1.78% +0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 37
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.75 £19.85
90th Percentile £47.63 £48.98 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% +6.25%

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 11,439 13,288 12,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.61% 13.31% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,036 8,175 7,668
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £201 £205 £206
90th Percentile £610 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £395 £385
% change year-on-year +4.43% +2.60% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 730 745
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £51.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.06 £19.00 £19.19
% change year-on-year -4.97% -0.99% -29.06%

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Ethernet in the UK

Ethernet
Top 16 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 20 June 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
England +89 268 £375 +7.14% 59
UK excluding London +39 209 £375 +8.70% 58
South East +42 78 £363 +7.41% 7
London +34 74 £450 +5.88% 7
East of England +7 40 £394 +48.58% 19
South West -24 36 £375 +50.00% 15
Midlands +4 20 £270 +5.88% 1
North of England +13 17 £350 +2.19% 10
West Midlands -11 15 £281 +10.29%
Scotland +14 11 £300 -33.33% 2
Yorkshire +22 8 £390 -4.00% 7
North West +14 8 £350 +2.19% 3
East Midlands +26 5 £145 -42.00% 1
Wales - 5 £425 - 4
Northern Ireland - 2 £465 -
North East +14 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 with a requirement for Ethernet.

1 114 (39.31%) TCP/IP
2 107 (36.90%) MPLS
3 97 (33.45%) Cisco
4 85 (29.31%) Linux
4 85 (29.31%) WAN
5 84 (28.97%) Cisco Certification
6 83 (28.62%) VPN
7 78 (26.90%) LAN
8 74 (25.52%) Telecoms
8 74 (25.52%) Security Cleared
9 72 (24.83%) Windows
10 70 (24.14%) Software Engineering
11 68 (23.45%) Firewall
11 68 (23.45%) OSPF
12 67 (23.10%) Degree
13 65 (22.41%) SC Cleared
13 65 (22.41%) BGP
14 59 (20.34%) Microsoft
15 58 (20.00%) CCNP
15 58 (20.00%) C++
16 57 (19.66%) Internet
16 57 (19.66%) Wireless
17 52 (17.93%) CCNA
18 49 (16.90%) Juniper
19 44 (15.17%) C
19 44 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
20 40 (13.79%) C#
20 40 (13.79%) Java
21 38 (13.10%) Web Services
22 37 (12.76%) Visual Studio

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 7 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.72%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.03%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.69%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.34%) CMS
5 1 (0.34%) IIS
5 1 (0.34%) SAS
5 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.69%) Simulink
6 1 (0.34%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.10%) Office 365
2 8 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (0.69%) G Suite
5 2 (0.69%) GitHub
5 2 (0.69%) SaaS
5 2 (0.69%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.34%) npm
6 1 (0.34%) Smartsheet
6 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 114 (39.31%) TCP/IP
2 107 (36.90%) MPLS
3 85 (29.31%) WAN
4 83 (28.62%) VPN
5 78 (26.90%) LAN
6 68 (23.45%) Firewall
6 68 (23.45%) OSPF
7 65 (22.41%) BGP
8 57 (19.66%) Internet
8 57 (19.66%) Wireless
9 35 (12.07%) VoIP
10 33 (11.38%) VLAN
11 31 (10.69%) EIGRP
12 30 (10.34%) Network Security
13 27 (9.31%) IPsec
13 27 (9.31%) Multicast
14 26 (8.97%) DNS
15 25 (8.62%) Wi-Fi
16 24 (8.28%) DHCP
17 22 (7.59%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.03%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.69%) Big Data
3 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.34%) DB2
4 1 (0.34%) MySQL
4 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 37 (12.76%) Visual Studio
2 34 (11.72%) Eclipse
3 32 (11.03%) Git (software)
3 32 (11.03%) NetBeans
4 12 (4.14%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (2.07%) JIRA
6 5 (1.72%) Subversion
7 4 (1.38%) Hudson
8 2 (0.69%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.69%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.69%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.69%) LabVIEW
8 2 (0.69%) Redmine
9 1 (0.34%) Bower
9 1 (0.34%) CANoe
9 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.34%) TestRail
General
1 74 (25.52%) Telecoms
2 34 (11.72%) Aerospace
3 32 (11.03%) Military
4 23 (7.93%) Finance
5 12 (4.14%) Billing
6 9 (3.10%) Law
6 9 (3.10%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.76%) Electronics
8 6 (2.07%) Marketing
9 5 (1.72%) Banking
9 5 (1.72%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.72%) Multimedia
10 4 (1.38%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.03%) Automotive
11 3 (1.03%) French Language
11 3 (1.03%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.34%) Games
12 1 (0.34%) German Language
12 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (27.93%) Network Engineer
2 22 (7.59%) Developer
3 21 (7.24%) Embedded Engineer
3 21 (7.24%) Senior Network Engineer
4 19 (6.55%) Software Engineer
4 19 (6.55%) Support Engineer
5 17 (5.86%) Cisco Engineer
6 16 (5.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 15 (5.17%) Architect
7 15 (5.17%) Desktop Support
8 14 (4.83%) Analyst
9 13 (4.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 13 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
9 13 (4.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 13 (4.48%) Juniper Engineer
10 12 (4.14%) Project Manager
10 12 (4.14%) Software Developer
11 8 (2.76%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (2.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (2.76%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.10%) Web Services
2 37 (12.76%) Node.js
3 33 (11.38%) Qt
4 30 (10.34%) .NET
5 28 (9.66%) ActiveX
5 28 (9.66%) DirectX
5 28 (9.66%) MFC
5 28 (9.66%) OpenGL
6 15 (5.17%) 802.1X
7 5 (1.72%) J2EE
7 5 (1.72%) REST
8 4 (1.38%) SOAP
9 3 (1.03%) CSS
9 3 (1.03%) Middleware
9 3 (1.03%) WebSockets
9 3 (1.03%) XML
10 2 (0.69%) Spring
10 2 (0.69%) Spring MVC
11 1 (0.34%) Velocity
11 1 (0.34%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.69%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.83%) Driving Licence
3 12 (4.14%) Device Driver
4 11 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.10%) ASIC
5 9 (3.10%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.41%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (2.41%) PKI
7 6 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.38%) Clustering
8 4 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.03%) Fibre Optics
9 3 (1.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.03%) IVR
9 3 (1.03%) Replication
9 3 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 85 (29.31%) Linux
2 72 (24.83%) Windows
3 16 (5.52%) Windows 7
4 14 (4.83%) Windows 10
4 14 (4.83%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.10%) Debian
6 8 (2.76%) CentOS
7 7 (2.41%) Unix
8 6 (2.07%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (1.38%) Android
9 4 (1.38%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.38%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.69%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.34%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.14%) Software Engineering
2 44 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (12.07%) Mathematics
4 31 (10.69%) Scrum
5 30 (10.34%) Network Design
6 29 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 23 (7.93%) Migration
8 17 (5.86%) Project Management
9 16 (5.52%) Change Management
9 16 (5.52%) Network Management
10 15 (5.17%) Computer Science
10 15 (5.17%) ITIL
11 14 (4.83%) Kalman Filter
12 13 (4.48%) Load Balancing
12 13 (4.48%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (4.48%) Time Management
13 11 (3.79%) PRINCE2
14 10 (3.45%) Customer Requirements
14 10 (3.45%) Service Management
14 10 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 58 (20.00%) C++
2 44 (15.17%) C
3 40 (13.79%) C#
3 40 (13.79%) Java
4 35 (12.07%) JavaScript
5 28 (9.66%) GLSL
5 28 (9.66%) HLSL
6 27 (9.31%) Python
7 15 (5.17%) SQL
8 13 (4.48%) Embedded C
9 8 (2.76%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.41%) MATLAB
11 5 (1.72%) Assembly Language
11 5 (1.72%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.03%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.03%) Perl
13 2 (0.69%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.34%) C++/CLI
14 1 (0.34%) Ruby
14 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 84 (28.97%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (25.52%) Security Cleared
3 67 (23.10%) Degree
4 65 (22.41%) SC Cleared
5 58 (20.00%) CCNP
6 52 (17.93%) CCNA
7 32 (11.03%) CCIE
8 18 (6.21%) BPSS Clearance
9 14 (4.83%) CCDP
10 13 (4.48%) BC Cleared
10 13 (4.48%) JNCIA
11 11 (3.79%) JNCIE
12 10 (3.45%) CCDA
13 8 (2.76%) CCIP
14 7 (2.41%) JNCIP
15 4 (1.38%) DV Cleared
15 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
16 3 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 2 (0.69%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.79%) SLA
2 10 (3.45%) QA
3 4 (1.38%) MISRA
4 3 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.69%) GAMP
5 2 (0.69%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.34%) COBIT
6 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.34%) NIST
6 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.14%) Firmware
3 8 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.72%) Docker
4 5 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.72%) XenApp
5 4 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.03%) vSphere
7 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.34%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (0.34%) RACF
8 1 (0.34%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (1.38%) Nagios
2 4 (1.38%) SCCM
3 3 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.69%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.69%) OpenView
4 2 (0.69%) Puppet
4 2 (0.69%) SCOM
4 2 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.34%) Cacti
5 1 (0.34%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.34%) Iperf
5 1 (0.34%) Kibana
5 1 (0.34%) logstash
5 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.34%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.34%) OVPM
5 1 (0.34%) RANCID
Vendors
1 97 (33.45%) Cisco
2 59 (20.34%) Microsoft
3 49 (16.90%) Juniper
4 27 (9.31%) F5
5 19 (6.55%) Palo Alto
6 15 (5.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 14 (4.83%) VMware
8 13 (4.48%) SolarWinds
9 12 (4.14%) CheckPoint
9 12 (4.14%) Nokia
10 9 (3.10%) Citrix
10 9 (3.10%) Fortinet
11 8 (2.76%) Oracle
11 8 (2.76%) Riverbed
12 7 (2.41%) BT
13 6 (2.07%) Apple
13 6 (2.07%) HP
13 6 (2.07%) Huawei
14 5 (1.72%) Dell
14 5 (1.72%) Infoblox