Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 627 607 619
Rank change year-on-year -20 +12 -59
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 271 292 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.99% 2.09% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 163 160
UK median daily rate £400 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.48% +0.71% -2.78%
10th Percentile £225 £163 £148
90th Percentile £575 £500 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £362
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.55% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 39
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -9.59% -3.31%
10th Percentile £15.03 £15.23 £21.85
90th Percentile £53.38 £48.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +21.21% -9.59% +17.74%

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 13,585 14,001 16,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 13.61% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,154 8,538 9,850
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £214
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 747 833
UK median hourly rate £19.39 £19.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.59% -13.33% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.35 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.30% -23.00% +21.95%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018. 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 -41 246 £400 +11.11% 145
UK excluding London -19 164 £400 +11.11% 119
London -15 96 £400 +14.29% 33
South East +8 68 £413 +14.58% 18
East of England +27 34 £183 -56.02% 26
South West -30 19 £400 -15.79% 19
North of England -29 17 £394 -7.35% 29
North West -28 11 £325 -25.71% 14
Midlands -14 10 £325 +4.00% 20
Scotland -14 10 £138 -54.00% 4
West Midlands -14 7 £325 +49.43% 9
Isle of Man +2 5 £425 -
Yorkshire -10 5 £425 +21.43% 13
East Midlands 0 3 £424 +5.94% 11
Wales -22 1 - - 3
North East - 1 £725 - 2

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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.

1 112 (41.33%) Cisco
2 100 (36.90%) TCP/IP
3 98 (36.16%) Firewall
4 92 (33.95%) LAN
5 88 (32.47%) WAN
6 76 (28.04%) Cisco Certification
7 73 (26.94%) Wireless
8 72 (26.57%) MPLS
9 64 (23.62%) BGP
10 62 (22.88%) OSPF
11 59 (21.77%) CCNP
12 58 (21.40%) VPN
12 58 (21.40%) Windows
13 57 (21.03%) Telecoms
14 56 (20.66%) Microsoft
15 51 (18.82%) DNS
16 46 (16.97%) Linux
16 46 (16.97%) Security Cleared
17 45 (16.61%) CCNA
17 45 (16.61%) Juniper
18 42 (15.50%) Data Centre
19 41 (15.13%) DHCP
20 36 (13.28%) Java
20 36 (13.28%) Finance
21 35 (12.92%) SC Cleared
22 34 (12.55%) Network Design
22 34 (12.55%) Internet
23 33 (12.18%) C++
23 33 (12.18%) VoIP
24 32 (11.81%) CheckPoint

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 10 (3.69%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (2.21%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.85%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.11%) CMS
5 3 (1.11%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.37%) SAS
7 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.74%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.74%) G Suite
4 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.74%) Office 365
4 2 (0.74%) SaaS
5 1 (0.37%) GitHub
5 1 (0.37%) IaaS
5 1 (0.37%) PaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 100 (36.90%) TCP/IP
2 98 (36.16%) Firewall
3 92 (33.95%) LAN
4 88 (32.47%) WAN
5 73 (26.94%) Wireless
6 72 (26.57%) MPLS
7 64 (23.62%) BGP
8 62 (22.88%) OSPF
9 58 (21.40%) VPN
10 51 (18.82%) DNS
11 41 (15.13%) DHCP
12 34 (12.55%) Internet
13 33 (12.18%) VoIP
14 31 (11.44%) Cisco Nexus
15 30 (11.07%) ADSL
16 28 (10.33%) Network Security
17 27 (9.96%) VLAN
17 27 (9.96%) WLAN
18 24 (8.86%) EIGRP
18 24 (8.86%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.11%) DTS
3 2 (0.74%) MySQL
3 2 (0.74%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 23 (8.49%) Visual Studio
2 20 (7.38%) Eclipse
2 20 (7.38%) NetBeans
3 19 (7.01%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.32%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (1.48%) JIRA
5 4 (1.48%) Rational Team Concert
6 3 (1.11%) CANoe
6 3 (1.11%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.11%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.74%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.74%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.37%) Hudson
8 1 (0.37%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.37%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.37%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 57 (21.03%) Telecoms
2 36 (13.28%) Finance
3 21 (7.75%) Aerospace
4 20 (7.38%) Military
5 13 (4.80%) Automotive
6 10 (3.69%) Manufacturing
7 9 (3.32%) Multimedia
8 8 (2.95%) Electronics
9 5 (1.85%) Retail
10 3 (1.11%) Advertising
11 2 (0.74%) Banking
11 2 (0.74%) Billing
11 2 (0.74%) Legal
11 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.74%) Publishing
12 1 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 69 (25.46%) Network Engineer
2 30 (11.07%) Architect
3 18 (6.64%) Cisco Engineer
4 16 (5.90%) Senior Network Engineer
5 14 (5.17%) Developer
5 14 (5.17%) Network Architect
5 14 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (4.43%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (4.43%) Security Engineer
7 11 (4.06%) Consultant
7 11 (4.06%) Support Engineer
8 10 (3.69%) Analyst
8 10 (3.69%) Desktop Support
9 9 (3.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 9 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (2.95%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (2.95%) Design Engineer
10 8 (2.95%) Embedded Engineer
10 8 (2.95%) Implementation Engineer
10 8 (2.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.33%) Web Services
2 24 (8.86%) 802.1X
2 24 (8.86%) Node.js
3 23 (8.49%) Qt
4 17 (6.27%) .NET
5 14 (5.17%) ActiveX
5 14 (5.17%) DirectX
5 14 (5.17%) MFC
5 14 (5.17%) OpenGL
6 9 (3.32%) J2EE
6 9 (3.32%) REST
7 8 (2.95%) Spring
8 7 (2.58%) Spring Boot
9 6 (2.21%) Middleware
10 5 (1.85%) XML
11 4 (1.48%) Flash
12 3 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (1.11%) RESTful
12 3 (1.11%) WPF
12 3 (1.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.50%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.64%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.43%) PKI
5 9 (3.32%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.95%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.95%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.95%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (2.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 5 (1.85%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.85%) SCADA
9 4 (1.48%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.11%) CMDB
10 3 (1.11%) Life Science
10 3 (1.11%) VHDL
11 2 (0.74%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.74%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.74%) Digital TV
11 2 (0.74%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 58 (21.40%) Windows
2 46 (16.97%) Linux
3 15 (5.54%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.32%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.95%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.58%) CentOS
7 5 (1.85%) Unix
8 4 (1.48%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.11%) CatOS
9 3 (1.11%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.11%) VxWorks
9 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.74%) Check Point GAiA
10 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.37%) Android
11 1 (0.37%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.37%) SUSE
11 1 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (12.55%) Network Design
2 31 (11.44%) Migration
3 29 (10.70%) Network Management
4 28 (10.33%) Software Engineering
5 27 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (8.12%) Validation
7 17 (6.27%) Change Management
7 17 (6.27%) Mathematics
8 16 (5.90%) ITIL
8 16 (5.90%) Network Monitoring
9 15 (5.54%) Project Management
10 14 (5.17%) Scrum
11 13 (4.80%) Load Balancing
11 13 (4.80%) Software Architecture
12 12 (4.43%) DevOps
12 12 (4.43%) Service Delivery
13 10 (3.69%) Microservices
13 10 (3.69%) Network Architecture
13 10 (3.69%) Time Management
13 10 (3.69%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 36 (13.28%) Java
2 33 (12.18%) C++
3 26 (9.59%) JavaScript
4 23 (8.49%) C#
5 18 (6.64%) C
6 15 (5.54%) Python
7 14 (5.17%) GLSL
7 14 (5.17%) HLSL
8 12 (4.43%) SQL
9 7 (2.58%) Embedded C
10 5 (1.85%) Embedded C++
11 4 (1.48%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.11%) Perl
12 3 (1.11%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.74%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.37%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.37%) Ruby
14 1 (0.37%) Tcl
14 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (28.04%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (21.77%) CCNP
3 46 (16.97%) Security Cleared
4 45 (16.61%) CCNA
5 35 (12.92%) SC Cleared
6 32 (11.81%) Degree
7 15 (5.54%) CCIE
8 12 (4.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (4.06%) CCNP Voice
10 10 (3.69%) DV Cleared
11 9 (3.32%) BC Cleared
11 9 (3.32%) JNCIA
12 8 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (2.58%) Network+ Certification
14 6 (2.21%) GIAC
14 6 (2.21%) MCSE
14 6 (2.21%) MCSM
15 5 (1.85%) MCSA
16 4 (1.48%) JNCIS
16 4 (1.48%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.06%) SLA
2 8 (2.95%) ISO 26262
3 4 (1.48%) DO-254
4 3 (1.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.37%) MISRA
5 1 (0.37%) OASIS TOSCA
5 1 (0.37%) QA
5 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (10.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.69%) Docker
4 7 (2.58%) Firmware
5 5 (1.85%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 5 (1.85%) vSphere
6 4 (1.48%) NFS
6 4 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.11%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.11%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.74%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.37%) iptables
9 1 (0.37%) KVM
9 1 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.37%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (4.06%) Nagios
2 6 (2.21%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (2.21%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (1.48%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.11%) Cacti
4 3 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.11%) OpenView
5 2 (0.74%) Puppet
5 2 (0.74%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.37%) Ansible
6 1 (0.37%) Grafana
6 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.37%) QRadar
6 1 (0.37%) SCCM
6 1 (0.37%) SCOM
6 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 112 (41.33%) Cisco
2 56 (20.66%) Microsoft
3 45 (16.61%) Juniper
4 32 (11.81%) CheckPoint
5 31 (11.44%) Oracle
6 23 (8.49%) SolarWinds
7 22 (8.12%) VMware
8 17 (6.27%) Aruba
9 15 (5.54%) F5
9 15 (5.54%) Palo Alto
9 15 (5.54%) Riverbed
10 14 (5.17%) Infoblox
11 12 (4.43%) Citrix
12 10 (3.69%) BT
12 10 (3.69%) Google
12 10 (3.69%) IBM
12 10 (3.69%) Meraki
13 9 (3.32%) Ruckus Wireless
14 8 (2.95%) HP
14 8 (2.95%) Polycom