Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 617 576 636
Rank change year-on-year -41 +60 -96
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 279 294 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.07% 2.19% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 173 159
UK median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £200 £170 £167
90th Percentile £575 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.86% +2.86% -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 29
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +13.70% -8.75%
10th Percentile £12.75 £17.85 £15.15
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +9.59% +36.45%

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 13,510 13,455 16,721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.25% 13.63% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,199 8,152 10,194
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £195 £220
90th Percentile £606 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 716 739 832
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.21 £10.96 £11.52
90th Percentile £47.92 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.39 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.78% -26.00% +23.85%

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 22 September 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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 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 -23 253 £400 +10.73% 148
UK excluding London -9 184 £378 +4.86% 123
London -61 88 £408 +8.67% 36
South East -11 69 £400 +12.68% 29
East of England +16 36 £183 -56.02% 21
South West -3 28 £360 -24.21% 12
North of England -24 21 £375 -1.96% 34
Scotland -21 13 £363 +70.59% 6
North West -25 13 £343 -19.41% 26
Midlands -17 10 £250 -29.82% 16
West Midlands -23 10 £250 -3.85% 7
Isle of Man - 7 £425 -
Yorkshire -13 5 £425 +21.43% 8
North East -12 3 £725 +222.22%
Wales -30 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 111 (39.78%) Cisco
2 99 (35.48%) Firewall
3 94 (33.69%) WAN
4 93 (33.33%) LAN
5 91 (32.62%) TCP/IP
6 79 (28.32%) MPLS
7 70 (25.09%) VPN
8 69 (24.73%) Cisco Certification
9 67 (24.01%) Wireless
10 60 (21.51%) Microsoft
10 60 (21.51%) Windows
11 59 (21.15%) BGP
12 56 (20.07%) Telecoms
13 54 (19.35%) CCNP
14 53 (19.00%) Security Cleared
15 50 (17.92%) OSPF
16 49 (17.56%) DNS
17 46 (16.49%) Linux
18 42 (15.05%) VoIP
18 42 (15.05%) CCNA
19 41 (14.70%) DHCP
20 40 (14.34%) SC Cleared
20 40 (14.34%) Data Centre
21 36 (12.90%) Migration
22 35 (12.54%) Finance
22 35 (12.54%) Juniper
22 35 (12.54%) Internet
22 35 (12.54%) Java
23 34 (12.19%) C++
24 33 (11.83%) Network Management

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 8 (2.87%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.51%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (2.15%) IBM Notes
4 5 (1.79%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.43%) IIS
6 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.36%) CMS
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.72%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.79%) Office 365
4 4 (1.43%) SaaS
5 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.08%) IaaS
5 3 (1.08%) PaaS
6 2 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.36%) G Suite
7 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 99 (35.48%) Firewall
2 94 (33.69%) WAN
3 93 (33.33%) LAN
4 91 (32.62%) TCP/IP
5 79 (28.32%) MPLS
6 70 (25.09%) VPN
7 67 (24.01%) Wireless
8 59 (21.15%) BGP
9 50 (17.92%) OSPF
10 49 (17.56%) DNS
11 42 (15.05%) VoIP
12 41 (14.70%) DHCP
13 35 (12.54%) Internet
14 32 (11.47%) ADSL
15 31 (11.11%) IPsec
15 31 (11.11%) VLAN
16 30 (10.75%) Network Security
17 29 (10.39%) Cisco Nexus
18 26 (9.32%) WLAN
19 25 (8.96%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.43%) DTS
3 2 (0.72%) MySQL
4 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 24 (8.60%) Visual Studio
2 20 (7.17%) Eclipse
2 20 (7.17%) NetBeans
3 18 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 14 (5.02%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (1.43%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (1.43%) Rational Team Concert
6 3 (1.08%) CANoe
6 3 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.72%) JIRA
8 1 (0.36%) Hudson
8 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.36%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.36%) Subversion
8 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 56 (20.07%) Telecoms
2 35 (12.54%) Finance
3 24 (8.60%) Aerospace
4 20 (7.17%) Military
5 17 (6.09%) Manufacturing
6 13 (4.66%) Automotive
7 9 (3.23%) Electronics
7 9 (3.23%) Multimedia
8 6 (2.15%) Billing
9 5 (1.79%) Retail
10 4 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.08%) Advertising
11 3 (1.08%) Banking
12 2 (0.72%) Legal
13 1 (0.36%) Law
13 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 67 (24.01%) Network Engineer
2 25 (8.96%) Architect
3 20 (7.17%) Cisco Engineer
4 15 (5.38%) Analyst
5 13 (4.66%) Embedded Engineer
5 13 (4.66%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (4.66%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (4.30%) Design Engineer
6 12 (4.30%) Developer
6 12 (4.30%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (4.30%) Security Engineer
7 11 (3.94%) Software Engineer
7 11 (3.94%) Support Engineer
8 10 (3.58%) Consultant
8 10 (3.58%) Network Architect
9 9 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 9 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (2.87%) Desktop Support
10 8 (2.87%) Test Leader
11 7 (2.51%) Mitel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.04%) Web Services
2 26 (9.32%) 802.1X
2 26 (9.32%) Node.js
3 24 (8.60%) Qt
4 17 (6.09%) .NET
5 15 (5.38%) ActiveX
5 15 (5.38%) DirectX
5 15 (5.38%) MFC
5 15 (5.38%) OpenGL
6 10 (3.58%) Spring
7 9 (3.23%) J2EE
8 8 (2.87%) REST
9 7 (2.51%) Flash
9 7 (2.51%) Spring Boot
10 6 (2.15%) Middleware
11 5 (1.79%) XML
12 4 (1.43%) WPF
13 3 (1.08%) JSON
14 2 (0.72%) Polymer
14 2 (0.72%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.34%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.02%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.02%) PKI
4 13 (4.66%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (3.23%) SCADA
5 9 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.87%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (2.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (2.15%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.15%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.79%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.79%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.43%) CMDB
10 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.72%) iPhone
10 2 (0.72%) Life Science
10 2 (0.72%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 60 (21.51%) Windows
2 46 (16.49%) Linux
3 23 (8.24%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 9 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.51%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.51%) CentOS
5 7 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.43%) Unix
6 4 (1.43%) VxWorks
6 4 (1.43%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.08%) Android
7 3 (1.08%) CatOS
8 2 (0.72%) Check Point GAiA
8 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) AIX
9 1 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.36%) SUSE
9 1 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (12.90%) Migration
2 33 (11.83%) Network Management
3 32 (11.47%) Software Engineering
4 28 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (8.60%) Validation
6 20 (7.17%) ITIL
6 20 (7.17%) Network Design
7 18 (6.45%) Project Management
8 17 (6.09%) Mathematics
8 17 (6.09%) Network Monitoring
9 16 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (5.38%) Scrum
11 14 (5.02%) DevOps
12 13 (4.66%) Software Architecture
12 13 (4.66%) Time Management
13 12 (4.30%) Change Management
13 12 (4.30%) DNA
13 12 (4.30%) Requirements Management
13 12 (4.30%) Service Delivery
14 11 (3.94%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (12.54%) Java
2 34 (12.19%) C++
3 27 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 25 (8.96%) C
5 23 (8.24%) C#
6 15 (5.38%) GLSL
6 15 (5.38%) HLSL
7 12 (4.30%) Python
7 12 (4.30%) SQL
8 7 (2.51%) Embedded C
9 5 (1.79%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.43%) Embedded C++
11 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.72%) Perl
11 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.36%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.36%) Lisp
12 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.36%) Tcl
12 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 69 (24.73%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (19.35%) CCNP
3 53 (19.00%) Security Cleared
4 42 (15.05%) CCNA
5 40 (14.34%) SC Cleared
6 32 (11.47%) Degree
7 13 (4.66%) CCIE
7 13 (4.66%) CCNP Voice
8 12 (4.30%) DV Cleared
9 9 (3.23%) BC Cleared
10 8 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (1.79%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (1.43%) MCSE
13 4 (1.43%) MCSM
13 4 (1.43%) MOS
14 3 (1.08%) A+ Certification
14 3 (1.08%) HNC
14 3 (1.08%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.94%) SLA
2 8 (2.87%) ISO 26262
3 6 (2.15%) DO-254
4 3 (1.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (1.08%) GAMP
5 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.72%) QA
6 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.36%) GMP
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.36%) MISRA
System Software
1 29 (10.39%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.23%) Docker
4 8 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (2.87%) vSphere
5 7 (2.51%) Firmware
6 6 (2.15%) XenApp
7 5 (1.79%) NFS
7 5 (1.79%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 4 (1.43%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.08%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.72%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.36%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (2.87%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (2.15%) Cisco UCCX
2 6 (2.15%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (1.79%) SCCM
4 4 (1.43%) Nagios
4 4 (1.43%) OpenView
5 3 (1.08%) Cacti
5 3 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.08%) Puppet
6 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.72%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.36%) Ansible
7 1 (0.36%) Grafana
7 1 (0.36%) SCOM
7 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 111 (39.78%) Cisco
2 60 (21.51%) Microsoft
3 35 (12.54%) Juniper
4 31 (11.11%) Oracle
5 25 (8.96%) CheckPoint
5 25 (8.96%) VMware
6 23 (8.24%) SolarWinds
7 16 (5.73%) Aruba
8 15 (5.38%) Citrix
9 13 (4.66%) HP
9 13 (4.66%) Palo Alto
10 10 (3.58%) F5
10 10 (3.58%) IBM
10 10 (3.58%) Infoblox
10 10 (3.58%) Meraki
11 9 (3.23%) Avaya
11 9 (3.23%) Riverbed
12 8 (2.87%) Mitel
12 8 (2.87%) Polycom
12 8 (2.87%) Red Hat