Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 633 579 565
Rank change year-on-year -54 -14 -77
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 244 301 332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.80% 2.03% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 153 187
UK median daily rate £360 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £152 £153 £207
90th Percentile £525 £515 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +6.62% - +20.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 47 29
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £36.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.33% -8.75% +33.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £18.50 £15.75
90th Percentile £43.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -7.14% -9.68% +29.17%

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 13,583 14,845 15,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.54% 15.28% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,371 8,999 8,780
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 759 927
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.05 £49.46 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +4.65% -4.44%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -57 216 £360 +2.86% 123
UK excluding London -47 134 £363 +6.62% 104
London -40 98 £318 -9.29% 29
South East -52 61 £360 +5.88% 23
North of England +26 20 £415 +2.15% 20
East of England -12 17 £375 +21.95% 17
North West +6 15 £450 -20.00% 15
Scotland 0 14 £350 +55.56% 10
South West +12 12 £475 +90.00% 11
Midlands +4 12 £300 -11.11% 23
East Midlands +8 6 £350 -12.50% 6
West Midlands +3 6 £240 -12.73% 16
Yorkshire +16 5 £260 +15.56% 3
Wales +3 2 £225 -39.19%
Isle of Man -1 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 115 (47.13%) Cisco
2 73 (29.92%) WAN
3 71 (29.10%) LAN
3 71 (29.10%) TCP/IP
4 69 (28.28%) MPLS
5 64 (26.23%) VPN
6 59 (24.18%) Firewall
7 58 (23.77%) BGP
8 57 (23.36%) Wireless
9 56 (22.95%) Cisco Certification
9 56 (22.95%) Juniper
10 53 (21.72%) Windows
11 49 (20.08%) Telecoms
12 44 (18.03%) Data Centre
13 43 (17.62%) Finance
14 38 (15.57%) Microsoft Office
14 38 (15.57%) Active Directory
15 37 (15.16%) OSPF
16 36 (14.75%) VoIP
17 33 (13.52%) Wi-Fi
18 32 (13.11%) DNS
18 32 (13.11%) Citrix
18 32 (13.11%) Windows 7
19 30 (12.30%) Microsoft
19 30 (12.30%) Linux
20 29 (11.89%) CCNA
21 28 (11.48%) Internet
22 27 (11.07%) DHCP
22 27 (11.07%) Change Management
23 26 (10.66%) IPsec

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 (4.10%) IBM Notes
2 4 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.23%) IIS
3 3 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.82%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.82%) SAS
5 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.41%) CMS
5 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 38 (15.57%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (7.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (4.92%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.87%) Simulink
5 4 (1.64%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.82%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.10%) Office 365
2 8 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.64%) IaaS
3 4 (1.64%) PaaS
4 3 (1.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (0.82%) npm
5 2 (0.82%) SaaS
5 2 (0.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 73 (29.92%) WAN
2 71 (29.10%) LAN
2 71 (29.10%) TCP/IP
3 69 (28.28%) MPLS
4 64 (26.23%) VPN
5 59 (24.18%) Firewall
6 58 (23.77%) BGP
7 57 (23.36%) Wireless
8 37 (15.16%) OSPF
9 36 (14.75%) VoIP
10 33 (13.52%) Wi-Fi
11 32 (13.11%) DNS
12 28 (11.48%) Internet
13 27 (11.07%) DHCP
14 26 (10.66%) Cisco Nexus
14 26 (10.66%) IPsec
15 23 (9.43%) VLAN
16 22 (9.02%) Network Security
17 20 (8.20%) EIGRP
18 19 (7.79%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.46%) GIS
3 4 (1.64%) DB2
3 4 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.82%) InfluxDB
4 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.82%) MySQL
4 2 (0.82%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.41%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.41%) OLAP
5 1 (0.41%) OLTP
5 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (2.05%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.64%) CANoe
3 2 (0.82%) Babel
3 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.82%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.82%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.82%) VectorCAST
3 2 (0.82%) webpack
4 1 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 49 (20.08%) Telecoms
2 43 (17.62%) Finance
3 15 (6.15%) Banking
4 9 (3.69%) Automotive
5 8 (3.28%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.87%) Electronics
7 6 (2.46%) Legal
7 6 (2.46%) Marketing
7 6 (2.46%) Retail
8 5 (2.05%) Back Office
9 4 (1.64%) Billing
10 3 (1.23%) Advertising
10 3 (1.23%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.82%) German Language
11 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 60 (24.59%) Network Engineer
2 47 (19.26%) Architect
3 26 (10.66%) Network Architect
4 15 (6.15%) Design Engineer
5 14 (5.74%) Desktop Support
6 13 (5.33%) Analyst
6 13 (5.33%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (4.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (4.51%) IP Architect
9 10 (4.10%) Core Network Architect
9 10 (4.10%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.69%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.69%) Strategy Architect
10 9 (3.69%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (3.28%) Desktop Engineer
11 8 (3.28%) Embedded Engineer
11 8 (3.28%) Software Engineer
12 7 (2.87%) Consultant
12 7 (2.87%) Developer
12 7 (2.87%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.92%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.64%) CSS
2 4 (1.64%) Middleware
2 4 (1.64%) Web Services
3 3 (1.23%) .NET
3 3 (1.23%) Core Data
3 3 (1.23%) HTML
3 3 (1.23%) LAMP
3 3 (1.23%) Node.js
4 2 (0.82%) CSS3
4 2 (0.82%) Ext JS
4 2 (0.82%) HTML5
4 2 (0.82%) LESS
4 2 (0.82%) Polymer
4 2 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.82%) React
4 2 (0.82%) RESTful
4 2 (0.82%) Sass
4 2 (0.82%) Semantic UI
4 2 (0.82%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.03%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.56%) Blackberry
2 16 (6.56%) Client/Server
3 13 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.69%) SCADA
7 7 (2.87%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (2.87%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.05%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 4 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.64%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.64%) iPhone
9 4 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.64%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.23%) FMCG
10 3 (1.23%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.82%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (21.72%) Windows
2 32 (13.11%) Windows 7
3 30 (12.30%) Linux
4 22 (9.02%) Apple iOS
5 19 (7.79%) Windows Server
6 14 (5.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.28%) Windows 10
9 6 (2.46%) Unix
10 5 (2.05%) AIX
10 5 (2.05%) CentOS
11 3 (1.23%) Android
11 3 (1.23%) Debian
11 3 (1.23%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.41%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.41%) Solaris
13 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (11.07%) Change Management
2 24 (9.84%) Migration
3 22 (9.02%) Time Management
4 20 (8.20%) Load Balancing
4 20 (8.20%) Validation
5 18 (7.38%) Project Management
6 12 (4.92%) Configuration Management
6 12 (4.92%) Information Security
6 12 (4.92%) ITIL
6 12 (4.92%) PRINCE2
7 11 (4.51%) Network Design
7 11 (4.51%) Network Management
8 9 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (3.69%) E-Commerce
8 9 (3.69%) High Availability
8 9 (3.69%) Security Architecture
9 8 (3.28%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (3.28%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (3.28%) Mentoring
9 8 (3.28%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.79%) Java
1 19 (7.79%) Python
2 15 (6.15%) C
3 14 (5.74%) Perl
4 9 (3.69%) C++
4 9 (3.69%) MATLAB
5 8 (3.28%) C#
6 7 (2.87%) Embedded C
7 6 (2.46%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.05%) SQL
9 4 (1.64%) C-shell
9 4 (1.64%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.64%) Korn
10 3 (1.23%) Ruby
11 2 (0.82%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.82%) ES6
11 2 (0.82%) PHP
11 2 (0.82%) R
12 1 (0.41%) Tcl
12 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 56 (22.95%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (11.89%) CCNA
3 23 (9.43%) CCNP
4 22 (9.02%) CCIE
5 20 (8.20%) Degree
6 18 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (6.56%) MCSE
8 15 (6.15%) MCSA
8 15 (6.15%) MCSM
9 14 (5.74%) ACDT
9 14 (5.74%) ACHDS
9 14 (5.74%) ACTC
9 14 (5.74%) JNCIE
9 14 (5.74%) MCDST
9 14 (5.74%) MCP
9 14 (5.74%) Network+ Certification
9 14 (5.74%) Security Cleared
10 9 (3.69%) A+ Certification
10 9 (3.69%) JNCIP
11 6 (2.46%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.10%) SLA
2 6 (2.46%) ISO 26262
2 6 (2.46%) MISRA
2 6 (2.46%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (1.64%) GAMP
4 3 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.41%) DO-254
6 1 (0.41%) SAS 70
System Software
1 38 (15.57%) Active Directory
2 21 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.74%) Virtual Servers
4 8 (3.28%) Firmware
4 8 (3.28%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.05%) NFS
6 4 (1.64%) Docker
6 4 (1.64%) ISA Server
6 4 (1.64%) Openswan
6 4 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.64%) XenServer
7 3 (1.23%) GPFS
7 3 (1.23%) LXC
7 3 (1.23%) pfSense
8 2 (0.82%) iptables
9 1 (0.41%) Squid
9 1 (0.41%) UAG
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.41%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (3.28%) Cacti
1 8 (3.28%) Nagios
2 7 (2.87%) Puppet
2 7 (2.87%) SCCM
3 5 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.64%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (1.64%) Stealthwatch
5 3 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.23%) SCOM
5 3 (1.23%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.82%) Ansible
6 2 (0.82%) Grafana
6 2 (0.82%) Icinga
6 2 (0.82%) OpenNMS
6 2 (0.82%) OpenView
6 2 (0.82%) RANCID
6 2 (0.82%) Salt
6 2 (0.82%) SELinux
7 1 (0.41%) FTK
Vendors
1 115 (47.13%) Cisco
2 56 (22.95%) Juniper
3 32 (13.11%) Citrix
4 30 (12.30%) Microsoft
5 24 (9.84%) CheckPoint
6 23 (9.43%) F5
7 21 (8.61%) VMware
8 18 (7.38%) Oracle
9 16 (6.56%) Apple
9 16 (6.56%) Palo Alto
10 13 (5.33%) Extreme Networks
11 12 (4.92%) HP
12 10 (4.10%) Aruba
12 10 (4.10%) BT
12 10 (4.10%) Lotus
12 10 (4.10%) SolarWinds
13 8 (3.28%) Google
14 7 (2.87%) 3Com
14 7 (2.87%) Nokia
14 7 (2.87%) Remedy