Period
to 25 January 2020

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 25 January 2020 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 433 690 653
Rank change year-on-year +257 -37 -80
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 330 207 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.34% 1.63% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 110 123
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £256 £181 £152
90th Percentile £538 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £369
% change year-on-year +3.70% -8.47% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 12 19
UK median hourly rate £37.75 £41.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.48% +26.92% -10.96%
10th Percentile £16.25 £18.75 £14.95
90th Percentile £51.79 £52.13 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -13.75% +21.21% -5.71%

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 9,871 12,688 13,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.78% 12.75% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,926 7,656 8,285
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £183 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 590 687
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.32% - -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £46.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.30 £17.41 £19.00
% change year-on-year +16.61% -8.37% -15.56%

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Ethernet in the UK

Ethernet
Top 14 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 25 January 2020. 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 +239 311 £400 +6.67% 134
UK excluding London +169 208 £350 +3.70% 128
London +162 121 £400 - 14
South East +93 68 £300 -20.00% 40
East of England +67 60 £400 +100.00% 30
South West +48 39 £248 - 13
Midlands +57 18 £350 +15.70% 18
Scotland +29 11 £400 +189.86% 6
West Midlands +50 10 £175 -29.29% 11
East Midlands +24 8 £350 -17.40% 7
North of England +34 7 £438 +25.00% 19
Wales +35 5 £375 -11.76% 2
North West +16 4 £400 +14.29% 8
Yorkshire +47 3 £445 +14.10% 9

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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.

1 140 (42.42%) TCP/IP
2 133 (40.30%) Cisco
3 116 (35.15%) LAN
4 103 (31.21%) Linux
5 98 (29.70%) VPN
6 95 (28.79%) WAN
7 93 (28.18%) Cisco Certification
8 88 (26.67%) MPLS
9 84 (25.45%) Wireless
10 81 (24.55%) Firewall
11 79 (23.94%) OSPF
12 74 (22.42%) CCNP
12 74 (22.42%) Windows
13 73 (22.12%) Telecoms
14 69 (20.91%) Microsoft
15 68 (20.61%) BGP
16 62 (18.79%) Juniper
17 61 (18.48%) Security Cleared
18 60 (18.18%) SC Cleared
18 60 (18.18%) Data Centre
19 57 (17.27%) CCNA
20 56 (16.97%) Internet
21 55 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
22 54 (16.36%) EIGRP
23 53 (16.06%) Change Management
24 52 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
24 52 (15.76%) WLAN
25 51 (15.45%) 802.1X
26 48 (14.55%) Software Engineering
26 48 (14.55%) Wireshark

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 (2.12%) Confluence
2 4 (1.21%) Kinematics
3 3 (0.91%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.64%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.82%) Simulink
5 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.30%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.30%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.94%) Office 365
2 11 (3.33%) AWS
3 10 (3.03%) Azure
4 9 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.91%) GitHub
6 2 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 140 (42.42%) TCP/IP
2 116 (35.15%) LAN
3 98 (29.70%) VPN
4 95 (28.79%) WAN
5 88 (26.67%) MPLS
6 84 (25.45%) Wireless
7 81 (24.55%) Firewall
8 79 (23.94%) OSPF
9 68 (20.61%) BGP
10 56 (16.97%) Internet
11 55 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
12 54 (16.36%) EIGRP
13 52 (15.76%) WLAN
14 48 (14.55%) Wireshark
15 43 (13.03%) Broadband
16 38 (11.52%) IPv6
17 37 (11.21%) DWDM
18 36 (10.91%) VoIP
19 35 (10.61%) IPv4
20 34 (10.30%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.30%) Big Data
2 1 (0.30%) DB2
2 1 (0.30%) GIS
2 1 (0.30%) Informix
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.30%) QGIS
2 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (11.82%) Visual Studio
2 37 (11.21%) Eclipse
3 36 (10.91%) Git (software)
4 32 (9.70%) NetBeans
5 21 (6.36%) Jenkins
6 16 (4.85%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (2.42%) JIRA
7 8 (2.42%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (2.12%) Selenium
9 6 (1.82%) Ant
9 6 (1.82%) Hudson
9 6 (1.82%) Maven
10 4 (1.21%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.61%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.61%) GDB
11 2 (0.61%) Subversion
12 1 (0.30%) CANoe
General
1 73 (22.12%) Telecoms
2 35 (10.61%) Military
3 33 (10.00%) Aerospace
4 31 (9.39%) Finance
5 16 (4.85%) Banking
6 15 (4.55%) Investment Banking
7 14 (4.24%) Front Office
8 10 (3.03%) Public Sector
9 8 (2.42%) Multimedia
10 7 (2.12%) Electronics
11 5 (1.52%) Automotive
11 5 (1.52%) German Language
12 4 (1.21%) French Language
12 4 (1.21%) Games
12 4 (1.21%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.91%) Advertising
13 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.61%) Law
14 2 (0.61%) Legal
14 2 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 88 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 36 (10.91%) Developer
3 31 (9.39%) Cisco Engineer
4 26 (7.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 19 (5.76%) Administrator
5 19 (5.76%) Network Administrator
6 17 (5.15%) Senior Network Engineer
7 16 (4.85%) IP Network Engineer
8 14 (4.24%) Juniper Engineer
8 14 (4.24%) Technical Leader
9 13 (3.94%) Architect
9 13 (3.94%) Design Engineer
10 12 (3.64%) Software Engineer
11 11 (3.33%) Communications Engineer
11 11 (3.33%) Field Engineer
12 10 (3.03%) C Developer
12 10 (3.03%) Data Centre Engineer
12 10 (3.03%) Data Network Engineer
12 10 (3.03%) Designer
12 10 (3.03%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.45%) 802.1X
2 41 (12.42%) Web Services
3 32 (9.70%) Node.js
3 32 (9.70%) Qt
4 31 (9.39%) OpenGL
5 28 (8.48%) .NET
5 28 (8.48%) ActiveX
5 28 (8.48%) DirectX
5 28 (8.48%) MFC
6 6 (1.82%) Java SE
7 3 (0.91%) Middleware
7 3 (0.91%) Yocto
8 2 (0.61%) HTML
8 2 (0.61%) OLE
8 2 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.61%) SOAP
9 1 (0.30%) Flash
9 1 (0.30%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 30 (9.09%) Fibre Optics
3 16 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.55%) Video\Live Streaming
5 12 (3.64%) Device Driver
6 11 (3.33%) IPTV
7 9 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.42%) PKI
9 6 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.52%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.52%) PMI
11 4 (1.21%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.21%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.91%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.61%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 103 (31.21%) Linux
2 74 (22.42%) Windows
3 14 (4.24%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (2.73%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.12%) Android
7 7 (2.12%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.82%) SUSE
8 6 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.52%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.91%) CentOS
10 3 (0.91%) Debian
10 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.61%) Unix
11 2 (0.61%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.30%) Fedora
12 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (16.06%) Change Management
2 52 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (14.55%) Software Engineering
4 43 (13.03%) Project Management
5 40 (12.12%) Migration
6 39 (11.82%) Scrum
6 39 (11.82%) Service Delivery
7 38 (11.52%) Mathematics
8 32 (9.70%) Network Management
9 27 (8.18%) ITIL
10 24 (7.27%) Technical Leadership
11 21 (6.36%) Test Automation
12 20 (6.06%) Software Architecture
13 19 (5.76%) Network Architecture
14 18 (5.45%) Network Design
15 17 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (4.85%) Network Monitoring
17 14 (4.24%) Customer Requirements
17 14 (4.24%) Decision-Making
17 14 (4.24%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 41 (12.42%) Java
2 40 (12.12%) C#
2 40 (12.12%) C++
3 36 (10.91%) C
4 32 (9.70%) JavaScript
5 28 (8.48%) GLSL
5 28 (8.48%) HLSL
6 20 (6.06%) Python
7 17 (5.15%) Perl
8 9 (2.73%) MATLAB
9 7 (2.12%) SQL
10 6 (1.82%) Embedded C
10 6 (1.82%) Java 8
11 4 (1.21%) Ada
11 4 (1.21%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.61%) VBA
13 1 (0.30%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.30%) Ruby
13 1 (0.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 93 (28.18%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (22.42%) CCNP
3 61 (18.48%) Security Cleared
4 60 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 57 (17.27%) CCNA
6 45 (13.64%) Degree
7 26 (7.88%) JNCIP
8 23 (6.97%) BPSS Clearance
9 19 (5.76%) BC Cleared
10 14 (4.24%) CCDP
11 12 (3.64%) CCDA
11 12 (3.64%) CCIE
12 11 (3.33%) CCIP
12 11 (3.33%) JNCIS
13 10 (3.03%) JNCIA
14 5 (1.52%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.61%) APMP
15 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.61%) PMP
15 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.76%) QA
2 11 (3.33%) SLA
3 3 (0.91%) ISO 26262
3 3 (0.91%) PMO
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.94%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.52%) Firmware
6 4 (1.21%) vSphere
6 4 (1.21%) XenApp
7 3 (0.91%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.61%) Docker
8 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 39 (11.82%) Nagios
2 19 (5.76%) Cisco Prime
3 16 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (4.85%) Puppet
4 15 (4.55%) Cacti
4 15 (4.55%) NetMRI
4 15 (4.55%) Statseeker
4 15 (4.55%) ZABBIX
5 8 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (1.82%) HP ALM
6 6 (1.82%) WSUS
7 4 (1.21%) SCOM
8 3 (0.91%) Amdocs OSS
9 2 (0.61%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.61%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.61%) SCCM
10 1 (0.30%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.30%) Iperf
10 1 (0.30%) OpenView
10 1 (0.30%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 133 (40.30%) Cisco
2 69 (20.91%) Microsoft
3 62 (18.79%) Juniper
4 39 (11.82%) SolarWinds
5 23 (6.97%) Palo Alto
6 17 (5.15%) NetScout
6 17 (5.15%) Solarflare
7 14 (4.24%) F5
7 14 (4.24%) Fortinet
7 14 (4.24%) VMware
8 12 (3.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 11 (3.33%) Citrix
10 10 (3.03%) BMC
10 10 (3.03%) CheckPoint
10 10 (3.03%) HP
10 10 (3.03%) Infoblox
11 9 (2.73%) Aruba
12 8 (2.42%) Openreach
13 7 (2.12%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.82%) Dell