Period
to 18 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 617 590 637
Rank change year-on-year -27 +47 -138
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 282 259 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.06% 2.00% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 148 149
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £202 £175 £181
90th Percentile £525 £529 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +4.96% +0.71% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 30
UK median hourly rate £37.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.94% +6.25% +11.89%
10th Percentile £12.75 £16.30 £16.70
90th Percentile £52.63 £50.00 £46.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £41.31 £40.00
% change year-on-year -10.44% +3.28% +86.05%

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 13,721 12,951 16,942
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.26% 13.63% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,440 7,797 10,264
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £223
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 766 764 789
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.56 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.24% -21.75% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

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 July 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 July 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 18 July 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 -22 253 £390 +4.00% 157
UK excluding London +28 199 £370 +4.96% 129
London -57 78 £418 +7.74% 31
South East -21 64 £350 -6.67% 36
South West +20 33 £325 -7.80% 15
East of England +20 30 £358 -10.63% 27
Midlands +9 26 £255 -18.40% 19
West Midlands -5 25 £255 -18.40% 10
North of England -16 23 £389 +48.10% 29
Scotland -34 17 £388 +93.75% 2
North West -23 14 £343 +14.17% 15
Isle of Man - 8 £425 -
Yorkshire -26 5 £425 +21.43% 12
North East +5 4 £725 +222.22% 2
East Midlands +11 2 £250 -20.00% 9

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 103 (36.52%) Cisco
2 96 (34.04%) Firewall
3 92 (32.62%) WAN
4 84 (29.79%) MPLS
5 80 (28.37%) LAN
6 79 (28.01%) TCP/IP
7 75 (26.60%) VPN
8 64 (22.70%) Cisco Certification
9 61 (21.63%) Microsoft
10 58 (20.57%) BGP
10 58 (20.57%) Security Cleared
11 55 (19.50%) Telecoms
11 55 (19.50%) Windows
12 51 (18.09%) CCNP
13 50 (17.73%) Wireless
14 47 (16.67%) VoIP
15 44 (15.60%) CCNA
15 44 (15.60%) SC Cleared
16 42 (14.89%) VLAN
17 41 (14.54%) DNS
17 41 (14.54%) Linux
18 40 (14.18%) Data Centre
19 39 (13.83%) Migration
20 38 (13.48%) DHCP
21 36 (12.77%) IPsec
21 36 (12.77%) OSPF
22 34 (12.06%) Juniper
23 33 (11.70%) VMware
24 31 (10.99%) Internet
24 31 (10.99%) C

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 9 (3.19%) IIS
1 9 (3.19%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (2.48%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.77%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.71%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.35%) CMS
6 1 (0.35%) Moodle
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 19 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.42%) OrCAD
4 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.71%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.35%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.35%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.84%) Office 365
4 4 (1.42%) IaaS
4 4 (1.42%) PaaS
4 4 (1.42%) SaaS
5 3 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.71%) GitHub
7 1 (0.35%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 96 (34.04%) Firewall
2 92 (32.62%) WAN
3 84 (29.79%) MPLS
4 80 (28.37%) LAN
5 79 (28.01%) TCP/IP
6 75 (26.60%) VPN
7 58 (20.57%) BGP
8 50 (17.73%) Wireless
9 47 (16.67%) VoIP
10 42 (14.89%) VLAN
11 41 (14.54%) DNS
12 38 (13.48%) DHCP
13 36 (12.77%) IPsec
13 36 (12.77%) OSPF
14 31 (10.99%) Internet
15 27 (9.57%) ADSL
16 25 (8.87%) VPLS
17 24 (8.51%) Network Security
18 21 (7.45%) EIGRP
18 21 (7.45%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.35%) Big Data
4 1 (0.35%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.35%) DTS
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (5.67%) Visual Studio
2 15 (5.32%) Eclipse
2 15 (5.32%) NetBeans
2 15 (5.32%) Rational DOORS
3 13 (4.61%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.42%) CANoe
6 3 (1.06%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.71%) GitLab
7 2 (0.71%) JIRA
8 1 (0.35%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.35%) MSI
8 1 (0.35%) Subversion
8 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 55 (19.50%) Telecoms
2 30 (10.64%) Finance
3 18 (6.38%) Aerospace
4 16 (5.67%) Manufacturing
4 16 (5.67%) Military
5 12 (4.26%) Automotive
5 12 (4.26%) Electronics
6 7 (2.48%) Billing
7 4 (1.42%) Law
7 4 (1.42%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.06%) Retail
9 2 (0.71%) Back Office
9 2 (0.71%) Banking
9 2 (0.71%) Legal
10 1 (0.35%) Advertising
10 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (23.40%) Network Engineer
2 26 (9.22%) Architect
3 20 (7.09%) Analyst
3 20 (7.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 16 (5.67%) Design Engineer
4 16 (5.67%) Embedded Engineer
5 15 (5.32%) Software Engineer
5 15 (5.32%) Support Engineer
6 13 (4.61%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 11 (3.90%) Network Architect
8 10 (3.55%) Project Engineer
8 10 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (3.19%) Business Analyst
9 9 (3.19%) Developer
9 9 (3.19%) Electronics Design Engineer
9 9 (3.19%) Electronics Engineer
10 8 (2.84%) Consultant
10 8 (2.84%) Mitel Voice Engineer
10 8 (2.84%) Network Support
10 8 (2.84%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.51%) Node.js
2 23 (8.16%) 802.1X
2 23 (8.16%) Web Services
3 20 (7.09%) Qt
4 15 (5.32%) .NET
5 14 (4.96%) Spring
6 10 (3.55%) ActiveX
6 10 (3.55%) DirectX
6 10 (3.55%) MFC
6 10 (3.55%) OpenGL
7 8 (2.84%) J2EE
7 8 (2.84%) REST
8 7 (2.48%) Spring Boot
9 6 (2.13%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.13%) Flash
10 5 (1.77%) Middleware
10 5 (1.77%) XML
11 4 (1.42%) JSON
12 2 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
12 2 (0.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.18%) Data Centre
2 29 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.26%) PKI
5 10 (3.55%) SCADA
6 9 (3.19%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (2.84%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (2.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 6 (2.13%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.77%) Infotainment
10 5 (1.77%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.42%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.42%) iPhone
12 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.71%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.71%) Mobile Computing
13 2 (0.71%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 55 (19.50%) Windows
2 41 (14.54%) Linux
3 29 (10.28%) Windows Server
4 16 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (4.96%) Windows 7
6 13 (4.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.84%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.77%) Android
8 5 (1.77%) CentOS
8 5 (1.77%) Check Point GAiA
8 5 (1.77%) Unix
9 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.42%) FreeRTOS
9 4 (1.42%) SafeRTOS
10 3 (1.06%) AIX
10 3 (1.06%) Solaris
10 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.35%) CatOS
12 1 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (13.83%) Migration
2 31 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (10.64%) Software Engineering
4 29 (10.28%) Network Management
5 28 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (8.87%) Validation
7 22 (7.80%) Project Management
8 20 (7.09%) ITIL
9 18 (6.38%) Network Design
10 15 (5.32%) Problem Management
11 14 (4.96%) Capacity Planning
11 14 (4.96%) Configuration Management
11 14 (4.96%) Network Monitoring
11 14 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (4.96%) Use Case
12 13 (4.61%) Change Control
12 13 (4.61%) DevOps
12 13 (4.61%) Service Delivery
12 13 (4.61%) Time Management
13 12 (4.26%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.99%) C
2 30 (10.64%) C++
2 30 (10.64%) Java
3 26 (9.22%) JavaScript
4 20 (7.09%) C#
5 14 (4.96%) SQL
6 11 (3.90%) Embedded C
7 10 (3.55%) GLSL
7 10 (3.55%) HLSL
8 9 (3.19%) Python
9 5 (1.77%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.42%) Embedded C++
11 2 (0.71%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.71%) Perl
11 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.35%) Lisp
12 1 (0.35%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.35%) VC++
Qualifications
1 64 (22.70%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (20.57%) Security Cleared
3 51 (18.09%) CCNP
4 44 (15.60%) CCNA
4 44 (15.60%) SC Cleared
5 25 (8.87%) Degree
6 17 (6.03%) DV Cleared
7 16 (5.67%) CCIE
8 12 (4.26%) CCNP Voice
9 6 (2.13%) BC Cleared
10 5 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.77%) CCENT
10 5 (1.77%) CCSA
10 5 (1.77%) JNCIA
10 5 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.42%) CCDP
12 3 (1.06%) CCIP
12 3 (1.06%) HNC
12 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.06%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.90%) SLA
2 5 (1.77%) DO-254
2 5 (1.77%) QA
3 4 (1.42%) ISO 26262
4 3 (1.06%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (1.06%) GAMP
4 3 (1.06%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.71%) ISO 15765
5 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.35%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.35%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.35%) GDPR
6 1 (0.35%) GMP
6 1 (0.35%) MISRA
System Software
1 26 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (8.51%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (4.26%) XenApp
4 8 (2.84%) Docker
4 8 (2.84%) vSphere
5 6 (2.13%) Firmware
6 5 (1.77%) NFS
6 5 (1.77%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 5 (1.77%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.77%) VirtualBox
7 3 (1.06%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (4.61%) SCCM
2 11 (3.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (2.13%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.77%) Cacti
5 4 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.42%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.71%) OpenView
6 2 (0.71%) Puppet
6 2 (0.71%) SCOM
6 2 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.35%) Ansible
7 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 103 (36.52%) Cisco
2 61 (21.63%) Microsoft
3 34 (12.06%) Juniper
4 33 (11.70%) VMware
5 24 (8.51%) Oracle
6 19 (6.74%) CheckPoint
6 19 (6.74%) Citrix
6 19 (6.74%) SolarWinds
7 17 (6.03%) HP
8 13 (4.61%) Aruba
9 11 (3.90%) Avaya
9 11 (3.90%) Symantec
10 10 (3.55%) F5
11 9 (3.19%) Mitel
12 8 (2.84%) Palo Alto
13 7 (2.48%) EMC
13 7 (2.48%) Meraki
13 7 (2.48%) SAP
13 7 (2.48%) TIBCO
14 6 (2.13%) IBM