Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 461 633 609
Rank change year-on-year +172 -24 +27
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 374 274 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.30% 2.03% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 116 168
UK median daily rate £370 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £202 £227 £168
90th Percentile £515 £613 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £400 £360
% change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 26 33
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.63 £15.80
90th Percentile £52.88 £53.13 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +9.59%

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 11,319 13,468 13,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.25% 13.18% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,841 8,121 8,197
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £188
90th Percentile £600 £608 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 682 725
UK median hourly rate £28.42 £19.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.58% -1.30% -19.79%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.20 £11.10
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.21 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.55 £19.00 £19.38
% change year-on-year +23.92% -1.96% -22.48%

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019. 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 +183 353 £370 -7.50% 160
UK excluding London +114 252 £300 -25.00% 143
London +92 120 £400 - 30
South East +66 91 £300 -25.00% 42
South West +22 58 £195 -46.21% 24
East of England +42 49 £350 +91.78% 29
Midlands +65 26 £319 +27.50% 14
East Midlands - 15 £350 - 3
Scotland +24 12 £425 - 11
West Midlands +38 11 £225 -10.00% 11
North of England +27 10 £375 -4.76% 21
Yorkshire +39 9 £375 -11.76% 11
Wales +34 6 £345 - 2
North West +3 1 - - 9

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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.

1 141 (37.70%) TCP/IP
2 127 (33.96%) Cisco
3 116 (31.02%) MPLS
4 106 (28.34%) Linux
5 103 (27.54%) VPN
6 99 (26.47%) Windows
7 98 (26.20%) Cisco Certification
8 97 (25.94%) WAN
9 96 (25.67%) LAN
10 92 (24.60%) Telecoms
11 91 (24.33%) Firewall
12 80 (21.39%) Microsoft
13 78 (20.86%) Wireless
14 77 (20.59%) OSPF
15 71 (18.98%) BGP
16 70 (18.72%) Security Cleared
17 65 (17.38%) SC Cleared
17 65 (17.38%) Software Engineering
17 65 (17.38%) Degree
18 63 (16.84%) CCNP
19 58 (15.51%) C++
20 56 (14.97%) Data Centre
21 55 (14.71%) VoIP
21 55 (14.71%) Juniper
21 55 (14.71%) Internet
22 53 (14.17%) CCNA
23 48 (12.83%) Visual Studio
24 47 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
25 46 (12.30%) Web Services
26 45 (12.03%) 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 5 (1.34%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.27%) Apache
3 1 (0.27%) CMS
3 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.27%) IIS
3 1 (0.27%) JBoss
3 1 (0.27%) Kinematics
3 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (6.95%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 14 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.07%) Simulink
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.27%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.08%) Office 365
2 16 (4.28%) Azure
3 12 (3.21%) AWS
4 9 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.27%) G Suite
6 1 (0.27%) GitHub
6 1 (0.27%) npm
6 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.27%) PaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 141 (37.70%) TCP/IP
2 116 (31.02%) MPLS
3 103 (27.54%) VPN
4 97 (25.94%) WAN
5 96 (25.67%) LAN
6 91 (24.33%) Firewall
7 78 (20.86%) Wireless
8 77 (20.59%) OSPF
9 71 (18.98%) BGP
10 55 (14.71%) Internet
10 55 (14.71%) VoIP
11 45 (12.03%) EIGRP
12 43 (11.50%) Network Security
13 41 (10.96%) DNS
14 40 (10.70%) DHCP
15 38 (10.16%) VLAN
16 28 (7.49%) DWDM
16 28 (7.49%) IPsec
17 27 (7.22%) Spanning Tree
18 26 (6.95%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.80%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.27%) DB2
4 1 (0.27%) GIS
4 1 (0.27%) Informix
4 1 (0.27%) MySQL
4 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.27%) QGIS
4 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (12.83%) Visual Studio
2 39 (10.43%) Eclipse
3 35 (9.36%) NetBeans
4 33 (8.82%) Git (software)
5 9 (2.41%) JIRA
6 7 (1.87%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (1.60%) ClearCase
7 6 (1.60%) ClearQuest
7 6 (1.60%) Redmine
7 6 (1.60%) Subversion
8 4 (1.07%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.53%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.53%) Hudson
10 1 (0.27%) Bower
10 1 (0.27%) CANoe
10 1 (0.27%) GDB
10 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.27%) TestRail
General
1 92 (24.60%) Telecoms
2 37 (9.89%) Aerospace
3 35 (9.36%) Military
4 26 (6.95%) Finance
5 12 (3.21%) Public Sector
6 11 (2.94%) Electronics
7 10 (2.67%) Multimedia
8 8 (2.14%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.87%) French Language
10 6 (1.60%) Marketing
11 5 (1.34%) Automotive
11 5 (1.34%) German Language
12 4 (1.07%) Games
12 4 (1.07%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.80%) Law
13 3 (0.80%) Polish Language
13 3 (0.80%) Retail
14 2 (0.53%) Legal
15 1 (0.27%) Advertising
15 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 107 (28.61%) Network Engineer
2 30 (8.02%) Senior Network Engineer
3 27 (7.22%) Developer
4 25 (6.68%) Cisco Engineer
5 23 (6.15%) Software Engineer
6 17 (4.55%) Embedded Engineer
6 17 (4.55%) Support Engineer
7 16 (4.28%) Architect
7 16 (4.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 16 (4.28%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 15 (4.01%) Project Manager
9 14 (3.74%) Analyst
9 14 (3.74%) Software Developer
10 13 (3.48%) Administrator
10 13 (3.48%) Communications Engineer
10 13 (3.48%) Design Engineer
11 12 (3.21%) Field Engineer
11 12 (3.21%) Test Engineer
12 10 (2.67%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (2.67%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (12.30%) Web Services
2 38 (10.16%) Node.js
3 36 (9.63%) Qt
4 33 (8.82%) 802.1X
5 30 (8.02%) OpenGL
6 29 (7.75%) .NET
6 29 (7.75%) ActiveX
6 29 (7.75%) DirectX
6 29 (7.75%) MFC
7 8 (2.14%) Middleware
8 4 (1.07%) J2EE
8 4 (1.07%) REST
8 4 (1.07%) SOAP
9 3 (0.80%) Spring
9 3 (0.80%) XML
9 3 (0.80%) Yocto
10 2 (0.53%) HTML
10 2 (0.53%) OLE
10 2 (0.53%) Spring MVC
11 1 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.97%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.95%) Fibre Optics
3 20 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.21%) Driving Licence
5 11 (2.94%) PKI
5 11 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.14%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (2.14%) PMI
8 7 (1.87%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.60%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.34%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.07%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.07%) Clustering
11 4 (1.07%) e-Learning
11 4 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.80%) IPTV
12 3 (0.80%) Oracle Exalogic
12 3 (0.80%) STB
Operating Systems
1 106 (28.34%) Linux
2 99 (26.47%) Windows
3 17 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 16 (4.28%) Windows 7
5 14 (3.74%) Windows 10
6 12 (3.21%) Debian
7 11 (2.94%) Android
7 11 (2.94%) Embedded Linux
7 11 (2.94%) Unix
8 10 (2.67%) CentOS
9 9 (2.41%) Apple iOS
9 9 (2.41%) SUSE
10 8 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.80%) AIX
13 3 (0.80%) Solaris
14 2 (0.53%) Fedora
14 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.38%) Software Engineering
2 47 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (10.96%) Project Management
4 39 (10.43%) Mathematics
5 38 (10.16%) Scrum
6 37 (9.89%) Migration
7 34 (9.09%) Network Design
8 27 (7.22%) Network Management
8 27 (7.22%) Service Delivery
9 25 (6.68%) Change Management
10 22 (5.88%) PRINCE2
10 22 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (5.35%) Network Architecture
12 19 (5.08%) High Availability
13 18 (4.81%) ITIL
13 18 (4.81%) Kalman Filter
14 17 (4.55%) Risk Management
14 17 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (4.01%) Network Monitoring
16 14 (3.74%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 58 (15.51%) C++
2 45 (12.03%) C#
3 43 (11.50%) C
4 40 (10.70%) Java
5 36 (9.63%) JavaScript
6 29 (7.75%) GLSL
6 29 (7.75%) HLSL
7 18 (4.81%) Embedded C
8 15 (4.01%) Python
9 10 (2.67%) Embedded C++
10 9 (2.41%) MATLAB
11 8 (2.14%) SQL
12 5 (1.34%) Perl
13 4 (1.07%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.80%) Assembly Language
14 3 (0.80%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.80%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.53%) Ruby
16 1 (0.27%) Ada
16 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 98 (26.20%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (18.72%) Security Cleared
3 65 (17.38%) Degree
3 65 (17.38%) SC Cleared
4 63 (16.84%) CCNP
5 53 (14.17%) CCNA
6 21 (5.61%) JNCIP
7 20 (5.35%) CCIE
8 17 (4.55%) JNCIA
9 15 (4.01%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (3.48%) BC Cleared
10 13 (3.48%) CCDP
11 11 (2.94%) CCDA
12 10 (2.67%) CCIP
13 8 (2.14%) JNCIE
13 8 (2.14%) PMI Certification
14 6 (1.60%) JNCIS
14 6 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.80%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.61%) QA
2 15 (4.01%) SLA
3 5 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.80%) ISO 26262
4 3 (0.80%) MISRA
5 1 (0.27%) COBIT
5 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.27%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) NIST
5 1 (0.27%) PMO
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.48%) Firmware
3 11 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.60%) XenApp
6 4 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.80%) Docker
7 3 (0.80%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.80%) SRDF
7 3 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.80%) vSphere
8 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (4.01%) Nagios
2 11 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (1.60%) WSUS
4 5 (1.34%) SCCM
4 5 (1.34%) SCOM
5 4 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.07%) Iperf
6 3 (0.80%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.53%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.27%) OPNET
8 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 127 (33.96%) Cisco
2 80 (21.39%) Microsoft
3 55 (14.71%) Juniper
4 34 (9.09%) SolarWinds
5 32 (8.56%) Palo Alto
6 19 (5.08%) F5
7 17 (4.55%) Fortinet
7 17 (4.55%) VMware
8 15 (4.01%) CheckPoint
9 14 (3.74%) Red Hat
10 13 (3.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 11 (2.94%) Aruba
11 11 (2.94%) Citrix
11 11 (2.94%) Infoblox
11 11 (2.94%) Nokia
11 11 (2.94%) Riverbed
12 10 (2.67%) Apple
12 10 (2.67%) Dell
13 9 (2.41%) HP
13 9 (2.41%) Oracle