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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ethernet
UK
Rank 476 507 372
Rank change year-on-year +31 -135  
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 120 135 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.25% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.81% 1.73% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 64 79
Median daily rate £393 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £472 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £340 £335
% change year-on-year +11.02% +1.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 18
Median hourly rate £41.31 £42.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.63% +23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.98 £28.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.11 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £20.35
% change year-on-year +1.19% +106.38%  

Ethernet is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6618 7818 7780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.75% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4078 4664 4242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 334 431
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

Ethernet
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Ethernet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ethernet in the UK

Ethernet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Ethernet in the UK

Ethernet
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 110 £400 +14.28% 60
London +44 49 £438 +9.23% 17
South East +8 34 £400 +15.94% 11
East of England +3 10 £413 +32.00% 4
Berkshire +12 8 £400 +14.28% 3
Buckinghamshire +2 8 - -
Milton Keynes +2 7 - -
South West +2 6 £250 - 6
South Wales +16 5 £383 -17.13% 1
Surrey +12 5 £380 +1.33%
Wales +11 5 £383 -17.13% 1
Hampshire -2 5 £471 +34.50% 2
Yorkshire +8 4 £320 +39.13% 8
West Midlands +5 4 £325 +18.18% 3
Bracknell +3 4 £400 +17.64% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £450 - 1
Cambridgeshire +7 3 - - 4
Hertfordshire +4 3 - -
Essex - 3 £413 -
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 2
Woking - 3 £380 -
Cambridge - 3 - - 4
Tewkesbury - 3 - -
Portsmouth - 3 - - 1
Bromley +13 2 - -
West Yorkshire +11 2 £320 +16.36% 2
Kent +8 2 £150 -57.14% 1
Hook +7 2 £471 +1.23% 1
City of London +5 2 £479 +25.50% 4
Slough +2 2 £375 +2.73%

Ethernet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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.

1 140 (49.65%) Cisco
2 110 (39.01%) TCP/IP
3 108 (38.30%) Firewall
4 101 (35.82%) WAN
5 92 (32.62%) Cisco Certification
6 88 (31.21%) LAN
7 71 (25.18%) MPLS
8 70 (24.82%) Juniper
9 69 (24.47%) DNS
10 65 (23.05%) CCNA
11 63 (22.34%) VPN
12 61 (21.63%) CCNP
12 61 (21.63%) OSPF
13 59 (20.92%) Linux
14 56 (19.86%) Internet
15 54 (19.15%) BGP
16 53 (18.79%) Data Centre
17 51 (18.09%) Wireless
17 51 (18.09%) DHCP
18 50 (17.73%) Windows
19 49 (17.38%) Telecoms
20 47 (16.67%) VoIP
20 47 (16.67%) Microsoft
21 44 (15.60%) Finance
22 43 (15.25%) Cisco Nexus
23 40 (14.18%) Security Cleared
24 38 (13.48%) Network Security
25 36 (12.77%) IPsec
26 34 (12.06%) VMware
27 33 (11.70%) VLAN

Ethernet
Top Related 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 11 (3.90%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.42%) CMS
3 4 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.06%) IIS
5 2 (0.71%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.35%) Confluence
6 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (8.16%) MS Office
2 19 (6.74%) MS Excel
3 12 (4.26%) MS Visio
4 9 (3.19%) OrCAD
5 4 (1.42%) AutoCAD
6 3 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.35%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.19%) Office 365
4 7 (2.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (1.42%) SaaS
6 2 (0.71%) IaaS
7 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (39.01%) TCP/IP
2 108 (38.30%) Firewall
3 101 (35.82%) WAN
4 88 (31.21%) LAN
5 71 (25.18%) MPLS
6 69 (24.47%) DNS
7 63 (22.34%) VPN
8 61 (21.63%) OSPF
9 56 (19.86%) Internet
10 54 (19.15%) BGP
11 51 (18.09%) DHCP
11 51 (18.09%) Wireless
12 47 (16.67%) VoIP
13 43 (15.25%) Cisco Nexus
14 38 (13.48%) Network Security
15 36 (12.77%) IPsec
16 33 (11.70%) VLAN
17 32 (11.35%) SNMP
18 31 (10.99%) Wi-Fi
19 27 (9.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.06%) MySQL
2 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.35%) DB2
4 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (3.19%) Git (software)
1 9 (3.19%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (2.13%) Eclipse
2 6 (2.13%) JIRA
3 5 (1.77%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.42%) NetBeans
4 4 (1.42%) Protractor
4 4 (1.42%) Selenium
4 4 (1.42%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.42%) Subversion
4 4 (1.42%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.71%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.35%) JMeter
7 1 (0.35%) JUnit
7 1 (0.35%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 49 (17.38%) Telecoms
2 44 (15.60%) Finance
3 18 (6.38%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.55%) Banking
5 9 (3.19%) Electronics
5 9 (3.19%) Legal
5 9 (3.19%) Retail
6 8 (2.84%) Billing
7 7 (2.48%) Advertising
8 6 (2.13%) Multimedia
9 5 (1.77%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.77%) Military
10 4 (1.42%) Automotive
11 3 (1.06%) Back Office
11 3 (1.06%) German Language
12 2 (0.71%) Law
13 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.35%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.35%) Publishing
13 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 68 (24.11%) Network Engineer
2 24 (8.51%) Administrator
3 23 (8.16%) Analyst
4 22 (7.80%) Support Engineer
5 19 (6.74%) Juniper Engineer
6 15 (5.32%) Cisco Engineer
7 14 (4.96%) Architect
7 14 (4.96%) Network Analyst
8 13 (4.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 13 (4.61%) Systems Administrator
9 12 (4.26%) Senior Network Engineer
10 11 (3.90%) Design Engineer
10 11 (3.90%) Electronics Engineer
10 11 (3.90%) Linux Administrator
10 11 (3.90%) Network Operations Analyst
10 11 (3.90%) Operations Analyst
10 11 (3.90%) Software Engineer
11 10 (3.55%) Information Security Administrator
11 10 (3.55%) Network Security Administrator
11 10 (3.55%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.03%) 802.1X
2 16 (5.67%) Web Services
3 12 (4.26%) Middleware
4 4 (1.42%) Leaflet
4 4 (1.42%) Qt
5 3 (1.06%) SOAP
6 2 (0.71%) .NET
6 2 (0.71%) WPF
7 1 (0.35%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.35%) CSS
7 1 (0.35%) JSON
7 1 (0.35%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (0.35%) Node.js
7 1 (0.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 53 (18.79%) Data Centre
2 30 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (10.64%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.61%) Client/Server
3 13 (4.61%) IVR
4 11 (3.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (3.90%) Driving Licence
4 11 (3.90%) STB
4 11 (3.90%) Video on Demand
5 10 (3.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 9 (3.19%) VHDL
7 8 (2.84%) Blackberry
7 8 (2.84%) IPTV
7 8 (2.84%) Over-the-Top Content
8 7 (2.48%) Contactless
8 7 (2.48%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (2.48%) PKI
8 7 (2.48%) Smartcard
9 6 (2.13%) e-Health
9 6 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (20.92%) Linux
2 50 (17.73%) Windows
3 24 (8.51%) Unix
4 21 (7.45%) Windows Server
5 20 (7.09%) Windows 7
5 20 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (4.61%) Apple iOS
7 12 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (3.55%) Windows 8
9 9 (3.19%) Android
9 9 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (2.48%) SUSE
12 5 (1.77%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.06%) Solaris
13 3 (1.06%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.35%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (9.57%) Change Management
2 23 (8.16%) Information Security
2 23 (8.16%) Project Management
3 22 (7.80%) Network Design
4 20 (7.09%) Validation
5 19 (6.74%) Network Management
5 19 (6.74%) Software Engineering
6 18 (6.38%) ITIL
6 18 (6.38%) Network Architecture
7 17 (6.03%) Configuration Management
7 17 (6.03%) Time Management
8 16 (5.67%) Migration
9 15 (5.32%) Load Balancing
9 15 (5.32%) Network Monitoring
9 15 (5.32%) Workflow
10 14 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (4.61%) Schematic Capture
11 13 (4.61%) Service Management
12 11 (3.90%) Incident Management
12 11 (3.90%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.74%) C
2 18 (6.38%) SQL
3 17 (6.03%) C++
4 15 (5.32%) C#
5 13 (4.61%) Perl
6 12 (4.26%) Python
7 7 (2.48%) Java
7 7 (2.48%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.77%) Embedded C
9 3 (1.06%) Assembly Language
9 3 (1.06%) MATLAB
9 3 (1.06%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.06%) Tcl
10 2 (0.71%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.35%) Ruby
11 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.35%) VB
11 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 92 (32.62%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (23.05%) CCNA
3 61 (21.63%) CCNP
4 40 (14.18%) Security Cleared
5 33 (11.70%) Degree
6 20 (7.09%) SC Cleared
7 17 (6.03%) JNCIA
8 12 (4.26%) CCIE
8 12 (4.26%) DV Cleared
8 12 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (3.55%) CCIP
9 10 (3.55%) MCSA
10 9 (3.19%) Chartered Engineer
10 9 (3.19%) JNCIP
11 8 (2.84%) ACDT
11 8 (2.84%) ACHDS
11 8 (2.84%) ACTC
11 8 (2.84%) JNCIS
11 8 (2.84%) MCDST
11 8 (2.84%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.74%) SLA
2 7 (2.48%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.48%) QA
3 4 (1.42%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.42%) MISRA
4 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.71%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.35%) COBIT
5 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.35%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.35%) PMO
5 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 26 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.61%) Firmware
4 8 (2.84%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (2.48%) LXC
5 7 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.13%) ISA Server
7 5 (1.77%) GPFS
7 5 (1.77%) NFS
8 3 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.06%) vCloud
8 3 (1.06%) XenApp
8 3 (1.06%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.71%) Docker
9 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.71%) KVM
9 2 (0.71%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.35%) vSphere
10 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (7.09%) Nagios
2 17 (6.03%) Puppet
3 8 (2.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 7 (2.48%) CA Spectrum
4 7 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.48%) ZABBIX
5 6 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (1.77%) EnCase
7 4 (1.42%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.06%) SCOM
9 2 (0.71%) Cacti
9 2 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.71%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.71%) SCCM
9 2 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.35%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.35%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 140 (49.65%) Cisco
2 70 (24.82%) Juniper
3 47 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 34 (12.06%) VMware
5 33 (11.70%) F5
6 27 (9.57%) Red Hat
7 25 (8.87%) CheckPoint
8 22 (7.80%) Citrix
9 21 (7.45%) Huawei
10 20 (7.09%) Avaya
11 18 (6.38%) Riverbed
12 16 (5.67%) Palo Alto
12 16 (5.67%) Remedy
13 14 (4.96%) Brocade
13 14 (4.96%) EMC
13 14 (4.96%) HP
14 13 (4.61%) SolarWinds
15 11 (3.90%) Infoblox
16 10 (3.55%) Apple
16 10 (3.55%) Dell
Hook, Hampshire
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