Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 663 644 583
Rank change year-on-year -19 -61 -13
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 218 247 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.25% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.71% 1.84% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 134 155
UK median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £181 £159 £158
90th Percentile £575 £511 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £363 £340
% change year-on-year -6.90% +6.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 47
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -12.33% -8.75%
10th Percentile £18.50 £12.75 £18.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% -6.67%

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 12,762 13,447 14,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.83% 13.41% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,669 8,327 8,826
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 680 744
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% -15.56% +7.12%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -28 201 £375 - 149
UK excluding London -23 123 £338 -6.90% 137
London -1 86 £400 +10.34% 22
South East -18 47 £375 +4.17% 30
East of England +11 30 £200 -46.67% 22
Midlands -2 15 £303 +0.83% 19
North of England -8 14 £350 -15.66% 30
North West -5 13 £325 -27.78% 13
Scotland -4 9 £138 -59.11% 5
West Midlands -16 8 £235 -2.08% 13
East Midlands +16 7 £425 +21.43% 6
South West -35 7 £400 -15.79% 26
Wales -11 1 - - 5
Yorkshire -14 1 £390 +50.00% 14

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 87 (39.91%) TCP/IP
2 77 (35.32%) Cisco
3 72 (33.03%) LAN
3 72 (33.03%) WAN
4 63 (28.90%) Firewall
5 62 (28.44%) Cisco Certification
6 59 (27.06%) Windows
7 57 (26.15%) Wireless
8 51 (23.39%) OSPF
8 51 (23.39%) BGP
9 50 (22.94%) CCNP
10 48 (22.02%) Microsoft
11 45 (20.64%) MPLS
11 45 (20.64%) Telecoms
12 43 (19.72%) Juniper
13 41 (18.81%) Security Cleared
14 40 (18.35%) VPN
15 39 (17.89%) Linux
16 37 (16.97%) SC Cleared
16 37 (16.97%) Network Design
17 35 (16.06%) DNS
18 33 (15.14%) CCNA
18 33 (15.14%) Degree
19 30 (13.76%) Internet
19 30 (13.76%) Java
19 30 (13.76%) Data Centre
20 29 (13.30%) C++
20 29 (13.30%) DHCP
20 29 (13.30%) Software Engineering
21 26 (11.93%) Cisco Nexus

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 6 (2.75%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.29%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.83%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.38%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.92%) CMS
5 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.38%) Office 365
4 2 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.92%) SaaS
5 1 (0.46%) G Suite
5 1 (0.46%) GitHub
5 1 (0.46%) IaaS
5 1 (0.46%) PaaS
5 1 (0.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 87 (39.91%) TCP/IP
2 72 (33.03%) LAN
2 72 (33.03%) WAN
3 63 (28.90%) Firewall
4 57 (26.15%) Wireless
5 51 (23.39%) BGP
5 51 (23.39%) OSPF
6 45 (20.64%) MPLS
7 40 (18.35%) VPN
8 35 (16.06%) DNS
9 30 (13.76%) Internet
10 29 (13.30%) DHCP
11 26 (11.93%) ADSL
11 26 (11.93%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (10.09%) Cisco IOS
12 22 (10.09%) VoIP
13 20 (9.17%) VLAN
14 19 (8.72%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (8.72%) EIGRP
14 19 (8.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.38%) DTS
2 2 (0.92%) MySQL
2 2 (0.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.46%) Big Data
3 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (10.55%) Visual Studio
2 19 (8.72%) Eclipse
2 19 (8.72%) Git (software)
2 19 (8.72%) NetBeans
3 6 (2.75%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (1.83%) JIRA
4 4 (1.83%) Rational Team Concert
5 3 (1.38%) CANoe
5 3 (1.38%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.92%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.92%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.92%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.92%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.92%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.46%) Hudson
7 1 (0.46%) LabVIEW
General
1 45 (20.64%) Telecoms
2 26 (11.93%) Finance
3 19 (8.72%) Aerospace
3 19 (8.72%) Military
4 13 (5.96%) Automotive
5 5 (2.29%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.83%) Advertising
6 4 (1.83%) Banking
6 4 (1.83%) Electronics
6 4 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.38%) Law
7 3 (1.38%) Retail
8 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.92%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.92%) Legal
8 2 (0.92%) Publishing
9 1 (0.46%) Billing
9 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 61 (27.98%) Network Engineer
2 19 (8.72%) Architect
3 13 (5.96%) Network Architect
3 13 (5.96%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (5.50%) Consultant
5 11 (5.05%) Desktop Support
6 10 (4.59%) Analyst
6 10 (4.59%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (4.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (4.59%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (4.59%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.13%) Design Engineer
7 9 (4.13%) Network Security Engineer
7 9 (4.13%) Security Engineer
8 8 (3.67%) Embedded Engineer
9 7 (3.21%) Developer
9 7 (3.21%) Juniper Engineer
9 7 (3.21%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.21%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.21%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.09%) Qt
2 20 (9.17%) Node.js
2 20 (9.17%) Web Services
3 18 (8.26%) .NET
4 17 (7.80%) ActiveX
4 17 (7.80%) DirectX
4 17 (7.80%) MFC
4 17 (7.80%) OpenGL
5 15 (6.88%) 802.1X
6 3 (1.38%) Middleware
6 3 (1.38%) WPF
7 2 (0.92%) CSS
7 2 (0.92%) CSS3
7 2 (0.92%) HTML
7 2 (0.92%) HTML5
7 2 (0.92%) JSON
7 2 (0.92%) XML
7 2 (0.92%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.92%) Yocto
8 1 (0.46%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.76%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.05%) Client/Server
2 11 (5.05%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.67%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.75%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.29%) PKI
6 5 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.38%) Life Science
7 3 (1.38%) PMI
7 3 (1.38%) VHDL
8 2 (0.92%) CMDB
8 2 (0.92%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.92%) Digital TV
8 2 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (0.92%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.92%) SCADA
8 2 (0.92%) STB
8 2 (0.92%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 59 (27.06%) Windows
2 39 (17.89%) Linux
3 12 (5.50%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.59%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.59%) Windows 7
5 8 (3.67%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.83%) CentOS
7 3 (1.38%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.92%) Android
8 2 (0.92%) CatOS
8 2 (0.92%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.92%) Unix
8 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.46%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.46%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.97%) Network Design
2 29 (13.30%) Software Engineering
3 24 (11.01%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (8.72%) Validation
5 18 (8.26%) Mathematics
5 18 (8.26%) Migration
6 17 (7.80%) Change Management
6 17 (7.80%) Scrum
7 16 (7.34%) Load Balancing
8 15 (6.88%) Project Management
9 13 (5.96%) Network Management
9 13 (5.96%) Time Management
10 12 (5.50%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (5.05%) ITIL
12 10 (4.59%) Information Security
12 10 (4.59%) Network Architecture
13 8 (3.67%) Configuration Management
13 8 (3.67%) PRINCE2
13 8 (3.67%) Service Delivery
14 7 (3.21%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.76%) Java
2 29 (13.30%) C++
3 22 (10.09%) JavaScript
4 21 (9.63%) C#
5 17 (7.80%) GLSL
5 17 (7.80%) HLSL
5 17 (7.80%) Python
6 13 (5.96%) C
7 6 (2.75%) Embedded C
8 4 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.38%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.38%) Embedded C++
9 3 (1.38%) Perl
10 2 (0.92%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.92%) Ruby
10 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.46%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.46%) SQL
11 1 (0.46%) Tcl
11 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 62 (28.44%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (22.94%) CCNP
3 41 (18.81%) Security Cleared
4 37 (16.97%) SC Cleared
5 33 (15.14%) CCNA
5 33 (15.14%) Degree
6 15 (6.88%) CCIE
7 12 (5.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (4.59%) JNCIA
9 8 (3.67%) MCSE
9 8 (3.67%) MCSM
9 8 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (3.67%) Network+ Certification
10 7 (3.21%) BC Cleared
11 6 (2.75%) GIAC
12 5 (2.29%) ACHDS
12 5 (2.29%) ACTC
12 5 (2.29%) MCDST
12 5 (2.29%) MCP
12 5 (2.29%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.13%) SLA
2 8 (3.67%) ISO 26262
3 3 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.92%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.46%) DO-254
5 1 (0.46%) GDPR
5 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.46%) OASIS TOSCA
5 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 23 (10.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.75%) Firmware
3 6 (2.75%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.83%) Terminal Services
4 4 (1.83%) XenApp
5 2 (0.92%) Docker
5 2 (0.92%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 1 (0.46%) iptables
6 1 (0.46%) KVM
6 1 (0.46%) NFS
6 1 (0.46%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.46%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (5.05%) Nagios
2 4 (1.83%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.38%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (0.92%) Cacti
4 2 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.92%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.92%) OpenView
5 1 (0.46%) Ansible
5 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.46%) Grafana
5 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.46%) Puppet
5 1 (0.46%) QRadar
5 1 (0.46%) SCCM
5 1 (0.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 77 (35.32%) Cisco
2 48 (22.02%) Microsoft
3 43 (19.72%) Juniper
4 24 (11.01%) CheckPoint
5 15 (6.88%) Citrix
5 15 (6.88%) F5
6 14 (6.42%) SolarWinds
7 13 (5.96%) Riverbed
7 13 (5.96%) VMware
8 12 (5.50%) Oracle
9 11 (5.05%) Infoblox
10 10 (4.59%) Palo Alto
11 9 (4.13%) Aruba
11 9 (4.13%) Ruckus Wireless
12 8 (3.67%) BT
12 8 (3.67%) Nokia
13 7 (3.21%) Google
13 7 (3.21%) IBM
14 6 (2.75%) HP
15 5 (2.29%) Red Hat