Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

Ethernet
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 602 602 555
Rank change year-on-year 0 -47 -31
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 284 294 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 1.82% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 156 194
UK median daily rate £353 £350 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% -3.11% +20.42%
10th Percentile £163 £144 £204
90th Percentile £500 £506 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £360 £350
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 33
UK median hourly rate £32.75 £36.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.27% -2.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £14.68 £21.85 £13.16
90th Percentile £49.13 £50.00 £44.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £36.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -10.96% +17.74% +3.33%

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 14042 16143 15907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 9754 9202
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 823 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.78 £48.30 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.66 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -25.35% +21.95% +2.50%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Ethernet in the UK

Ethernet
Top 16 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 20 November 2017. 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 -5 246 £356 +1.79% 45
UK excluding London +16 160 £360 - 30
London -14 108 £350 +1.82% 15
South East -13 63 £360 +2.86% 9
South West +18 26 £475 +25.00% 1
North of England +54 25 £415 -14.87% 11
North West +21 21 £420 -25.33% 11
Scotland -6 18 £300 +50.00%
East of England -12 14 £415 +27.69% 5
Midlands +7 10 £313 -24.24% 4
West Midlands +9 5 £218 -48.82% 2
East Midlands +4 5 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +12 4 £350 +66.67%
Wales +10 4 £393 +4.67%
Isle of Man +2 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 130 (45.77%) Cisco
2 88 (30.99%) TCP/IP
3 82 (28.87%) WAN
4 79 (27.82%) LAN
5 78 (27.46%) VPN
6 74 (26.06%) MPLS
7 68 (23.94%) Windows
8 65 (22.89%) Firewall
9 64 (22.54%) Wireless
10 62 (21.83%) Juniper
11 55 (19.37%) Cisco Certification
11 55 (19.37%) Telecoms
12 53 (18.66%) BGP
13 52 (18.31%) Active Directory
14 47 (16.55%) DNS
14 47 (16.55%) Linux
14 47 (16.55%) Finance
15 46 (16.20%) VoIP
16 42 (14.79%) Microsoft Office
17 40 (14.08%) Data Centre
18 39 (13.73%) DHCP
19 37 (13.03%) CCNA
20 36 (12.68%) OSPF
21 34 (11.97%) Windows 7
22 33 (11.62%) Microsoft
23 32 (11.27%) Wi-Fi
24 31 (10.92%) Citrix
24 31 (10.92%) Internet
25 30 (10.56%) Change Management
25 30 (10.56%) Windows Server

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 11 (3.87%) IBM Notes
2 4 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.06%) IIS
4 1 (0.35%) CMS
4 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.35%) SAS
4 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 42 (14.79%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (6.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (4.23%) MS Visio
4 9 (3.17%) Simulink
5 4 (1.41%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.70%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.52%) Office 365
4 3 (1.06%) IaaS
4 3 (1.06%) PaaS
4 3 (1.06%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (0.70%) npm
5 2 (0.70%) SaaS
5 2 (0.70%) Serverless
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 88 (30.99%) TCP/IP
2 82 (28.87%) WAN
3 79 (27.82%) LAN
4 78 (27.46%) VPN
5 74 (26.06%) MPLS
6 65 (22.89%) Firewall
7 64 (22.54%) Wireless
8 53 (18.66%) BGP
9 47 (16.55%) DNS
10 46 (16.20%) VoIP
11 39 (13.73%) DHCP
12 36 (12.68%) OSPF
13 32 (11.27%) Wi-Fi
14 31 (10.92%) Internet
15 29 (10.21%) IPsec
16 28 (9.86%) VLAN
17 27 (9.51%) Network Security
18 22 (7.75%) Broadband
18 22 (7.75%) HTTP
19 21 (7.39%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.41%) DB2
2 4 (1.41%) GIS
3 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.70%) InfluxDB
4 2 (0.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.70%) MySQL
4 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.35%) DTS
5 1 (0.35%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.11%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (1.76%) CANoe
3 5 (1.76%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (1.41%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.70%) Babel
5 2 (0.70%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.70%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.70%) JIRA
5 2 (0.70%) NetBeans
5 2 (0.70%) Protractor
5 2 (0.70%) Selenium
5 2 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.70%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.70%) Subversion
5 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.70%) VectorCAST
5 2 (0.70%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.70%) webpack
General
1 55 (19.37%) Telecoms
2 47 (16.55%) Finance
3 16 (5.63%) Manufacturing
4 12 (4.23%) Banking
5 11 (3.87%) Marketing
6 10 (3.52%) Automotive
7 9 (3.17%) Retail
8 8 (2.82%) Electronics
9 4 (1.41%) Billing
9 4 (1.41%) Legal
9 4 (1.41%) Military
10 3 (1.06%) Advertising
10 3 (1.06%) Back Office
10 3 (1.06%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.70%) German Language
11 2 (0.70%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 62 (21.83%) Network Engineer
2 41 (14.44%) Architect
3 24 (8.45%) Network Architect
4 17 (5.99%) Design Engineer
5 16 (5.63%) Desktop Support
6 13 (4.58%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (4.58%) Support Engineer
7 12 (4.23%) Developer
8 11 (3.87%) Administrator
8 11 (3.87%) Analyst
8 11 (3.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (3.87%) Software Engineer
9 10 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (3.52%) Project Manager
9 10 (3.52%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (3.17%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (3.17%) Embedded Engineer
10 9 (3.17%) Juniper Engineer
10 9 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (3.17%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.87%) 802.1X
2 9 (3.17%) Web Services
3 6 (2.11%) CSS
4 5 (1.76%) .NET
4 5 (1.76%) HTML
4 5 (1.76%) Middleware
4 5 (1.76%) Node.js
4 5 (1.76%) Polymer
4 5 (1.76%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (1.76%) RESTful
5 3 (1.06%) LAMP
5 3 (1.06%) REST
6 2 (0.70%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.70%) CSS3
6 2 (0.70%) Ext JS
6 2 (0.70%) HTML5
6 2 (0.70%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.70%) Qt
6 2 (0.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.08%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.34%) Client/Server
3 17 (5.99%) Management Information System
4 16 (5.63%) Blackberry
5 12 (4.23%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (3.17%) SCADA
7 8 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (2.11%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.76%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.76%) FMCG
9 5 (1.76%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 5 (1.76%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.41%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.41%) iPhone
10 4 (1.41%) SWIFT
11 3 (1.06%) iPad
12 2 (0.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 68 (23.94%) Windows
2 47 (16.55%) Linux
3 34 (11.97%) Windows 7
4 30 (10.56%) Windows Server
5 28 (9.86%) Apple iOS
6 19 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (6.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (4.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (3.87%) Windows 10
9 8 (2.82%) Unix
10 7 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.76%) Android
11 5 (1.76%) CentOS
11 5 (1.76%) SUSE
12 4 (1.41%) AIX
12 4 (1.41%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.06%) Debian
14 2 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.70%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (10.56%) Change Management
2 28 (9.86%) Time Management
3 26 (9.15%) Migration
4 24 (8.45%) Validation
5 22 (7.75%) Network Design
6 20 (7.04%) Project Management
7 18 (6.34%) Configuration Management
8 17 (5.99%) Load Balancing
8 17 (5.99%) Network Management
9 16 (5.63%) PRINCE2
10 15 (5.28%) ITIL
10 15 (5.28%) Programme Management
11 14 (4.93%) Software Engineering
12 12 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (4.23%) Security Architecture
13 11 (3.87%) Information Security
13 11 (3.87%) Service Management
13 11 (3.87%) UML
14 10 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (3.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.45%) Python
2 22 (7.75%) Java
3 20 (7.04%) Perl
4 18 (6.34%) C
5 14 (4.93%) C#
6 12 (4.23%) C++
6 12 (4.23%) SQL
7 10 (3.52%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.52%) MATLAB
8 9 (3.17%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.82%) Embedded C
10 7 (2.46%) C-shell
10 7 (2.46%) Korn
11 4 (1.41%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.06%) Ruby
13 2 (0.70%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.70%) PHP
13 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.70%) R
13 2 (0.70%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 55 (19.37%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (13.03%) CCNA
3 29 (10.21%) Security Cleared
4 25 (8.80%) CCNP
5 22 (7.75%) Degree
6 17 (5.99%) MCSE
6 17 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (5.63%) MCSM
8 15 (5.28%) ACDT
8 15 (5.28%) ACHDS
8 15 (5.28%) ACTC
8 15 (5.28%) CCIE
8 15 (5.28%) JNCIP
8 15 (5.28%) MCDST
8 15 (5.28%) MCP
8 15 (5.28%) MCSA
8 15 (5.28%) Network+ Certification
9 14 (4.93%) DV Cleared
10 13 (4.58%) JNCIE
11 10 (3.52%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.82%) ISO 26262
1 8 (2.82%) MISRA
2 7 (2.46%) SLA
3 4 (1.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (1.41%) GAMP
4 3 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.06%) QA
5 2 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.70%) DO-254
5 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (18.31%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.28%) Virtual Servers
4 11 (3.87%) NFS
5 10 (3.52%) Hyper-V
6 9 (3.17%) Firmware
6 9 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.46%) Openswan
8 6 (2.11%) pfSense
9 5 (1.76%) GPFS
9 5 (1.76%) LXC
9 5 (1.76%) Squid
10 4 (1.41%) Docker
10 4 (1.41%) ISA Server
10 4 (1.41%) UAG
10 4 (1.41%) XenServer
11 2 (0.70%) iptables
12 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (3.17%) Nagios
1 9 (3.17%) Puppet
2 8 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (2.46%) Cacti
3 7 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.11%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.11%) SCCM
5 5 (1.76%) ZABBIX
6 4 (1.41%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (1.41%) Stealthwatch
7 3 (1.06%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.06%) SCOM
8 2 (0.70%) Grafana
8 2 (0.70%) Icinga
8 2 (0.70%) OpenNMS
8 2 (0.70%) RANCID
8 2 (0.70%) SELinux
Vendors
1 130 (45.77%) Cisco
2 62 (21.83%) Juniper
3 33 (11.62%) Microsoft
4 31 (10.92%) Citrix
5 28 (9.86%) CheckPoint
6 22 (7.75%) F5
7 21 (7.39%) VMware
8 19 (6.69%) Oracle
9 17 (5.99%) Palo Alto
10 16 (5.63%) Apple
10 16 (5.63%) Extreme Networks
11 15 (5.28%) SolarWinds
12 14 (4.93%) Red Hat
13 13 (4.58%) BT
14 12 (4.23%) EMC
14 12 (4.23%) SevOne
15 11 (3.87%) HP
15 11 (3.87%) Lotus
16 10 (3.52%) Dell
16 10 (3.52%) SAP