Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 652 583 604
Rank change year-on-year -69 +21 -164
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 234 259 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.75% 1.98% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 128 136
UK median daily rate £338 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +10.29% +4.62%
10th Percentile £175 £218 £213
90th Percentile £504 £544 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £375 £340
% change year-on-year -10.00% +10.29% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 43 37
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.88% - +19.40%
10th Percentile £12.75 £15.85 £15.05
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.50 £48.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.00% +32.45%

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 13,343 13,107 15,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.19% 14.25% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,242 7,960 9,276
UK median daily rate £415 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.11% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +1.32% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 731 726
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% -12.00% +11.48%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.71 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.52% -16.00% +8.70%

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 22 April 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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 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 -62 212 £325 -13.33% 137
UK excluding London -23 159 £338 -10.00% 121
London -76 70 £385 +2.67% 26
South East -49 57 £338 -11.18% 20
Midlands +11 29 £255 -21.54% 11
West Midlands +14 26 £250 -20.00% 9
North of England +1 25 £328 +35.75% 23
East of England -17 20 £344 -5.17% 39
North West +1 19 £343 +40.51% 16
Scotland -22 17 £388 +93.75% 9
South West +16 15 £250 -29.82% 18
East Midlands +3 4 £250 -37.50% 2
North East +36 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -11 3 £260 -18.75% 6
Isle of Man - 2 £400 - 1
Wales -17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 86 (36.75%) Cisco
2 76 (32.48%) MPLS
3 75 (32.05%) WAN
4 60 (25.64%) VPN
4 60 (25.64%) Firewall
5 57 (24.36%) TCP/IP
5 57 (24.36%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (24.36%) LAN
6 53 (22.65%) BGP
7 49 (20.94%) Windows
8 41 (17.52%) Microsoft
8 41 (17.52%) Telecoms
9 40 (17.09%) Juniper
10 36 (15.38%) CCNP
11 34 (14.53%) Wireless
12 32 (13.68%) VMware
12 32 (13.68%) CCNA
12 32 (13.68%) VoIP
13 31 (13.25%) Migration
13 31 (13.25%) Data Centre
14 30 (12.82%) VLAN
14 30 (12.82%) Security Cleared
14 30 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
15 28 (11.97%) IPsec
15 28 (11.97%) OSPF
15 28 (11.97%) DNS
15 28 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
16 27 (11.54%) DHCP
16 27 (11.54%) Linux
16 27 (11.54%) Finance

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 10 (4.27%) IIS
2 9 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.28%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.85%) SAS
4 2 (0.85%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.43%) Moodle
Applications
1 18 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.71%) OrCAD
5 3 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.85%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.70%) Office 365
2 4 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.85%) GitHub
3 2 (0.85%) IaaS
3 2 (0.85%) PaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (32.48%) MPLS
2 75 (32.05%) WAN
3 60 (25.64%) Firewall
3 60 (25.64%) VPN
4 57 (24.36%) LAN
4 57 (24.36%) TCP/IP
5 53 (22.65%) BGP
6 34 (14.53%) Wireless
7 32 (13.68%) VoIP
8 30 (12.82%) VLAN
9 28 (11.97%) DNS
9 28 (11.97%) IPsec
9 28 (11.97%) OSPF
10 27 (11.54%) DHCP
11 25 (10.68%) ADSL
12 24 (10.26%) Internet
13 22 (9.40%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (8.97%) EIGRP
14 21 (8.97%) VPLS
15 17 (7.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.71%) DB2
2 4 (1.71%) GIS
3 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.43%) Big Data
4 1 (0.43%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.43%) OLAP
4 1 (0.43%) OLTP
4 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.99%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.14%) Eclipse
3 5 (2.14%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.14%) NetBeans
3 5 (2.14%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.71%) CANoe
5 2 (0.85%) GitLab
5 2 (0.85%) JIRA
5 2 (0.85%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.43%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.43%) MSI
General
1 41 (17.52%) Telecoms
2 27 (11.54%) Finance
3 10 (4.27%) Banking
3 10 (4.27%) Electronics
4 8 (3.42%) Automotive
5 6 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.56%) Military
6 5 (2.14%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.71%) Back Office
7 4 (1.71%) Billing
7 4 (1.71%) Legal
8 3 (1.28%) Advertising
8 3 (1.28%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.43%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 60 (25.64%) Network Engineer
2 37 (15.81%) Architect
3 22 (9.40%) Network Architect
4 21 (8.97%) Analyst
5 15 (6.41%) Design Engineer
6 14 (5.98%) Support Engineer
7 13 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 12 (5.13%) Project Manager
9 11 (4.70%) Embedded Engineer
9 11 (4.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 10 (4.27%) Software Engineer
11 9 (3.85%) Business Analyst
11 9 (3.85%) Core Network Architect
11 9 (3.85%) IP Architect
12 7 (2.99%) Electronics Engineer
12 7 (2.99%) IP Engineer
12 7 (2.99%) Network Support
12 7 (2.99%) Project Engineer
12 7 (2.99%) Strategy Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.26%) 802.1X
2 11 (4.70%) Node.js
3 9 (3.85%) Qt
4 8 (3.42%) .NET
5 6 (2.56%) AngularJS
5 6 (2.56%) Spring
5 6 (2.56%) Web Services
6 5 (2.14%) Middleware
7 4 (1.71%) ActiveX
7 4 (1.71%) DirectX
7 4 (1.71%) MFC
7 4 (1.71%) OpenGL
8 3 (1.28%) Core Data
9 2 (0.85%) WinForms
9 2 (0.85%) XML
10 1 (0.43%) CSS
10 1 (0.43%) Flash
10 1 (0.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.25%) Data Centre
2 26 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.99%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.14%) Infotainment
6 5 (2.14%) iPhone
6 5 (2.14%) SCADA
6 5 (2.14%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.71%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.28%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.28%) PKI
8 3 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.85%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.43%) Clustering
10 1 (0.43%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.43%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 49 (20.94%) Windows
2 27 (11.54%) Linux
3 24 (10.26%) Windows Server
4 20 (8.55%) Windows 7
5 19 (8.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (8.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.42%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.99%) AIX
8 5 (2.14%) Android
9 4 (1.71%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.71%) Check Point GAiA
9 4 (1.71%) FreeRTOS
9 4 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.71%) SafeRTOS
10 3 (1.28%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.28%) Solaris
10 3 (1.28%) Unix
10 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.43%) CentOS
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.25%) Migration
2 28 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (6.84%) ITIL
4 16 (6.84%) Load Balancing
4 16 (6.84%) Software Engineering
4 16 (6.84%) Validation
5 15 (6.41%) Project Management
6 14 (5.98%) Network Design
6 14 (5.98%) Network Management
6 14 (5.98%) Time Management
7 13 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 13 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 12 (5.13%) Configuration Management
8 12 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (4.27%) B2B
9 10 (4.27%) Network Architecture
10 9 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (3.85%) Incident Management
10 9 (3.85%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.69%) C
2 16 (6.84%) C++
3 14 (5.98%) Java
4 13 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.85%) C#
5 9 (3.85%) Embedded C
6 6 (2.56%) Python
7 5 (2.14%) SQL
8 4 (1.71%) GLSL
8 4 (1.71%) HLSL
9 3 (1.28%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.85%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.43%) Perl
11 1 (0.43%) PHP
11 1 (0.43%) R
11 1 (0.43%) SPARQL
11 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 57 (24.36%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (15.38%) CCNP
3 32 (13.68%) CCNA
4 30 (12.82%) Security Cleared
5 25 (10.68%) CCIE
5 25 (10.68%) SC Cleared
6 12 (5.13%) Degree
7 9 (3.85%) JNCIE
8 8 (3.42%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.56%) JNCIP
10 5 (2.14%) CCIP
10 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.71%) CCDP
11 4 (1.71%) CCENT
11 4 (1.71%) CCSA
11 4 (1.71%) CWNA
11 4 (1.71%) JNCIA
11 4 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.28%) BC Cleared
12 3 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.13%) SLA
2 5 (2.14%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.14%) QA
3 4 (1.71%) ISO 26262
4 3 (1.28%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.85%) ISO 15765
6 1 (0.43%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.43%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.43%) GDPR
6 1 (0.43%) GMP
6 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.43%) SAS 70
System Software
1 30 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (8.55%) Active Directory
3 13 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (5.56%) XenApp
4 4 (1.71%) Docker
4 4 (1.71%) Terminal Services
4 4 (1.71%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.28%) NFS
6 2 (0.85%) Firmware
6 2 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.85%) vSphere
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.43%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (6.84%) SCCM
2 9 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (2.14%) Cacti
4 3 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.28%) OpenView
5 2 (0.85%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.85%) SCOM
6 1 (0.43%) FTK
6 1 (0.43%) Nagios
6 1 (0.43%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.43%) Puppet
6 1 (0.43%) RANCID
6 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 86 (36.75%) Cisco
2 41 (17.52%) Microsoft
3 40 (17.09%) Juniper
4 32 (13.68%) VMware
5 24 (10.26%) Citrix
6 18 (7.69%) HP
7 16 (6.84%) F5
8 13 (5.56%) CheckPoint
9 12 (5.13%) SolarWinds
10 9 (3.85%) Symantec
11 7 (2.99%) Palo Alto
12 6 (2.56%) Aruba
12 6 (2.56%) BT
12 6 (2.56%) Fortinet
13 5 (2.14%) Ciena
13 5 (2.14%) Google
14 4 (1.71%) Mapinfo
14 4 (1.71%) Qualys
14 4 (1.71%) Samsung
14 4 (1.71%) SAP