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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 485 499 449
Rank change year-on-year +14 -50  
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 131 146 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.27% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.06% 1.68% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 81 86
Median daily rate £353 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.54% -1.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £365
% change year-on-year -3.44% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 25
Median hourly rate £44.00 £35.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.94% -11.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £19.40 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.60 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £35.75 £40.15
% change year-on-year +15.38% -10.95%  

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 6351 8706 8089
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.55% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 5295 4556
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 422 468
Median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.58% +22.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 June 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 +24 116 £350 - 51
London +33 59 £375 +24.79% 17
South East +7 33 £350 -3.44% 9
City of London +11 10 £363 -3.33%
Scotland +37 8 £200 -4.76% 2
North West +25 7 £190 -72.85% 10
West Sussex +17 6 £425 +21.42%
Hampshire +13 6 £338 - 1
Surrey +1 6 £335 +18.06% 1
East of England -5 6 £325 -2.25% 3
Oxfordshire - 6 £375 - 3
Wiltshire +5 5 £353 +41.00% 1
South West -3 5 £353 -11.87% 5
Berkshire -4 5 - - 1
New Malden - 5 - -
South Wales +2 4 £406 +6.77%
Wales -1 4 £406 +6.77%
Oxford - 4 £385 - 1
Manchester +11 3 £500 +11.11% 9
Bracknell +10 3 - -
Southampton +4 3 £338 -
Hertfordshire +2 3 - -
West Lothian 0 3 £300 +53.84%
Stevenage - 3 - -
Worthing - 3 - -
North East +68 2 £225 -
West Midlands +17 2 - - 2
Lancashire +5 2 £183 -
Canary Wharf +2 2 £575 -
Livingston -1 2 £300 +53.84%

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 136 (54.84%) Cisco
2 96 (38.71%) TCP/IP
3 75 (30.24%) Cisco Certification
3 75 (30.24%) Firewall
4 74 (29.84%) MPLS
4 74 (29.84%) WAN
5 66 (26.61%) LAN
6 61 (24.60%) VPN
7 54 (21.77%) Juniper
8 53 (21.37%) OSPF
9 50 (20.16%) BGP
10 49 (19.76%) DNS
10 49 (19.76%) CCNP
11 48 (19.35%) CCNA
12 47 (18.95%) Linux
13 43 (17.34%) Data Centre
14 40 (16.13%) Telecoms
15 38 (15.32%) Cisco Nexus
16 37 (14.92%) Finance
16 37 (14.92%) VoIP
16 37 (14.92%) Internet
16 37 (14.92%) Security Cleared
17 36 (14.52%) Windows
18 30 (12.10%) DHCP
19 29 (11.69%) Migration
19 29 (11.69%) F5
20 27 (10.89%) VMware
20 27 (10.89%) IPsec
20 27 (10.89%) Wireless
20 27 (10.89%) Unix

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 (2.02%) CMS
1 5 (2.02%) IIS
2 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (1.21%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.81%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.21%) AutoCAD
4 3 (1.21%) Simulink
5 1 (0.40%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.27%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (1.61%) Office 365
5 1 (0.40%) IaaS
5 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
5 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (38.71%) TCP/IP
2 75 (30.24%) Firewall
3 74 (29.84%) MPLS
3 74 (29.84%) WAN
4 66 (26.61%) LAN
5 61 (24.60%) VPN
6 53 (21.37%) OSPF
7 50 (20.16%) BGP
8 49 (19.76%) DNS
9 38 (15.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 37 (14.92%) Internet
10 37 (14.92%) VoIP
11 30 (12.10%) DHCP
12 27 (10.89%) IPsec
12 27 (10.89%) Wireless
13 26 (10.48%) Cisco ASA
14 24 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
14 24 (9.68%) IPv4
14 24 (9.68%) Network Security
15 23 (9.27%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.81%) Redis
3 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (5.24%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (3.63%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.82%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.42%) JIRA
4 6 (2.42%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (2.02%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.61%) Protractor
6 4 (1.61%) Selenium
6 4 (1.61%) SpecFlow
6 4 (1.61%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.21%) NetBeans
7 3 (1.21%) Subversion
8 2 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.40%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.40%) Automake
9 1 (0.40%) CMake
9 1 (0.40%) GCC
9 1 (0.40%) Gradle
General
1 40 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 37 (14.92%) Finance
3 10 (4.03%) Electronics
4 8 (3.23%) Banking
4 8 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.82%) Automotive
5 7 (2.82%) Billing
5 7 (2.82%) Multimedia
6 6 (2.42%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.61%) Military
8 3 (1.21%) Advertising
8 3 (1.21%) Back Office
8 3 (1.21%) Legal
9 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.81%) Retail
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.40%) German Language
10 1 (0.40%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (24.19%) Network Engineer
2 19 (7.66%) Administrator
3 17 (6.85%) Support Engineer
4 15 (6.05%) Cisco Engineer
5 14 (5.65%) Analyst
5 14 (5.65%) Network Support
6 13 (5.24%) Network Support Engineer
7 12 (4.84%) Architect
7 12 (4.84%) Software Engineer
7 12 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (4.03%) Network Specialist
9 10 (4.03%) Senior Network Engineer
9 10 (4.03%) Test Engineer
10 9 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.63%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (3.63%) Unix Administrator
10 9 (3.63%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.23%) Developer
11 8 (3.23%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.85%) Web Services
2 11 (4.44%) 802.1X
2 11 (4.44%) Middleware
3 6 (2.42%) .NET
4 5 (2.02%) SOAP
5 4 (1.61%) Node.js
5 4 (1.61%) Polymer
5 4 (1.61%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (1.61%) RESTful
6 3 (1.21%) CSS
6 3 (1.21%) Leaflet
6 3 (1.21%) Qt
7 2 (0.81%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.81%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.81%) HATEOAS
7 2 (0.81%) HTML
7 2 (0.81%) REST
7 2 (0.81%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.81%) Web Components
8 1 (0.40%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 43 (17.34%) Data Centre
2 23 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.66%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.84%) Embedded Systems
4 12 (4.84%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 8 (3.23%) IVR
5 8 (3.23%) STB
5 8 (3.23%) Video on Demand
6 7 (2.82%) VHDL
7 6 (2.42%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.02%) Digital TV
8 5 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (2.02%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.61%) IPTV
9 4 (1.61%) Over-the-Top Content
9 4 (1.61%) Verilog
10 3 (1.21%) Derivative
10 3 (1.21%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 47 (18.95%) Linux
2 36 (14.52%) Windows
3 27 (10.89%) Unix
4 21 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (6.05%) Windows Server
6 12 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.82%) Solaris
8 7 (2.82%) SUSE
9 6 (2.42%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.61%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.81%) Android
11 2 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.81%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.81%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.40%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (11.69%) Migration
2 24 (9.68%) Configuration Management
2 24 (9.68%) Network Design
3 19 (7.66%) Network Management
3 19 (7.66%) Software Engineering
4 17 (6.85%) Project Management
5 13 (5.24%) Change Management
5 13 (5.24%) Information Security
5 13 (5.24%) ITIL
5 13 (5.24%) Validation
5 13 (5.24%) Workflow
6 12 (4.84%) Network Architecture
7 11 (4.44%) Load Balancing
7 11 (4.44%) UML
8 10 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (4.03%) Fault Management
8 10 (4.03%) Service Delivery
8 10 (4.03%) Test Automation
9 9 (3.63%) Software Testing
9 9 (3.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.66%) C
2 16 (6.45%) Perl
2 16 (6.45%) Python
3 15 (6.05%) C#
4 13 (5.24%) SQL
5 10 (4.03%) C++
5 10 (4.03%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.23%) Java
7 7 (2.82%) Lisp
8 5 (2.02%) MATLAB
9 4 (1.61%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.21%) Assembly Language
10 3 (1.21%) Embedded C
10 3 (1.21%) Tcl
11 2 (0.81%) Ruby
12 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.40%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 75 (30.24%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (19.76%) CCNP
3 48 (19.35%) CCNA
4 37 (14.92%) Security Cleared
5 19 (7.66%) Degree
6 18 (7.26%) SC Cleared
7 14 (5.65%) JNCIS
8 13 (5.24%) CCIE
9 12 (4.84%) JNCIA
10 10 (4.03%) CCDA
11 9 (3.63%) DV Cleared
11 9 (3.63%) JNCIP
12 6 (2.42%) CCDP
12 6 (2.42%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 5 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (2.02%) Master's Degree
14 4 (1.61%) BC Cleared
14 4 (1.61%) CISSP
14 4 (1.61%) GIAC
15 3 (1.21%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.03%) QA
2 9 (3.63%) MISRA
3 7 (2.82%) SLA
4 5 (2.02%) ISO 26262
5 3 (1.21%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.21%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.81%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (7.66%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.44%) LXC
4 9 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.23%) Firmware
5 8 (3.23%) GPFS
6 6 (2.42%) ISA Server
7 5 (2.02%) NFS
8 4 (1.61%) XenApp
9 3 (1.21%) Squid
9 3 (1.21%) vCloud
9 3 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.81%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.81%) UAG
10 2 (0.81%) vSphere
10 2 (0.81%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.40%) Docker
11 1 (0.40%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (6.05%) Nagios
1 15 (6.05%) Puppet
2 14 (5.65%) Cisco CUCM
2 14 (5.65%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (5.24%) ZABBIX
4 5 (2.02%) EnCase
4 5 (2.02%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.61%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.21%) SCCM
6 3 (1.21%) SCOM
7 2 (0.81%) Cacti
7 2 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.81%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.40%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.40%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.40%) OpenView
8 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.40%) WMI
Vendors
1 136 (54.84%) Cisco
2 54 (21.77%) Juniper
3 29 (11.69%) F5
4 27 (10.89%) VMware
5 23 (9.27%) Red Hat
6 21 (8.47%) CheckPoint
7 19 (7.66%) Microsoft
7 19 (7.66%) Palo Alto
7 19 (7.66%) SolarWinds
8 18 (7.26%) Citrix
8 18 (7.26%) Riverbed
9 15 (6.05%) SevOne
10 12 (4.84%) Avaya
10 12 (4.84%) Fortinet
10 12 (4.84%) Infoblox
11 11 (4.44%) EMC
11 11 (4.44%) Google
11 11 (4.44%) Splunk
12 10 (4.03%) Arista
12 10 (4.03%) Dell
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago