The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Gigabit Ethernet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Gigabit Ethernet over the 3 months to 26 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.

Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 606 644 635
Rank change year-on-year +38 -9  
Contract jobs citing Gigabit Ethernet 1 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.013% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.016% 0.082% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £313 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -37.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £250 -
% change year-on-year +25.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Gigabit 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 6391 8567 8055
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.59% 16.14% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3780 5194 4540
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 421 475
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

Gigabit Ethernet
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Gigabit Ethernet in the UK

Gigabit Ethernet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Gigabit Ethernet.

Contractor daily rate trend for Gigabit Ethernet in the UK

Gigabit Ethernet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gigabit Ethernet.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Gigabit Ethernet in the UK

Gigabit Ethernet
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gigabit Ethernet within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +28 1 £313 +25.00% 5
Derby - 1 £313 -
Derbyshire - 1 £313 -
East Midlands - 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Gigabit 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 Gigabit Ethernet.

1 5 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (80.00%) HSRP
2 4 (80.00%) Multicast
2 4 (80.00%) Palo Alto
2 4 (80.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) IPsec
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) EIGRP
2 4 (80.00%) SNMP
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) CCSP
3 3 (60.00%) CCNP
3 3 (60.00%) Unix
3 3 (60.00%) TACACS
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) vCloud
3 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (60.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) VXLAN

Gigabit 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) EIGRP
2 4 (80.00%) HSRP
2 4 (80.00%) IPsec
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) Multicast
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) SNMP
3 3 (60.00%) BIG-IP
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) Fast Ethernet
3 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) TACACS
3 3 (60.00%) VXLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security Specialist
1 3 (60.00%) Network Specialist
1 3 (60.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) CCSP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) vCloud
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (60.00%) Arista
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Aruba
4 1 (20.00%) Riverbed