Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Spanning Tree skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Spanning Tree over the 6 months to 19 August 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.

Spanning Tree Protocol
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 850 811 867
Rank change year-on-year -39 +56 -97
Contract jobs citing Spanning Tree 47 58 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.060% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.44% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 33
UK median daily rate £335 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.29% -6.67% -10.45%
10th Percentile £229 £216 £308
90th Percentile £481 £575 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £344 £400
% change year-on-year +3.27% -14.06% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50

Spanning Tree 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 13,751 13,129 16,801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.45% 13.61% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,418 7,887 10,196
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 746 811
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.22 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.70% -26.00% +21.95%

Spanning Tree
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Spanning Tree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Spanning Tree in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Spanning Tree in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spanning Tree over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spanning Tree in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spanning Tree in the UK

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Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spanning Tree within the UK over the 6 months to 19 August 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 -37 45 £333 -8.28% 8
UK excluding London -26 24 £355 +3.27% 3
London -36 21 £340 -9.33% 5
North of England -19 7 £413 -4.35% 2
Yorkshire -5 6 £375 +3.45% 1
East of England - 6 £369 -
South West -15 5 £320 -5.19%
South East -17 3 £463 +2.78%
Scotland -45 2 £450 +38.46%
East Midlands +2 1 - -
Midlands -8 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Spanning Tree 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 Spanning Tree.

1 46 (97.87%) Cisco
2 37 (78.72%) BGP
3 32 (68.09%) Firewall
4 30 (63.83%) OSPF
5 27 (57.45%) EIGRP
6 26 (55.32%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (53.19%) TCP/IP
8 24 (51.06%) WAN
9 23 (48.94%) LAN
9 23 (48.94%) VLAN
9 23 (48.94%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (40.43%) VPN
11 17 (36.17%) CCNP
11 17 (36.17%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (34.04%) DNS
12 16 (34.04%) MPLS
12 16 (34.04%) IPsec
13 15 (31.91%) Network Security
13 15 (31.91%) CheckPoint
14 14 (29.79%) CCNA
14 14 (29.79%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (29.79%) Data Centre
15 13 (27.66%) Wireless
15 13 (27.66%) Juniper
16 12 (25.53%) Network Management
17 11 (23.40%) HSRP
17 11 (23.40%) VRRP
18 10 (21.28%) CCSA
18 10 (21.28%) SolarWinds
19 9 (19.15%) Aruba

Spanning Tree
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 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 37 (78.72%) BGP
2 32 (68.09%) Firewall
3 30 (63.83%) OSPF
4 27 (57.45%) EIGRP
5 25 (53.19%) TCP/IP
6 24 (51.06%) WAN
7 23 (48.94%) Cisco Nexus
7 23 (48.94%) LAN
7 23 (48.94%) VLAN
8 19 (40.43%) VPN
9 17 (36.17%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (34.04%) DNS
10 16 (34.04%) IPsec
10 16 (34.04%) MPLS
11 15 (31.91%) Network Security
12 14 (29.79%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (27.66%) Wireless
14 11 (23.40%) HSRP
14 11 (23.40%) VRRP
15 8 (17.02%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Multimedia
3 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.26%) Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (70.21%) Network Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) Network Security Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) Security Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Migration Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Network Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Platform Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Lead Network Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Security Operations Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.26%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.89%) PKI
3 4 (8.51%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.26%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Windows
3 3 (6.38%) Check Point GAiA
4 2 (4.26%) Mac OS
4 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Network Management
2 9 (19.15%) Migration
3 7 (14.89%) ITIL
3 7 (14.89%) Network Virtualisation
4 5 (10.64%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.51%) Change Control
5 4 (8.51%) Security Operations
5 4 (8.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (6.38%) Change Management
6 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.38%) Project Management
7 2 (4.26%) BCP
7 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.26%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (4.26%) Information Security
7 2 (4.26%) Information Security Management
7 2 (4.26%) Network Design
7 2 (4.26%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
1 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.26%) Python
1 2 (4.26%) VB
2 1 (2.13%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (55.32%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (36.17%) CCNP
3 14 (29.79%) CCNA
4 10 (21.28%) CCSA
5 7 (14.89%) CCSE
6 5 (10.64%) CCIE
7 4 (8.51%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (8.51%) JNCIA
8 3 (6.38%) CCDP
8 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (4.26%) CCENT
10 1 (2.13%) CCIE Data Center
10 1 (2.13%) CISSP
10 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.38%) SLA
3 2 (4.26%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.26%) VirtualBox
2 2 (4.26%) vSphere
3 1 (2.13%) Firmware
3 1 (2.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (6.38%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.26%) Cacti
3 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (4.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (4.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 46 (97.87%) Cisco
2 15 (31.91%) CheckPoint
3 13 (27.66%) Juniper
4 10 (21.28%) SolarWinds
5 9 (19.15%) Aruba
6 7 (14.89%) Palo Alto
7 6 (12.77%) Fortinet
7 6 (12.77%) VMware
8 5 (10.64%) Dell
8 5 (10.64%) EMC
8 5 (10.64%) Infoblox
9 4 (8.51%) F5
9 4 (8.51%) Riverbed
10 3 (6.38%) McAfee
10 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
11 2 (4.26%) CommVault
11 2 (4.26%) HP
11 2 (4.26%) Qualys
12 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
12 1 (2.13%) ProCurve