Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 842 761 813
Rank change year-on-year -81 +52 -21
Contract jobs citing Spanning Tree 39 68 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.075% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.53% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 44 39
UK median daily rate £332 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.21% -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £222 £218 £213
90th Percentile £442 £489 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £393
% change year-on-year -0.74% -14.01% +18.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 13,423 12,744 15,794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.33% 14.04% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,322 7,766 9,426
UK median daily rate £420 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year - +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 740 694
UK median hourly rate £19.02 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.24% -18.00% +11.48%
10th Percentile £11.91 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £48.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.52% -20.40% +10.18%

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

Spanning Tree
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

Spanning Tree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Spanning Tree over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Spanning Tree in the UK

Spanning Tree
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

Spanning Tree
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 20 May 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 -80 38 £335 -2.55% 14
UK excluding London -42 27 £335 -0.74% 9
London -59 10 £339 -3.07% 5
North of England -8 8 £375 +11.11% 3
South West 0 7 £320 -9.54% 2
Yorkshire -6 7 £375 +3.45% 2
South East -20 7 £338 +18.84% 2
East of England - 3 £300 - 1
East Midlands -5 1 - -
Midlands -16 1 - - 1
North West -20 1 - -
Scotland -38 1 £300 -20.00%

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 33 (84.62%) Cisco
2 27 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (69.23%) BGP
3 24 (61.54%) OSPF
4 23 (58.97%) EIGRP
5 20 (51.28%) CCNP
5 20 (51.28%) Firewall
6 18 (46.15%) VLAN
6 18 (46.15%) TCP/IP
7 17 (43.59%) LAN
8 16 (41.03%) WAN
8 16 (41.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (33.33%) CCNA
9 13 (33.33%) Juniper
9 13 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
9 13 (33.33%) IPsec
10 12 (30.77%) VPN
11 11 (28.21%) CheckPoint
11 11 (28.21%) HSRP
12 10 (25.64%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (25.64%) Wireless
13 9 (23.08%) MPLS
13 9 (23.08%) DNS
13 9 (23.08%) SNMP
13 9 (23.08%) DHCP
13 9 (23.08%) Linux
14 8 (20.51%) VRRP
14 8 (20.51%) CCSA
15 7 (17.95%) VMware
15 7 (17.95%) ITIL

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 2 (5.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 27 (69.23%) BGP
2 24 (61.54%) OSPF
3 23 (58.97%) EIGRP
4 20 (51.28%) Firewall
5 18 (46.15%) TCP/IP
5 18 (46.15%) VLAN
6 17 (43.59%) LAN
7 16 (41.03%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (41.03%) WAN
8 13 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
8 13 (33.33%) IPsec
9 12 (30.77%) VPN
10 11 (28.21%) HSRP
11 10 (25.64%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (25.64%) Wireless
12 9 (23.08%) DHCP
12 9 (23.08%) DNS
12 9 (23.08%) MPLS
12 9 (23.08%) SNMP
13 8 (20.51%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Network Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Network Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Database Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Network Deployment Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Network Operations Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.56%) LAMP
2 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.13%) PKI
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) Check Point GAiA
3 3 (7.69%) Unix
4 2 (5.13%) CentOS
4 2 (5.13%) Debian
4 2 (5.13%) Mac OS
4 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.13%) Ubuntu
4 2 (5.13%) Windows
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) ITIL
2 6 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 4 (10.26%) Change Control
3 4 (10.26%) Load Balancing
3 4 (10.26%) Network Design
3 4 (10.26%) Network Virtualisation
3 4 (10.26%) Patch Management
3 4 (10.26%) Security Operations
4 3 (7.69%) Change Management
4 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.69%) Migration
4 3 (7.69%) Network Management
5 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (5.13%) Coaching
5 2 (5.13%) High Availability
5 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.13%) Open Source
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.13%) Time Management
5 2 (5.13%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) Python
2 2 (5.13%) VB
3 1 (2.56%) Perl
3 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (51.28%) CCNP
3 13 (33.33%) CCNA
4 8 (20.51%) CCSA
5 6 (15.38%) JNCIA
6 5 (12.82%) CCDP
6 5 (12.82%) CCIE
6 5 (12.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (10.26%) CCENT
7 4 (10.26%) CCSE
7 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
8 2 (5.13%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (2.56%) Degree
9 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.69%) SLA
3 2 (5.13%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.13%) QA
4 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.26%) VirtualBox
3 2 (5.13%) Ceph
3 2 (5.13%) GlusterFS
3 2 (5.13%) NFS
3 2 (5.13%) Samba
4 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.56%) DRBD
4 1 (2.56%) Firmware
4 1 (2.56%) iptables
4 1 (2.56%) KVM
4 1 (2.56%) Lustre
4 1 (2.56%) oVirt
4 1 (2.56%) RHEV
4 1 (2.56%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Cacti
2 2 (5.13%) HAProxy
2 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (5.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.56%) Ansible
3 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (84.62%) Cisco
2 13 (33.33%) Juniper
3 11 (28.21%) CheckPoint
4 7 (17.95%) SolarWinds
4 7 (17.95%) VMware
5 5 (12.82%) Aruba
6 4 (10.26%) Qualys
7 3 (7.69%) Fortinet
7 3 (7.69%) Palo Alto
8 2 (5.13%) CommVault
8 2 (5.13%) HP
8 2 (5.13%) McAfee
8 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.13%) MikroTik
9 1 (2.56%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (2.56%) F5
9 1 (2.56%) Meraki
9 1 (2.56%) Oracle
9 1 (2.56%) Symantec