Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 849 854 833
Rank change year-on-year +5 -21 -67
Contract jobs citing Spanning Tree 46 35 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.034% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.25% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 42
UK median daily rate £400 £365 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -18.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £285 £308
90th Percentile £493 £557 £614
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £325 £450
% change year-on-year +34.62% -27.78% +21.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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 13,579 13,886 15,853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.05% 13.58% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,167 8,467 9,608
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 739 812
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -19.15% +14.63%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.03 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.66 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.81% -25.35% +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 20 November 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 13 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 November 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 +11 44 £400 +14.29% 6
London +9 26 £400 -20.00%
UK excluding London -25 20 £438 +34.62% 7
South East -17 6 £463 +42.31%
North of England -22 5 £430 - 1
East of England - 4 £438 - 3
Yorkshire -12 3 - - 1
Midlands 0 2 £313 +4.17% 2
West Midlands -16 2 £313 +4.17% 1
Scotland -18 2 £450 +24.14% 1
South West -23 1 - -
North East - 1 £450 -
North West - 1 £410 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 36 (78.26%) BGP
1 36 (78.26%) Firewall
2 34 (73.91%) Cisco
3 31 (67.39%) WAN
4 30 (65.22%) LAN
5 28 (60.87%) VPN
6 27 (58.70%) OSPF
7 25 (54.35%) TCP/IP
8 21 (45.65%) VLAN
9 20 (43.48%) EIGRP
10 18 (39.13%) MPLS
11 17 (36.96%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (32.61%) Internet
14 14 (30.43%) Juniper
14 14 (30.43%) DNS
14 14 (30.43%) IPsec
14 14 (30.43%) Data Centre
15 13 (28.26%) Wireless
16 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
16 12 (26.09%) SolarWinds
16 12 (26.09%) Network Management
16 12 (26.09%) Network Virtualisation
17 11 (23.91%) Aruba
17 11 (23.91%) Network Security
17 11 (23.91%) CCNP
18 10 (21.74%) Ethernet
18 10 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
18 10 (21.74%) Finance
18 10 (21.74%) Multicast

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 4 (8.70%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.17%) IIS
3 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 36 (78.26%) BGP
1 36 (78.26%) Firewall
2 31 (67.39%) WAN
3 30 (65.22%) LAN
4 28 (60.87%) VPN
5 27 (58.70%) OSPF
6 25 (54.35%) TCP/IP
7 21 (45.65%) VLAN
8 20 (43.48%) EIGRP
9 18 (39.13%) MPLS
10 17 (36.96%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (32.61%) Internet
12 14 (30.43%) DNS
12 14 (30.43%) IPsec
13 13 (28.26%) Wireless
14 11 (23.91%) Network Security
15 10 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (21.74%) Ethernet
15 10 (21.74%) Multicast
16 9 (19.57%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Multimedia
3 4 (8.70%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (65.22%) Network Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Network Security Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Security Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Senior Security Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Juniper Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Lead Network Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Telephony Architect
8 1 (2.17%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.35%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.04%) PKI
3 3 (6.52%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.35%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Linux
2 6 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (8.70%) Ubuntu
3 4 (8.70%) Windows
4 3 (6.52%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Network Management
1 12 (26.09%) Network Virtualisation
2 7 (15.22%) Migration
3 5 (10.87%) Network Architecture
3 5 (10.87%) Network Design
3 5 (10.87%) Post-Production
4 4 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.35%) Patch Management
6 2 (4.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (2.17%) Kanban
7 1 (2.17%) Line Management
7 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.17%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (2.17%) Proactive Monitoring
7 1 (2.17%) Project Management
7 1 (2.17%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (2.17%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) Python
2 4 (8.70%) C
2 4 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.17%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (23.91%) CCNP
3 9 (19.57%) CCNA
4 7 (15.22%) CCSA
5 4 (8.70%) CCSE
6 3 (6.52%) CCIE
6 3 (6.52%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (6.52%) DBS Check
6 3 (6.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.35%) CCENT
7 2 (4.35%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.17%) CCDP
8 1 (2.17%) CCIE Data Center
8 1 (2.17%) CISSP
8 1 (2.17%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
1 4 (8.70%) KVM
1 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.35%) VirtualBox
3 2 (4.35%) vSphere
4 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.17%) NFS
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (6.52%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.35%) Cacti
3 2 (4.35%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 34 (73.91%) Cisco
2 14 (30.43%) Juniper
3 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
3 12 (26.09%) SolarWinds
4 11 (23.91%) Aruba
5 6 (13.04%) Infoblox
5 6 (13.04%) Palo Alto
6 5 (10.87%) Dell
6 5 (10.87%) EMC
6 5 (10.87%) Riverbed
6 5 (10.87%) VMware
7 4 (8.70%) HP
7 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.70%) Mirantis
7 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
8 3 (6.52%) F5
8 3 (6.52%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.35%) Qualys
9 2 (4.35%) SonicWALL
10 1 (2.17%) ProCurve