Period
to 20 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 838 775 787
Rank change year-on-year -63 +12 0
Contract jobs citing Spanning Tree 31 68 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.071% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.48% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 50 57
UK median daily rate £333 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.27% +6.45% +21.09%
10th Percentile £269 £268 £220
90th Percentile £408 £602 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £338 £350
% change year-on-year -1.85% -3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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 13,308 14,172 14,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.11% 14.87% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,213 8,634 8,781
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 757 816
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.43 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.52 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -9.21% -2.27% -0.79%

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

Spanning Tree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Spanning Tree
Top 11 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 February 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 -71 28 £329 -28.97% 13
UK excluding London -19 23 £331 -1.85% 11
South East -18 10 £338 +46.74% 2
London -51 6 £329 -30.84% 2
North of England +34 5 - - 5
South West +14 5 £313 -23.78% 2
Yorkshire - 4 - - 3
Scotland -20 2 £338 -10.00%
North West +8 1 - - 2
Midlands +3 1 £300 +13.21% 1
West Midlands - 1 £300 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 25 (80.65%) Cisco
2 21 (67.74%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (61.29%) CCNP
4 17 (54.84%) VLAN
5 16 (51.61%) BGP
5 16 (51.61%) LAN
6 15 (48.39%) EIGRP
6 15 (48.39%) OSPF
7 14 (45.16%) Firewall
7 14 (45.16%) WAN
8 12 (38.71%) VPN
9 11 (35.48%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (35.48%) DHCP
9 11 (35.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
10 10 (32.26%) IPsec
11 9 (29.03%) SNMP
11 9 (29.03%) Juniper
12 8 (25.81%) DNS
12 8 (25.81%) Linux
12 8 (25.81%) VMware
13 7 (22.58%) Wireless
13 7 (22.58%) MS Visio
13 7 (22.58%) CCIE
13 7 (22.58%) MPLS
13 7 (22.58%) HSRP
13 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
14 6 (19.35%) 802.1X

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 (6.45%) Apache
1 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) VLAN
2 16 (51.61%) BGP
2 16 (51.61%) LAN
3 15 (48.39%) EIGRP
3 15 (48.39%) OSPF
4 14 (45.16%) Firewall
4 14 (45.16%) WAN
5 12 (38.71%) VPN
6 11 (35.48%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (35.48%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (35.48%) DHCP
7 10 (32.26%) IPsec
7 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
8 9 (29.03%) SNMP
9 8 (25.81%) DNS
10 7 (22.58%) HSRP
10 7 (22.58%) MPLS
10 7 (22.58%) Wireless
11 6 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (19.35%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) Big Data
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Network Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Architect
3 2 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
3 2 (6.45%) Network Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.45%) LDAP
3 1 (3.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
2 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Check Point GAiA
2 4 (12.90%) Unix
3 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.45%) CentOS
4 2 (6.45%) Debian
4 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.45%) Windows
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) ITIL
1 4 (12.90%) Network Virtualisation
1 4 (12.90%) Patch Management
1 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL V3
2 3 (9.68%) Network Design
3 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.45%) Open Source
3 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.23%) B2B
4 1 (3.23%) Change Management
4 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.23%) Kanban
4 1 (3.23%) Migration
4 1 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (3.23%) Service Management
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) Perl
2 1 (3.23%) Python
2 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (67.74%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (61.29%) CCNP
3 7 (22.58%) CCIE
4 5 (16.13%) CCDP
4 5 (16.13%) CCNA
4 5 (16.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (12.90%) CCENT
5 4 (12.90%) CCSA
5 4 (12.90%) JNCIA
5 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) CISSP
7 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (3.23%) Degree
7 1 (3.23%) JNCIP
7 1 (3.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) VirtualBox
3 2 (6.45%) Ceph
3 2 (6.45%) GlusterFS
3 2 (6.45%) ISA Server
3 2 (6.45%) NFS
3 2 (6.45%) Samba
3 2 (6.45%) VMware NSX
3 2 (6.45%) vSphere
3 2 (6.45%) XenApp
4 1 (3.23%) Firmware
4 1 (3.23%) iptables
4 1 (3.23%) KVM
4 1 (3.23%) oVirt
4 1 (3.23%) RHEV
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Cacti
2 2 (6.45%) AirWatch
2 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.45%) HAProxy
2 2 (6.45%) SCOM
3 1 (3.23%) Ansible
3 1 (3.23%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.23%) OpenView
3 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.23%) Puppet
3 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 25 (80.65%) Cisco
2 9 (29.03%) Juniper
3 8 (25.81%) VMware
4 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
5 5 (16.13%) SolarWinds
6 4 (12.90%) Aruba
6 4 (12.90%) HP
6 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.90%) Palo Alto
6 4 (12.90%) Qualys
7 3 (9.68%) Citrix
8 2 (6.45%) Dell
8 2 (6.45%) IBM
8 2 (6.45%) Veritas
9 1 (3.23%) Arista
9 1 (3.23%) BT
9 1 (3.23%) CA
9 1 (3.23%) MikroTik
9 1 (3.23%) Oracle
9 1 (3.23%) Symantec