The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Ethernet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ethernet over the 3 months to 30 March 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.

Ethernet
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 127 115
Rank change year-on-year +17 -12  
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 4 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 1.94% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £325 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £340 £343
% change year-on-year +11.02% -0.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £34.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year +2.40% +295.23%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 299 309 364
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.29% 11.16% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 138 175
Median daily rate £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £232 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 40
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Ethernet
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Ethernet in the West Midlands

Ethernet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ethernet in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ethernet in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ethernet in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ethernet in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethernet within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Birmingham +5 1 £450 - 1
Solihull +3 1 - -
Staffordshire +3 1 £325 +18.18%
Worcestershire - 1 £300 -
Ethernet
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ethernet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Ethernet.

1 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Firmware
3 2 (28.57%) C
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) BGP
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (14.29%) Automotive
4 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (14.29%) LabVIEW
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) CESG

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) AutoCAD
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) IaaS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) BGP
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (14.29%) BIG-IP
4 1 (14.29%) DSL
4 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
4 1 (14.29%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (14.29%) IPsec
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
4 1 (14.29%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) LabVIEW
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Automotive
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
1 1 (14.29%) Leaflet
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) CESG
2 1 (14.29%) Derivative
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) VxWorks
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Post-Production
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Server Hardening
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
2 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) CCIE
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIA
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Firmware
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) NFS
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Assembla
2 1 (14.29%) Brocade
2 1 (14.29%) F5
2 1 (14.29%) Infoblox
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) Meru Networks
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) VMware