Period
to 21 October 2018

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 6 months to 21 October 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.

Ethernet
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 179 195
Rank change year-on-year -15 +16 -23
Contract jobs citing Ethernet 8 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.11% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 0.69% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
West Midlands median daily rate £280 £260 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -38.82% -10.53%
10th Percentile £175 £260 £173
90th Percentile £338 £260 £438
England median daily rate £400 £360 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £29.99 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.38% -17.84% -16.63%
10th Percentile £37.50 £25.73 £35.50
90th Percentile £42.50 £36.25 £38.90
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% +35.51%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 662 725 867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.12% 15.65% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 431 461
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £160 £181
90th Percentile £530 £500 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 47 37
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.92 £24.98 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.28% +16.19% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.85 £11.77
90th Percentile £28.38 £55.50 £39.70
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

Ethernet
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Ethernet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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

Ethernet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ethernet in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ethernet in the West Midlands

Ethernet
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

Ethernet
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 6 months to 21 October 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
Birmingham - 4 £325 - 4
Solihull - 3 - -
Shropshire - 1 £235 -
Ethernet
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Ethernet 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Ethernet.

1 4 (50.00%) VLAN
1 4 (50.00%) Network Management
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) VPLS
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 3 (37.50%) X.21
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) SDH
2 3 (37.50%) Juniper
2 3 (37.50%) MPLS
2 3 (37.50%) BGP
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) DSL
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) Network Design
3 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) Aruba
4 1 (12.50%) MCSM
4 1 (12.50%) FlexRay

Ethernet
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) VLAN
2 3 (37.50%) BGP
2 3 (37.50%) MPLS
2 3 (37.50%) SDH
2 3 (37.50%) VPLS
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 3 (37.50%) X.21
3 2 (25.00%) DSL
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) ADSL
4 1 (12.50%) FlexRay
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) KiloStream
4 1 (12.50%) MegaStream
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Automotive
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Network Management
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) Network Design
3 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
3 1 (12.50%) ACDT
3 1 (12.50%) ACHDS
3 1 (12.50%) ACTC
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) MCDST
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) MCSM
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Juniper
2 2 (25.00%) Aruba
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) Bloomberg
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle