The table below looks at the statistics for DSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 111 123 123
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing DSL 14 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.53% 0.28% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% 1.20% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Average daily rate
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£235 £120 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.83% -56.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £120 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £150 £160
% change year-on-year
+61.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £21.00
DSL
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
656 583 884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.73% 23.23% 33.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 216 247
Average daily rate £335 £338 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 35
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.28 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DSL across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

DSL
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DSL across the Berkshire region.

DSL Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

DSL
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DSL across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

DSL Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

DSL
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DSL across the Berkshire region.

DSL Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

DSL
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell -5 5 £250 -
Reading +14 4 £250 +108.33%
DSL
South East

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing DSL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DSL.

1 13 (68.42%) Cisco
2 12 (63.16%) ADSL
2 12 (63.16%) Telecoms
3 9 (47.37%) MPLS
3 9 (47.37%) BGP
3 9 (47.37%) Ethernet
3 9 (47.37%) VPN
4 7 (36.84%) CCNA
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (36.84%) WAN
4 7 (36.84%) LAN
4 7 (36.84%) ITIL
4 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
4 7 (36.84%) Internet
4 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) xDSL
5 6 (31.58%) OSPF
5 6 (31.58%) Migration
5 6 (31.58%) Broadband
5 6 (31.58%) CCNP
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) RIP
6 4 (21.05%) SDH
6 4 (21.05%) Service Management
6 4 (21.05%) Firewall
6 4 (21.05%) DSLAM
6 4 (21.05%) EIGRP
6 4 (21.05%) ADSL2+
6 4 (21.05%) BC Cleared

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing DSL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) ADSL
2 9 (47.37%) MPLS
2 9 (47.37%) BGP
2 9 (47.37%) Ethernet
2 9 (47.37%) VPN
3 7 (36.84%) WAN
3 7 (36.84%) LAN
3 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
3 7 (36.84%) Internet
4 6 (31.58%) xDSL
4 6 (31.58%) OSPF
4 6 (31.58%) Broadband
5 4 (21.05%) RIP
5 4 (21.05%) SDH
5 4 (21.05%) Firewall
5 4 (21.05%) DSLAM
5 4 (21.05%) EIGRP
5 4 (21.05%) ADSL2+
5 4 (21.05%) LLU
5 4 (21.05%) SHDSL
General
1 12 (63.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) IP Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Project Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) IP Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Network Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support
4 1 (5.26%) Software Asset Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Software Manager
4 1 (5.26%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Service Management
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (5.26%) Network Management
6 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.26%) Stress Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Time Management
6 1 (5.26%) eTOM
6 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.26%) Network Design
6 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (5.26%) Software Asset Management
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CCNA
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
1 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) CCNP
3 4 (21.05%) BC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) CCIP
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (5.26%) CCIE
5 1 (5.26%) PMP
5 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
5 1 (5.26%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Juniper
4 2 (10.53%) Cramer
5 1 (5.26%) F5
5 1 (5.26%) Tandberg
5 1 (5.26%) Mitel
5 1 (5.26%) BT
5 1 (5.26%) Genesys
5 1 (5.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (5.26%) Nortel