The table below looks at the statistics for DSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 62 58 49
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing DSL 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.15% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 1.22% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£160 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £120 £256
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -53.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £38.75
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
109 82 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.42% 12.54% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 53 38
Average daily rate £328 £320 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% -8.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £205 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 6
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.40 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

DSL
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

DSL Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

DSL
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

DSL Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

DSL
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) ADSL
1 1 (100.00%) Broadband
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) PSTN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) RIP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) DSLAM
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) BT
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Cramer
1 1 (100.00%) LLU
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) xDSL

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) ADSL
1 1 (100.00%) Broadband
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) PSTN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) RIP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) DSLAM
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) LLU
1 1 (100.00%) xDSL
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) BT
1 1 (100.00%) Cramer