The table below looks at the statistics for DSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 190 225 211
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -14
Contract jobs citing DSL 9 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.028% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.12% 0.23% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 8
Average daily rate
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£320 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £500 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £500 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £120 £309
% change year-on-year
+127.08% -61.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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 City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
804 879 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.66% 12.21% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 590 675
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 42
Average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% +81.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.58 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

DSL
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

DSL Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

DSL
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

DSL Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) LAN
2 11 (73.33%) Firewall
3 9 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) WAN
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 7 (46.67%) ITIL
4 7 (46.67%) MS Office
4 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
4 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (46.67%) MPLS
4 7 (46.67%) Blackberry
4 7 (46.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (46.67%) Service Management
4 7 (46.67%) BIG-IP
4 7 (46.67%) WSUS
4 7 (46.67%) NLBS
4 7 (46.67%) Performance Management
4 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
5 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (40.00%) Xen
5 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
5 6 (40.00%) Fat Client
5 6 (40.00%) Thin Client
5 6 (40.00%) VMware
5 6 (40.00%) Citrix

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
1 7 (46.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) LAN
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) WAN
3 7 (46.67%) MPLS
3 7 (46.67%) BIG-IP
4 5 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (20.00%) SAN
5 3 (20.00%) ISDN
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
6 2 (13.33%) BGP
6 2 (13.33%) Extranet
6 2 (13.33%) Broadband
6 2 (13.33%) WLAN
6 2 (13.33%) SSL
6 2 (13.33%) VPN
7 1 (6.67%) DNS
7 1 (6.67%) DHCP
7 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Maven
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 3 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Development Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Support
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Spring
1 2 (13.33%) XSLT
2 1 (6.67%) JMS
2 1 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (6.67%) JNDI
2 1 (6.67%) Akka
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Blackberry
2 6 (40.00%) Fat Client
2 6 (40.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (13.33%) SecurID
3 2 (13.33%) Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (13.33%) UNIX
4 2 (13.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
1 7 (46.67%) Service Management
1 7 (46.67%) Performance Management
2 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Network Management
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.67%) BCP
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.67%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) Security Management
5 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) Groovy
2 1 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
3 1 (6.67%) CCSP
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CCENT
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
1 7 (46.67%) NLBS
2 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (40.00%) Xen
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) Citrix
5 4 (26.67%) Juniper
6 2 (13.33%) Proofpoint
6 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle
7 1 (6.67%) Perforce
7 1 (6.67%) IPFX