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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank - 194 206
Contract jobs citing DSL 0 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.12% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.93% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 4
Average daily rate - £331 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -44.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £295 £368
% change year-on-year
+13.55% -19.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £164.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +1071.42%
DSL
London

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
433 754 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.40% 13.46% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 549 518
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 21
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £13.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £22.90 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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