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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 162 160 202
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +42
Contract jobs citing DSL 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.032% 0.029% 0.070%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.29% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £500 £210 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+138.09% -26.95%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £475 £235
% change year-on-year
-23.68% +102.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - £15.00
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
421 350 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.31% 10.26% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 263 551
Median daily rate £450 £413 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 16
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% +17.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing DSL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 15 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for DSL.

1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (100.00%) Ansible
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Private Cloud

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Ansible