The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 187 216 219
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +3
Contract jobs citing DSL 8 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.042% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 0.38% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £500 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
- -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.50
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
711 796 969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.33% 11.24% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 529 650
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 36 40
Average hourly rate £21.25 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.14% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £54.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
DSL
London

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DSL across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

DSL Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 9 (75.00%) LAN
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
1 9 (75.00%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) WAN
2 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (50.00%) MPLS
3 6 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 6 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (50.00%) MS Office
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) Service Management
3 6 (50.00%) BIG-IP
3 6 (50.00%) WSUS
3 6 (50.00%) NLBS
3 6 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
4 5 (41.67%) Xen
4 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (41.67%) Fat Client
4 5 (41.67%) Problem Management
4 5 (41.67%) Thin Client
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) LAN
1 9 (75.00%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) MPLS
3 6 (50.00%) BIG-IP
4 3 (25.00%) Wireless
4 3 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (16.67%) Extranet
5 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 2 (16.67%) SSL
5 2 (16.67%) ISDN
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (8.33%) Broadband
6 1 (8.33%) WLAN
6 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
6 1 (8.33%) Network Security
6 1 (8.33%) BGP
6 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 3 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Development Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) XSLT
1 3 (25.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (41.67%) Thin Client
2 5 (41.67%) Fat Client
3 2 (16.67%) SecurID
4 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Service Management
1 6 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Network Management
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) BCP
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) ITSM
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) CCNP
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CCIE
3 1 (8.33%) CCSP
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (50.00%) NLBS
2 5 (41.67%) Xen
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (25.00%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Juniper
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle
6 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 2 (16.67%) Proofpoint