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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 194 222 203
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -19
Contract jobs citing DSL 5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.086% 0.028% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.25% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Average daily rate
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£284 £290 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -36.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £282 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £298 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £150 £160
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £21.00
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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
735 816 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.66% 11.50% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 532 599
Average daily rate £375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 41 35
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £39.40 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 25 November 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 13 (86.67%) LAN
2 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) Firewall
3 9 (60.00%) WAN
3 9 (60.00%) Windows
4 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
5 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
5 7 (46.67%) MS Office
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
6 6 (40.00%) Performance Management
6 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
6 6 (40.00%) BIG-IP
6 6 (40.00%) WSUS
6 6 (40.00%) NLBS
6 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (40.00%) ITIL
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (40.00%) MPLS
6 6 (40.00%) Blackberry
6 6 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (40.00%) Service Management
6 6 (40.00%) Wireless
7 5 (33.33%) VMware
7 5 (33.33%) Thin Client
7 5 (33.33%) Citrix
7 5 (33.33%) Juniper
7 5 (33.33%) Xen
7 5 (33.33%) Fat Client

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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
2 6 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Project
3 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) LAN
2 12 (80.00%) Firewall
3 9 (60.00%) WAN
4 6 (40.00%) BIG-IP
4 6 (40.00%) MPLS
4 6 (40.00%) Wireless
5 4 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (20.00%) BGP
6 3 (20.00%) Broadband
6 3 (20.00%) ISDN
6 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) VPN
6 3 (20.00%) WLAN
7 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (13.33%) VoIP
7 2 (13.33%) SAN
7 2 (13.33%) SSL
7 2 (13.33%) Extranet
8 1 (6.67%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Maven
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Dutch Language
2 1 (6.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 3 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Operations Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) JMS
1 1 (6.67%) Akka
1 1 (6.67%) Apache Camel
1 1 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (6.67%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 5 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 3 (20.00%) Clustering
4 2 (13.33%) SecurID
5 1 (6.67%) Handset
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) UNIX
5 3 (20.00%) Solaris
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Performance Management
1 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
1 6 (40.00%) Service Management
2 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Network Management
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) BCP
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) Security Management
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C++
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) Groovy
1 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%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
3 1 (6.67%) CCSP
3 1 (6.67%) CCENT
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) NLBS
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Xen
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) XenApp
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) VMware
4 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 5 (33.33%) Juniper
5 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
5 2 (13.33%) Proofpoint
6 1 (6.67%) Perforce
6 1 (6.67%) IPFX