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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 185 208 200
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -8
Contract jobs citing DSL 8 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.065% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 0.56% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £600 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.83% +263.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £388 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £600 £181
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £164.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1071.42% -6.66%
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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
725 712 893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.16% 11.50% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 504 609
Average daily rate £408 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 38
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.02% -84.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 7 (77.78%) MPLS
3 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 6 (66.67%) WAN
3 6 (66.67%) LAN
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (55.56%) Firewall
4 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) BIG-IP
5 4 (44.44%) NLBS
5 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
5 4 (44.44%) Service Management
5 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
5 4 (44.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 4 (44.44%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) Performance Management
5 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
6 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (33.33%) MS Office
6 3 (33.33%) BCP
6 3 (33.33%) BGP
6 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
1 4 (44.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) MPLS
2 6 (66.67%) LAN
2 6 (66.67%) WAN
3 5 (55.56%) Firewall
4 4 (44.44%) BIG-IP
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) BGP
6 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
6 2 (22.22%) VRRP
6 2 (22.22%) DHCP
6 2 (22.22%) OSPF
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (22.22%) HSRP
6 2 (22.22%) Broadband
7 1 (11.11%) SAN
7 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 1 (11.11%) VoIP
7 1 (11.11%) WLAN
7 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
2 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
2 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
3 1 (11.11%) FlexPod
3 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) Service Management
1 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Management
2 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 3 (33.33%) BCP
3 2 (22.22%) ITSM
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 1 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) NLBS
3 2 (22.22%) Xen
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) XenApp
4 1 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) WSUS
2 2 (22.22%) AirWatch
2 2 (22.22%) OpenView
2 2 (22.22%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Websense
5 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
5 2 (22.22%) Aruba
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) Riverbed
6 1 (11.11%) Juniper
6 1 (11.11%) NetApp