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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 189 215 218
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +3
Contract jobs citing DSL 10 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.028% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.25% 0.23% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
Average daily rate
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£345 £500 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.00% +80.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £500 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £500 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £120 £340
% change year-on-year
+191.66% -64.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.75
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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
798 854 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.53% 11.78% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 572 642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 43
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 11 (73.33%) LAN
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (60.00%) WAN
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
4 7 (46.67%) MS Office
4 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
4 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (46.67%) MPLS
4 7 (46.67%) Blackberry
4 7 (46.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 7 (46.67%) Service Management
4 7 (46.67%) BIG-IP
4 7 (46.67%) WSUS
4 7 (46.67%) NLBS
4 7 (46.67%) Performance Management
4 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
5 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
5 6 (40.00%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) Citrix
6 5 (33.33%) Thin Client
6 5 (33.33%) VMware
6 5 (33.33%) Fat Client
6 5 (33.33%) Xen
6 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 7 (46.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) LAN
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) WAN
3 7 (46.67%) MPLS
3 7 (46.67%) BIG-IP
4 4 (26.67%) Wireless
5 3 (20.00%) SAN
6 2 (13.33%) Extranet
6 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 2 (13.33%) SSL
6 2 (13.33%) WLAN
6 2 (13.33%) Broadband
6 2 (13.33%) ISDN
6 2 (13.33%) BGP
6 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (6.67%) LDAP
7 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
7 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Maven
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Development Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Network Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Operations Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Spring
1 3 (20.00%) XSLT
2 1 (6.67%) JMS
2 1 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (6.67%) JNDI
2 1 (6.67%) Akka
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Blackberry
2 5 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 5 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 2 (13.33%) SecurID
4 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) UNIX
4 2 (13.33%) Solaris
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Service Management
1 7 (46.67%) Performance Management
2 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Network Management
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
4 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (13.33%) BCP
4 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
4 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (13.33%) ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) Security Management
5 1 (6.67%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Groovy
2 1 (6.67%) Scala
2 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
3 1 (6.67%) CCSP
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
1 7 (46.67%) NLBS
2 5 (33.33%) Xen
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (20.00%) XenApp
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (26.67%) Juniper
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
7 2 (13.33%) Proofpoint
8 1 (6.67%) Perforce