The table below looks at the statistics for DASS2 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DASS2 over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Access Signaling System 2 (DASS2)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing DASS2 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
DASS2
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6854 7032 6001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 14.99% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4088 3973 3220
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 404 361
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £12.81 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

DASS2
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DASS2 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DASS2 Jobs Demand Trend in England

DASS2
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DASS2 across the England region.

DASS2 Daily Rate Trend in England

DASS2
Top 22 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing DASS2 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 DASS2.

1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) RIP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Nokia
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) DPNSS
1 1 (100.00%) H.323
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) SMLT
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
1 1 (100.00%) HSRP

DASS2
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing DASS2 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 DASS2. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) DPNSS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) H.323
1 1 (100.00%) HSRP
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) RIP
1 1 (100.00%) SMLT
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Nokia
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel