The table below looks at the statistics for DSL 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 DSL over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 538 543 529
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs citing DSL 45 14 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.029% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.21% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 17
Average daily rate
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£340 £413 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.57% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £120 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £515 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £120 £330
% change year-on-year
+191.66% -63.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7443 6649 8272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.61% 13.66% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4074 3675 3832
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 385 650
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in England

DSL
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

DSL Daily Rate Trend in England

DSL
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DSL across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

DSL Daily Rate Histogram in England

DSL
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DSL across the England region.

DSL Hourly Rate Trend in England

DSL
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +38 28 £340 -32.00% 9
South East -1 6 £281 +134.16% 2
North East - 2 £256 -
North West - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
East of England - 1 - - 2
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 41 (52.56%) Cisco
2 38 (48.72%) LAN
3 36 (46.15%) WAN
3 36 (46.15%) Firewall
4 32 (41.03%) Windows
5 31 (39.74%) MPLS
6 27 (34.62%) Microsoft
7 26 (33.33%) MS Office
8 23 (29.49%) ITIL
8 23 (29.49%) CheckPoint
8 23 (29.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (29.49%) Windows 7
9 22 (28.21%) BIG-IP
9 22 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (28.21%) MS Exchange
10 21 (26.92%) Active Directory
11 20 (25.64%) Blackberry
11 20 (25.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 20 (25.64%) Service Management
11 20 (25.64%) NLBS
12 19 (24.36%) WSUS
13 18 (23.08%) Hyper-V
13 18 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (23.08%) VMware
14 17 (21.79%) Performance Management
15 16 (20.51%) Xen
15 16 (20.51%) Fat Client
15 16 (20.51%) Telecoms
15 16 (20.51%) Thin Client
15 16 (20.51%) Cisco Certification

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 22 (28.21%) MS Exchange
2 20 (25.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (33.33%) MS Office
2 4 (5.13%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.56%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 38 (48.72%) LAN
2 36 (46.15%) WAN
2 36 (46.15%) Firewall
3 31 (39.74%) MPLS
4 22 (28.21%) BIG-IP
5 15 (19.23%) Ethernet
6 13 (16.67%) VPN
6 13 (16.67%) SAN
7 12 (15.38%) BGP
8 11 (14.10%) TCP/IP
9 8 (10.26%) Wireless
9 8 (10.26%) OSPF
10 7 (8.97%) xDSL
10 7 (8.97%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (8.97%) ISDN
10 7 (8.97%) Internet
11 6 (7.69%) SDH
11 6 (7.69%) LDAP
12 5 (6.41%) VLAN
12 5 (6.41%) ATM
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 16 (20.51%) Telecoms
2 13 (16.67%) Finance
3 8 (10.26%) Banking
3 8 (10.26%) Investment Banking
4 6 (7.69%) Dutch Language
5 4 (5.13%) Marketing
6 2 (2.56%) Retail
6 2 (2.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (34.62%) Analyst
2 11 (14.10%) Operations Analyst
3 8 (10.26%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Java Developer
4 7 (8.97%) Developer
5 6 (7.69%) Architect
5 6 (7.69%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Team Leader
6 5 (6.41%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Product Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Network Architect
8 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Business Data Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Citrix Support
8 3 (3.85%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) FpML
2 6 (7.69%) XML
2 6 (7.69%) JMS
2 6 (7.69%) JNDI
2 6 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
2 6 (7.69%) JRules
2 6 (7.69%) Drools
2 6 (7.69%) Akka
2 6 (7.69%) Apache Camel
3 3 (3.85%) Spring
3 3 (3.85%) XSLT
3 3 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.64%) Blackberry
2 16 (20.51%) Fat Client
2 16 (20.51%) Thin Client
3 8 (10.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (10.26%) Reference Data
3 8 (10.26%) Derivative
4 3 (3.85%) EqualLogic
4 3 (3.85%) Statistics
5 2 (2.56%) Clustering
5 2 (2.56%) STB
5 2 (2.56%) SecurID
5 2 (2.56%) e-Health
5 2 (2.56%) Open Source
6 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.28%) CMDB
6 1 (1.28%) PMI
6 1 (1.28%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 32 (41.03%) Windows
2 23 (29.49%) Windows Server 2008
2 23 (29.49%) Windows 7
3 22 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (11.54%) Linux
5 4 (5.13%) UNIX
6 3 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.56%) Solaris
8 1 (1.28%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.49%) ITIL
2 20 (25.64%) Service Management
3 17 (21.79%) Performance Management
4 15 (19.23%) Problem Management
5 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (16.67%) Project Management
6 9 (11.54%) Data Modelling
6 9 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (10.26%) ITSM
7 8 (10.26%) Configuration Management
7 8 (10.26%) Migration
7 8 (10.26%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (8.97%) Business Continuity Planning
8 7 (8.97%) Business Continuity
8 7 (8.97%) BCP
9 6 (7.69%) Wealth Management
9 6 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (7.69%) Project Planning
9 6 (7.69%) Business Transformation
10 5 (6.41%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.82%) Java
2 7 (8.97%) C++
3 6 (7.69%) SQL
3 6 (7.69%) Groovy
3 6 (7.69%) Scala
4 3 (3.85%) C
5 2 (2.56%) Python
6 1 (1.28%) VB
6 1 (1.28%) VBA
6 1 (1.28%) Perl
6 1 (1.28%) PowerHouse
6 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (11.54%) CCNP
3 8 (10.26%) CCNA
3 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.41%) CCIE
5 4 (5.13%) MCSE
5 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.85%) CCA
6 3 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.56%) CCIP
7 2 (2.56%) MCITP
7 2 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.56%) Degree
7 2 (2.56%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.28%) CCDP
8 1 (1.28%) CCSP
8 1 (1.28%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) QA
2 4 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 20 (25.64%) NLBS
3 18 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 18 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (20.51%) Xen
5 10 (12.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 10 (12.82%) XenApp
6 2 (2.56%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.56%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.28%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 19 (24.36%) WSUS
2 3 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (3.85%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.28%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 41 (52.56%) Cisco
2 27 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 23 (29.49%) CheckPoint
4 18 (23.08%) VMware
5 16 (20.51%) Citrix
6 7 (8.97%) Juniper
7 6 (7.69%) Perforce
8 4 (5.13%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.85%) F5
9 3 (3.85%) Oracle
9 3 (3.85%) Symantec
9 3 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (3.85%) NetApp
10 2 (2.56%) Remedy
10 2 (2.56%) HP
10 2 (2.56%) Adobe
10 2 (2.56%) Proofpoint
10 2 (2.56%) NetQoS
11 1 (1.28%) Veeam
11 1 (1.28%) Tandberg