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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 530 525 535
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing DSL 56 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.063% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.76% 0.46% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 9
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£340 £345 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £286 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £412 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £88.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £164.00 - £15.00
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7344 6553 6343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.49% 13.68% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 3597 3312
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 362 498
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DSL across the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

DSL Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 July 2015. 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 +4 35 £340 -1.44% 6
South East -11 9 £230 -29.23% 6
South West -7 3 £325 - 4
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
East of England - 3 £336 - 1
North West -15 2 £413 - 1
Yorkshire -21 1 £120 -65.71%
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DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 71 (66.98%) MPLS
2 70 (66.04%) Cisco
3 53 (50.00%) WAN
3 53 (50.00%) LAN
4 44 (41.51%) CheckPoint
4 44 (41.51%) Firewall
4 44 (41.51%) Wireless
5 40 (37.74%) Windows
6 32 (30.19%) Telecoms
6 32 (30.19%) BGP
7 28 (26.42%) OSPF
7 28 (26.42%) Active Directory
7 28 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (25.47%) ITIL
9 26 (24.53%) VPN
10 25 (23.58%) Microsoft
10 25 (23.58%) SDH
10 25 (23.58%) Performance Management
11 24 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (22.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (22.64%) Wi-Fi
12 23 (21.70%) Service Management
12 23 (21.70%) BCP
12 23 (21.70%) MS Exchange
12 23 (21.70%) Business Continuity
12 23 (21.70%) Business Continuity Planning
13 22 (20.75%) BIG-IP
13 22 (20.75%) Windows 7
13 22 (20.75%) Problem Management
13 22 (20.75%) CCNP

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 23 (21.70%) MS Exchange
2 21 (19.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (19.81%) MS Office
2 2 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 71 (66.98%) MPLS
2 53 (50.00%) LAN
2 53 (50.00%) WAN
3 44 (41.51%) Firewall
3 44 (41.51%) Wireless
4 32 (30.19%) BGP
5 28 (26.42%) OSPF
6 26 (24.53%) VPN
7 25 (23.58%) SDH
8 24 (22.64%) Wi-Fi
9 22 (20.75%) BIG-IP
10 20 (18.87%) EIGRP
11 18 (16.98%) WiMAX
11 18 (16.98%) DHCP
11 18 (16.98%) DNS
11 18 (16.98%) TCP/IP
12 17 (16.04%) CDMA2000
12 17 (16.04%) Ethernet
12 17 (16.04%) UMTS
12 17 (16.04%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
1 1 (0.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.94%) Trac
2 1 (0.94%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.94%) JIRA
General
1 32 (30.19%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.72%) Finance
3 4 (3.77%) Banking
4 3 (2.83%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.94%) Legal
5 1 (0.94%) Back Office
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 35 (33.02%) Network Engineer
2 20 (18.87%) Analyst
3 12 (11.32%) Operations Analyst
4 11 (10.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (8.49%) Security Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) IP Network Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) IP Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) IT Security Manager
8 4 (3.77%) Security Manager
8 4 (3.77%) Architect
8 4 (3.77%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.83%) Technical Support
10 2 (1.89%) Technical Architect
10 2 (1.89%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (1.89%) Project Manager
10 2 (1.89%) Business Analyst
10 2 (1.89%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.77%) CSS
1 4 (3.77%) .NET
2 1 (0.94%) J2EE
2 1 (0.94%) COM
2 1 (0.94%) HTML
2 1 (0.94%) CGI
2 1 (0.94%) Middleware
2 1 (0.94%) FpML
2 1 (0.94%) Spring
2 1 (0.94%) WCF
2 1 (0.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.75%) Blackberry
2 9 (8.49%) Thin Client
2 9 (8.49%) Fat Client
3 8 (7.55%) e-Health
3 8 (7.55%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.77%) PKI
6 3 (2.83%) Clustering
7 2 (1.89%) Derivative
7 2 (1.89%) Statistics
7 2 (1.89%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.89%) NHS
7 2 (1.89%) Handset
7 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.94%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.94%) CMDB
8 1 (0.94%) ASIC
8 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (37.74%) Windows
2 24 (22.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 24 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (20.75%) Windows 7
4 11 (10.38%) Linux
5 10 (9.43%) UNIX
6 4 (3.77%) Solaris
7 1 (0.94%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.47%) ITIL
2 25 (23.58%) Performance Management
3 23 (21.70%) BCP
3 23 (21.70%) Service Management
3 23 (21.70%) Business Continuity
3 23 (21.70%) Business Continuity Planning
4 22 (20.75%) Problem Management
5 21 (19.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (16.98%) ITSM
7 17 (16.04%) Network Planning
8 11 (10.38%) Migration
9 9 (8.49%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (7.55%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (5.66%) Information Security
12 5 (4.72%) Service Delivery
12 5 (4.72%) Network Management
13 4 (3.77%) ITIL V2
13 4 (3.77%) Capacity Management
13 4 (3.77%) Cyber Security
13 4 (3.77%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.15%) C
2 1 (0.94%) C#
2 1 (0.94%) Java
2 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (20.75%) CCNA
2 22 (20.75%) CCNP
3 13 (12.26%) Security Cleared
4 12 (11.32%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.66%) BC Cleared
6 4 (3.77%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (3.77%) CCSA
6 4 (3.77%) CCSE
6 4 (3.77%) CCIE
7 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.83%) Degree
8 2 (1.89%) MCSE
8 2 (1.89%) CCIP
9 1 (0.94%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) EMIR
2 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.94%) MiFID
System Software
1 28 (26.42%) Active Directory
2 21 (19.81%) NLBS
3 19 (17.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (8.49%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.49%) Xen
5 6 (5.66%) XenApp
6 5 (4.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (3.77%) Snort
7 4 (3.77%) Squid
8 1 (0.94%) Firmware
8 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (19.81%) WSUS
2 10 (9.43%) CiscoWorks
3 9 (8.49%) OpenView
3 9 (8.49%) AirWatch
4 8 (7.55%) CA Spectrum
5 6 (5.66%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (4.72%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.94%) Iperf
7 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 70 (66.04%) Cisco
2 44 (41.51%) CheckPoint
3 25 (23.58%) Microsoft
4 21 (19.81%) VMware
5 18 (16.98%) Ericsson
6 16 (15.09%) Juniper
7 15 (14.15%) Huawei
8 14 (13.21%) SolarWinds
9 12 (11.32%) Websense
10 11 (10.38%) Citrix
11 10 (9.43%) HP
11 10 (9.43%) F5
12 9 (8.49%) Nokia
12 9 (8.49%) Aruba
13 8 (7.55%) CA
13 8 (7.55%) Nortel
14 6 (5.66%) Blue Coat
15 5 (4.72%) McAfee
15 5 (4.72%) Polycom
15 5 (4.72%) TippingPoint
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