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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 519 511 465
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -46
Contract jobs citing DSL 37 35 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.079% 0.077% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.58% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 18
Average daily rate
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£293 £329 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.02% +14.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £216 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £385 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £333 £288
% change year-on-year
-12.78% +15.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £170.00 £14.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1114.28% -37.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
- -37.07%
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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
6923 6034 6126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.23% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3803 3155 3050
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 354 528
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 5 March 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
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 5 March 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
South East -8 22 £290 -17.14% 12
London -3 13 £339 +13.86% 7
East of England +6 1 £510 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £205 -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - - 5
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 57 (61.96%) MPLS
2 51 (55.43%) Cisco
3 46 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 38 (41.30%) LAN
5 36 (39.13%) WAN
6 34 (36.96%) BGP
7 33 (35.87%) Firewall
8 27 (29.35%) VPN
9 26 (28.26%) Ethernet
9 26 (28.26%) OSPF
9 26 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (27.17%) SDH
11 22 (23.91%) CCNA
12 21 (22.83%) CCNP
12 21 (22.83%) Windows
12 21 (22.83%) Wireless
13 19 (20.65%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (20.65%) ADSL
13 19 (20.65%) TCP/IP
14 17 (18.48%) GPRS
14 17 (18.48%) GSM
14 17 (18.48%) Internet
14 17 (18.48%) Network Planning
14 17 (18.48%) xDSL
15 16 (17.39%) HSPA
15 16 (17.39%) WiMAX
15 16 (17.39%) Migration
15 16 (17.39%) UMTS
16 15 (16.30%) Microsoft
16 15 (16.30%) CDMA2000

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 12 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (6.52%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.09%) IIS
4 1 (1.09%) Apache
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 12 (13.04%) MS Office
2 5 (5.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (5.43%) Amazon S3
1 5 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.43%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (61.96%) MPLS
2 38 (41.30%) LAN
3 36 (39.13%) WAN
4 34 (36.96%) BGP
5 33 (35.87%) Firewall
6 27 (29.35%) VPN
7 26 (28.26%) Ethernet
7 26 (28.26%) OSPF
8 25 (27.17%) SDH
9 21 (22.83%) Wireless
10 19 (20.65%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (20.65%) ADSL
10 19 (20.65%) TCP/IP
11 17 (18.48%) Internet
11 17 (18.48%) GPRS
11 17 (18.48%) GSM
11 17 (18.48%) xDSL
12 16 (17.39%) HSPA
12 16 (17.39%) WiMAX
12 16 (17.39%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.09%) MySQL
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) RSpec
2 1 (1.09%) Maven
General
1 46 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.43%) Finance
3 2 (2.17%) Russian Language
4 1 (1.09%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.09%) Electronics
4 1 (1.09%) Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 23 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (15.22%) Analyst
3 12 (13.04%) Architect
4 11 (11.96%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (10.87%) Support Analyst
6 7 (7.61%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (7.61%) IP Network Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) IP Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (6.52%) Developer
8 5 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) NOC Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) Project Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Technical Manager
10 3 (3.26%) Network Consultant
10 3 (3.26%) Solutions Consultant
10 3 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Citrix Analyst
11 2 (2.17%) Network Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) HTML
2 2 (2.17%) RESTful
2 2 (2.17%) XML
3 1 (1.09%) JMS
3 1 (1.09%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.09%) Spring
3 1 (1.09%) JNDI
3 1 (1.09%) Drools
3 1 (1.09%) Akka
3 1 (1.09%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Blackberry
2 9 (9.78%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (8.70%) Fat Client
3 8 (8.70%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.35%) IPTV
4 4 (4.35%) Statistics
4 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.17%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.17%) MPEG
5 2 (2.17%) DTV
5 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.17%) Streaming Video
5 2 (2.17%) Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) STB
6 1 (1.09%) e-Health
6 1 (1.09%) SecurID
6 1 (1.09%) Handset
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.83%) Windows
2 14 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (14.13%) Windows 7
4 12 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (7.61%) Linux
6 6 (6.52%) UNIX
6 6 (6.52%) CentOS
7 3 (3.26%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (2.17%) Solaris
9 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.48%) Network Planning
2 16 (17.39%) Migration
3 13 (14.13%) ITIL
3 13 (14.13%) Performance Management
4 12 (13.04%) Service Management
5 9 (9.78%) Project Management
5 9 (9.78%) ITSM
5 9 (9.78%) Problem Management
6 8 (8.70%) Business Continuity
6 8 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (8.70%) BCP
6 8 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (8.70%) Business Continuity Planning
7 7 (7.61%) Load Balancing
7 7 (7.61%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.52%) Time Management
9 5 (5.43%) DevOps
10 4 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.13%) C
2 8 (8.70%) Java
2 8 (8.70%) Bash Shell
3 5 (5.43%) Ruby
4 2 (2.17%) SQL
4 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.09%) Perl
5 1 (1.09%) C++
5 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.09%) Groovy
5 1 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (23.91%) CCNA
3 21 (22.83%) CCNP
4 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
4 13 (14.13%) Security Cleared
5 9 (9.78%) CCIE
5 9 (9.78%) BC Cleared
5 9 (9.78%) CCIP
6 6 (6.52%) CCDP
7 2 (2.17%) PMP
7 2 (2.17%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.17%) VCP4
8 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.09%) Degree
8 1 (1.09%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 12 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.78%) NLBS
4 8 (8.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (8.70%) Xen
4 8 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.70%) XenApp
5 1 (1.09%) XenServer
5 1 (1.09%) vSphere
5 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) WSUS
2 5 (5.43%) Puppet
3 3 (3.26%) Netcool
4 1 (1.09%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.09%) Ionix
Vendors
1 51 (55.43%) Cisco
2 15 (16.30%) Microsoft
3 14 (15.22%) Ericsson
4 12 (13.04%) VMware
4 12 (13.04%) Huawei
5 10 (10.87%) CheckPoint
5 10 (10.87%) Juniper
6 9 (9.78%) Citrix
7 6 (6.52%) Tandberg
8 3 (3.26%) BT
8 3 (3.26%) Cramer
8 3 (3.26%) Actix
8 3 (3.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (2.17%) Mitel
9 2 (2.17%) Oracle
9 2 (2.17%) Genesys
9 2 (2.17%) Remedy
10 1 (1.09%) Websense
10 1 (1.09%) NetApp
10 1 (1.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
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