The table below looks at the statistics for DSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK / England
Rank 551 589 547
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -42
Contract jobs citing DSL 16 22 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.046% 0.090%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.32% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 30
Median daily rate £338 £475 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +61.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £450 £288
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +56.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £43.00 £170.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.76% -74.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
-69.76% -

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
6254 6918 7037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.95% 14.50% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3930 4158 3908
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 295 421
Median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing DSL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the England region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +23 4 £329 +14.34% 3
London +22 3 £450 -21.73% 4
East of England - 3 - -
West Midlands +4 2 £275 -
North West +17 1 £250 -18.69% 1
South West +8 1 £390 -13.33%
DSL
UK

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for DSL.

1 19 (40.43%) WAN
2 17 (36.17%) Cisco
3 16 (34.04%) Telecoms
4 15 (31.91%) MPLS
5 14 (29.79%) Firewall
5 14 (29.79%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (29.79%) Ethernet
5 14 (29.79%) LAN
6 12 (25.53%) OSPF
6 12 (25.53%) BGP
7 11 (23.40%) Juniper
8 10 (21.28%) IPsec
8 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
9 9 (19.15%) CCNP
9 9 (19.15%) CCNA
9 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
10 8 (17.02%) DNS
10 8 (17.02%) VoIP
10 8 (17.02%) ITIL
10 8 (17.02%) Change Management
10 8 (17.02%) Migration
10 8 (17.02%) Internet
10 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
10 8 (17.02%) xDSL
10 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
11 7 (14.89%) EMIR
11 7 (14.89%) Reference Data
11 7 (14.89%) MiFID
11 7 (14.89%) DTCC
11 7 (14.89%) Middleware

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (40.43%) WAN
2 15 (31.91%) MPLS
3 14 (29.79%) Ethernet
3 14 (29.79%) Firewall
3 14 (29.79%) LAN
4 12 (25.53%) BGP
4 12 (25.53%) OSPF
5 10 (21.28%) IPsec
6 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
7 8 (17.02%) DNS
7 8 (17.02%) Internet
7 8 (17.02%) VoIP
7 8 (17.02%) xDSL
8 7 (14.89%) VPN
8 7 (14.89%) Wireless
9 6 (12.77%) Broadband
9 6 (12.77%) PBX
9 6 (12.77%) SNMP
10 5 (10.64%) DHCP
10 5 (10.64%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.13%) Big Data
2 1 (2.13%) CouchDB
2 1 (2.13%) HBase
2 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.13%) Neo4j
2 1 (2.13%) Parquet
2 1 (2.13%) Redis
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Selenium
General
1 16 (34.04%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.77%) Legal
3 4 (8.51%) Finance
4 2 (4.26%) German Language
5 1 (2.13%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Front Office
5 1 (2.13%) Law
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Report Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Senior Business Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Senior Reporting Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) VoIP Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) WAN Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco Project Manager
6 2 (4.26%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior UI/UX Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior UX Developer
6 2 (4.26%) UI/UX Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Wireless Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) FpML
1 7 (14.89%) Middleware
2 3 (6.38%) 802.1X
2 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.38%) CSS
2 3 (6.38%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) D3.js
3 2 (4.26%) Leaflet
3 2 (4.26%) LESS
3 2 (4.26%) Node.js
3 2 (4.26%) React
3 2 (4.26%) Sass
3 2 (4.26%) XSLT
4 1 (2.13%) Akka
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Avro
4 1 (2.13%) HTML5
4 1 (2.13%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (2.13%) ODBC
4 1 (2.13%) SOAP
4 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) ASIC
1 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
1 7 (14.89%) DTCC
1 7 (14.89%) Fixed Income
1 7 (14.89%) Reference Data
2 6 (12.77%) Equities
2 6 (12.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) CESG
4 2 (4.26%) Handset
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) PKI
4 2 (4.26%) PMI
4 2 (4.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Derivative
5 1 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.13%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (2.13%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Mesosphere
3 1 (2.13%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Change Management
1 8 (17.02%) ITIL
1 8 (17.02%) Migration
1 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
2 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (10.64%) Network Management
2 5 (10.64%) Project Management
3 4 (8.51%) Network Design
4 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.26%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.26%) Change Control
5 2 (4.26%) Cryptography
5 2 (4.26%) High Availability
5 2 (4.26%) Information Management
5 2 (4.26%) Operations Management
5 2 (4.26%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Visualisation
5 2 (4.26%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (4.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.13%) Python
2 1 (2.13%) Ruby
2 1 (2.13%) Scala
2 1 (2.13%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
3 9 (19.15%) CCNA
3 9 (19.15%) CCNP
4 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.38%) Degree
6 2 (4.26%) BC Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (4.26%) CCDP
6 2 (4.26%) CCIE
6 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.13%) CCDA
7 1 (2.13%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) EMIR
1 7 (14.89%) MiFID
2 5 (10.64%) SLA
3 4 (8.51%) JSP 440
4 2 (4.26%) QA
5 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
1 2 (4.26%) Firmware
1 2 (4.26%) NFS
2 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (4.26%) Ansible
2 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.13%) Galera Cluster
3 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.13%) vMotion
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Cisco
2 11 (23.40%) Juniper
3 4 (8.51%) F5
4 3 (6.38%) BroadSoft
4 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.26%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (4.26%) Citrix
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.26%) Palo Alto
5 2 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.26%) VMware
6 1 (2.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) Mitel
6 1 (2.13%) NETGEAR
6 1 (2.13%) Nokia
6 1 (2.13%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.13%) Tandberg