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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 587 593 561
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -32
Contract jobs citing DSL 35 49 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.093% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.67% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 27 24
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.07% +3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £202 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £530 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £310 £238
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +30.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - £15.00
DSL
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
7644 7318 7790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.40% 13.85% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4704 4257 4377
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 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 502 444
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.19% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.53 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -21 16 £490 +34.24% 1
South West +15 6 £325 -7.14%
Yorkshire +11 5 £200 +17.64%
South East +6 3 £350 +66.94% 3
North West +10 2 £413 +11.48%
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
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DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 23 (38.98%) DNS
2 21 (35.59%) MPLS
3 18 (30.51%) Firewall
4 17 (28.81%) DHCP
5 16 (27.12%) Cisco
6 14 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (23.73%) WAN
7 13 (22.03%) LAN
7 13 (22.03%) Ethernet
7 13 (22.03%) Telecoms
7 13 (22.03%) Migration
8 12 (20.34%) Internet
9 11 (18.64%) OSPF
9 11 (18.64%) BGP
9 11 (18.64%) IPsec
9 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
9 11 (18.64%) Active Directory
9 11 (18.64%) JavaScript
9 11 (18.64%) Windows
9 11 (18.64%) Windows Server
10 10 (16.95%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (16.95%) ITIL
10 10 (16.95%) Juniper
10 10 (16.95%) FpML
10 10 (16.95%) Data Analytics
10 10 (16.95%) Analytics
11 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (15.25%) Apache Avro
11 9 (15.25%) Big Data
11 9 (15.25%) Big Data Analytics

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 10 (16.95%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (15.25%) Apache
2 9 (15.25%) Apache Spark
3 7 (11.86%) SAS
4 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.69%) IIS
5 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Project
3 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.69%) MS Office
4 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (11.86%) Office 365
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (38.98%) DNS
2 21 (35.59%) MPLS
3 18 (30.51%) Firewall
4 17 (28.81%) DHCP
5 14 (23.73%) WAN
6 13 (22.03%) Ethernet
6 13 (22.03%) LAN
7 12 (20.34%) Internet
8 11 (18.64%) BGP
8 11 (18.64%) IPsec
8 11 (18.64%) OSPF
9 9 (15.25%) SSL
9 9 (15.25%) VPN
10 8 (13.56%) LDAP
10 8 (13.56%) Wireless
11 7 (11.86%) DDNS
11 7 (11.86%) FCAPS
11 7 (11.86%) iSCSI
11 7 (11.86%) TACACS
11 7 (11.86%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 9 (15.25%) Big Data
1 9 (15.25%) CouchDB
1 9 (15.25%) HBase
1 9 (15.25%) Neo4j
1 9 (15.25%) Parquet
1 9 (15.25%) Redis
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
General
1 13 (22.03%) Telecoms
2 8 (13.56%) Legal
3 5 (8.47%) Banking
4 4 (6.78%) Finance
5 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.39%) Retail
7 1 (1.69%) Back Office
7 1 (1.69%) Front Office
7 1 (1.69%) Law
7 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Analyst
2 9 (15.25%) Developer
2 9 (15.25%) Network Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) Business Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) Software Developer
4 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Report Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Senior Business Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Senior Reporting Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Architect
5 4 (6.78%) Design Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) IT Support
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Network Support Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Server Support
7 2 (3.39%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) FpML
2 9 (15.25%) Akka
2 9 (15.25%) Apache Avro
2 9 (15.25%) GraphX
3 8 (13.56%) AngularJS
3 8 (13.56%) CSS
3 8 (13.56%) CSS3
3 8 (13.56%) HTML
3 8 (13.56%) HTML5
3 8 (13.56%) ODBC
3 8 (13.56%) REST
3 8 (13.56%) SOAP
3 8 (13.56%) WebSockets
4 7 (11.86%) Middleware
5 3 (5.08%) XML
6 1 (1.69%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.69%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) ASIC
2 8 (13.56%) Data Centre
3 7 (11.86%) DTCC
3 7 (11.86%) Equities
3 7 (11.86%) Fixed Income
3 7 (11.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
3 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Licensing
3 7 (11.86%) Reference Data
4 4 (6.78%) PKI
5 3 (5.08%) Derivative
5 3 (5.08%) Digital Media
5 3 (5.08%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (5.08%) Replication
5 3 (5.08%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.39%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.69%) Clustering
7 1 (1.69%) IVR
7 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.64%) Windows
1 11 (18.64%) Windows Server
2 9 (15.25%) Linux
2 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (13.56%) Mesosphere
4 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) Migration
2 10 (16.95%) Analytics
2 10 (16.95%) Data Analytics
2 10 (16.95%) ITIL
3 9 (15.25%) Big Data Analytics
3 9 (15.25%) DevOps
3 9 (15.25%) Load Balancing
3 9 (15.25%) Project Management
3 9 (15.25%) Use Case
4 8 (13.56%) Test Strategy
5 7 (11.86%) Information Management
5 7 (11.86%) Software Licensing
6 6 (10.17%) Change Control
6 6 (10.17%) Network Design
6 6 (10.17%) Operations Management
7 5 (8.47%) CRM
7 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.78%) Change Management
8 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.78%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.64%) JavaScript
2 9 (15.25%) Scala
2 9 (15.25%) SQL
3 8 (13.56%) TypeScript
4 3 (5.08%) Java
4 3 (5.08%) PHP
5 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.69%) Python
5 1 (1.69%) Ruby
5 1 (1.69%) VB
5 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.86%) CCNA
4 6 (10.17%) CCNP
4 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (5.08%) CCDP
5 3 (5.08%) CCIE
5 3 (5.08%) CCIP
5 3 (5.08%) Degree
6 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.25%) EMIR
2 7 (11.86%) MiFID
3 4 (6.78%) SLA
4 1 (1.69%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 11 (18.64%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.25%) Docker
3 7 (11.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.69%) Firmware
4 1 (1.69%) NFS
4 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) Ansible
2 8 (13.56%) Kubernetes
3 7 (11.86%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (11.86%) SolarWinds Orion
3 7 (11.86%) vMotion
4 3 (5.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) Cisco
2 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.95%) Juniper
4 9 (15.25%) VMware
5 8 (13.56%) Dell
5 8 (13.56%) HP
5 8 (13.56%) SolarWinds
5 8 (13.56%) SonicWALL
6 7 (11.86%) NETGEAR
6 7 (11.86%) Nokia
7 4 (6.78%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (6.78%) F5
7 4 (6.78%) Palo Alto
8 3 (5.08%) Tandberg
9 1 (1.69%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.69%) Draytek
9 1 (1.69%) Mitel
9 1 (1.69%) Sonus
9 1 (1.69%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.69%) ZyXEL
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