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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 529 539 502
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -37
Contract jobs citing DSL 61 24 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.050% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 0.37% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 11 22
Average daily rate
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£310 £120 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+158.33% -60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £120 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £400 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £120 £250
% change year-on-year
+97.91% -52.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% +40.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £23.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £23.50 £20.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £21.00
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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
7861 6547 7645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.75% 13.66% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4521 3677 3724
Average daily rate £365 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 419 580
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 34 £340 +13.33% 4
South East -19 14 £235 +95.83% 4
West Midlands -14 5 £155 - 3
East of England - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
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DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 64 (64.65%) Cisco
2 54 (54.55%) Firewall
3 50 (50.51%) LAN
3 50 (50.51%) WAN
4 49 (49.49%) MPLS
5 47 (47.47%) Windows
6 36 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 33 (33.33%) MS Office
8 31 (31.31%) ITIL
8 31 (31.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (30.30%) Windows 7
9 30 (30.30%) MS Exchange
9 30 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 28 (28.28%) CheckPoint
10 28 (28.28%) Active Directory
10 28 (28.28%) Service Management
11 27 (27.27%) BIG-IP
12 26 (26.26%) Blackberry
12 26 (26.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 25 (25.25%) Cisco Certification
13 25 (25.25%) BGP
13 25 (25.25%) Telecoms
13 25 (25.25%) VMware
13 25 (25.25%) NLBS
14 24 (24.24%) WSUS
14 24 (24.24%) VPN
14 24 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
15 23 (23.23%) Hyper-V
15 23 (23.23%) Citrix
16 22 (22.22%) Performance Management

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 30 (30.30%) MS Exchange
2 26 (26.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.02%) IIS
5 1 (1.01%) Apache
5 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 33 (33.33%) MS Office
2 7 (7.07%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.02%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.02%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.02%) Office 365
1 2 (2.02%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 54 (54.55%) Firewall
2 50 (50.51%) LAN
2 50 (50.51%) WAN
3 49 (49.49%) MPLS
4 27 (27.27%) BIG-IP
5 25 (25.25%) BGP
6 24 (24.24%) VPN
7 21 (21.21%) Ethernet
8 20 (20.20%) SAN
9 19 (19.19%) TCP/IP
10 16 (16.16%) OSPF
11 15 (15.15%) ISDN
12 12 (12.12%) IPsec
13 11 (11.11%) Wireless
13 11 (11.11%) Internet
14 9 (9.09%) ADSL
15 8 (8.08%) ATM
15 8 (8.08%) Broadband
15 8 (8.08%) LDAP
15 8 (8.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.01%) MySQL
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (8.08%) Maven
2 2 (2.02%) RSpec
General
1 25 (25.25%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.08%) Finance
3 7 (7.07%) Dutch Language
4 4 (4.04%) Marketing
5 3 (3.03%) Banking
5 3 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.02%) Russian Language
7 1 (1.01%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.01%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (30.30%) Analyst
2 14 (14.14%) Operations Analyst
3 12 (12.12%) Architect
3 12 (12.12%) Network Engineer
4 10 (10.10%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (9.09%) Developer
5 9 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 8 (8.08%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (8.08%) Java Developer
7 6 (6.06%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Network Architect
8 5 (5.05%) Team Leader
8 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) NOC Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Product Manager
9 4 (4.04%) Citrix Support
9 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Consultant
9 4 (4.04%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) JMS
1 8 (8.08%) ActiveMQ
1 8 (8.08%) JNDI
1 8 (8.08%) Akka
1 8 (8.08%) Apache Camel
2 4 (4.04%) FpML
3 2 (2.02%) Middleware
3 2 (2.02%) HTML
4 1 (1.01%) XSLT
4 1 (1.01%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.26%) Blackberry
2 21 (21.21%) Thin Client
2 21 (21.21%) Fat Client
3 6 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (5.05%) Statistics
5 4 (4.04%) STB
5 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.03%) EqualLogic
6 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.02%) Clustering
7 2 (2.02%) Open Source
7 2 (2.02%) e-Health
7 2 (2.02%) SecurID
7 2 (2.02%) IPTV
7 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.01%) Derivative
8 1 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.01%) DTV
8 1 (1.01%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.01%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 47 (47.47%) Windows
2 31 (31.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (30.30%) Windows 7
4 14 (14.14%) Linux
5 7 (7.07%) UNIX
6 5 (5.05%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.03%) CentOS
8 2 (2.02%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (2.02%) Solaris
9 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.01%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.31%) ITIL
2 28 (28.28%) Service Management
3 22 (22.22%) Performance Management
4 20 (20.20%) Problem Management
5 14 (14.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (12.12%) ITSM
6 12 (12.12%) Configuration Management
7 11 (11.11%) BCP
7 11 (11.11%) Business Continuity
7 11 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
8 10 (10.10%) Kalman Filter
8 10 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (10.10%) Project Management
8 10 (10.10%) Migration
9 7 (7.07%) Multithreading
9 7 (7.07%) Time Management
10 6 (6.06%) Project Planning
10 6 (6.06%) Load Balancing
10 6 (6.06%) OOD
10 6 (6.06%) OO
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.12%) Java
2 9 (9.09%) C++
3 8 (8.08%) Groovy
3 8 (8.08%) Scala
4 4 (4.04%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.03%) C
5 3 (3.03%) PowerHouse
6 2 (2.02%) Ruby
6 2 (2.02%) Python
7 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.01%) Perl
7 1 (1.01%) SQL
7 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (25.25%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (14.14%) CCNP
2 14 (14.14%) CCNA
3 10 (10.10%) Security Cleared
4 9 (9.09%) CCIE
5 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.04%) CCIP
7 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.03%) MCSE
7 3 (3.03%) CCDP
7 3 (3.03%) CCA
7 3 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.02%) MCITP
8 2 (2.02%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.01%) Degree
9 1 (1.01%) CCENT
9 1 (1.01%) MCSA
9 1 (1.01%) CCSP
9 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 28 (28.28%) Active Directory
2 25 (25.25%) NLBS
3 24 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (23.23%) Hyper-V
5 21 (21.21%) Xen
6 15 (15.15%) XenApp
6 15 (15.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.02%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.02%) ProxySG
7 2 (2.02%) vSphere
8 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.01%) XenServer
8 1 (1.01%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 24 (24.24%) WSUS
2 3 (3.03%) Netcool
2 3 (3.03%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.02%) Puppet
4 1 (1.01%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.01%) SCOM
4 1 (1.01%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 64 (64.65%) Cisco
2 36 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 28 (28.28%) CheckPoint
4 25 (25.25%) VMware
5 23 (23.23%) Citrix
6 13 (13.13%) Juniper
7 8 (8.08%) Perforce
8 4 (4.04%) Blue Coat
8 4 (4.04%) F5
8 4 (4.04%) Symantec
8 4 (4.04%) NetApp
9 3 (3.03%) Genesys
9 3 (3.03%) Tandberg
9 3 (3.03%) Cramer
9 3 (3.03%) Mitel
10 2 (2.02%) NetQoS
10 2 (2.02%) Proofpoint
10 2 (2.02%) Adobe
10 2 (2.02%) HP
11 1 (1.01%) Dell
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