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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 532 523 527
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing DSL 50 22 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.046% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 0.34% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 23
Average daily rate
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£339 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.31% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £120 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £120 £309
% change year-on-year
+97.91% -61.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.75
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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
7743 6552 8354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.76% 13.58% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4340 3663 3876
Average daily rate £375 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 372 636
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +28 29 £345 -31.00% 7
South East -10 8 £224 +86.25% 4
North West - 2 £425 -
West Midlands -12 1 £160 - 1
East of England - 1 - - 1
South West - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
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DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 49 (62.03%) Cisco
2 41 (51.90%) WAN
2 41 (51.90%) Firewall
3 40 (50.63%) Windows
3 40 (50.63%) LAN
4 36 (45.57%) MPLS
5 29 (36.71%) Microsoft
6 28 (35.44%) MS Office
7 26 (32.91%) ITIL
8 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (31.65%) MS Exchange
8 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (31.65%) Windows 7
9 24 (30.38%) Active Directory
9 24 (30.38%) CheckPoint
10 23 (29.11%) BIG-IP
11 22 (27.85%) Blackberry
11 22 (27.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 22 (27.85%) Service Management
12 21 (26.58%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (26.58%) VMware
12 21 (26.58%) WSUS
12 21 (26.58%) NLBS
13 20 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (24.05%) Citrix
14 19 (24.05%) Hyper-V
15 18 (22.78%) Performance Management
16 17 (21.52%) Fat Client
16 17 (21.52%) Xen
16 17 (21.52%) Thin Client

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 25 (31.65%) MS Exchange
2 22 (27.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.53%) IIS
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.27%) Apache
4 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 28 (35.44%) MS Office
2 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.53%) MS Project
4 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (51.90%) WAN
1 41 (51.90%) Firewall
2 40 (50.63%) LAN
3 36 (45.57%) MPLS
4 23 (29.11%) BIG-IP
5 17 (21.52%) BGP
6 16 (20.25%) TCP/IP
6 16 (20.25%) SAN
7 15 (18.99%) VPN
7 15 (18.99%) Ethernet
8 11 (13.92%) ISDN
8 11 (13.92%) OSPF
9 10 (12.66%) Wireless
10 9 (11.39%) Internet
11 8 (10.13%) LDAP
12 7 (8.86%) SDH
12 7 (8.86%) VLAN
13 6 (7.59%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (7.59%) Network Security
13 6 (7.59%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Maven
General
1 14 (17.72%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.13%) Finance
3 6 (7.59%) Dutch Language
4 4 (5.06%) Marketing
5 3 (3.80%) Banking
5 3 (3.80%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.53%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 26 (32.91%) Analyst
2 11 (13.92%) Operations Analyst
3 9 (11.39%) Architect
4 8 (10.13%) Developer
4 8 (10.13%) Network Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) Java Developer
5 7 (8.86%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (8.86%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (8.86%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Network Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Team Leader
7 5 (6.33%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Data Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Product Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Business Data Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Network Design Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.13%) JMS
1 8 (10.13%) ActiveMQ
1 8 (10.13%) JNDI
1 8 (10.13%) Akka
1 8 (10.13%) Apache Camel
2 4 (5.06%) FpML
3 2 (2.53%) Spring
3 2 (2.53%) Middleware
3 2 (2.53%) XSLT
4 1 (1.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.85%) Blackberry
2 17 (21.52%) Thin Client
2 17 (21.52%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.80%) Statistics
3 3 (3.80%) STB
3 3 (3.80%) EqualLogic
3 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.53%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.53%) Open Source
4 2 (2.53%) e-Health
4 2 (2.53%) SecurID
4 2 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.53%) Clustering
4 2 (2.53%) Derivative
5 1 (1.27%) Replication
5 1 (1.27%) CMDB
5 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.27%) DTV
5 1 (1.27%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 40 (50.63%) Windows
2 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 25 (31.65%) Windows 7
3 13 (16.46%) Linux
4 6 (7.59%) UNIX
5 4 (5.06%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.53%) Solaris
7 1 (1.27%) CentOS
7 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.27%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.91%) ITIL
2 22 (27.85%) Service Management
3 18 (22.78%) Performance Management
4 16 (20.25%) Problem Management
5 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (12.66%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (12.66%) Configuration Management
6 10 (12.66%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (10.13%) Project Management
7 8 (10.13%) ITSM
7 8 (10.13%) Migration
8 7 (8.86%) BCP
8 7 (8.86%) Multithreading
8 7 (8.86%) Project Planning
8 7 (8.86%) Business Continuity
8 7 (8.86%) Business Continuity Planning
9 6 (7.59%) OOD
9 6 (7.59%) OO
10 5 (6.33%) Network Design
10 5 (6.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.92%) Java
2 9 (11.39%) C++
3 8 (10.13%) Groovy
3 8 (10.13%) Scala
4 3 (3.80%) PowerHouse
4 3 (3.80%) C
5 2 (2.53%) Python
6 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.27%) Perl
6 1 (1.27%) SQL
6 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (26.58%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (13.92%) CCNA
3 10 (12.66%) CCNP
4 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
5 7 (8.86%) CCIE
6 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.80%) CCA
7 3 (3.80%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.80%) MCSE
8 2 (2.53%) CCIP
8 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.53%) MCITP
8 2 (2.53%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.27%) Degree
9 1 (1.27%) CCENT
9 1 (1.27%) CCDP
9 1 (1.27%) MCSA
9 1 (1.27%) CCSP
9 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) SLA
2 2 (2.53%) QA
System Software
1 24 (30.38%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.58%) NLBS
3 20 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (24.05%) Hyper-V
5 17 (21.52%) Xen
6 11 (13.92%) XenApp
6 11 (13.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.53%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.53%) ProxySG
7 2 (2.53%) vSphere
8 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.27%) XenServer
8 1 (1.27%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 21 (26.58%) WSUS
2 3 (3.80%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (3.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.27%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.27%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.27%) SCOM
3 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 49 (62.03%) Cisco
2 29 (36.71%) Microsoft
3 24 (30.38%) CheckPoint
4 21 (26.58%) VMware
5 19 (24.05%) Citrix
6 9 (11.39%) Juniper
7 8 (10.13%) Perforce
8 4 (5.06%) Blue Coat
8 4 (5.06%) F5
8 4 (5.06%) Symantec
8 4 (5.06%) NetApp
9 3 (3.80%) Cramer
10 2 (2.53%) Proofpoint
10 2 (2.53%) NetQoS
10 2 (2.53%) Oracle
10 2 (2.53%) Adobe
10 2 (2.53%) HP
11 1 (1.27%) Dell
11 1 (1.27%) Nortel
11 1 (1.27%) Genesys
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