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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 548 532 556
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +24
Contract jobs citing DSL 57 46 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.090% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 0.61% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £340 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £273 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £380 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £350 £120
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +191.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
7331 7569 6666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.07% 14.85% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4243 4156 3683
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 417 386
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
London +16 31 £353 +3.67% 1
South East -7 16 £260 -7.53% 2
North West -20 5 £370 -
South West - 4 £338 -
Yorkshire -26 1 £170 -51.42%
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
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DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 73 (68.87%) Cisco
2 63 (59.43%) MPLS
3 56 (52.83%) WAN
4 55 (51.89%) LAN
5 50 (47.17%) CheckPoint
6 48 (45.28%) Firewall
7 44 (41.51%) Windows
8 34 (32.08%) Active Directory
9 33 (31.13%) Wireless
10 31 (29.25%) Microsoft
10 31 (29.25%) ITIL
11 30 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
11 30 (28.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (27.36%) MS Exchange
13 28 (26.42%) Blackberry
13 28 (26.42%) Service Management
13 28 (26.42%) Windows 7
13 28 (26.42%) Performance Management
14 27 (25.47%) WSUS
14 27 (25.47%) Business Continuity
14 27 (25.47%) BIG-IP
14 27 (25.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 27 (25.47%) BCP
14 27 (25.47%) BGP
14 27 (25.47%) MS Office
14 27 (25.47%) Business Continuity Planning
15 26 (24.53%) NLBS
16 25 (23.58%) Problem Management
16 25 (23.58%) VPN

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 29 (27.36%) MS Exchange
2 27 (25.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 27 (25.47%) MS Office
2 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 63 (59.43%) MPLS
2 56 (52.83%) WAN
3 55 (51.89%) LAN
4 48 (45.28%) Firewall
5 33 (31.13%) Wireless
6 27 (25.47%) BIG-IP
6 27 (25.47%) BGP
7 25 (23.58%) VPN
8 23 (21.70%) OSPF
9 19 (17.92%) DNS
10 17 (16.04%) DHCP
10 17 (16.04%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (15.09%) EIGRP
12 13 (12.26%) TCP/IP
12 13 (12.26%) SDH
12 13 (12.26%) IPsec
13 12 (11.32%) Ethernet
14 11 (10.38%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (10.38%) HSRP
15 10 (9.43%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.83%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (8.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.83%) JIRA
2 3 (2.83%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.89%) JBehave
3 2 (1.89%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.89%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.89%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.94%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.94%) Trac
General
1 19 (17.92%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.66%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Banking
2 6 (5.66%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.94%) Marketing
3 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.94%) Back Office
3 1 (0.94%) Electronics
3 1 (0.94%) Law
3 1 (0.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (32.08%) Network Engineer
2 24 (22.64%) Analyst
3 14 (13.21%) Operations Analyst
4 12 (11.32%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (8.49%) Security Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Architect
8 6 (5.66%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Network Architect
8 6 (5.66%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Security Manager
10 4 (3.77%) IT Security Manager
10 4 (3.77%) Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Business Analyst
11 3 (2.83%) Report Analyst
11 3 (2.83%) IP Network Engineer
11 3 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (2.83%) IP Engineer
12 2 (1.89%) Wintel Analyst
12 2 (1.89%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.66%) .NET
2 5 (4.72%) CSS
3 4 (3.77%) Middleware
4 2 (1.89%) FpML
4 2 (1.89%) HTML
4 2 (1.89%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.94%) WCF
5 1 (0.94%) WPF
5 1 (0.94%) HTML5
5 1 (0.94%) CGI
5 1 (0.94%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 28 (26.42%) Blackberry
2 12 (11.32%) Thin Client
2 12 (11.32%) Fat Client
3 9 (8.49%) e-Health
4 8 (7.55%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.72%) PKI
5 5 (4.72%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.77%) Reference Data
7 3 (2.83%) Clustering
7 3 (2.83%) CMDB
8 2 (1.89%) NHS
8 2 (1.89%) Handset
8 2 (1.89%) Derivative
8 2 (1.89%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.94%) DTCC
9 1 (0.94%) ASIC
9 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.94%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 44 (41.51%) Windows
2 30 (28.30%) Windows Server 2003
2 30 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (26.42%) Windows 7
4 12 (11.32%) Linux
5 11 (10.38%) UNIX
6 4 (3.77%) Solaris
7 1 (0.94%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.25%) ITIL
2 28 (26.42%) Service Management
2 28 (26.42%) Performance Management
3 27 (25.47%) Business Continuity
3 27 (25.47%) BCP
3 27 (25.47%) Business Continuity Planning
4 25 (23.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (23.58%) Problem Management
5 20 (18.87%) ITSM
6 12 (11.32%) Migration
7 9 (8.49%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (6.60%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (6.60%) Information Security
10 5 (4.72%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.72%) Data Modelling
10 5 (4.72%) Network Management
10 5 (4.72%) ITIL V2
10 5 (4.72%) Capacity Management
10 5 (4.72%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.83%) C
2 2 (1.89%) VBA
2 2 (1.89%) Scala
3 1 (0.94%) Ruby
3 1 (0.94%) C#
3 1 (0.94%) Java
3 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (22.64%) CCNP
3 20 (18.87%) CCNA
4 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
5 10 (9.43%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.72%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (4.72%) CCSA
6 5 (4.72%) CCSE
7 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.83%) BC Cleared
8 3 (2.83%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.83%) MCSE
9 2 (1.89%) CCIE
9 2 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) QA
1 2 (1.89%) EMIR
2 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.94%) MiFID
System Software
1 34 (32.08%) Active Directory
2 26 (24.53%) NLBS
3 22 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (11.32%) Hyper-V
4 12 (11.32%) Xen
5 6 (5.66%) XenApp
6 5 (4.72%) Snort
6 5 (4.72%) Squid
6 5 (4.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.94%) Firmware
7 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (25.47%) WSUS
2 10 (9.43%) CiscoWorks
3 9 (8.49%) OpenView
3 9 (8.49%) CA Spectrum
3 9 (8.49%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (8.49%) AirWatch
4 5 (4.72%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.94%) Iperf
5 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 73 (68.87%) Cisco
2 50 (47.17%) CheckPoint
3 31 (29.25%) Microsoft
4 23 (21.70%) VMware
5 19 (17.92%) Juniper
6 15 (14.15%) SolarWinds
6 15 (14.15%) F5
7 14 (13.21%) Citrix
8 12 (11.32%) Websense
9 11 (10.38%) HP
10 9 (8.49%) Nokia
10 9 (8.49%) CA
10 9 (8.49%) Aruba
11 7 (6.60%) Nortel
12 6 (5.66%) Blue Coat
13 5 (4.72%) Huawei
13 5 (4.72%) Polycom
13 5 (4.72%) TippingPoint
13 5 (4.72%) McAfee
13 5 (4.72%) Ericsson