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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 521 538 496
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -42
Contract jobs citing DSL 49 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.099% 0.067% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.66% 0.51% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 23
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£340 £359 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.22% -4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £292 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £368 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.98% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £88.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £164.00 - £15.00
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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
7387 6319 6168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.96% 13.17% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4191 3496 3135
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 357 508
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -15.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £43.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 26 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DSL across the England region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

DSL Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 May 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 +22 33 £340 -2.15% 2
South East -4 9 £275 -21.42% 3
East of England - 3 £336 - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
North East -12 1 - -
Yorkshire -18 1 £120 -
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DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 65 (70.65%) MPLS
2 54 (58.70%) Cisco
3 42 (45.65%) WAN
3 42 (45.65%) LAN
4 35 (38.04%) BGP
4 35 (38.04%) Telecoms
5 33 (35.87%) Wireless
6 31 (33.70%) OSPF
7 30 (32.61%) CheckPoint
8 29 (31.52%) Firewall
8 29 (31.52%) Windows
9 27 (29.35%) SDH
10 23 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
11 21 (22.83%) EIGRP
11 21 (22.83%) Ethernet
12 20 (21.74%) VPN
12 20 (21.74%) VMware
13 19 (20.65%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (19.57%) Microsoft
14 18 (19.57%) Ericsson
14 18 (19.57%) WiMAX
14 18 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (18.48%) HSPA
15 17 (18.48%) GPON
15 17 (18.48%) 4G
15 17 (18.48%) Network Planning
15 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (18.48%) CDMA2000
15 17 (18.48%) CCNA

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 16 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (15.22%) MS Office
2 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 65 (70.65%) MPLS
2 42 (45.65%) LAN
2 42 (45.65%) WAN
3 35 (38.04%) BGP
4 33 (35.87%) Wireless
5 31 (33.70%) OSPF
6 29 (31.52%) Firewall
7 27 (29.35%) SDH
8 23 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
9 21 (22.83%) EIGRP
9 21 (22.83%) Ethernet
10 20 (21.74%) VPN
11 18 (19.57%) WiMAX
12 17 (18.48%) HSPA
12 17 (18.48%) GPON
12 17 (18.48%) 4G
12 17 (18.48%) CDMA2000
12 17 (18.48%) UMTS
12 17 (18.48%) GPRS
12 17 (18.48%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.09%) Big Data
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.09%) RSpec
2 1 (1.09%) Trac
2 1 (1.09%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.09%) JIRA
General
1 35 (38.04%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.43%) Finance
3 3 (3.26%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Legal
5 1 (1.09%) Back Office
5 1 (1.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 32 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 14 (15.22%) Analyst
3 9 (9.78%) Operations Analyst
3 9 (9.78%) Security Engineer
4 8 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.52%) IP Network Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) IP Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Architect
8 3 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.26%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Citrix Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (2.17%) Report Manager
9 2 (2.17%) Technical Manager
9 2 (2.17%) Ericsson Engineer
9 2 (2.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.26%) HTML
2 2 (2.17%) XML
2 2 (2.17%) RESTful
3 1 (1.09%) CGI
3 1 (1.09%) Middleware
3 1 (1.09%) FpML
3 1 (1.09%) Spring
3 1 (1.09%) J2EE
3 1 (1.09%) COM
3 1 (1.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.30%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.70%) Thin Client
2 8 (8.70%) Fat Client
2 8 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.61%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.26%) Clustering
4 3 (3.26%) e-Health
5 2 (2.17%) IPTV
5 2 (2.17%) Derivative
5 2 (2.17%) Statistics
5 2 (2.17%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.17%) MPEG
5 2 (2.17%) NHS
5 2 (2.17%) DTV
5 2 (2.17%) Handset
5 2 (2.17%) Streaming Video
5 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) ASIC
6 1 (1.09%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.52%) Windows
2 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (16.30%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.52%) UNIX
4 6 (6.52%) Linux
5 3 (3.26%) Solaris
6 1 (1.09%) CentOS
6 1 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.48%) Network Planning
2 16 (17.39%) Performance Management
3 15 (16.30%) ITIL
4 14 (15.22%) Service Management
4 14 (15.22%) Problem Management
5 13 (14.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (14.13%) Migration
6 12 (13.04%) ITSM
6 12 (13.04%) Business Continuity
6 12 (13.04%) BCP
6 12 (13.04%) Business Continuity Planning
7 7 (7.61%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (6.52%) Information Security
9 5 (5.43%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (5.43%) Network Management
10 4 (4.35%) Time Management
10 4 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (3.26%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (3.26%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.30%) C
2 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.17%) Java
4 1 (1.09%) SQL
4 1 (1.09%) Ruby
4 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (20.65%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (18.48%) CCNA
3 16 (17.39%) CCNP
4 11 (11.96%) Security Cleared
5 10 (10.87%) SC Cleared
6 8 (8.70%) BC Cleared
7 5 (5.43%) CCIP
8 3 (3.26%) CCIE
8 3 (3.26%) Degree
9 2 (2.17%) CCDP
10 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.09%) PMP
10 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) EMIR
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (18.48%) Active Directory
3 13 (14.13%) NLBS
4 8 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.70%) Xen
5 5 (5.43%) XenApp
6 4 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.09%) Firmware
7 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (15.22%) WSUS
2 10 (10.87%) CiscoWorks
3 9 (9.78%) OpenView
3 9 (9.78%) AirWatch
4 5 (5.43%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (3.26%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.09%) Iperf
7 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 54 (58.70%) Cisco
2 30 (32.61%) CheckPoint
3 20 (21.74%) VMware
4 18 (19.57%) Ericsson
4 18 (19.57%) Microsoft
5 15 (16.30%) Huawei
6 14 (15.22%) SolarWinds
7 11 (11.96%) Juniper
8 10 (10.87%) Citrix
8 10 (10.87%) HP
9 9 (9.78%) Websense
9 9 (9.78%) Aruba
10 8 (8.70%) Nortel
11 6 (6.52%) F5
12 5 (5.43%) TippingPoint
12 5 (5.43%) Polycom
12 5 (5.43%) McAfee
12 5 (5.43%) Blue Coat
12 5 (5.43%) Nokia
13 4 (4.35%) BT