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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 608 561 556
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -5
Contract jobs citing DSL 14 57 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.11% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.73% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 43 20
Median daily rate £368 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.70% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £283 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £295 £368
% change year-on-year
+13.55% -19.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £167.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1092.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £164.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +1071.42%
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
7718 7768 6693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.06% 15.08% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4757 4290 3593
Median daily rate £393 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 423 375
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.32 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +36.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -46 6 £268 -21.32% 4
South East -31 3 £335 +15.51%
South West - 2 £450 -
East of England +9 1 £300 -10.78%
West Midlands -11 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
DSL
UK

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 16 (47.06%) Cisco
2 14 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (38.24%) MPLS
3 13 (38.24%) Ethernet
3 13 (38.24%) Firewall
4 10 (29.41%) BGP
4 10 (29.41%) Wireless
5 9 (26.47%) Juniper
6 8 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (20.59%) OSPF
7 7 (20.59%) Python
8 6 (17.65%) ITIL
8 6 (17.65%) LAN
8 6 (17.65%) WAN
8 6 (17.65%) CCNA
8 6 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (17.65%) Migration
8 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
8 6 (17.65%) SolarWinds
9 5 (14.71%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (14.71%) Scala
9 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
9 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
9 5 (14.71%) IPsec
9 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
9 5 (14.71%) Information Management
9 5 (14.71%) CiscoWorks
9 5 (14.71%) DDNS
9 5 (14.71%) TACACS
9 5 (14.71%) DHCP

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 4 (11.76%) Apache
1 4 (11.76%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (2.94%) Confluence
3 1 (2.94%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) Ethernet
1 13 (38.24%) Firewall
1 13 (38.24%) MPLS
2 10 (29.41%) BGP
2 10 (29.41%) Wireless
3 8 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (20.59%) OSPF
5 6 (17.65%) LAN
5 6 (17.65%) WAN
5 6 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (14.71%) Broadband
6 5 (14.71%) DDNS
6 5 (14.71%) DHCP
6 5 (14.71%) DNS
6 5 (14.71%) IPsec
6 5 (14.71%) SSL
6 5 (14.71%) TACACS
7 4 (11.76%) ATM
7 4 (11.76%) Junos
7 4 (11.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) Hadoop
1 4 (11.76%) HBase
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.94%) Gatling
2 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Investment Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Finance
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Developer
3 3 (8.82%) Architect
3 3 (8.82%) Scala Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Apache Spark Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Hadoop Developer
4 2 (5.88%) IP Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Data Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Network Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) Kafka
1 4 (11.76%) Samza
1 4 (11.76%) Spark Streaming
1 4 (11.76%) SparkR
2 2 (5.88%) DOM
2 2 (5.88%) JAXB
2 2 (5.88%) JiBX
2 2 (5.88%) Saxon XSLT
2 2 (5.88%) Spring
2 2 (5.88%) XSLT
3 1 (2.94%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
1 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.82%) PKI
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) CMDB
4 1 (2.94%) Derivative
4 1 (2.94%) Equities
4 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.94%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
1 2 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) ITIL
1 6 (17.65%) Migration
2 5 (14.71%) Information Management
2 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
3 4 (11.76%) Change Control
3 4 (11.76%) ETL
3 4 (11.76%) Network Design
3 4 (11.76%) Operations Management
3 4 (11.76%) Predictive Modelling
4 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.82%) User Stories
4 3 (8.82%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (5.88%) BDD
5 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Change Management
5 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.88%) Escalation Management
5 2 (5.88%) TDD
5 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.88%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) Python
2 5 (14.71%) Scala
3 4 (11.76%) HiveQL
3 4 (11.76%) R
3 4 (11.76%) Ruby
4 2 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (2.94%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (17.65%) CCNA
3 4 (11.76%) CCNP
3 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) CCIE
4 3 (8.82%) Degree
5 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) ISEB
6 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (14.71%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (5.88%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Cisco
2 9 (26.47%) Juniper
3 6 (17.65%) SolarWinds
4 4 (11.76%) Barracuda Networks
4 4 (11.76%) F5
4 4 (11.76%) Palo Alto
5 2 (5.88%) Forcepoint
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle
6 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.94%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) VMware