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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 574 554 540
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -14
Contract jobs citing DSL 22 39 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.083% 0.082%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.55% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 20
Average daily rate £488 £293 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £196 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £285 £208
% change year-on-year
+57.89% +37.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £14.00
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
6850 7067 6159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 15.01% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4085 3968 3287
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 415 367
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East +4 5 £288 +0.87% 6
London -3 5 £575 +69.74% 4
Yorkshire - 4 £500 - 1
North West - 2 £308 - 1
South West - 2 £450 -
West Midlands -16 1 - - 1
DSL
UK

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 23 (53.49%) Cisco
2 21 (48.84%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (39.53%) Ethernet
4 15 (34.88%) BGP
5 13 (30.23%) CCNA
6 12 (27.91%) OSPF
6 12 (27.91%) Firewall
6 12 (27.91%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (25.58%) Wireless
7 11 (25.58%) MPLS
8 10 (23.26%) CCNP
8 10 (23.26%) TACACS
9 9 (20.93%) 3G
9 9 (20.93%) Scala
9 9 (20.93%) 4G
9 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
10 8 (18.60%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (18.60%) Hadoop
10 8 (18.60%) Juniper
10 8 (18.60%) Telecoms
11 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (16.28%) LAN
11 7 (16.28%) Python
11 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (13.95%) SolarWinds
12 6 (13.95%) BDD
12 6 (13.95%) HSRP
12 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
12 6 (13.95%) WAN
12 6 (13.95%) RIP

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (11.63%) Confluence
2 4 (9.30%) Apache
2 4 (9.30%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (39.53%) Ethernet
2 15 (34.88%) BGP
3 12 (27.91%) Firewall
3 12 (27.91%) OSPF
3 12 (27.91%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (25.58%) MPLS
4 11 (25.58%) Wireless
5 10 (23.26%) TACACS
6 9 (20.93%) 3G
6 9 (20.93%) 4G
7 8 (18.60%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (16.28%) LAN
9 6 (13.95%) DNS
9 6 (13.95%) EIGRP
9 6 (13.95%) HSRP
9 6 (13.95%) RIP
9 6 (13.95%) SNMP
9 6 (13.95%) WAN
10 5 (11.63%) DHCP
10 5 (11.63%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) Hadoop
2 4 (9.30%) HBase
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) Big Data
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
1 6 (13.95%) JIRA
2 5 (11.63%) Cucumber
2 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.30%) JBehave
3 4 (9.30%) JIRA Agile
3 4 (9.30%) SonarQube
3 4 (9.30%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.33%) Gatling
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium
4 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (18.60%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
2 5 (11.63%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Network Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) Analyst
2 5 (11.63%) Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Consultant
3 4 (9.30%) Test Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Scala Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Apache Spark Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Business Test Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Hadoop Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
1 4 (9.30%) Kafka
1 4 (9.30%) Samza
1 4 (9.30%) Spark Streaming
2 2 (4.65%) DOM
2 2 (4.65%) HTML
2 2 (4.65%) JAXB
2 2 (4.65%) JiBX
2 2 (4.65%) Saxon XSLT
2 2 (4.65%) Spring
2 2 (4.65%) XSLT
3 1 (2.33%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.33%) CSS
3 1 (2.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.65%) PKI
4 1 (2.33%) e-Health
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
1 2 (4.65%) Unix
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
2 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (13.95%) BDD
3 6 (13.95%) TDD
4 5 (11.63%) ITIL
4 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
4 5 (11.63%) User Stories
5 4 (9.30%) ETL
5 4 (9.30%) Information Management
5 4 (9.30%) Network Design
5 4 (9.30%) Predictive Modelling
5 4 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Change Control
6 3 (6.98%) Migration
6 3 (6.98%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Operations Management
7 2 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.65%) Project Management
7 2 (4.65%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) Scala
2 7 (16.28%) Python
3 5 (11.63%) Ruby
4 4 (9.30%) HiveQL
4 4 (9.30%) R
4 4 (9.30%) VBA
5 2 (4.65%) Java
6 1 (2.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 21 (48.84%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (30.23%) CCNA
3 10 (23.26%) CCNP
4 6 (13.95%) Degree
5 3 (6.98%) CCIE
6 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.33%) ISEB
7 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (11.63%) Iperf
2 4 (9.30%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (4.65%) SCCM
4 2 (4.65%) WSUS
5 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.33%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (53.49%) Cisco
2 8 (18.60%) Juniper
3 6 (13.95%) SolarWinds
4 5 (11.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 4 (9.30%) F5
6 3 (6.98%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.98%) Forcepoint
6 3 (6.98%) Palo Alto
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle
8 1 (2.33%) Aruba
8 1 (2.33%) CA
8 1 (2.33%) HP
8 1 (2.33%) VMware