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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 529 537 525
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing DSL 56 39 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.079% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 0.56% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 6
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£340 £325 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £274 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £380 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
7217 6942 6410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.99% 14.04% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4192 3762 3419
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 £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 388 431
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 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 3 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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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 -4 29 £350 +1.52% 5
South East -14 15 £230 -23.33% 3
North West -13 5 £370 -
South West +1 4 £338 +3.84% 1
Yorkshire -20 2 £145 -58.57%
West Midlands - 2 - -
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UK

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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 74 (64.35%) MPLS
2 73 (63.48%) Cisco
3 57 (49.57%) WAN
3 57 (49.57%) LAN
4 50 (43.48%) CheckPoint
5 48 (41.74%) Firewall
6 45 (39.13%) Windows
7 42 (36.52%) Wireless
8 34 (29.57%) Active Directory
9 32 (27.83%) Telecoms
10 31 (26.96%) Microsoft
10 31 (26.96%) ITIL
11 30 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (26.09%) Performance Management
11 30 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (25.22%) MS Exchange
12 29 (25.22%) Cisco Certification
13 28 (24.35%) BGP
13 28 (24.35%) Blackberry
13 28 (24.35%) Service Management
13 28 (24.35%) Windows 7
14 27 (23.48%) WSUS
14 27 (23.48%) Business Continuity
14 27 (23.48%) BIG-IP
14 27 (23.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 27 (23.48%) BCP
14 27 (23.48%) MS Office
14 27 (23.48%) Business Continuity Planning
15 26 (22.61%) VPN
15 26 (22.61%) NLBS

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (25.22%) MS Exchange
2 27 (23.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 27 (23.48%) MS Office
2 2 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.87%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 74 (64.35%) MPLS
2 57 (49.57%) LAN
2 57 (49.57%) WAN
3 48 (41.74%) Firewall
4 42 (36.52%) Wireless
5 28 (24.35%) BGP
6 27 (23.48%) BIG-IP
7 26 (22.61%) VPN
8 24 (20.87%) OSPF
8 24 (20.87%) SDH
9 20 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (15.65%) EIGRP
10 18 (15.65%) DNS
11 17 (14.78%) TCP/IP
11 17 (14.78%) DHCP
12 16 (13.91%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (12.17%) Ethernet
14 13 (11.30%) UMTS
14 13 (11.30%) GPRS
14 13 (11.30%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.74%) Hadoop
1 2 (1.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.87%) Trac
2 1 (0.87%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.87%) JIRA
General
1 32 (27.83%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.22%) Finance
2 6 (5.22%) Banking
2 6 (5.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.87%) Marketing
3 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.87%) Back Office
3 1 (0.87%) Electronics
3 1 (0.87%) Law
3 1 (0.87%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (29.57%) Network Engineer
2 24 (20.87%) Analyst
3 14 (12.17%) Operations Analyst
4 12 (10.43%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (7.83%) Security Engineer
6 8 (6.96%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Architect
8 6 (5.22%) Network Architect
8 6 (5.22%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Security Manager
10 4 (3.48%) IP Network Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) IT Security Manager
10 4 (3.48%) IP Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Developer
11 3 (2.61%) Business Analyst
11 3 (2.61%) Support Analyst
11 3 (2.61%) Technical Support
11 3 (2.61%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (2.61%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.48%) .NET
1 4 (3.48%) CSS
2 3 (2.61%) Middleware
3 2 (1.74%) FpML
4 1 (0.87%) Spring
4 1 (0.87%) WCF
4 1 (0.87%) WPF
4 1 (0.87%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.87%) CGI
4 1 (0.87%) J2EE
4 1 (0.87%) COM
4 1 (0.87%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (24.35%) Blackberry
2 12 (10.43%) Thin Client
2 12 (10.43%) Fat Client
3 8 (6.96%) e-Health
4 7 (6.09%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.35%) PKI
5 5 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.48%) Reference Data
7 3 (2.61%) Clustering
8 2 (1.74%) CMDB
8 2 (1.74%) NHS
8 2 (1.74%) Handset
8 2 (1.74%) Derivative
8 2 (1.74%) Statistics
8 2 (1.74%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.87%) DTCC
9 1 (0.87%) ASIC
9 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.87%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 45 (39.13%) Windows
2 30 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 30 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (24.35%) Windows 7
4 12 (10.43%) Linux
5 11 (9.57%) UNIX
6 4 (3.48%) Solaris
7 1 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.96%) ITIL
2 30 (26.09%) Performance Management
3 28 (24.35%) Service Management
4 27 (23.48%) Business Continuity
4 27 (23.48%) BCP
4 27 (23.48%) Business Continuity Planning
5 25 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (21.74%) Problem Management
6 20 (17.39%) ITSM
7 15 (13.04%) Migration
8 13 (11.30%) Network Planning
9 9 (7.83%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (6.09%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (6.09%) Information Security
11 6 (5.22%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (4.35%) PRINCE2
12 5 (4.35%) Data Modelling
12 5 (4.35%) Network Management
12 5 (4.35%) ITIL V2
12 5 (4.35%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.70%) C
2 1 (0.87%) C#
2 1 (0.87%) Java
2 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.87%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (25.22%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (20.00%) CCNP
3 20 (17.39%) CCNA
4 17 (14.78%) Security Cleared
5 12 (10.43%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.35%) BC Cleared
6 5 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (4.35%) CCSA
6 5 (4.35%) CCSE
7 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.61%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.61%) Degree
8 3 (2.61%) MCSE
9 2 (1.74%) CCIE
10 1 (0.87%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.74%) QA
1 2 (1.74%) EMIR
2 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.87%) MiFID
System Software
1 34 (29.57%) Active Directory
2 26 (22.61%) NLBS
3 22 (19.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (10.43%) Hyper-V
4 12 (10.43%) Xen
5 6 (5.22%) XenApp
6 5 (4.35%) Snort
6 5 (4.35%) Squid
6 5 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.87%) Firmware
7 1 (0.87%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (23.48%) WSUS
2 10 (8.70%) CiscoWorks
3 9 (7.83%) OpenView
3 9 (7.83%) AirWatch
4 8 (6.96%) CA Spectrum
5 6 (5.22%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.87%) Iperf
7 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 73 (63.48%) Cisco
2 50 (43.48%) CheckPoint
3 31 (26.96%) Microsoft
4 23 (20.00%) VMware
5 20 (17.39%) Juniper
6 14 (12.17%) Citrix
6 14 (12.17%) Ericsson
6 14 (12.17%) SolarWinds
7 13 (11.30%) F5
8 12 (10.43%) Websense
9 11 (9.57%) HP
10 10 (8.70%) Huawei
11 9 (7.83%) Nokia
11 9 (7.83%) Aruba
12 8 (6.96%) CA
12 8 (6.96%) Nortel
13 6 (5.22%) Blue Coat
14 5 (4.35%) Polycom
14 5 (4.35%) TippingPoint
14 5 (4.35%) McAfee
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