The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 527 521 517
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing DSL 39 18 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.079% 0.039% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.28% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 6 17
Average daily rate
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£325 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £369 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
- -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.50
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6885 6381 8286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.93% 13.70% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3732 3407 3763
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 426 653
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
DSL
UK

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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 +31 19 £345 -31.00% 4
South East -3 10 £300 - 3
South West - 2 £325 -
Yorkshire - 2 £350 - 2
North East - 2 £256 -
North West - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
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DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 38 (54.29%) Cisco
2 34 (48.57%) WAN
3 33 (47.14%) LAN
4 30 (42.86%) Firewall
5 29 (41.43%) MPLS
6 28 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 26 (37.14%) ITIL
8 25 (35.71%) Windows
9 24 (34.29%) MS Office
10 23 (32.86%) Service Management
11 21 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (30.00%) Windows 7
12 20 (28.57%) BIG-IP
12 20 (28.57%) CheckPoint
12 20 (28.57%) MS Exchange
12 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (27.14%) Active Directory
14 18 (25.71%) Blackberry
14 18 (25.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 18 (25.71%) VMware
14 18 (25.71%) NLBS
14 18 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (25.71%) Hyper-V
15 17 (24.29%) WSUS
15 17 (24.29%) Ethernet
16 16 (22.86%) Citrix
16 16 (22.86%) Telecoms
16 16 (22.86%) Thin Client
16 16 (22.86%) Fat Client
16 16 (22.86%) Xen

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 20 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 18 (25.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (34.29%) MS Office
2 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.86%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 34 (48.57%) WAN
2 33 (47.14%) LAN
3 30 (42.86%) Firewall
4 29 (41.43%) MPLS
5 20 (28.57%) BIG-IP
6 17 (24.29%) Ethernet
7 13 (18.57%) VPN
7 13 (18.57%) SAN
8 11 (15.71%) Internet
8 11 (15.71%) BGP
9 10 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 8 (11.43%) xDSL
10 8 (11.43%) OSPF
11 7 (10.00%) 3G
11 7 (10.00%) Wireless
12 6 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (8.57%) SDH
12 6 (8.57%) ATM
13 5 (7.14%) Broadband
13 5 (7.14%) ISDN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.43%) JIRA
1 1 (1.43%) Trac
General
1 16 (22.86%) Telecoms
2 15 (21.43%) Finance
3 6 (8.57%) Banking
3 6 (8.57%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.71%) Dutch Language
5 2 (2.86%) Marketing
5 2 (2.86%) Retail
5 2 (2.86%) Billing
5 2 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (32.86%) Analyst
2 9 (12.86%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (8.57%) Systems Analyst
3 6 (8.57%) Network Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Coordinator
5 4 (5.71%) Software Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Software Asset Manager
6 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Citrix Support
6 3 (4.29%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (4.29%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Architect
6 3 (4.29%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.29%) Administrator
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) FpML
2 6 (8.57%) JRules
2 6 (8.57%) XML
2 6 (8.57%) Drools
3 3 (4.29%) XSLT
3 3 (4.29%) Middleware
3 3 (4.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.71%) Blackberry
2 16 (22.86%) Thin Client
2 16 (22.86%) Fat Client
3 8 (11.43%) Derivative
3 8 (11.43%) Reference Data
3 8 (11.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (5.71%) Statistics
5 3 (4.29%) EqualLogic
5 3 (4.29%) PMI
6 2 (2.86%) SecurID
6 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.86%) Open Source
7 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.43%) CMDB
7 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.43%) Clustering
7 1 (1.43%) STB
7 1 (1.43%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.71%) Windows
2 21 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.29%) UNIX
4 3 (4.29%) Linux
4 3 (4.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.43%) Solaris
5 1 (1.43%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.43%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.14%) ITIL
2 23 (32.86%) Service Management
3 15 (21.43%) Project Management
3 15 (21.43%) Performance Management
4 13 (18.57%) Problem Management
5 12 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (11.43%) Migration
7 7 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (10.00%) Asset Management
7 7 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 7 (10.00%) Wealth Management
8 6 (8.57%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (8.57%) ITSM
8 6 (8.57%) Business Transformation
9 5 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
9 5 (7.14%) BCP
9 5 (7.14%) Business Continuity
10 4 (5.71%) Time Management
10 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.71%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.57%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) C
3 3 (4.29%) Java
4 1 (1.43%) Perl
4 1 (1.43%) VB
4 1 (1.43%) VBA
4 1 (1.43%) Python
4 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
3 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.86%) CCNP
3 9 (12.86%) CCNA
4 4 (5.71%) CCIP
4 4 (5.71%) MCSE
4 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (5.71%) Degree
5 3 (4.29%) CCA
5 3 (4.29%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (4.29%) BC Cleared
5 3 (4.29%) PMI Certification
5 3 (4.29%) CCIE
6 2 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.86%) MCITP
7 1 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.43%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.43%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) QA
2 5 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (27.14%) Active Directory
2 18 (25.71%) NLBS
2 18 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (25.71%) Hyper-V
3 16 (22.86%) Xen
4 10 (14.29%) XenApp
4 10 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.86%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.43%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 17 (24.29%) WSUS
2 3 (4.29%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (4.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 38 (54.29%) Cisco
2 28 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 18 (25.71%) VMware
5 16 (22.86%) Citrix
6 6 (8.57%) Juniper
7 4 (5.71%) Blue Coat
8 3 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (4.29%) Symantec
8 3 (4.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (4.29%) NetApp
8 3 (4.29%) Oracle
8 3 (4.29%) F5
9 2 (2.86%) Proofpoint
9 2 (2.86%) Adobe
9 2 (2.86%) HP
9 2 (2.86%) Remedy
10 1 (1.43%) Cramer
10 1 (1.43%) Tandberg
10 1 (1.43%) Veeam