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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 588 560 570
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +10
Contract jobs citing DSL 34 60 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.12% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.82% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 36 22
Median daily rate £344 £340 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.10% +2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £475 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £275 £338
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
8058 7360 6929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.18% 14.23% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4989 4283 3738
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £504 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 459 407
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
South East +3 10 £365 +58.69% 2
South West -2 7 £338 -
Yorkshire +4 6 £200 +37.93% 1
London -27 6 £414 +19.92% 5
North West -3 3 £350 -5.40%
West Midlands -25 1 £120 -
East of England - 1 £325 -
DSL
UK

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 22 (45.83%) MPLS
2 21 (43.75%) Firewall
2 21 (43.75%) DNS
3 17 (35.42%) Cisco
3 17 (35.42%) DHCP
4 14 (29.17%) Ethernet
4 14 (29.17%) WAN
4 14 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (29.17%) Migration
5 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
5 13 (27.08%) LAN
6 12 (25.00%) Windows
6 12 (25.00%) OSPF
6 12 (25.00%) BGP
6 12 (25.00%) Internet
7 11 (22.92%) IPsec
7 11 (22.92%) Telecoms
7 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
8 10 (20.83%) ITIL
8 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 10 (20.83%) VPN
9 9 (18.75%) SSL
9 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 9 (18.75%) Wireless
9 9 (18.75%) VMware
9 9 (18.75%) Load Balancing
9 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (16.67%) Analytics
10 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
10 8 (16.67%) SonicWALL

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 7 (14.58%) Apache
1 7 (14.58%) Apache Spark
1 7 (14.58%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (14.58%) SAS
2 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) Confluence
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.17%) MS Project
3 1 (2.08%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Office 365
2 6 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (45.83%) MPLS
2 21 (43.75%) DNS
2 21 (43.75%) Firewall
3 17 (35.42%) DHCP
4 14 (29.17%) Ethernet
4 14 (29.17%) WAN
5 13 (27.08%) LAN
6 12 (25.00%) BGP
6 12 (25.00%) Internet
6 12 (25.00%) OSPF
7 11 (22.92%) IPsec
8 10 (20.83%) VPN
9 9 (18.75%) SSL
9 9 (18.75%) Wireless
10 7 (14.58%) DDNS
10 7 (14.58%) iSCSI
10 7 (14.58%) TACACS
10 7 (14.58%) Unified Communications
10 7 (14.58%) VRRP
10 7 (14.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (14.58%) Big Data
1 7 (14.58%) CouchDB
1 7 (14.58%) HBase
1 7 (14.58%) Neo4j
1 7 (14.58%) Parquet
1 7 (14.58%) Redis
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.08%) Gatling
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
1 1 (2.08%) Selenium
1 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (22.92%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.42%) Banking
3 4 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.25%) Finance
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Publishing
5 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) Analyst
2 7 (14.58%) Developer
3 6 (12.50%) Architect
3 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Design Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) IT Support
6 3 (6.25%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Network Support
7 2 (4.17%) Network Support Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Server Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Server Support
7 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) Akka
1 7 (14.58%) Apache Avro
1 7 (14.58%) CSS
1 7 (14.58%) GraphX
1 7 (14.58%) HTML
2 6 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 6 (12.50%) CSS3
2 6 (12.50%) HTML5
2 6 (12.50%) ODBC
2 6 (12.50%) REST
2 6 (12.50%) SOAP
2 6 (12.50%) WebSockets
3 2 (4.17%) XML
4 1 (2.08%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.08%) FpML
4 1 (2.08%) Node.js
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.08%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.58%) Management Information System
2 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Licensing
3 4 (8.33%) PKI
4 3 (6.25%) Digital Media
4 3 (6.25%) Replication
4 3 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.17%) Derivative
5 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.17%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.08%) Clustering
6 1 (2.08%) CMDB
6 1 (2.08%) Equities
6 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.08%) IVR
6 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.08%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.08%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
3 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (14.58%) Linux
5 6 (12.50%) Mesosphere
6 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Migration
2 10 (20.83%) ITIL
3 9 (18.75%) Load Balancing
4 8 (16.67%) Analytics
4 8 (16.67%) Data Analytics
5 7 (14.58%) Big Data Analytics
5 7 (14.58%) Information Management
5 7 (14.58%) Software Licensing
5 7 (14.58%) Use Case
6 6 (12.50%) Change Control
6 6 (12.50%) DevOps
6 6 (12.50%) Network Design
6 6 (12.50%) Operations Management
7 5 (10.42%) CRM
7 5 (10.42%) Project Management
8 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.33%) WAN Optimisation
9 3 (6.25%) Presales
9 3 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 8 (16.67%) Scala
3 7 (14.58%) SQL
4 6 (12.50%) TypeScript
5 3 (6.25%) Java
5 3 (6.25%) PHP
6 1 (2.08%) Groovy
6 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.08%) VB
6 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.58%) CCNA
3 6 (12.50%) CCNP
3 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (6.25%) CCDP
4 3 (6.25%) CCIE
4 3 (6.25%) CCIP
4 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) Degree
6 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) ISEB
6 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) QA
3 1 (2.08%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
3 6 (12.50%) Docker
4 1 (2.08%) Firmware
4 1 (2.08%) NFS
4 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) Cisco Prime
1 7 (14.58%) SolarWinds Orion
1 7 (14.58%) vMotion
2 6 (12.50%) Ansible
2 6 (12.50%) Kubernetes
3 3 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (4.17%) SCCM
4 2 (4.17%) WSUS
5 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) Cisco
2 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 9 (18.75%) VMware
4 8 (16.67%) Dell
4 8 (16.67%) HP
4 8 (16.67%) Juniper
4 8 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 8 (16.67%) SonicWALL
5 7 (14.58%) NETGEAR
6 5 (10.42%) Nokia
7 4 (8.33%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (8.33%) F5
7 4 (8.33%) Palo Alto
8 3 (6.25%) Tandberg
9 1 (2.08%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.08%) Draytek
9 1 (2.08%) Mitel
9 1 (2.08%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.08%) WatchGuard
9 1 (2.08%) ZyXEL