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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 531 478 532
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +54
Contract jobs citing DSL 35 51 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.12% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.76% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 35 15
Average daily rate £359 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.61% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £142 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £288 £176
% change year-on-year
+24.78% +63.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 - -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6740 6693 8493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.87% 15.24% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3602 3417 4059
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 547 573
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -39 18 £385 +2.66% 6
South East -18 7 £350 +118.75% 1
North East - 5 £368 -
Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
North West -29 2 £291 +1.30% 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
DSL
UK

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 24 (34.29%) MPLS
2 21 (30.00%) WAN
3 20 (28.57%) Cisco
4 19 (27.14%) TCP/IP
5 18 (25.71%) Telecoms
5 18 (25.71%) LAN
6 17 (24.29%) Ethernet
6 17 (24.29%) Service Management
6 17 (24.29%) SC Cleared
6 17 (24.29%) Security Cleared
7 16 (22.86%) Firewall
7 16 (22.86%) Internet
7 16 (22.86%) VPN
8 15 (21.43%) Windows
9 14 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 14 (20.00%) Finance
10 12 (17.14%) Migration
10 12 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (15.71%) CheckPoint
11 11 (15.71%) ITIL
11 11 (15.71%) ADSL
12 10 (14.29%) CCNP
12 10 (14.29%) Project Management
12 10 (14.29%) xDSL
12 10 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (12.86%) Statistics
13 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (12.86%) 3G
14 8 (11.43%) OSPF
14 8 (11.43%) BGP

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 5 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 5 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.43%) Zimbra
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 24 (34.29%) MPLS
2 21 (30.00%) WAN
3 19 (27.14%) TCP/IP
4 18 (25.71%) LAN
5 17 (24.29%) Ethernet
6 16 (22.86%) Firewall
6 16 (22.86%) Internet
6 16 (22.86%) VPN
7 11 (15.71%) ADSL
8 10 (14.29%) xDSL
9 9 (12.86%) 3G
10 8 (11.43%) OSPF
10 8 (11.43%) BGP
10 8 (11.43%) SDH
10 8 (11.43%) 4G
11 7 (10.00%) VoIP
11 7 (10.00%) RIP
11 7 (10.00%) EIGRP
12 6 (8.57%) Wireless
12 6 (8.57%) Frame Relay
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) ClearQuest
1 2 (2.86%) Trac
1 2 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 18 (25.71%) Telecoms
2 14 (20.00%) Finance
3 7 (10.00%) Banking
4 6 (8.57%) Investment Banking
4 6 (8.57%) Retail
5 3 (4.29%) Billing
6 2 (2.86%) Games
7 1 (1.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (27.14%) Analyst
2 14 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 9 (12.86%) Software Manager
3 9 (12.86%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Network Support
4 7 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.57%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Software Asset Manager
6 5 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Coordinator
7 4 (5.71%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (5.71%) Compliance Manager
8 3 (4.29%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) IP Network Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) IT Support
8 3 (4.29%) IP Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) FpML
1 6 (8.57%) XML
1 6 (8.57%) JRules
1 6 (8.57%) Drools
2 2 (2.86%) Middleware
2 2 (2.86%) .NET
2 2 (2.86%) XSLT
2 2 (2.86%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.86%) WCF
2 2 (2.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Statistics
2 7 (10.00%) Reference Data
2 7 (10.00%) Derivative
2 7 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.71%) PMI
5 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.86%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.86%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.43%) Windows
2 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (10.00%) Linux
5 6 (8.57%) UNIX
6 4 (5.71%) Mac OS
7 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) Service Management
2 12 (17.14%) Migration
3 11 (15.71%) ITIL
4 10 (14.29%) Project Management
4 10 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.00%) Wealth Management
5 7 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 6 (8.57%) Data Modelling
6 6 (8.57%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (8.57%) Business Transformation
7 4 (5.71%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.71%) WAN Optimisation
7 4 (5.71%) Performance Management
7 4 (5.71%) Network Design
8 3 (4.29%) Supplier Management
8 3 (4.29%) Software Testing
8 3 (4.29%) ITIL V3
8 3 (4.29%) Scrum
9 2 (2.86%) Risk Management
9 2 (2.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) SQL
2 6 (8.57%) C
3 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.86%) C#
3 2 (2.86%) Java
3 2 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.43%) VB
4 1 (1.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) SC Cleared
1 17 (24.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (14.29%) CCNP
4 8 (11.43%) CCNA
5 6 (8.57%) BC Cleared
6 5 (7.14%) PMI Certification
7 4 (5.71%) Degree
8 3 (4.29%) CCIP
9 1 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.43%) MCSE
9 1 (1.43%) ISEB
9 1 (1.43%) PMP
9 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.43%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) QA
1 7 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.71%) UAG
3 3 (4.29%) NLBS
3 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.86%) Xen
5 1 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (28.57%) Cisco
2 14 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (15.71%) CheckPoint
4 5 (7.14%) VMware
5 4 (5.71%) Remedy
5 4 (5.71%) Juniper
5 4 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (4.29%) Oracle
6 3 (4.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (2.86%) Sun
7 2 (2.86%) Citrix
7 2 (2.86%) EMC
8 1 (1.43%) Huawei
8 1 (1.43%) BT
8 1 (1.43%) Cramer