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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK / England
Rank 542 573 553
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -20
Contract jobs citing DSL 23 22 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.047% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.33% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 24
Median daily rate £310 £470 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.04% +39.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £227 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £560 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £470 £249
% change year-on-year
-30.05% +88.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.00 -

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
6265 6678 6888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.11% 14.36% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3848 3943 3952
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 345 389
Median hourly rate £26.58 £27.05 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +20.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +18 8 £320 -31.18% 2
London +11 8 £190 -49.33% 6
East of England - 3 - -
West Midlands - 2 £275 -
North West +24 1 £400 +30.08%
South West +11 1 £390 +64.21%
DSL
UK

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 19 (37.25%) WAN
2 17 (33.33%) Cisco
3 16 (31.37%) Telecoms
4 15 (29.41%) Firewall
5 14 (27.45%) MPLS
5 14 (27.45%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (27.45%) LAN
6 13 (25.49%) Juniper
6 13 (25.49%) Ethernet
7 11 (21.57%) OSPF
7 11 (21.57%) BGP
8 10 (19.61%) IPsec
8 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
9 9 (17.65%) FpML
9 9 (17.65%) ASIC
9 9 (17.65%) DNS
9 9 (17.65%) CCNP
9 9 (17.65%) ITIL
9 9 (17.65%) EMIR
10 8 (15.69%) VoIP
10 8 (15.69%) CCNA
10 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
10 8 (15.69%) Wireless
10 8 (15.69%) Legal
10 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
10 8 (15.69%) Test Strategy
11 7 (13.73%) xDSL
11 7 (13.73%) Reference Data
11 7 (13.73%) MiFID
11 7 (13.73%) DTCC

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 3 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.92%) Apache
2 2 (3.92%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.96%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.92%) MS Project
2 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.96%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (37.25%) WAN
2 15 (29.41%) Firewall
3 14 (27.45%) LAN
3 14 (27.45%) MPLS
4 13 (25.49%) Ethernet
5 11 (21.57%) BGP
5 11 (21.57%) OSPF
6 10 (19.61%) IPsec
7 9 (17.65%) DNS
8 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
8 8 (15.69%) VoIP
8 8 (15.69%) Wireless
9 7 (13.73%) Internet
9 7 (13.73%) VPN
9 7 (13.73%) xDSL
10 6 (11.76%) Broadband
10 6 (11.76%) PBX
10 6 (11.76%) SDH
10 6 (11.76%) SNMP
11 5 (9.80%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (3.92%) Big Data
1 2 (3.92%) CouchDB
1 2 (3.92%) HBase
1 2 (3.92%) Neo4j
1 2 (3.92%) Parquet
1 2 (3.92%) Redis
2 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Selenium
General
1 16 (31.37%) Telecoms
2 8 (15.69%) Legal
3 5 (9.80%) Finance
4 2 (3.92%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) German Language
5 1 (1.96%) Back Office
5 1 (1.96%) Front Office
5 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Law
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Network Engineer
2 7 (13.73%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Report Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Senior Business Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Senior Reporting Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) VoIP Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Cisco Project Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Head of Delivery
7 2 (3.92%) LAN Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior UI/UX Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior UX Developer
7 2 (3.92%) UI/UX Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Wireless Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) FpML
2 7 (13.73%) Middleware
3 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.84%) CSS
3 4 (7.84%) HTML
4 3 (5.88%) 802.1X
5 2 (3.92%) Akka
5 2 (3.92%) Apache Avro
5 2 (3.92%) CSS3
5 2 (3.92%) D3.js
5 2 (3.92%) GraphX
5 2 (3.92%) HTML5
5 2 (3.92%) LESS
5 2 (3.92%) Node.js
5 2 (3.92%) ODBC
5 2 (3.92%) React
5 2 (3.92%) REST
5 2 (3.92%) Sass
5 2 (3.92%) SOAP
5 2 (3.92%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) ASIC
2 7 (13.73%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.73%) DTCC
2 7 (13.73%) Fixed Income
2 7 (13.73%) Reference Data
3 6 (11.76%) Equities
3 6 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.92%) Blockchain
5 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.92%) Cryptography
5 2 (3.92%) Handset
5 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.92%) PKI
5 2 (3.92%) PMI
5 2 (3.92%) User Experience
5 2 (3.92%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.96%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.96%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) Mesosphere
2 2 (3.92%) Windows
3 1 (1.96%) Unix
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.65%) ITIL
2 8 (15.69%) Test Strategy
3 7 (13.73%) Change Management
3 7 (13.73%) Migration
3 7 (13.73%) Project Management
4 6 (11.76%) Network Management
5 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.84%) Network Design
7 3 (5.88%) Analytics
7 3 (5.88%) Data Analytics
7 3 (5.88%) DevOps
7 3 (5.88%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.92%) Dependency Management
8 2 (3.92%) Front End Development
8 2 (3.92%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.92%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.92%) People Management
8 2 (3.92%) SDLC
8 2 (3.92%) Target Operating Model
8 2 (3.92%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.92%) Scala
2 2 (3.92%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) TypeScript
3 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.96%) Java
3 1 (1.96%) PHP
3 1 (1.96%) Python
3 1 (1.96%) Ruby
3 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
3 9 (17.65%) CCNP
4 8 (15.69%) CCNA
4 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.84%) Degree
6 2 (3.92%) CCDP
6 2 (3.92%) CCIE
6 2 (3.92%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.96%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.96%) CCDA
7 1 (1.96%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) EMIR
2 7 (13.73%) MiFID
3 5 (9.80%) SLA
4 2 (3.92%) JSP 440
5 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Docker
2 2 (3.92%) Firmware
2 2 (3.92%) NFS
3 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Ansible
1 3 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.92%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.96%) vMotion
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Cisco
2 13 (25.49%) Juniper
3 4 (7.84%) CheckPoint
3 4 (7.84%) F5
4 3 (5.88%) BroadSoft
5 2 (3.92%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (3.92%) Blue Coat
5 2 (3.92%) Citrix
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.92%) Nokia
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle
5 2 (3.92%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.92%) VMware
6 1 (1.96%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (1.96%) Dell
6 1 (1.96%) EMC
6 1 (1.96%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.96%) HP