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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 522 540 533
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -7
Contract jobs citing DSL 58 22 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.046% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.76% 0.33% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 19
Average daily rate
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£338 £260 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.80% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £120 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £424 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £120 £269
% change year-on-year
+97.91% -55.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £38.75
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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
7620 6595 8152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 13.71% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4301 3682 3819
Average daily rate £370 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 376 632
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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 +36 32 £340 -27.46% 8
South East -13 11 £212 +76.66% 2
North West - 3 £425 -
West Midlands -15 2 £160 -
East of England - 1 - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 57 (64.77%) Cisco
2 48 (54.55%) LAN
2 48 (54.55%) WAN
3 47 (53.41%) Windows
3 47 (53.41%) Firewall
4 43 (48.86%) MPLS
5 35 (39.77%) Microsoft
6 32 (36.36%) MS Office
7 31 (35.23%) ITIL
7 31 (35.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (34.09%) MS Exchange
8 30 (34.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (34.09%) Windows 7
9 28 (31.82%) Service Management
9 28 (31.82%) CheckPoint
9 28 (31.82%) Active Directory
10 27 (30.68%) BIG-IP
11 26 (29.55%) Blackberry
11 26 (29.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 25 (28.41%) VMware
12 25 (28.41%) NLBS
13 24 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
13 24 (27.27%) WSUS
13 24 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (26.14%) Citrix
14 23 (26.14%) Hyper-V
15 22 (25.00%) Performance Management
16 21 (23.86%) Fat Client
16 21 (23.86%) Xen
16 21 (23.86%) Thin Client

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 30 (34.09%) MS Exchange
2 26 (29.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.27%) IIS
4 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.14%) Apache
4 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 32 (36.36%) MS Office
2 6 (6.82%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.27%) MS Project
3 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (54.55%) LAN
1 48 (54.55%) WAN
2 47 (53.41%) Firewall
3 43 (48.86%) MPLS
4 27 (30.68%) BIG-IP
5 20 (22.73%) SAN
5 20 (22.73%) VPN
6 19 (21.59%) BGP
7 18 (20.45%) TCP/IP
8 17 (19.32%) Ethernet
9 13 (14.77%) OSPF
10 12 (13.64%) ISDN
11 11 (12.50%) Wireless
12 10 (11.36%) Internet
13 8 (9.09%) ADSL
13 8 (9.09%) LDAP
14 7 (7.95%) xDSL
14 7 (7.95%) IPsec
14 7 (7.95%) VLAN
14 7 (7.95%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Maven
General
1 17 (19.32%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.09%) Finance
3 6 (6.82%) Dutch Language
4 4 (4.55%) Marketing
5 3 (3.41%) Banking
5 3 (3.41%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.27%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 30 (34.09%) Analyst
2 14 (15.91%) Operations Analyst
3 11 (12.50%) Architect
4 9 (10.23%) Network Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (10.23%) Support Analyst
5 8 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (9.09%) Developer
5 8 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.82%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Network Architect
7 5 (5.68%) Team Leader
7 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Network Design Architect
8 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) Product Manager
8 4 (4.55%) Citrix Support
9 3 (3.41%) Business Data Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.09%) JMS
1 8 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
1 8 (9.09%) JNDI
1 8 (9.09%) Akka
1 8 (9.09%) Apache Camel
2 4 (4.55%) FpML
3 2 (2.27%) HTML
3 2 (2.27%) Middleware
4 1 (1.14%) Spring
4 1 (1.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.55%) Blackberry
2 21 (23.86%) Fat Client
2 21 (23.86%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.55%) STB
3 4 (4.55%) Statistics
4 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.41%) EqualLogic
4 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.27%) Open Source
5 2 (2.27%) Clustering
5 2 (2.27%) e-Health
5 2 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.27%) SecurID
5 2 (2.27%) IPTV
6 1 (1.14%) Derivative
6 1 (1.14%) CMDB
6 1 (1.14%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.14%) Replication
6 1 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.14%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 47 (53.41%) Windows
2 31 (35.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (34.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (34.09%) Windows 7
4 14 (15.91%) Linux
5 7 (7.95%) UNIX
6 5 (5.68%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.27%) Solaris
7 2 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.14%) CentOS
8 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.14%) OpenWrt
8 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.23%) ITIL
2 28 (31.82%) Service Management
3 22 (25.00%) Performance Management
4 20 (22.73%) Problem Management
5 14 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (13.64%) ITSM
7 11 (12.50%) Business Continuity
7 11 (12.50%) BCP
7 11 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 11 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
8 10 (11.36%) Kalman Filter
8 10 (11.36%) Migration
8 10 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (10.23%) Project Management
10 7 (7.95%) Multithreading
11 6 (6.82%) OOD
11 6 (6.82%) OO
11 6 (6.82%) Project Planning
11 6 (6.82%) Time Management
12 5 (5.68%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.36%) Java
2 9 (10.23%) C++
3 8 (9.09%) Groovy
3 8 (9.09%) Scala
4 3 (3.41%) PowerHouse
4 3 (3.41%) C
5 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.27%) Python
6 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.14%) Perl
6 1 (1.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (14.77%) CCNA
3 12 (13.64%) CCNP
4 10 (11.36%) Security Cleared
5 8 (9.09%) CCIE
6 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.41%) CCIP
7 3 (3.41%) CCA
7 3 (3.41%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (3.41%) MCSE
8 2 (2.27%) CCDP
8 2 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.27%) BC Cleared
8 2 (2.27%) MCITP
9 1 (1.14%) Degree
9 1 (1.14%) CCENT
9 1 (1.14%) CCSP
9 1 (1.14%) MCSA
9 1 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 28 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 25 (28.41%) NLBS
3 24 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (26.14%) Hyper-V
5 21 (23.86%) Xen
6 15 (17.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 15 (17.05%) XenApp
7 2 (2.27%) vSphere
7 2 (2.27%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.27%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.14%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.14%) XenServer
8 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (27.27%) WSUS
2 3 (3.41%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (3.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.14%) SCOM
3 1 (1.14%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.14%) Netcool
3 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.14%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.14%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 57 (64.77%) Cisco
2 35 (39.77%) Microsoft
3 28 (31.82%) CheckPoint
4 25 (28.41%) VMware
5 23 (26.14%) Citrix
6 10 (11.36%) Juniper
7 8 (9.09%) Perforce
8 4 (4.55%) F5
8 4 (4.55%) Symantec
8 4 (4.55%) NetApp
8 4 (4.55%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.41%) Cramer
10 2 (2.27%) NetQoS
10 2 (2.27%) Proofpoint
10 2 (2.27%) HP
10 2 (2.27%) Adobe
10 2 (2.27%) Genesys
10 2 (2.27%) Mitel
10 2 (2.27%) Tandberg
11 1 (1.14%) Fortinet
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Atech Support
Rate: From £100 to £175 per day
Posted: 20 days ago