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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 522 551 460
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -91
Contract jobs citing DSL 57 32 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.062% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.76% 0.48% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 19 32
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£320 £375 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £223 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £368 £288
% change year-on-year
-21.08% +27.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £167.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1092.85% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £164.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1071.42% -6.66%
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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
7533 6700 6609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.08% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4189 3588 3396
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 395 529
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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 +16 29 £340 -43.33% 8
South East +11 24 £290 -17.14% 2
East of England - 3 £336 - 1
North East -7 1 - -
North West - - - - 8
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
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UK

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 62 (64.58%) MPLS
2 53 (55.21%) Cisco
3 42 (43.75%) LAN
4 40 (41.67%) WAN
4 40 (41.67%) Telecoms
5 34 (35.42%) BGP
6 31 (32.29%) OSPF
6 31 (32.29%) Wireless
7 29 (30.21%) Firewall
8 26 (27.08%) CheckPoint
9 25 (26.04%) SDH
9 25 (26.04%) VPN
10 24 (25.00%) Windows
11 23 (23.96%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (22.92%) Ethernet
13 19 (19.79%) CCNP
13 19 (19.79%) GSM
13 19 (19.79%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (18.75%) EIGRP
14 18 (18.75%) GPRS
14 18 (18.75%) CCNA
14 18 (18.75%) UMTS
14 18 (18.75%) VMware
14 18 (18.75%) WiMAX
14 18 (18.75%) HSPA
15 17 (17.71%) Network Planning
15 17 (17.71%) CDMA2000
15 17 (17.71%) GPON
15 17 (17.71%) 4G
16 16 (16.67%) Ericsson

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 11 (11.46%) MS Exchange
1 11 (11.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (5.21%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 11 (11.46%) MS Office
2 3 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (5.21%) Amazon S3
1 5 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.21%) Amazon ELB
1 5 (5.21%) AWS CloudFormation
1 5 (5.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 5 (5.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 62 (64.58%) MPLS
2 42 (43.75%) LAN
3 40 (41.67%) WAN
4 34 (35.42%) BGP
5 31 (32.29%) Wireless
5 31 (32.29%) OSPF
6 29 (30.21%) Firewall
7 25 (26.04%) VPN
7 25 (26.04%) SDH
8 23 (23.96%) Wi-Fi
9 22 (22.92%) Ethernet
10 19 (19.79%) GSM
11 18 (18.75%) UMTS
11 18 (18.75%) GPRS
11 18 (18.75%) EIGRP
11 18 (18.75%) WiMAX
11 18 (18.75%) HSPA
12 17 (17.71%) GPON
12 17 (17.71%) 4G
12 17 (17.71%) CDMA2000
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.04%) MySQL
2 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (5.21%) RSpec
2 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.04%) Trac
3 1 (1.04%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.04%) JIRA
General
1 40 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.25%) Finance
3 3 (3.13%) Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Electronics
5 1 (1.04%) Back Office
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.04%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 14 (14.58%) Analyst
3 8 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 8 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
3 8 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 8 (8.33%) Architect
4 7 (7.29%) IP Network Engineer
4 7 (7.29%) IP Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.21%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.21%) Developer
7 3 (3.13%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.13%) Citrix Analyst
7 3 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (2.08%) Ericsson Engineer
8 2 (2.08%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (2.08%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.08%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) HTML
2 2 (2.08%) RESTful
2 2 (2.08%) XML
3 1 (1.04%) CGI
3 1 (1.04%) Spring
3 1 (1.04%) Drools
3 1 (1.04%) J2EE
3 1 (1.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) Blackberry
2 10 (10.42%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (5.21%) Thin Client
3 5 (5.21%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.13%) Handset
4 3 (3.13%) e-Health
5 2 (2.08%) Streaming Video
5 2 (2.08%) Clustering
5 2 (2.08%) DTV
5 2 (2.08%) MPEG
5 2 (2.08%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.08%) IPTV
5 2 (2.08%) Derivative
5 2 (2.08%) Statistics
6 1 (1.04%) CMDB
6 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.04%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.04%) NHS
6 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.00%) Windows
2 13 (13.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.25%) Linux
5 5 (5.21%) CentOS
6 3 (3.13%) UNIX
7 2 (2.08%) Solaris
8 1 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.71%) Network Planning
2 14 (14.58%) Performance Management
3 13 (13.54%) ITIL
3 13 (13.54%) Migration
4 11 (11.46%) Service Management
5 10 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (10.42%) ITSM
5 10 (10.42%) Problem Management
6 9 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
6 9 (9.38%) Business Continuity
6 9 (9.38%) BCP
6 9 (9.38%) Business Continuity Planning
7 7 (7.29%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.25%) Project Management
9 5 (5.21%) Information Security
9 5 (5.21%) Network Management
9 5 (5.21%) Time Management
9 5 (5.21%) DevOps
10 4 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.63%) C
2 7 (7.29%) Java
3 6 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.21%) Ruby
5 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.08%) SQL
7 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (19.79%) CCNP
1 19 (19.79%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (18.75%) CCNA
3 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
4 10 (10.42%) SC Cleared
5 9 (9.38%) BC Cleared
6 8 (8.33%) CCIP
7 6 (6.25%) CCIE
8 5 (5.21%) CCDP
9 2 (2.08%) PMP
9 2 (2.08%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.04%) Degree
10 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) QA
2 2 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (13.54%) Active Directory
3 10 (10.42%) NLBS
4 5 (5.21%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.21%) Xen
5 4 (4.17%) XenApp
6 3 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.04%) Firmware
7 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (11.46%) WSUS
2 9 (9.38%) CiscoWorks
3 8 (8.33%) OpenView
3 8 (8.33%) AirWatch
4 5 (5.21%) Puppet
4 5 (5.21%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (3.13%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.04%) Ionix
Vendors
1 53 (55.21%) Cisco
2 26 (27.08%) CheckPoint
3 18 (18.75%) VMware
4 16 (16.67%) Ericsson
5 14 (14.58%) Microsoft
5 14 (14.58%) Huawei
6 13 (13.54%) SolarWinds
7 10 (10.42%) Juniper
8 9 (9.38%) Websense
9 8 (8.33%) Aruba
9 8 (8.33%) HP
10 7 (7.29%) Citrix
11 6 (6.25%) Nortel
11 6 (6.25%) F5
12 5 (5.21%) Polycom
12 5 (5.21%) Tandberg
12 5 (5.21%) TippingPoint
12 5 (5.21%) Nokia
12 5 (5.21%) McAfee
12 5 (5.21%) Blue Coat
London
Energon Global
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £280 to £320 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £170.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago