The table below looks at the statistics for xDSL 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 xDSL over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
xDSL
Rank 574 561 523
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -38
Contract jobs citing xDSL 9 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.010% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.077% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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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
7434 6519 6266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.86% 13.22% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 3602 3212
Average daily rate £353 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 370 516
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.86 £40.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

xDSL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing xDSL across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

xDSL Jobs Demand Trend in England

xDSL
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing xDSL across the England region.

xDSL Daily Rate Trend in England

xDSL
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing xDSL across the England region.

xDSL Hourly Rate Trend in England

xDSL
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 xDSL within the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South East -14 6 £450 +28.57% 2
West Midlands - 2 - -
North West -11 1 - - 1
xDSL
UK

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing xDSL 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 xDSL.

1 22 (88.00%) Telecoms
2 21 (84.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (84.00%) MPLS
3 20 (80.00%) Ethernet
4 19 (76.00%) VPN
5 17 (68.00%) Cisco
5 17 (68.00%) CCNP
5 17 (68.00%) BGP
5 17 (68.00%) CCNA
6 16 (64.00%) WAN
7 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
7 14 (56.00%) OSPF
8 13 (52.00%) DSL
8 13 (52.00%) LAN
9 12 (48.00%) ADSL
9 12 (48.00%) EIGRP
9 12 (48.00%) Internet
9 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
9 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
10 11 (44.00%) Migration
10 11 (44.00%) ATM
11 10 (40.00%) RIP
11 10 (40.00%) SDH
12 8 (32.00%) VoIP
12 8 (32.00%) DSLAM
12 8 (32.00%) BC Cleared
13 7 (28.00%) Firewall
13 7 (28.00%) Huawei
13 7 (28.00%) Broadband
13 7 (28.00%) UNIX

xDSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing xDSL 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 xDSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) MPLS
2 20 (80.00%) Ethernet
3 19 (76.00%) VPN
4 17 (68.00%) BGP
5 16 (64.00%) WAN
6 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
6 14 (56.00%) OSPF
7 13 (52.00%) DSL
7 13 (52.00%) LAN
8 12 (48.00%) ADSL
8 12 (48.00%) EIGRP
8 12 (48.00%) Internet
9 11 (44.00%) ATM
10 10 (40.00%) RIP
10 10 (40.00%) SDH
11 8 (32.00%) VoIP
11 8 (32.00%) DSLAM
12 7 (28.00%) Firewall
12 7 (28.00%) Broadband
13 6 (24.00%) Frame Relay
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (88.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Architect
3 6 (24.00%) IP Network Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) IP Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Network Technical Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) UNIX
2 4 (16.00%) Solaris
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Migration
2 4 (16.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (12.00%) Network Design
3 3 (12.00%) Service Management
3 3 (12.00%) B2B
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Product Management
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.00%) Communications Security
5 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.00%) People Management
5 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (84.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (68.00%) CCNP
2 17 (68.00%) CCNA
3 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (32.00%) BC Cleared
5 5 (20.00%) CCIP
6 4 (16.00%) CCIE
6 4 (16.00%) Sun Certification
6 4 (16.00%) SCSA
6 4 (16.00%) Degree
7 2 (8.00%) CCDP
8 1 (4.00%) PMP
8 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
8 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
1 2 (8.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Cisco
2 7 (28.00%) Huawei
3 6 (24.00%) HP
4 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.00%) Sun
4 4 (16.00%) Oracle
4 4 (16.00%) Veritas
4 4 (16.00%) Juniper
5 3 (12.00%) BT
5 3 (12.00%) Cramer
5 3 (12.00%) Nortel
6 2 (8.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (8.00%) Ericsson
6 2 (8.00%) VMware
6 2 (8.00%) Tandberg
6 2 (8.00%) Riverbed
6 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.00%) Remedy
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix