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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
xDSL
Rank 541 531 507
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -24
Contract jobs citing xDSL 16 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.018% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.13% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
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£338 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £388 -
% change year-on-year
-25.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.50
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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
6708 5959 6485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.36% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3807 3218 3168
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 360 604
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.38 £22.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.48% -17.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing xDSL across the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

xDSL Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 January 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 -13 7 £300 -30.23% 1
London - 5 £338 - 1
West Midlands +3 3 £155 +3.33%
East of England - - - -
North East - - - -
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xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 23 (95.83%) MPLS
2 22 (91.67%) WAN
2 22 (91.67%) Cisco
3 20 (83.33%) VPN
3 20 (83.33%) BGP
4 19 (79.17%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (79.17%) LAN
4 19 (79.17%) Telecoms
5 18 (75.00%) Ethernet
6 17 (70.83%) OSPF
6 17 (70.83%) CCNP
7 16 (66.67%) DSL
7 16 (66.67%) CCNA
8 15 (62.50%) Internet
9 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
9 13 (54.17%) Migration
10 12 (50.00%) EIGRP
11 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
11 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
12 10 (41.67%) ADSL
12 10 (41.67%) VoIP
13 9 (37.50%) ATM
13 9 (37.50%) RIP
13 9 (37.50%) CCIP
14 8 (33.33%) IPsec
14 8 (33.33%) BC Cleared
14 8 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
14 8 (33.33%) VPLS
14 8 (33.33%) CCIE
15 7 (29.17%) SDH

xDSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) IIS
1 1 (4.17%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 23 (95.83%) MPLS
2 22 (91.67%) WAN
3 20 (83.33%) VPN
3 20 (83.33%) BGP
4 19 (79.17%) LAN
5 18 (75.00%) Ethernet
6 17 (70.83%) OSPF
7 16 (66.67%) DSL
8 15 (62.50%) Internet
9 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
10 12 (50.00%) EIGRP
11 10 (41.67%) ADSL
11 10 (41.67%) VoIP
12 9 (37.50%) ATM
12 9 (37.50%) RIP
13 8 (33.33%) IPsec
13 8 (33.33%) VPLS
14 7 (29.17%) SDH
14 7 (29.17%) Frame Relay
14 7 (29.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (79.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (37.50%) Architect
3 7 (29.17%) IP Network Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) IP Engineer
4 6 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Network Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.17%) Statistics
2 1 (4.17%) SecurID
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) UNIX
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Migration
2 8 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Network Design
5 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
6 1 (4.17%) B2B
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Network Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (70.83%) CCNP
3 16 (66.67%) CCNA
4 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
4 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
5 9 (37.50%) CCIP
6 8 (33.33%) BC Cleared
6 8 (33.33%) CCIE
7 6 (25.00%) CCDP
8 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (4.17%) PMP
8 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.17%) ISA Server
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (4.17%) OpenView
2 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.17%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) Cisco
2 6 (25.00%) Tandberg
3 4 (16.67%) HP
3 4 (16.67%) Juniper
4 3 (12.50%) Remedy
4 3 (12.50%) BT
4 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.33%) Riverbed
5 2 (8.33%) Mitel
5 2 (8.33%) Cramer
5 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) Genesys
6 1 (4.17%) Veritas
6 1 (4.17%) Lotus
6 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.17%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) Nortel
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) Avaya
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec
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