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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
xDSL
Rank 571 566 534
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -32
Contract jobs citing xDSL 9 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.019% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 -
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
7543 6674 6757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 12.99% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4197 3558 3462
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 £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 390 547
Average hourly rate £28.35 £20.00 £22.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.72% -9.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 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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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 -20 8 - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
London - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
xDSL
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xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (84.62%) VPN
1 22 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
1 22 (84.62%) MPLS
2 21 (80.77%) Cisco
2 21 (80.77%) Telecoms
3 20 (76.92%) BGP
3 20 (76.92%) CCNP
3 20 (76.92%) Ethernet
3 20 (76.92%) WAN
4 18 (69.23%) CCNA
5 17 (65.38%) OSPF
5 17 (65.38%) LAN
6 15 (57.69%) DSL
7 14 (53.85%) Internet
7 14 (53.85%) TCP/IP
8 13 (50.00%) ATM
9 12 (46.15%) EIGRP
9 12 (46.15%) Migration
9 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
9 12 (46.15%) SC Cleared
10 11 (42.31%) VoIP
11 10 (38.46%) ADSL
12 9 (34.62%) RIP
12 9 (34.62%) BC Cleared
13 8 (30.77%) SDH
13 8 (30.77%) CCIP
13 8 (30.77%) Frame Relay
14 7 (26.92%) IPsec
14 7 (26.92%) Firewall
14 7 (26.92%) Technical Architecture

xDSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
2 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (84.62%) VPN
1 22 (84.62%) MPLS
2 20 (76.92%) BGP
2 20 (76.92%) WAN
2 20 (76.92%) Ethernet
3 17 (65.38%) LAN
3 17 (65.38%) OSPF
4 15 (57.69%) DSL
5 14 (53.85%) Internet
5 14 (53.85%) TCP/IP
6 13 (50.00%) ATM
7 12 (46.15%) EIGRP
8 11 (42.31%) VoIP
9 10 (38.46%) ADSL
10 9 (34.62%) RIP
11 8 (30.77%) SDH
11 8 (30.77%) Frame Relay
12 7 (26.92%) IPsec
12 7 (26.92%) Firewall
12 7 (26.92%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 21 (80.77%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Architect
3 7 (26.92%) IP Network Engineer
3 7 (26.92%) IP Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Network Technical Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) SecurID
3 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) UNIX
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Solaris
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Migration
2 7 (26.92%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (19.23%) Project Management
3 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
4 3 (11.54%) Network Design
5 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
5 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.85%) People Management
6 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.85%) Product Management
6 1 (3.85%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (76.92%) CCNP
3 18 (69.23%) CCNA
4 12 (46.15%) SC Cleared
4 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 9 (34.62%) BC Cleared
6 8 (30.77%) CCIP
7 7 (26.92%) CCIE
8 5 (19.23%) CCDP
9 3 (11.54%) Sun Certification
9 3 (11.54%) SCSA
9 3 (11.54%) Degree
10 1 (3.85%) PMP
10 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
10 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
1 2 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.85%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) Cisco
2 6 (23.08%) HP
3 5 (19.23%) Juniper
3 5 (19.23%) Tandberg
4 4 (15.38%) Huawei
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 4 (15.38%) Veritas
5 3 (11.54%) Sun
5 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle
6 2 (7.69%) Riverbed
6 2 (7.69%) VMware
6 2 (7.69%) Remedy
6 2 (7.69%) BT
7 1 (3.85%) Cramer
7 1 (3.85%) 3Com
7 1 (3.85%) Websense
7 1 (3.85%) Lotus
7 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.85%) Symantec