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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
xDSL
Rank 572 552 564
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +12
Contract jobs citing xDSL 7 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.008% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.090% 0.061% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£249 £400 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.81% +88.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £400 -
% change year-on-year
-60.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
xDSL
UK

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
7736 6573 8236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 13.62% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4361 3677 3831
Average daily rate £370 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 376 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 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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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 -10 5 - - 1
London - 1 £338 -
West Midlands - 1 £160 - 1
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - -
xDSL
UK

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) MPLS
2 9 (81.82%) BGP
2 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (81.82%) CCNP
2 9 (81.82%) VPN
2 9 (81.82%) WAN
3 8 (72.73%) Ethernet
3 8 (72.73%) OSPF
4 7 (63.64%) DSL
4 7 (63.64%) LAN
5 6 (54.55%) CCNA
6 5 (45.45%) VoIP
6 5 (45.45%) EIGRP
6 5 (45.45%) Internet
6 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
6 5 (45.45%) Migration
7 4 (36.36%) CCIE
7 4 (36.36%) Juniper
7 4 (36.36%) Project Management
7 4 (36.36%) RIP
7 4 (36.36%) IPsec
8 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
8 3 (27.27%) Network Management
8 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
8 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
8 3 (27.27%) CCDP
8 3 (27.27%) CCIP
8 3 (27.27%) ITIL
8 3 (27.27%) UNIX

xDSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) MPLS
2 9 (81.82%) BGP
2 9 (81.82%) VPN
2 9 (81.82%) WAN
3 8 (72.73%) Ethernet
3 8 (72.73%) OSPF
4 7 (63.64%) DSL
4 7 (63.64%) LAN
5 5 (45.45%) VoIP
5 5 (45.45%) EIGRP
5 5 (45.45%) Internet
6 4 (36.36%) IPsec
6 4 (36.36%) RIP
7 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (27.27%) ADSL
7 3 (27.27%) Firewall
8 2 (18.18%) Unified Communications
8 2 (18.18%) Frame Relay
8 2 (18.18%) ATM
8 2 (18.18%) WLAN
General
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
1 3 (27.27%) IP Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) IP Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
3 1 (9.09%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Design Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Network Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Network Management
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Network Design
5 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
5 1 (9.09%) High Availability
5 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (9.09%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Perl
1 1 (9.09%) Python
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) CCNP
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (54.55%) CCNA
3 4 (36.36%) CCIE
4 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) CCDP
4 3 (27.27%) CCIP
4 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) BC Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) JNCIP
6 1 (9.09%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) OpenView
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) Juniper
3 2 (18.18%) Genesys
3 2 (18.18%) Mitel
3 2 (18.18%) Tandberg
4 1 (9.09%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Nortel
4 1 (9.09%) Remedy
4 1 (9.09%) BT
4 1 (9.09%) Cramer