The first table below looks at the demand for DSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 382 397 390
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Contract jobs citing DSL 20 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.086% 0.029% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 0.25% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 13
Average daily rate
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£345 £500 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £448 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £540 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.50
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2805 2812 3596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.08% 11.60% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1745 1769 2080
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 110 169
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
DSL
England

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in London

DSL
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

DSL Daily Rate Trend in London

DSL
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DSL across the London region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

DSL Daily Rate Histogram in London

DSL
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

DSL Hourly Rate Trend in London

DSL
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the London region over the 3 months to 23 July 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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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
City of London +34 8 £350 -30.00% 1
Brentford - - - -
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 18 (50.00%) Firewall
1 18 (50.00%) LAN
1 18 (50.00%) WAN
1 18 (50.00%) Cisco
2 17 (47.22%) MPLS
3 16 (44.44%) Performance Management
4 15 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 15 (41.67%) CheckPoint
4 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 15 (41.67%) MS Office
4 15 (41.67%) Windows
4 15 (41.67%) Finance
5 14 (38.89%) Service Management
5 14 (38.89%) VMware
5 14 (38.89%) BIG-IP
5 14 (38.89%) NLBS
5 14 (38.89%) MS Exchange
5 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
5 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (38.89%) Blackberry
5 14 (38.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (36.11%) ITIL
7 12 (33.33%) Citrix
7 12 (33.33%) Xen
7 12 (33.33%) Thin Client
7 12 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 12 (33.33%) Fat Client
8 11 (30.56%) WSUS

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 14 (38.89%) MS Exchange
1 14 (38.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (41.67%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 18 (50.00%) LAN
1 18 (50.00%) WAN
1 18 (50.00%) Firewall
2 17 (47.22%) MPLS
3 14 (38.89%) BIG-IP
4 9 (25.00%) SAN
5 4 (11.11%) VPN
5 4 (11.11%) Wireless
6 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (8.33%) BGP
6 3 (8.33%) Ethernet
6 3 (8.33%) Broadband
7 2 (5.56%) ISDN
7 2 (5.56%) SDH
7 2 (5.56%) VoIP
7 2 (5.56%) SNMP
7 2 (5.56%) Internet
7 2 (5.56%) IPv4
7 2 (5.56%) IPv6
7 2 (5.56%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
1 1 (2.78%) Trac
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
2 6 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Team Leader
5 3 (8.33%) Citrix Support
5 3 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Development Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Operations Team Leader
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Operations Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
7 1 (2.78%) Network Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) FpML
2 6 (16.67%) JRules
2 6 (16.67%) XML
2 6 (16.67%) Drools
3 3 (8.33%) XSLT
3 3 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (38.89%) Blackberry
2 12 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 12 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 8 (22.22%) Reference Data
3 8 (22.22%) Derivative
3 8 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) SecurID
4 1 (2.78%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Windows
1 15 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 15 (41.67%) Windows 7
2 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (2.78%) UNIX
5 1 (2.78%) Solaris
5 1 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Performance Management
2 14 (38.89%) Service Management
3 13 (36.11%) ITIL
4 9 (25.00%) Project Management
4 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 7 (19.44%) Wealth Management
5 7 (19.44%) Data Modelling
6 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (16.67%) Business Transformation
6 6 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (13.89%) Business Continuity Planning
7 5 (13.89%) ITSM
7 5 (13.89%) BCP
7 5 (13.89%) Business Continuity
8 3 (8.33%) Project Planning
9 2 (5.56%) Resource Management
9 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
9 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
9 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) C
2 3 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) Perl
3 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.78%) VB
4 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) CCA
2 3 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.56%) CCIE
4 1 (2.78%) CCNP
4 1 (2.78%) CCNA
4 1 (2.78%) MCSE
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.78%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
2 3 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
1 14 (38.89%) NLBS
1 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 12 (33.33%) Xen
3 9 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 9 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) Cisco
2 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (41.67%) CheckPoint
3 14 (38.89%) VMware
4 12 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle
6 2 (5.56%) Juniper
6 2 (5.56%) EMC
7 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.78%) Proofpoint