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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 395 358 411
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +53
Contract jobs citing DSL 17 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.070% 0.092% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.67% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 9
Average daily rate £493 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £135 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £485 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £288 £176
% change year-on-year
+27.82% +63.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 - -
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2796 2966 3736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.54% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1822 1842 2269
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 134 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -10 3 £600 +263.63% 4
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (46.88%) MPLS
2 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) WAN
2 10 (31.25%) Cisco
3 8 (25.00%) LAN
3 8 (25.00%) SQL
3 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.00%) Firewall
4 7 (21.88%) Banking
4 7 (21.88%) Derivative
4 7 (21.88%) Wealth Management
4 7 (21.88%) VoIP
4 7 (21.88%) Project Management
4 7 (21.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (21.88%) CheckPoint
4 7 (21.88%) QA
4 7 (21.88%) Reference Data
5 6 (18.75%) Drools
5 6 (18.75%) Business Transformation
5 6 (18.75%) FpML
5 6 (18.75%) VPN
5 6 (18.75%) XML
5 6 (18.75%) Data Modelling
5 6 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (18.75%) JRules
5 6 (18.75%) Investment Banking
5 6 (18.75%) Wireless
6 5 (15.63%) Windows
6 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
6 5 (15.63%) Microsoft

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 4 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) MPLS
2 10 (31.25%) WAN
3 8 (25.00%) LAN
3 8 (25.00%) Firewall
4 7 (21.88%) VoIP
5 6 (18.75%) VPN
5 6 (18.75%) Wireless
6 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
6 5 (15.63%) Ethernet
7 4 (12.50%) ISDN
7 4 (12.50%) VLAN
7 4 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (12.50%) Network Security
7 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (9.38%) BIG-IP
8 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (9.38%) Internet
9 2 (6.25%) FTP
9 2 (6.25%) SNMP
9 2 (6.25%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) ClearQuest
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
1 2 (6.25%) Trac
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Banking
3 6 (18.75%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Network Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Network Support
5 2 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Compliance Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Software Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) XML
1 6 (18.75%) FpML
1 6 (18.75%) JRules
1 6 (18.75%) Drools
2 2 (6.25%) Spring
2 2 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 7 (21.88%) Derivative
1 7 (21.88%) Reference Data
2 4 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.25%) Statistics
4 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.13%) PMI
4 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
1 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (9.38%) Linux
3 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) Project Management
2 7 (21.88%) Wealth Management
3 6 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (18.75%) Business Transformation
3 6 (18.75%) Data Modelling
4 4 (12.50%) Network Design
4 4 (12.50%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Management
5 3 (9.38%) Service Management
6 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.25%) Resource Management
6 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.25%) Release Management
7 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) C
3 2 (6.25%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) Perl
3 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.50%) CCNP
3 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.13%) Degree
5 1 (3.13%) CCNA
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.13%) PMP
5 1 (3.13%) MCSE
5 1 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
2 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) UAG
3 2 (6.25%) NLBS
3 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Cisco
2 7 (21.88%) CheckPoint
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.50%) VMware
4 4 (12.50%) Juniper
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle
6 2 (6.25%) EMC
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix
7 1 (3.13%) Sun