The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 398 400 398
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing DSL 31 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.077% 0.026%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 0.65% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 6
Average daily rate
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£340 £330 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £286 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £593 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £164.00 - £15.00
DSL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3092 2789 2855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.21% 11.99% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1996 1792 1780
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 80 120
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -28.00%

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 29 June 2015.

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 29 June 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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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 -3 10 £325 -10.95% 2
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 38 (76.00%) Cisco
1 38 (76.00%) MPLS
2 33 (66.00%) CheckPoint
3 32 (64.00%) Windows
4 31 (62.00%) WAN
5 30 (60.00%) LAN
6 26 (52.00%) Firewall
7 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
7 21 (42.00%) Active Directory
7 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (40.00%) MS Exchange
9 19 (38.00%) ITIL
9 19 (38.00%) Blackberry
9 19 (38.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 19 (38.00%) Service Management
9 19 (38.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (38.00%) VMware
9 19 (38.00%) BIG-IP
9 19 (38.00%) NLBS
9 19 (38.00%) Problem Management
9 19 (38.00%) Performance Management
9 19 (38.00%) Windows 7
10 18 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (36.00%) Business Continuity Planning
10 18 (36.00%) WSUS
10 18 (36.00%) Business Continuity
10 18 (36.00%) BCP
10 18 (36.00%) MS Office
11 17 (34.00%) BGP

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 20 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 19 (38.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (36.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 38 (76.00%) MPLS
2 31 (62.00%) WAN
3 30 (60.00%) LAN
4 26 (52.00%) Firewall
5 19 (38.00%) BIG-IP
6 17 (34.00%) OSPF
6 17 (34.00%) BGP
7 15 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (20.00%) EIGRP
8 10 (20.00%) DNS
8 10 (20.00%) DHCP
8 10 (20.00%) HSRP
9 9 (18.00%) VRRP
9 9 (18.00%) Wireless
10 7 (14.00%) Ethernet
11 6 (12.00%) VPN
12 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
12 5 (10.00%) SAN
12 5 (10.00%) TACACS
12 5 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.00%) Big Data
General
1 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Analyst
2 15 (30.00%) Network Engineer
3 12 (24.00%) Operations Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (16.00%) Security Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Wintel Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Support
8 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Report Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Citrix Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) J2EE
1 1 (2.00%) COM
1 1 (2.00%) Middleware
1 1 (2.00%) FpML
1 1 (2.00%) Spring
1 1 (2.00%) WCF
1 1 (2.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.00%) Blackberry
2 8 (16.00%) Thin Client
2 8 (16.00%) Fat Client
2 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.00%) Handset
4 2 (4.00%) Derivative
4 2 (4.00%) NHS
4 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) ASIC
5 1 (2.00%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.00%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 32 (64.00%) Windows
2 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (38.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) ITIL
1 19 (38.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 19 (38.00%) Service Management
1 19 (38.00%) Problem Management
1 19 (38.00%) Performance Management
2 18 (36.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 18 (36.00%) Business Continuity
2 18 (36.00%) BCP
3 15 (30.00%) ITSM
4 6 (12.00%) Information Security
5 5 (10.00%) Network Management
6 4 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (6.00%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.00%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (6.00%) Logical Data Model
8 2 (4.00%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (4.00%) Project Management
8 2 (4.00%) Migration
8 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) C
1 1 (2.00%) C#
1 1 (2.00%) Java
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.00%) CCNP
2 3 (6.00%) CCNA
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) CCIE
4 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.00%) CCDP
4 1 (2.00%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) EMIR
2 1 (2.00%) MiFID
System Software
1 21 (42.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (38.00%) NLBS
3 18 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (16.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (16.00%) Xen
5 5 (10.00%) XenApp
6 4 (8.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (36.00%) WSUS
2 9 (18.00%) OpenView
2 9 (18.00%) CiscoWorks
2 9 (18.00%) AirWatch
3 5 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 38 (76.00%) Cisco
2 33 (66.00%) CheckPoint
3 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (38.00%) VMware
5 14 (28.00%) SolarWinds
6 10 (20.00%) Citrix
7 9 (18.00%) HP
7 9 (18.00%) Websense
7 9 (18.00%) Aruba
8 6 (12.00%) Juniper
9 5 (10.00%) Nokia
9 5 (10.00%) Nortel
9 5 (10.00%) Blue Coat
9 5 (10.00%) F5
9 5 (10.00%) Polycom
9 5 (10.00%) TippingPoint
9 5 (10.00%) McAfee
10 2 (4.00%) Oracle
11 1 (2.00%) NetApp
11 1 (2.00%) Huawei
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