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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 376 381 355
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -26
Contract jobs citing DSL 18 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.086% 0.073% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 0.59% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 6
Average daily rate
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£338 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -3.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £150 £160
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.25
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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
2760 2720 2780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.15% 12.44% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1831 1766 1722
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 73 158
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.38 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
City of London +8 1 - - 1
Greenwich - - - -
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 32 (61.54%) Cisco
2 26 (50.00%) WAN
3 25 (48.08%) Windows
3 25 (48.08%) MPLS
4 24 (46.15%) LAN
5 23 (44.23%) Firewall
6 15 (28.85%) BGP
6 15 (28.85%) MS Exchange
7 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
7 14 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (26.92%) Telecoms
8 13 (25.00%) Blackberry
8 13 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (23.08%) Performance Management
9 12 (23.08%) WSUS
9 12 (23.08%) Windows 7
9 12 (23.08%) Ethernet
9 12 (23.08%) MS Office
9 12 (23.08%) SAN
9 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (23.08%) CheckPoint
9 12 (23.08%) VMware
10 11 (21.15%) ITSM
10 11 (21.15%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (21.15%) Service Management
10 11 (21.15%) OSPF
10 11 (21.15%) Linux
10 11 (21.15%) CCIE

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 15 (28.85%) MS Exchange
2 13 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.85%) IIS
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 12 (23.08%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.00%) WAN
2 25 (48.08%) MPLS
3 24 (46.15%) LAN
4 23 (44.23%) Firewall
5 15 (28.85%) BGP
6 12 (23.08%) SAN
6 12 (23.08%) Ethernet
7 11 (21.15%) OSPF
7 11 (21.15%) BIG-IP
8 10 (19.23%) VPN
9 9 (17.31%) VoIP
10 8 (15.38%) LDAP
11 7 (13.46%) Internet
11 7 (13.46%) IP Telephony
11 7 (13.46%) IPsec
12 6 (11.54%) VPLS
12 6 (11.54%) xDSL
12 6 (11.54%) Unified Communications
12 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
12 6 (11.54%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) MySQL
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Maven
General
1 14 (26.92%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.62%) Finance
3 4 (7.69%) Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.85%) Russian Language
6 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.92%) Electronics
6 1 (1.92%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Analyst
2 10 (19.23%) Architect
3 9 (17.31%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (17.31%) Operations Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 8 (15.38%) Developer
5 7 (13.46%) Network Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (11.54%) Support Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Data Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Technical Manager
8 3 (5.77%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Consultant
8 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Business Data Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Network Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) JMS
1 8 (15.38%) ActiveMQ
1 8 (15.38%) JNDI
1 8 (15.38%) Akka
1 8 (15.38%) Apache Camel
2 3 (5.77%) FpML
3 2 (3.85%) HTML
3 2 (3.85%) XML
3 2 (3.85%) RESTful
4 1 (1.92%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 8 (15.38%) Thin Client
2 8 (15.38%) Fat Client
3 7 (13.46%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.85%) Video on Demand
4 2 (3.85%) IPTV
4 2 (3.85%) Statistics
4 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) MPEG
4 2 (3.85%) DTV
4 2 (3.85%) Streaming Video
4 2 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1 (1.92%) SecurID
5 1 (1.92%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) Handset
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (48.08%) Windows
2 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (21.15%) Linux
5 3 (5.77%) UNIX
6 2 (3.85%) Solaris
6 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.92%) CentOS
7 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Performance Management
2 11 (21.15%) Problem Management
2 11 (21.15%) Service Management
2 11 (21.15%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (21.15%) ITSM
3 10 (19.23%) Project Management
3 10 (19.23%) Business Continuity
3 10 (19.23%) BCP
3 10 (19.23%) ITIL
3 10 (19.23%) Business Continuity Planning
4 9 (17.31%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (13.46%) Multithreading
5 7 (13.46%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
5 7 (13.46%) Service Delivery
6 6 (11.54%) OO
6 6 (11.54%) OOD
7 5 (9.62%) Migration
7 5 (9.62%) Project Planning
8 4 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) Java
2 8 (15.38%) C++
2 8 (15.38%) Groovy
2 8 (15.38%) Scala
3 2 (3.85%) SQL
3 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.92%) Perl
4 1 (1.92%) C
4 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (21.15%) CCIE
3 9 (17.31%) CCNP
4 8 (15.38%) CCNA
5 6 (11.54%) CCDP
5 6 (11.54%) CCIP
6 1 (1.92%) CCSP
6 1 (1.92%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 11 (21.15%) NLBS
3 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 8 (15.38%) XenApp
4 8 (15.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (15.38%) Xen
5 2 (3.85%) vSphere
6 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) WSUS
2 1 (1.92%) SCOM
2 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.92%) Ionix
2 1 (1.92%) XenMobile
2 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 32 (61.54%) Cisco
2 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (23.08%) CheckPoint
3 12 (23.08%) VMware
4 10 (19.23%) Citrix
5 8 (15.38%) Perforce
6 6 (11.54%) Juniper
6 6 (11.54%) Tandberg
7 2 (3.85%) Huawei
7 2 (3.85%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.85%) Genesys
7 2 (3.85%) Mitel
8 1 (1.92%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle
8 1 (1.92%) Symantec
8 1 (1.92%) McAfee
8 1 (1.92%) IBM
8 1 (1.92%) NetApp
8 1 (1.92%) Sun
8 1 (1.92%) Dell