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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 396 416 399
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing DSL 32 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.012% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 0.097% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 1 12
Average daily rate
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£340 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £300 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £300 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £120 £256
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -53.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £38.75
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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
3197 3098 3429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.98% 12.23% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2105 2038 2183
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 92 151
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.65 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 - 7 £304 - 2
Greenwich - - - -
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 36 (69.23%) Cisco
2 33 (63.46%) Windows
2 33 (63.46%) WAN
2 33 (63.46%) Firewall
3 29 (55.77%) LAN
4 27 (51.92%) MPLS
5 24 (46.15%) MS Exchange
6 23 (44.23%) CheckPoint
6 23 (44.23%) Active Directory
7 22 (42.31%) Blackberry
7 22 (42.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (40.38%) Windows 7
8 21 (40.38%) Performance Management
8 21 (40.38%) BIG-IP
8 21 (40.38%) NLBS
8 21 (40.38%) Service Management
8 21 (40.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
8 21 (40.38%) MS Office
9 20 (38.46%) ITIL
10 19 (36.54%) Citrix
10 19 (36.54%) VMware
11 18 (34.62%) WSUS
11 18 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (32.69%) Hyper-V
12 17 (32.69%) Fat Client
12 17 (32.69%) Xen
12 17 (32.69%) Thin Client
13 16 (30.77%) SAN

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 24 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 22 (42.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.85%) IIS
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 21 (40.38%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 33 (63.46%) WAN
1 33 (63.46%) Firewall
2 29 (55.77%) LAN
3 27 (51.92%) MPLS
4 21 (40.38%) BIG-IP
5 16 (30.77%) SAN
6 10 (19.23%) BGP
7 8 (15.38%) LDAP
7 8 (15.38%) ISDN
7 8 (15.38%) Ethernet
8 6 (11.54%) VPN
8 6 (11.54%) OSPF
8 6 (11.54%) Wireless
9 5 (9.62%) SDH
9 5 (9.62%) Network Security
10 4 (7.69%) VLAN
10 4 (7.69%) GGSN
10 4 (7.69%) SGSN
10 4 (7.69%) HSRP
10 4 (7.69%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Maven
General
1 9 (17.31%) Telecoms
2 8 (15.38%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Analyst
2 13 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
3 8 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Architect
4 7 (13.46%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Network Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Team Leader
7 4 (7.69%) Citrix Support
7 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Network Design Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Business Data Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Network Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Citrix Engineer
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 4 (7.69%) FpML
3 1 (1.92%) Spring
3 1 (1.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (42.31%) Blackberry
2 17 (32.69%) Thin Client
2 17 (32.69%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.85%) Clustering
4 2 (3.85%) SecurID
4 2 (3.85%) Statistics
5 1 (1.92%) CMDB
5 1 (1.92%) Derivative
5 1 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.92%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 33 (63.46%) Windows
2 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (40.38%) Windows 7
3 21 (40.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (19.23%) Linux
5 5 (9.62%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.77%) UNIX
7 2 (3.85%) Solaris
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.92%) CentOS
8 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Service Management
1 21 (40.38%) Performance Management
2 20 (38.46%) ITIL
3 16 (30.77%) Problem Management
4 13 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (21.15%) ITSM
5 11 (21.15%) BCP
5 11 (21.15%) Business Continuity
5 11 (21.15%) Business Continuity Planning
6 10 (19.23%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (17.31%) Configuration Management
8 8 (15.38%) Project Management
9 7 (13.46%) Multithreading
10 6 (11.54%) Project Planning
10 6 (11.54%) OO
10 6 (11.54%) OOD
11 5 (9.62%) Network Design
12 4 (7.69%) Network Planning
12 4 (7.69%) Migration
12 4 (7.69%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) Java
2 8 (15.38%) C++
2 8 (15.38%) Groovy
2 8 (15.38%) Scala
3 3 (5.77%) PowerHouse
4 1 (1.92%) SQL
4 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (15.38%) CCIE
3 4 (7.69%) CCNP
4 3 (5.77%) CCNA
4 3 (5.77%) CCA
4 3 (5.77%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.85%) CCDP
5 2 (3.85%) 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 23 (44.23%) Active Directory
2 21 (40.38%) NLBS
3 18 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (32.69%) Hyper-V
4 17 (32.69%) Xen
5 14 (26.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 14 (26.92%) XenApp
6 2 (3.85%) vSphere
7 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (34.62%) WSUS
2 1 (1.92%) SCOM
2 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.92%) XenMobile
2 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (69.23%) Cisco
2 23 (44.23%) CheckPoint
3 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
4 19 (36.54%) Citrix
4 19 (36.54%) VMware
5 8 (15.38%) Perforce
6 6 (11.54%) Juniper
7 2 (3.85%) Genesys
7 2 (3.85%) Mitel
7 2 (3.85%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.85%) Tandberg
7 2 (3.85%) Proofpoint
8 1 (1.92%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.92%) IPFX
8 1 (1.92%) F5
8 1 (1.92%) Dell KACE
8 1 (1.92%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle
8 1 (1.92%) Symantec
8 1 (1.92%) McAfee