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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 396 424 398
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -26
Contract jobs citing DSL 29 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.024% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 0.19% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 13
Average daily rate
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£345 £500 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £430 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £520 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £120 £309
% change year-on-year
+97.91% -61.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.75
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
3185 3098 3646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.01% 12.31% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2035 2025 2190
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 88 179
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 22 September 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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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 +31 8 £312 -37.65% 2
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 30 (63.83%) Cisco
2 28 (59.57%) Windows
2 28 (59.57%) Firewall
3 26 (55.32%) WAN
4 22 (46.81%) LAN
5 21 (44.68%) MPLS
6 19 (40.43%) CheckPoint
6 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
6 19 (40.43%) MS Exchange
7 18 (38.30%) MS Office
7 18 (38.30%) Blackberry
7 18 (38.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 17 (36.17%) Service Management
8 17 (36.17%) BIG-IP
8 17 (36.17%) ITIL
8 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
8 17 (36.17%) NLBS
8 17 (36.17%) Performance Management
8 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (36.17%) Windows 7
9 15 (31.91%) WSUS
9 15 (31.91%) Citrix
9 15 (31.91%) VMware
10 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (27.66%) Hyper-V
11 13 (27.66%) Xen
11 13 (27.66%) Fat Client
11 13 (27.66%) Thin Client
12 12 (25.53%) SAN

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 19 (40.43%) MS Exchange
2 18 (38.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (4.26%) IIS
4 1 (2.13%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (38.30%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 28 (59.57%) Firewall
2 26 (55.32%) WAN
3 22 (46.81%) LAN
4 21 (44.68%) MPLS
5 17 (36.17%) BIG-IP
6 12 (25.53%) SAN
7 8 (17.02%) BGP
7 8 (17.02%) LDAP
7 8 (17.02%) ISDN
8 6 (12.77%) Ethernet
8 6 (12.77%) Wireless
9 5 (10.64%) OSPF
9 5 (10.64%) SDH
9 5 (10.64%) Network Security
10 4 (8.51%) VLAN
10 4 (8.51%) GGSN
10 4 (8.51%) SGSN
10 4 (8.51%) HSRP
10 4 (8.51%) IPv4
10 4 (8.51%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Maven
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Analyst
2 10 (21.28%) Operations Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Architect
4 6 (12.77%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (12.77%) Network Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Data Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Team Leader
6 4 (8.51%) Business Data Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Network Design Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Citrix Support
7 3 (6.38%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) JMS
1 8 (17.02%) ActiveMQ
1 8 (17.02%) JNDI
1 8 (17.02%) Akka
1 8 (17.02%) Apache Camel
2 4 (8.51%) FpML
3 2 (4.26%) Spring
3 2 (4.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (38.30%) Blackberry
2 13 (27.66%) Thin Client
2 13 (27.66%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.26%) Reference Data
3 2 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.26%) Clustering
3 2 (4.26%) SecurID
3 2 (4.26%) Derivative
3 2 (4.26%) Statistics
4 1 (2.13%) CMDB
4 1 (2.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (59.57%) Windows
2 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (36.17%) Windows 7
3 10 (21.28%) Linux
4 4 (8.51%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.38%) UNIX
6 2 (4.26%) Solaris
7 1 (2.13%) CentOS
7 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) ITIL
1 17 (36.17%) Service Management
1 17 (36.17%) Performance Management
2 12 (25.53%) Problem Management
3 10 (21.28%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (19.15%) Configuration Management
4 9 (19.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (14.89%) ITSM
5 7 (14.89%) Business Continuity
5 7 (14.89%) BCP
5 7 (14.89%) Business Continuity Planning
5 7 (14.89%) Multithreading
5 7 (14.89%) Project Planning
6 6 (12.77%) OOD
6 6 (12.77%) OO
6 6 (12.77%) Project Management
7 5 (10.64%) Network Design
8 4 (8.51%) Network Planning
8 4 (8.51%) Data Modelling
9 3 (6.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) Java
2 8 (17.02%) C++
2 8 (17.02%) Groovy
2 8 (17.02%) Scala
3 3 (6.38%) PowerHouse
4 1 (2.13%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (12.77%) CCIE
3 3 (6.38%) CCA
3 3 (6.38%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) CCNP
4 2 (4.26%) CCNA
5 1 (2.13%) CCSP
5 1 (2.13%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
2 17 (36.17%) NLBS
3 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (27.66%) Hyper-V
4 13 (27.66%) Xen
5 10 (21.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 10 (21.28%) XenApp
6 2 (4.26%) vSphere
7 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (31.91%) WSUS
2 1 (2.13%) SCOM
2 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.13%) XenMobile
2 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 30 (63.83%) Cisco
2 19 (40.43%) CheckPoint
3 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
4 15 (31.91%) Citrix
4 15 (31.91%) VMware
5 8 (17.02%) Perforce
6 5 (10.64%) Juniper
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle
7 2 (4.26%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.26%) Proofpoint
8 1 (2.13%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.13%) IPFX
8 1 (2.13%) F5
8 1 (2.13%) Dell KACE
8 1 (2.13%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.13%) NetApp
8 1 (2.13%) Symantec
8 1 (2.13%) McAfee
8 1 (2.13%) Dell
8 1 (2.13%) IBM
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