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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 381 419 398
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -21
Contract jobs citing DSL 28 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.020% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 0.16% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 10
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£340 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £430 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £520 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £120 £330
% change year-on-year
+191.66% -63.63%
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
3078 3041 3615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.68% 12.07% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1887 1966 2138
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 96 170
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 August 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 +39 10 £345 -31.00% 2
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 24 (52.17%) Cisco
1 24 (52.17%) Firewall
2 23 (50.00%) Windows
3 22 (47.83%) LAN
4 21 (45.65%) WAN
5 18 (39.13%) CheckPoint
5 18 (39.13%) MPLS
6 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
6 17 (36.96%) MS Office
6 17 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (36.96%) Windows 7
7 16 (34.78%) Performance Management
7 16 (34.78%) NLBS
7 16 (34.78%) MS Exchange
7 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (34.78%) Blackberry
7 16 (34.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
7 16 (34.78%) Service Management
7 16 (34.78%) BIG-IP
8 15 (32.61%) ITIL
9 13 (28.26%) Finance
9 13 (28.26%) WSUS
10 12 (26.09%) Fat Client
10 12 (26.09%) Xen
10 12 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (26.09%) Hyper-V
10 12 (26.09%) VMware
10 12 (26.09%) Citrix
10 12 (26.09%) Thin Client

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 16 (34.78%) MS Exchange
1 16 (34.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (36.96%) MS Office
2 2 (4.35%) MS Project
2 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (52.17%) Firewall
2 22 (47.83%) LAN
3 21 (45.65%) WAN
4 18 (39.13%) MPLS
5 16 (34.78%) BIG-IP
6 9 (19.57%) SAN
7 6 (13.04%) LDAP
8 5 (10.87%) Wireless
8 5 (10.87%) BGP
8 5 (10.87%) ISDN
9 4 (8.70%) Ethernet
10 3 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (6.52%) VPN
10 3 (6.52%) OSPF
10 3 (6.52%) SDH
10 3 (6.52%) Broadband
10 3 (6.52%) Network Security
10 3 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (4.35%) HSRP
11 2 (4.35%) GGSN
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Maven
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Banking
2 8 (17.39%) Investment Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Analyst
2 10 (21.74%) Operations Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Developer
4 7 (15.22%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Team Leader
5 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.70%) Network Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Citrix Support
6 3 (6.52%) Data Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Business Data Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Operations Team Leader
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Network Design Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) FpML
2 6 (13.04%) Akka
2 6 (13.04%) Apache Camel
2 6 (13.04%) Drools
2 6 (13.04%) XML
2 6 (13.04%) JMS
2 6 (13.04%) JNDI
2 6 (13.04%) ActiveMQ
2 6 (13.04%) JRules
3 3 (6.52%) Spring
3 3 (6.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Blackberry
2 12 (26.09%) Fat Client
2 12 (26.09%) Thin Client
3 8 (17.39%) Reference Data
3 8 (17.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (17.39%) Derivative
4 2 (4.35%) Clustering
4 2 (4.35%) Statistics
4 2 (4.35%) SecurID
5 1 (2.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 23 (50.00%) Windows
2 17 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (36.96%) Windows 7
3 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (15.22%) Linux
5 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.35%) UNIX
6 2 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Performance Management
1 16 (34.78%) Service Management
2 15 (32.61%) ITIL
3 11 (23.91%) Problem Management
4 10 (21.74%) Project Management
5 9 (19.57%) Data Modelling
6 8 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (15.22%) ITSM
7 7 (15.22%) Business Continuity
7 7 (15.22%) Configuration Management
7 7 (15.22%) BCP
7 7 (15.22%) Business Continuity Planning
8 6 (13.04%) Business Transformation
8 6 (13.04%) Wealth Management
8 6 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (13.04%) Project Planning
9 5 (10.87%) Multithreading
10 4 (8.70%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) Java
2 6 (13.04%) Scala
2 6 (13.04%) Groovy
2 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) C++
3 1 (2.17%) PowerHouse
3 1 (2.17%) VB
3 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) CCIE
3 3 (6.52%) CCA
3 3 (6.52%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (4.35%) CCNP
5 1 (2.17%) CCNA
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.17%) CCSP
5 1 (2.17%) MCSE
5 1 (2.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (34.78%) NLBS
1 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 12 (26.09%) Xen
2 12 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (26.09%) Hyper-V
3 9 (19.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 9 (19.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (28.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) Cisco
2 18 (39.13%) CheckPoint
3 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
4 12 (26.09%) VMware
4 12 (26.09%) Citrix
5 6 (13.04%) Perforce
6 4 (8.70%) Juniper
7 3 (6.52%) Oracle
8 2 (4.35%) Proofpoint
8 2 (4.35%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.17%) Fortinet