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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 385 392 422
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +30
Contract jobs citing DSL 28 28 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.12% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 0.90% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 3
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£365 £345 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.79% -31.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £308 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £380 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £350 £120
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +191.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2968 3099 3032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.53% 12.94% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1922 1953 1961
Average daily rate £417 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 92 95
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.50 £13.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +9 10 £345 +1.54%
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 47 (73.44%) Cisco
2 45 (70.31%) CheckPoint
3 42 (65.63%) MPLS
4 41 (64.06%) Windows
5 37 (57.81%) Firewall
6 34 (53.13%) WAN
7 33 (51.56%) LAN
8 32 (50.00%) Active Directory
9 28 (43.75%) Microsoft
9 28 (43.75%) ITIL
9 28 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (43.75%) Performance Management
9 28 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (42.19%) Business Continuity Planning
10 27 (42.19%) BCP
10 27 (42.19%) MS Exchange
10 27 (42.19%) Business Continuity
11 26 (40.63%) BIG-IP
11 26 (40.63%) Service Management
11 26 (40.63%) Blackberry
11 26 (40.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 26 (40.63%) NLBS
11 26 (40.63%) Windows 7
12 25 (39.06%) WSUS
12 25 (39.06%) MS Office
13 24 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
13 24 (37.50%) Problem Management
14 22 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
14 22 (34.38%) VMware
15 19 (29.69%) ITSM

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 27 (42.19%) MS Exchange
2 26 (40.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 25 (39.06%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 42 (65.63%) MPLS
2 37 (57.81%) Firewall
3 34 (53.13%) WAN
4 33 (51.56%) LAN
5 26 (40.63%) BIG-IP
6 14 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (21.88%) Wireless
6 14 (21.88%) OSPF
6 14 (21.88%) BGP
6 14 (21.88%) DNS
7 13 (20.31%) DHCP
8 10 (15.63%) VPN
9 9 (14.06%) VRRP
9 9 (14.06%) EIGRP
9 9 (14.06%) HSRP
10 5 (7.81%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (7.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (7.81%) TACACS
10 5 (7.81%) IPsec
10 5 (7.81%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.13%) SonarQube
2 2 (3.13%) JIRA
2 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.13%) JBehave
2 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
1 6 (9.38%) Banking
1 6 (9.38%) Investment Banking
2 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Analyst
2 14 (21.88%) Operations Analyst
2 14 (21.88%) Network Engineer
3 12 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (12.50%) Security Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Security Manager
8 4 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) IT Security Manager
8 4 (6.25%) Business Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Report Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (3.13%) ScrumMaster
10 2 (3.13%) Citrix Engineer
10 2 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (3.13%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) Middleware
3 2 (3.13%) FpML
4 1 (1.56%) WCF
4 1 (1.56%) WPF
4 1 (1.56%) HTML5
4 1 (1.56%) COM
4 1 (1.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (40.63%) Blackberry
2 12 (18.75%) Thin Client
2 12 (18.75%) Fat Client
3 7 (10.94%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.81%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (7.81%) PKI
5 4 (6.25%) Reference Data
6 2 (3.13%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.13%) Derivative
6 2 (3.13%) NHS
6 2 (3.13%) CMDB
6 2 (3.13%) Handset
7 1 (1.56%) ASIC
7 1 (1.56%) DTCC
7 1 (1.56%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 41 (64.06%) Windows
2 28 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 28 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (40.63%) Windows 7
4 7 (10.94%) Linux
5 6 (9.38%) UNIX
6 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.75%) ITIL
1 28 (43.75%) Performance Management
2 27 (42.19%) BCP
2 27 (42.19%) Business Continuity
2 27 (42.19%) Business Continuity Planning
3 26 (40.63%) Service Management
4 24 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 24 (37.50%) Problem Management
5 19 (29.69%) ITSM
6 7 (10.94%) Information Security
6 7 (10.94%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
8 5 (7.81%) Data Modelling
8 5 (7.81%) Network Management
8 5 (7.81%) ITIL V2
8 5 (7.81%) Cyber Security
9 4 (6.25%) Malware Detection\Protection
9 4 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) VBA
1 2 (3.13%) Scala
2 1 (1.56%) Ruby
2 1 (1.56%) C#
2 1 (1.56%) Java
2 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.81%) Check Point Certification
2 5 (7.81%) CCSA
2 5 (7.81%) CCSE
3 4 (6.25%) CCNA
4 3 (4.69%) CCNP
5 2 (3.13%) Degree
6 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
1 2 (3.13%) EMIR
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.56%) MiFID
System Software
1 32 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (40.63%) NLBS
3 22 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 12 (18.75%) Xen
5 6 (9.38%) XenApp
6 5 (7.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (7.81%) Snort
6 5 (7.81%) Squid
7 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (39.06%) WSUS
2 9 (14.06%) OpenView
2 9 (14.06%) CiscoWorks
2 9 (14.06%) AirWatch
3 5 (7.81%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (73.44%) Cisco
2 45 (70.31%) CheckPoint
3 28 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 22 (34.38%) VMware
5 14 (21.88%) Citrix
5 14 (21.88%) SolarWinds
6 12 (18.75%) Websense
7 10 (15.63%) HP
8 9 (14.06%) Nokia
8 9 (14.06%) Aruba
9 8 (12.50%) F5
10 6 (9.38%) Juniper
11 5 (7.81%) Nortel
11 5 (7.81%) Blue Coat
11 5 (7.81%) Polycom
11 5 (7.81%) TippingPoint
11 5 (7.81%) McAfee
12 2 (3.13%) Oracle
13 1 (1.56%) NetApp
13 1 (1.56%) Riverbed