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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 379 389 356
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -33
Contract jobs citing DSL 21 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.097% 0.071% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 0.61% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 13
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£340 £385 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.68% +30.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £250 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £615 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £341 £288
% change year-on-year
-15.01% +18.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- -40.42%
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
2885 2636 2773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.37% 11.64% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1856 1701 1718
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 91 127
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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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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 +21 4 £320 -46.63% 2
Greenwich - - - -
Bromley - - - -
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 26 (66.67%) LAN
1 26 (66.67%) Cisco
2 25 (64.10%) MPLS
2 25 (64.10%) WAN
3 17 (43.59%) Firewall
4 15 (38.46%) BGP
5 14 (35.90%) Ethernet
6 13 (33.33%) OSPF
6 13 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 12 (30.77%) VPN
7 12 (30.77%) Windows
7 12 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
8 11 (28.21%) Telecoms
9 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
9 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (23.08%) Performance Management
10 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
10 9 (23.08%) Blackberry
10 9 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
10 9 (23.08%) VoIP
10 9 (23.08%) MS Office
10 9 (23.08%) VMware
11 8 (20.51%) BIG-IP
11 8 (20.51%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (20.51%) ITSM
11 8 (20.51%) Service Management
11 8 (20.51%) ITIL

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 9 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 26 (66.67%) LAN
2 25 (64.10%) WAN
2 25 (64.10%) MPLS
3 17 (43.59%) Firewall
4 15 (38.46%) BGP
5 14 (35.90%) Ethernet
6 13 (33.33%) OSPF
7 12 (30.77%) VPN
8 9 (23.08%) VoIP
9 8 (20.51%) BIG-IP
10 7 (17.95%) IP Telephony
10 7 (17.95%) IPsec
11 6 (15.38%) Internet
11 6 (15.38%) SAN
11 6 (15.38%) VPLS
11 6 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (15.38%) xDSL
11 6 (15.38%) Unified Communications
12 5 (12.82%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) MySQL
1 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.56%) Big Data
General
1 11 (28.21%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.56%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Architect
3 7 (17.95%) Operations Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (12.82%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Citrix Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Technical Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Senior Project Manager
9 1 (2.56%) Technical Support Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) HTML
1 2 (5.13%) XML
1 2 (5.13%) RESTful
2 1 (2.56%) Spring
2 1 (2.56%) Drools
2 1 (2.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (23.08%) Blackberry
3 6 (15.38%) Thin Client
3 6 (15.38%) Fat Client
4 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.13%) Video on Demand
5 2 (5.13%) MPEG
5 2 (5.13%) IPTV
5 2 (5.13%) DTV
5 2 (5.13%) Handset
5 2 (5.13%) Streaming Video
6 1 (2.56%) Clustering
6 1 (2.56%) Derivative
6 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.56%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (2.56%) UNIX
5 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Performance Management
2 8 (20.51%) Technical Architecture
2 8 (20.51%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) Service Management
2 8 (20.51%) ITSM
3 7 (17.95%) Business Continuity
3 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
3 7 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (17.95%) BCP
3 7 (17.95%) Problem Management
3 7 (17.95%) Business Continuity Planning
4 6 (15.38%) Project Management
5 5 (12.82%) Network Management
6 4 (10.26%) Time Management
6 4 (10.26%) Migration
7 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.13%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling
8 2 (5.13%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) Java
1 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.56%) Perl
2 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) CCNP
1 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.95%) CCIE
2 7 (17.95%) CCNA
3 6 (15.38%) CCDP
3 6 (15.38%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.51%) NLBS
2 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 6 (15.38%) Xen
4 5 (12.82%) XenApp
5 4 (10.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) WSUS
2 5 (12.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.56%) Ionix
Vendors
1 26 (66.67%) Cisco
2 13 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
4 9 (23.08%) VMware
5 8 (20.51%) Juniper
6 7 (17.95%) Citrix
7 6 (15.38%) Tandberg
8 5 (12.82%) TippingPoint
8 5 (12.82%) SolarWinds
8 5 (12.82%) F5
8 5 (12.82%) Polycom
8 5 (12.82%) Nokia
8 5 (12.82%) McAfee
8 5 (12.82%) Blue Coat
8 5 (12.82%) Nortel
9 3 (7.69%) Oracle
10 2 (5.13%) Genesys
10 2 (5.13%) Huawei
10 2 (5.13%) Mitel
11 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
London
Connectus
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £170.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago