The table below looks at the statistics for DSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 21 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 88 79 83
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing DSL 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.14% 0.090% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 0.65% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £150 £160
% change year-on-year
+56.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £21.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
164 154 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.32% 13.92% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 70 91
Average daily rate £360 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £152 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £513 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 11
Average hourly rate £13.25 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.11% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DSL across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

DSL
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DSL across the Manchester region.

DSL Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

DSL
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) DVB
1 2 (100.00%) STB
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (100.00%) IPTV
1 2 (100.00%) Embedded Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DVB
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) STB
1 2 (100.00%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Embedded Linux
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft