The first table below looks at the demand for ADSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ADSL over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Assymetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
Rank 129 127 134
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing ADSL 2 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.066% 0.074% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.51% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £210 £325
% change year-on-year
+54.76% -35.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £8.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.13 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-44.37% -9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
390 391 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.94% 14.43% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 180 193
Average daily rate £300 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 43 58
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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ADSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

ADSL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ADSL
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

ADSL Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ADSL
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ADSL across the North West region.

ADSL Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

ADSL
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ADSL within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Cheshire +1 1 £300 - 1
Lancashire - 1 - - 2
Merseyside - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
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England

ADSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ADSL 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 ADSL.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) MPLS
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (33.33%) ProCurve
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (33.33%) Information Security
5 2 (33.33%) PSTN
5 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
5 2 (33.33%) SNMP
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP

ADSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ADSL 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 ADSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) MPLS
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (33.33%) SNMP
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) PSTN
4 2 (33.33%) ISDN
4 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (16.67%) NAS
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) Broadband
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) IT Support
1 2 (33.33%) Senior IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Support
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security
1 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) ISA Server
2 2 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) ARCserve
1 2 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) CA
3 2 (33.33%) McAfee
3 2 (33.33%) ProCurve
4 1 (16.67%) F5
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Symantec