The first table below looks at the demand for DSL 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 DSL over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 132 - 141
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing DSL 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.067% - 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% - 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.50
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
384 372 536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.96% 14.17% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 173 194
Average daily rate £300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 42 58
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +43.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.17 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
DSL
England

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

DSL
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

DSL Daily Rate Trend in the North West

DSL
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

DSL Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

DSL
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 DSL within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Manchester - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Time Management
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (66.67%) IP Telephony
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Statistics
3 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) IP Telephony
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Software Asset Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (66.67%) MCITP
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco