The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 137 - 134
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing DSL 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.093% - 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% - 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £120 £256
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -53.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £38.75
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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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
463 436 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.41% 15.28% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 205 181
Average daily rate £340 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 40 32
Average hourly rate £21.50 £26.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.30% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) DVB
3 3 (60.00%) STB
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (40.00%) MCITP
4 2 (40.00%) IPTV
4 2 (40.00%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) Adobe
4 2 (40.00%) CCNA
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Internet
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) Ethernet

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DVB
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) STB
2 2 (40.00%) IPTV
3 1 (20.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (40.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Adobe
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco