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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank - - 138
Contract jobs citing DSL 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £295 £359
% change year-on-year
+13.55% -17.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £164.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +1071.42%
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
597 509 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.76% 13.03% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 237 180
Median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 51 33
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% -40.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £51.67 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing DSL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for DSL.

1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) Broadband
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) HSRP
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Escalation Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Broadband
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) HSRP
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Escalation Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto