The table below looks at the statistics for DSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 71 85 95
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +10
Contract jobs citing DSL 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.44% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.98% 0.81% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £120 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -55.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £120 £225
% change year-on-year
+95.83% -46.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £43.00
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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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
202 248 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.22% 22.44% 42.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 87 129
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -32.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £23.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.00 £35.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

DSL
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

DSL Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

DSL Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) Service Management
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) ADSL
4 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) DHCP
4 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (42.86%) MPLS
4 3 (42.86%) BGP
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
5 2 (28.57%) IPsec
5 2 (28.57%) L2TP
5 2 (28.57%) OSPF
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (28.57%) PPP
5 2 (28.57%) UNIX
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) CCNP
5 2 (28.57%) Office 365

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) MPLS
2 3 (42.86%) ADSL
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
2 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) BGP
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) L2TP
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) IPsec
3 2 (28.57%) xDSL
3 2 (28.57%) PPP
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF
4 1 (14.29%) SNMP
4 1 (14.29%) X.21
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Software Manager
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) Software Asset Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Statistics
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
4 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Network Management
5 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (14.29%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) F5