The table below looks at the statistics for DSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 261 247 227
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -20
Contract jobs citing DSL 16 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.065% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 0.33% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
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£260 £281 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% +134.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £350 £120
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +191.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1821 1846 1612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.11% 19.87% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 877 740
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 98 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.70% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

DSL
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

DSL Daily Rate Trend in the South East

DSL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

DSL Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

DSL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
Buckinghamshire - 8 - -
Hampshire +4 3 £210 -1.10%
Berkshire -7 3 £310 -11.42% 2
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 14 (60.87%) LAN
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
1 14 (60.87%) CCNP
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (60.87%) Wireless
2 12 (52.17%) WAN
3 10 (43.48%) SNMP
3 10 (43.48%) VPN
3 10 (43.48%) MPLS
3 10 (43.48%) Telecoms
4 9 (39.13%) e-Health
4 9 (39.13%) CA
4 9 (39.13%) CCNA
4 9 (39.13%) WLAN
4 9 (39.13%) SDH
4 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (39.13%) CA Spectrum
4 9 (39.13%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (39.13%) Structured Cabling
5 8 (34.78%) IPsec
5 8 (34.78%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (26.09%) Firewall
6 6 (26.09%) BGP
6 6 (26.09%) Juniper
6 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
6 6 (26.09%) F5
7 5 (21.74%) CSS
7 5 (21.74%) Migration
8 4 (17.39%) Megaco
8 4 (17.39%) OSPF

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) LAN
1 14 (60.87%) Wireless
2 12 (52.17%) WAN
3 10 (43.48%) SNMP
3 10 (43.48%) VPN
3 10 (43.48%) MPLS
4 9 (39.13%) WLAN
4 9 (39.13%) SDH
4 9 (39.13%) Structured Cabling
5 8 (34.78%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (34.78%) IPsec
6 6 (26.09%) Firewall
6 6 (26.09%) BGP
7 4 (17.39%) Megaco
7 4 (17.39%) OSPF
7 4 (17.39%) 4G
8 3 (13.04%) GPON
8 3 (13.04%) HSPA
8 3 (13.04%) EIGRP
8 3 (13.04%) WiMAX
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (43.48%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Network Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) IP Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Network Support
4 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) e-Health
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) UNIX
1 2 (8.70%) Solaris
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Network Planning
3 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
3 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) CCNP
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (39.13%) CCNA
3 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) BC Cleared
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) CA Spectrum
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.35%) Iperf
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) CA
3 6 (26.09%) Juniper
3 6 (26.09%) F5
4 4 (17.39%) EMC
4 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
5 3 (13.04%) Ericsson
5 3 (13.04%) Huawei
6 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.35%) ION Trading
6 1 (4.35%) HP