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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 252 241 239
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing DSL 5 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.058% 0.19% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.91% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 2
Average daily rate £288 £285 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.87% +15.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £285 £200
% change year-on-year
+57.89% +42.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - -
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1736 1971 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.29% 20.82% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 946 628
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £193 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 115 120
Average hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey - 4 - - 2
Berkshire -9 1 £288 +0.87% 2
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (80.00%) Wireless
4 7 (70.00%) LAN
4 7 (70.00%) WAN
5 6 (60.00%) MPLS
5 6 (60.00%) Firewall
5 6 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (50.00%) F5
6 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (50.00%) IPsec
6 5 (50.00%) TACACS
6 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
6 5 (50.00%) SolarWinds
6 5 (50.00%) Ethernet
6 5 (50.00%) DNS
7 4 (40.00%) SSL
7 4 (40.00%) DHCP
7 4 (40.00%) ITIL
7 4 (40.00%) OSPF
7 4 (40.00%) BGP
7 4 (40.00%) DDNS
7 4 (40.00%) Juniper
7 4 (40.00%) CCNP
7 4 (40.00%) CCNA
7 4 (40.00%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (40.00%) Information Management
7 4 (40.00%) Network Design

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (80.00%) Wireless
2 7 (70.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) MPLS
4 5 (50.00%) DNS
4 5 (50.00%) Ethernet
4 5 (50.00%) IPsec
4 5 (50.00%) TACACS
4 5 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (40.00%) BGP
5 4 (40.00%) DDNS
5 4 (40.00%) DHCP
5 4 (40.00%) OSPF
5 4 (40.00%) SSL
6 3 (30.00%) Junos
6 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
7 2 (20.00%) 4G
7 2 (20.00%) FCoE
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (20.00%) e-Health
3 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (40.00%) Information Management
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Network Design
3 3 (30.00%) Change Control
3 3 (30.00%) Operations Management
4 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (20.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (20.00%) Web Filtering
5 1 (10.00%) B2B
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) Logistics
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) CCNA
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) CiscoWorks
1 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (20.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) F5
2 5 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 4 (40.00%) Juniper
4 3 (30.00%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (20.00%) CA
5 2 (20.00%) Forcepoint
5 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint