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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 252 237 229
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs citing DSL 17 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.064% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 0.35% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
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£295 £288 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% -36.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £164.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1071.42% -6.66%
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
2036 1721 1603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.46% 18.42% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 752 667
Average daily rate £361 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 109 169
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 May 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
Berkshire +4 14 £295 +2.60%
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 25 (73.53%) Telecoms
2 24 (70.59%) MPLS
3 23 (67.65%) SDH
4 22 (64.71%) Wireless
5 21 (61.76%) Wi-Fi
6 17 (50.00%) WiMAX
6 17 (50.00%) Network Planning
6 17 (50.00%) HSPA
6 17 (50.00%) GPON
6 17 (50.00%) CDMA2000
6 17 (50.00%) UMTS
6 17 (50.00%) GPRS
6 17 (50.00%) GSM
7 16 (47.06%) Ericsson
8 15 (44.12%) Radio Access Network
8 15 (44.12%) LTE
9 14 (41.18%) 4G
10 13 (38.24%) VoLTE
10 13 (38.24%) C
10 13 (38.24%) Cisco
11 12 (35.29%) LAN
11 12 (35.29%) Huawei
12 9 (26.47%) BGP
12 9 (26.47%) CCNP
12 9 (26.47%) CCNA
12 9 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (26.47%) WAN
12 9 (26.47%) VPN
13 8 (23.53%) ADSL
14 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (8.82%) Amazon S3
1 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.82%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (8.82%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (8.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 3 (8.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 24 (70.59%) MPLS
2 23 (67.65%) SDH
3 22 (64.71%) Wireless
4 21 (61.76%) Wi-Fi
5 17 (50.00%) WiMAX
5 17 (50.00%) HSPA
5 17 (50.00%) GPON
5 17 (50.00%) CDMA2000
5 17 (50.00%) UMTS
5 17 (50.00%) GPRS
5 17 (50.00%) GSM
6 15 (44.12%) Radio Access Network
6 15 (44.12%) LTE
7 14 (41.18%) 4G
8 13 (38.24%) VoLTE
9 12 (35.29%) LAN
10 9 (26.47%) BGP
10 9 (26.47%) WAN
10 9 (26.47%) VPN
11 8 (23.53%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) RSpec
2 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (73.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) IP Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) IP Network Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Developer
3 3 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Ericsson Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Project Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Network Support
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Tester
5 1 (2.94%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) e-Health
2 2 (5.88%) Statistics
2 2 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) CentOS
2 2 (5.88%) UNIX
2 2 (5.88%) Solaris
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Network Planning
2 7 (20.59%) Migration
3 3 (8.82%) Scrum
3 3 (8.82%) DevOps
4 2 (5.88%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.94%) ITIL
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.94%) Project Management
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.94%) eTOM
5 1 (2.94%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) C
2 3 (8.82%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) Ruby
2 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) CCNP
1 9 (26.47%) CCNA
1 9 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) BC Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) PMP
3 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.94%) CCIP
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) CA Spectrum
1 3 (8.82%) Puppet
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Ericsson
2 13 (38.24%) Cisco
3 12 (35.29%) Huawei
4 3 (8.82%) Juniper
4 3 (8.82%) CA
4 3 (8.82%) Actix
5 2 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.94%) Nortel
6 1 (2.94%) BT
6 1 (2.94%) ION Trading
6 1 (2.94%) F5