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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 253 263 244
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -19
Contract jobs citing DSL 9 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.074% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.39% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
Median daily rate £365 £230 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.69% -29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £230 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £230 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £164.00 -
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
1743 1803 1762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.53% 19.13% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 883 760
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 100
Median hourly rate £35.50 £30.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% +58.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.29 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing DSL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex - 4 £350 -
Surrey - 3 £380 -
Berkshire -3 1 £338 +46.73%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 South East region with a requirement for DSL.

1 14 (87.50%) Ethernet
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (87.50%) MPLS
2 13 (81.25%) WAN
2 13 (81.25%) LAN
3 12 (75.00%) Firewall
3 12 (75.00%) IPsec
3 12 (75.00%) Wireless
3 12 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (68.75%) Load Balancing
4 11 (68.75%) SolarWinds
4 11 (68.75%) SolarWinds Orion
4 11 (68.75%) Data Centre
4 11 (68.75%) Information Management
4 11 (68.75%) Management Information System
4 11 (68.75%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (68.75%) TACACS
4 11 (68.75%) DHCP
4 11 (68.75%) ITIL
4 11 (68.75%) OSPF
4 11 (68.75%) BGP
4 11 (68.75%) DDNS
4 11 (68.75%) DNS
4 11 (68.75%) SSL
5 9 (56.25%) Juniper
5 9 (56.25%) Network Design
5 9 (56.25%) Operations Management
5 9 (56.25%) Change Control
6 7 (43.75%) Junos

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Spark
1 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) Ethernet
1 14 (87.50%) MPLS
2 13 (81.25%) LAN
2 13 (81.25%) WAN
3 12 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (75.00%) Firewall
3 12 (75.00%) IPsec
3 12 (75.00%) Wireless
4 11 (68.75%) BGP
4 11 (68.75%) DDNS
4 11 (68.75%) DHCP
4 11 (68.75%) DNS
4 11 (68.75%) OSPF
4 11 (68.75%) SSL
4 11 (68.75%) TACACS
5 7 (43.75%) Junos
5 7 (43.75%) Unified Communications
5 7 (43.75%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (37.50%) 3G
6 6 (37.50%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) CouchDB
1 1 (6.25%) HBase
1 1 (6.25%) Neo4j
1 1 (6.25%) Parquet
1 1 (6.25%) Redis
General
1 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Apache Spark Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Big Data Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Cassandra Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) IP Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Scala Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Akka
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Avro
1 1 (6.25%) GraphX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Data Centre
1 11 (68.75%) Management Information System
2 6 (37.50%) PKI
3 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Information Management
1 11 (68.75%) ITIL
1 11 (68.75%) Load Balancing
2 9 (56.25%) Change Control
2 9 (56.25%) Network Design
2 9 (56.25%) Operations Management
3 6 (37.50%) WAN Optimisation
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Web Filtering
6 1 (6.25%) Analytics
6 1 (6.25%) Big Data Analytics
6 1 (6.25%) Data Analytics
6 1 (6.25%) Escalation Management
6 1 (6.25%) Line Management
6 1 (6.25%) Presales
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (6.25%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Scala
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNA
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) CCNP
6 1 (6.25%) BC Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (6.25%) CCDP
6 1 (6.25%) CCIE
6 1 (6.25%) CCIP
6 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) SLA
Systems Management
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco Prime
1 11 (68.75%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 11 (68.75%) SolarWinds
3 9 (56.25%) Juniper
4 7 (43.75%) Barracuda Networks
4 7 (43.75%) F5
5 6 (37.50%) Palo Alto
6 2 (12.50%) Forcepoint
7 1 (6.25%) EMC
7 1 (6.25%) Tandberg