The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 236 231 246
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing DSL 9 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.098% 0.059% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.32% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.50
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1729 1578 2026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.80% 18.55% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 695 577
Average daily rate £335 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 132 181
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
DSL
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DSL across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

DSL Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 2014. 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
Berkshire +9 5 £350 - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) WAN
2 10 (62.50%) MPLS
3 9 (56.25%) xDSL
4 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (50.00%) Migration
4 8 (50.00%) LAN
5 7 (43.75%) Ethernet
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (37.50%) OSPF
6 6 (37.50%) BGP
6 6 (37.50%) VPN
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 6 (37.50%) CCNA
6 6 (37.50%) ITIL
6 6 (37.50%) Firewall
7 5 (31.25%) MS Office
7 5 (31.25%) CCNP
7 5 (31.25%) Internet
8 4 (25.00%) SAN
8 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (25.00%) Thin Client
8 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
8 4 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (25.00%) CCIP
8 4 (25.00%) Citrix
8 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (25.00%) Windows
8 4 (25.00%) SDH

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) WAN
1 10 (62.50%) MPLS
2 9 (56.25%) xDSL
3 8 (50.00%) LAN
4 7 (43.75%) Ethernet
5 6 (37.50%) VPN
5 6 (37.50%) OSPF
5 6 (37.50%) BGP
5 6 (37.50%) Firewall
6 5 (31.25%) Internet
7 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (25.00%) SAN
7 4 (25.00%) SDH
7 4 (25.00%) ADSL
7 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
8 3 (18.75%) NAS
8 3 (18.75%) Frame Relay
8 3 (18.75%) IPsec
8 3 (18.75%) EIGRP
8 3 (18.75%) ATM
General
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 3 (18.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Manager
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Asset Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (18.75%) EqualLogic
3 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
1 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Migration
2 6 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) ITSM
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.25%) Network Management
5 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Perl
1 1 (6.25%) Python
1 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNA
3 5 (31.25%) CCNP
4 4 (25.00%) CCIP
4 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) BC Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (6.25%) MCSE
6 1 (6.25%) MCSA
6 1 (6.25%) CCIE
6 1 (6.25%) CCDP
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (25.00%) Xen
1 4 (25.00%) NLBS
2 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) WSUS
2 3 (18.75%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (18.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Symantec
4 3 (18.75%) Remedy
4 3 (18.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (18.75%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (6.25%) Juniper
6 1 (6.25%) Genesys
6 1 (6.25%) Cramer
6 1 (6.25%) Mitel
6 1 (6.25%) Tandberg
6 1 (6.25%) Veeam
6 1 (6.25%) F5